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Which one of you was it?

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First post, by rob8086

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One of you knew I was looking at that Inspiron 8100. The one on eBay. The one in Michigan. And you bought it anyway! Even though I specifically didn't want you to!

I only have one question: how could you?

EDIT: You monster!

Last edited by rob8086 on 2020-02-21, 21:33. Edited 1 time in total.

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Reply 1 of 50, by The Serpent Rider

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I only have one question: how could you?

Recommendation: You forgot to add "You monster!" to such question, meatbag.

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Reply 2 of 50, by Horun

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Not me ! I personally hate laptops in general.

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣

Reply 3 of 50, by cyclone3d

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I didn't buy it. There is a laptop I am thinking about buying though.. for parts and if it works to have as a backup.

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Reply 4 of 50, by cyclone3d

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Horun wrote on 2020-02-21, 05:37:

Not me ! I personally hate laptops in general.

Even ones that can be docked and have ISA/PCI slots in the dock as well as 5.25", 3.5" external drive bays and an internal 3.5" drive bay? No, not the Thinkpad dock.

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Reply 5 of 50, by Errius

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You can turn an Inspiron 8000 into a 8100 by upgrading the CPU, memory, GFX card and installing a Wi-Fi antenna and adaptor. The two are otherwise the same. (Not the 8200 though).

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Reply 7 of 50, by aaronkatrini

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What was so special about this laptop?
A quick sold auctions on ebay search gives many sold ones for cheap...

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Reply 9 of 50, by rob8086

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kolderman wrote on 2020-02-21, 08:23:

So why didn't you buy it when you had the chance?

I had actually asked the seller a question about it and was waiting for a response when it went poof. Learned my lesson, haha.

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Reply 10 of 50, by rob8086

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aaronkatrini wrote on 2020-02-21, 08:02:

What was so special about this laptop?
A quick sold auctions on ebay search gives many sold ones for cheap...

This laptop has the chipset I want and has a removable/upgradable GPU. And it was clean. Like it looked brand new and the guy wanted $60 for it.

That laptop is the same model, but is listed as "for parts". The one I missed out on was fully intact and functional.

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Reply 11 of 50, by brostenen

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Just look for another, and move on..... And it was not me. I don't have any interest in laptops anyway, unless I need a new daily driver, and a modern one will serve me better. As I am running Linux and want to have horse powers.

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Just remember. Of all the people that are shopping computer stuff on eBay. Only a fraction are on Vogons. So the buyer might not even know about this place.

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Reply 12 of 50, by SirNickity

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Not I! I'm sniping other people's ISA/PCI cards and CD drives, mostly. We have a stack of old Dell laptops in our storage room at work, so no need to hit eBay for those, if I had any interest -- which I don't. 😉 I did check, and there are no Inspiron 8100s.

Reply 13 of 50, by rob8086

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brostenen wrote on 2020-02-21, 22:25:

Just look for another, and move on..... And it was not me. I don't have any interest in laptops anyway, unless I need a new daily driver, and a modern one will serve me better. As I am running Linux and want to have horse powers.

EDIT:
Just remember. Of all the people that are shopping computer stuff on eBay. Only a fraction are on Vogons. So the buyer might not even know about this place.

I mean hopefully it was clear that my post was 100% in jest. I hope it was someone from here because it's a great laptop at a steal of a price. I ended up grabbing another one in only slightly worse condition, so all is well on my end.

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Reply 14 of 50, by rob8086

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SirNickity wrote on 2020-02-21, 22:29:

Not I! I'm sniping other people's ISA/PCI cards and CD drives, mostly. We have a stack of old Dell laptops in our storage room at work, so no need to hit eBay for those, if I had any interest -- which I don't. 😉 I did check, and there are no Inspiron 8100s.

You're a good man, Sir Nickity Brown.

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Reply 17 of 50, by rob8086

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Cobra42898 wrote on 2020-02-21, 23:45:

i had an 8200 like that. fantastic machine except the 4500rpm hdd. a ram upgrade was amazing for it.
Id have another if i got the right deal.

4500RPM... good golly. The 8100 I picked up apparently has a 4200 spin in it! Think it might even be worth benching it before and after.

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Reply 18 of 50, by hwh

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rob8086 wrote on 2020-02-21, 21:34:
kolderman wrote on 2020-02-21, 08:23:

So why didn't you buy it when you had the chance?

I had actually asked the seller a question about it and was waiting for a response when it went poof. Learned my lesson, haha.

I hate that. That happened to me last year. I was asking a guy "is that an Athlon XP or P4 sticker?" and he was being incoherent and slow and meanwhile someone bought it for $25. Now the lowest price for a working one seems, I don't know, $100?

eBay is such a pain at times.

Reply 19 of 50, by imi

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what I hate more is when I make a seller an offer on buy it now items, then get an absolute ridiculous offer back and don't even respond... and some days later I get a message that it has been sold for the same or less than my offer was ^^