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    Help wanted....I'm thinking of starting a business building pc's

    Hi all,

    I'm thinking of starting a business building pc's but i don't know where to start. How would i buy the pc parts cheap enough to make a profit. Anyone got any tips? Thanks

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    Original Poster

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    Personally, dont think theres any money in this at the moment - getting far too undercut by the big manufacturers to make any money on this unless you go in on a massive scale.

    If you really do want to, I can point you in the direction of a couple of trade distributors, but to be honest they arent really any cheaper than the likes of eBuyer.

    Wouldn't even bother. It's cheaper to buy a Dell PC pre assembled then to buy all the parts separately.

    Maybe worth starting a business fixing PC's but then again you'll soon find that to actually make the business profitable you'll end up having to employ people and doing LOTS of marketing.

    wholesale buying, however before buying i'd suggest you total up everything and see how much profit you can make. I tried wholesale with other things but these days unless you buy 1000s you don't really get a good deal out of it! there are sites where you can subscribe to it and it will suggest all sorts of wholesale sites not just pc related try esources.co.uk/ it lets you look at some site but some will require you pay for contact details.

    Good Luck hope that helped

    Best thing to do is PC repair and upgrades. Avoid building PC's to sell as the customer will get a better deal from larger suppliers.

    How about Freecycle ? Good luck

    Original Poster

    MrShed;3035091

    Personally, dont think theres any money in this at the moment - getting … Personally, dont think theres any money in this at the moment - getting far too undercut by the big manufacturers to make any money on this unless you go in on a massive scale.If you really do want to, I can point you in the direction of a couple of trade distributors, but to be honest they arent really any cheaper than the likes of eBuyer.



    baconsandwich;3035100

    Wouldn't even bother. It's cheaper to buy a Dell PC pre assembled then to … Wouldn't even bother. It's cheaper to buy a Dell PC pre assembled then to buy all the parts separately.Maybe worth starting a business fixing PC's but then again you'll soon find that to actually make the business profitable you'll end up having to employ people and doing LOTS of marketing.



    Punkytiptop;3035107

    wholesale buying, however before buying i'd suggest you total up … wholesale buying, however before buying i'd suggest you total up everything and see how much profit you can make. I tried wholesale with other things but these days unless you buy 1000s you don't really get a good deal out of it! there are sites where you can subscribe to it and it will suggest all sorts of wholesale sites not just pc related try http://www.esources.co.uk/ it lets you look at some site but some will require you pay for contact details.Good Luck hope that helped



    PhearFactor;3035219

    Best thing to do is PC repair and upgrades. Avoid building PC's to sell … Best thing to do is PC repair and upgrades. Avoid building PC's to sell as the customer will get a better deal from larger suppliers.



    snowtiger;3035261

    How about Freecycle ? Good luck



    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I've left rep :thumbsup:

    Also I dont know how you would stand regarding the WEEE were you are obliged to take like for like recyling, environment-agency.gov.uk/bus…48/ Thats a whole new minefield

    Original Poster

    happy donkey;3035595

    Also I dont know how you would stand regarding the WEEE were you are … Also I dont know how you would stand regarding the WEEE were you are obliged to take like for like recyling, http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/1745440/444663/1106248/ Thats a whole new minefield



    Thank you....i'll have a read. Rep left:thumbsup:

    Just for reference as much as anything else, a list of trade distributors/wholesalers in the industry(from most useful IME at the top):

    - Micro-P
    - Bell Micro
    - Computers 2000
    - Azlan
    - XMA
    - B2net
    - Dabs(business)
    - PC World (business)
    - Tech Data
    - Tekdata(yes, two distinct companies)
    - Service Source Europe
    - SCC
    - Rexel Senate/CEF (for cables etc)
    - Ash Distribution
    - ETC Distribution

    Original Poster

    MrShed;3035704

    Just for reference as much as anything else, a list of trade … Just for reference as much as anything else, a list of trade distributors/wholesalers in the industry(from most useful IME at the top):- Micro-P- Bell Micro- Computers 2000- Azlan- XMA- B2net- Dabs(business)- PC World (business)- Tech Data- Tekdata(yes, two distinct companies)- Service Source Europe- SCC- Rexel Senate/CEF (for cables etc)- Ash Distribution- ETC Distribution



    Thank you thats great :thumbsup:

    Very welcome.

    Two I forgot about:
    - Itac
    - Phoenix Software

    Did have a friend that built PC's, he was forced to give up. He know make more money travelling to fix issues with PC's in the home. All the other stuff that comes with it like upgrades etc... It seems people like having some one who will come out to fix stuff in there home. He fixes so many PC's that are still under warentee simply because the owners do not want to post them back or drive the distance to take them back.

    Just an idea.

    Basically youre ten years too late soz, knew a few lads who did it back then and made good money, they have all gave it up these days as either they are cheaper to buy at dell complete, or any average joe these days is happy to attempt to put one together, especially with youtube and online guides, zero profit in this now mate.

    Original Poster

    Staroffurby;3035931

    Did have a friend that built PC's, he was forced to give up. He know make … Did have a friend that built PC's, he was forced to give up. He know make more money travelling to fix issues with PC's in the home. All the other stuff that comes with it like upgrades etc... It seems people like having some one who will come out to fix stuff in there home. He fixes so many PC's that are still under warentee simply because the owners do not want to post them back or drive the distance to take them back.Just an idea.



    kungfu;3036460

    Basically youre ten years too late soz, knew a few lads who did it back … Basically youre ten years too late soz, knew a few lads who did it back then and made good money, they have all gave it up these days as either they are cheaper to buy at dell complete, or any average joe these days is happy to attempt to put one together, especially with youtube and online guides, zero profit in this now mate.



    Thanks for your help. I think upgrades r the way to go. Rep left :thumbsup:

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