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    Hi guys
    i am writing today to tell you what i am doing. I am From Australia Perth and we are doing a TV show showing people how to make up there car like Pimp My Ride on MTV but a DIY show.

    Also we are starting our Car PC shop that will be all about putting PCs in cars.

    However need some help.

    How much would some one pay for a PCMCIA to PCI Card have a look in google if you don't know what they look like..

    Thanks

  • #2
    I don't understand... Are you producing them and trying to guage what to charge? Or are you asking for store prices, cuz you know you can just have a look in froogle or pricewatch or even eBay.

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    • #3
      A PCI card that allows a desktop to read PCMCIA shouldn't be all that expensive.
      The first Google hit has a single-port unit for US$32.79.
      Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
      How about the Wiki?



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      • #4
        No sorry we will be making car PCs with PCMCIA to PCI Card we want to know the following

        How much do we pay for them NEW
        and how much do we add to the computer for them

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        • #5
          I think you need to talk to the vendor to get that question answered.
          Could you, by any chance, be purchasing from the mp3car.com store?
          Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
          How about the Wiki?



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          • #6
            well no i am not paying off MP3CAR.com due to the following.
            1. I am in Australia when i order something i need it that day not a month or however long they say.

            2. I don't trust buying things off the net.

            Thanks i am paying $60 Aus for the hardware

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            • #7
              this is a wired thread...

              it seems that you dont know much about CarPC's but you are opening a shop? thats a scary thought.
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              • #8
                No i know what we are going to do but the internet connection is getting a bit messy and we are trying to find an easy way to do this. and howmuch we should pay for one of those cards.

                P.S. we have done this b4 in my old car sold it for $5000 with PC. However i have never done it with internet connections

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by queerfm
                  well no i am not paying off MP3CAR.com due to the following.
                  1. I am in Australia when i order something i need it that day not a month or however long they say.

                  2. I don't trust buying things off the net.

                  Thanks i am paying $60 Aus for the hardware

                  Yet you will sell your system on the net? Dream on hooker

                  I have no idea what you are asking... I got my PCMCIA to PCI card for $30 shipped. I would pay $30 shipped. That answer your question? I hope your "system" includes a lot more than just a PCMCIA PCI Card
                  Take my advice: Do not try to build a system that includes EVERY feature. Start with the basics, build it to a bug free state, and THEN add on.

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                  • #10
                    I've only seen a PCI card to PCMCIA...

                    I've never seen a PCMCIA card to PCI.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Will Albers
                      Yet you will sell your system on the net? Dream on hooker

                      I have no idea what you are asking... I got my PCMCIA to PCI card for $30 shipped. I would pay $30 shipped. That answer your question? I hope your "system" includes a lot more than just a PCMCIA PCI Card
                      lol I was going to say the same

                      OP not being funny but if your going to have a website and sell thing, then learning to do full marketing is a big thing you need to do, like me and any one else has to do that owns a website that sells stuff.
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                      • #12
                        I know what you're talking about. A PCMCIA device that allows you to run PCI cards on say a laptop. I would not recommend such a device for use in a CarPC for two reasons 1) they're expensive 2) they require external power.

                        http://www.mobl.com/expansion/produc...lot/index.html

                        This is your best bet, it's $1,000 and will work with 12v dc. See, I told ya - expensive.

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                        • #13
                          Oh yeah, those suckers are DEFINITELY expensive.

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