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[Lenovo Canada] Price protection! 30/01 -BB: Lenovo P580 reduced @$249, V570 @$299.

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Kriis wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 9:45 am
Isn't this a better deal than the original one posted? For $50 you get USB 3.0, quicker RAM, and a better battery. Any opinions?
Yup. as long it's a Lenovo factory warranty, and not some Worst Buy crap.
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Thanks OP! got my $22.60 back this morning, but the CSR said it takes up to 8 days to show up??!!?? I noticed they raised the price of the so called "special offer" of MS Office by $20 to offset the drop in price of the item. Supposed to be out for delivery right now, so hope everything works fine on this thing.
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Also better video card? HD 4000 vs 3000 and 250GB more space!

Usually the 299 or low 300 laptops don't have USB 3.0 (which I want to use it with my new 3.0 External!)

Thanks Ops!
Kriis wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 9:45 am
Isn't this a better deal than the original one posted? For $50 you get USB 3.0, quicker RAM, and a better battery. Any opinions?
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I too realized that the P580 is a better deal but for others either the v570 purchase is intended to use for non essential things, budget constraint etc. or may be $50 is just a bit over budget after all purchases on BD, BF.
But if you plan to use it as your main laptop and money is not an issue then by all means go for the P580
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Thanks! Went for two P580. The v570 has reports of motherboard issues according to google.
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Do you know if credit card still doubles the warranty if the laptop is not purchased full price (e.g. part of it is paid with gift card)?
FatWallet wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 9:30 am
I never, ever buy extended warranties from stores, except for AppleCare (and I buy that off eBay at a big discount). If it's offered by NEW (National Electronics Warranty or a store-branded version), run for your life! Crooks. Most try to weasel out of repairs for nitpicky crap. The only other warranty I would trust is SquareTrade with damage coverage, but they apparently don't do "buy your own" warranties in Canada like in the US.

If you can use a credit card that doubles the warranty up to a year, do that. It's free.
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azybcxrfd wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 10:02 am
Do you know if credit card still doubles the warranty if the laptop is not purchased full price (e.g. part of it is paid with gift card)?
Depends on the card. Go to their website to check the terms and conditions. I never had a problem, but that was in the competitive US, not the corporate-collusive country called Canada.
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A few questions:

Can you extend the warranty through Lenovo? Looks like best buy wont provide a service plan or alteast i do not see an option online (if that is even worth it at all).

How do you know your credit card qualifies for an extended year or warranty? How does that work.
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FatWallet wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 10:06 am
Depends on the card. Go to their website to check the terms and conditions. I never had a problem, but that was in the competitive US, not the corporate-collusive country called Canada.
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FatWallet wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 9:30 am
I never, ever buy extended warranties from stores, except for AppleCare (and I buy that off eBay at a big discount). If it's offered by NEW (National Electronics Warranty or a store-branded version), run for your life! Crooks. Most try to weasel out of repairs for nitpicky crap. The only other warranty I would trust is SquareTrade with damage coverage, but they apparently don't do "buy your own" warranties in Canada like in the US.

If you can use a credit card that doubles the warranty up to a year, do that. It's free.
THanks man, appreciate the info.
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motime wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 10:06 am
A few questions:

Can you extend the warranty through Lenovo? Looks like best buy wont provide a service plan or alteast i do not see an option online (if that is even worth it at all).

How do you know your credit card qualifies for an extended year or warranty? How does that work.
Google information about your CC and see if they have other perks/feature that includes extended warranty. For example my TD Visa gold elite has it, it doubles the standard warranty for all electronics making its 2 years rather then 1. Never had to use it tho (knock on wood)
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siennaLe2008 wrote:
Jan 4th, 2013 10:07 am
:)
Don't even get me started on 3-year cell phone contracts. Welcome to the Northern Dominion of Draconia.
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Thanks OP, just applied for a price match as I bought it earlier in December at the regular price. It seems like a nice laptop to me, no issues, well built, fast enough and refurbed by Lenovo.
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Thanks for the info.


Okay so I just realized that you cannot extend your warranty on refurbished laptops through lenovo, also best buy will not extend and provide a service plan.

So the max warranty you can get on this laptop is 1 year, is this true? I was looking for more than a year as a year just flies by.
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Hmmm...I'm comtemplating of buying a refurb Lenovo Thinkpad x220 (i5/4GB RAM/320GB drive) on ebay for approx $500 which is close to the price on the Lenovo Ideapad P580.

I've never used Lenovo Ideapad laptops, any thoughts on this laptop..
I'll be using the laptop mostly for work and will run two virtual servers on it. It has to be portal as I'm usually on the road.

Thx.
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