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Old 11-21-2008, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking about buy computer parts for acouple hundred dollars... building a decent Tower.. and then reselling and making alittle profit.. Do people buy Built computers these days.. sense they can go to walmart and get a computer for 300-400 dollars from a manufacture?
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes but you need to extend your artistic licensing and claim that 2.4ghz C2D actually have the power of 4.8ghz due to double the cores . its quite hard to do but once you find a winning set of components you can turn a small profit.
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Old 11-21-2008, 08:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Several sellers on eBay make money with prebuilt computers, but also offer to build custom computers at the same time. I've made a good sum off of Craigslist doing this. It was through several computers before I started generating a good profit, to make it worthwhile to keep doing it.
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i build computers for family and friends. they pay well.
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I've been doing builds for $100 over cost of parts, I usually put together a list for what they want it for, and charge $100 for putting it together and getting everything working together. This way they get exactly what they want and I make the money for my time. I just ask for Half up front and half when I deliver it. This way if they bail out on paying for it I can still sell it for cheap and still make a profit. Have not had any issues with people bailing out as of yet.

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^ that's a good idea.
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