DaKKS wrote:There is something to be said for new CPU's, but I really lucked out on my aliexpress purchase; 25 bucks for a T9300! If you want to go the cheap route it is always an alternative, but know that refunds are warrantly doesnt exist in China. I can't promise you that they send you a CPU as good as mine. It might blow up the second you power it on lol.
Thanks for this hint; never beard of "aliexpress" before (I guess it must be these
?). I do recall, however, some members here who have warned against buying semiconductors from China (e.g. in this thread
), but given the fact that the T9300 is approx. 8 years old, I would "assume" that there should be a lot of cheap off-lease laptops available, which have been shipped to China to be stripped down, and the parts then endning on eBay or various chinese sites. The - T9300's are quite cheap on "aliexpress"
only USD 20,- incl. shipping!!
Anyway, I will have a look at "aliexpress" to see what there is. One problem with buying stuff from outside the EU is however the very expensive tax and fee's imposed upon import into Denmark: In Denmark, if buying something from outside the EU worth more than DKK 80 (USD 12), we will first have to pay 25% import-VAT (tax) on the selling+shiping value. On top of that there's an additional DKK 160 (approx. USD 25) import-fee which must also be paid. So, if buying something in the USA or China worth, say, USD 15 (incl. shipping), the total price we must pay amounts to (1.25 x USD15) + USD25 = USD 43.75 (!!!). In other words, not very fun. Because of this it is far more interesting to do business with other EU-countries. In Denmark, e.g. T9300's can be picked up for approx. USD 23 (if you're lucky and have time to hang around), so I was hoping for something on that order.
Bottom line, nonetheless: I am *still*
looking for a T9300 or a T9500 (and preferably from within Europe), so kindly let me know if anyone has anything available!