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richardwhulme
23-01-2003, 04:46 AM
Hi Everyone,

I have just set up a PC reseller business and I would be grateful for any ideas, suggestions as to how to target the UK Student Market.

Also If anyone else has set up this kind of business if they Know of any trade suppliers or can help me in any way with ideas to build business? I would be grateful.

thanks in advance for your help

cheers http://www.computers4sale.org (http://www.computers4sale.org)

rtjward
23-01-2003, 09:29 AM
Rick,

I am aware that various Government sites e.g. DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) get rid of their (Old) PC's to a central distributor. There is then the opportunity for somone to buy from these distributors and re-build the PC's, putting fresh software on them and maybe upgrading them (which is v.cheap these days) and then selling them on. I know this because I have recently just bought a re-furbished PC from someone who does this.

I'm afraid that I do not know where these distributors are nor how to find out. Maybe phoning your local Council office would be a start.

Hope this helps.

Russell.

chilleddesign
23-01-2003, 03:22 PM
Hi There

I think you need to reconsider your pricing £250 and £350 are to expenive for that spec. You can buy

Intel CEL-1700
30G (I) - 7200 RPM
256 RAM
48X CD
Modem
Network Card
And 17" monitor
Windows XP Home
Norton AntiVirus 2002 Software

For £328.80 From Dell.co.uk

The uni campus i go to are offering the same spec as you are for £99.99.

Hope that helps

Kind Regards

Chris

richardwhulme
23-01-2003, 06:21 PM
hi chris,

thanks for the info, I have checked dell web site can you please post link to web page so I can have a look and also when u say you can get same spec for £99 can you give me more details because I would not even be able to get pc at that spec at trade prices?

cheers

Rick

chilleddesign
23-01-2003, 06:26 PM
Hi There

No idea i have just seen the computers advertised on notice boards but they will not be new there be second hand..

if you go to www.dell.co.uk then go to there outlet section thatís where the cheap machines are..


Regards

Chris

joshdhaliwal
23-01-2003, 06:43 PM
Richard - you could try a search for marketing agencies that specifically work with and target the student market.

Check out www.campus-marketing.co.uk

I interviewed Chris Johnstone, the MD of Campus Marketing for my website and the article includes some background and stats which you might find useful at http://www.mobileyouth.org/news/mobileyouth262.html

Also if you go to www.chinwag.com you can sign up to the uk-studentmarketing discussion list whose subscribers inlcude a wide range of marketing people who specialise in marketing to students either on or off-campus.

Hope this helps!

richardwhulme
28-01-2003, 10:31 AM
Hi Everyone,

thanks for all the great feedback.

cheers

rick