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Topic # 94114 6-Dec-2011 12:35
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Hi, I'm visiting friends in Christchurch who need a new hard drive. They aren't up on pc stores here, so does anyone have any recommendations for some good stores here? I've had a google around but haven't found any that stick out. Thanks.

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  Reply # 554414 6-Dec-2011 12:38
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Tastech.co.nz are very good - but internet only

If you need a bricks and mortar establishment, you could try

DragonPC - about the same pricing

GlobalPC - good, but a little more expensive

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  Reply # 554444 6-Dec-2011 13:31
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My flatmate used dragonPC and was very impressed by them

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 554482 6-Dec-2011 14:49
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dragonPC if they have stuff in stock, there site isnt that great! best to go in. urcomputer is another place.

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  Reply # 554486 6-Dec-2011 14:51
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I've used DragonPC for years, it is their 'no problem' return policy that kept me going back. Some of the more recent staff might not be so relaxed, but the same guy (Alex Ting) still owns it and I'm sure would sort out any problems. The Avondale branch was the best, but I think there is only the Riccarton and City branch now.

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  Reply # 554523 6-Dec-2011 15:54
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Have used DragonPC since before they had a shop, never a problem.

PCU on occasion too.

Used to use TasTech quite some years back, only reason I don't is it's easier to drop into Dragon these days.

And way back in the dim dark recesses of history I often bought from The Computer Broker, who still exist but not like they used to I think.  This was back in the boom-time of computer retail in Christchurch, which was shortly followed by a massive crash... Lowes Technology Services, I'm looking at you.





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  Reply # 554536 6-Dec-2011 16:12
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sleemanj: Have used DragonPC since before they had a shop, never a problem.

PCU on occasion too.

Used to use TasTech quite some years back, only reason I don't is it's easier to drop into Dragon these days.

And way back in the dim dark recesses of history I often bought from The Computer Broker, who still exist but not like they used to I think.  This was back in the boom-time of computer retail in Christchurch, which was shortly followed by a massive crash... Lowes Technology Services, I'm looking at you.



LOL Lowes, don't forget PC General, 

I would recommend Dragon PC also, however I too find their website to be very average and busy, I just go in. 

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  Reply # 554567 6-Dec-2011 16:52
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Not a store I would normally recommend, but Harvey Norman has just opened a new Computer/AV store on Montreal Street and I think they have some pretty good "grand opening' type deals.

Do they even sell hard drives? Maybe.

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  Reply # 554571 6-Dec-2011 16:59
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Dragon PC




NZ / AU Battlefield 4 Gaming Community
http://www.sonsofvalour.net/forums/forum.php



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  Reply # 554610 6-Dec-2011 18:01
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Thanks, I've given dragonpc a shot...and wow, everyone is right about the prices having gone up! Hopefully it doesn't last.

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  Reply # 554614 6-Dec-2011 18:22
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Dragon PC have been around forever, solid as outfit.

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  Reply # 554698 6-Dec-2011 21:14
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Shoes2468:
sleemanj: Have used DragonPC since before they had a shop, never a problem.

PCU on occasion too.

Used to use TasTech quite some years back, only reason I don't is it's easier to drop into Dragon these days.

And way back in the dim dark recesses of history I often bought from The Computer Broker, who still exist but not like they used to I think.  This was back in the boom-time of computer retail in Christchurch, which was shortly followed by a massive crash... Lowes Technology Services, I'm looking at you.



LOL Lowes, don't forget PC General, 

I would recommend Dragon PC also, however I too find their website to be very average and busy, I just go in. 


PC General! I still have a badge on my keyboard and case, from our first PC (which replaced our Apple ][e).

Who were the wholesalers in Chch that sold the mobos with fake memory chips on them? Although that's going even further back.

+1 on the Dragon website. Has needed improvement for ages.

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  Reply # 554704 6-Dec-2011 21:30
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Skolink: 
Who were the wholesalers in Chch that sold the mobos with fake memory chips on them? Although that's going even further back.


That was Edge. 




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  Reply # 554741 6-Dec-2011 22:43
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urcomputer.co.nz store in riccarton
affordablecompter.co.nz in papanui
dragonpc.co.nz in upper riccarton

Have used these recently all very similar in prices - none of them speak English. Get model numbers off there websites before entering the stores will save you from swearing at them.

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