Ed_S_Pilot

Best place to get your Pc components?

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Topic says it all. Just seeing where the best online place to shop is.

 

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I presume you're referring to the US? Shipping overseas to/from international destinations adds considerably. 

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eBuyer, Scan and Amazon got a decent UK reputation, I fell out with Overclocks UK. You haven't stated a country so I'm guessing you're in the United States 🙄, I believe NewEgg is popular there. If you're on a budget, eBay for second hand bits.

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6 minutes ago, ckyliu said:

eBuyer, Scan and Amazon got a decent UK reputation, I fell out with Overclocks UK. You haven't stated a country so I'm guessing you're in the United States 🙄, I believe NewEgg is popular there. If you're on a budget, eBay for second hand bits.

Sorry,  U.S.A.

 

 

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Newegg, Amazon, B&H photography site (they actually have good prices on pc hardware)

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Many online stores these days are just entry points, you could be buying from any number of re-sellers (this is true for Amazon or NewEgg and others).  If you have a good exchange rate, don't rule out International web sites ... I recently got my 9900K from the UK rather than local US (because they sell out faster than I can hit the buy button) and DHL got it to my door (UK to US CA) in 3 days and exchange rate was good so it actually only cost me about $21 more than if I had go it local thru NewEgg or Amazon.

I personally would avoid eBay ... eBay has been about 50/50 for both selling and buying for my experience.

Cheers, Rob.

 

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If you live close to a Microcenter that is my first choice providing they carry the components you want. They will match any internet price, you can return items easily if you need to, and many of the sales staff are computer enthusiasts and fairly knowledgeable.

Ted

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42 minutes ago, Ted Striker said:

If you live close to a Microcenter that is my first choice providing they carry the components you want. They will match any internet price, you can return items easily if you need to, and many of the sales staff are computer enthusiasts and fairly knowledgeable.

Your post made me think of another option... Fry's too will match any Internet price, returns are easy, and many of the folks in their stores are knowledgeable.  They have good on line ordering as well.

I've never visited a Microcenter... don't know if my heart could handle it, or if my wife would be keen on me taking a credit card in there. 😮

Greg

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1 hour ago, lownslo said:

Your post made me think of another option... Fry's too will match any Internet price, returns are easy, and many of the folks in their stores are knowledgeable.  They have good on line ordering as well.

I've never visited a Microcenter... don't know if my heart could handle it, or if my wife would be keen on me taking a credit card in there. 😮

Greg

Greg, you just beat me to it, because although I do not reside in the USA, I have when visiting my sister in Vegas been to Fry's As you state, excellent store

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3 hours ago, ryanbatcund said:

Newegg, Amazon, B&H photography site (they actually have good prices on pc hardware)

And if you live in the vicinity of a MicroCenter retail store here in the US, they are great as well.  Even offering build and installation services for very reasonable charges.

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Newegg and Amazon are very good choices. I have very good experiences with the two of them. Unfortunately I don't think there's any MicroCenter store in FL.

Cheers, Ed

 

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2 hours ago, Ed_S_Pilot said:

Thanks everybody! Much appreciated.

You're welcome. I just noticed that you fly out of Palomar Airport. I got my private pilot's license from there in 1984. It was a fun causal little airport back then. The FBO was in an old wood sided building and the airport hamburger restaurant was above it. Looks like it has been torn down and replaced by a Jet Center. Lots of good memories from there....like sneaking back home on marginal VFR acceptance from the tower because the marine layer had moved in when I should have diverted. It paid to get to know the tower staff and buy them coffee at the upstairs restaurant. :biggrin:

Ted

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During the week, it's not to bad but, Can get pretty busy with the Jet traffic at times. Nothing like you describe any more. There is a restaurant and such. The marine layer sucks! Sometimes i can't get out of there till about 11:00 in the a.m. Sometimes even then i feel like im Scud running, LOL.  It is a good airport though, lots of good people around. Tower staff very professional and forgiving. Cant really get to know them because of restrictions. But since i'm based there, they pretty much know the regulars.

 

 

Thanks again Ted!

Ed

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BEST PLACE ??? .... Defiantly Microcenter.. Not even Frys can beat them now. So now they match prices from authorized dealers; but Frys has become much of a giant whorehouse with "forklift" workers. Though they have almost anything you look for, they're employees are very cheap in knowledge and customer service.   On the other hand Microcenter has outstanding quality, stock, people,low prices, and amazing return policy. 

E-bay=  Giant Flee market; filled with  fake and scams (avoid, avoid, avoid) 

Amazon= Good online seller, good service, but sells things more expensive

New-egg=  Have become too greedy and their prices are sky-high

Tiger Direct= Fallen angle. They lost to Newegg and have become low to no stock in items and expensive. 

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