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This is a good company. I bought an HP workstation from them that has worked great for 1.5 years. They have good prices and the items are as described. They seem to sell surplus items from large offices. Good stuff but a bit dated technology. The equipment is high quality commercial grade equipment. Much better built than the cheaper consumer grade stuff you usually see for sale. It was build like a tank so that's why it is still running and able to be sold at surplus prices.

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I have a refurb Dell computer running WinXP that I bought from them, and it's been trouble free for close to two years. They're quick to respond to email questions, and I'm happy with their service.

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What does shipping run? I don't really want to give them my information just to find out if it's a good deal.

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@mommadillo: We charge a $5 flat rate shipping fee per order. Let us know if you have any other questions and we'll be happy to help!

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@bigfrank: It sure is! We're 1 of 18 Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers in the entire country, so feel free to reach out with any other questions/concerns and we'll be happy to help.

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Anyone know whether any of these would serve as a gaming PC (or the foundation for one)?

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Good company. Several orders over the years, flawless.

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@starmandeluxe: Unless I am overlooking something vast no these wouldn't be something you'd want to build a gaming rig out of.

Your best bet is to build your own, if you haven't done that you can learn plenty from video tutorials.

If you still don't want to then I would suggest trying dell outlet (www.dell.com/Outlet) and trying their Alienware line. These are going to cost much more than what this flash sale is, however they are much more of what you are looking for.

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@harshdark: Thank you for responding. It was an optimistic shot in the dark, considering these prices. Building one of my own is definitely on my wishlist.

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@starmandeluxe: Doubtful. I looked and didn't see a single system running anything newer than a Core 2 Duo (but maybe I missed one) which is several generations behind. Basic web browsing, office apps etc is what these would be best.

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@starmandeluxe: Not a problem, just keep saving for it. It's better to drop a little extra cash on it now to get a quality product and not have to upgrade as much.

Now using these computers as a game server might be possible, I've never set that up but these seem fine for that. I'm also tempted to get one without an OS and throwing on a Linux OS to play around with it.

Best of luck with the computer man! I'm thinking of building a new gaming rig next month so if you want any pointers I'd be happy to help!

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@harshdark: Any pointers on how to convince your wife!?

I tend to keep an eye on Cheap Bastard's gaming builds on gamersnexus.com. http://www.gamersnexus.net/pc-builds/46-pcbuildupg/1131-budget-intel-gaming-pc-june seems pretty great, but by the time you've added a SSD (which I would have to insist on) and Windows (from what I've seen, Linux gaming just isn't quite there) the $750 - $800 is giving the definition of the word "cheap" a run for its money.

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@starmandeluxe: Hahaha, the wife part might be difficult! My best suggestion is to explain that if she lets you spend more on it now it will last longer and should then save you money long term.

Go for the save money long term approach!

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I'm wary of this site. The shopping cart system is broken: I keep getting page not found errors when trying to check out!

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@nklb: I'm getting the same thing. I can't create an ID or checkout.

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Ditto to the cart/create account problems. :/

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@nklb: I apologize for the issues you're experiencing. We're looking into it and it will be resolved shortly. Feel free to reach us directly if needed at 859-727-4300.

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@clundst: I apologize for the issues you're experiencing. We're looking into it and it will be resolved shortly. Feel free to reach us directly if needed at 859-727-4300.

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I apologize for any checkout and/or account creation problems on the site. Everything should be fixed in the next couple of minutes. We appreciate everyone's patience while we get this resolved.

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The issues with registration and the shopping cart are fixed now, but they sold the laptop I wanted to buy in the meantime. Ah well, saved me some money and the trouble of explaining to the wife why I bought a laptop I didn't really need.

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@hvogel: I do apologize for the inconvenience this caused you. Feel free to call or email (859-727-4300 or sales@blairtg.com) us directly and we might be able to get you setup with something different, or it's possible that we might still have the computer you were looking for.

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@blairtechnologygroup: No worries. Like I said, saves me trying to explain it to the wife. But I'll keep an eye on your stock now that I know you're out there!

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Thanks so much for posting this. My husband has been looking for a basic laptop to do story-writing on, and this sale was absolutely perfect! Just bought him one of the HPs.

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@blairtechnologygroup: Why can I not select an operating system for this one? http://blairtg.com/store2/desktops/single-system/dell-precision-380-workstation-tower-dual-core-windows-7-pro

It is required to add it to your cart, but there isn't one available. Also, are the Pentium D chips actually dual core? I didn't think they were.

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@capguncowboy: Sorry for the issue. If you try to add it to your cart now then it should work. Also, yes the Pentium D processor is a dual core processor. Let us know if you run into any other issues and we'll do our best to fix them right away.

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Picked up a laptop so that I could use it for my MAME arcade machine. Kids are really looking forward to that too.

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Got an HP with Win7 and Intel D for 94 shipped. Intel D is the same socket at Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad. Looks like Imma have me a quad core machine for under 150 bucks. Can't beat that.

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Really good pricing on the systems I looked at. The HP D530 that sells on this site for $59 is $139 at Overstock.com, and the Blair Technology Group comp has 80 GB HD vs 40 GB on the Overstock one. Both have 1GB ram. Win 7 Premium on this one vs. Win XP on the Overstock.

Overstock link for comparison: http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/HP-Compaq-d530-2.6GHz-40GB-Desktop-Computer-Refurbished/5578015/product.html