View Full Version : Buy My Stuff

07-29-2009, 06:44 PM
I apologize in advanced for turning this thread into something resembling a market, but things like eBay and Facebook Market really don't do it for me. Besides, I tent to like and trust (that you won't be able to show your filthy faces around here ever again if you chip me) all of you more than the faceless buyers of those sites. Those of you who know me pretty well know that I'm a bit of a computer enthusiast. You know, that guy in that one general physics or calculus class who talks about his latest new build, which video card or processor he got, and how it's so much better than the competitors. Back on topic, I am poor and my unhealthy addiction to Newegg has left me with some things I don't need. Here's what I got.

Desktop 1
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black Edition, 2.6GHz. Highly overclockable.
GIGABYTE AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI ATX motherboard
SAMSUNG SpinPointT 320GB 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
Patriot 2GB DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel SDRAM, CAS4 (4-4-4-12)
Lite-ON Dual-Layer DVD+/-RW drive (Black)
Rosewill Xtreme Series 750W Power supply, Four +12V rails, 18A each, 72A combined
AMS Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
ASUS GeForce GTX 280 1GB GDDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 x16 graphics card
Will test before shipping.
I'm thinking $600

Desktop 2
400MHz PowerMac G4
No hard disk
Tested with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, runs pretty damn fast for what it is.
I'm thinking $75 (Shut up, Macs retail their value)

Laptop 1
I'm going to warn you, this laptop is probably best for other enthusiasts or desperate people.
HP Pavilion ze5385us (http://www.amazon.com/Pavilion-ze5385us-Laptop-2-60-GHz-Pentium/dp/B00008X3RU)
15" LCD, 1400x1050 max resolution
2.6GHz Pentium 4
60GB IDE hard drive
Radeon Mobility 9000, 64MB shared
Windows XP Home
Problems: Wireless B card was finicky last I tried, kept dropping a signal. It MAY have been my old crappy router, too. There's a problem with the sound, Windows will lower the output to mute. Sometimes you have to physically bump the laptop in a certain place to get it to work. Sound jacks should work fine. This laptop burns through batteries. I mean, I bought a brand new battery, for it, which was fine, but now it only runs on AC power. Jiggling the power cord may cause loss of power. Sounds like a firmware or soldering issue with the power, but I'm at a loss. Also, the rick-click button sticks. It's not much as far as laptops go, but keeping it stationary, it'll run fine. Also good for anyone who likes fixer-uppers.
Will be tested before shipping.
I'm thinking $50

If any of you happen to need some sort of machine or are just bored, hey, here I am. Tell me your thoughts.

07-29-2009, 06:53 PM
I told you that crack was some evil ****. :p

Jae Onasi
07-29-2009, 08:12 PM
Run it by the folks in the tech forum, too--they may be able to give you a good idea on what a reasonable price is for your items. You may be pricing some of these too low, actually, but I'm just not sure on that.

07-29-2009, 09:13 PM
Desktop 2
400MHz PowerMac G4
No hard disk
Tested with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, runs pretty damn fast for what it is.
I'm thinking $75 (Shut up, Macs retain their value)

A nine year old Mac with no hard drive or OS... and you want $75? I think it should be "hey, give me some cash to send it and you can have it, otherwise it's going in the garbage". Also, I'd assume Macs drop their value even faster. So meh.

Try Craigslist, by the way. (It's only dangerous if you're selling car stereos and/or sex). The kind of people looking for spare parts aren't gonna be carrying switchblades.

Boba Rhett
07-29-2009, 11:23 PM
I'm quite interested in your laptop, Kj! Is shipping included in the cost or how much is shipping?

How often was it dropping the wireless signal, like every 30 seconds? Oh, also, how do you want to be paid?

07-29-2009, 11:54 PM
Really? The laptop? Really?

I don't know what shipping costs, but... wait a minute. Weren't you the one who wanted to buy my laptop LAST time, Rhett? I can test the laptop again for you if you want. Functionally, it runs XP great, and doesn't do half bad with video playback. It's just the baggage it carries that's annoying.

07-30-2009, 02:56 AM
Would you buy willing to sell a part individually? I'm interested in the video card from your first desktop. How much would you sell it for?

EDIT: I say this because I just bought a new graphics card earlier today and am having problems with it. Will probably return. You caught me at just the right time, Kjolen.

EDIT2: Actually, the same goes for your PSU... again, if you're willing to sell parts separately.

07-30-2009, 04:11 AM
That's... interesting. Those happen to be the only two parts that I have yet to switch into that machine. I'm not sure though. It would make it more difficult to sell the REST of the parts.

07-30-2009, 11:46 AM
Yes, understood. I can definitely see why you don't want to sell parts individually. But if you reconsider, I would at least be interested to hear what your offers are for pricing.

Darth Groovy
07-31-2009, 03:28 AM