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 Post subject: My First One!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:57 pm 
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If this is in the wrong section, feel free to move it…..
So I’ve wanted a Toughbook for a very long time. Cost was always the main issue that got in the way. Luckily the right one found me! :D The wife and I were vacationing in Gatlinburg and we decided to stop off at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, AL. They have a large selection of laptops and I always tend to drool a little as I walk by. A Macbook I was considering had just sold and I was about to walk away when the next laptop came out to replace it. A Toughbook CF-30 model #CF-30KAPAQAM with 2,000 hours on it. Touchscreen, emissive keyboard, Bluetooth, etc. As far as I can tell the only things missing are the fingerprint scanner and the GPS. They tend to price by the spec there so a 1.6Ghz with 2Gb of ram was $200! The harddrive was fine, but another $50 picked up a brand new still sealed Pyro 60GB SSD. So why not? I was told it was the first Toughbook they have ever gotten.
It was a good day! :pbjt:
The only issue it had was a missing DC cover and toughasnails hooked me up with that and a pair of D-rings. Don’t know if you guys have any kind of seller reviews, but tougasnails is awesome! Definitely will be ordering from him again! :notworthy:

So I have been using the heck out of it since I got it. I fully believe ALL laptops should come with a handle! I work in the marine industry so I know this thing will come in handy. You guys have a great site here and while this is not my first forum :newbie: , I’ll do what I can to help out! Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: My First One!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 4:26 pm 
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Have fun with your new CF-30 !


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 Post subject: Re: My First One!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:37 pm 
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You gotta be kidding...you only paid $200.00 for it. You do realize that you stold it :D

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 Post subject: Re: My First One!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:07 pm 
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Some poor beggar in Scottsdale AZ or Scotland is saying "that's where it went". I'm sure they have been compensated. I can visualize the scene though on the day it was lost.

Good show. Welcome to the real Toughbook Forum. :D

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 Post subject: Re: My First One!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:19 pm 
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That is why my toughbooks on the way to work are carry on only.

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 Post subject: Re: My First One!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:44 pm 
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Dang! Just read this now... Been slammed busy...

MK3 with 2000 hours for $200... GOOD LORD you got a steal deal!! I sell these all day long for $1300 - $1650 depending on the specs for GRADE A, mint products.

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 Post subject: Re: My First One!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:59 am 
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I paid ~$430 (equivalent currency) for a (abused) Mk1 w/ WWAN and 7600hrs on it, a used MP battery and new LIND charger.
Put another ~$180 for a used emmissive KB and a new Sirf4 GPS kit, $56 for 4GB RAM, and $30 for new rubber covers.

So starting with a $200 investment for a Mk3/2kHrs/EmKB is a hell of a deal. :D
Have fun with your new toy, and remember, this is just the beginning ! see Rob's avatar picture above ;)

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 Post subject: Re: My First One!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:26 pm 
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I paid 299 euros for a CF-29 mk3 with Bluetooth, DVD-rw etc... so, a CF-30 for 200 bucks is indeed dirtcheap ! Lucky guy


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 Post subject: Re: My First One!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:33 am 
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Sorry it took so long to get back. Life and all....... :doh:
Still enjoying the hell out of this thing. :D

Thanks for the welcomes and Oh yea! I COMPLETELY understand the deal I got. Thats why when they pulled it out, I would not even let them put it down. It came out of the back and straight into my hands. :pbjt:
The funny thing is they insisted that it leave in a bag; for protection I guess. :pat:

Why anyone would "check" a Toughbook is beyond me. From my cold, dead hands!

(I am in NO way connected with them, I just enjoy going there!)
Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Alabama:
Link--->Unclaimed Baggage Center
A little bit of background. If you leave something on an airplane, a bus, a train, or your luggage is lost in the States, it ends up here. Middle of nowhere Alabama. I know. :confused:
But if you are willing to dig you can find some really good stuff there.
I will tell you, it is MUCH closer to a thrift store than to a Wal-Mart. You have to go there with this state of mind.
The wife and I usually make to trip up there about twice a year.


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 Post subject: Re: My First One!
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:12 am 
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Glad I don't live near there...I would be there every day

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CF-19 MK1 /2 Emissive Keyboard * CF-28 MK3
CF-30 MK2 , Intel SSD, 4GB , GPS, W7 Ultimate , Bluetooth, Emissive Keyboard
CF-51 MK3LL Core 2 Duo T7600 Mod , W7, 4GB Ram, 160GB 7200RPM HDD, Finger Print Reader
CF-52MK1 Core2Duo 2GHz, Intel SSD X25 Series ,4GB , BT with dock
CF-52 MK4 i5‑2540M 2.60GHz, ATI Discrete Graphics, Intel 120GB SSD, 16GB,W7 Pro 64bit
CF-53MK1 i5/2520, Kingston Hyper X SSD 240GB, 16GB memory, W7 Pro 64bit with dock
And the little guys CF-M34 MK3 and MK7
Infologix / MediSlate 10.4" tablet
Cel Google Pixel XL
Member of:
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http://www.toughbooktalk.com
http://forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic/


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