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Keatah

Packard Bell computers weren't so bad. Sucks that so many became e-waste. But for whatever reason, people loved to hate them.
Apr 16 2018 12:34 PM
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    bigfriendly
    I was selling computers at Circuit City in the mid 90's. We commonly referred to Packard Bell computers as Packard Hell's or Packard Smells. They were definitely bottom shelf crap.
    Apr 16 2018 9:31 PM
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    Flojomojo
    Wikipedia LOL: According to Fortune magazine, Packard Bell sometimes benefited from misplaced name recognition, with consumers (especially first-time computer buyers) and even some salespeople erroneously associating the company with others of similar name, such as Hewlett-Packard, Pacific Bell, and Bell Laboratories. The confusion was further facilitated by Packard Bell's then-current slogan, "America grew up listening to us. It still does." The company also sold nearly identical...
    Apr 17 2018 7:26 AM
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    Keatah
    Yes. Some people thought it was a prestigious name full of heritage and culture. Very stately.
    Apr 17 2018 12:42 PM