Get a deal on a laptop
If you are not actively scouting for laptop computer sales as part of your shopping process, you are making an almost fatal mistake that will cost you money that you could easily save.
A visitor once asked me via email how she could track down laptop computer sales and if there was a time saving way to go on about this. After a few thoughts, I simply put myself in her shoes and what you are going to read below is what I would do if I wanted to shop for a very well priced (read: low) but quality laptop.
First of all, you need to know that at any given time, there is some sort of sales on laptops going on. The reason behind them is to get shoppers to buy now instead of later (which usually is never). With that said, most sales you'll hear about are nothing but marketing ploys that retailers use to get your money before their competitor does with promises of lower prices.
My favorite time to hunt down laptop computer sales is during special times of the year. For instance: back to school, holidays such as Christmas and the ultimate of all, when new laptop models are made available on the market. An example I can share with you is the introduction of G5 desktops from Apple. All the retailers started holding sales to get rid of the now "older" G4 models to make room for the G5.
One thing you need to make sure of is that nothing should be wrong with the notebook that you buy during these sales. Remember to ask about the warranty and other terms and conditions. The reason I recommend this is because most retailers will not reimburse your money if something goes wrong because they whip you with that killer phrase;"You know, the item was already on sale. Sorry, we can't give you a refund!". Believe me, I speak from experience here.
If something is wrong with the unit that you get from laptop computer sales but does not affect the performance of the notebook, make sure that the company you deal with knows about it. Better yet, have them right it down on your receipt. I purchased a digital camera from a well-known retailer and got it for cheap because it was a return. Now, it had a major dent but I knew it did not affect the performance.
When I returned it 2 days later to get a smaller one that could fit in my pocket, I was rejected because they said that I had damaged the unit! Of course, they had me. It was their word against mine. But I learned from this and hopefully you'll avoid falling in that trap too.
Where to spot laptop computer salesWell, it's not really that hard to find laptop computer sales online. All you need is to go to various retailers' sites and read about their featured offers. Of course, it can be quite a time consuming task but the long exercise can save you up to $ 500. I don't know about you but I would be a very happy person with $ 500 in my pocket!
To help you out, here's a partial list of the places I check daily for sales on laptops and other electronics products. Happy shopping!
Online Stores with Great Laptop Deals
- Amazon.com: laptops ratings, reviews and money saving offers