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Vorae
07-11-2002, 12:04 PM
So far, I've placed an ad on the bulletin board at the student union, which a lot of people pass by and take a gander at from time to time.

I'm planning on taking out an ad in the student newspaper. Beyond that, maybe an eBay auction (though it would have to be a local one - even the thought of shipping a desktop PC and flat-screen monitor exhausts me)?

I'm hoping everyone's experiences will be able to shed some light on this. What's worked for Dopers trying to unload their machine?

Side question: Here are the specs for my PC; you all can let me know if my asking price ($1000, give or take) is reasonable:

AMD 1.4GHz Athlon
512MB PC2100 DDR RAM
Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM HD
Leadtek NVIDIA GeForce3 64MB DDR
Pioneer 16X DVD-ROM (40X CD-ROM)
Plextor PlexWriter 24/10/40X CD-RW
Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Platinum w/Remote Control
Iomega 250MB Zip
56K Modem
10/100 LAN

Much thanks in advance for any advice you all can offer.

LordVor
07-11-2002, 03:18 PM
Piece by piece, price of buying new (from pricewatch.com), not including tax and shipping:

AMD 1.4GHz Athlon
$75

512MB PC2100 DDR RAM
$92

Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM HD
$91

Leadtek NVIDIA GeForce3 64MB DDR
$150

Pioneer 16X DVD-ROM (40X CD-ROM)
$40

Plextor PlexWriter 24/10/40X CD-RW
$90

Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Platinum w/Remote Control
$110

Iomega 250MB Zip
$60

56K Modem
10/100 LAN
$30 for the pair if generic

That's $730, for new and by piece. Major components not included in total are case, motherboard, and moniter, minor components are keyboard, mouse and heat sink. Depending on state of everything, if a decent moniter's included $1000 is probably close to right for a fully assembled used system that's working well, although you'll get better results if you post it as $975.

-lv