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I always wondered why people buy alienware? Do people really buy alienware just to pay extra for the logo?
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Build quality mostly. I've seen people, students and military personnel, get like 20-30% off for discounts and that's a good incentive in my opinion.
     
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because people are suckers for shiny things with flashy lights
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People don't know any better. They hear from 12 year olds on xbox live that alienware has good gaming computers so they go on the website see all the flashy lights on the chassis and buy it, not knowing they could be getting better for cheaper.
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Why do people buy apple?

Because to some, a brand name alone is more important than saving money.
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they think building a computer is like building a fridge - or something along those line

they reckon its friggen hard ~ so they stay away at all costs (remember alot of people have never seen the inside of a computer)
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Why do people buy apple?

Because to some, a brand name alone is more important than saving money.
Inb4 apple lovers.
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Apple brainwashes people to think their components are better built, but they're actually the same as regular PCs. You're just paying extra for the brand and stability of the OS.
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They buy them because;

1. They don't have the knowledge to build their own, or they feel like if they attempted it they'd screw it up.
2. They'd rather leave it to the "professionals", they know everything is going to be right.
3. They have the money to spare, and what they'd save building their own isn't worth the hassle or the time off work. It also takes even more time to research how to build it.
4. No warranty on the computer as a whole. Meaning that if the computer were to fail all of a sudden, it's up to you as the user to find the source of the problem, whereas for someone less experienced, they can just ship the computer back to the manufacturer and they'll handle the problem for them.
5. Influence/image, similar to branding of clothes and how one kid has an Alienware PC so the other must have one too. It's why everyone is walking around with Beats at the moment without realising my £35 set of JVC's are probably a good competitor.
6. They usually think they're better quality, "they're more expensive so they must be better". It applies to almost everything overpriced, and you'd be surprised as to how many average consumers think this.

I think it's a good thing. Job security and all. I encourage people to try and build their own, but if they have the money to spare on what they could've saved and they're too busy to bother then there's no point wasting time.
Edited by GoTMaXPoWeR - 4/12/11 at 7:26pm
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Originally Posted by Tralala View Post
because people are suckers for shiny things with flashy lights
How come they don't just buy extra leds or decals?
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