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Posted: 3/25/2006 7:58:24 PM EDT

I want to improve my computer. Since I'm not an intensive user and would like to do this somewhat cheaply, it makes more sense to buy older and/or used parts.

I've looked around the forums I know, and a few have removed their buy/sell areas, presumably to funnel more traffic to the sponsors.

Where should I look for people offloading their computers/components?

Link Posted: 3/25/2006 8:01:55 PM EDT
egay or try looking locally.
Link Posted: 3/25/2006 9:09:56 PM EDT
Around here we have a once a month sidewalk sale, where vendors come and sell all manner of junk electronics (I mean junk...)... But some of it is good stuff.

You might ask around your area and see if there is something like that going on. Sometimes the small computer shops will hang onto dated stuff just in case, you might be able to pick stuff like that up cheap.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 9:05:42 PM EDT
What do you want/need? I have a stock pile of stuff here sitting in boxes.

Link Posted: 3/26/2006 9:56:45 PM EDT
DDR, video card, wouldn't object to a decent processor/board.

Take it to e-mail IM?
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 1:51:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:56:48 PM EDT
Check crag’s list... also, you may want to see if the local goodwill has a computer outlet.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:33:08 AM EDT
I generally try Craigslist, then Ebay.

You can design a system using 1 generation old parts and save a huge bundle of money.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 2:40:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jon3:
You can design a system using 1 generation old parts and save a huge bundle of money.

That's the idea. However, as I'm being moved about every 4 days, it's going to have to wait. No internet, either, apart from the library.

Thanks all.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:34:28 PM EDT
So, how does this look:

Another half gig of DDR
Plus assorted drives, Win2K, etc, etc.

No idea on the video card, I'm out of my usual stomping grounds.

Appreciate any insight.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 5:04:30 PM EDT
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