Tuesday, October 24, 2006


You've seen them. The cardboard boxes simulating computers, TVs, and other electronic equipment used in furniture stores. The most familiar names are Proptronics and Box Props, though I'm sure there are others.

What I never realized was just how expensive these things are.

That 42" corrugated plasma TV? Box Props wants $76.95. A 60" box-o-vision from Proptronics will set you back $123 ($133 if you want a static color image on it). Complete computer systems with the latest Cellulose processor will run you $46-$95, depending on configuration.

At least the laptop is somewhat affordable -- $13.95. I don't think I've seen one that clunky since the late 80s/early 90s, though.

1 comment:

Norton13 said...

Actually PropTronics is closed down. Props by IDM is my preffered supplier. Their customer service is outstanding. Their Faux plasma tv's are affordable and made of plastic. They offer a lot of option you can even create your own image for the tv's. Their website is www.propsbyidm.com