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#121 len_mullen  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 24, 2010 - 8:04 pm

do you only want to buy online? do you have to buy by friday?

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Posted Nov 25, 2010 - 7:19 am

if anyone wants a really high end laptop, I was able to talk to and bargain with a Dell Sales Rep over the phone about black friday and sales, I was able to get a $2000 Alienware laptop for $1200, which in my opinion is a good deal!

#123 len_mullen  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 25, 2010 - 7:26 am

This looks like a much better laptop for the money...

Acer Aspire AS5742-7653 Notebook

Edited by len_mullen, Nov 25, 2010 - 7:35 am.
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Posted Nov 25, 2010 - 8:08 am

Len thanks for trying to help me...yes, want to buy online. No don't have to buy by Friday. Just didn't want to miss out if there was something on BF. Have to shop at Wal-Mart or HP so that I can use my Bill Me Later account and get no interest for 6 months.

#125 len_mullen  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 25, 2010 - 8:35 am

So, HP.com or Walmart. I didn't see anything exciting, but I'll keep my eyes open and post more information here.

When you think about laptops, think compromise. The bigger the disk, the more memory, the brighter the screen, and the faster the CPU, the shorter the battery life. For multicore to be beneficial, you have to run multicore applications and a multicore OS (pretty common these days). What is your target for battery life?

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Posted Nov 25, 2010 - 1:38 pm

I was hoping for a good deal on an HP Envy 14.... Doesn't look like it is going to happen. No really high end stuff available...

#127 len_mullen  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 25, 2010 - 4:29 pm

that's a $1k computer. very nice, but kind of expensive. what is your budget?

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Posted Nov 25, 2010 - 7:37 pm

Do notebooks have DVD/CD drives? Thanks for your help!

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Posted Nov 25, 2010 - 8:27 pm

OK...finally had a chance to sit down and go through the stores that I can use Bill Me Later on and I had missed Office Max. Didnt someone mention that Office Max had a good deal on a laptop?

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Posted Nov 25, 2010 - 8:35 pm

Netbooks normally do not have cd/dvd drives. They are basically typewrites/internet devices, that can do some more applications.
A computer can only be as smart as the person running it. :crash:

#131 len_mullen  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 25, 2010 - 11:35 pm

OK...finally had a chance to sit down and go through the stores that I can use Bill Me Later on and I had missed Office Max. Didnt someone mention that Office Max had a good deal on a laptop?


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#132 jdragr  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 25, 2010 - 11:41 pm

When I tried to add it to my cart it said it was discontinued.

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Posted Nov 26, 2010 - 7:54 am

When I tried to add it to my cart it said it was discontinued.


Likewise, I was checking that laptop all day yesterday and into the evening to see if it would become active at midnight or early this morning but no dice. I'm guessing since it wasn't on the list of online deals it is an in-store only sale.

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Posted Nov 26, 2010 - 8:10 am

Likewise, I was checking that laptop all day yesterday and into the evening to see if it would become active at midnight or early this morning but no dice. I'm guessing since it wasn't on the list of online deals it is an in-store only sale.


This is kind of a crazy story. My fiance and I waited at office depot since midnight for the hp dm4 i5 laptop. We were second and third in line, we both wanted one. When they came out and handed out the vouchers they only had 2 dm4's. Well the one person that was in front of us wanted the same laptop!!!! So we settled for one dm4 and one i3 toshiba. We got back home around 7am and I jumped on the laptop immediately cause I heard office depot was going to their black Friday ads at 7am online. After multiple failed attempts at trying to add the laptop to my cart until 7:15 this morning I was going to call it quits. On my final attempt it DID allow me to add it to my cart!!! I thought it was a dream!! Not sure if I'm getting a rebate as the price
Online was $599, not $549 with a $50 rebate. Nonetheless my staying awake paid off and we got the laptops we both wanted!!!

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Posted Nov 26, 2010 - 1:17 pm

This is kind of a crazy story. My fiance and I waited at office depot since midnight for the hp dm4 i5 laptop. We were second and third in line, we both wanted one. When they came out and handed out the vouchers they only had 2 dm4's. Well the one person that was in front of us wanted the same laptop!!!! So we settled for one dm4 and one i3 toshiba. We got back home around 7am and I jumped on the laptop immediately cause I heard office depot was going to their black Friday ads at 7am online. After multiple failed attempts at trying to add the laptop to my cart until 7:15 this morning I was going to call it quits. On my final attempt it DID allow me to add it to my cart!!! I thought it was a dream!! Not sure if I'm getting a rebate as the price
Online was $599, not $549 with a $50 rebate. Nonetheless my staying awake paid off and we got the laptops we both wanted!!!



If the one you ordered was an HP and the number ends in US, go back the the webpage. There's a really small text link that says something like " mail in offer" Click it and it brings up the rebate form. It's for any HP laptop that ends in US.

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Posted Nov 26, 2010 - 1:20 pm

If the one you ordered was an HP and the number ends in US, go back the the webpage. There's a really small text link that says something like " mail in offer" Click it and it brings up the rebate form. It's for any HP laptop that ends in US.


thank you very much!!

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Posted Nov 26, 2010 - 7:34 pm

Still didn't buy any laptops...will there be more sales?

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Posted Nov 27, 2010 - 6:36 am

I was hoping for a good deal on an HP Envy 14.... Doesn't look like it is going to happen.

No really high end stuff available...


that's a $1k computer. very nice, but kind of expensive. what is your budget?


I don't really have a budget. I can pay retail for it...

I just refuse to.... I live my life by the GottaDeal.com tagline... "Why Pay Retail?"

Especially since there was a deal for them for around $850 with the extra slice battery a few weeks ago. I'm still kicking myself for missing that one.




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