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Is There a 'Limited' Time Frame to Set Up a New Laptop?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by soxxy, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    My friend recently bought her son a laptop, on sale, on a tax free holiday, which she told me she'll just "stow away" and present him at Christmas.

    I set up this laptop a couple of years ago about a week after purchasing and remember being glad I didn't wait longer. I don't recall if time-sensitive rebates were involved or something more serious.

    Shouldn't she at least protect the battery in some way?

    It runs Windows 7.
     
  2. redonthehead

    redonthehead Well-Known Member

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    It shouldn't be a problem because any trial offers on it shouldn't start until she sets it up. They sit on shelves in the store for a while sometimes according to how many they have in stock and it doesn't affect them.

    There might be a few other issues though. If there is a rebate, she should go ahead and send that in because it'll probably expire. The only other thing would probably be the stores return policy. She might have a problem returning it and the warranty will be shorter because it starts the day of purchase not the day the box is opened.