Alienware apparently has some sort of hard-on for sellers on eBay. Today, I've witnessed probably 20 or so different auctions canceled, and many of the active auctions contain pleas to not cancel the auction. Most of the non-canceled auctions contain disclaimers that the seller isn't associated with Alienware and the purchase of said item will not include technical support.
Which is a problem for me. I mean, I understand Alienware's position, and they're perfectly within their right to not allow the technical support to be transferable. However, when you're spending $1,500 - $2,000 on hardware, that warm, fuzzy feeling that you have a safety net in the event the system goes tits-up on Day 2 is pretty nice to have
Here's what I'd really like to have:
Oh, and it absolutely must be Linux-friendly. Debian all the way, baby.
And Alienware seems to fit the bill.
Anyone have any experience with used Alienware laptops, eBay purchases of Alienware laptops, or advice concerning that I'm way off base along with other suggestions?
I'm really chomping at the bit