Today we went to kanini technologies, coimbatore to purchase a computer for senniappan, madappur. There was a Celeron 2.0 Ghz, 256 MB RAM, 40 GB Hard Disk, 15" Monitor (HP) prized at Rs. 5500 with white color cabinet. An additional 256MB RAM was offered at an extra 350/-. Black color cabinet and monitor with new DVD Writer, total amount rose to 7500+. We negotiated some time and finished the deal at Rs.7400. We could not negotiate much as the kanini guy was not yeilding (MR. Ramanathan).
We accepted the deal and paid the full amount in advance and went for lunch. We returned at 2.00 pm and waited.. waited.. waited.. It was 6 pm and the machine was not ready. The DVD Writer was not avilable in IDE mode and finally the guy got one with SAMSUNG Brand.
After that they could not find Audio driver for that old Gigabyte mother board. They tried with variety of drivers and informed us they got driver conflicts. They once reformatted the system, still with no success. Now it is 7.00 PM and senniappan was really angry. He shouted with the persons and they tried to replace board with other working machine. That too didn't fit. After some more time they found another working piece and assembled them finally. We got out at 8.00 PM.
There was really some traffic jam in coimbatore due to the visit of congress leader Rahul Gandhi. Rahul was visiting coimbatore in the morning and a meeting was arranged at VOC Park, Coimbatore. Folks were coming in from nearest towns and districts. Rahul was a real attractions now. He met youngsters below the age 35, from variety of fields students, professionals, enterpreneurs, politicians etc. The Rajiv Age is coming back!
I forgt to mention that we finally ended up with a Intel Pentium 4 2 Ghz machine for the price of Celereon 2 Ghz as that was the available CPU