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My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by Premiumwriter: 3:28pm On Nov 13, 2018
Lots of people have been buying London used laptop here, no doubt but few have ever shared their experience.

May be they were more lucky than I was.

When I first saw the laptop I paid for, I was immediately depressed and regretted buying one from here.

The thing is, I asked the seller to meet with my Dad because he was in Lagos at the time. Though my Dad told me he knew nothing about computers and that I should wait, I was impatient and told him to just meet the seller since I had already pre-arranged everything.

I should have listened to him. The laptop I got was nothing to write home about. Almost all screws were missing and it felt like the laptop will fall apart any time I want to lift it.

Aside that, the keyboard got spoilt almost immediately and I had to buy a new one. Costing me #5,500 total. Currently the laptop is with a repairer again for the second time just a few days after the keyboard problem. It suddenly stopped charging and now the engineer told me the problem is the iC or something and I had to pay another 5.5k again.

The engineer actually told me the thing had been repaired a lot of times, with taped part and that some parts are even missing from it.

My only regret now is that I wish I had listened to my father and waited. In school here, students are selling better laptops at very cheap prices.


My advice, if you are buying a London used laptop, go and check it thoroughly before paying for it.

And if you are close to a university, go there and look for sellers, list times you will find laptops at almost half the price people are selling it here.

The mini laptop they are selling here for 38k, a friend bought his for 28k and it's working perfectly.

Also it's better you buy from individuals that import in small quantities because those that import in large quantities, most times will not test each products thoroughly before sending them out.


Share your own experience whether good or bad with us here.

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Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by Niyeal(m): 3:55pm On Nov 13, 2018
The dell I bought recently has stop charging
the battery have stop working
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by nzeobi(m): 4:09pm On Nov 13, 2018
physically inspect anything you want to buy before paying, don't believe in things you see online.

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Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by sconp: 5:37pm On Nov 13, 2018
What you bought isn't a London used laptop. It's a Nigerian used and over abused laptop going by your description.

Next time test it properly or send someone who knows about laptops to check it out for u.

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Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by masterfactor(m): 10:38pm On Nov 13, 2018
sconp:
What you bought isn't a London used laptop. It's a Nigerian used and over abused laptop going by your description.

Next time test it properly or send someone who knows about laptops to check it out for u.

You are very on point. Since I have been buying London use laptop I have not encounter any of the problems the op stated. Op you bought a Nigerian use laptop

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Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by Nobody: 11:33pm On Nov 13, 2018
masterfactor:

You are very on point. Since I have been buying London use laptop I have not encounter any of the problems the op stated. Op you bought a Nigerian use laptop


What's the estimated price for 1
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by masterfactor(m): 3:42pm On Nov 14, 2018
Obinnaderek1:


What's the estimated price for 1
it depends on the configuration
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by Razak5(m): 4:19pm On Nov 14, 2018
Moral of the story

Always do your due diligence

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Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by udemzyudex(m): 6:44pm On Nov 14, 2018
You didn't do your home work well, the laptop you bought is not even London use, probably a second hand Nigerian used.

I wrote a post on what to check before buying a London use or any used laptop.

You could have search nairaland to get more information before you buy.

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Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by udemzyudex(m): 6:45pm On Nov 14, 2018
Niyeal:
The dell I bought recently has stop charging
the battery have stop working


Things like this are bound to happen as long as its an electronic, even if you buy new one.

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Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by Razak5(m): 6:58pm On Nov 14, 2018
udemzyudex:
You didn't do your home work well, the laptop you bought is not even London use, probably a second hand Nigerian used.

I wrote a post on what to check before buying a London use or any used laptop.

You could have search nairaland to get more information before you buy.

Funny enough, many would just pass over the post thinking you're just trying to pull traffic to​your blog!!
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by akindayo12(m): 8:45pm On Nov 14, 2018
Obinnaderek1:



What's the estimated price for 1


Lets me know the type you want..I can order for you 08134082889
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by collinsteck: 5:10pm On Dec 19, 2018
Niyeal:
The dell I bought recently has stop charging
the battery have stop working

U had a problem and u believe the best place to make your complain is here?

You didnt buy from the street, you bought this laptop in an office and receipt was issued stating that u have warranty of 1month on hardwares and 3months on software, you would gone straight to the office to make your complains and get it resolved rather than what you are doing here.

I dont see any sense in this

AM just seeing this post
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by collinsteck: 5:16pm On Dec 19, 2018
sconp:
What you bought isn't a London used laptop. It's a Nigerian used and over abused laptop going by your description.

Next time test it properly or send someone who knows about laptops to check it out for u.


