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WTB - w701ds

#1 Post by GOLB » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:46 pm

Looking for a w701ds in good cosmetic condition, no preference on CPU/GPU/RAM/storage since those can all be found easily. There are a few on eBay but I think $1400-$3000 is a little high given that they're scratched up.

I could also trade a nice W700ds+cash; not sure if that's allowed as per forum rules.

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Re: WTB - w701ds

#2 Post by hwattys » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:53 am

Even a w700ds is worth some serious money so you might be best off to sell it and put it toward a w701ds. Most enthusiasts are in exactly your position-would love to have a w701ds but the prices are outrageous. There just were not very many of them ever made I fear.

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Re: WTB - w701ds

#3 Post by TheForgottenKing » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:11 pm

I've seen a few sell for reasonable prices, so if you're patient you may be able to snag one up. Check eBay multiple times a day.
Daily: W701ds: i7-940XM - 32GB DDR3 - 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD - FX 2800M - 1920x1200 @ 17" + 768x1280 @ 10" - Dock - Wacom
Others: 701C - S30 - X230t - A31p? - 701R?
For Sale: Quite a few, check over at the marketplace

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Re: WTB - w701ds

#4 Post by hwattys » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:50 am

You can set a notification in eBay. I have had one set for w700ds and w701ds for several years. I missed one a while back that sold around $500 give or take from a liquidator in Evansville, IN. I missed getting in and bidding at the last minute. Otherwise $1000 or more I am afraid.

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Re: WTB - w701ds

#5 Post by GOLB » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:46 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I'll keep checking eBay daily. And who knows, maybe someone here will end up wanting to part ways with a 701ds

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Re: WTB - w701ds

#6 Post by TheForgottenKing » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:59 pm

Try offering $800 for the $1300 one on eBay
Daily: W701ds: i7-940XM - 32GB DDR3 - 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD - FX 2800M - 1920x1200 @ 17" + 768x1280 @ 10" - Dock - Wacom
Others: 701C - S30 - X230t - A31p? - 701R?
For Sale: Quite a few, check over at the marketplace

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Re: WTB - w701ds

#7 Post by 28CarsLater » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:36 pm

Granted the DS is very cool and extremely rare, but what is motivating such crazy prices? Are there simply some collectors with deep pockets out there?
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Laying around: X300(s), R500, R60
In various states: X301(s), W701, misc T/R500s

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Re: WTB - w701ds

#8 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:27 am

28CarsLater wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:36 pm
Granted the DS is very cool and extremely rare, but what is motivating such crazy prices? Are there simply some collectors with deep pockets out there?
Supply vs. Demand....its basic economics. What little supply is left will go to the highest bidder and apparently those high bidders have deep pockets.
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Re: WTB - w701ds

#9 Post by TheForgottenKing » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:45 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:27 am
28CarsLater wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:36 pm
Granted the DS is very cool and extremely rare, but what is motivating such crazy prices? Are there simply some collectors with deep pockets out there?
Supply vs. Demand....its basic economics. What little supply is left will go to the highest bidder and apparently those high bidders have deep pockets.
They do occasionally sell. I spent >$1000 on mine in total.
Daily: W701ds: i7-940XM - 32GB DDR3 - 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD - FX 2800M - 1920x1200 @ 17" + 768x1280 @ 10" - Dock - Wacom
Others: 701C - S30 - X230t - A31p? - 701R?
For Sale: Quite a few, check over at the marketplace

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