You could buy an external fdd(floppy disc drive).You didnt mention the Manufacturer and model of your laptop.
The Early IBM laptops came with an external fdd may of those are still available on ebay pretty cheap.
My current IBM T22 has a swappable fdd inserted after you remove the DVD drive.
Maybe what you bought has one or the other
IBM T22 laptop,900mhz p3,20g hdd,512mb ram
IBM Netvista M42 40g hdd,1.8g p4,512mb ram
IBM Netvista 933 mhz p3,10g hdd,256 mb ram
Winbook laptop 400mhz p2
Dell 4600 2.8g cpu,120g hdd,256 mb ram(On bottom of list where pc of **** belongs)
768/128 DSL w/LAN(wireless G)