Best Linux Laptop

Steve Alligood steve at
Mon Jan 7 12:12:39 MST 2013

back in the day, Sears sold these and Compaq computers, with a 4% commission on the Compaq and a 12% commission on the Packard Bell.  Of course, Compaq had a 5% return rate, while Packard Bell had a 25% return rate.

There were good reasons why they left the US market in 2000. 


On Jan 7, 2013, at 11:33 AM, Joshua Marsh wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 11:11 AM, Daniel Fussell <dfussell at> wrote:
>> You're certain you bought a Packard Bell?  They were often confused with
>> other machines, like a Hewlett Packard machine, a Macintosh machine, a
>> sewing machine, a scanner, an abacus and a deck of playing cards...
> haha! I found a pic of the model I had:
> I remember thinking how versatile it was being able to screw the speakers
> into the monitor or leave them off to the side. The mouse buttons were wavy
> which I took to be "modern". I convinced my mom that getting our own modem
> from Ultimate Electronics would make AOL exponentially faster. How times
> have changed.

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