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March 6, 2011 1:30:44 PM

Hi, I'm looking to open a computer store in the future. but I want to get some practice in on building computers and installing software like the OS and drivers. Now I want to build them and sell them to students at my school or over the Ebay. So over on newegg I've Constructed a build but I need an opinion. If the computer is sold it WILL NOT be marked up very much, Probably just enough to pay for the expenses to sell it. I may end up keeping it though If I like it enough. Heres my build.

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer

$22.99


HIS Radeon HD 6870

-$10.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

$209.99


CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 750W PSU

-$20.00 Instant
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card

$119.99


Arctic Silver 5 Thermal

$9.99

COMBO
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition

GIGABYTE GA-880GMA MOBO

Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB DDR3 1600

-$15.00 Instant
-$30.96 Combo

$314.00

COMBO:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Antec Three Hundred Illusion case

-$15.00 Instant
-$5.00 Combo

$149.98

Subtotal: $826.94

Shipping: $4.99

After Reabates: $786.94

Seems great for the price IMO.

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March 6, 2011 1:33:03 PM

I forgot, I dont have a budget and the comp is for a gamer.
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March 6, 2011 1:40:09 PM

Hello dominnater;

It's a tough business to make any money in unless you have a pretty good volume of sales. All it takes is one customer to change his mind and you might have a system go un-sold to put you into the hole on expenses and wipe out any earlier profits.
That same could happen if any of your customers comes back with a major problem where you need to replace parts, pay for RMAs and replacement, etc.
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March 6, 2011 1:44:00 PM

I figured if I sold the comp, they could go through the warranty that came with the part that broke.
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March 6, 2011 1:46:50 PM

And the word would get out that you don't support what you build.
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March 6, 2011 1:50:48 PM

Then couldn't I let them give me the computer back to fix it, then send the part in and replace it, then giving them the comp back. getting the part through the warranty of course.
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March 6, 2011 2:36:32 PM

You'd probably have to do that - but it's not what people would expect.
Drop it off in the morning, pick it up at night is what a local PC shop would be able to do.
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March 6, 2011 5:36:21 PM

Yes but when I get my shop I will be ordering from manufacturer instead of newegg
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