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post #51 of 65
$200 max. Explain to them that computer hardware drops in value very fast (especially very used) and that with $750 you could go build something new and MUCH faster.

If they decline make sure you tell them good luck finding the fool that they have been waiting so long for who would pay that price for that hardware.
Edited by Derp - 4/12/11 at 6:33am
post #52 of 65
Walk away..... Save your money.....

@Derp.... I wouldn't say anything about good luck finding whatever.... they've heard that stuff a hundred times before...means nothing to them and you would be wasting your breath....
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post #53 of 65
Cops go to pawnshops and scrap yards first for stolen items so if the PC has been sitting there for as long as he says it has, then derp derp why shady?

Id say 250 tops. Have cash in hand. For sure have cash in hand and tell them that right off. "I have cash in hand and offer $XXX.XXX for that pc over there."
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post #54 of 65
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$750 price tag made me lol,

I agree with the majority here start @ $150, but I would not go a cent over $200 for what is essentially a 4 - 5 year old rig, also I would ask to take a look at the inside before buying just to make sure the parts are what it says and are in a resonable condition

If they have it marked $750, they might have $150 in it, at least that's what the pawn shops around here usually do anyway. From the computers I have seen at the pawn shops around here, you can buy new and better for the prices they want.

I would be really scared to buy anything like that used, much less from a pawn shop. Who's to say when you buy it and get it home it fry's on you. Pretty sure that you just lost whatever you paid for it.

Just my 2 cents.
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post #55 of 65
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If they have it marked $750, they might have $150 in it, at least that's what the pawn shops around here usually do anyway. From the computers I have seen at the pawn shops around here, you can buy new and better for the prices they want.

I would be really scared to buy anything like that used, much less from a pawn shop. Who's to say when you buy it and get it home it fry's on you. Pretty sure that you just lost whatever you paid for it.

Just my 2 cents.
Tag of $750, offer of 150 cash and get it, return home to craigslist it for 400 or more and easily sell it lol. Yeah...
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post #56 of 65
$250 that's still not a bad rig by any means. and it will be a nice upgrade from your current rig.
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post #58 of 65
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That has onboard video, the one he's looking at has 2 x 3870's (comparable to nvidia 8800 gts I think)
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
That has onboard video, the one he's looking at has 2 x 3870's (comparable to nvidia 8800 gts I think)
He should offer to buy the two parts in the machine then. Buying the whole machine would be a waste of money. Core 2 Quad is way more superior to a Athlon x2 64. If not there are single card GPUs that a superior to two 3870s that cost less than 250$. Hey could just buy that sale and buy a 150$ GPU and still be 50$ under his estimated value of the pawnshop pc. Well the sale is over with... so be it.
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post #60 of 65
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He should offer to buy the two parts in the machine then. Buying the whole machine would be a waste of money. Core 2 Quad is way more superior to a Athlon x2 64. If not there are single card GPUs that a superior to two 3870s that cost less than 250$. Hey could just buy that sale and buy a 150$ GPU and still be 50$ under his estimated value of the pawnshop pc.
I think he wants the machine for a friend/relative who won't be gaming on it.

He wants another system for a reason.
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