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Think again, bud. 600-700 bucks for 2 years.
And?
You aren't going to be doing calls every day.

Clients that I build for have general questions MAYBE once every 6 months.

4 calls of 10 minutes for $600 wouldn't be a bad deal.
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post #102 of 207
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Originally Posted by GanjaSMK View Post
I don't know, 1200$ is a great price on that. Think of the benefits:

* HP Support
* Built in WiFi (on a desktop )
* 2TB of space at 5400RPM's (super fast)
* !@#$*% amazing case
* Got to shop at Best Buy
* Discrete graphics instead of onboard (Sick OEM card)
* All kinds of free trial version software good for usually at least 30 days minimum
* If it craps out you get to take it in for Geek Squad to repair it

I can't think of any reasons not to buy that PC...
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You could have offered him to let you build it for him
On the other hand, if he forks out $1400 to buy that pc then he's helped the economy
    
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It was $1600...
    
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Originally Posted by beers View Post
And?
You aren't going to be doing calls every day.

Clients that I build for have general questions MAYBE once every 6 months.

4 calls of 10 minutes for $600 wouldn't be a bad deal.

You're lucky, bud!
post #106 of 207
Same reason your mom buys pre-made perfume and you buy pre-made shoes.

A shoemaker could possibly make something better and cheaper. You can make your own perfume for just a few bucks which will rival the $150 vials... But do you know a damned thing about perfume or shoe making?
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it's easier and cheaper to get the tools and the knowledge needed to build a pc than to make shoes/perfume .
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Same reason your mom buys pre-made perfume and you buy pre-made shoes.

A shoemaker could possibly make something better and cheaper. You can make your own perfume for just a few bucks which will rival the $150 vials... But do you know a damned thing about perfume or shoe making?
I know that if I add 2TBs of "hard drives" to my shoes, it'll make them last for years!
    
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Oh and I paid $1200 for a pentium 4 about 4 years ago. Call that overpriced...
    
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should drag your friend and HIS DAD to your house, show them what you built with your own 2 hands. and show them how much better it is compared to their store bought brick.
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