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frossy13
01-07-2005, 07:29 AM
First of all I am a procrastinor I would love to buy a new computer but always think there there is something better around the corner – which of course there is.
However I don’t feel like going in and buying an off the shelf item from Heathcotes etc as I think computers are not really off the shelf items.
I run XP Home and have all my software. I don’t play fancy games just simple ones. Work with Office a lot and just home photo’s.
I look at Trade Me listing and they confuse me toooo much choice.
Hoping for your opinion on a couple of them and perhaps if you are a Trade Me watcher a few recommendations if possible. Off Trade Me or anywhere else would be much appreciated.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/structure/auction_detail.asp?id=30102110&key=20694573


http://www.trademe.co.nz/structure/auction_detail.asp?id=30338679&key=20694760

Prescott
01-07-2005, 07:48 AM
bit of a rip dont you think? the first link is a pc with a socket 478 mobo, this socket is now outdated and there is not really any further potential for upgrade... doesnt really sound like a good system, you could get better. likewise for the other link

pctek
01-07-2005, 08:05 AM
Not only are they overpriced and out of date but you'd have no warranty.
Don't know what Heathcotes is but any decent PC shop will custom build one.
Plenty of online ordering too. Email them and get a custom quote.
Try here for a start:
http://www.computermedic.co.nz/

bartsdadhomer
01-07-2005, 09:39 AM
Dunno where you're from but buying local is always a good idea
You at least have someone's face to get into should something go wrong
Support and service counts for a lot, even if it costs a few more $$ for the PC
Most PC's on TM look and sound flash, but are usually built on the cheapest MOBO's & parts available and there is no guarantee the seller will be around to help you out if things go pear shaped a few months down the track with warranties etc.
You will also have to pull the PC apart yourself to send faulty parts back (at your expense) or send the whole thing back.
On the other hand if you are comfortable fixing any problems that may arise then some good deals can be found from online retailers