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Computer parts wholesalers in Singapore

Postby Scotia » Tue, 28 Sep 2004 5:18 am

I am to visit Singapore early in November and wish to purchase parts to build my own PC. Are parts cheaper in Singapore (compared to NZ) and if so can someone tell me a good place to shop.

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Re: Computer parts wholesalers in Singapore

Postby joop » Tue, 28 Sep 2004 11:48 am

Scotia wrote:I am to visit Singapore early in November and wish to purchase parts to build my own PC. Are parts cheaper in Singapore (compared to NZ) and if so can someone tell me a good place to shop.

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This topic has came out quite a few times in the forum, effectively Spore has the best 2 places to shop for your PC / PC parts: 1) Sim Lim Square 2) Funan IT Mall.

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Re: Computer parts wholesalers in Singapore

Postby ACE » Sat, 16 Oct 2004 11:26 am

Scotia wrote:I am to visit Singapore early in November and wish to purchase parts to build my own PC. Are parts cheaper in Singapore (compared to NZ) and if so can someone tell me a good place to shop.

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go to SIM LIM square ... if u wan to bargain (cheaper)
FUNAN is more popular cos singaporean like me r BRAND consious. :oops:

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Re: Computer parts wholesalers in Singapore

Postby Sonus » Sat, 16 Oct 2004 8:21 pm

ACE wrote:FUNAN is more popular cos singaporean like me r BRAND consious. :oops:


Your this sentence is quite misleading for foreigners. People might thought Sim Lim Square PC products are unbranded. The truth is products sold in Funan are mostly fixed price or Recommended Retail Price. Alot of the PCs sold in Funan are branded e.g Acer, Compaq....etc. Chances to bargain for a lower price is quite hard. Most important is their shop rental is much higher than Sim Lim Square, so we can't expect them to push their profit margin too low. Whereas in Sim Lim Square, they are able to compete with other shops for the best price.

Since our NZ friend main aim is to DIY, Sim Lim Square is the best place to recce. Dear Scotia, please scan thru the below url for the prices in Sim Lim Square. This will let you have a better picture of the prices in Singapore. Enjoy your shopping!

http://sg.hardwarezone.com/priceguide/

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Re: Computer parts wholesalers in Singapore

Postby Ace » Mon, 25 Oct 2004 2:04 am

Sonus wrote:
ACE wrote:FUNAN is more popular cos singaporean like me r BRAND consious. :oops:


Your this sentence is quite misleading for foreigners. People might thought Sim Lim Square PC products are unbranded. The truth is products sold in Funan are mostly fixed price or Recommended Retail Price. Alot of the PCs sold in Funan are branded e.g Acer, Compaq....etc. Chances to bargain for a lower price is quite hard. Most important is their shop rental is much higher than Sim Lim Square, so we can't expect them to push their profit margin too low. Whereas in Sim Lim Square, they are able to compete with other shops for the best price.

Since our NZ friend main aim is to DIY, Sim Lim Square is the best place to recce. Dear Scotia, please scan thru the below url for the prices in Sim Lim Square. This will let you have a better picture of the prices in Singapore. Enjoy your shopping!

http://sg.hardwarezone.com/priceguide/


Sim Lim aso do offer at a cheaper rate den in FUNAN. when i say brand consious, i meant to say stuff like WARRANTY issue. sometime when u go back to Sim Lim, they moight not accept it. i do have some experience on that.

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Postby Ah teck » Sat, 11 Dec 2004 1:58 pm

:( Yeah lah.... some shop in sim lim even sell those cheaper parts called OEM , tried to return a hardisk I bought the shop told me to return to manufacturer, followed their advice to my protest and manufacturer said that warranty belongs to a DIY company and told to return back to the shop were I bought them...not a good place to shop for OEM parts.

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Postby ajk » Fri, 31 Dec 2004 12:31 pm

Find PC parts wholesale and pc parts dropshippers at http://www.americandropship.info ...They have U.S. suppliers as well as asian, u.k. AU and more

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Postby Guest » Sat, 01 Jan 2005 11:02 am

The website posted by Sonus is a good place to start searching for computer parts in Sim Lim Square (SLS).

