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Just immigrated to the oh so glorious murica, I mean how can any of you afford to live here. I would be terrified if I was on a minimum wage here.

Back in Scotland we can drive to our local Ikea that is 5-10 minutes away and walk out with a desk costing 20 quid. My gran who has stayed here for 15 years drove me today for about 4 hours to everywhere she knows that sells furniture/office stuff/house stuff/computer stuff/electronic stores. Hardly any of them had pc deks, and the ones that did were $200-$300.

I though fff I will check the internet, so on the way home to pick me up decide to go into the store and pick up a monster...........$3.20 lmao. At home I can get any energy drink for 99p.
I mean, is there any inbetween in America? Are you either wealthy, or just scraping by?

Oh rant over, where can I get a cheap and effective and simple pc desk, not made for a 70 year old realtor.
post #2 of 11
america does have some weird pricings tongue.gif btw, welcome to the greatest country below canada and above mexico. hope you enjoy the stay.

good luck finding a good quality desk that wont wreck your budget, ive been trying but so far nada.
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It's moving season for college students. If you have a school anywhere nearby, craigslist.com will have dozens of desks that are nearly free, providing you can go pick them up.

As for a cheap table, I built this for $50 from Ikea:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40136558/
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/70217973/
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Ever heard of the phrase, "ignorance is bliss?" Yeah... I hate you for having bought desks for 20 quid.
    
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Originally Posted by legoman786 View Post

Ever heard of the phrase, "ignorance is bliss?" Yeah... I hate you for having bought desks for 20 quid.

i got my current desk from goodwill for $30, went to an office depot and saw the exact same desk, same exact condition for $799.99 + tax, though it included a nice fancy chair. I would keep this one but im running out of room considering i have two 900D builds and 6 xstar 27" monitors on it now lol. must find a new desk that doesnt suck and wont cost me a 9970 when they release:(
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Rather over dramatic I know, just felt like ranting. Cant believe the price of some stuff here, toiletries/furniture/and alot of food types are so expensive here. Though, electronics are so much cheaper here, which makes up for it all. After a mix of amazon and newegg I got my entire new build coming for so much less than what I would have paid in the UK. Being a computer enthusiast, that makes up for all the rest tbh.

Should also mention its Florida that I have moved to, are certain states more expensive than others etc?
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Nocturn3 View Post

Rather over dramatic I know, just felt like ranting. Cant believe the price of some stuff here, toiletries/furniture/and alot of food types are so expensive here. Though, electronics are so much cheaper here, which makes up for it all. After a mix of amazon and newegg I got my entire new build coming for so much less than what I would have paid in the UK. Being a computer enthusiast, that makes up for all the rest tbh.

Should also mention its Florida that I have moved to, are certain states more expensive than others etc?

florida here also, where in florida are you? florida has had higher prices than other states from what ive seen.
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post #8 of 11
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Ehh Clearwater, pinellas county somewhere. Some fancy golfing closed community thing.

So funny, I spent all my budget after flights on building a haswell sli build, and now cannot afford a desk as I thought they would be really cheap like we have them in the UK. I will play on the floor, in 96 degree weather, fun >_<<br />
There is even an ikea in Tampa, which my gran said is about a 30 minute drive. Though looking online, the exact same items are atleast triple the price here. They also do not have any of the cheap simple desks from EU/UK ikea's.
post #9 of 11
Desks are over rated. I got two cheap plastic 4 foot fold out tables and stuck them in a corner L shaped and they work great for me. Legs adjust to three different heights, they're easy to clean, and hard to mess up.

Setup is so wide I had to splice these together so sorry for the weirdness in the middle lol

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post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by uk80glue View Post

Desks are over rated. I got two cheap plastic 4 foot fold out tables and stuck them in a corner L shaped and they work great for me. Legs adjust to three different heights, they're easy to clean, and hard to mess up.

Setup is so wide I had to splice these together so sorry for the weirdness in the middle lol

+1 I have the same setup. I was looking for a desk after I got my computer built...and then I saw the price tag. I said, "screw that noise. I got fold outs!"
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