Laptop or Cash?

  funkey_monkey 00:08 30 Nov 2010
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Hi,

A relative has had a laptop stolen and the insurance company has given the choice of £314 cash or a IBM G550 2958 laptop as replacement (Sorry that's all the spec details I know).

So... whats the best option. Should we opt of the replacement laptop or can I get something better for the cash?


Thanks in advance.

  Ex plorer 15:44 30 Nov 2010

I would take the money and shop around for the best spec I could get for the money or add a few quid to get what I wanted.

The insurance company may deal with a brand or shop.
You can choose your own color size etc and may get a good software bargain.

Not all IBM G550 2958 have the same spec as one may have more or larger Hard-drive this is why you see them at different prices.

  Ex plorer 15:46 30 Nov 2010

Should read
Not all IBM G550 2958 have the same spec as one may have more RAM or larger Hard-drive this is why you see them at different prices.

  letsgetrdy 17:23 30 Nov 2010

Insurance companies tend to spend as little as they can. I'm not stating that (its too obvious to be stated). I'm just passionate about how stingey they are.

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