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|Subject:||Re: [ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu pre-installed computer prices|
|From:||Rob Beard (ro...@esdelle.co.uk)|
|Date:||Mar 25, 2009 3:39:15 am|
On 25/03/2009 10:24, Jamie Bennett wrote:
Rob Beard wrote:
I'm looking to offer a base unit, 2GHz dual core Celeron (E1400) with 2GB DDR2 PC2-6400 RAM, and a 150GB SATA hdd. Graphics, sound and ethernet are onboard. Like I said, I would install Ubuntu 8.10 (and, of course, ubuntu 9.04 when it's released!) and run through the update utility. I understand there are issues regarding selling a Ubuntu PC with non-free applications pre-installed (e.g. medibuntu) so I assume I will have to leave them off, but perhaps give advice to those who need it.
I have a price in mind for this machine (including UK mainland delivery) - but I'm curious to hear what other people think might be a fair price for it.
If you can help me I'd really appreciate it. If not, I apologise for transgressing!
Thank you for your time
Um... as far as I know there aren't any restrictions on shipping Non-Free codecs in this country (I believe there are some issues in the states).
Going on that spec I'd say maybe £250 to £300 would be fairly reasonable (considering you'd need to make a bit of money on it).
Let be honest though. A slightly higher spec model (250gb disk) with Vista will set you back £228.34 delivered (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/159369) so without the licence of Vista one would expect a slightly lower price. Also the Dell offers that pop up now and again blow this price out of the water.
I would like to see this kind of spec at the £200 mark, anything much above and I think you could be struggling.
But eBuyer have some amazing buying power (their trade prices what they pay are even cheaper than their online prices - I sure do miss that when I worked at eBuyer a couple of years back) and again Dell have serious buying power too. I doubt they'd be shelling out £60 for a copy of Windows.
To give a comparison, I built a Phenom X4 system with 2GB Ram, 250GB hard drive (onboard video and sound) for about £200 all in buying bits from Aria. I made about £15 on the system when I sold it on which really didn't cover the build and testing time I spent on it. There doesn't seem to be any margins on PCs these days unless you can either offer some added value (such as on-site support if you're selling PCs locally) or have the buying power to buy multiple components at cheap prices.