Please note that the price guides are ONLY GUIDES and prices may fluctuates a little, sometimes you may also find absurd prices in the guide

Do your homework, before proceeding to (SLS):

1. Know exactly what brand/model you're looking for. If possible, also find one or 2 more brands/models.

2. Pin-point a FEW shops that provides the lower prices. Do not pin-point only 1 shop as they may have no stocks.

3. Find your way to SLS and enjoy your shopping.

Most shops provides warranty of products through their receipts, 1 to 1 exchange within 7 days. Different products may have warranty in different form. If manufacturer's warranty, may sure you have the manufacturer's warranty card. Check with the Shop assistance before purchasing.


Funan Center may not be a suitable place if you were to go for computer parts, to be assembled by yourself!

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Postby Rizza » Sat, 25 Jun 2005 8:20 am

Im going to Singapore in September, and im looking at buying some PC parts, like a video card and some ram etc. How can i test to see if it works before i buy it ?? Because even here in Australia they sell parts that don't work, so how can i make sure it works before i leave ?? Also i searched for NVIDIA at the site, and not much came up for video cards?

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Postby Sonus » Sat, 25 Jun 2005 2:45 pm

Rizza wrote:How can i test to see if it works before i buy it ?? Because even here in Australia they sell parts that don't work, so how can i make sure it works before i leave ??


Sad to say, there wasn't any options for you to test out the product first before you pay. If you buy kingston ram, you can just one to one exchange since it is life time warranty with no questions ask.

Here's the list of Nvidia cards sold here.

http://sg.hardwarezone.com/priceguide/cat.php?id=172

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Postby kudo » Tue, 14 Oct 2008 8:40 pm

I prefer not to buy stuff from Sim Lim because they like to cheat on uninformed buyers. You can Google about a PSP buyer beaten by a merchant there.

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Postby ccenex » Mon, 20 Oct 2008 10:39 am

retailers in Sim Lim are more shrewd, so is best you know what you are buying and have done some research on the prices.

a good place to start on the looking at the prices in sim lim would be
hardwarezone.com

you can download the list of prices from different retailers in sim lim here.

http://sg.hardwarezone.com/priceguide/download.php


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Postby Dinoofsg » Sat, 25 Oct 2008 1:16 am

The last guest that posted gave very gd instruction on what to prepare b4 heading to Sim Lim Sq (SLS).

Be very aware as shop touts their wares esp if you are foreigners. PM me if you would like to know whch shops offer the cheapest computer products you need.

Usually this is how i shop at SLS:
1) List down the items you need to buy. Chck for compatibility (i.e. DDR2 does not work with mobo using DDR... its jus an example)

2) Download pricelist from link (you have to register, its free):http://sg.hardwarezone.com/priceguide/download.php

3) Check and compare prices from a few shops (chck with me, it saves you time). Write it down on paper (i use excel though... easier with coding) *Do note, some component may be cheaper if bought from shop A while the other component might be cheaper at shop B. Consolidate things you need from one shop to the other. This way you wont be embarrassed running back and forth and carrying shop B's goods into shop A's store.

List down a few stores (2 is max for me) for each component just in case the first one ran out of stock.

4) Once compiled, chck the store name & number. Before you fly over, do chck again on the updated pricelist (chck the date below each list to see date when it's updated) if there is. Note their price as price of IT stuff goes up and down easily. This way you can plan your budget you are expected to spend.

5) Finally, head down to SLS: http://www.simlimsquare.com.sg/getting. Once there, head for the shop with the lowest price you have listed. To check on the price with what you have on your list, most shops in SLS have their pricelist printed out & placed outside their shops or at the counter. Pick one and compare with what you have.

The art and beauty to shop in SLS is to buy things in a bulk and kindly ask the assistance if a discount can be thrown in (thus compiling your wares from a shop is essential).

6) Before making payment, always ask for the final price. Do a calculation yourself when you are doing comparing prices before buying. If you smell something fishy, be alert and always remember, you can walk out anytime!

7) If unsure, check with shop on warranty and if it can be applied back in NZ. Most product i bought are in gd shape. Only 1 time i had a bad ram, just once.

I have learned my lesson umpteen times from making purchases at SLS. It is through it that made me aware and know how to shop wisely for my PC building components.

SLS is a great place to shop for IT products, cheap. Its just that some unscrupulous vendors just wants to be the bad apples among the good ones which i think is unfair for those who just want to do fair trade.

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Hope you enjoy your trip here! ;)


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