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Old 01-21-2006, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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has anybody ever bought a computer system off ebay?
was looking at some of these today
http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-ATHLON-64-35...QQcmdZViewItem
and was wondering if there is any sort of catch? or if there safe.. thanks btw wat do you think of that system?
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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http://cgi.ebay.com/AMD-ATHLON-64-35...QQcmdZViewItem


hmm wont let me link the page hrmmm
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Old 01-21-2006, 07:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ok new question any good places to buy barebone systems? thnx
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well...newegg is good for anything, including barebobe systems, and ibuypower.com is pretty good too.

and the link works fine.
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Caveat emptor. Let the buyer beware.

$399 for a 3500+ barebones? I'd rather pick my own parts... at least then I know that's what I'm getting.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESE%3AIT&rd=1

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yo man, I barely trust that at all. They barely give you any information. The description is terrible:

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SPECS:
Video card: ATi X800 Pro
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 3000+
Memory: 512 Mbs OCZ DDR400 (PC3200)
Hard drive: 120Gb Western Digital
Removable storage #1: DVD +/-RW
Removable storage #2: DVD-ROM
Removable storage #3: Floppy
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Easy! plug the Ethernet cable right into the back of the PC.
and the pics look like they've been taken off Google. I'd rather see real pictures, that the guy took himself. Besides, don't know if that's the greatest deal.
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$399 for that barebone is kind of a lot. I wouldn't trust buying a computer off ebay. Just my opinion.
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That seems a bit expensive. I don't think I could trust handing over all that cash and hoping it turned up you don't know who's selling it. Build your own or do what I did and buy off a reptuable company. Mine was from PC Specialist http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/ but I live in the UK.
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No way, I was just looking around the site and found this just click on the link that says old machine for sale or something like that.
http://www.techist.com/showthread.php?threadid=89123
LOL how weird is that. Atleast you know who's selling it now, well sort of.
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