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Old 02-08-2005, 08:29 PM   #1
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Ok i must convince me parents that you can buy parts, build a pc, and resell it for more then you paid for it. Please answer if this is true or not true. Remember, i am talking about not using them, just building and selling. Keep it very clean as i might have to show them this thread. Zen, could you make this a sticky for like 1 day only? Thanks.
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:37 PM   #2
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LOL, u parents are lik emine, they believe, no one is ripping them off. When really Dell is making a profit off the retail distributors liek best buy, and then bust buy makes a profit off of you, thus you are losing thousands in the proccess. By building you own computer you can easily find deals on the parts and save tons of money and resell for a huge profit, that STILL beats the price of the a similar system in stores
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yea, if you get your parts from newegg, or ssf or a place like that, or mebbe serch froogle for cheap components, which is a good idea with gfx cards, u can build a comp for like 1600 with all the top of the line parts, and an OS, then sell it for like 400-500 profit
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LOL, u parents are lik emine, they believe, no one is ripping them off. When really Dell is making a profit off the retail distributors liek best buy, and then bust buy makes a profit off of you, thus you are losing thousands in the proccess. By building you own computer you can easily find deals on the parts and save tons of money and resell for a huge profit, that STILL beats the price of the a similar system in stores
no resell store sells dells, dell only sells comp directly, however compaq and HP rip u off big time
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* please stay true to the question directly as i will be showing them this. thank you*
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whops, i was trying to flame dell, but i had a mind laspe.......my bad
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ACTUALLY COSTCO sells dells, but that was just a fluke, i meant to say hp or compaq liek u corrected me
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This could be the closet i could be to getting a buisness and making money......
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Is this a joke of a thread? HAHAHH! Of course you can!! I mean, I built my dual 6600GT system for about 2,450 and then got a new printer and speakers as well, so grand total came to 2,700. I resold it for 3,000 dollars (just the tower!) So I made a whopping $550 on it! You can easily make money on systems that you build. Just charge about $400 of software and labor and you are set to go!!
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Zen, this is just living proof for my parents, please, i know, i just need proof.
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You can make a huge profit, but sometimes it wont sell, then its a huge loss. If your gonna take that risk, go ahead! But if it does sell, you can probably sell it for like 33% +++ cash!
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im gonna say you can sell it for more that 33%, if ur selling to friends then maybe, but if its to strangers u can makes like 40% or more, which is really quite a deal, considering they are still saving money and getting a maticuluosly built system surpassing the average retail sytem by leaps and bounds ( I'll bet best buy only sells 1 amd 64 system:398492348834 p4 systems)
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Yeah the joe public just want a pc, they dont know whats cheap and whats not, just put atleast a grand on to the price u made it for and put it on ebay!!
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A business requires fiscal management. You have to look at the demand for the product. And yes Ebay is always the best option. Build a PC for $500 (can be done... without monitor) and it sell for $895 on Ebay. Another aspect in business is when you sell a product.. putting a 95 somewhere in the price makes it more psychologically enticing (that's actually proven.. typically at the last two digits of the price).

Hell put it at $700 for a starting bid, and then it will be bound to go up substantially.. I've seen many PCs that I can build for $500 sell for $900 on ebay. Lucky bastards who are selling those are making quite a deal of cash.
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Yeah its big money sellin custom built comps, if my carreer as a mechanical enginere fails then I will definitely go into that business. You've got a good idea there jack!!
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Yea, i hope so.
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Unstickied now. That was more like 22 hours... LMAO!! Yeah, build a really cheap PC, or offer a service or start a website like AthlonFX did. Yes Liz (AthlonFX) started her own site and builds custom PCs for people

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Ill check that out. I m going to do my research this time AMD so i dont keep going back anf forth between stuff like i did on the other forum....
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I acctualt cant do that since i am not of legal age, i think i need a license too to sell and stuff and accept money and report it for taxes.
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