Thursday, January 29, 2009

Advice? Assvice?

The power cord on my laptop has become moody. Sometimes it conveys power and sometimes, eh, not so much. Last time, not having any idea what was going on nor what I was in for, it went, I panicked and went directly to the Apple Store. Turns out that method costs nearly $100.

This time I've got a little heads up and I'm figuring that I can maybe buy something off Ebay for a bit less and have it in my own personal stock before the current cord takes its swan dive. I don't think I've ever bought anything off Ebay before.

Anything I should know or look for or be careful of before I take this leap?


  1. Anonymous12:11 AM

    Maybe I'm missing can't just buy a new power cord from Radio Shack, Target, etc?

    I got a spare power cord from Radio Shack. It works well and has adaptors for Blackberries, iPods, etc. I'll try to find the name of it for you.

  2. I'm siccing Mr. Chili on you... hold for phone call...

  3. eBay? Buy local only. If you don't have the option of walking (or driving) up to the person's house and punching them in the face then don't bother. The Lady bought a not-exactly-functional iPod from some joker and got rooked on it. And she didn't discover its flaws until after the PayPal grace period ended. Resolving it with the seller was not happening.

  4. This'll teach me to schedule a post for posting before I plan to get up in the morning. Mr. Chili was very helpful.