Am I Being Ripped Off???

By omarh1688 ยท 6 replies
Jun 28, 2005
  1. Hello

    I Need Some Advice On A Pc That I Have Built. In My Opinion It Beats Many Of The Pc's That Are Out On The Market Right Now I Am Trying To Sell This Pc, And The Offers The I Got Were Not As High As I Expected.
    I Need "anyones" Opinion On How Much This Pc Could Be Sold For.
    Or How Much you Would Buy It For

    Here Are Some Information About The Computer

    Intel Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz
    60 Gb Hard Drive
    1 Gb Ram
    64 Mb Video Card
    Dvd/cd-rw Drive
    Windows Xp Home Edition
    17 Inch Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard.
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    THose really are your weak parts. that CPU is much to underpowered, the HD is small...and a gamer (if thats who the rig is being pitched to) will not go for a 64MB Gfx card. (if its being sold as a home PC that really isnt a problem)
    Also what brand are these parts? Name brand or Generic/OEM?

    My last question is 17 Inch Monitor is that a CRT or LCD?

  3. omarh1688

    omarh1688 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    this message is an addition to my original post, i dont know how to make attachments to the threads.

    ANYWAY.................The pc is not intended to be a gaming computer, as i was searching for parts for the pc i wanted it to be computer that can handle everyday programs like (internet, Office, Word, music files video etc.)
    I am not sure if this pc is considered a high end pc. but i just needed to know a ball park figure on how much you think i could get for it....AND ALSO i would like a suggestion on any site where i can sell it..besides eBay.
    The monitor not an LCD.

    Thank You Very Much
  4. BBString

    BBString TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Starting a business?
  5. tuppymahar

    tuppymahar TS Rookie

    Sorry if i disappoint you! To say dollar worth, from 150-200 due to some hot deals around for parts.
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    I think most would consider this a low end PC.

    Many "value" PCs (i.e. lowest end) offered by major manufacturers offer more than yours and they include some software other than just the operating system which makes theirs useful right off the bat. They also offer a warranty and maybe some tech service. If you don't, that would cut the value of yours further. It's not clear to me if it's brand new or if you've used it for a couple of years. You just say you built it.

    Without knowing the brand and model of ALL the components you listed (and you omitted the motherboard, power supply and case) or anything about sound (like onboard sound or soundcard) or USB ports or modem and the like, I would never buy such a unknown PC even if I wanted such a low end one. For those who might, I don't see them risking much money for it.
  7. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    I have to agree

    I completley agree.
    I sell systems for the same purposes:
    P4 2.4ghz celerons
    shuttle MoBo (on board sound and lan)
    128 msi agp
    80g HDD
    dvd rom/cdrw
    psu 350w
    15" crt
    any OS
    Microsoft works
    Parts=some used and some new.
    My top dollar has been $250usd
    I consider these as low to mid range systems.
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