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Old 09-07-2007, 03:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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prototypes aren't cheap, pay for the preproduction costs
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Old 09-07-2007, 03:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I want that case tho...at least the side panel. But still wouldnt pay 2,500 just to get the side panel...btw, you forgot to calculate into the price the fact that these components are OEM. they get to save on that.
why big reaction with this though? arent clothing more of an obscene thing? companies pay 1 dollar to make it, we pay 100, etc.
D@%^ YOU AF AND JORDANS!
Well there's the problem, you buy from abbercrombie and fitch and nike. All overhyped junk. Sketchers ftw, polo boots when i can find em 50% off. Most of my clothes, since im just a business casual are usually bought for under 10 bucks per shirt and around 10-15 for slacks. Its not that hard to shop around and find sales for clothes and shoes.

BTW screw nike and their sweatshops. Is it just my imagination or does every jordan that comes out surpass the last one in pure ugliness. Also why are they still making jordans, he retired like 5 years ago.
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LOL. jordans are no longe rthe hype...at least not for people my age..(college). yeah i understand. workkin for 5 days a week, and 1 day dedicated to sports, dont really give me the chance to buy any casual clothes other than shirts+slacks. 10-15 bucks?! wheree!!!! i gotta buy my shirts for 30 from express...and they dont last! i hate it!
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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If someone didn't want to build a computer themselves, they could always go to their local computer specialist and have them put it together for you, it'd still be quite a bit less then buying one from them.

Well, I don't agree on the warranty part. Computer parts you get comes with warranties as well, just not all together. I do agree on Tech support though.

And yes, you're correct, I did forget to add in the OS. I wonder if they include 32-bit or 64-bit? With 32-bit that 4 gigs couldn't all be used.

But bragging rights? Come on. I'd make fun of anybody that bought that computer for the simple fact that they spent all of that on a computer that can be built with a thousand dollars less.

And yes, that is an enthusiast price point and market. But do you know any PC enthusiast that doesn't build their own computer? Does that make any sense at all?
It's all a matter of taste. Local shops are pretty good, but how many people that buy pre-built computers actually go to local shops compared to Best Buy/CompUSA/or online.

Computer parts may come with a warranty, BUT it does not come with labor warranty. When you build your computer, you are responsible for all repairs. When you buy a pre-built system, you can send it in for repairs and not worry that you'll break something.

If there weren't PC enthusiasts buying pre-built systems we wouldn't have Alienware, Voodoo PC, or Falcon Northwest. HP and Dell have bought Voodoo and Alienware, respectively, so that's obvious proof there is money to be made in enthusiast pre-built PC market. If there wasn't Dell and HP would not have bought those companies.

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Well there's the problem, you buy from abbercrombie and fitch and nike. All overhyped junk. Sketchers ftw, polo boots when i can find em 50% off. Most of my clothes, since im just a business casual are usually bought for under 10 bucks per shirt and around 10-15 for slacks. Its not that hard to shop around and find sales for clothes and shoes.

BTW screw nike and their sweatshops. Is it just my imagination or does every jordan that comes out surpass the last one in pure ugliness. Also why are they still making jordans, he retired like 5 years ago.
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LOL. jordans are no longe rthe hype...at least not for people my age..(college). yeah i understand. workkin for 5 days a week, and 1 day dedicated to sports, dont really give me the chance to buy any casual clothes other than shirts+slacks. 10-15 bucks?! wheree!!!! i gotta buy my shirts for 30 from express...and they dont last! i hate it!

$30 from Express? I've been buying shirts from Express for the past 5 years and I don't remember paying only $30 for a shirt one time.

At one time their new button up shirts were only $50, now the new ones are way higher.

Keep in mind I buy these for work shorts.


EDIT: If you want a shirt that lasts, go to Nordstroms and get 7 Diamonds shirt. I have a few and they last forever.
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Nordstrom...how are the prices there? once in a while, Express has these sale with their shirts where if you buy one, it'll be 50, 2 it'll be 40 each, 3 30 each. And it stops there. guess ill check out Nordstrom when paycheck come since I can't be changing shirts every several months. Black one faded. Blue one kinda had a reactin with my deoderant?
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EDIT: If you want a shirt that lasts, go to Nordstroms and get 7 Diamonds shirt. I have a few and they last forever.
Yeah no kidding. I bought one before new years last year, worn moderately, and it looks in great shape still.

I just bought a pair of Ecco's from nordstroms - gotta be comfortable at work.
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There will always be people that buy those things. They are just too ignorant to know that even you you include labor costs etc... they're getting jibbed a grand.
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