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July 15, 2014 1:47:58 AM

Hey guys, I just need some advice regarding part purchasing. As you might know, New Zealand isn't the best place to be if you're building a computer as the parts here are very costly when compared to overseas prices. I just have one question,

Is it wise to order parts from Amazon, if they ship to NZ? The prices on amazon are much cheaper than NZ retail prices but I've heard that parts can get damaged quite easily but what about the smaller parts like CPUs, RAM and other things?

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July 16, 2014 2:58:08 PM

i cannot answer all your questions, but since there is nobody else answering i will give it a shot.

bigger parts like the graphics cards can get damaged easily, when i got my card there was a dent on one of the corners on the box (it was dropped for sure) and i could not get it to work in any way, so i would not recommend to get those from amazon.

a CPU and RAM should never get in contact with static electricity, but the boxes that have the cpu and ram in them should be protected, however i am not sure about the packaging they send it in.

i have read this on a site: If it's broken, you got the wrong item, or there was some other problem that wasn't your fault, however, Amazon will replace it and give you a refund for free and pay all shipping costs.

with that said, you should get a new one completely free, but i am not sure if the no costs policy goes for New Zealand too.
if your package gets dropped it should not break easily.

maybe it could be defective from the factory (they test it there so i am sure that will not happen)

you could give it a shot if prices are really bad there, but just keep in mind there are always risks.

source:http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/archive/index.php/t-962...
http://lifehacker.com/5837683/the-best-and-worst-places...
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July 16, 2014 11:36:05 PM

skywere said:
i cannot answer all your questions, but since there is nobody else answering i will give it a shot.

bigger parts like the graphics cards can get damaged easily, when i got my card there was a dent on one of the corners on the box (it was dropped for sure) and i could not get it to work in any way, so i would not recommend to get those from amazon.

a CPU and RAM should never get in contact with static electricity, but the boxes that have the cpu and ram in them should be protected, however i am not sure about the packaging they send it in.

i have read this on a site: If it's broken, you got the wrong item, or there was some other problem that wasn't your fault, however, Amazon will replace it and give you a refund for free and pay all shipping costs.

with that said, you should get a new one completely free, but i am not sure if the no costs policy goes for New Zealand too.
if your package gets dropped it should not break easily.

maybe it could be defective from the factory (they test it there so i am sure that will not happen)

you could give it a shot if prices are really bad there, but just keep in mind there are always risks.

source:http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/archive/index.php/t-962...
http://lifehacker.com/5837683/the-best-and-worst-places...


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July 17, 2014 8:14:34 AM

Shaksta said:
skywere said:
i cannot answer all your questions, but since there is nobody else answering i will give it a shot.

bigger parts like the graphics cards can get damaged easily, when i got my card there was a dent on one of the corners on the box (it was dropped for sure) and i could not get it to work in any way, so i would not recommend to get those from amazon.

a CPU and RAM should never get in contact with static electricity, but the boxes that have the cpu and ram in them should be protected, however i am not sure about the packaging they send it in.

i have read this on a site: If it's broken, you got the wrong item, or there was some other problem that wasn't your fault, however, Amazon will replace it and give you a refund for free and pay all shipping costs.

with that said, you should get a new one completely free, but i am not sure if the no costs policy goes for New Zealand too.
if your package gets dropped it should not break easily.

maybe it could be defective from the factory (they test it there so i am sure that will not happen)

you could give it a shot if prices are really bad there, but just keep in mind there are always risks.

source:http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/archive/index.php/t-962...
http://lifehacker.com/5837683/the-best-and-worst-places...


Im very thankful for your message ! :D 


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