Bought for $650
Sold for $1320
See kids, this is why you never buy pre-built. Someone will rip you off.
First of all, I'm new to this website. I had thought this was for personal viewing. I did this as a log of my builds. Also this is ALL in CAD. The Canadian Dollar is completely terrible so computer components cost a lot more than the US. I also price my builds competitively and much cheaper than others on "Kijiji", a Canadian Craigslist essentially. I've sold countless builds and this is mainly a hobby and side cash for my university tuition. I have not had a SINGLE unhappy buyer of ANY of my builds. I spend a lot of time buying a mixed of used and new quality parts, obviously for very good pricing. You all have nothing else better to do but bash people online. Ethically I didn't do anything wrong or deserving of a flame. My buyers are genuinely happy, my pricing in my area is lower than 75% of all the other "Beast Gaming PC" listings. This build was sold for approximately $1050 USD after conversion.
good build for the price
$1320 is not a good price. I feel sorry for the person who bought it.
I meant for the build price -_-
No problem. You are right, so of course I will back you up.
Not that I disagree with what you are saying because I'm not, but what you are wrapped around is ethics. He has business sense. Maybe not business ethics in your eyes but if you could sell a quarter for 50 cents would you? Still, he is doing something for the community. How many times have you searched craigslist for computer parts. I literally look like every hour. I'm a freak. I know. But, nonetheless you can find ridiculously priced parts sometimes. I just built a near $1000 computer for about $600. He might not be intentionally showing people there are ways to build cheap computers that can keep up but in the end he has. Not everything needs to be new. Just make sure you know what you are looking for and how to test it before shelling out cash.
Yes speaking solely of business practices the guy did make some money and good for him. Speaking ethically he hosed the guy who bought the system who likely didn't know any better.
I don't want stuff like this being promoted in our community. PCPP should be a community that can help educate people interesting in building their own computer and show how easy it is to create something that you can take pride in. Not saying you would disagree with this, just expressing my own opinion.
I honestly wouldn't even say he hosed the guy. That computer is a pretty competitive workstation and gaming pc. If he got great deals on parts and then resold for market value he is literally doing the same thing as newegg or any other big seller. Yes they are used parts but still it is a solid build.
As far as the community goes he did nothing to this community except show people here that you can build a great pc for cheap. Not just a budget pc for cheap but a great performance pc. It isnt very often that people bring up using craigslist components to save on a budget build solely because you don't know where they live and can't tip them into deals in the area. However if someone is trying to build a comparable computer and he showed them it can be done on the cheap then maybe he did do something for the community. Just my 2. Happy building homies.
Nothing is wrong with business ethics. I would love a world where I only paid what it actually cost to produce an item or could count on a companies to back up guarantees out of their own pockets rather than mine when their stuff breaks. That would be great. What I was referring to is the fact that you are saying he did something wrong because it is against your ethics or morals. You don't get to decide what people charge for their time or skill. You can't force what you think is right on someone else. Do you think that if you found a 5 dollar component that you knew you could sell for 10 dollars you wouldn't jump at it. Maybe this is his job, maybe this is how he supports his family, and maybe you shouldn't be so quick to judge.
Im sorry bro. I thought you were one of the guys flaming him. My bad. Was just peeved
I get where you are coming from. I really do. I build for my friends all the time and wouldnt think of making that much profit. I'm just playing devils advocate here. If he was charging more than the computer was actually worth or was selling bad components to people who don't know any better or using pirated software in his sales then yeah thats messed up, but if he isn't doing any of those things then why shouldn't he be allowed to make whatever he can from his sales. This is capitalism at its finest. Besides that he did put in the legwork to get the components which I'm sure took time and gas not to mention the time it took to put together. In total he probably spent no less than 10 hours in time looking for and building this pc. That is being pretty generous on the low side. He made 670 CAD so about 520ish usd. At best he made $52 an hour for this build. Thats not including gas to get the parts. As long as he isn't screwing over the customer I don't think that is totally unreasonable.
Judge not brother. Happy building.
A 980 TI is 900-1000 dollars. My currency is CAD. My description is also in CAD.