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laptops and usb drives

Postby 4Q » Sat, 02 Sep 2006 12:28 pm

Hi, i live in the UK and find electronic kit here very expensive. have been to beijing a couple of times and found some good USB storage drives. i need to get another laptop as the one i have is old and dying.
i'm heading to Australia and an wondering if i will get a better cheaper laptop in Beijing[ worried about cheap copies] or will i find it in Singapore. if it is Singapore any suggestions where i should be going or looking, no i don't have to shop late at night.


any help would be appreciated
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Re: laptops and usb drives

Postby ksl » Sat, 02 Sep 2006 9:41 pm

4Q wrote:Hi, i live in the UK and find electronic kit here very expensive. have been to beijing a couple of times and found some good USB storage drives. i need to get another laptop as the one i have is old and dying.
i'm heading to Australia and an wondering if i will get a better cheaper laptop in Beijing[ worried about cheap copies] or will i find it in Singapore. if it is Singapore any suggestions where i should be going or looking, no i don't have to shop late at night.


any help would be appreciated
tone


It depends on many factors, what brand are you looking for, for example.

Most laptops are made in Taiwan, or on licence in China not Singapore. So I would think you would get a better deal in China, However it all depends on your bargaining power also. Dell is made in Taiwan, Asus and Acer are both Taiwanese top brands, that are also now produced in China.

All companies tend to have this price fixing ability, even though it is illegal, its going on all the time, and basically, you can be ripped off in Singapore as you can in Beijing, and to be honest, if you shop around in UK, you can get a better deal, it's a matter of import volume. and guarantees. I have a friend in Denmark manufacturing laptops to clients needs, go to -http://www.pc-direct.dk/ compare prices.

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Postby 4Q » Fri, 08 Sep 2006 9:30 am

point taken, thanks for your advice.
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Postby hello_20 » Sat, 30 Sep 2006 6:51 pm

Another thing to consider is the international warranty. Regardless of where you purchase your laptop, you can to be sure you get the support you need, especially when you travel around. Technical support to me is essential when I consider a laptop.

Hope that helps.

Cheers


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