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on eBay: Home-made PC for sale

Up for sale this time is a nice all-round multimedia PC I've built up from the following components...

Jeantech case (inc. PSU)
Epox 8RDA motherboard (based on nVidia's nForce2 chipset)
AMD Athlon XP 2200+ processor (inc. heatsink and fan)
One stick of 512MB PC2100 RAM
IBM Deskstar 120GXP 60GB 7200rpm hard drive
Samsung SpinPoint P80 160GB 7200rpm hard drive
Samsung 52x CD-ROM drive
NEC (rebadged as Freecom) 4x DVD+RW drive - W/RW/R DVDs at 4/2.4/12x, CDs at 16/10/40x
Creative Soundblaster Audigy Player soundcard
Creative 64MB GeForce2 Ti graphics card
Belkin 54g wireless PCI card
Floppy disk drive
Windows 98 SE (OEM)
Windows XP Home Upgrade

If you want to take a look at the auction, the link is here.

Thomas

Edit 17/10/04: Link replaced with link to new auction.
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on eBay: Home-made PC for sale

lol

Title Description

"Home-made PC: 2.2GHz, 220GB hd, 512MB RAM, 54g WiFi"

You mean AMD2200+ not 2.2ghz. Amd 2200+ runs at 1.8ghz
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on eBay: Home-made PC for sale

Right, I've cancelled the auction as I've had a bit of a change of plan - I'll be re-auctioning it in a couple of days time, but until them, I'll lock this thread.

Thomas
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on eBay: Home-made PC for sale

Sorry to abuse my powers and reply to a locked thread, but -

One thing that you might consider is dismanteling the system and selling each component seperatly, thats what I do with computer and Ipaq equipment I sell on Ebay and you can make a lot more that way but it is more time consuming.
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Heh... I actually did an analysis of selling it broken up, and I worked out that pre-made PCs make about 27% more than their components - though I admit, generally on eBay you do get more money by splitting things up.

Thanks anyway. Smiley

Thomas
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I've re-listed the computer (after purchasing a new power supply unit!) - and it can be viewed here:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=5131790928

Thomas
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on eBay: Home-made PC for sale

You have not corrected the processor speed. It should be 1.8GHz not 2.2GHz.
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I looked at several eBay auctions with AMD processors, and they all used the speed (as opposed to GHz) value in the Item Specifics - I'm not going to not do so thus lose out on people who search by item specifics!

However, you may note that I did change the title to be more accurate.

Thomas
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The point being, is that it is false advertisement.

What if some new comer to computers buys it and then sees it only runs at 1.8ghz. He will complain that he hasnt got what has been advertised.
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I guess that's a risk I'll just have to take then. Wink If someone really is unhappy then they can just send the PC back for a refund... I'm not out to con people!

Edit: I've added to the item description on eBay to fully explain my actions - that way, I can't be moaned at for false advertising (well, unless someone decides to not read the whole auction page!)

Thomas
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Yes that's the best thing to do Thomas, that way you cover your behind.
Too many buyers on ebay like to see legitimate sellers make mistakes and wangle out of paying.

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Sold - am therefore locking the thread.

Thomas