Regret buying a 17 inch laptop for uni Watch

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Hello.
I have recently bought a 17 inch laptop for uni but it is far too big for lectures. I can barely see the board.
What do I do? I want to return the laptop but my parents live far away and won't be here anytime soon. This issue is stressing me out and I want to replace this with a smaller laptop fast.
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Just as a side note my parents bought the laptop which is why I say that they live far away.
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Ask them to send you the receipt and exchange it
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Ask them to send you the receipt and exchange it
They bought it with their credit card. The refund needs to go back on there.
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Get them to send there card, that’s your only option tbh since they live far x
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Yeah mine was 15 inch. It was good and bad.

I liked the fact that I could watch films/shows etc and not feel as if i was looking at a tiny screen, and I think its nicer to write essays/read from a bigger screen.

However, I didn't take it to campus most of the time which can be a pain. Only took it when I had to. I ended up buying a small one for around £100 just to take to lectures/seminars etc.Quickly broke though...get what you pay for.
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Buy 3 bubble wraps, use all three rolls to wrap the laptop. It should be enough if you use all three to wrap the laptop. It won't break if it has 3 rolls of protection. Send it back and buy a new one, ideally 14 inch, which I can tell you from experience is the perfect screen size.
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It's a question of practical use for doing work at uni or procastination use for watching things when you should be working. A students screen size says a lot about them haha
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(Original post by Anonymous)
Hello.
I have recently bought a 17 inch laptop for uni but it is far too big for lectures. I can barely see the board.
What do I do? I want to return the laptop but my parents live far away and won't be here anytime soon. This issue is stressing me out and I want to replace this with a smaller laptop fast.
You'll find that you can't return it after you've used it unless there's something wrong with it. "too big" is not an excuse.
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Maybe ask them for the credit card details as well as the receipt and go from there
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Get them to send there card, that’s your only option tbh since they live far x
I don't think sendingcredit cards by post is a good idea tbh
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I don't think sendingcredit cards by post is a good idea tbh
Tell that to every banking institution in the country!
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Tell that to every banking institution in the country!
Do they send activated credit cards by post???

I thought they send the card then you activate it??? :confused:
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Hello.
I have recently bought a 17 inch laptop for uni but it is far too big for lectures. I can barely see the board.
What do I do? I want to return the laptop but my parents live far away and won't be here anytime soon. This issue is stressing me out and I want to replace this with a smaller laptop fast.
if i could go back in time and do one thing differently at uni it would be to print off lecture notes and annotate them during lectures,
rather than writing on a blank notepad or typing on a laptop
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Do they send activated credit cards by post???

I thought they send the card then you activate it??? :confused:
Let's face it, the majority of card activations only require the long number (and sometimes the date of birth)!
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Let's face it, the majority of card activations only require the long number (and sometimes the date of birth)!
Never knew that before!

Seems like a pretty insecure way of doing things imo
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>17inch is too big
>can barely see the board

Maybe OP's a manlet and the laptop's just fine?
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>17inch is too big
>can barely see the board

Maybe OP's a manlet and the laptop's just fine?
You are correct unfortunately.
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Anonymous #1
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Get them to send there card, that’s your only option tbh since they live far x
The cardholder needs to be present for a refund.
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I doubt you'll be able to return it now. You could just keep it to do work at home and get something smaller for uni like a notebook. You don't really need a laptop for note taking at uni. It would be easier to use paper and pen.
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