[mythtv-users] Dell dual-quad-core Xeon server for $779
yan at seiner.com
Thu Oct 25 19:18:08 UTC 2007
Josh White wrote:
> I'm not worried about the price point, I'm sure even at $36 I'm paying
> 10x the manufacturing cost. What I am worried about was the fact that
> the outer layer of packaging was a cardboard box, then a layer of foam
> peanuts, then bubble wrap, then a plasitc bag, and then the drive
> itself. No asus box, nothing. No manual, wires, registration card,
> anything. All I got was a box that they threw some basic packaging
> materials in and a drive. Like it was just pulled out of a system they
> had lying around. I guess that's probably better packaging than dell
> receives at their assembly plants, but still. Not what I'm used to.
OEM v. retail - the OEM stuff is bulk-packed, with little to no stuff -
maybe a CD. Retail comes in a nice box with stuff.
You pay more for retail packages. Do you really need the package? :-)
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