Heathkit (was RE: partial P112 kits)
teoz at neo.rr.com
Tue Jun 22 09:36:22 CDT 2010
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From: "Brian Wheeler" <bdwheele at indiana.edu>
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Subject: Re: Heathkit (was RE: partial P112 kits)
> On Tue, 2010-06-22 at 09:59 -0400, Teo Zenios wrote:
>> Same with computers,
>> building your own will probably end up costing more then the same
>> DELL on sale.
> Well, maybe in some instances, but NewEgg is pretty good...and it is
> certainly easier to build machines from parts now than it used to be.
> That said, it sometimes is worth it just to pay a little extra to not
> have to futz with getting things 'right'
I use newegg all the time for my gear. Back in the early 90's I could get
parts shipped in form California (which got them direct from Taiwan) to
build a machine, run it for 6 months, get bored and upgrade and sell the old
machine for a little less then what I paid for it. These days it would be
hard even with newegg to piece together a machine cheaper then a mass
produced dell (unless you want something very specific). There is no reason
for the masses to even bother trying to roll their own.
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