Favorite Online Retailers

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Heb1228, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

    Heb1228

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    I was just wondering what the best places to look for deals on general computer stuff (hard drives, flash memory, cables, etc..) What are the places you look for great prices?

    Here's my list:
    General Stuff
    Newegg.com
    Zipzoomfly.com
    MacMall.com

    Memory:
    Datamem.com (Guaranteed Mac compatibility)

    Cables:
    Monoprice.com

    I'm actually looking for an external hard drive and wanted to hear some suggestions as to where else to look.
     
  2. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    I pretty much only rock out NewEgg. They are awesome.

    I recently just got these Two 20" DVI LCD Monitors from NewEgg ($189 each mind you). Also, I ordered a 500gig Lacie Quadra External HD from Dell for about $180. Took about 2 weeks to get, but the thing is awesome.
     
  3. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    Newegg
    OWC
    All the computer parts and accessories i will ever need :D
     
  4. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Can't forget fastmac.com for some harder to find parts, upgrades and replacements. Crucial.com has mac-guaranteed memory too, and is getting closer to DataMem on price (but Newegg usually beats them both).

    I should mention that I've purchased three macs from Amazon basically for the price (read: rebate) offered.
     
  5. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Newegg and Monoprice have pretty much everything I need.

    But sometimes Amazon and eBay come in handy too.
     
  6. fr4c macrumors 65816

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    Newegg, ZipZoomFly, Woot, Slickdeals, and Fatwallet.
     
  7. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Amazon's Prime shipping (2nd day UPS for free, or overnight for $3.99) has made an addict out of me (and everyone else in my house).
     
  8. mark2288 macrumors regular

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    Newegg is great, but if I can I usually use TigerDirect since NewEgg has to pay tax in NJ.
     
  9. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Yikes. I think I've read too many horror stories to ever buy from TigerDirect.
     
  10. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Mine used to be ebuyer until their service became appalling.

    Now I mainly use www.dabs.com and www.novatech.com for my computer purchases.
     
  11. cpweld macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know which of these retailers will ship to Canada?
     
  12. mark2288 macrumors regular

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    really? i'm not a big online buyer, but the several times i've bought from tigerdirect i've had absolutely no problems! i'm actually waiting on some stuff that should be getting here anytime soon that i ordered on friday!
     
  13. -kritter- macrumors regular

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    i second that, i have ordered a few things from tigerdirect with no toubles!
    and i will most certainly buy from them in the future....
     
  14. Heb1228 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Heb1228

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    May need to add JR.com to the list, just bought a 750GB triple interface Maxtor external HDD for $199. It's scheduled for delivery tomorrow, we'll see if there are any issues.
     
  15. Heb1228 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Received my HDD from JR.com today (Wednesday) after ordering Sunday night. This is with standard shipping, so I was pretty impressed with the speed. I'd buy from them again.
     
  16. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

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    I would suggest Crucial. They have quality memory that'll ensure a smile on your face. :)
     
  17. Maui macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for Newegg and Crucial. I have made many purchases from both, and never had an issue with either.

    I have also made a lot of purchases from Amazon, when the seller is actually Amazon. The prime shipping I have saves some bucks.
     

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