posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 11:16 PM
OK, I'm not the most tech savvy person on the board, but I need to upgrade just a bit. I'm also not the richest, so I can't see spending as much as
an engine overhaul for my car when getting a better computer.
So, I've looked around ebay some, and spotted some fair looking deals on Pentium 4s with reasonable RAM and HDD size. I don't need anything fancy,
but since I can't go any higher with my rig than the 750MHz P3 and the 512 Mb RAM that I have, I'm looking for the next level.
I can likely puzzle out the tech side. But I don't know about ebay itself. How do you know if you'll get the item you purchase? What can you do to
insure that the seller is reputable? Is there much savings by going with the auction, or do they end up jumping to the "Buy Now" price right at the
end of the time limit?
I'm looking at a reasonable "barebones" rig that I can just stick some memory and a HDD in and go. (Use my own DVD player/burner) So anyone have
experiences with ebay that you could share? Some advice on do's and don't's?