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Where have all the laptops gone!?

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Arabiannightss Wed 07-Oct-20 20:13:29

Looking for a Windows laptop under £500 but they all seem to be sold out everywhere,
Tried John Lewis, Argos, Curry’s
where else to look?
Tried direct on brand sites but a lot of them redirect to retailers.
Won’t buy something of value like that from Amazon.

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YouTubeR Wed 07-Oct-20 20:15:51

Got a decent hp laptop for under £400 from laptops direct (did research on the one I wanted) was also in curry’s for a bit more but not too much more

Rebeccasmoonnecklace Thu 08-Oct-20 01:01:34

Ebuyer is a good site. I’ve purchased a laptop and printer from them in the past.

Susannahmoody Thu 08-Oct-20 01:03:46

It's because of lockdown

Desks are tough to find too

Arabiannightss Thu 08-Oct-20 06:18:03

Thanks all, I guessed it was because of lockdown & that’s partly what we need it for as my teen dds school seems to be sending kids home left,right & centre! But she needs a laptop anyway.
I’ll look on those sites recommded, thank you smile

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KatherineJaneway Thu 08-Oct-20 06:23:01

If you are tech savvy, PC Specialist might be an option

labellesusage Thu 08-Oct-20 06:27:36

Laptops direct . Where I get mine from

Onadifferentuniverse Thu 08-Oct-20 06:37:10

Why wouldn’t you want to buy it off Amazon?

They’re great when things are not quite right with something.

RubaiyatOfAnyone Thu 08-Oct-20 06:40:25

Ebuyer as above. World of Computers in Cambridge is good.

popcornlover Thu 08-Oct-20 06:45:49

Laptops and printers... in short supply since the announcement of lockdown. Well, all the cheaper ones anyway.

MigGril Thu 08-Oct-20 06:47:32

We got ours from laptops direct to.

TheGreatWave Thu 08-Oct-20 06:52:47

Same happened in March. Most schools have been sending out questionnaires about technology, so maybe people are thinking things might change soon.

purpledagger Thu 08-Oct-20 06:53:27

I got one from Curry's toe days ago. I told the SA, that I needed one that was immediately available so he showed me what they had in stock and it was delivered the next day.

I had curry's and wouldn't buy from them as they continually mess up my orders.

Tumbleweed101 Thu 08-Oct-20 06:54:25

We went to curry’s to get my daughter a laptop. Found the one we wanted. Tried to buy it and there wasn’t a single one available in the whole country 🙄. Why have it on display then??

Xmasfairy86 Thu 08-Oct-20 07:06:02

This doesn’t bode well now that I have decided to get DD one for her birthday soon 🙈

CountessFrog Thu 08-Oct-20 07:10:54

Beware the price will probably rocket from £500 because it won’t come with any packages or virus software installed.

We bought DD a MacBook in the end for this reason

Ginfordinner Thu 08-Oct-20 07:17:07

I found it was the case with sewing machines as well.

Sometimes you just have to put your principles to one side when needs must.

Whywontthisjustend Thu 08-Oct-20 07:34:24

Have you tried your local pc repair shop? Ours has lots of high quality laptops - refurbished but in great condition, for between 200 and 600. Worth a look.

Charleyhorses Thu 08-Oct-20 08:07:58

Havr you tried

Arabiannightss Thu 08-Oct-20 21:47:37

Not tried AO so will look now
Had a look on Ebuyer though and that looked positive smile
To the poster who asked about amazon, I wouldn’t buy anything of great value from there and line Jeff Bezos pocket any further wink

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