(From late last night) Well, here you guys go. Something I dont think I ever really expected to do, we've opened an online hardware store, and have a reasonable selection of gamer oriented PC hardware stuff. Full PC system assembly, OS install, and tweaks, or individual parts like motherboards and memory etc. A few things to note along with a few pics of a recent custom built system:

Click to enlarge - If there is a product you want and dont see it listed, email it!

- This is a very simple, non-database design. If we have some early success we'll upgrade things and have searchable features and categories etc.

- If you've installed any external java stuff, even from Sun, you may get an error with the cart software. We're hoping for a fix but havent seen one yet.

- Yes we make some $ on this. Making money off advertising on this website isnt bad, but horribly unpredictable.

- GeForce4 cards are still hard to come by, you can pre-order them and they ship on the 19th. We're also working on getting some more selection in there, as that's certainly the weakeast of the important sections right now.

Lastly, if you feel it necessary to say how much it sucks or how much better deals you can find, good for you.

Steve Gibson is the cofounder of Originally known as sCary's Quakeholio back in 1996, Steve is now President of Gearbox Publishing after selling Shacknews to GameFly in 2009.

From The Chatty
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    April 8, 2002 9:13 PM

    it will fail!

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      April 8, 2002 9:16 PM

      This must be wierd informative day.

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        April 8, 2002 9:17 PM

        hehe i figured i would just get that outa the way right now.

        it will fail
        prices suck
        selection sucks
        design sucks
        shack sucks

        i think thats about it. :)

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          April 8, 2002 9:18 PM

          Seriously though, I hope you guys make some $$$ off it, i love this place.

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          April 8, 2002 9:20 PM


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          April 8, 2002 9:21 PM

          fuck you steve! hehe

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          April 8, 2002 9:39 PM

          you forgot one....
          no props for sending a email to you giving you the idea in dec., unless of course I am wrong and you had thought of it before that. In which case it would have been nice to recieve a reply to my email : )

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            April 8, 2002 9:42 PM

            ah yeah.. i've been shopping around talking to different distributers since about last october. took forever to find someone to work with that had respectable prices, the resources, and wanted to deal with a bunch of hardcore shackers. :)

            sorry i didnt respond, i have a tendency to forget sometimes since i kinda get a lot of email. :(

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          April 8, 2002 9:42 PM

          It's actually kinda refreshing to hear someone with a buisness actually admit that something they might do could actually fail instead of denying that they're less than the greatest thing ever up until a month after the project has been called a failure by 99.7 of the press that could actually care. I still probably won't buy anything until I see a HOLY FUCK THATS CHEAP sort of deal, and even then only after enough guinea pigs have been eaten alive by unprepared customer service and the kinks are ironed out. At least I'd get ShackDSL if it were available where I live. Good luck with this latest venture though.

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