Where to buy your stuff
Do you want it cheap? Do you
want it fast? Do you want it yesterday? Yeah, we all do. I buy
almost everything (computerwise) on the net. I've had good experiences
and bad ones. Here's my list of places I like and don't like.
Oh yeah, don't forget to read my OEM
vs Retail and the 3 tier system report before you go
Good sort and search engine. I use this on a daily basis.
Pretty good for most things. 50% of the time the price for the
item you're looking for is wrong on the merchants site.
One of the best or the best accessory store for the computer
enthusiest on the planet and beyond in my opinion.
If you're looking for a local
computer retailer I suggest:
MicroCenter - 13 Stores nationwide and the best
management and return polices of any retailer. I wish they would
open a store near me in San Francisco, if they did I'd shop there
BestBuy - A very short 14 day return policy,
but to date I've had no problems returning anything there. the
staff (at least the store near me) are pretty good at knowing
about the stuff they sell.
FIND RECALLS ONLINE
SafetyAlerts.com brings together information from a variety of
sources to help keep consumers informed about product recalls.
You might be surprised to see the range of products recalled.
Of course, baby products and dangerous toys are among the most
commonly recalled items, and there are also quite a number of
automotive recalls. Food allergy recalls are also becoming more
common, and on a recent visit, we even saw a recall of a hair
care product. http://www.safetyalerts.com
Where Not To Buy
CompUSA is the single most
worst place to buy anything. The Federal Trade Commision should
investigate these guys. I think they have...
I've been screwed by these
jokers as well as many of my clients. With their 15% return restocking
fees, they inept staff and the customer (no) support these guys
should just fold up their tents and leave town in my opinion.
Don't buy CompUSA.
See my report
about CompUSA selling me a repackaged Linksys Router! Shrink
wrapped and sold on the shelf as new...