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richardwhulme richardwhulme is offline
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Pc Reseller Business

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

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Re: Potential Supplier

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.

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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

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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?

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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 thats where the cheap machines are..


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Student specific marketing agencies

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!
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Hi Everyone,

thanks for all the great feedback.

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