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Old 08-27-2012, 03:23 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Can i ask, why is everything so much more expensive on the UK sites? I had been looking on the Newegg site without realizing it was US only, and priced my parts up at 336.
On the UK sites, it is around 400... Is it just the specific parts, and i'm being an idiot, or is there a reason for it?
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Old 08-27-2012, 03:36 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Add VAT (20%) to the US figure and you have your answer.
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Ahhh okay, that explains a lot, thanks!
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:41 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Including posting price, amazon is almost always the cheapest site for the UK...
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:42 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Including posting price, amazon is almost always the cheapest site for the UK...
Don't know why you would say that, it isn't always true.
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:44 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Don't know why you would say that, it isn't always true.
It's usually true if you're buying individual items, but the dedicated sites tend to have better sales (lower price and more useful items) and a wider range, and are better if you're buying a whole build.
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Sorry, i meant to say 'Seems to be', i haven't bought enough computer parts to have a solid view of it.
Yeah, i was buying individual parts when i noticed it - some things were like 2 cheaper on the other sites, but then had like 9 P&P (which seems a bit OTT, maybe that was an odd case) so it was always cheaper for me to get the parts on amazon.
And i opened each part on each site listed here, and worked them all out, and i only saw an advantage to the other sites once - and that was when there was an ivy bridge i5 (i forget the numbers) for 160, which is about 20 cheaper than Amazon.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:38 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Anyone use Xoxide in the US, is it reliable/legit?

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They're not on the list, wasn't sure if that was for a reason.
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I have bought from Xoxide on a few occasions and never had a problem. I always have them in my "window shopping" sites.

Some other ones I brouse are:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php
http://www.svc.com/
http://www.frozencpu.com/
http://www.directron.com/
http://www.coolerguys.com/

Not saying any are cheaper than the other, but every now and then you find a good deal.
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could you tell me what 2.5 GHz intel core i5-2450 M processor,HD brightview LED backlit display, super multi dvd burner and a 2 in 1 integreted digital media recorder means?
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