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Is this a big mistake?

#1 Post by stkim » Thu May 31, 2007 3:01 am

I am seriously considering buying this x31:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

I have been wanting a ultraportable for quite some time now. although i'm a little sketched out by these big ebay refurb operations i am very close to pulling the trigger on this one.

anyone care to talk some sense into me before it's too late?

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#2 Post by tomh009 » Thu May 31, 2007 6:22 am

That one looks all right, Price is decent and there is a bit of warranty still left, too.

If you are in Canada (please add your location to your profile!) I'd go for it as you don't have to worry about customs.

P.S. I've bought a ThinkPad from Neogeo before (a few years ago) and I was very happy with the purchase, so there is at least one piece of anecdotal evidence to support this one.
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#3 Post by stkim » Thu May 31, 2007 1:59 pm

okay i think im going to buy it. wish me luck!

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#4 Post by tomh009 » Thu May 31, 2007 7:30 pm

You've got it.

P.S. You still need to add your city and province/state to your profile ...
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#5 Post by shalliday » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:23 am

I agree. Looks like a pretty good price. I paid more than that oneBay several months ago for my X31 1.6m.

Good luck with your purchase and be sure to post back how you make out.
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#6 Post by stkim » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:55 pm

just an update....yes, i took the risk and bought it. is it just me or do half the people selling x31's on ebay look sketch? anyways, this seller was very communicative and promptly answered all of my questions. i'll let you know what i think when it arrives.

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#7 Post by wolfman » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:42 pm

I hear you, I've been watching for a nice X31 / X32 and possibly an X40 myself and, frankly, would be a whole lot more interested in buying one in the forum here for a reasonable price... I've also been looking at new X60/X61's and was thinking it might be a good idea to try and find a 1.7 or 2.0 x31/x32 to try out the X before buying a brand new one...plus I can use the 7200 rpm drive and 2 gig of existing RAM in those...

Curious to hear how your unit is, best of luck....
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