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  1. Posts : 92
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       27 Oct 2015 #11

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Ok...game on......I have a 1997 Buick Riviera, with 189,000 miles on it, runs real well, has a factory supercharger on the motor, that will blow your Acura off the road, and my Buick was listed when new as a luxury Sports Sedan. 18 years old!!! Bought it used 5 years ago.....lol loaded with lots of options. Nice riding built for Maine roads.....which suck....lol....car is built like a tank, heavy, well built, no cheap thin tin, that all new cars are made from, for better gas mileage, and fold up like a beer can when hit. I'll pass on these NEW cars.....thanks, but no thanks.
    My Acura will do 140 MPH, I know as I did it. It has a High Performance engine. My car was built in Ohio and was built good. You can keep your Rusty old Buick. I doubt it will do 100 let alone 140.
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       27 Oct 2015 #12

    Gary said: View Post
    My Acura will do 140 MPH, I know as I did it. It has a High Performance engine. My car was built in Ohio and was built good. You can keep your Rusty old Buick. I doubt it will do 100 let alone 140.
    No rust on my Buick, came from Texas.....and 140 huh.......hard to believe.....really hard....maybe 15 years ago...maybe...lol
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  3.    28 Oct 2015 #13

    I never buy new cars or computers, saved 10 grand on my 2013 Dodge caravan with only 10,000 on the clock and have a 2000 Chevy 4X4 pickup with 260,000 and still going strong.

    Back to computers, as above I never buy new. I look for lease returns or refurbished from NewEgg or TigerDirect. They usually come with a warranty and sometimes the OS installation CD. Just bought a laptop to play with Windows 10 on for $150.00. For what I pay I can usually buy two for the price of the same thing new and never had a bad experience.

    Most problems with modern electronics show up in the first several weeks. Factory Refurbished is usually better than new as it has gone through hands on tests by a technician rather than a random end of assembly-line check out.
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    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       28 Oct 2015 #14

    BReeves said: View Post
    I never buy new cars or computers, saved 10 grand on my 2013 Dodge caravan with only 10,000 on the clock and have a 2000 Chevy 4X4 pickup with 260,000 and still going strong.

    Back to computers, as above I never buy new. I look for lease returns or refurbished from NewEgg or TigerDirect. They usually come with a warranty and sometimes the OS installation CD. Just bought a laptop to play with Windows 10 on for $150.00. For what I pay I can usually buy two for the price of the same thing new and never had a bad experience.

    Most problems with modern electronics show up in the first several weeks. Factory Refurbished is usually better than new as it has gone through hands on tests by a technician rather than a random end of assembly-line check out.
    I agree 100% BReeves I do almost the same thing myself. only slight difference is I use ebay more when shopping for a computer. but....Newegg also is on ebay showing some of their deals their too. I've seen lots of factory refurb's on ebay from many different computer shops. Very good prices.
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  5.    28 Oct 2015 #15

    Yep, I like eBay for some things but have had issues with computers, mainly poor packing and getting damaged in shipping. Also helps that we have an open account with Tiger
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  6.    28 Oct 2015 #16

    Hi Guys
    This is the person who began the thread.
    Before we drift too far away form the first post, I have a couple of questions about the issue.
    I forgot about hard drives. That drives the price up I am sure but you all probably advocate getting one and the manufacturers probably all use them these says. Get the solid state - yes?
    Also, is Cyber Power a company that sells refurbs and the machines have no brand names?
    I am 75 1/2 and ill so I won't be building one. Mine are old and my kids will get them after I enjoy them as long as I can.
    Lastly, if I don't build would you concur that HP is the way to go. No one seems to like Dell due to OEM but mine have been trouble free since I got them almost 5 years ago. Although I had to have the first desktop serviced 4 times then replaced and the new one had hard drive failure. After that initial fiasco they have been fine.
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       28 Oct 2015 #17

    maranna said: View Post
    Hi Guys
    This is the person who began the thread.
    Before we drift too far away form the first post, I have a couple of questions about the issue.
    I forgot about hard drives. That drives the price up I am sure but you all probably advocate getting one and the manufacturers probably all use them these says. Get the solid state - yes?
    Also, is Cyber Power a company that sells refurbs and the machines have no brand names?
    I am 75 1/2 and ill so I won't be building one. Mine are old and my kids will get them after I enjoy them as long as I can.
    Lastly, if I don't build would you concur that HP is the way to go. No one seems to like Dell due to OEM but mine have been trouble free since I got them almost 5 years ago. Although I had to have the first desktop serviced 4 times then replaced and the new one had hard drive failure. After that initial fiasco they have been fine.
    Well I own 3 HP's computers and 2 of them are over 5 years old, and still run fine. I have upgraded all 3 over the years, adding memory, graphic cards, and of course SSD's with no problem. But I still would shop around at different computer places and not rush into picking only one store. Look around....take your time, compare prices!!! Also, I am 65 years old, so still just a baby.
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  8.    28 Oct 2015 #18

    I'll be 71 in January, Have had good luck with both Dell and HP. I have recommended Dell SFF computers to several customers for use in carnival kiosks with good results. Believe me carnival operators are not easy on anything.

    Think the negatives mostly come from the bloatware that comes on the computers. Isn't an issue as I usually wipe the drive and do a clean installation. One reason I really like the refurbishers that provide an OS CD.
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  9.    28 Oct 2015 #19

    Hi Maranna, I'm close to 70 now and over the years I've owned PC's from various manufactures including three gaming rigs that were custom built for me. I always looked down on Dell because I thought they junk. That said, when I was still working, Dells were used exclusively in our office for servers, workstations, and just regular office admin use. We rarely had problems from them; they were very durable. I currently have 3 Dell desktops and 1 laptop and have never had a problem from any of them and one is more than 5 years old and used every day. I agree with the OEM comment but I'm not looking to upgrade other than adding additional drives and possibly video cards. Dell has worked for me and FYI, you can get a returned/reconditioned unit from them with a new warranty. FYI, some corporate purchases often return units unopened simply because they bought too many. You can get good deals on then as they are sold as used/reconditioned.
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  10.    28 Oct 2015 #20

    I am grateful for all the replies now I have to look around. I can see it is a matter of opinion whether pcs or cars.
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