[LUNI] OT: Looking for Cheap Desktop
orbert at orbert.net
Wed Aug 16 09:20:08 CDT 2006
On Wednesday 09 August 2006 09:47, Richard Reina wrote:
> I'm looking for an old PII or PIII to convert into a workstation on
> our lan? Anybody know where I can acquire and inexpensive one locally?
As usual I'm late to the thread. But since suggestions include new PCs
not acquired locally, I'm going to quote myself from another mailing list:
> > > looking for a new PC under
> > > $600. What is the best deal you've seen of late?
> > Even though I have reservations about Dell on a number of levels,
> > I have not found a way to beat the prices they offer on a
> > system-plus-monitor bundle, providing that you buy via one of the
> > third-party "deal of the day" websites. There are lots of them; ---
> > mentioned dealnews.com. Personally I've used gotapex.com. Here's
> > what they have today for a Dell desktop:
> > DellSB - Dimension 3100 with 2.8Ghz Pentium 4 HT, 512MB DDR2 SDRAM,
> > 80GB HD, 16x DVD+/-RW, Windows XP Home for $409 with FREE Shipping
> > plus 17" LCD Monitor!
> > "Dell SB" is "Dell Small Business." To get the prices shown on the
> > gotapex site, you must arrive at the Dell website via one of the links on
> > the gotapex site.
> > (There's some cookie or similar magic going on; you won't get the same
> > price if you go direct to Dell.)
> > Your purchase, however, is concluded at dell.com so you are not giving
> > personal or financial information to anyone else. I have used gotapex for
> > the last 3 desktop systems I've bought and had no problems. Two of the
> > systems came with the bundled monitors (17" and 20"); both of them are
> > fine for general office-type work.
> > For those who will avoid Dell, I recommend Fry's:
> > http://www.frys.com/
> > If you are not near one of their stores, you can shop their online store:
> > http://www.outpost.com/
> > There is a third-party site that tracks sales at Fry's:
> > http://www.frys-electronics-ads.com/
Note: now that Dell has announced their new "rationalized" pricing
strategy, they may discontinue their use of the "deal of the day"
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