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A new laptop is needed

April 9th, 2019 von buergermeister

In December the worst case did happen to me as I already did tell here, my laptop died during an event. Was really hard for me to deliver my talks and workshops at this event without one (luckily I had the slides already on my fp.o) Well he is back to life, but not really. He holds no power anymore and when I transport him I need several attempts to start him, he doesnt show then no BIOS so I need 5-10 attempts to start him. That he has no working battery anymore really hurts right now a lot, we have an drought wave here and the government switches the electricity off each day for 6 hours as they cant pay it. As I do not know when it comes, usually they change between starting morning and starting at lunch time, but on different times so I often loose what I am working on :( They plan to keep this power disconnections on until the end of the dry season in June.
I need a new working device, laptops are in Cambodia very expensive (even you have China around the corner) you get nothing really useful under 500$. I am aiming for a T440 which was availale for 530$. Why then 600EUR? Its simple Paypal wants always a small amount in fees already and at a certain point I have to make it to cash, means transferring it to my bank account which is in EUR and the conversion rates of Paypal are an impudence they have an around difference to the rate of 5 cents (means you get for each 100$ 5EUR less) thats why I collecting in EUR instead US$. So I get transferred it without furthermore loss and have to pay then only the fees the banks here want.

I thought that I can earn over the time a new one but that seems not the case, the electricity situation right now is a large setback and I already feel it in the pocket that I have lesser time to earn. The deficit is much higher as the “saved” costs for electricity, I have just a 2$ smaller electricity bill last month. Besides this there seems to be a conspiracy against me, my fan died to, also my phone just gave up to serve me and my bike needs a new tire after getting a nail into it, two weeks ago. So I never have a chance to save something. But I would like to continue with all my work but it becomes more and more harder, especially without an working laptop.

I did setup a while ago a moneypool on Paypal for collecting for my birthday gift. So maybe you can/want help me to finance my next working device. In case you want to use something else as Paypal contact me, I am sure we can work something out.

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