Office Depot to Sell $99 PC

Those looking for an ultra low-cost computer may be in luck -- as long as a paying a steep shipping and handling charge is not an issue. From September 3-9, Office Depot will offer a computer on its Web site for $99 USD, which includes a $100 USD instant rebate, and $230 USD in mail-in rebates. The system to be sold is a Hewlett Packard desktop with a Celeron D 352 chip, 80GB of hard drive space, and 256MB of memory. The system normally retails for $429 USD.

However, like all good deals, there is a catch. Unlike many past computer deals, no subscription to any online service will be required. However, the company will charge those who order the machine $99 USD to ship it, essentially making the final price of the computer just under $200 USD. Office Depot did not specify how many of the systems would be available.

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