Beware of this type of people coz with what you just said, it shows that you have no of laptop business
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by collinsteck: 5:22pm On Dec 19, 2018
Premiumwriter:
Lots of people have been buying London used laptop here, no doubt but few have ever shared their experience.

May be they were more lucky than I was.

When I first saw the laptop I paid for, I was immediately depressed and regretted buying one from here.

The thing is, I asked the seller to meet with my Dad because he was in Lagos at the time. Though my Dad told me he knew nothing about computers and that I should wait, I was impatient and told him to just meet the seller since I had already pre-arranged everything.

I should have listened to him. The laptop I got was nothing to write home about. Almost all screws were missing and it felt like the laptop will fall apart any time I want to lift it.

Aside that, the keyboard got spoilt almost immediately and I had to buy a new one. Costing me #5,500 total. Currently the laptop is with a repairer again for the second time just a few days after the keyboard problem. It suddenly stopped charging and now the engineer told me the problem is the iC or something and I had to pay another 5.5k again.

The engineer actually told me the thing had been repaired a lot of times, with taped part and that some parts are even missing from it.

My only regret now is that I wish I had listened to my father and waited. In school here, students are selling better laptops at very cheap prices.


My advice, if you are buying a London used laptop, go and check it thoroughly before paying for it.

And if you are close to a university, go there and look for sellers, list times you will find laptops at almost half the price people are selling it here.

The mini laptop they are selling here for 38k, a friend bought his for 28k and it's working perfectly.

Also it's better you buy from individuals that import in small quantities because those that import in large quantities, most times will not test each products thoroughly before sending them out.


Share your own experience whether good or bad with us here.


If you need Grade1 USA used laptops please feel free to contact me on 08121070625

We do free delivery within Lagos only and its pay on delivery

we offer one 30days warranty on hardware and 90days on software
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by davidadenrele: 6:16pm On Dec 19, 2018
Hmmn, sorry about your bitter experience we all learn everyday, and so experience is part of life we have to acquire good or bad, buying a used laptop has it own advantage and disadvantages, unfortunately you bought a worn out, screw loosed laptop from a buyer who couldn't even pity the fact that you are even a student, buying a used laptop as a student from unknown seller its a 50/40 chances that you will get a honest buyer, that's not say there are no good or honest sellers, online or on nairaland.com before you buy a fairly used laptop ask question, look carefully at the laptop, meet the seller in is shop, not in one corner, look at the laptop thoroughly and carefully dont buy in a hurry, aside this precautions and checking any laptop with loosen screws at the bottom cover or front screen cover please dont buy, it has been loosed and its has been worked on, place your palm directly at the bottom of the laptop if its so hot, so hot like s pressing iron, please dont buy, if you notice its not displaying charging notification when you plugged the laptop to power with the laptop charger even if he gives you an assurance that it was minor issues, please and please dont buy, if you notice the battery discharge so quickly and it doesn't up back no matter how urgent you need a laptop, please dont buy, if you notice the CD/DVD ROM makes some kind of noise and it doesn't recognized CD/ROM within a split of a seconds or at least a minute please abeg dont buy, if you notice the screen fickle and shakes intermittently please dont buy, if you notice one of the keyboard letters is not typing even after pressing keyboard letters hard and you have type abcd.....to xzy on the keyboard and there are some keys that are not working no matter the assurance from the seller dont buy if you notice the touchpad that controls the mouse below the keyboard is misbehaving when the system loads to windows and the seller is saying it is a small issue please dont buy, if the operating system be it windows 7, 8, or the latest windows 10 takes a whole lots of time to load to the windows desktop pane, please and please dont buy its likely the laptop hardisk is corrupt if you hear strange beeping sound coming out from the laptop continuously please dont buy all these are the most likely issues you will have with a fairly used laptop lastly used a simple psychology to observed the seller if you are not fully convinced of the laptop please waka pass there's no harm in checking what you want to buy.

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Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by sconp: 8:14pm On Dec 19, 2018
collinsteck:


Beware of this type of people coz with what you just said, it shows that you have no of laptop business
kindly check what you wrote, I have a hard time grasping it

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Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by Premiumwriter: 10:10am On Dec 20, 2018
sconp:
kindly check what you wrote, I have a hard time grasping it
he's the one that sold the laptop to me and trying to defend himself.
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by davidadenrele: 12:28pm On Dec 20, 2018
sconp:
kindly check what you wrote, I have a hard time grasping it
you cant obviously grasp what i wrote, do you read and understand at all just asking??
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by sconp: 4:21pm On Dec 21, 2018
Premiumwriter:
he's the one that sold the laptop to me and trying to defend himself.
It's a pity you bought from someone like him, who can't even express himself clearly.
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by sleemzy96(f): 2:41pm On Dec 24, 2018
Premiumwriter:
Lots of people have been buying London used laptop here, no doubt but few have ever shared their experience.

