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They purchase them due to willful ignorance. The same reason I choose to buy a prebuilt car, I don't care to learn how to mess with my own car, therefore I will not learn. I will take it to a shop whenever it breaks, and I will pay their premium while having little knowledge about what is actually wrong.

I am blissfully unaware of anything inside a car.
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There is a third way to to things, even if you are not tech-savvy: talk to a friend who is, go to a specialist shop, have them give you a price listing of a custom-built PC, then go to best buy or any other generic multi product tech store and compare with the prices you have there. You'll be laughing soon. And going back to the specialist store and telling them to build the PC to specification. Many stores do that. Some even have pre-built systems that you can choose from without thinking about components. You can take a list of that too, and it wins against any best buy-like store.
 
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post #143 of 207
there is quite a big difference between a car and a pc though. Even after 2-3 years of tinkering with your car, you will still not fully understand what's under the hood compared to a few days for a pc.
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post #144 of 207
also, at ncix.com, they will actually build the pc before sending it to you as well as slapping a 1 year warranty on it. and that doesnt come with a 500$ premium but 50$.
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post #145 of 207
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Originally Posted by Kirus2012 View Post
When I said "media remote... whatever the hell that is" I meant, its probably some cheap thing with a pause, play, rewind, and no fastforward button...
I have an HP laptop and yes it is just a cheap piece of plastic with some buttons and a IR sensor, thing isn't even Bluetooth.

Companies do save money by buying parts in bulk but i mean come on. I shop on NCIX in Canada and they have a thing called pricematching. That way I can shop around and price match everything to save even more money.

But people who are dumb enough to spend this much at best buy should be left alone and not corrected. I have long given up trying to convince people that computers are actually very simple to learn and build.
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Originally Posted by PriestOfSin View Post
I don't care to learn how to mess with my own car, therefore I will not learn. I will take it to a shop whenever it breaks, and I will pay their premium while having little knowledge about what is actually wrong.

I am blissfully unaware of anything inside a car.
Yup, there's the reason.
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post #147 of 207
simple.........most people have no idea what all the specs mean
and trust a salesman......You have no choice really unless you do the
research .....and my research always says NO to HP
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post #148 of 207
...People by them because they are ignorant. Most people don't wanna learn about building a PC because they think it is too complicated or is hard.
 
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post #149 of 207
lol@ the lame building a car and building a PC comparison.

It only took me like a few hours to learn how to build a PC. All I did was disassemble my old Dell PC and reassemble it. After that I built my first PC like it wasn't my first time.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post
I recommend prebuilts to customers every day....
My vendor has prebuilt gaming rigs, workstation rigs, and servers for less than if you built them yourself via Newegg 90% of the time. =P
Where do you work? Imaginationland?
    
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