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Computer Help Please

rockatin Avatar
8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Right looking to buy a second hand pc from local comp shop. havent got all the details but can someone please tell me if it sounds ok,

its a TIME pc.
athlon 2000+
512mb
120GB hard drive which he says is new
6 months warranty

says he will install my DVDRW and my network card as well as my old hard drive into the new machine, from my old machine free of charge

sorry i havent got more info, he want £150 for base only.
He got it up and running in front of me and it was ready in about 15 secs
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance
rockatin Avatar
8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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1 Like #1
I would say that is £50 too much, you could get better for that cash


Here is a quick example http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Special+Offers/AriaNet+Value/Arianet+Value+2800+Intel+PC+?productId=31975
1 Like #2
I wont buy it, there alway good dell deals in hear....
low RAM, small warrange, probally onboard poor video card and its a TIME.
#3
cheers for your input guys,

i really dont have a clue when it comes to comps, i an use them ut specs go above my head,

im not looking for a great PC, just a bog standerd one thats not too slow, and doesnt keep cutting out like my old one,

i could maybe get him down to 125 what that be a more reasonable price?
1 Like #4
You can buy that sort of thing on the second hand market for around a third that figure, including a CRT monitor. If you have the skills, or fancy googling for PC building guides, you could build a system about three times faster than that one for about £50 less than they're charging.

Although, if you fancy paying a little over double and gettng something six times faster or more capacious in every category, drop me a PM.
1 Like #5
TIME computer had a VERY bad reputation and eventually went bankrupt.

Time went bankrupt about 4 years ago so this is a VERY old computer and I would say this is probably a VERY BAD deal. Dont waste your money.

BTW, does the Time come with a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and any software installed ?

There was a deal on here a week ago for a BRAND NEW Dell sysem unit for only £139 that was FAR better than the pile of Time rubbish he is trying to sell you.

Here are some recent Dell offers at under £150. They have expired, but others will come along.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/221884/dell-cheap-basic-vostro-200-1-8ghz-/

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/197999/cheap-dell-vostro-200-desktop-2ghz-/
#6
thanks guys, not gonna go ahead with it,

You lot have given great advice and im gonna go read up on it a little bit and wait for a hot deal to come up,

Thanks once again rep left
#7
Yes, that one is probably worth £50-75, as others have said you can get far better PCs for the same price from online shops. The PC itself is 5-6 years old.
banned#8
jocksteeluk
I would say that is £50 too much, you could get better for that cash


Here is a quick example http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Special+Offers/AriaNet+Value/Arianet+Value+2800+Intel+PC+?productId=31975


Do you know I was just gonna say the same. I'd try knock him down to £100, then its an OK deal
#9
Think I saw Big pockets are selling complete systems with a 15" tft for about £150 at the moment
#10
mattdawes699
Think I saw Big pockets are selling complete systems with a 15" tft for about £150 at the moment


£130, although it was about the same age as this one (P4 2.8Ghz but 256mb of memory)
#11
my budget is 150, anyone wanna do me a favour and find me a decent deal, it would be much appreciated,

links would be great
#12
rockatin
my budget is 150, anyone wanna do me a favour and find me a decent deal, it would be much appreciated,

links would be great


the one jocksteel mentioned

http://www.aria.co.uk/Systems/Special+Offers/AriaNet+Value/Arianet+Value+2800+Intel+PC+?productId=31975
#13
Too give you an example

I have an old PC, a Dell it's specs are

Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz
1GB Ram
Windows XP with a legit serial
Onboard sounds and graphics
Upgraded power supply (can't remember details)
40 GB HDD
DVD RW

I was only looking for £50 for that and can put a brand new 250GB HDD in for an extra £30

That's about what it's worth so £150 for the one your being offered is a con
banned#14
RedIron;2709813
Too give you an example

I have an old PC, a Dell it's specs are

Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz
1GB Ram
Windows XP with a legit serial
Onboard sounds and graphics
Upgraded power supply (can't remember details)
40 GB HDD
DVD RW

I was only looking for £50 for that and can put a brand new 250GB HDD in for an extra £30

That's about what it's worth so £150 for the one your being offered is a con

£50!

better to splt it up and sell bits seperately. XP is worth £30-40 on its own.
#15
RedIron
Too give you an example

I have an old PC, a Dell it's specs are

Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz
1GB Ram
Windows XP with a legit serial
Onboard sounds and graphics
Upgraded power supply (can't remember details)
40 GB HDD
DVD RW

I was only looking for £50 for that and can put a brand new 250GB HDD in for an extra £30

That's about what it's worth so £150 for the one your being offered is a con


you looking at selling your one? would be interested if you were :thumbsup:

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