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Would a Laptop be a Way to Express your Identity?

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    I have an idea came up after reading 13 ways of finding 'fastlane' ideas in Unscripted.
    (You may skim-read it.)

    #8: VALUE ARBITRAGE : the direct, straightforward approach to value creation, the mechanism behind value arbitrage is simply adding value. Example, a home investor purchases and remodels a fixer-upper—adding new carpets, kitchen cabinets, paint, fresh landscaping— the value-added parts will exceed the sum.

    #10: MARKETING ARBITRAGE : taking an underexposed or under-leveraged asset and using it more effectively. ...there are thousands of products out there that have the potential for profit...example, a clever marketer took a little-known household gadget and humorously advertised it to the masses...renamed it in a double entendre, repackaged and remarketed it via viral video..a scalable asset was created...the world is full of shitty marketers, bad salesmen, and poor communicators. You can create the greatest product on the planet and no one will know about it with poor marketing.


    I am 23 years old, I started wearing glasses when I was 15 years old. The optometrist at that time told me that my eyes had worsened since the past 2 years. REASON: Computers!
    I mentioned the story because I don't want to use the term-geek, nerd, hacker, or etc; and I am not holding any I.T related job now. Simply put my core knowledge/background is in I.T field. Now let's get to the idea.

    What's the idea came up from #8: Value Arbitrage? Sell used/refurbished laptop. And #10: Marketing arbitrage? Market it (laptop) to university students.

    Selling used laptop? Seriously, does the world needs another one?. I did the homework. I found out:

    - most of the soon-to-be-competitors out there compromised only on one thing; price.
    (Well, it's a used/refurbished laptop anyway).

    - the most common USP: free software packages. You named it; Photoshop, GTA5, AutoCAD. (It's easy to get this thing for free on the Internet.)

    The value I planned to offers - a customized laptop, specifically; painted hardware and software optimized like this:

    this (2).jpg

    this (1).jpg

    Why on earth am I choosing the university students as prospects/customers? This goes back to my question. It's the psychology of the students that I found:

    - that, they are growing up i.e. aspiring to be an the best engineer, the best biologist

    - care about how others perceive them, externally

    - they want to be associated with groups that share the same value they admire (e.g; class 1 wear self printed t-shirt A, class 2 wear self printed t-shirt B)

    My idea is to bring all of these things put into the most common workstation that every university students have - their laptops.

    Actually, we all possessed those pschology I mentioned of but not as prevalent as university students. I don't mean this in a bad way.

    As a Fastlaner/Unscripted entrepreneur, which is an identity; a mental framework that propels you to success.

    What is your thought on this? Would you code your website using this? Would this be your workstation?



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    Why buy this from you when I can go to a skin website and upload my own image?
     
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    What need does this solve?
     
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    I mean is this like a some how customized windows 10? also, as someone else mentioned, people do this with skins
     
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    Yeah Your're right. I thought of that too. Yes. You can do that on your own.

    But, how nice it is? That's a matter of creativity. It's immeasurable. And there's also a sense of accomplishment when you do it on your own.

    Second, see this process of skinning- Open browser, search inspiration, download themes, download software (hope it's free), install everything.

    How about painting/spraying the laptop? Shop airbrush, pick right color. start painting, wait till dry.

    That's a long way (although, you feel happy doing it) than the path of least resistance; Open browser, shop it online. Get lazy and laptop arrived.
     
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    Like that's a bad thing

    CompSci student's aren't going to buy refurbished. We know how the general public treats their computers.

    Customization is out. Maybe still prevalent in middle schools, but not above that. When new products come out...cell phones, consumer grade laptops, etc., is when they introduce customization. Then gradually move to a few options.

    Ringtones? 20% use default tones now, and the rest have it on vibrate.

    Remember rainmeter? It was all the rage a couple of years back. Now it's app UIs.

    Here's one for you:

    Stop Win 10 from auto updating and auto restarting. The hoops I had to jump through to get that fixed was ridiculous. Even as a power user. I've never considered switching to a Mac before this, but MS sure as hell make a compelling case.
     
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    Nice post. This is pretty much your market research right here, OP.

    P.S. Get a Mac :cool:
     
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    Would this be pirated software? If so, please refer to the following thread.

    Fake It Until You Make It - Where Is The Integrity Line?
     
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    I was about to, but then APPL made the BRILLIANT decision to use AMD gfx cards.
     
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    You could build a "hackintosh" and use any Nvidia card of your choosing...that is until they decide to stop supporting Mac with drivers.
     
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    Not my market target. Yet. This would be a problem when I start scaling/growing.

    Welcome to my country mate. Where people type 'google' on address bar browser instead of searching their desired info directly on it. Default homepage: google.com



    Hell yeah.
     
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    Are you referring to CENTS? Because the Commandment of Needs is not limited to solutions:

    The Commandment of Need states that if you own a controlled and entry-barred enterprise that provides relative value, satisfying needs
    or wants, you will win growth, profits, and possibly, passive income for life.

    A car brings you from A to B.
    A Ferrari brings you pride, ego, accomplishment, satisfaction.

    You just made me refer back the book. And now I'm rereading it. :rofl:
     
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    In my humble opinion, I don’t think this idea fulfills relative value, satisfies needs, or provides wants.

    Like @ApparentHorizon said, customization is out.
     

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