[clug] What's your favourite computer store?

Martin Schwenke martin at meltin.net
Mon Jan 12 04:23:23 GMT 2009

>>>>> "Steve" == steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> writes:

    Steve> What's your favourite place to buy bits, upgrades and systems??

    Steve> The Computer Fair?
    Steve> On-line?
    Steve> [...]

My default is UMart Online.  Their prices are usually in the top few
hits on <http://www.staticice.com.au/> and they have never messed me

I also tend to do OK from Harris Technology's specials, so I tend to
check for stuff there and then use staticIce to compare prices.  For
example, last week I bought a WRT310N router for $209 - staticIce
showed prices up to $35 cheaper than HT, the 2nd one was only $20 off
the HT price and most places were more expensive...  so I took the
easy way and bought from someone who I could always go back and yell
at if I had problems...  ;-)  However, they can be very expensive for
some items...

On occasion I've shopped around a little too carefully and have ended
up trying to buy from online places that don't carry stock and, in one
case, extended out the shipping date by 2 months a week at a time.
Trying to go $10 cheaper cost me a lot in my time and in delivery

peace & happiness,

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