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brandysson
01-03-2005, 02:00 PM
Hello There Has anyone else had the trouble finding where to post an inquiry or question? Before the make over it was 'send post' button easy peasy. :thumbs: I have now found it 'threads' ah. Must be getting old too fast.
Kind regards

Metla
01-03-2005, 02:06 PM
I wouldn't put it down to age, I set up a forum last night and after changing the theme nearly went stark raving mad trying to find the "post new" button....

Soon get used to any new layout though.


Unless you go mad first.



Which doesn't help.


Though it tends to make time go faster.


Muhahahahaha.

brandysson
01-03-2005, 02:17 PM
To buy at your local computer shop is the advice given by a few 'experts' rather than go for large retail stores to get the best service and good deal.

Is this really a good idea and if so what are the main reasons for doing so?

The adds on telly are very enticing but is it 'If it sounds to good to be true it it probably isn't!

Metla
01-03-2005, 02:28 PM
Depend on what your looking for.

Large retail outfits suit some, Others would prefer the advantages of going local and making a worthwhile purchase.

If whats in the box has no interest to you, You don't mind buying blind from a salesman who is likely to have little to no knowledge of what he is selling, and are quite happy with a phone call to Malaysia when you need basic suport,and a lengthy wait for the item if it goes back for repairs then the large chain stores are an excellent place to shop.

As a bonus you get the comp configured to direct you to their commercial partners, and loads of very crap software slowing down the systems operation.


But, Im biased, and plenty of small timers rip their customers off blind.


Not everyone can be saintlike.Though efforts are being made to tip the scales....



Muhahahahaha

Speedy Gonzales
01-03-2005, 02:34 PM
Are you talking about buying a computer?

If u are, I wld rather buy parts and chuck them in, rather than buy a new system. Buying a system is a ripoff / expensive, and most of whats on the hdd is crap.

Which you wouldnt use. It wouldnt matter where u buy pc stuff from, you'll still get deals, service, and a warranty, if something breaks down.

And now with new systems, it maybe worse as there's too much fiddling about, if u have probs, and want to reformat, if you dont know what youre doing, you're in trouble!

FoxyMX
01-03-2005, 02:45 PM
Ummm, Speedy... I think you ought to clarify that you are talking about buying a system from a "large retail store" rather than from a specialist computer store as "systems" can be bought from the latter as well and they are worlds apart from the "large retail store" systems, aka as "name brands".

Speedy Gonzales
01-03-2005, 03:33 PM
Say what? I was talking about any store whether large retail store or not.

It doesnt matter whether the store is small or large. They still have systems with name brands no matter where u go. And i didnt get these systems from any 1 shop in particular. The parts in these 2 are from different places.

Metla
01-03-2005, 03:42 PM
Are you jesting?

FoxyMX
01-03-2005, 04:06 PM
Say what? I was talking about any store whether large retail store or not.

It doesnt matter whether the store is small or large. They still have systems with name brands no matter where u go. And i didnt get these systems from any 1 shop in particular. The parts in these 2 are from different places.
Yes, I realise that you are talking about stores such as Dick Smith, Noel Leeming, etc who sell "name brand" computers. What I meant was that you can also "buy a computer" as a pre-made system from a specialist computer store, such as Metla's shop, and those systems should not be compared to the ones sold in retail stores. The pre-made computer could be assembled from parts chosen by the computer specialist store or from parts chosen by yourself and assembled by the store. Either way you are still "buying a system".

Does that make sense now? That is what I thought you ought to clarify.

Chilling_Silence
01-03-2005, 04:29 PM
Looking at your Sig though SG, it appears to me as thou you are interested in the raw numbers, not the quality of the product.....!

Speedy Gonzales
01-03-2005, 04:29 PM
Right Foxy, I understand ya.

Well true its still a system, whether from DSE, or thru shops like Metla's BUT you don't need the software / crap on pre-made ones which will raise the price. Thats why I was trying to say....

If u have the software already.

Nothing is a system, until it has something on it. Without software, a "system" is nothing.

Pre-made systems are NOTHING like systems like Dell/HP/Compaq. I know that.

I have 2 here I got the parts for, and assembled. And I know pre-made systems are HEAPS easier / and most probably easier to format / less hassle to maintain than systems you buy from someone like DSE, Noel Leemings etc.

brandysson
02-03-2005, 04:11 PM
Thank you kind folk.From your replies to a some what vague questions I now know what to do come 'buying a new computer desktop for home use by one person, me'. I now know I buy what I reckon is right for me? right? No multi media, no maps of the world, no universal dictionary, no money stuff, no games, no dvd for burning cds, just a plain ordinary email/surfing everyday home computer with no extras, right? AND I should buy it at the local computer shop here in Taranaki. There are 4-7 shops in this province. What do you reckon $2000. Though money is no object! Loved saying that ;) Thanks again guys.

Powerslave
02-03-2005, 04:21 PM
Have a look for the thread Misty made about purchasing a new comp, then compare what you can get with that.

beetle
02-03-2005, 04:27 PM
I thought this thread was about posting?

not buying a new comp????

read between the lines time is it?
Confused :confused:

FoxyMX
02-03-2005, 05:47 PM
Just a plain ordinary email/surfing everyday home computer with no extras, right? AND I should buy it at the local computer shop here in Taranaki. There are 4-7 shops in this province. What do you reckon $2000.
That is way too much for what you need. Knock at least $750 off that price and it will still be generous.

Metla
04-03-2005, 12:06 AM
Hmmm........This is the package I tend to sell for people with your needs,though nearly everyone has taken the upgrade option of a 17" LCD and 512mb ram.

http://www.computermedic.co.nz/items.php?item_id=471

Laura
04-03-2005, 12:26 AM
Looks a good basic, metla.
How much more does your upgrade cost?

Metla
04-03-2005, 09:46 AM
Costs $160 to upgrade to 512mb and a 17" lCD with 3 year stick pixel cover......