The latest item in short supply during the pandemic: laptop computers.
Millions of American children need laptops for online learning this fall, and that’s leaving store shelves thin. If your child needs a basic laptop or Chromebook for school, or you just need one for work and home, you may need to shop online right now.
But Jorge Rosado says ordering from a website left him empty-handed with a $125 charge on his credit card.
“I sent them a couple of emails already, and nobody got back to me,” he said. “Nothing.”
Rosado, who only had a few hundred dollars to spend, found a site selling rebuilt laptops and MacBooks called The Laptop Store, based in San Francisco.
He said the site took his credit card number immediately and gave him a tracking number, but nothing ever showed up.
“They signed my name to leave the package, but there was