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Postby wassup » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 3:03 pm

hi all....can anyone advise me where i can buy a decent laptop from...

also are there any electronic sales coming up in the next cpl months or so....i have heard that there are good sales in singapore and that is the best time to buy electronic goods....

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 4:14 pm

I would head to the Funan Centre.

Now is the "Great Singapore Sale" so now is as good a time as any to buy i suppose. Given that everybody is struggling with increasing costs of stuff there may be a couple of good deals about to gain some sales.

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Postby durain » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 4:41 pm

you can get some rough guide prices at www.hardwarezone.com.sg. the great singapore sale is only as good if you find a good bargain. :)

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Postby wassup » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 5:00 pm

actually i am not yet in singapore....will be reaching next month..so will the sale still be on....and also i have heard that singapore has 110V sockets, i am from india n here we have 220V...are transformers easily available..???

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 5:11 pm

wassup wrote:actually i am not yet in singapore....will be reaching next month..so will the sale still be on....and also i have heard that singapore has 110V sockets, i am from india n here we have 220V...are transformers easily available..???


Singapore is 240 volts, same as yours. Singapore is not the cheapest place to buy electronics. Most everything is cheaper in the US. I don't know if it is cheaper than India. You might check the prices in the link above and compare to what you can do locally. Also, you need to check your import regulations to insure that you do not find yourself required to pay duty.

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Postby wassup » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 5:19 pm

by import restricitons you mean if i buy in singapore and take back to india.....????

i think 1 laptop is allowed...more than that at a time and you have to pay duty....but not too sure about it...lets see....you are the first person who is saying that singapore is expensive for electronics..rest were all telleing me it is cheaper thna india...not sure at all tho....!!!!!

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Postby durain » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 8:32 pm

do your research at www.hardwarezone.com.sg and compare the prices in india snce you are not in singapore yet. then you can tell us if singapore is cheaper or more expensive. :)

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Postby wassup » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 9:23 pm

i have already gone thru this site....n the first thing i realised was that there r very few options in singapore....lot more choices in india actually...on first impression i think india is cheaper, but i have heard that there r a few very good sales in singapore...so kinda looking out for them...

actually makes no sense to directly convert from SGD to INR...

so still confused :???:

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Postby durain » Mon, 30 Jun 2008 11:11 pm

me too confused as to what you want. i will leave you to it...

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Tue, 01 Jul 2008 9:50 am

wassup wrote:i have already gone thru this site....n the first thing i realised was that there r very few options in singapore


Register and download the price lists from the various shops in Sim Lim and Funan Centre, there is a lot of choice.

From there, it's entirely up to you.

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Postby bigfilsing » Tue, 01 Jul 2008 10:10 am

and ..if you're taking it back to India you can claim the tax back at the airport ( GST 7%)

There are 2 main IT malls here and more choice than you could ever wish for

Good luck

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Postby wassup » Tue, 01 Jul 2008 1:39 pm

thank you so much for the help...i did not know about these two malls....shall definitely check them out once i get the chance.....

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Re: laptop....

Postby thaingo » Tue, 08 Jul 2008 3:52 pm

wassup wrote:hi all....can anyone advise me where i can buy a decent laptop from...

also are there any electronic sales coming up in the next cpl months or so....i have heard that there are good sales in singapore and that is the best time to buy electronic goods....


Hi, Dell usually have promotion for online shopping. You can visit Dell.com.sg or see Today newspaper for more information.
There will 4 IT related exhibitions every year. The next one will be in September.
One more thing, you can check with HP website. There will be a midnight and early bird sales every month.
I bought a laptop for my wife last month (w/ midnight sales) and it's quite ok.

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Postby wassup » Wed, 23 Jul 2008 1:30 pm

thanks for the advice......although i have bought DELL last week....however the problem i am facing is in the audio quality and the performance of the in built spreakers...when i play music or songs the sound is good enuf, however when i am playing movies the sound is hardly adequate...can someone please advice.....???

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Postby Saint » Wed, 23 Jul 2008 3:23 pm

wassup wrote:thanks for the advice......although i have bought DELL last week....however the problem i am facing is in the audio quality and the performance of the in built spreakers...when i play music or songs the sound is good enuf, however when i am playing movies the sound is hardly adequate...can someone please advice.....???


Don't buy DELL!


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