is it worth buying a second pc?
- Depends on the hardware
- Depends on the price
- Depends on the software included
- No - you never know where it’s been
Is it ever worth buying a used pc?
I recently bought one for about 6000. Had to ditch everything except for the case, cd rewriter and monitor when the hard disk died. The pc company I took it to, couldn’t reinstall the software on the AMD Chip K7/500 (I think) so I ended up gutting the entire system.
I love what I have now… but it wasn’t cheap getting there! Still I run Win98 SE on P4 chip with 256MB RAM. You know, it seems a lot more stable than the old system even my old PII with 320MB ram. Odd eh?
By the time I bought the lot, I could have had a completely new system… So what do you guys think?
One thing, I noticed that pc owners who are selling their used pcs almost always overvalue their second hand pcs, in some cases GROSSLY. I would depreciate a new pc at about 50% per year as a standard. Even six months, I would expect a reasonable discount to the price.
Any opinions/experience that you want to share about this?