I would really prefer to buy new. The way I look at it, there's a reason why they're trying to get rid of the laptop, and I've been shafted on eBay multiple times. I'm not saying it's not a good idea, but I'd like some assurances that it won't die 2 months later.
EDIT: I'm not trying to sound too negative. I really do appreciate the help.
Oops, I meant a "DELL REFURBISHED" one..with A guarantee....
All the best Brett