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post #21 of 33
Nice find, I found a similar deal 3-4 years ago on CL for a i5-720 on a nice asus board with a gtx 470, 8GB G.skill ripjaws, 640GB WD Black, Antec Earthwatts 650W Raidmax Smilodon 1600x900 dell monitor, razer naga saitek cyborg, and rocketfish mouse pad for $500. I did a quick glance right before ordering parts after 2-3 weeks of price comparison & research on how to build and had planned a much weaker build for $600 for just a tower. Was my 1st custom build which I later added a Corsair A70 on and started OCing, Play with your bargain and sell it, I sold that tower only for $650 yr or so afterwards.
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Welcome to OCN bud thumb.gif
Edited by lon5210 - 3/27/13 at 2:20am
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post #23 of 33
You have got a awesome deal, mate. wink.gif
Enjoy your new rig.
post #24 of 33
I have to say that was an amazing deal. I build a very similar rig; mine is a bit better, but I ended up spending well over twice, almost three times, as much on mine. Anyways, welcome to OCN, and enjoy your stay!
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post #25 of 33
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the help and greetings :-) This is an awesome community!!

I ended up keeping the asus monitor and WD 1 tb hard drive, replacing it with an old 320 gb one I had, and selling the build to a friend for $700.

So all in all, a free monitor and hard drive, plus $200 to get some goodies at microcenter.

Finally my obsessive craigslist checking has paid off!!
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post #26 of 33
A common theme I see from dealing on CL a bunch is that some people buy hardware, TVs, etc on credit then realize they can't afford it and need cash for necessities like food, rent, gas, etc. Returning items to the store (if possible) doesn't get them cash for that, so they sell at a loss on CL for cash in hand and deal with credit debt later- or keep paying min payments.

Its a shame people put themselves in that position, but it is what it is.
 
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post #27 of 33
I honestly couldn't see a desktop including the monitor being stolen and sold like that - too big , too easily identified by any number of serial numbers. Maybe the buyer just needed the money quick and wanted to sell? It was an outstanding bargain.
post #28 of 33
Sweet deal!
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post #29 of 33
What a steal!! Brb, checking Craiglist.
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post #30 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by HPE1000 View Post

Wow, wonder if there were problems with it and the person just kind of gave up. Even if something is going out the door and about to break replacements would still keep you well within a great deal.


I couldn't really think of a reason someone would sell it for that cheap without some problems. Could have just been a virus lol... You never know.


Great deal either way though, lucky.

Desperate for money perhaps? needed a really quick sell. I've seen stuff like that before.

Stolen lol too... never trust anyone's word on craigslist make sure of things yourself.
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