Thursday, August 19, 2010

Where should you buy your parts?

Many people now a days don't know who they are buying from, they just figure if they sell what they want, they should buy it. When it comes to computer parts, this is not the case. You should know your distributor, their policies, and what others have to say about their services. Just like every computer part is different, some better then others, so are the sites you should be buying from. Instead of having you search google for hours to find these sites, I am going to list for you the top five sites that I think you should be visiting.

1. Newegg: At number one is Newegg. They have been in the market for a long time, and they know what they are doing. They have many ways of sorting through products, making it very easy to find what you are looking for. In addition to that they provide user feedback so you can see if what you are looking for is reliable, or if you should buy a different part. Plus, check Newegg every day, they have their "Shell Shocker Deal of the Day". The shell shocker is a great way to get something expensive/pricey for much less then it is usually sold for. However, Newegg can be a little pricey on shipping and tax, but that does not take away from the great return policies and easy of use on their site.

2. Microcenter: Coming in number two is Microcenter. Not only is this site great, they also have retail stores. Which is very useful because you can go and look at the product you want, and get expert opinions on the item from the store employees. Although they have daily deals like Newegg, they also do have lots of clearance items and the option to buy online and pick up from the store in eighteen minutes. Their prices also rival Newegg's at times.

3. Tiger Direct: In the third slot is Tiget Direct. Although I have not actually used their services, people who I know have and said they are very reliable. They have daily deals like Newegss, although they don't always promote the best items, compared to Newegg who promotes many great items. Their site is a little more difficult to navigate compared to the two above, but that does not stop them from providing great products.

4. Amazon: Not exactly the site you would expect in fourth, but Amazon is indeed a good place for buying computer components. Their site is easy to navigate, and their process of shipping the items good. The return policy is not as good as the other sites and they also don't really provide reviews compared to other sites. However, they do offer great prices depending on what you are in the market for.

5. JR: Coming in last is JR. Their prices can be very good, but they are more of an home appliance store then a computer store. They do offer a great variety of parts though, and they also have stores you can visit like Microcenter. Their shipping is also well priced compared to the others on the list.

These are some of the sites out there just to give you some options. There are obviously many other sites that will provide you with excellent prices and services. Keep in mind these are just suggestions from me, being that I prefer these sites and shop there more often. If you have a site that you think is good, leave a comment about it!


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