Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Weird Economics

This is just crazy.  I want to add 1 gig of memory to a Dell desktop computer. I went to Dell's website and discovered the memory modules will cost me over $800.  Even from an online store that specializes in memory and generally has good (i.e. low) prices, the best price I could find was about $600. 

But, if I go to Dell's online outlet store, I can buy a whole computer (which comes with 1 gig of memory) for less than $800.  And the computer I buy will be faster and significantly better than the one I'm trying to add the memory to.  Isn't that weird?? 

So, if I really want to get more memory for my computer, it looks like I'll be better off just buying a whole new system.   It just seems like such a waste of resources.   

4 comments:

Big kahuna said...

I wonder how much longer the world can can survive the waste of capatalism?

Anonymous said...

Is this why you're buying a new house? Because you discovered the woodwork wasn't quite up to snuff or maybe you were thinking about adding an electrical outlet somewhere? Because when all is said and done it's cheaper just to get a new house than work on the current one?

Mostly Torn said...

Heh heh! That made me laugh out loud! Funny stuff!

No, no, I'm not looking for a new place for upgrades. I'm hoping to move closer to where I spend most of time. The idea is to gain some extra time each day.

Heck, I might not even buy a home. Maybe once I sell my condo I'll become crazy with the sudden abundance of cash. I could travel the world as a vagabond and live for quite a few years off the condo equity, I'm sure. Or maybe I could invest the money and become an obsessed day trader, or maybe an oil baron. And I could have one of those twisty mustaches and I could cackle with glee as I corner the market on non-renewable resources. Yeah, now there's a plan....

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