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Buy this one?

I'm thinking of contacting this guy to buy his netbook: http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/sys/1460630916.html

Basically he's charging used what I could probably get it for new and definitely refurbished. But he upgraded the RAM to 2GB and is throwing in Windows 7. You can't buy netbooks new with that much RAM and I just don't have the time to take it somewhere and have it upgraded. So it might be worth the money to just buy it like this all upgraded and ready to go.

Does this seem like a decent deal?: Dell Inspiron Mini 10v Netbook with Windows 7 Pro, 2GB Memory Upgrade - $325

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FYI: Some of the netbooks are exceedingly easy to upgrade the RAM in (1minute and a ballpoint pen). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bOvCz_O2ck

OS install might be worth something to you but I'd also be skeptical of the legitimacy of the the OS. You can get the *student* version of Win7 Pro, which will probably work fine for you if that's what he did assuming he only installed it on one laptop, for $32, but the full retail version goes for $280. And this guy is giving it away for free? I've tried to pirate Win7 a few times already and it's deactivated itself and become unusable each time. You don't want that.
Yes, the main concern I would have is whether he is running the release version of the OS or one of the preview versions. If he's running a preview version it will go boom (stop working) in about 9 months.
He says it includes:

"backup copy of Windows 7 for reinstallation, activation key, Dell driver CD, and Windows XP Home reinstallation CD"

So if I understand him correctly, I can re-install Windows XP if the Windows 7 doesn't work anymore. Is that right?
You can re-install Windows XP as long as he hasn't used the key too often (WinXP key expires after 3 uses).

I haven't tried Windows 7 yet, but I've heard of the more stringent use of keys mentioned above. (I've switched most of my computers to Ubuntu Linux)

Worse comes to worse, you can download and install -) Ubuntu for netbooks (- on it for free!...
I just bought a Lenovo S10-2 for $350 with 1gb of ram. It has Windows 7.0. I used it for about 2 weeks now (writing my novel on it) and it's great. 6 hours of battery power. For surfing the web and writing it works really well. Plus it's very small
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-S10-2-10-1-Inch-Nature-Netbook/dp/B002P8M9Q8/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1257990243&sr=8-6

For the price he is charging it is a tad bit too high for being used. I hate Dell so I can't say anything positive about that brand.
BTW - throwing in Windows 7 ? That doesn't make sense. I think it's a pirated copy. I would go buy it retail. The setup time isn't that long with the netbooks.