Build Your Own Computer At... Wal*Mart?

What started out as just a small test project, will soon become a common feature in many Wal*Mart stores around the U.S. Wal*Mart will start introducing the build-your-own-computer counters this year, allowing you to select various computer components that will go into your PC. They hope to offer this service in around 1,400 stores this year, and possibly in more stores next year.

"But analysts said it was unlikely that Wal-Mart would pose much of a threat to the likes of Dell Inc. (Nasdaq:DELL - news), which mastered the made-to-order computer model and offers a much wider selection. They also noted that Dell makes most of its money selling computers to businesses rather than individuals."