Originally Posted by bloomstomb
First let me tell you where Im coming from. Ive sold hundreds of custom desktops on various online platforms over the past few years and turned a profit. I was always able to beat known prebuilders
because low overhead costs. For the most part this is true when we're talking about dell, Alienware, etc. However this year has shown a very alarming trend in the price of prebuilts just crashing down even as my costs go up (primarily memory).
Here is a prime example of something I simply cannot compete with once I add shipping costs, packaging, eCommerce fees and other crap. And believe me I can get stuff cheaper than 99% of the people here too. I dont get how they do this when they have to pay rent, insurance, employees etc. I get it, that its crap, but for the core components how do you beat this?
iBUYPOWER Ultra Gaming PC Desktop AM900Z
16gb ram (ddr4)
PSU 500w no rating (total crap - this is where they save a ton of cost but still)
cheap keyboard mouse
cheap usb wifi
$1299.99 (this price has not changed since they released this product earlier this year in april or so).
What are your guys takes on this?
I know another one you couldn't compete with 2. SnowBlind
16gbs ripjaw 8x2
1080ti gigbyte 3 fan white one with a white back plate
800 watt psu
A white case with a monitor on the side for a glass panel
I bought it for 1849.
I am unsure why you would think you could compete. It is like a small time department store, wondering why walmart can beat them at everything...
I am really unsure why anyone would buy a computer from some random person lol, i never did get that one. Putting a computer together is about the simplest thing anyone could do. I guess people like yourself though just play off their ignorance, and their make believe fears. I mean PC components are really strong compared to the average perception of them. You could literally take a CPU and whip it at the wall, and chances are its still gonna work.
I never could make money like that, i would just tell the person god just install it yourself it isnt hard. The hardest part would be sticking the cpu in, which could break it I suppose, which you legit would just have to drop it into the slot from like 5 feet backwards and try to push it against the motherboard.When clearly all over the MB, and CPU it has a arrow on which way it is suppose to go in. You didnt think your easy life of slapping pieces together that is easier than almost everything was gonna last forever did ya lol?
Putting a computer together, is easier than the easiest task of car maintenance, which would be changing the oil. There are people who 100 percent could not accomplish changing the oil. I mean I have seen suppose professionals mess it up multiple times. Putting a pc together ha, anyone could do it. It is less difficult than buying a shelf from walmart and trying to put that together.