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Build Advice Custom PC Building

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Cjshuck, 10 Oct 2011.

  1. Cjshuck

    Cjshuck What's a Dremel?

    20 Dec 2008
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    Is it profitable to build a pc from scratch and then attempt to sell it on ebay? Been thinking about it for a while, or is there maybe some specialist sit that maybe will buy a pc off you? Or even a special marketplace for the specific kind of product? Just wondered if anyone has any advice :)
  2. mucgoo

    mucgoo Minimodder

    9 Dec 2010
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    Not once you've paid VAT twice over.
  3. thelaw

    thelaw What's a Dremel?

    10 Sep 2010
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    Yes assuming you can afford to be without that initial investment of funds for the parts ie £600-£800 for a while for the parts while you wait for that pc(s) to sell, there are a few people out there doing the such.

    Taking into consideration time and ebay fees, issues with stock needing rma'ing if you can put up with it and are not dependant on this venture as a income it can earn you a few extra pounds.

    I would not say you could live off it unless you went to your own website and could draw in a large market share and had constant orders, assuming you make £100 off each pc, you would want to sell 12-14 pc's a week to live off it comfortably enough thought you would also need to deal with your own tax as self employed as well.

    Personally i would not buy a custom built pc off ebay as there is little guarantee of support afterwards(people close down shop etc).

    But as a hobby to earn a few extra quid...then yes there maybe profit in it...
  4. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

    29 May 2011
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    Some people sell modded systems for a fair bit.
  5. Yeoo

    Yeoo Minimodder

    1 Sep 2011
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    better off selling your time, than the product.. someone wants a gaming system then offer to build one for them. you can liaise with them to discuss budget, requirements etc.. But if your business plan is too buy something put it together and stick it on the bay.. well your not doing anything new or better than your competition. While adding very little value you can not justify a reason for someone to pay you really. Million people out there can list things on Ebay.. to make money you need to think of something someone else isn't doing already or do something better...

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