After using my Acer notebook for four years, I thought that it was the time for me to buy a new one. I searched around on the Net and in the market and decided to buy a Compaq notebook. It is just for a change as my desktop was made by Acer. The new notebook costs me RM1699 and it’s bundled with Windows 7. Unfortunately, when I tried to connect to the Net via Celcom Mobile broadband service, I realized that the USB modem did not support the new OS. So I had to take it back to the shop and asked the technician to install Windows Vista instead. However, he was not a competent technician as he took four days to reinstall the new OS. I was mad with him as he took a long time to accomplish his task. I really needed the notebook urgently since I had some notes to type out. Yes, during this long school vacation, I stay at home to prepare my teaching materials for the coming year.
As for the old notebook, I sold it to a policeman from Kuala Terengganu who was on duty in Rantau Panjang during the recent flood season. I advertised it at http://www.mudah.my and it only took me thirty minutes to get the first caller after the advertisement was posted there. As the keyboard was faulty, I agreed to sell it for RM560. After all, he had to fork out at least RM120 to get it replaced. So we met in Tanah Merah and the item was finally sold. But I had to make sure that all documents, bookmarks and other private data had been moved to the new laptop for safety reasons. So I strongly advise all of you to sell your used and unwanted items at http://www.mudah.my. At least you can earn some side income by doing this.