Yesterday I wrote about the benefits of a desktop computer over a laptop. Today I hope to give you some tips on how to get the best deal when purchasing your desktop for your home based business.
First let me tell you where not to purchase your computerÑyour local retail store. Stores like Circuit City and Walmart have decent prices on computers but rarely are the computers decent.
This is mainly due to the fact that the computer is a bloated software cow. Usually these computers have tons of unnecessary software that slow down your computer and donÕt really help (donÕt even get me started on Norton).
If you have been on the Internet for longer than an hour then you already know about eBay. EBay has its place on the web, but trust me when I say that it will be hard to find a decent deal on eBay. Most times you are not going to win a bid on some fantastic computer (though it does happen).
The best place I recommend to people is Craigslist.org. This is really where you are going to find the best deals. Another nice aspect about Craigslist is that you deal with people close to home. ItÕs harder (not impossible) to take advantage of someone who has a face, a name, and lives close to you.
One draw back to Craigslist is that it sometimes takes effort to sift through all the listings. Also, there may be a better deal in the next city over that you didnÕt know about.
Not to worry, that is why someone built Crazedlist.org. This website aggregates all of the Craigslists into one very helpful website. I used this website last weekend to get buy a computer that was $300 cheaper than the retail store.
So as you look for computers and other office supplies for your work at home business I would be sure to make Craigslist and Crazedlist one of your top websites to visit.