May be they were more lucky than I was.

When I first saw the laptop I paid for, I was immediately depressed and regretted buying one from here.

The thing is, I asked the seller to meet with my Dad because he was in Lagos at the time. Though my Dad told me he knew nothing about computers and that I should wait, I was impatient and told him to just meet the seller since I had already pre-arranged everything.

I should have listened to him. The laptop I got was nothing to write home about. Almost all screws were missing and it felt like the laptop will fall apart any time I want to lift it.

Aside that, the keyboard got spoilt almost immediately and I had to buy a new one. Costing me #5,500 total. Currently the laptop is with a repairer again for the second time just a few days after the keyboard problem. It suddenly stopped charging and now the engineer told me the problem is the iC or something and I had to pay another 5.5k again.

The engineer actually told me the thing had been repaired a lot of times, with taped part and that some parts are even missing from it.

My only regret now is that I wish I had listened to my father and waited. In school here, students are selling better laptops at very cheap prices.


My advice, if you are buying a London used laptop, go and check it thoroughly before paying for it.

And if you are close to a university, go there and look for sellers, list times you will find laptops at almost half the price people are selling it here.

The mini laptop they are selling here for 38k, a friend bought his for 28k and it's working perfectly.

Also it's better you buy from individuals that import in small quantities because those that import in large quantities, most times will not test each products thoroughly before sending them out.


Share your own experience whether good or bad with us here.
It is a Nigerian used system that was just refurbished. I sell great USA used laptops. I have been using one for the past 4 years
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by EGJOSEPH1(m): 9:42am On Mar 16, 2019
udemzyudex:
You didn't do your home work well, the laptop you bought is not even London use, probably a second hand Nigerian used.

I wrote a post on what to check before buying a London use or any used laptop.

You could have search nairaland to get more information before you buy.
Kindly view the link of your post to us to read your post as you said.
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by loricara: 4:31pm On Mar 16, 2019
akindayo12:


Lets me know the type you want..I can order for you 08134082889

I need good laptop for 40k
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by loricara: 4:31pm On Mar 16, 2019
akindayo12:


Lets me know the type you want..I can order for you 08134082889

I need good laptop for 40k
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by loricara: 4:33pm On Mar 16, 2019
collinsteck:



If you need Grade1 USA used laptops please feel free to contact me on 08121070625

We do free delivery within Lagos only and its pay on delivery

we offer one 30days warranty on hardware and 90days on software
sir, do you have 40k laptop
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by Nobody: 4:41pm On Mar 16, 2019
Yes.....

I have been into it before.....I will Neva buy any thing fairly used again either UK no1 or USA no1....no matter how great and clean it was.


What's new and used cannot MBE compare at all.

So it is better to be patient and source for fund buy new laptop...once and for all.l
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by Nobody: 4:43pm On Mar 16, 2019
Someone can buy new laptop from abroad.... There will still be different to that of new laptop buying in Nigeria...
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by Nobody: 4:45pm On Mar 16, 2019
Brand new laptop that cost 110k from abroad.... Will cost abt 130k in Nigeria.
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by koyeni(m): 6:11pm On Mar 16, 2019
loricara:

I need good laptop for 40k
U can chat me up on WhatsApp 09064555100. I have different laptops u can pick from
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by udemzyudex(m): 7:32am On Mar 17, 2019
Akinola234:
Yes.....

I have been into it before.....I will Neva buy any thing fairly used again either UK no1 or USA no1....no matter how great and clean it was.


What's new and used cannot MBE compare at all.

So it is better to be patient and source for fund buy new laptop...once and for all.l

Lol. The koko is buying from a reliable source.

Even if you buy tear rubber now now, it does not mean in the next one month it won't give you problem.

To even think that we have a lot of refurbish laptop in the market being package as new in a brand new carton.

If you ever taken your new tear rubber laptop to a service center for repair base on the fact that it still have warranty and you're told the laptop is not from this region and they can't do anything about it?

Anything electronic can give you wahala at any time whether new or used.
Just buy from a reliable source, at least to give you that confidence that it is genuine

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Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by udemzyudex(m): 7:33am On Mar 17, 2019
Akinola234:
Brand new laptop that cost 110k from abroad.... Will cost abt 130k in Nigeria.

Lol.. Funny guy, every business must make profit naa, moreover won't the person include shipping fees too?
Re: My Regrets For Buying A London Used Laptop by upower123(m): 8:42am On Mar 17, 2019
I want to buy UK used too which means I will be very careful

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