Bored, so I built a POS system

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  1. dontwalkhand, Jul 6, 2012
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    dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    Some people when their bored go out and do things, I decided to install a Point of Sale system in my parent's kitchen just for the hell of it. Hey it works, its cool, and I can sell the complete setup for over $1,000 :). This POS is anything but a POS (First POS meaning Point of Sale, second meaning Piece of S****).

    Yeah it's Windows based, but there aren't really that many good Mac based point of sale systems out there. I am thinking about ordering an IBM SurePOS 700 to complete the official Point of Sale setup :).

    So what do you guys think?
     
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Wow, you must have been very bored :D

    I want to say it's ridiculous to do that, but at the same time it does work. So I really can't say anything bad about it.

    I know you said you weren't done yet, but how long did it take you to make what you have so far?
     
  3. Dagless macrumors Core

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    There are already plenty of good, cheap, robust EPOS systems out there. I'd also worry about stepping on trademarks and such.
     
  4. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    I have to admit, I thought you meant the 2nd meaning of "POS" system. :D
     
  5. NZed macrumors 65816

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    If its for private use... trademarks would be the least of my worries.
     
  6. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    You know, there are these magical boredom busters called people and getting laid.

    :p
     
  7. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Of course, but that's not what it says in the first post.
     
  8. calderone macrumors 68040

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    It is all off the shelf products. There is nothing special here, "built" amounts to "I bought some products and put them together like anyone else could do." Here I came in thinking the OP did something new.

    I have to imagine this cost more than $1000, or at the very least the margin would be pretty tight.
     
  9. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Me too.. was waiting to see the POS system...... Was there supposed to be a picture attached to his thread??
     

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