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Topic # 16376 6-Oct-2007 14:43
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Hi guys!

I've just moved to New Zealand (been here a week now - w00t!)

Anyway, I've been staying with family, and have been asked to help them with their PC's.

They have a pretty old machine running XP, with just 248mb RAM (integrated graphics pinches the rest!), so I'm going to upgrade it for them.

Back in the UK I would jump onto ebuyer.co.uk, scan.co.uk, or perhaps even crucial.com if it's slightly more obscure. However, I have no idea where I can get a good price and good service online in New Zealand.

Anyone care to make a recommendation?

At this stage I am looking for 2GB of DDR, an IDE HDD (possibly two - havn't opened her up yet to see if she will take two!), and an optical drive.

Cheers.

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  Reply # 89818 6-Oct-2007 14:46
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Where do you live?

Pricespy is the website in NZ that people use to compare prices.



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  Reply # 89821 6-Oct-2007 15:00
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I am living in Auckland :-)

So do people use that pricespy site because there isn't really a onestop shop to get a good price?

I thought it would be one of perhaps three or four sites that always offered the best price, as in the UK. Is there more competition here?



 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 89835 6-Oct-2007 16:16
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Which retailer is cheapest varies quite often (also based on what, specifically, you're looking for). I also strongly suggest checking out PriceSpy before deciding which retailer(s) to get parts from.

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  Reply # 89838 6-Oct-2007 16:45
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I would strongly recommend PB Technologies

You could in person to their office and enquire and I bet they will have the cheapest price. I always end up buying my components there.




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Reply # 89842 6-Oct-2007 17:12
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I personally buy at Ascent and PC Gear (Dunedin). One of our moderators (Brad Stewart) is associated with the second, so tell him about Geekzone ;)

Ascent is not always the cheaper, but it's a great service.




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  Reply # 89844 6-Oct-2007 17:15
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freitasm: I personally buy at Ascent and PC Gear (Dunedin). One of our moderators (Brad Stewart) is associated with the second, so tell him about Geekzone ;)


PC Gear is also a good choice.




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  Reply # 89851 6-Oct-2007 19:18
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Thanks for the replies, I will bookmark pricespy me-thinks.

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  Reply # 90047 8-Oct-2007 09:42
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Hey,

Use www.Pricespy.co.nz and look for the best price just avoid certain companies such as supercheap and c1 shopping mall,
as many of my clients have had issues buying and RMA issues with these 2 companies,

rather one stop shop at a better store such a ascent or pc gear, in the long run you will get stung by these low margin stores,

 

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