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Educational Discounts on Apple ProductsIn June of 2016, I shopped Apple's Back to School Deal where I was able to receive an Education Pricing Discount on my iMac purchase plus, eligible for the current promotional offer which was a pair of wireless beats for free with purchase, a $299 value.

 

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Free or Discounted LaptopsI just read about a computer grant you can apply to. I saw it on interconection.org, they also have discount on computers. You all should go check it out and, no, I don't work for them. Thank you!

 

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Ideas for Finding a Free LaptopI read on here about going through Freecycle. That doesn't work so well here in Indiana. One place we were able to find a free laptop is through the college classifieds online.

 

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Considerations Before Buying a ComputerMany things to consider when buying a new computer. First and foremost, does it need to be portable? Shopping for a laptop is totally different than shopping for a desktop.

 

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Thrift Store ComputersSometimes you can actually get computers in thrift shops. There's one in an upscale city near us where you can get a whole setup for less than $100.

 

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Refurbished ComputersIf you are looking for a deal on a computer and are leery of buying one from an online auction, you may want to consider refurbished computers.

 

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Upgrading Your Operating SystemIf you are going from Windows 98 to XP, before you buy your new computer with a new Windows Program, get a library book and start reading up on the new Windows. That way you won't be overwhelmed when the new XP Windows doesn't work the same as your old 98 Windows. A lot of times you can renew the book until someone else makes a request for it. By Syd

 

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