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Where Do You Buy Your Computer Hardware From and How Good?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I usually use dabs (www.dabs.com)

But recently tried eBuyer and had a bad experience with main item being sold out, and 2nd item not doing what it said it could.

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I have used -

    Insight (Normally ok)
    Dabs (Normally ok, faffed about once)
    Simply (Good but more expensive)
    ccl (Ok)
    Overclockers.co.uk (Good)
    quietpc (Excellent, but only sell certain things)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Scan
    Komplett
    CCL
    dabs
    ebuyer
    ebay
    aria

    Can't think of any more off the top of my head....

    Oh, PC world ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I used to go to PC world whenever I was in Watford to look at the discount table - they used to have some real bargains in there - I got my HP scanner for £15. And a printer for like £20 when at the time the full price was like £60 - but now they must have a new manager or soemthing cos their discount table is full of all sorts of junk and only 10% off - which considering their normal selling prices is no bargain.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by DiamondGeezer
    10% off - which considering their normal selling prices is no bargain.

    No, it's about 30% more than you can get it online :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Because I live in digs at present, a lot of the suppliers refuse to send to my temporary address probably because of fraud problems.

    However, Gladiator Computers will let me use my non-billing address if I pay by cheque. This has worked quite well. Back in February, I brought an 80 GB hard drive a Soundblaster Live and an IDE caddy fixture all for £120. Of course, the £80 hard drive will have dropped down to £55-£60 now.

    I've also had good service from Downtowncomputers, but they've stopped sending to non-billing addresses as well now.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    overclockers.co.uk - Excellent (great forums too)
    theoverclockingstore.co.uk - was great until it went bust a month ago :rolleyes:
    for memory i order directly off crucial.com/uk
    and for overclocking accessories sometimes use komplett.co.uk
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    www.microdirect.co.uk - fast, similar prices to aria.co.uk
    www.aria.co.uk - alright, I know people who've had problems with returns
    www.scan.co.uk - have a today section which has good prices
    www.ebuyer.com - good for building from bits
    www.komplett.co.uk - again good for building from bits
    www.blankdiscshop.co.uk - downright low prices for blank media cases and good on ink too
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My list - dont think I'm typing those out again :rolleyes: :p

    I've bought from nearly all of those at some point and haven't had any troubles at all.

    If you still can't get what you want cheap enough then have a look at this list:

    Futuremark/Mad Onion Retailer List

    That thread has got retailers for USA and Canada as well.

    :D
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    www.pcindex.co.uk
    www.computerprices.co.uk
    www.ebuyer.com
    www.dabs.co.uk

    As Mist said www.quietpc.com has some nice items. I can vouch for the effectivness of some of their quietening devices, such as the Zalman flower cooler, and the accoustic hard drive housings.

    Mr_Wobble ;)
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