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what could i sell thiis computer for?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BranndonC, Oct 2, 2002.

  1. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    i get great deals at this computer place and want to know if i should try the re-sale thing... buy them cheap and sell for more.

    Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.0GHz with 512K L2 Advanced Transfer Cache
    Memory: 512MB DDR SDRAM (1-512MB Module
    Hard Drive: 60GB UATA100 7200RPM Hard Drive
    Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44MB diskette drive
    CD-ROM or DVD: 40x/12x/48x CDRW
    Controller: Integrated Ultra ATA Controller
    Expansion Slots: 3 PCI and 1 AGP
    External Ports: (6) USB (2 in front and 4 in back are version 2.0) Parallel, Serial and (2) PS/2
    Certification: Energy Star Compliant
    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
    Application Software: Microsoft® Works Suite 2002 - Including Microsoft® Word and Encarta
    AntiVirus Software: Norton AntiVirus 90 day Introductory Offer
    Monitor: 17" LCD Flat Panel Display (17" viewable)
    Video: Intel® Extreme Graphics with up to 64MB Dynamic Video Memory
    Keyboard: Multi-function Keyboard
    Mouse: Logitech USB Optical Wheel Mouse and Gateway mouse pad
    Sound System: Integrated Stereo Audio
    Speakers: Boston Acoustics® BA745 Speakers with Subwoofer
    Modem: 56K PCI Voice Modem
    Network Adapter: Integrated 10/100 Ethernet
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i would say $899-999
     
  3. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    where do you shop? for a 17 inch LCD and 512 Ram?
     
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    Is there a name brand for the computers ?? I.E. my computer is a IBM. With names John Q Public will know, you can sell for higher $$$$
     
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    yeah it is namebrand. i will give the name later... but they are big. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Im geussing in the $1500 range.
     
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    well everyone.. i get it for $1299 before tax and shipping which i would charge shipping to the buyer anyway, so with tax it would be $100, so i get it for 1399.... i might be able to make some $$ from it... i can get pretty much any system i want, but not sure if the prices are good enough for people to buy. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    A few words of caution:
    Think about your target audience.
    1. People you personally know (and maybe thier friends)
    2. People you don't personally know who find you by local advertising
    3. People who find you on the internet

    Both numbers 1 and 2 will want you to be their personal tech support. No matter how smart you are, you don't want to do that. There are people who can't figure out AOL and will want you to walk them through it. There are people who can't figure out how to copy a file to their A: drive. And then there are people who need help doing everything but turning the thing on. Seriously, you are not Michael Dell and would have to quit your job just to field the idiot calls.
    Number 3 would want a VERY good price. No matter what you sell your system for, someone can buy it for less on the internet because of bulk purchasing from the supplier.

    ANother potential problem - devaluation of the components you have bought. That Pentium 2.0 is getting nothign but cheaper and by the time you buy some and put them in a few systems and actually get someone interested, they will be worth much less than when you bought them.
    The same goes for HD's and RAM.

    Not neccessarily trying to discourage you, but I would hate to see you lose $$$
    -- Mike
     
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    thanks mike, how about this? My only target would be Ebay and i can't find a system like this for near my price, with the 18 inch lcd that is

    $1799 for




    Processor
    Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 2.533GHz w/ 512K L2 Advanced Transfer Cache and 533MHz FSB compare

    Memory
    512MB RDRAM® PC800 expandable to 2GB (2048MB)

    Storage
    80GB UATA100 7200RPM Hard Drive

    Media Drives
    3.5" 1.44MB diskette drive
    16x/48x DVD-ROM Drive and 48x/24x/48x CDRW

    Graphics & Monitor
    18" LCD Flat Panel Display Analog/Digital (18.1" viewable) (Limited Time ONLY)
    128MB NVIDIA™ GeForce4 Ti-4200G with TV Out and DVI Graphics Accelerator

    Audio & Speakers
    SoundBlaster Audigy Audio w/ IEEE 1394 (FireWire) and Pinnacle Express more info
    Boston Acoustics® BA745 Speakers with Subwoofer

    Modem
    56K PCI Voice Modem 2
    want a free cable modem?

    Network Adapter
    Integrated 10/100 Ethernet

    Keyboard & Mouse
    Multi-function Keyboard
    Logitech USB Optical Wheel Mouse and Gateway mouse pad

    Internet Service Provider
    One year America Online® Internet Access (creation of new account required)




    Operating System
    Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
    free upgrade offer

    Application Software
    Microsoft® Works Suite 2002 - Including Microsoft® Word and Encarta

    AntiVirus Software
    Norton AntiVirus 90 day Introductory Offer
     
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    BTW,
    I think you'd have a better performing PC for a lower price using Athlon XP's.
    You could unlock the multiplier on some 1.4G and run a mild FSB OC (maybe 140-145 MHz) and get XP2000+ performance. Put in a simple window kit and a cold cathode. Emphasize reliabilty AND custom performance.
    Offer different vid cards. RIght now the bets price/perf is probably the radeon 8500 from newegg.com (built by ati, DDR 64M.) Offer the Ti series also.
    Just my opinion.
    -- Mike
     

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