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Topic # 124530 10-Jul-2013 20:12
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Hi all,

I have found that buying from the US is generally a lot cheaper than buying from here for PC parts so I started to look around for vendors.
I found tigerdirect.com which I have heard is one of the biggest and trusted computer part vendors so had a look around their site and found that they DO ship to NZ and accept overseas debit cards (but not credit). 

I am wondering if anyone here has perviously bought from tigerdirect? How fast is shipping, customer service, alternatives, etc?

Thanks,
Nerdtastic

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  Reply # 853559 10-Jul-2013 20:21
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May want to google the 'reviews' again, all I get pages of angry people.



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  Reply # 853562 10-Jul-2013 20:28
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Gooseybhai: May want to google the 'reviews' again, all I get pages of angry people.


Ok, maybe your right.

Time to turn to Amazon?

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  Reply # 856256 16-Jul-2013 09:17
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Amazon won't ship many things to NZ directly. You can use youshop but that can get expensive.




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  Reply # 856257 16-Jul-2013 09:26
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Youshop is ok depending on what you want and how large/heavy the parcel is.
Shipping is one of those things...you either just pay through the nose or shop about.

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  Reply # 856291 16-Jul-2013 10:34
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I wouldn't and I never ever bought anything from TigerDirect.com (read about too many unhappy/grief stories). TD sells in US and Canada.

I suggest if you are going to buy in the US online computer places. The place I bought from in Canada for 13 yrs was www.ncix.com (they also sell in the US - http://us.ncix.com/). I probably made 100 orders from NCIX over those 13 yrs, if there ever was a problem...they took care of it pretty fast (just read any product complaint on their forums and chances are a NCIX employee responds to sort it out).

!.) They will also price match pretty much any lower price you find at a competitors online store (via the price match feature on their site). I was never refused a price match.
2.) They have a public forums to ask questions and or post complaints (http://forums.us.ncix.com/).
3.) Customer reviews of products.

The only thing I can find like it in NZ is Ascent (the only thing missing customer product reviews, the forums and price match).

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  Reply # 856316 16-Jul-2013 11:05
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I believe Tigerdirect will not work unless you have a US credit card also don't forget to apply state taxes based on where you send the items to

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  Reply # 856327 16-Jul-2013 11:33
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depending on what you want to buy i would recommend dealextreme...its free shipping but the only thing is it does take about 3 weeks to get the item delivered. I have bought quite a few things from here, and if you do encounter any problems they can refund or send out a replacement. 



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Reply # 858309 17-Jul-2013 20:55
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Taking in shipping and exchange rates... I have decided not to buy from the US.

Alpha City's current sale just makes it unreasonable to buy from the US. Most things over there are on a good discount here, rivaling the prices.
As a bonus I don't have to wait to get the parts :)

Thanks for all the replys and I hope this has helped someone,
Nerdtastic

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