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Spyderturbo007

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I can't seem to find anything in the TOU that doesn't allow this type of post, so I guess it's OK.

I just got done building myself a new machine so I have the old one sitting around and nothing to use it for. My buddy called last night and told me that he had a thunderstorm roll through last night and now his machine won't even power on. I told him it was probably a power supply which would be cheap to replace. He told me that he was wanted to upgrade because his machine is over 10 years old!

Anyway, I got to thinking that I have my XPS 400 sitting there with no home and said something about selling it to him. It's been upgraded over the years so it still runs like a champ. He asked how much and I really didn't know what to say. I told him I would ask around and see if I could find a fair price.

Here are the specs:


  • 3.2GHz Pentium D
  • 4GB DDR2 667MHz (3.5GB Useable)
  • NVidia GeForce 6800 (258MB) Video Card
  • 74GB WD 10,000rpm Raptor Drive (Primary)
  • 160GB WD Secondary Drive
  • Windows Media Center Edition
  • Office 2010 Professional
  • Hauppauge SD TV Tuner
  • Divco Fusion 5 HDTV QAM TV Tuner
  • Lite-On DVD-RW
  • Sony DVD Drive
  • 19" LCD Monitor (4:3)
  • Dell Keyboard & Mouse


Does anyone have any idea what a fair price would be for the system?

Edited by Spyderturbo007, 10 June 2011 - 08:03 AM.

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abseh1

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An old real estate saying is "something is worth what the buyer will pay"

Another consideration is how good of a buddy are you?

Face it ...it is still old...and still functional too

My link

High in about $80 to $100...which he could put toward a new computer with Win7

Example :$299 for a computer that includes... Windows 7 Professional 32/64-bit
My link

Edited by abseh1, 10 June 2011 - 01:33 PM.

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We would probably sell this in my shop for between $200 and $250... but we're a business...

The other thing to think about is that those cheap new computers are just that- cheap. $299 will get you low-end parts that are more likely to fail within expected operational limits.
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We ended up agreeing on a $225 price tag, so you hit the nail on the head underscor3. :)
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He shoots... he scores! :)
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