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Need tips on buying an old laptop online from OLX or Quikr.

Date: 16 Sep 2016   Posted By: Naresh Kumar Behera     Group: Computers    Category: Hardware   

My friend wants to purchase a second hand or old laptop from online marketers like OLX or Quikr. Experts please let me know how to check features and conditions of an old laptop before going to purchase: like RAM, Battery conditions, HDD, Yr of manufacturing, model, etc.? What other main things which must be known before purchasing a second hand or old laptop online?
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Author: Anju sharma    18 Sep 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

My answer might be out of sub but I would suggest go for new laptop instead of second hand , as now a days so many laptop's are available on very low cost or go for installment payments. The gadgets should always be be purchased new. Some of my friends did not have good experiences while buying second hand gadgets from this famous sites.
Check out warranty card if laptop is not older than 2 years. As you mentioned battery.

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Author: Mahesh    19 Sep 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

When it comes to laptop, be it first hand new or the second hand. Do note that most of the companies only offer 1 year warranty. And if you are buying the product second hand then make sure to have the extended warranty for the spare. So if anyone is selling the laptop after 3 years of usage, then make sure the system works.

Most of the time nobody sells the laptop after 3 years of usage unless it has issues or if they are in need of financial side. So it all comes down to what you're getting. Some of the things that you may need to pay attention to are as follows -

1. Check the RAM of the system, make sure it has no issues during the bootup of laptop.
2. Check if the system boots properly and is not slow loading.
3. Check if the system has no display issues while loading.
4. Make sure that system has no virus after booting.
5. Make sure to get warranty extended from service center after purchase.

This should prepare you for purchase from the olx and quickr. If you are paying anywhere more than 20K for laptop, better get it new instead of second or third hand.

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Author: lakhan pariyani    24 Sep 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2    Voting Score: 0


If you are thinking to buy a laptop from olx or quikr then go only for under warranty laptops with bill and check their warranty online on companies website or even you can check warranty on phone by their customer service center.

Thinks to be check while buying an laptop:

1. Check the bill with serial number and other details like RAM processor and match the same in laptop (by right click on my computers and properties you will get the details of processor and RAM)

2. Check the booting process of laptop, i3 or higher with win 7 or higher takes around 4-10 sec in booting the system (it is totally depend on the RAM)

3. Check the screen by folding and unfolding the laptop 3-4 times.

4. Check the keyboard (by using word doc and typing all the letters including special characters)

5. Check the trackpad or mouse (by opeing paint and drawing)

6. Check the speakers (by playing a song of your mobile)

7. Check the wifi, bluetooth, and other ports as well because most of the time wifi and bluetooth have problems

8. Check the display (by playing a video of high quality or high quality game)

9. Check the battery (by playing a game or a video, playing an video of 10mins down the battery around 5-6 percent [high quality video 720p])

10. Check the outer body is not damaged or cracked from somewhere.

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