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post #11 of 20
Hahahahahahaha!

He called you a Gweilo!

Hahahahahahha!

oh! erm... sorry.

Check Sham Shui Po, Tsim Sha Tsui and if you are daring Mong Kok (maybe things have changed over the years, but those places were good to get stuff)
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Hahahahahahaha!

He called you a Gweilo!

Hahahahahahha!

oh! erm... sorry.

Check Sham Shui Po, Tsim Sha Tsui and if you are daring Mong Kok (maybe things have changed over the years, but those places were good to get stuff)
Heh... Yeah... Mong Kok... Right, there are other reasons to go to that particular district. Like, if you're looking for a good time...
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post #13 of 20
I would not get hard drives and RAM. They seem to be the components that fail the most (even though hard drives often fail after their warranty is expired and when RAM fails it's often before you even use it).
Actually get hard drives, it's the only thing you can't get enough of (eventually).
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post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Xye View Post
Edit:
Ok I've crunched some numbers and i want to see what you guys make of it.

On average (using jumbo-computer.com):

CPU's are anything from 15 - 20% cheaper there

Graphics cards are around 17% cheaper

and

motherboards anything from 10 - 40% cheaper depending on the brand
Asus being at the 10% end and MSI and XFX being at the 40% end...

[/Edit]

I wish we had some more generalized forums on here, but I guess here will have to do.

Right my situation is thus:

My father is going to china on company business for a couple of weeks next month. Now i believe it is widely accepted that electronics are cheaper over there than here in the UK. He has asked me if I want anything brought back as he will be missing my graduation and most likely my birthday...

Obviously there are a few risks involved.... ie the no warranty and no returns available...

So What i would like it suggestions as to what he may be able to get a deal on that is relatively risk free.... (if such a thing exists)

Thanks in advance.

I will have to check this thread in the morning as its late here lol.
Just remember, wherever you buy, that is where your warranty will be for. XFX has a 3 year warranty on GPU's(not lifetime) when purchased in the Asia area. Plus you have to send your card to HK for RMA's. just a thought.
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post #15 of 20
You might also find stuff with international warranty. Like iPods.
edit: I think my RAM has international warranty too. When I asked for an RMA number they asked me to choose the closest one (Netherlands), and they sent me new sticks from Hong Kong.
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post #16 of 20
If it was me I would definitely get a windy case but you shot that down already.

I would say graphics card or cpu would be the safest things to buy.
    
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post #17 of 20
I am currently in Hong Kong for 6 weeks and I visited the Golden Shopping Centre for computer parts. The parts they have is only a little bit cheaper than buying in the US. I can go check the price of something if you want.
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post #18 of 20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Syrillian View Post
Hahahahahahaha!

He called you a Gweilo!

Hahahahahahha!

oh! erm... sorry.

Check Sham Shui Po, Tsim Sha Tsui and if you are daring Mong Kok (maybe things have changed over the years, but those places were good to get stuff)
lol. Unfortunately or maybe fortunately it is not me that is going it is my father.... then again he has been before.

Quote:
Originally Posted by thiru View Post
I would not get hard drives and RAM. They seem to be the components that fail the most (even though hard drives often fail after their warranty is expired and when RAM fails it's often before you even use it).
Actually get hard drives, it's the only thing you can't get enough of (eventually).
Duly noted.

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Originally Posted by DQ Hero View Post
Just remember, wherever you buy, that is where your warranty will be for. XFX has a 3 year warranty on GPU's(not lifetime) when purchased in the Asia area. Plus you have to send your card to HK for RMA's. just a thought.
As i talked about in my first post.... no warrenty or rma.

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Originally Posted by thiru View Post
You might also find stuff with international warranty. Like iPods.
edit: I think my RAM has international warranty too. When I asked for an RMA number they asked me to choose the closest one (Netherlands), and they sent me new sticks from Hong Kong.
How can I find out about stuff like international warranties?

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Originally Posted by Somenamehere View Post
If it was me I would definitely get a windy case but you shot that down already.

I would say graphics card or cpu would be the safest things to buy.
Yeah sorry to be a spoil sport its just I'm not sure my father would appreciate trying to man handle something that big while traveling....

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Originally Posted by DennisC View Post
I am currently in Hong Kong for 6 weeks and I visited the Golden Shopping Centre for computer parts. The parts they have is only a little bit cheaper than buying in the US. I can go check the price of something if you want.
thanks Although i said I'm from the UK once I've worked up a list I'll drop you a PM if thats ok?
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post #19 of 20
well there is warranty and rma possible just can be expensive/time consuming
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Quote:
How can I find out about stuff like international warranties?
I don't know. I do know that a lot of shops in Asia have their own warranties, so I don't even know if you'll get manufacturer's warranty. You'll need to ask each shop.
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