Originally Posted by mfknjadagr8
yes we are spoiled here in north America...we often take for granted and complain about delays when in reality it's lightning fast compared to customs and other countries courier and services...the one positive is the warranty thing though
Well, some here are quick, but usually have awful prices. There is no "perfect" solution. One good about keeping spares, is that 99% of the time, you don't have haste. So, it's not like i need a CPU tomorrow. For me, the best e-shop in the country and probably the most popular amongst "techies", is this one:
They don't have the best prices, but quite good, they don't make you troubles with RMA, but good luck expecting email from their support. They have 1 phone line you must call. Don't be fooled by the "24h delivery". That's "only for notebooks and ultrabooks" (because people are more likely to order them than single parts). In their terms and conditions, the delivery times are vague. They say "the delivery times reflect the availability, mailing mode, weight and courier". Usually, they do anything between 3-10 days. In this case, they didn't even have an 8320E, let alone the more "exotic" 8300 (currently only 4 shops have 8300 here with 20 euro difference between min and max price). So i couldn't order from them...
They also not only sell preassembled and tested rigs, but also take on demand builds, with components you want and test it before they send it to you. "Custom preassembled", if you will. Waiting time? Officially stated 7-10 working days. (Tempi di attesa assemblaggio e test: da 7 a 10gg lavorativi.). To this, add the courier time (1 day usually, unless you live in islands).
This is a small shop (in Rome), from which i used to shop sometimes, exactly because they send you in 24h. But they rarely have anything. The numbers in green are the number of available pieces. They practically have 5 CPUs at stock. That's all folks! And they have "Phenom FX".
And they sell the 8370E at 32 euros more than the other shop above. 15 euros more for the FX6300. This is pretty much for anything. If you buy several stuff from them, you can end up with 100 euros more for the same stuff (assuming they have it on stock). But yeah, they 're lighting quick, because you are their only customer in one day.
Anyway, i 've stopped shopping from them, after they sent me a wrong GPU (which was DOA too) and after they forgot to send me an item which i had paid for (they sent it with second package after i informed them, but...). I guess, when they think the FX is Phenom, it's no wonder if they don't know what GPU model they 're selling.
Yeah, the 2 year warranty from retailer came after long battles from consumer unions from several EU countries.
Originally Posted by Mega Man
The joys of our ancestors fighting for less regulation and taxes- quicker service and lower prices. Let's hope we can keep it like that
You can say that again!Edited by Undervolter - 11/5/15 at 12:23pm