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Is it a good idea to buy a pc on ebay?

#1auntfafajkPosted 9/28/2013 2:13:15 PM
I don't have a specific one on mind, but are the pcs worth the price, maybe as a starting point or something to build onto? Or is it cheaper to just start from scratch?
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#2josh_bPosted 9/28/2013 3:50:19 PM
They are overpriced for what you get. Ive seen Several that looked pretty nice till you look at the GPU and it's running either nothing but onboard video or something like a old 9800gt and claiming it's a full fledged gaming pc that can run anything out there..

I looked before I built my current pc and one like mine which I paid slightly over a grand for it without the second gtx 670 was running at $2300.

take the parts on any system listed on there and look up those parts on newegg or tigerdirect or even amazon and you will see it's way cheaper to build yourself.
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#3auntfafajk(Topic Creator)Posted 9/28/2013 6:37:09 PM
Okay, thanks! I kinda figured it might be that way.
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#4DerPancakePosted 9/28/2013 6:39:26 PM
I sold a brand new build PC with a 3570k and 760 for 1,500 dollars, it cost me less than 1000 dollars to build (without taxes). So no don't buy on Ebay they are overpriced.
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#5Fade2black001Posted 9/28/2013 6:42:10 PM
DerPancake posted...
I sold a brand new build PC with a 3570k and 760 for 1,500 dollars, it cost me less than 1000 dollars to build (without taxes). So no don't buy on Ebay they are overpriced.


A prebuilt is ALWAYS going to be more expensive than doing it yourself. This is a fact for everything really.
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#6LordSeiferPosted 9/28/2013 6:44:00 PM
im not really sure how you can make the claim that everyone on ebay is overpriced.

dont buy one that is overpriced.

that said its not the best idea
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