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Having been a reseller of computer hardware and software for
a couple of decades, price shopping is something I have a lot
of experience at. But it's more than price. You want the
quality product with appropriate service if there is a
In my business I have had accounts with the major
distributors of computer hardware and software. Over the past
few years they have made it increasingly difficult to just go
online, order something and not get zinged for small order
charges. Additionally, the dollar limit of the order to get
free shipping has kept getting pushed higher.
Enter the web. With online retailers I can now buy for
usually the same or LOWER price and many times get free
shipping to boot.
These are the online stores that I trust (and spend big
Amazon has some of the best prices, selection and service. I
order from there all the time. I used to use them occasionally,
now I am buying there almost every week. Free shipping on most
of the items I buy is a very compelling reason to choose
- Buy.com -
Buy.com has been around a long time, many times has the best
prices, many times has FREE SHIPPING and they have a good
customer service department. Frequently they have rebates on
the items as well.
Update (12/2012): Buy.com isn't the site it used to be. I
never use them anymore. Choose Amazon, Walmart or Newegg
instead by clicking on the appropriate links either above or
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NewEgg.com is very similar to Buy.com, perhaps more oriented
toward computer hardware & software. Very good selection,
pretty good prices, almost never has free shipping though,
Read the reviews on NewEgg and you will find LOTS of happy
eBay has lots of items you just won't find anywhere else,
but also great prices on new, current products too.
The Nerds is a recent find for me. I find they have a very
professional site & service to accompany some pretty good
prices & selection.
TigerDirect I've used from time to time for many years.
Always been happy.
Here are some other vendors that I use on occasion:
Since I put a lot of miles on my vehicle, I have bought a
lot of tires. I save money on tires by buying my tires at:
Yep, I even buy my tires online! But Tire Rack has other car
& truck accessories too, and their customer service is