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opinion needed....

by jkamemories / January 20, 2006 6:43 PM PST

Can someone take a look at HSN.com and tell me what you think of the special for the Gateway laptop they have right now....the item #588 933 for my first laptop? I know I will need a router. Also, it looks like I will need the battery too....HELP HELP HElP since I am new to laptops I could really use the help. I will be using it a lot for traveling, emails, and some business. Thanks for help!

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HELP....NEED YOUR INPUT ABOUT LAPTOP ON HSN.....
by jkamemories / January 20, 2006 11:05 PM PST
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SEE MY PREVIOUS MESSAGE. SINCE I HAVE NEVER USED A LAPTOP BEFORE OR KNOW MUCH ABOUT THEM IN COMPARISON TO DESKTOPS I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT SOME OF YOU THOUGHT OF THIS ONE ON HSN. HSN.COM ITEM #588933. IT IS ON SPECIAL TODAY AND I NEED SOME HELP BY THOSE OF YOU WHO USE AND KNOW ABOUT LAPTOPS.

THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH! jka

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The price is OK, but it's still a ripoff...
by John.Wilkinson / January 21, 2006 1:42 AM PST
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This is just another case of a business fooling the consumer into thinking he/she is getting a great deal. According to the Home Shopping Network, the normal price for that computer is $1,989.92, that they normally discount that to $1,399.90, and for today they're dropping it to an incredible $1,199.90.

While that's a reasonable price for a pretty good laptop, you'd be getting ripped off. Why? Well, Best Buy has the Gateway Platinum Edition Notebook that is exactly the same spec-for-spec, but has a 100GB hard drive (compared to the 80GB the HSN model) for $1,199.99. Thus, if you go to Best Buy right now you can get that exact laptop with a bigger hard drive, have it in your hands in a matter of minutes, not days, and not have to pay shipping charges!

Now, if you wait and watch the weekly circulars for a week or two, you might find an even better deal. If you don't, or don't want to wait, the Best Buy model isn't going anywhere...that's their regular retail price, not a 'sale' price.

Hope this helps,
John

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thanks
by jkamemories / January 21, 2006 2:43 AM PST

thanks for the reply. That did help me a lot!! Like I said I am new to this and was unsure what to do. I am still wondering if the computer at HSN comes with a lith. battery. I think I will check out Best Buy!!

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