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Topic # 60915 5-May-2010 18:07
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Greetings

I'm looking to buy a cheap netbook. I heard (some comment on trademe) that there were decent netbooks going for ~200 last year boxing day or sometime like that. Can anyone verify that? Does anyone have any idea, if such a sale exists, when the next one will be? Hopefully.. before boxing day.

Any past experiences with buying computers and sale trends would be much appreciated :) 

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  Reply # 327016 5-May-2010 18:17
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Yes it did exist.  $288 for a brand new netbook at Harvey Norman.  Many people here (including me) got one.  RRP was $799.  Doubt we will see a similar deal again for a long time.

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  Reply # 327019 5-May-2010 18:19
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Try a Pricespy search for 10" and there's a few at $469, $488 etc

Prob won't see a similar sale for that price




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  Reply # 327031 5-May-2010 18:44
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There is an ARM powered one on trademe that sell for under $200 http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Laptops/Laptops/Other/auction-288329933.htm



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  Reply # 327033 5-May-2010 18:47
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Hmm dang it.

I'm looking for the 10 inch 1.6ghz types.. oh well. Thanks for the link though.

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  Reply # 327554 6-May-2010 21:13
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mattehead: Hmm dang it.

I'm looking for the 10 inch 1.6ghz types.. oh well. Thanks for the link though.


http://pricespy.co.nz/search.php?query=10"

IBM S10, Acer D250, 1001HA, 1000HA, all under $500 




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  Reply # 327590 7-May-2010 07:06
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hellonearthisman: There is an ARM powered one on trademe that sell for under $200 http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Laptops/Laptops/Other/auction-288329933.htm


I know somebody who didn't know much about computers and purchased one of these. They are complete and utter pieces of junk.

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  Reply # 332713 21-May-2010 00:34
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c71931f:
hellonearthisman: There is an ARM powered one on trademe that sell for under $200 http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Laptops/Laptops/Other/auction-288329933.htm






CPU speed:
300 MHz


Memory:
128 MB


Hard drive:
2 GB




aka junkSealed
looks like it ended up selling to somebody, for $160

for just letting the kids browse the net it seems like it does the job at the right price

interestingly it runs Windows CE....  hmm... probably right for slow coach pc that is just meant to browse the web


wow, there are more than 50 listed on trademe with windows ce:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/SearchResults.aspx?&searchType=0002-0356-0032-2282-&searchString=Windows+CE&x=0&y=0&searchregion=100&type=Search&sort_order=&redirectFromAll=False&generalSearch_keypresses=0&generalSearch_suggested=0


with the huge proportion of them starting at one dollar reserves I wonder how much it costs for them to source it?




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