Originally Posted by RedBloodedAmerican
I bought a PC Kit do it yourself computer from Tiger Direct about 7 years ago. I had big problems with it.
For under $100, I would keep my options open, there is bound to be a great buy to pop-up at one of the big discount retailers before Christmas.
7 years ago would have been near the time that Systemax bought Midwest Micro. Systemax had previously bought Tiger Direct out of bankruptcy. The Leeds brothers bought into the schtick that the Florida slicksters were selling (those that had just filed bankruptcy) over the successful, productive BTO model that Midwest Micro had developed.
I think things have improved quite a bit in the last couple of years. I haven't worked there since 2001 though. Shortly after I left there they brought some new engineering staff in that finally was able to break the low cost, low quality paradigm.