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    www.karputer.co.uk

    Anyone seen this?

    It seems to make out that it's some special revolutionary product, and some of the claims made aren't strickly true.

    The kit they sell though just looks like most people's average setup or planned setup though...

    'Retail' on the site is 1750,

    Same/similar PC kit from Mini-ITX.com ...
    519 assuming Epia MII, same case, 512MB, 40GB 2.5HDD, Wlan, XP Home license DVD drvie etc
    +100 for GPS mouse
    +20 for USB KB
    +220 for lilliput touchscreen
    +20 for Opus 90W
    +50 for custom volume control (i.e. custom built + profit margin)
    +250 for something like Navigator/MapPoint
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    Those are all retail prices, so even with an extra 5% for the hell of it...
    ==1238
    and add 50 for the trouble of building it, and that's still 400 over the odds!!!

    so guessing that the retail prices I've put down all have 20% on top (as well as the VAT), thats a profit of over 800 per system!
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    only 20 pounds for the opus? jeez.. i wish it was that cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye
    only 20 pounds for the opus? jeez.. i wish it was that cheap
    Opps - that's just a typo But you get the picture
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    if ppl are stupid enough to buy...then i say congrats to that man.
    I hope people that drive bmw's and subaru buy from him and get ripped off cause they are nobs.

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    I think this company is coyote`s new Boss.
    Here in Portugal we have great weather, lots of brunnets, party a lot,drink a lot....
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    Ah, so that's who Coyote has done the OEM deal with.

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    Yep , it has Media Car software with a new skin.

    http://www.karputer.co.uk/karputer.php?do=news
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blop
    if ppl are stupid enough to buy...then i say congrats to that man.
    I hope people that drive bmw's and subaru buy from him and get ripped off cause they are nobs.
    I seriously wonder in what kind of excellent car you have installed your homegrown carputer, you selfmade man?

    Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blop
    if ppl are stupid enough to buy...then i say congrats to that man.
    I hope people that drive bmw's and subaru buy from him and get ripped off cause they are nobs.


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    what a shame - if that site takes off our little hobby will become a bit pointless when you can pick one off shelf
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