(The good part) A friend of mine wanted a computer for her son but she is somewhat strapped and cannot afford to just go buy one. Lot's of people tried to sell her junk for a couple of hundred dollars. My son offered to put a machine together for her and to keep the price to $100.00. He did it, with lots of spare parts he had and some donations from other people. She's going to get a P4 with a gig and a half of ram,a somewhat small hard drive (but adequate), CD and DVD drives. Not the best machine out there but damned decent for a hundred dollars. We worked hard to make this happen for her and we're going to set her up tomorrow.
(Now comes the lousy part) She still needed a keyboard and mouse. We have them for her but to be honest they're horrible. So I suggested she call Second Source (a used computer parts store) in Newark DE to see if they had any used keyboards/mouse (mice, mouses, meeces?) for sale. I've picked up a few things there and found them reasonable. She called me this morning to tell me she had called and was going to go pick them up. Luckily she asked me if I thought the price as OK.
Those sorry SOB's wanted $25.00 for a used mouse and keyboard. EACH! Fifty freaking dollars for a used mouse and keyboard.
My response was something along the line of "No, no, no, just no, unless the thing is gold freaking plated, no."
I felt awful for even telling her to look there. All I can guess is that they knew she didn't have a clue about what she was doing and decided they were going to get some cash out of her. I'm just glad she called me first. I won't ever recommend them to anyone, ever again nor will I be buying anything for myself there.