1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Scan Finance

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Omnisome, May 19, 2011.

  1. Omnisome

    Omnisome New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Messages:
    73 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Location:
    England
    Has anyone used this before, I'm thinking about using it but am confused.

    Can someone explain please. :)
     
  2. cheesy999

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Messages:
    3,919 (2.44/day)
    Thanks Received:
    581
    Location:
    UK
    from my understanding another company offers to lend you money so you can buy stuff on scan
     
  3. DanishDevil

    DanishDevil

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2005
    Messages:
    10,217 (3.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,116
    Location:
    Newport Beach, CA
    My #1 rule on financing: if it's not something you need, and you can't pay for it all at once, you probably shouldn't finance it.

    A car, sure. A house, absolutely. A computer? Maybe not.

    Take it with a grain of salt; My personal opinion.
     
    garyinhere says thanks.
  4. Law-II

    Law-II

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,642 (1.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    682
    Location:
    Mainland Britain
    Hi

    Be sure to look at some of the online reviews for scan before trading with them; they make iteresting reading; bad, indifferent & good

    nb: I tend to side with the DanishDevil; common sense & wise words

    atb

    Law-II
     
  5. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    13,881 (4.87/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,616
    Location:
    Cheeseland (Wisconsin, USA)
    I have no issues with people using credit, but a computer build it really doesn't make sense.
    If you borrow $2000 for an awesome build and it takes you 1 year to pay it back, by the time it's paid for it's not top of the line anymore.
    Better to save money for a year and buy what's TotL at that time.

    Just my humble opinion.
     
    garyinhere says thanks.
  6. AphexDreamer

    AphexDreamer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    7,163 (2.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    925
    Location:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Aphexdreamer\
    So simple and sound yet you'd be without a computer for a year.
     
  7. n-ster

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    8,864 (4.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,405
    or at least a good one...

    this makes me think.... this could have been huge in the bitcoin community before the difficulty rose so high
     
  8. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    13,881 (4.87/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,616
    Location:
    Cheeseland (Wisconsin, USA)
    I'm assuming that if you post a question like this you have a computer already, and are looking to upgrade. ;)
     
  9. Fourstaff

    Fourstaff Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    9,204 (5.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,985
    Location:
    Home
    Even if you don't you can slap up something half decent with £300. Will take 50 hours of base pay to get that much though. Or if you are super cash strapped, £100 used netbooks can be found too.
     
  10. Omnisome

    Omnisome New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Messages:
    73 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Location:
    England
    Actually, my Mom needs a new computer as soon as possible but the money isn't available at this time.
     
  11. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    13,881 (4.87/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,616
    Location:
    Cheeseland (Wisconsin, USA)
    What does your mom use her computer for and will some low cost upgrades hold her over until more funds are available?

    If you post what she has now, we may be able to suggest low cost upgrades to hold her over until there is more cash available for a new computer.
     
  12. Omnisome

    Omnisome New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Messages:
    73 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Location:
    England

    Nothing. lol
    But thanks...
     
  13. n-ster

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Messages:
    8,864 (4.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,405
    How much funds are available right now?
     
  14. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    13,881 (4.87/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,616
    Location:
    Cheeseland (Wisconsin, USA)
    Your mom doesn't use the computer for anything, but she needs a new one as soon as possible?

    I'm thinking you are using your mom's computer and it's not great so you want to upgrade it as soon as possible. (which is a good reason to upgrade mom's computer)

    CONFESS NOW !! :laugh:
    We'll still help you even if it's not for the most altruistic reasons.
     
  15. Omnisome

    Omnisome New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2011
    Messages:
    73 (0.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Location:
    England
    LMAO! :laugh:
    I meant she doesn't have anything, but she needs a computer.

    For £300 I can get:
    AMD 'Propus' 640 @ 3.0GHz
    MSI 870-C45
    Antec HCG400
    Xclio Godspeed 1
    4GB of Corsair XMS3 (PC3-10666, 1.5v), 9-9-9-24
    Sapphire Radeon HD5670-512MB
    WDC-Blue 160GB SATA2
     
  16. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    13,504 (4.60/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,352
    congratulations, this thread is number 4 result when doing a google search for 'scan finance.'

    if your mom absolutely needs a computer but doesnt have the money then pay for it with a credit card that has low interest.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  17. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2007
    Messages:
    13,881 (4.87/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,616
    Location:
    Cheeseland (Wisconsin, USA)
    You may be able to do very well using the BST forums here by posting a WTB thread.
    Just a suggestion.
    I've got some GREAT deals here when people are looking to move items quickly.
     
  18. AphexDreamer

    AphexDreamer

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2007
    Messages:
    7,163 (2.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    925
    Location:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Aphexdreamer\
    Oh wow.

    This is so true.

    like really... wtf why didn't we use that lmao.

    Well I never knew about it till this thread so...

    Too late huh?
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page