second hand laptop for sale

@Cheiyen (317)
February 8, 2010 9:11am CST
your friend owns a five-year-old toshiba laptop with a defective adaptor. but he sells it really cheap for ONLY USD 25. the keyboard is a little bit weird like the locations of A and S are interchaged and the button for down cursor is missing. the laptop itself is a bit big and heavy to carry but the price is really cheap. would you buy it or not? why?
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@dolphin2406 (1227)
• Poland
8 Feb 10
Well even if it is old, I would buy it just the same for that cheap price. I would keep it there just for storing files on it or doing something that I would take off my full time laptop. If you want a laptop for use as main pc then I would not recommend it.
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@kar295rocks (2119)
• India
8 Feb 10
Well, I will never buy it even if your friend is going to give it for free! Ha ha! I would never want to buy such a leaky laptop ! It is just awful! Gee! I really do not understand how your friend handled that before selling! 5 YEAR OLD LAPTOP FOR $25 - SALE - ONE TIME PRICE!! You make me laugh!
@pierone (1895)
• Italy
8 Feb 10
Ohhh, seems a great occasion to have a new "quite free" server. Just install linux on it and that $25 computer will became a file server, a firewall, a mail server, or whatever you need ;) Anyway I guess the most important thing should be knows what CPU it have, how much memory, what kind of hard disk, dvd reader or writer.... Knowing these things you can better decide for what you can use that computer ;)
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@underdogy (700)
• Thailand
8 Feb 10
Not a chance my friend. True, the price is really a great bargain but its maintenance? My oh my, it's like you bought it new. You will be spending for its repair (faeries forbid LOL) more than the total amount you paid. Apart from that, there are couple of laptops out there which you can get brand new and cheap (not that cheap to Toshiba though). In short my answer is NO...
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@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
8 Feb 10
Cheiyen, First of all, I am a firm believer that there's no such thing as a free lunch and you should look beyond the price tag. Honestly, the price is really TOO good for the asking and as you have disclosed there are some faults you just cannot ignore. A defective adapter can be easily replaced but that faulty keyboard is something you really need to be concern. It begs to be replaced as I mean let's face it, the problem is not simply confined to just the 2 keys and it is a telling that things might get worse overtime. From experience, a faulty keyboard will affect the booting up of the laptop eventually and by then, you will still need to replace it. Considering that this model has been around for sometime, there's a chance you might not be able to find a replacement, too. I hope that you will reconsider and decide against buying it. Take care and have a nice day.