If your budget is tight and you want the most bang for your buck, or you just want to keep something out of the landfill, the used laptop market is worth considering. I’ve had great luck buying used laptops on eBay from all sorts of sellers (both pro and regular people).
To score the best deal make sure you know the market. Do some research first to figure out a machine that suits your needs. The easiest to come by, and therefore (usually) the best deals tend to be on more boring, business-oriented models. I happen to like ThinkPads, which are used by and then dumped all at once by large corporations, which means there are lots to choose from and they’re cheap.
Aim for These Specs: Try to get a laptop with at least an 8th-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage (preferab