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Sites with good prices on electronics

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by HDJulie, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. HDJulie

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    What sites do y'all use to find the best prices on electronics, especially computer parts? I mostly use Newegg & have been very happy with them but I am specifically looking for a Dell 27" or 30" monitor & Newegg doesn't carry them. These monitors are very expensive so I'm trying to find a good sale or maybe even a used or refurbed model.
     
  2. MysteryMan

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    Try the Dell Auction site. Also give CompUSA.com a shot.
     
  3. billsharpe

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    Why are you limiting yourself to Dell monitors? I used a Princeton monitor with my Dell desktop for many years. I'm still using it with my current HP desktop.

    I'd check CNET, which I believe will list a variety of vendors for electronic parts.
     
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  5. Chris Blount

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    I usually check Amazon first before anything else.
     
  6. HDJulie

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    I've checked Amazon as well.

    I've checked CNET mainly for the review. The Dell 27" monitors are the only ones that do higher than 1920x1080 & they have excellent reviews. I don't have a Dell desktop -- I have one that I built. If I could find another 27" monitor that does at least 2560x1440 (I would prefer 2560x1600) then I'd consider that one.
     
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    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Good point. I forgot about TigerDirect.
     
  9. Cholly

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    CompUSA and Tigerdirect are both owned by Systemax, Inc. Subsidiaries and divisions of Systemax, Inc. include SystemaxPC, TigerDirect.com and TigerDirect.ca, CompUSA, CircuitCity.com, Global Industrial, Misco, Infotel, Global Computer Supplies, SpeedGifter and Worldwide Rebates.[
     
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    If you know the exact product you're going to buy, then Google Shopping is hands-down the best tool for finding the best prices.

    For example, let's say I'm looking for a Sony KDL52EX700.

    If you're looking for deals in general categories, then use Techbargains.com.

    I watch their RSS feed for the latest deals.
    http://www.techbargains.com/rss.xml

    Don't add to your feeds or let Firefox, IE, etc. handle it. Just go there whenever you have free time.
     
  11. klang

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    Another vote for both Tigerdirect and Amazon. I've had great service from both.
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    GottaDeal.com will show daily deals and also point you to vendors with special deals - all at one site. I have found the identical merchandise show at Amazon and NewEgg on sale elsewhere for 10-20% less. You can sort by products and vendors both.

    The more vendors you can check out....the better. GottaDeal.com lets you check out a long list of merchandise vendors all at once.
     
  13. HDJulie

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    Thanks. I hope others also benefit from the information posted here.

    I went to TigerDirect before I posted here & on the suggestions went to CompUSA & noticed the websites were amazingly similar :).

    Since I am looking for very specific items, I'll try the other sites suggested.

    I will again throw in my vote of confidence for Newegg. Their shipping can get kind of high but other than that their prices seem very fair & since they ship a lot of stuff from Memphis, I usually get everything the next day :).
     
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    Out of curiosity, why the need for such a high resolution?
     
  16. P Smith

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    I think the model acquiring for professional use, if you'll compare all characteristics of it not just the native resolution.
     
  17. HDJulie

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    I like having lots of screen real estate. I don't have to have it but I spend a lot of time at my computer & I want to be happy with my picture. I bought a 27" Viewsonic which is an ok monitor but coming from a Dell Ultrasharp 24" I am not impressed with the colors & I don't like the 16:9 ratio nor that I have 3" more screen but less viewing space due to the decrease in resolution. The 27" only does 1920x1080. The 24" was 1920x1200. I don't want to spend $1000 or more on a monitor so I'll be watching to see if they go on sale. I've pretty much decided that I want the 30" since it is 16:10 & am hoping to find one for $800. Otherwise I'll stick with what I've got.
     
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    Try "Frys.com"
     
  20. harsh

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    The Dells are almost impossible to beat for 4:3 monitors.

    I can fully appreciate the lack of real estate involved in a 16:9 monitor, but if you use one that will go vertical, they can be very nice for those of us who value vertical dimensions over wasted horizontal space.
     

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