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Where does one get good selection, prices and service these days on tech stuff?

Posted Friday, October 24, 2008, at 9:54 AM

This question evolved from another post and I thought it might deserve its' own discussion. Some of us are disenchanted with Best Buy and CompUSA is history now, so where does one go for good selection, price AND service?

Maybe it is not able to be found in one package anymore (if it ever was) but at least during the warranty period it would be nice if the store we bought it from was a good option.

I know we have techies out there who are good service folks, but I see them as solutions after the initial purchase. Maybe I am wrong, so let's explore.

Maybe paying $100-200 more for a computer from a smaller, local store is actually saving money when you consider driving, time and lack of good service when you need help.

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I now provide computer service Monday - Friday 9-5. (931)639-2636

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Fri, Oct 24, 2008, at 3:52 PM

Locally? Preferred Computer Solutions.

Online? Zipzoomfly.com or Frys.com

Newegg.com is really good too, but you have to pay tax.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Sat, Oct 25, 2008, at 1:54 PM

Does Computer solutions make their own computers, or....

-- Posted by stevemills on Sat, Oct 25, 2008, at 8:21 PM

Not sure, I buy parts from them or if I don't have time to deal with something of mine; I take it to them.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Sat, Oct 25, 2008, at 9:43 PM

I know the owner(s) of Preferred Computer Solutions.... VERY honest people, who perform quality work. Definitely take your stuff there.. I believe it located on North Jefferson Street (Hoodlum Alley).

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Sat, Oct 25, 2008, at 10:32 PM

This makes me wish I had not retired from the business.

-- Posted by cherokee2 on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 7:23 AM

People come out of retirement all the time?

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 3:11 PM

i love ebay for some parts. Newegg.com for new stuff.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 3:41 PM

oh i bought a fantastick laptop for my husband at bestbuy last month, i looked online first and found the closeouts..

i took the printout to the store.. It was a 1500.00 laptop for 600.00 Whoo hooo!!

I am a computer tech so i work on my own..

yes i hate Vista...

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 3:46 PM

Newegg.com rocks my world and so does Buy.com . . . and many times they have free shipping!

-- Posted by jaxspike on Mon, Oct 27, 2008, at 2:32 PM


But you pay 10% more for everything because of taxes.

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Mon, Oct 27, 2008, at 5:53 PM

yes i hate Vista...

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sun, Oct 26, 2008, at 3:46 PM

There is no reason to hate Vista. If you are a home user and use your computer for web browsing and e-mail, Vista is a good choice because of its User Account Control system which is absent in XP.

-- Posted by nathan.evans on Sun, Nov 2, 2008, at 7:09 PM

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