what's the best websites for buying computer stuff ?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by partyBoy, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. partyBoy macrumors 68000

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    hey mac addicts...i wanted to know suggestions on the best sites for everything mac besides apple of course!--the ones i know are : macmall,amazon,b&h,tigerdirect,shopzilla,vat19....am i missing some??:confused:
     
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    I myself would only go with Amazon if i find my stuff there..
     
  5. Big Boss Man macrumors regular

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    I've had good experiences with Amazon, Macmall, and Newegg. I will probably do business with all of them again at some point.
     
  6. js81 macrumors 65816

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    Newegg - good prices and awesome customer service.

    Amazon - good and dependable, prices may not be as good, but still good.

    If you're adventurous, eBay - I buy lots of stuff on eBay and have had mixed results. If you pay with PayPal and buy from a reputable seller, there's little to worry about.
     
  7. partyBoy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    funny you say that cause for some reason i do not like ebay,their set up is weird and im not into bidding,amazon is better than ebay
     
  8. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    I always check newegg.com first, and then maybe Fry's and amazon.com.
     
  9. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    I used to go to pricewatch.com and always found newegg.com to have the best prices. Just go there. For mac specific stuff I go to macsales.com.
     
  10. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    I use NewEgg to read reviews and see specs and good pictures, then use Amazon to buy it 80% of the time.
     
  11. panthro macrumors newbie

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    Sites to buy

    I will in any site what:
    -Have a simple set of guarantees, where you can get your money back with assurance. No in-store refund (by example: the refund must to be used inside the store)
    -Good prices(real market value, no hidden fees)
    -Have the choice to see the real products
    -Can buy with a choice of paying options (COD, Money Order, Paypal if you feel daredevil).
    -No intermediate, moderators and so on. Just you and me (store), with a set of rules clearly established.
    -Stores near you or with a physical presence easy to check.

    So, my recomendations goes to:

    OWC, MacWarehouse,PowerMax (albeit expensive), eBay (with all the reserves!)
    And my AVOID goes to:
    Apple (overly excesive!), LEM Swap and associated websites (too much hassle/moderation), craiglist with paypal and eBay with paypal. Paypal can not sustain your claim if the seller can prove he or she had sent the item, because Paypal only protects against NO SHIPPING.
    :cool:
     
  12. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    monoprice.com

    recently picked up 2,000-feet of cat6 bulk and 800-feet of fiber, best site for accessory parts. we use their minidisplay converters on my macs.
     
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  14. partyBoy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks guys,there are some i never knew about like powermax and owc :)
     
  15. panthro macrumors newbie

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    You are welcome...!

    You are welcome...only buy with discretion and report back. Sucess in your holiday computer shopping!:cool:
     
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    If you know what you are looking for, pricegrabber will show you were it is cheapest.
     
  17. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    Newegg and Mammazon. Errr Amazon.. sorry.. old porno came to mind.
    :eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  18. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    I try not to buy anything from Newegg just because they charge me tax (cali) so what's the point of shopping online..

    But yeah sometimes they have good prices.
     
  19. partyBoy thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i think i have seen that porn?
     
  20. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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    ahahaha Great!
     

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