Any one build computers for..

By twite
Apr 7, 2007
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  1. A living? If so, what profit margin to you look for on each build?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You would need a serious client base to make a living out of building custom PCs - it's not like people buy a new one every month. Meaning that you would actually have to be working for a company that does this.
  3. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 937

    yeah, i didn't mean like your main occupation but you do it regularly. But you are right, "living" implied day to day job. But still, either way, what would you charge?
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I build my own :D ! I save a tremendous amount of $, but I've never built another person's for a profit :( .
  5. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    I build computers for cumstomers. Usually my friends or there parents. Even my parents. I charge around 100-150 depending on the person and what kind of cooling they choose. Speaking of which my new parts should get here tommorow.
  6. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 937

    yeh, i build my own to. I was thinking about making computers and selling them on ebay. I have built about 5 computers for other people, 4 of them for a small profit, and one for free.
  7. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    The only problem with that is negative feedback, fraud, and one will buy if you have no return policy on something that expensive :( .
  8. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 937

    That is actually not true. Almost every auction is limited to DOA returns only. And even if it does arrive DOA, if you test it before you ship it, and it arrives not working, then it would be the carriers fault. All auctions would require insurance.

    As far as fraud, i will be using paypal only, and only verified paypal users can bid. You cant really jip someone. This is the process...they pay me, then i ship it.

    Also, the cant leave you negative feedback, unless i did something "negative"..which i don't know what that could possibly be. I already have 100+ 100% positive feedback...i have been buying selling for a while.
  9. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,233   +234

    I build/ repair/ upgrade computers for people here in my area. High end new builds $550-$1000 with $100 to $250 profit. Low to mid-range systems $200-$350 with $50 to $150 profit. Prices do not include OS, other software, monitor, keyboard or mouse
  10. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    There's always that one person in someone's neighborhood who is literate with computers.....and I've noticed that's me :D . Although, I'm not the internet specialist :( .
  11. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 937

    Yeh, same here. 3 of the people i have built computers for live within 2 blocks of me. I can set up a home wireless/wired network..but thats about it.
  12. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Actually... Im pretty young and I make PCs to sell on Ebay, I sell them from $800-1600 about once or twice every month ( Or sometimes even more! )

    I could build a machine to build 56461543121 computers then take over Ebay with my PCs! Muahahahahahahahahahahaha...ahahahaha :evil:

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