Is it better to build your own websites or buy websites that are dead and fix them up?

Building a website can be more expensive than purchasing a ready made site. Some of the steps you will need to build your website:
1) Domain
2) Template and graphics like header and logo
3) Content
4) Links building

A pre-owned website can give you a significant bargain as opposed to building it yourself. However, some bargains may be more trouble than they are worth. Sites that are static html may take a lot of time to update. You will also need to make sure that the content is orginal. Otherwise you are just buying a mess.