My old Lenovo R500 runs perfectly. But
for some reason, I got it in my head
that I needed a new(er) laptop with an
L440, because it has a socketed CPU,
future. But like I said, I really
for buying something I didn't need.
first one I ordered was beautiful. It
that it had ever been used. But it was
clearly corporate off-lease. It had a
none of the settings could be changed,
ncluding the setting to enable
virtualization. I frequently run
virtual machines, so I sent it back. I
But I didn't. I get these obsessions
that must be followed through. I
ordered another one, this time from
the U.S. It arrived in good shape.
There are a few light scratches on the
outside. The inside is pristine. No
So then I ordered an IPS screen from a
new IPS screen. Great colors.
Spectacular viewing angles.
And one. dead. pixel. Right in the
middle of the screen.
So I'm trying to arrange an exchange
All of these transactions were
conducted through eBay. I try to avoid
Amazon as much as possible, but I live
n a small town, the old mail order
companies (Sears, Eatons, etc.) are
all gone, and there aren't a lot of
alternatives. I don't live anywhere
buy n' sell site, so it's hard to buy
of bad replacement parts these days.
lately are really hit and miss, and
there's a lot of miss. It hasn't
always been that way.
few private sellers on eBay anymore.
Almost every seller appears to be a
merchant. A for sale posting by a
but I think the high fees really drove
ndividual sellers away.
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