It, like, depends where you live. Do you live in iceland? Greenland? that would be different then, say, England or America, or China.
In the blizzard which is my home, I really have only found independent retailers who give really good prices. One is General Nanosystems, which has a good website, but unfortunately, they do not sell laptops.>_<
If you search in some sort of yellowpages (its a directory of all the stores in the city) you can find independent retailers that might be more affordable than those of "evil" megalo-companies.
Finnally, if you're bent on finding an extrememly awsome deal on a laptop, keep searching e-bay. eventually you might find something. Often good deals are instances where they advertized the item in the wrong area. (exp: laptop in computer parts) but it is rare to find these.