Originally Posted by andrews2547
It's going to cost more for them to build 200 computers as powerful as a Mac Pro than it is to buy 200 Mac Pros. There are many reasons for this.
1. They don't build themselves, the school/business/whatever will have to hire someone to build it for them.
2. If they break down, they will have to hire someone to fix them instead of phoning a 1-800 number and getting a free replacement.
3. If they do break down for whatever reason, it's going to take more time to get that computer fixed than it is if they got a replacement.
4. Not everyone is like you, believe it or not a lot of people won't know what to do if their computer breaks.
People seam to forget that there are plenty of PC shops that supply "custom" pre-built systems that include warranty and support.
Customer: I like some workstation PC's please
Shop: Very good sir. We have thees pre-assembled options available or perhaps you would like to pick out the parts your self from our inventory?
Customer: I like machine "x" but I like to have more ram. Can I have mine fitted with 16GB?
Shop: Certainly. That will add $60 to the price
Customer: Good. I'l take 10
Shop: Can I interest you in extended warranty and support?
Customer: Yes please
***money exchanges hands***
And a few week later the PC are delivered.Edited by Bit_reaper - 2/10/13 at 4:12am