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Offline EV607797

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Looking for a used laptop
« on: October 03, 2016, 10:33:58 PM »
I'm looking for a laptop for my elderly mother.  Large display is preferred, WiFi and a simple OS, like Windows XP or 7 is preferred. It needs to have a decent amount of memory for today's needs, but no need for a CD/DVD drive.  I can't use an Apple since I will have to support this remotely and I don't know anything about Apple.  We tried buying her a Chrome book, but that's not working out.  It's only meant for web surfing and she needs to be able to use resident programs and print.

Bonuses:  MS Office and completely cleaned.

Marc, I saw your post today about your laptop for sale, but I can't spend nearly that much money for something that is much more than she will ever need.  I'm hoping to spend about $250.00 max if that is feasible. 

Does anyone have something for sale or know of a good resource for this?
Ed Vaughn

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Offline MacGyver

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Re: Looking for a used laptop
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 09:30:02 PM »
Ed, I don't buy many used laptops, but in years past I have had very good luck with these guys:

Here's their Ebay store if you prefer Ebay:

Here's their Ebay feedback and reputation page:

Here is their main site:

I dealt with Matt, and have always been treated well though like I said it's been years.  I can't promise they'll treat you right I can just attest to the fact that I've gotten good deals in the past on Thinkpads. 
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Offline tonyburkhart

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Re: Looking for a used laptop
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2016, 09:50:28 PM »
Any reason a used iPad wouldn't work?
Tony Burkhart
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