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Some advice if you please

By jimmy-jam ·
I'm sure we have all found ourselves in this situation and I was wondering if you all could help me come to a decision. I have two computer which I need to part ways with. SWMBO says we need to make room

Honestly I really don't use them anymore any way I'm always on my laptop. I was thinking of selling them but I wonder, could I get more if I put them up on ebay as parts or as a whole system. They are kind of OLD so I'm really not sure how useful they would be as complete systems unless someone loaded Linux on them. The specs are as follows.

Dell P420
733mhz 512 meg RAM 2x9 gig SCSI HD
Dell Dimension 2300
1.8Ghz 390 meg RAM 80 gig HD

Like I said, not the latest and greatest stuff. What have you done? What do you think?

Note: I know what some of you who don't know me may be thinking but I assure you these are mine they are not stolen (who would steal equipment that old any way). Any advise will be greatly appreciated.

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You'll get much more if you break them us for parts.

by OH Smeg In reply to Some advice if you please

Though you may find that some bits do not sell and you have to throw them out.

The Wife is the most likely item to end up on the Unsold list even if you use a Glamor Photo in an attempt to sell her on.

Col

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I hear they frown upon that

by jimmy-jam In reply to You'll get much more if y ...

Although it may be worth a try. Maybe if the buy the wife I can throw the PC's in for free.

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How about if they buy the wife

by OH Smeg In reply to I hear they frown upon th ...

You keep the computers and get even more?

SWMBO here has hit the roof with the number of computers that I have here and I only have a few. only 4 in this room and the one I setup to record her DVDs so the nephews don't destroy the new ones that she buys and my NB but that's a tool for my work.

Sure there are a few downstairs but they are out of her Domain and there are only a few 35 now.

I wasn't allowed to bring an old Main Frame home so there are no big ones honest.

But to keep her happy I've started buying Ducati Parts and no more computer parts for me at least till she starts complaining about the amount of HER money I'm spending again.

I've been very good I've only ordered a few hundred $ worth of parts this week and they will all fit in an envelope the size of an A4 piece of Paper. Decals are extremely expensive and take up no space at all. :^0

Col

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I was thinking a reverse auction

by jimmy-jam In reply to How about if they buy the ...

I offer to pay for them to take her and then I throw in a free PC. It's a win win.

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Best be careful she doesn't see this then. :^0

by OH Smeg In reply to I was thinking a reverse ...

Some females get slightly upset when they see things like that.

Of course if you have Edumicated her well enough you would want to keep her to begin with so I'm assuming that you failed that basic test of a Husband.

No matter you'll know better next time.

Provided that she doesn't catch you out and serve you up Testicle Soup tonight for tea. :^0

Col ]:)

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Not sure you will get anything...

by Dedlbug In reply to Some advice if you please

They seem prteey old to me (and you obviously) I just don't feel that there is a market for old computers anymore. (Well this old anyway) If you were to sell them, I may have to be the entire computer...not just the parts. However, if they were mine, I would just recycle them. =]

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The newer Dell

by jimmy-jam In reply to Not sure you will get any ...

I have loaded to dual boot with RH 9.1 and it runs pretty well. It does struggle a bit with Windooze...

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Beef up the RAM

by IC-IT In reply to The newer Dell

and use it either as a file server or media center.
Another option may be to clean them up and donate them to a charity for a tax write -off.
Or setup a Honey Pot and play with the hackers. ;-)

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Unfortunately they must go...

by jimmy-jam In reply to Beef up the RAM

I just don't have the space for them right now.

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Donate

by willcomp In reply to Some advice if you please

There are probably non profit organizations or daycare centers in your area that would love to have two working PCs capable of running XP.

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