Last night we were in Wal-Mart picking up a few things like Q-tips, body wash, and a prescription. I went to grab a few things in the grocery section (which in my opinion is not the best pricing–I can save a ton more money by shopping the LOSS LEADERS with out carrying a single coupon with me–if I did coupons I would save even more.) Anyway we pass the computer area and Prince Charming stops to show our 2 big boys some laptop computers, they have been wanting one of their own. G2 (12 years old) sees one that he likes and asks me if he can buy it. I show him another computer that is just a little more but has a lot more memory etc. He is looking at me, with those eyes that say I REALLY WANT THIS MOM. I told him to go talk to his Dad. While he is telling his Dad, his request. I look behind me on and on the shelf are several computers with pricing and each has a sign that says “FLOOR MODEL 30% OFF”. My husband tells him, that these are a much better deal. I asked an employee about the pricing because a couple of them had keys missing and wondered if they would discount it even more (the one that the boys were zeroing in on had some missing keys). The employee told me “No, they had just dropped the price yesterday and each week, they drop them an additional 10%, if they haven’t been purchased.” The boys decided to split the cost and share the computer. We had them hold it, the boys wanted to run home and get some of their money. As we were checking out Prince Charming ran to the back to get the #’s off of it so we could do a search for the price of a replacement keyboard. Remember when I replaced my keyboard? The manager was there and offered the computer to my husband at 50% OFF (instead of the listed 30% OFF) My boys got a HP computer, that is a dicontinued model, but overall, still in great shape, other than the missing keyboard. Most of them had all the keys. If you are looking for a great deal on a computer be sure to check them out–they are floor models, if you find one at a great deal, TALK TO THE MANAGER AND ASK FOR A BETTER DEAL, then grab it–because once gone there won’t be another like it.
I went online and ordered them a new keyboard for $43.13 (with shipping)
The computer was originially $598, it had a mark down price, then they got 50% OFF for a price of $248($124 each)
Total out of pocket =$291.13
They are thrilled with their puchase.
For $250 here is the guts of what they got:
The HP 17.3″ Laptop PC plays full-screen HD TV and movies with the crystal-clear 16:9 display. Enjoy photos and videos on your HDTV with the HDMI port (cable sold separately). Enter data quickly with the numeric keypad. Look good on the go with award-winning, high-gloss HP Imprint finish. Get online more quickly with Windows 7 and high-speed wireless LAN. Create personalized, silkscreen-quality DVD and CD labels with LightScribe. Plus, the HP 17.3″ Laptop PC lets you chat face to face with the HP Webcam and mix it up with YouCam’s fun special effects.
* HP 17.3″ Laptop PC:Intel Pentium Processor T4300 (Dual Core)
2.10 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache
* 4 GB MB DDR2 System Memory
Enough memory to handle today’s most memory-hungry applications
* 320 GB 7200RPM SATA hard drive
Store your music, videos, photos and documents with plenty of space to spare
* LightScribe SuperMulti 8x DVD+R/RW drive with double layer support
Play and create CDs and DVDs with this DVD/CD burner drive
* Wired Ethernet; Wireless WiFi
Connect the HP 17.3″ Laptop PC to a broadband modem with 10/100 Ethernet; connect wirelessly to a WiFi network or hotspot with built-in 802.11b/g/n WLAN
* 17.3″ Diagonal HD+ LED HP BrightView Widescreen display
1600×900 resolution; Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M with 1695 MB of Total Graphics Memory
* Integrated Webcam
* 5-in-1 Digital Media Reader
* 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x Headphone out, 1 x Microphone-in, 1 x HDMI, 1 x VGA port, 1 x RJ-11, 1 x RJ-45 port,
* 6-cell Li-ion battery
* AC power supply included