hyldig wrote: I got a brand new 2.4 Ghz Quad core Toshiba with 17" screen and 2 years warranty for around 600 $ last year . If you look for something cheap that last for many years , a Toshiba might be an idea . You never know how long those you buy on yard sales last . If you can get them to work properly at all .
Some years ago I bought a used computer a guy had for sale in the local paper, for $40.00.
I bought it for my ex husband to play cards because he liked those poker card games....Hoyle.
It worked for about one week.
@Rod, you can find good deals at yard sales, garage sales, flea markets, auctions, etc. There's
a very large flea market type building not far from me. They have booth after booth of stuff. It's
a huge place. I just thought about it and I don't think I can recall ever seeing any electronics there
at all, other than perhaps an antique radio. I enjoy going there but rarely take the time out to go.
I'm not knocking you buying computers at yard sales. Many people do place items in yard sales
that are very good items.