21 March 2012
The Dinosaur has departed.
Well actually, it has not quite departed, but has one foot out the door.
When we were in Adelaide we went to a place that sells X rental goods. Long story short, I went looking for a good deal on a second hand computer.
There were a few to choose from.. newer processors than I had initially been looking for, so, obviously the price tags were not the dead cheap prices I thought I may fiind on old Core2Duo processor.
BUT I did get myself an Acer i5, 15' 6inch laptop. (was manufactured in July 2010... rented for 18 months or less)
The thing that blew me away while we were looking was the condition that these machines were put out for sale in. Obviously they were handed to the technicians to restore to factory settings and nothing more. One of them even had 2 years toast crumbs under the keyboard .. ewww..an another, had the number 1 key missing from the keyboard..just a wipe over and a clean would be something. .. sheesh.
Very happy with my little Acer, hopefully I will continue to be (cross your toes and figers for me).
Almost left empty handed as the sales person couuld not boot the machine.. after three tries they worked out that the electricity cord was faulty...
"No drama I said, just swap the cord for another"
"No no noooooo.. no can do says the sales man, cant swap it because of warranty.. its an X rental"
There was nothing else there that I would buy.. the two other identical machines had the "well used look". (probably had they been dusted and cleaned before being placed for sale they would have looked more presentable).
After another comment from me as to how rediculous it was to loose a sale because of an electric cable that when purchased has no code to specifically tie it with any specific machine the sales man went to ask his manager..
I walked out with my little Acer and a swapped power chord 10 minutes later.