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Does anybody Have the passion

by skippyd333 / April 28, 2005 12:41 PM PDT

To build and sell Custom computers? Online or locally or both? Skip

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(NT) anybody?
by skippyd333 / April 30, 2005 12:20 AM PDT
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I'm sure there must be a lot of people who've considered it!
by culture_of_one / April 30, 2005 8:16 AM PDT

More and more large PC makers are screwing up the "quality" and "customer-service" equations. Their main problem is that there's no accounting formula for "goodwill", and so customers are just "numbers on a page" to them. This creates a genuine opportunity for smaller, more reliable makers to enter the market. Now is definitely the time!

Sincerely, JDM

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I started
by skippyd333 / April 30, 2005 7:28 PM PDT

Just checking out the market. I opened a store on ebay and sold 10 computers monday alone and. then slowed down so, I don't get to far were I can't handle it alone. The markets there you just need a good reputation and satisfy your customers. Larning how to market yourself as well as your product is the most important First steps. Skip

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I considered it
by rootdude / June 8, 2005 11:20 AM PDT
In reply to: I started

I have a passion, but unfortunately, my area of the country is very low tech. I wouldn't sell custom PC's on ebay because I don't believe I could properly support customers long distance, although I've frequently sold individual hardware there.

My passion is in Home Theater PCs of both the windows and linux version with multiple tuners and capabilities, Open source POS solutions, and Asterisk voip PBX systems..

Think there's a market?

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well forget ebay
by skippyd333 / June 8, 2005 1:47 PM PDT
In reply to: I considered it

Ebay is so parinoid about fraud and probably for good reason. After selling 10 computers in one day, they suspened my account for no reason. I had a good reputation and, a 100% feedback rating. They never would tell me why I was suspended. I definetily got to test the market and, its there. So, for now, I'm going to concentrate on the local market and then build my own website with a good merchant account. Study the ways of getting high on the search engine lists and, go for it. By testing the market on ebay, I found it wasn't just the quality of the computer but, the support you can offer. Even Cnet forums has better support than a reputable brand name distributor. So, it can be done long distance. Also, I found just like a car, people also like stylish computers. Cases with windows and lights and, even clear acrylic cases with lights and disco fans attract a lot of attention. skip

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