Originally Posted by justanoldman
Tips for shopping at Micro Center:
They will match pretty much any price you find online, just bring a current printout. Look everywhere you can online and just find the best price for each component. This assumes you are willing to haggle if they act like they can't do it.
The more you buy the better. This is especially true when buying a chip. They lose money on it and the sales reps get bad marks if there are chips being sold without anything else on the ticket. If you are buying a chip they are usually much more willing to work with the other prices.
If you bought just a chip recently, but not much else on the ticket, you can do an in place exchange for the chip and add more items to the ticket. That way they go from a bad ticket with just a chip, to a good ticket with a chip plus other components. You can either actually exchange the chip (within 15 days) or keep your current chip, and they can still do the in place exchange.
Yea I'm a decent haggler so that should work out. You know, its wierd because I know they lose money on the chips, but everytime I have gone there and just bought a chip they say nothing. They just ring me up and send me on my way. I don't really like the people who work there they arent that friendly. At least at my cambridge, MA store.
I need to get a new motherboard and case before I blow money on a chip that I don't even need though. So its going to be a little while before I buy another one. I want to see how my chip handles in a better high quality motherboard. I shouldn't have cheaped out on one in the first place.