I am so excited to share my news…………. maybe I will show you ……….. it’s quicker.
Yes, that is what it looks like, it is my new (new to me) laptop!! Thank you all very much!!!!
To all the people who donated, thank you from the bottom of my heart! I am ecstatic!
Did you all notice that this baby has 8GB RAM and 1000GB HDD?? it is fast! How much did it cost me? Believe it or not, only $310. Now in Canada that doesn’t buy you much of a laptop but there is more to the story.
I went into Craig’s list the other day and there was a new ad, they were asking for $350, which I did not have, I only had $290. But the ad said that the person had bought the laptop after always using Macs and didn’t like Microsoft so was selling it after only buying it in June. I did some research on it and indeed it was sold in 2015 for over $500. I text messaged the contact number and asked how firm they were on the price. They said firm. I explained that I had a blog providing support for victims of abuse and provided the blog link.
A few minutes later I got this message
I went through your site, interesting. It is a brand new laptop lying on my desk for almost two months because I don’t care for Microsoft. Great laptop for you. It has 8 GB, more than you require. I can let you have it for $325. I understand your position none the less.
That is great! I will try to dig up the other $35 and get back to you. It might take a couple of days and I don’t expect you to hold it but I will contact you when I have the money and hopefully you still have it.
The next morning I woke up to this message on my phone
God be with you. Your work is very ennobling.
and then this one.
If I cannot sell it by tomorrow I can let you have it for $310
So I called my mom and the rest is history!!
Here is a picture of my old laptop so you can see the difference.
Notice the missing keys, but that was not the big problem, the problem was how slow it was and how the mouse had a mind of it’s own. There were days I couldn’t use it at all and other days intermittently. Now I can type til my heart’s content. Oh and he also threw in a keyboard!
(excuse the mess, I am in the middle of packing)
So you did it!! you got me a laptop, and a brand new one at that! And Sashi, the man who sold me the laptop!
I am so blessed, so extremely blessed! Prayers do get answered.