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#1 2014-10-21 20:01:26

samZ0rp
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Registered: 2013-12-18
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new pc buisness

my shop teacher is bringing in pcs the school cant use (there pretty good windows 7 sata x4 p4ht and some sata disks (hdd dvd)0)
ive been activating windows and adding some ram in the shop down time and selling them for 10 bucks to teachers and students ive made over 50 bucks doing barley anything

hell the teacher even says he will give me marks for building them (i modify the chaise so the hdd fits in the fdd cleanly (sawing the plastic cover so the hdd wont push on it)

of course i got one free and i took the best one which was a quad core with 4 gb of ram and i put two 80gb 7200 rpm drives

so i can potentialy sell 200 of them (2000 $ for not being bored at lunch) 

of course im putting cb on mine but windows for the ones i sell.

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#2 2014-10-21 20:48:14

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Re: new pc buisness

Congrats on your new job!

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#3 2014-10-21 20:50:54

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Re: new pc buisness

Nice one sam smile

Why not partition them, and supply a dual boot, so people can have the chance of trying out a non-win distro?


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#4 2014-10-21 21:41:41

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Re: new pc buisness

Nice!  I am about to go get like 3 laptops and some desktops from a IT friend who does work for IT businesses.  Hopefully have a descent laptop to use instead of my chromebook I croutoned with elementary OS luna (which my 1 year old son opened and wiped...thanks developer mode...>:( ) now Ubuntu 14.04.

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#5 2014-10-21 22:08:14

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Re: new pc buisness

(edit- PM sent from Sector11 regarding legality of key transfer).

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#6 2014-10-22 02:07:57

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Re: new pc buisness

damo wrote:

Why not partition them, and supply a dual boot, so people can have the chance of trying out a non-win distro?

I second that! big_smile You could kick off the next generation of PCjacking  ]:D


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#7 2014-10-24 13:28:59

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Re: new pc buisness

damo wrote:

Why not partition them, and supply a dual boot, so people can have the chance of trying out a non-win distro?

+1, yes that'd be great. Part of the difficulty in spreading linux (imho) is the public's perceived lack of options

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#8 2014-10-28 11:33:13

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Re: new pc buisness

i could send a boot disk with them (ubuntu or mint due to the fact the people im selling to are new to it)


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#9 2014-10-28 14:39:20

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Re: new pc buisness

samZ0rp wrote:

i could send a boot disk with them (ubuntu or mint due to the fact the people im selling to are new to it)

Or a copy of Puppy, that'd screw them up for the rest of their lives. ]:D


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#10 2014-10-28 18:12:31

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Re: new pc buisness

damo wrote:

Nice one sam smile

Why not partition them, and supply a dual boot, so people can have the chance of trying out a non-win distro?

If your looking to do that id put zorin os 9 core or for really old machines zorin os 9 lite.

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#11 2014-10-29 00:51:55

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Re: new pc buisness

they are actually all the same model except for the net support (used to control pcs by teacher) which is faster
they run Xubuntu well and Ubuntu would work decently to


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#12 2014-11-03 20:37:11

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Re: new pc buisness

the codes are referbishers codes sorry


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#13 2014-11-11 13:51:48

samZ0rp
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Re: new pc buisness

so far I've made about 200 bucks
also I've gave some away to poorer families (in the town)


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#14 2014-11-12 15:44:03

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Re: new pc buisness

Sounds like you're doing better than I did when I tried something like that. I tried the PC repair in my basement for a bit, but almost all of my business was family member who always got pissed at me when I gave them a bill. I wound up putting so much in & making almost nothing (because nobody wanted to pay) that I eventually just gave up  roll


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#15 2014-11-16 16:17:06

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Re: new pc buisness

@ Tinfoil Hat
You need to get a new family - what a bunch of scrooges  lol
I would have the opposite problem with my family.


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#16 2014-11-17 12:59:45

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Re: new pc buisness

^ Tell me about it. For the most part, my family is a pretty tight-knit bunch, except when it comes to money, then they'll rip each other's throats out. I guess it's just an Italian thing  lol


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