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TXX Lot of 51 Laptops on Ebay

#1 Post by neutrinofdl » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:29 am

Has anyone ever considered buying something like this?

http://tinyurl.com/mjwzye

I was just thinking it could be a nice group buy or something.

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Re: TXX Lot of 51 Laptops on Ebay

#2 Post by Neil » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:15 pm

Only briefly considered it before. I would expect to buy a lot of laptops at a price considerable lower than individual ones, but those lots usually sell for almost as much as a single one would go for. And the one your looking at is likely to contain a bunch of non-functional units with GPU problems. The bidding is already higher than I would consider paying for the lot.
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Re: TXX Lot of 51 Laptops on Ebay

#3 Post by underclocker » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:31 pm

I bought one lot of 13 T41/T42/T43 machines. All were supposed to be complete and pulled from a working environment.

I received 13 T40/T41/T42 machines. All had loose GPU's and other issues.

I had them all repaired and eventually sold them. It took months and I won't do it again. (The seller did credit me back 50% of the auction amount.)

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Re: TXX Lot of 51 Laptops on Ebay

#4 Post by ajkula66 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:53 pm

You don't buy bulk on eBay...period.

Take it from someone who has bought in bulks on numerous occasions, but never on fleabay...
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Re: TXX Lot of 51 Laptops on Ebay

#5 Post by t140568 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 4:03 pm

underclocker wrote:I bought one lot of 13 T41/T42/T43 machines. All were supposed to be complete and pulled from a working environment.

I received 13 T40/T41/T42 machines. All had loose GPU's and other issues.

I had them all repaired and eventually sold them. It took months and I won't do it again. (The seller did credit me back 50% of the auction amount.)

If you've got patience and some time on your hands, now and long into the future, go for it!
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Re: TXX Lot of 51 Laptops on Ebay

#6 Post by underclocker » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:36 pm

Well, after nearly an additional $1,000 in repairs, hard drives, memory, etc., and several months of slowly working on the machines in what little spare time I had, there was a small profit. However, if you factor in my time, even at a modest rate, it was quite a losing proposition. There was, of course, a theraputic value. For now, I'm cured. With 50+ machines, as in the auction above, I'd need another type of therapy.
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Re: TXX Lot of 51 Laptops on Ebay

#7 Post by cside » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:48 am

underclocker wrote:Well, after nearly an additional $1,000 in repairs, hard drives, memory, etc., and several months of slowly working on the machines in what little spare time I had, there was a small profit. However, if you factor in my time, even at a modest rate, it was quite a losing proposition. There was, of course, a theraputic value. For now, I'm cured. With 50+ machines, as in the auction above, I'd need another type of therapy.
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Re: TXX Lot of 51 Laptops on Ebay

#8 Post by RealBlackStuff » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:25 am

That lot sold for $6,800.-, which is ca. $133.- per piece.
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Re: TXX Lot of 51 Laptops on Ebay

#9 Post by ajkula66 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:30 am

Another $6,000 in Aspirin/Tylenol/Motrin will be spent unless it's a money laundering operation... :jhem:
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Re: TXX Lot of 51 Laptops on Ebay

#10 Post by underclocker » Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:58 am

ajkula66 wrote:Another $6,000 in Aspirin/Tylenol/Motrin will be spent unless it's a money laundering operation...
That is so true! The "winner" of that auction better have their bifocals checked, they're going to need them!

Did you see the way they were palletized? That lot is a bounty of GPU issues and scuffed LCD's. I hope the forum members stayed away from that one!

The "winner" might want to bid on another auction by the same seller, these might come in handy after during the evaluation and testing phase --> http://cgi.ebay.com/_W0QQitemZ330336811240
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