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Old 07-06-2006, 04:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just build a computer for a friend on mine's brother, and now I'm thinkin' of building one, then selling it over the internet.
But my dad brought up a good point. If the machine is somehow faulty, and completely breaks down, is there anything I can do to protect myself legally? I don't want to offer a warranty or anything, and would tell people that if something failed, they'd have to follow up on the part's individual warranty.
Anyone have any good setups for a cheap build that might sell well? I was thinking of a 3200+, 6600/GT, 512MB memory, and 120GB hard drive.
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I've sold a couple of build like that and I make sure I state in the sale that this item does indeed work but I am not held responsible for any damages due to shipping and the item will be sold as is. I usually show some screen shots of the system up and running with a CPUZ shot as well...
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ahhhh the wonders of the disclaimer. you are probably liable to ensure that it is in fact working upon them receiving the pc but no more. all you have to do is make your terms known and by agreeing to purchase it they agree to your terms, hence anything outside your control goes wrong and you're off the hook
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ebay, and put it in BIG BOLD WORDS!
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No no no, eBay and put it in very small writing at the bottom.
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i like the small writing idea.
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Cool, im thinking about doing this myself. But can i be held responsible if im fixing a persons computer. And it ends up crappin out at a later date? Or can i do the disclaimer and agree to terms of service.

Also, id like to repair computers, so i can get some experince, and have a summer job to do. Since no one in my area wants to hire a 15 year old. And im quite proficient in computer building physically. Its the software part i suck at.
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i dont think if it dies later u can be held responcible
i mean anyone buying on ebay and things like that just expect it to be a bargain (not that it always is)(just alwas made out to be) then as long as it is working wen u sell it and wen they gt it itis ther problem from ther on
unless your offering a warranty of course (not reccommended)
also use small writing and big pics
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I feel like id be shafting people. But hey, its the capitalistic way. And the fact that its a dog eat dog world out there.

Ive been sold faulty mobos and processors that were adevertised as new. Never got my money back. : |
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any way itrs not as if ure sellin em faulty stuff on purpose (if u r) so u shouldnt feel guilty if occasionally somting u sell goes dud too quick
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