Can I get a good deal from a home shopping channel?

Episode 1749 (13:44)

Gary from Dana Point, CA
Dell XPS 13

Gary saw a laptop from the Home Shopping Network, with a DVD drive. Leo says that the fact that it has a DVD drive proves it's a few years old. Also, Gary says it's an i3 processor, and that's pretty underpowered for most of what you do today. Leo doesn't recommend buying from a home shopping channel. You're not going to get a good deal there. Go to and look at a comparable device. And get an i5 processor with an SSD drive. At least 16GB of RAM. If you are looking for a deal, look for a refurbished laptop from HP. And the Black Friday prices are quite aggressive. 

Also, go to and Dell. Shop around. You're not going to get a good deal on a current laptop from the home shopping channels. They are mostly moving old stock.