I would urge everyone to tread very carefully when dealing with Buy.com and their refurbished HP Mini's, both 1030NR and 1033CL.
I ordered the 1030NR the first week of April and received it about a week later. The computer had a noticeable vibration which was very annoying. I returned it within a day.
I thought I might have better luck with the 1033CL. Because I did not want to wait for them to receive my return before I placed my order for the replacement 1033CL, I ordered it the same day I returned the 1030NR. I received it a few days later, and thought all was well...looked great...like brand-new...
Then, I moved the screen slightly to get a better viewing angle and the screen went black, never to return. I called Buy.com's (outsourced) agents again; arranged for the return and replacement, and then thought better of it.
I realized, after reading this forum, that Costco had the HP Mini 1033CL, albeit at a higher price ($399.99), which after due consideration, turned out to be a bargain. I purchased it that afternoon. I had a 25 dollar gift certificate from Costco bringing the price down to 374.99 before tax.
Costco offers an automatic one-year extension to the one year HP warranty, so I now have a two year warranty, instead of the 90 days that buy.com offers. If I were to buy the same 2 year warranty from Square Trade, I think it will be upwards of 75.00. I did not have to pay shipping, so my Costco HP Mini came in very close to the price that I was paying at Buy.com. Plus I have 90 days to return it...IF something better comes out in the meantime, Costco will cheerfully take my return, unlike Buy.com which makes you jump through all sorts of hoops to do a return. Just read Buy.com's "rules" on returns. Very sobering. And, I got a brand-new machine, instead of a refurb, which has been subjected to God-knows-what before it gets to me. The Buy.com machines are supposedly Best Buy returns. All you have to do is spend a few minutes at Best Buy's return counter to see how they chuck returned items around after they take them back.
I just felt I needed to warn everybody that Buy.com's refurbs can be a problem. I am glad that the OP had a good experience, though. I will say that Buy.com was decent to deal with, though, even though their policies are often difficult to navigate. The outsourced agents were very nice in dealing with this frustrated customer and gave me a $15 gift certificate for my trouble, which was not expected and much appreciated.
So, this is not a complaint against Buy.com. I am just posting to let people know my experience so they will be forewarned of any possible problems.