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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ebonyruffles, Apr 18, 2007.

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  1. ebonyruffles

    ebonyruffles Thread Starter

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    I know second hand PCs aren't worth much but I don't know if it's worth $50 or $500? I have no idea what to ask for it. Can anyone give me a ballpark figure? Here's the specs: Intel P4 running @ 2.8 GHZ, XP Home, 512 MB memory, 160 GB hard drive, IntelPro 10/100 ethernet, CDRW drive, DVDROM drive, multimedia keyboard, optical mouse, 17" Samsung flat screen CRT monitor, 6 USB ports (2 front, 4 rear) plus a pile of software that isn't Vista-friendly. It's 3 years old, excellent condition, never had a problem with it.
    I don't want to "give it away" so to speak, or look like a fool by asking too much. Any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance...Sherry
     
  2. Rich-M

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    Replace any components? If no I would say $200. If yes to hard drive maybe $300.
     
  3. griffinspc

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    If the XP home comes with the original disk and some of the other software is decent then I'd probably say start at $300.00 maybe even $350. You can always come down in price but I wouldn't think that's trying to rip anyone off.
     
  4. XSkylerX

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    is the pentium 4 1mb L2 cache or HT?
     
  5. bearone2

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    3 yrs old, warranty doesn't xfer, so for a little more than $300, the buyer gets something newer/faster.
     
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    Make the buyer pay the freight for shipping to him.
    With the 17' Monitor and all the software, I'd ask $375-$400.
     
  7. Wasper

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    You have a solid, if dated, computer there.

    With 2.8GHz, nice sized Hard Drive, 2 Optical drives, 17" LCD , mouse, keyboard and XP loaded....

    I think that you should ask $375 and if you get offered down to $300 I would take it, but I wouldnt go much under that.
     
  8. griffinspc

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    I think it's a flat screen CRT Wasper but I still see it at $300.00 to $350.00 and drop it if necessary.
     
  9. bearone2

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    flags/wasper

    if you needed/wanted this computer, would you really pay the prices you suggest as opposed to something new?

    if you have a problem with software/hardware, licensed to someone else how do you resolve it on a 3 yr old computer?
     
  10. griffinspc

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    bearone2, I'm curious, where do you find a complete PC and monitor with software for a little more than $300.00? Not arguing but really curious.
     
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    software that's registered to someone else doesn't help me and i don't want someone else's problem child.

    not really an issue for me because any pc/laptop that i acquire buy purchase/giveaway/trade services for, i do a clean install, removing/creating partitions/formatting/installing form 98/se, 2k or xp, then apps i want/need, before anything else.

    bottom line, i'd never pay $350 for any used machine.
     
  12. dungeonguard

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    Hi,

    I saw a computer with similar specs on eBay going for about $300.

    ~Simon :)
     
  13. JohnWill

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    Deals on new systems come by all the time in the $350-400 range here, and they include an LCD monitor for that price. I think you're dreaming thinking you'll get $300 for a three year old system.

    Deal News

    Tech Bargains

    More Stuff 4 Less
     
  14. replay

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    Ending Dell E521 AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000+ Desktop $419 shipped free - AMD X2 3600+ $339, Apr. 18

    heres an example right here and u can buy a lcd monitor now for real cheap...so i wouldn't pay these prices for an old system either........
     
  15. griffinspc

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    The E521 at Deal News is definitely a good bargain. I stand corrected. I didn't see the other link's machine but your point's made.
     
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