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    Have any of you ever bought anything from...

    ....propertyroom.com? It's seized items (and some new stuff), and I was looking at getting a cheap laptop from there, but wanted to know if anyone had any experience with it? I know we ship our items to them to sell, but I've never bought anything...
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    I remember seeing advertisements about then a few years ago, nothing much lately though. Don't know anyone who bought from them but did find some old articles about them:

    PropertyRoom.com sells lost, stolen, or forfeited goods - November 1, 2006


    This old article includes a list of agencies that signed with them:

    MISSION VIEJO--- PropertyRoom.com Enrolls 63 New Agencies | FreshNews.com

    Linkedin shows they have 90 employess, so it really has not grown too much in the past few years.


    Headquarters Orange County, California Area
    Industry Internet
    Type Privately Held
    Status Operating
    Company Size 90 employees
    Founded 1999

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    I send them stuff from time to time to auction, but have not purchased anything.
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    Just remember to completely hose any used computer you buy from anywhere before you start using it.
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    Yeah , I'm not sure I'd want to possess a laptop that was once evidence.
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    Well, they do have some used Toughbooks too...was thinking about one of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Yeah , I'm not sure I'd want to possess a laptop that was once evidence.
    Ew! Criminal cooties!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    Ew! Criminal cooties!
    That and child pornography.
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    Any evidence manager worth his title would have burned the drives down before auction.

    I remove and destroy the drives with a drill.
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    I bought my refurbished Dell Latitude D600 laptop (the one I'm using now) for $250 from a vendor in PropertyRoom, at least 2 or 3 years ago. It was pre-loaded with Windows XP Pro, built-in wireless, 1.2 GHz CPU, CD burner, DVD reader, etc.

    Be aware... There are two kinds of merchandise in PropertyRoom:
    * Evidence/surplus - No warranty, usually missing parts.
    * Warrantied reburbished units from 3rd-party vendors

    Since the Evidence has no warranty and may in fact be incomplete and just not work, go with one of their vendors that have at least a 30, 60, or 90-day warranty. That should be enough time to be sure it doesn't have something major wrong with it.

    I wound up adding more memory (it only had 256MB. Windoes really needs 2 - 4GB to perform well). I also added a larger hard drive and had to image the disk over to the new drive so I didn't loose my current installation.

    No problems with it except that I discovered that the older Dell's don't support over 160 GB hard drives, so it was flaking out whenever it wrote something beyond that point till I found out what the problem was and reduced the partition size to less than 160Gb.

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