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Topic # 129252 8-Sep-2013 22:09
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Hey guys,

Sorry if this has been asked before, a quick search didn't turn up anything.

I'm putting together a new video editing build. Usually I buy my parts from NZ, but I'm wondering if anyone buys their hardware from overseas to save a bit of money? If so, who do you use?

Any info appreciated.
Cheers.

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  Reply # 891914 9-Sep-2013 09:59
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I have always purchased by stuff in NZ as warranties from overseas are just a PITA.

In saying that I have heard amazing things about the international after sales service from www.bhphoto.com

You could check them out.

Alternatively have a chat to Billy at Computer Lounge. He is always willing to go the extra mile to give a person a good deal.

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  Reply # 891948 9-Sep-2013 10:45
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I've bought a lot of camera equipment from B&H, including returning things I just didn't like, I've never had a problem. I don't bother with computer parts though, I find the warranty and replacement process isn't worthwhile. One piece returned would negate and savings. I also bought an SSD from OWC, no problems there.

In my last build the case's power button was faulty. It was super heavy and would've cost a fortune to send overseas. Of course you could buy only light things from overseas.




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  Reply # 891959 9-Sep-2013 10:47
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Unless it's a very high-value item with a significant saving, I don't think it's worth it. For an average desktop build, the $100 you might save is not worth the hassle of warranty trouble in case of faults, imo (or the annoyance of things shipping with the wrong type of power adapter, for example).




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  Reply # 892251 9-Sep-2013 17:07
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I did a gaming build earlier in the year. Bought ram, graphics card and motherboard from overseas. I found it was well worth the savings, especially the graphics card. In fact the graphics card I bought died after a few days of use had it sent to Taiwan (for free) and a replacement was sent back to me, whole process took just over a week between lodging issue and receiving new card.

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  Reply # 892254 9-Sep-2013 17:11
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My friend had a guy send him his parts from Hong Kong. Got a $1200 NZD build (cost in NZ) for about $800 NZD (cost from Hong Kong). I guess if you do your research and find places that will; 1) Make the price worth buying overseas and, 2) Have a good quality after sales service incase of problems down the line, then you may find it worth while.

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  Reply # 894564 12-Sep-2013 06:48
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timmmay: I've bought a lot of camera equipment from B&H, including returning things I just didn't like, I've never had a problem.


Thank you. Very gratifying and much appreciated.

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  Reply # 894580 12-Sep-2013 07:43
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Someone watches their web logs it seems! B&H are a really good company, good prices and good service.




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  Reply # 894585 12-Sep-2013 08:23
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henryp:
timmmay: I've bought a lot of camera equipment from B&H, including returning things I just didn't like, I've never had a problem.


Thank you. Very gratifying and much appreciated.

Henry Posner
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Wow, B&H have a great forum monitoring team !!

I've bought a few things from B&H over the years, the most expensive being a $2000 Sony video camera.  I've never had any issues and they have been good to deal with. 


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