[rescue] Sun Kit Needed for EE Student Here

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Thu May 11 13:25:49 CDT 2006

On Thursday 11 May 2006 14:03, Don Y wrote:
> velociraptor wrote:
> > with x86 boxes being sold at places like WalMart for less than
> > $400, "consumer" computers are very close to the "don't bother to
> > repair" stage, if not already there for the majority of folks.
> Yup.  And, this depresses the resale market for otherwise
> "usable" machines.  How can anyone expect to SELL a ~1GHz
> machine for $100 when you can buy "new" (with WARRANTY)
> machines for $300 - $400 that run twice as fast, etc.

Purdue's salvage op doesn't have any trouble extoring money for 3-4 year 
old machines, despite the fact you can get a faster machine with a 
warranty from Walmart or Dell even.

It's odd how surplus works...

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