I found a laptop on my "Used" site for my area and its a MSI GT783R-679US 17" i7 GTX 580M Which sounds very good in terms of quality and I've heard some good things about it. But after reading his description of it: Code: This laptop is a total beast. New baby at home so selling the portable gaming rig as I just built a home PC. It had a few things clunk out on it in the last year or so, and I sent it away to MSI for warranty service. It took forever because they had to order in all brand new parts, including graphics card, RAM, motherboard, and blu ray drive. All brand new parts. Played pretty much all the best titles at full specs for the last couple years. Only the newest and most expensive gaming rigs outshine this one now but you'd have to pay a lot more. This was $2500 in April 2012 from NCIX. Specs: Intel quad core i7 2670 2.2ghz 12gb ddr3 ram 2x500gb Western Digital Black HDDs in RAID 2gb GeForce GTX 580M graphics other features that make this laptop a top high-end machine: touch sensitive turbo fan, wifi, bluetooth, overclock buttons customizable backlit SteelSeries keyboard blu-ray player dvd multi drive 17" matte finish NON GLARE (very nice) 1080p monitor 2.1 Dynaudio speakers built in. These go VERY loud for a laptop and have really great sound. touchpad with soft scroll 2x USB 3.0 slots, 3x USB 2.0 slots, multi card reader, various monitor outputs, a button that disables the touch pad for use with a gaming mouse, HD webcam built in with microphone. I know by instinct that it is never a good thing buying used laptops as you will never know what they truly did with the laptop such as broken parts within but you can't tell, slow down problems, etc but it's just that my current one is turning into crap and I've been looking for a good replacement one to use. Now what I'm here is to try to persuade him to lower his price a bit but need some feedback and advice on my approach for giving an offer. 1. Since its about 2 years old now, from his initial bought price, I kinda feel that his asking price is a bit too high due to the risk factor and the general rule of its current condition (possible fan noise, slow downs, etc). The overall look of it seems good, don't know about the screen though so I'll definitely keep that as a factor if my offer goes through 2. Since he mentioned that he sent it back to MSI for the warranty service, it would be crucial to ask for a receipt or some sort of indication that new parts have been added to replace the old parts, but depending on how long ago this occured, it'll play some key in the overall price I would guess. Other than that, I've been debating over and over again of a fair price to offer him. Depending on how long those new parts have been in action, I was thinking along the lines of offering $800, which is half of his asking price but then again, this is just a number that seems right based on the condition and years of ownership. What do you guys think?