beww at beww.org
Sat Jun 3 20:01:40 UTC 2006
On Jun 3, 2006, at 1:06 PM, Anil Gupte wrote:
> Yes, but I have made a living selling PCs (486s in those days) to dumb
> customers, and not so dumb customers as well. I think one could
> have a living
> at it. Of course my gig would be to be a supplier to all the
> people who wanted
> to sell to the end customer. BTW, you can't buy new PIII machines
> and you can't
> buy any Intel chips lower than 2Ghz - I think they buy them back so
> they won't
> be in the market.
There are certainly plenty of used, refurbed, off-lease or just plain
stolen (grin) machines on the market.
I saw some "refurbed" CPUs the other day, though I am not sure
exactly how you would go about "refurbing" a chip (straighten the
bent pins ?)
But I have no desire to deal with "users", my family members and
friends are enough headaches.
Trying to stay somewhat on-topic, I think a lot of the refurbed
machines on the market for around $100 would work as SD frontends for
Myth, but so would X-Boxes, MediaMVPs and even some PDAs.
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