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14-10-2001, 07:20 PM
Hey there, I'm wanting to buy overseas, because I'm sick of the expensive options I have in New Zealand. From now on, I intend to buy overseas if I can, because I plan on a lot of small upgrades:
*CPU
*Motherboard
*Hard Drive

Can anyone please suggest some good online sites I can visit which you have either used, or know to be reliable and cheap.

Jim

14-10-2001, 07:38 PM
Try http://www.amazon.com , they are well know, and reliable.

14-10-2001, 08:17 PM
Keep in mind our low exchange rate, freight and duties. That's if it actually arrives...

14-10-2001, 08:42 PM
Hello Jim,
As a small business owner who builds and supplies custom built PC's, believe me when I say that you will be very hard pressed to match NZ prices anywhere else, some of the prices you see advertised look attractive at first glance,but by the time you add taxes, freight and the exchange rate you will find your better off buying here plus the fact you have an enforceable warranty.

Alan

14-10-2001, 08:47 PM
Your obviously looking in the wrong places.

I can get 20gig Harddrives for $220 including gst. I find it hard to believe you can import one with freight tax and exchange rate cheaper than that.
How about a duron 850 for $150

If you can get these cheaper.Please let me know..

==Orac==

14-10-2001, 08:50 PM
Can you tell me where you get these from then please?

Thanks alot
Jim

14-10-2001, 08:52 PM
Not to mention the risk of Anthrax...

14-10-2001, 09:44 PM
I strongly advise you to look at
http://hotchips.co.nz

they are nz's cheapest proces for quality parts. All prices include GST and are all delivered to your door withen 48 hours, usually 24 hours.

very seksy they are
try them u wont regret it

14-10-2001, 09:44 PM
I strongly advise you to look at
http://hotchips.co.nz

they are nz's cheapest proces for quality parts. All prices include GST and are all delivered to your door withen 48 hours, usually 24 hours.

very seksy they are
try them u wont regret it

14-10-2001, 10:02 PM
http://www.newegg.com/

Have a look there, I think its american but even if you calculate the price diff they seem very cheap.

14-10-2001, 10:25 PM
This place can beat the duron price but only equals the hardrive price, check it out you guys.

http://www.dragonpc.co.nz/phard.htm

14-10-2001, 10:28 PM
I don't think hotchips.co.nz can be categorically declared the nz's cheapest place for components.
Example:
SB Audigy D.E. $302 at hotchips.co.nz, but $293.66 (incl GST) at Ascent which has no freight charges too.
Best advice, look thru many sites. The internet makes window shopping very easy. With the current exchange rate, I won't buy from the US unless you know people there who can deliver it to you as a 'gift' to avoid duty and GST. Also, many cheap site in the US don't sell outside the US.
Check out www.pricewatch.com or www.zdnet.com for cheap prices in the US.