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zephyer
01-04-2010, 09:09 PM
hey thoughts and feeling is the desktop market pretty much dead u look on trade me there are some pretty good deals for a grand and they neva sell ?

Speedy Gonzales
01-04-2010, 09:11 PM
Its probably cheaper building your own

fred_fish
01-04-2010, 10:11 PM
Or getting the same thing from a shop for the same price, plus a warranty.

GameJunkie
01-04-2010, 10:28 PM
you get warrenties on the parts anyway , so i cant see that as an issue

wainuitech
01-04-2010, 10:33 PM
Yes but if you need to make a claim on a warranty - there is often problems or can take ages to sort - if at all.

At least if the parts are from a reputable shop, and not some cowboy making PC's Most of the time the problems with RMA's dont happen.

Deimos
01-04-2010, 11:27 PM
Trademe is a rip for computer parts, thats why.

It doesn't matter if you list it for cheap either, some sucker will end up bidding too much, I've been selling 160GB SATA hard drives on trademe for $50 - $60 a pop, I only put them on for $10... considering you can get a brand new 1TB for $130, its rediculous what people pay for second hand drives...

pctek
02-04-2010, 08:13 AM
Thats not a way to tell.
If say Dell suddenly announced a massive decrease in desktop sales I'd believe it but Trademe?

There are too many overpriced systems there and what sort of warranty do you get? Most it's dodgy.

nofam
02-04-2010, 09:57 AM
I was looking at desktop prices last night on TM, and couldn't believe how much they were still charging for aging tech like Core 2 Duo; I understand they want to clear the old stock, but the prices don't seem to have moved on the likes of E8400-based builds for example.

Lower spec systems with E5300's etc are even more bizarre, given how Core i3 is only slightly dearer.

bk T
02-04-2010, 10:29 AM
Thats not a way to tell.
If say Dell suddenly announced a massive decrease in desktop sales I'd believe it but Trademe?

There are too many overpriced systems there and what sort of warranty do you get? Most it's dodgy.

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