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Article #143 (419 is last): Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions From: visitor Subject: Monochrome vs Colour Date: Sun Jul 30 09:30:20 1989 Which is cheaper: Buying an Mono ST or a Colour ST? I mean, if you guy one, then buy the other monitor later on, will the price come out the same? I seem to get the idea that the colour system is cheaper because you pay about $150 more for the colour system, and the mono monitor costs about $175, while the colour costs about $250. A mono can be had for about $475 A colour can be had for about $625 the difference there is $150. So, take the mono system with the colour added later on: $475 + $250 = $725 Now, the colour system with the monor added later on: $625 + $175 = $800 You save $75 if you buy the colour system. Now, this is from just one store. I would like to know if this logic holds true for most stores. Thank you very much. ** Answered by JOHN SUCHY (aa271) on Tue Sep 15 10:15:56 1987 ** If you can, indeed, get a color monitor for only $250, then go with the monochrome system and the color monitor.The $150 difference between the systems seems to be standard, but the best price I've seen on the monochrome monitor is $129--only about $120 less than your price for the color monitor. Rule-of-thumb: check the price differences for monitors and systems, then buy the less expensive product of the pair with the greater difference. Incidentally, you may be able to get a better price on the monochrome system by shopping around. I cannot recommend any one store in my position of FREE-NET Sysop. I do recommend buying locally, however: a few long- distance phone calls in case of trouble can easily eat up the "lower price" you can get from the mail order companies. Good luck with your purchase. Your Co-sysop John E. Suchy aa271 Thanks for asking.