11 days left to get https://www.crowdsupply.com/purism/librem-13 May meet http://ossguy.com/?p=1446#free_software_laptop goals; hopeful since @ioerror advising: https://twitter.com/ioerror/status/612214488163590144
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I agree that would be preferred. However, all of their laptops have had Windows on them before (as far as I can tell). So you are contributing to demand for used ThinkPads when you buy them, and thus increasing the value of new Windows-running ThinkPads (because they have higher resale value if more people want to buy them used). I'd rather stay out of the Windows ecosystem altogether.
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Resale value only makes sense for products that people expect to resell when they buy them. I don't think laptops are in that category, so I don't think we need to consider that factor when buying second-hand laptops. Buy the hardware that is possible to run all-free software on.