Kaching! Reasonable Mara Pricing

The following are the pricing of computer equipment and related stuff (as reported by the Star) at Mara college of Balik Pulau in Penang.

1. Acer Aspire laptop: RM42,320 per unit. (bought 2)

2. Computer with network card: RM7555 per unit. (bought 450)

3. 19″ monitor: RM 8,500 & 17″ monitor costs RM7,500. (mixture of both for 450 units)

4. Laser printer HP P3005X: RM7,722. (bought 15, market price RM5k)

5. Teaching manuals in comb-binding photocopies: between RM1,398 & RM2,945 (spent RM358,476)

6. Computer software that never been used: RM2.08million

7. same LCD projector 1 lab cost RM3,500 but another cost RM8,000

8. Swivel stools: one cost RM340, another cost RM350 and another cost RM450, and some cost between RM810 to RM1,050 per unit.

Mara had submitted a letter to the Finance Ministry to say that the figure was reasonable.

(source: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/10/22/nation/4953964&sec=nation)

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