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Old 04-22-2006, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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are there any good online places to buy custom built computers for canadians? i live in vancouver canada and a lot of great retailers don't ship to anywhere outside the US. so far these places are the only ones i know of that does business in canada... ncix, tigerdirect, dell, ibuypower. also, if say a US company based in CA ships to me, do i have to pay special taxes like gst or pst?

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Old 04-22-2006, 08:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I recommend this site over any for a prebuilt/custombuilt. But it's always better to build it yourself if you want to save money and learn a lot more about computers in the process.

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Old 04-22-2006, 10:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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heffer, i also live in canada, although i live in toronto, i can help you find best parts for best prices. PM me with ur details. budget, purpose for computer.
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Old 04-22-2006, 11:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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in vancouver: (richmond) (richmond as well) (vancouver)

in ontario: (if you order from outside BC you don't pay PST
probably john3 can add more here..

just make sure your run the parts you plan on buying by us first so we can tell you if you're getting ripped off or not. good luck.
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I second I liek newegg but they don't ship to Canada liek you sed. Also try zipzoomfly. Iono if they ship to Canada tho.
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monarch would be the best bet for you probably.
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Old 04-23-2006, 02:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Default TigerDirect

go here:

1. Choose one of their prebuilts
2. Click customize
3. Order it.
4. Pick it up from your door.

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