[sclug] Other "sell by the pallet load" recon kit sellers > Bracknell Computer Fair

Mike Mallett mike.mallett at ntlworld.com
Sun Apr 13 19:45:27 UTC 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: sclug-bounces at sclug.org.uk 
> [mailto:sclug-bounces at sclug.org.uk] On Behalf Of M.Blackmore
> Sent: 08 April 2008 22:48
> To: sclug.org.uk at randominter.net
> Cc: sclug at sclug.org.uk
> Subject: [sclug] Other "sell by the pallet load" recon kit sellers
> On Fri, 2008-03-14 at 15:21 +0000, Tom Carbert-Allen wrote:
> > http://www.rdc-shop.co.uk/shops/trade/
> Was an example Tom gave. 
> I've been out of the business now for 8 years since the birth 
> of an unexpected (given our advanced age we didn't think this 
> was to be!) family meant I became a full time parent since 
> the millenium. The youngest is now going to school (hurrah) 
> and I'm thinking of starting up general PC services on a 
> casual part time basis.
> All my trade accounts are loooong dead, and some of the 
> suppliers no longer seem to exist!
> I think there is enough of a market here for some cheap recon 
> stuff and might make it worth a try-out
> What other sellers of stock by-the-pallet load than RBC do 
> people use? 
> I used to know all this sort of thing "organically" having 
> grown up with the small computer world since the advent of 
> the microcomputer - its amazing how quickly one becomes 
> totally out of touch when ceasing to be economically active!

This thread prompted me to look at the prices for preowned computers at
today's fair

Base unit only

Compaq Pentium 4 /1.6g/ 256mb RAM / 20gb HD/ CD		?45

Pentium 4 /2.6g/ 512mb RAM / 40gb HD/ CD			?65

Keyboard and mice can be picked up cheaply at the fair

Complete unit with 17" screen, keyboard and mouse

Dell Optiplex GX240 Pentium 4 /2.4g/ 256mb RAM / 40gb HD/ CD

(warranty usually 3 month)

Also assorted laptops

There are several vendors selling new base units with no O/S (keyboard etc
extra) and for example Vivatech are asking

Core 2 Due E6750 / 1gb RAM / 250gb HD/ DVD writer / Geforce 8400GS
(3 year warranty)

Last but not least the 'open source man' is always there !

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