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I've been wondering why people buy from these companies?

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I looked at ibuypower and companies that are similar who provide custom gaming rigs and noticed that they over charge by a huge percent.

If you buy the parts and build it yourself, it seems that you save hundreds of dollars.

My question is how are they still in business, and who buys their stuff? Has anyone bought anything from them, and is there some sort of benefit that i don't know of?
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Some people want a high end computer, but they don't know how to build one from scratch, or they want support and a warranty for it.
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Basically people who don't know how to build computers, don't have time to build them, and people who want support. Go look at servers they usually cost like 3x what the actual hardware does and that is purely because of the support and convenience it offers companies who buy them.

I suppose you have to realize you aren't just buying parts when you buy from a company like this.
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I don't understand why they exist, either. You can generally get the same thing from dell/hp/etc, for quite a bit less.
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ibuypower is a little more customizable than hp or dell, but even so if i were to spend like 4 grand on a computer it would definately not be prebuilt.
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Why do people buy cars and leave them stock? Why don't people build their own houses? Why do people eat at restaurants instead of making their meals from scratch from their own gardens at home?

1. They don't want to.
2. They don't know how to.
3. They don't have the time.
4. They don't care.
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hmmm... i think there is somewhat of a degree of difference of skill needed in building a house as opposed to a computer, but i do see your point
Edited by badatgames18 - 3/4/11 at 2:06am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
hmmm... i think there is somewhat of a degree of difference of skill needed in building a house as opposed to a computer, but i do see your point
Lol, yeah. There are many people saying the same things about many people on this site. " Why do they bring their car here and pay $40 for an oil change when they can buy the stuff and do it at home in 15 min for 15 bucks?"

" why do they pay 30 bucks for a steak dinner when they can buy a better cut steak at Kroger for 14 bucks and go home and cook even better for half the price?" Everyone has a special reason.
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