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Old March 28, 2012, 05:27 PM
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I'm looking for some help on a project my nephew is working on. Shouldnt take longer than 3-4 minutes of your time. Its his final capstone project which he needs to finish in order to graduate from college and he's starting to panic as he isnt getting enough responses to a survey he created to support his findings.

The survey is intended for the general populace in order to determine if refurbished laptops can compete in the marketplace.

I'd greatly appreciate it if you could take the survey to help him out. As I said, shouldnt take longer than 4 minutes of your time.

The survey is hosted at www.coe.neu.edu/~mfarhad
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Old March 28, 2012, 08:56 PM
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The survey is intended for the general populace in order to determine if refurbished laptops can compete in the marketplace.
no it can't. there answered. I did your survey none the less but i don't expect your findings to be surprising.

Laptops/mobile devices are part of fashion now, no longer just simply a necessity device. It is like clothes, they are both a necessity and part of uniqueness/fashion. In the era of adam, clothing was simply a necessity, it would prevent you from getting raped maybe... but as time passed it became such a fashion that often it invites rapists. Similarly the adam era of pc was in the late 80s to 90s, where having a computer was advantage over someone else - as you are more connected, more efficient, more knowledgeable .. but now everyone has a computing device - now everyone wants to have an advantage or uniqueness over other, hence it is fashion... hence the latest gadget will appeal.

So refurbished laptops can not compete just like flee market can not compete with brands. (so price is most of the time not a factor - i see how ur survey tried to determine if price would make a diff, it wouldnt). However, that doesn't mean there isn't a market for it. there are always people whose compute would break down and would need a cheap replacement - these are the same ppl that would go to a flee market to buy second hand clothes...

now you compare the market for used clothes and market for brands - you have your answer.

I know what I said above may not make any sense.. lol ..but one of my hobbies is to spot trends .... so i think different. oh wait is it differently? doesn't matter trend setters could use whatever, however, that's why they are who they are....

(btw that was an apple reference if u are lost and thinking i am totall crszy lol)
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Old March 28, 2012, 09:54 PM
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It was a long one.
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Old March 28, 2012, 09:57 PM
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Gave up @ 20%
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Old March 28, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Done. Did not take me too long to be frank.

Best of luck to your nephew. Please share the findings with us
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Done! All the best to your nephew
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Old March 29, 2012, 12:41 AM
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Done !!
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Old March 29, 2012, 02:31 AM
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Done! But the survey was pretty bad. From 10% onwards, all the questions were virtually the same!
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Old March 29, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Thanks guys... Keep em coming!

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Done! But the survey was pretty bad. From 10% onwards, all the questions were virtually the same!
Yeah, theres a reason for that. This type of survey is called Choice-Based Conjoint Analysis. The same question is asked multiple times, with certain attributes randomized so that the respondents true preferences can be found. Its a way of reducing bias.
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