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2 in 1™ - price markup / video input

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by --zeSto--, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. --zeSto--

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    2 in 1™ - price markup / video input

    Discussion started by --zeSto-- - Dec 8, 2003

    Time for another of Kilo's 2 in 1™ threads.

    PART 1 _____________________________

    So I want to buy a thermos. You know that metal jugs that aren't
    really all that big but they hold like 2-3 cups of coffee? Well dont go to Starbucks!

    :evil2:

    let me try to figure out the markup on these things....
    They are available in bulk for $12 usd. Now the starbucks near my house
    sells them for $26 usd or $42 canadain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    At a normal exchange rate. $26 us is only $34 canadian. Why the extra tenner?

    so after figuring the conversion.... a canadian starbucks has a $20 mark up on the thermos.
    Probably more actually because they buy them in bulk orders of a billion³.

    http://www.worldbank.org/infoshop/images/thermos.jpg'>

    ^ Imagine the mark up on a World Bank thermos! I'd have to devalue my currency like Argentina!

    [color=silver]PART 2 _____________________________[/color]

    Here's a question for the computer savy out there.
    Would it be better to get monitor with TV inputs or to get a 'TV input card'
    installed into the computer? I'm thinking that not going though the computer
    would be more versatile. Any wise words?

    anyone have a TV line into their monitor or into their comp?



    [img]http://www.tigerdirect.com/images/skuimages/large/p610-1780.jpg'>
    [img]http://www.tigerdirect.com/images/itemDetails/P/P610/P610-1780/videoConnectivity.jpg'>[img]http://www.tigerdirect.com/images/itemDetails/P/P610/P610-1780/remoteControl.jpg'>

    as they say on the continent... hollaski!
     
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    Dr. Dazzle - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    Jeez, I could have told you that!
     
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    Dr. Dazzle - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    My suggestion would be to get your scanner working, so you can send long overdue sketches to people.....

    ;)
     
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    DETO - Replied Dec 8, 2003

     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    hey dazzle.. that post was directed at gucci's porno he posted.

    and just FYI.... I DID another outline this weekend.
    cant rush these things.
     
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    mr.yuck - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    As you all know I pretty much hate technology. It always seems to break on me. I would just get a TV. Afterall...I thought you didnt have a nerd box at home.

    As for the starbucks thermos. Can you say homemade krink marker?
    :lol:
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    I dont have a computer at home, but I want one.
    I wouldn't hook up the internerd but I could use a way
    to play my many gigs of mp3's at home. plus with a DVD drive...
    it's a total media center!

    http://images.tigerdirect.com/skuimages/large/S451-3065.jpg'>

    just because I dont own a TV (the roomate does)
    and when I move out eventually I'm going to want something.
    I'd much prefer to have a 19' flat screen that also works with the computer
    than some shit CRT tube crapola that I found for $100.
     
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    Dr. Dazzle - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    Hahaha...I know, I know, I'm just like a little kid before christmas, knowing what he's going to get, but getting more and more excited each day....

    FASTER DAMN YOU, FASTER!!
     
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    mr.yuck - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    <span style='color:black'>I got my 54" TV for about $750. That would probably be about $80,000,000 Canadian with the mark up. That thing looks kinda cool but if it breaks i bet its expensive to fix. And you know that everything new breaks. It always does.:D

    Oh by the way that gif tag you sent me is some pretty cool shit. Im about to take it appart and see what you did. I'll become an image nerd yet.</span>:p
     
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    --zeSto-- - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    wow... nice find Dazzle! That totally answered my question!

    from the article...

    Bottom Line

    Having the TV and video function built into the monitor, rather than on a PC card, is very cost effective and an efficient use of resources. It would cost me much more to install a TV tuner card and buy a separate LCD monitor and would tax my computer system more. I am very happy with the video and audio quality and functions provided in a light, thin package.
     
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  12. imported_Tesseract - Replied Dec 8, 2003

    Thats kinda fuckin awesomelarious