Having a laptop is a necessity. The combination of convenience and technology have made laptops very popular among business people, stay-at-home mom’s, children, college students, small business owners and anyone who enjoys computers. They are portable and fun to use. With the explosion of the world wide web, people are using laptops to shop, pay bills, write books, listen to music and more. With that being known, getting one does not need to cost and arm and a leg. There are bargains out there. Below are some ways to get a laptop dirt cheap.
Shop around for sales
This is the most obvious way to find deals on laptops. Sales are often found around Thanksgiving, Christmas and Memorial weekend. If you go to places like Comp USA or Cosco, laptops can be found for $299 and up. You would be surprised at how cheap some laptops are. Taking a quick look around will increase your chances of finding bargains.
Ask a friend if they have a laptop they are not using.
You never know who has an extra laptop sitting around. The other day I found out one my friends had two Sony laptops. He actually gave them away for free. Nothing was wrong with them, he was just upgrading. I missed the opportunity because I was not in connection with him at that time, but if I had taken the time, he would have given one of the laptops to me. Imagine getting a laptop that is worth more than $300 for free. That would be great.
Go on Craigslist and E-bay
Craigslist is a wonderful place to find countless bargains. Craigslist is an online marketplace for jobs, employers, merchandise and more. Put it this way Craigslist is the place to be if you want to find things for less. You can even find “free” things on the list. Some laptop’s are only $200. I bought a computer from Craigslist for only $100. It included the printer, speakers, keyboard and scanner. It was a good deal.
E-bay is also a good place to shop for laptops. Some people are willing to part with their used laptops for as little as $100. In a time like this, some people will part for less than that. That is the great thing about some online communities. You come in contact with all types of people who will sometimes take part in offering someone a deal because they truly want to help someone.
Attend a Yard Sale
Some yard sales offer people the opportunity to buy items for cheap. Some people have to move in a hurry and will take a small amount of money for a laptop just to get it off their hands.
If you want to attain a laptop for cheap, look around and ask around. In time you will surely find the deal you are looking for.