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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:17 am 
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i wanna buy t41 or t42...
please, recommand....
is it good on buying from bill...


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:48 am 
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There are dozens of T41 and T42 models so it's hard to recommend a specific model without knowing what you're looking for. What is your budget? What features are you looking for?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:59 am 
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Bill usually gives about 10% discount, and no tax. So the answer is yes, it's good to buy from Bill. Just choose your desired model from tabook, and email Bill for a price quote (Bill@ThinkPads.com).

Differences between T41 and T42:
-T42 has the new, faster Intel Banias CPU
-14" non-FlexView (1024x768, or 1400x1050) and 15" FlexView screen (1400x1050, 1600x1200)
-ATI Radeon 9600 64MB video card in some models or ATI FireGL T2 128MB video card in T42p models

What are you planning to use your TP for? Gaming or office work (word processing, Internet browsing, presentation etc.)?

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10% off IBM Web List Price..
for all orders..
cash price..

and, of course, i do not add sales tax..

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:25 am 
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thanks for your help...
i'm webprogrammer in korea....
i'll go to vancouver in Canada, so i plan to buy notebook there.
my buget is about $2,200 and i wanna buy it from Bill..
but i don't know anything about how to do so because i got the information through the internet a few days ago..
please, teach me that i get it from bill well....
thanks for reading... good luck!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:16 pm 
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you need to select a model and then look at the price..
i can give the best discount on 2373 models..
and probably 2374 models..
but i can not discount the 2378 or the 2379 models at all..
i do not collect any sales tax, but if you are in canada, when i send the T42 you select to canada you might be liable for canadian VAT..
this is the canadian version of our sales tax..

send me an email when you have decided..
you can count on a 10% discount when you pay cash..

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 1:50 pm 
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junghun wrote:
thanks for your help...
i'm webprogrammer in korea....
i'll go to vancouver in Canada, so i plan to buy notebook there.
my buget is about $2,200 and i wanna buy it from Bill..
but i don't know anything about how to do so because i got the information through the internet a few days ago..
please, teach me that i get it from bill well....
thanks for reading... good luck!


for $2200, go with the 2373-3VU, best all around for the price IMHO.

and G-Man, Banias was the old PM, this one is Dothan


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:24 pm 
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where do you see it for that price???


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Leon wrote:
where do you see it for that price???


hmm, Bill was offering it for that price a little while ago, perhaps the 2373-3UU would be good?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2004 4:07 pm 
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Skywing wrote:
and G-Man, Banias was the old PM, this one is Dothan


Oops. Correct. I meant Dothan. I wrote it in the morning, I was half asleep.

Regards,
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morrow wrote:
i do not collect any sales tax, but if you are in canada, when i send the T42 you select to canada you might be liable for canadian VAT..
this is the canadian version of our sales tax..


More info on importing:

If you import anything from the US into Canada, you'll have to pay 7% GST (Goods and services taxes) guaranteed. This is federal; you can't escape it. Some provinces also require you to pay PST (Provincial sales tax), including BC - I think it's 7.5 or 8% now. So, if you import to BC you'll need to add on an additional 14.5-15% tax. I seem to remember something about being able to import a notebook computer for a business and getting a refund on your PST, but don't hold me to it.

Also, you need to be careful about how you ship the notebook into the country. USPS Global Express seems to be the best option because it a) doesn't cost too much, and b) you can get the notebook insured for up to $6000 CAD, I believe. Might be USD. In other words, if you can import the notebook into Alberta instead of BC you'll save a huge whack of tax - AT LEAST $175 USD.

DO NOT USE UPS STANDARD! They will charge you a huge brokerage fee (4-5% of the purchase price, IIRC), GST, PST and a handling fee as well. If you are going to use UPS, use UPS Express or Expedited - the fee is included with the purchase.

I have no experience with FedEx other than a book here and there, which is not applicable to the situation. Anyway, good luck with the notebook!


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Txiasaeia wrote:
I have no experience with FedEx other than a book here and there, which is not applicable to the situation. Anyway, good luck with the notebook!


fedex works very well, to most places worldwide..
but i do not know if they add a brokerage fee..

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