These are not the cheapest prices, but I've had good luck buying things here. Like any small mom and pop shop, support is basically email or a toll call during business hours.
You could also look at <A HREF="http://www.resellerratings.com" target="_new">http://www.resellerratings.com</A>, find a place with a lot of good ratings, and then check them out to see whether they will ship to you. This site seems to be fairly accurate if you find a place with a fair amount of ratings/reviews. Even if a site has a good rating, I read the reviews. Occasionally I'll come accross a vendor that has a pretty good rating, but when I read the reviews, it still seems that there are a fair amount of problems.
January 6, 2001 2:29:15 AM
Thanx, I have taken a look at www.outsideloop.com it's just what I was looking for, the first PC I have priced gives me a saving of over £250 ($375) that is including the shipping costs. I'll have a look at http://www.resellerratings.com as well, Thanx again )
Any imports should be subject to VAT at 17.5% but we pay such inflated prices that it should still be cheaper to import.
Can the hardware be damaged by any security tests e.g. x-ray. I ahve asked this b4 but I dont know what UPS or FEDEX do to their packages.
January 7, 2001 10:41:09 AM
I have no idea. I read a notebook article some years ago where they ran notebooks and various media (floppies, etc) through airport scanners and had no problems.
January 8, 2001 7:04:39 AM
I have ordered other items from the US and as long as the items are of low cost they seem to "skip" VAT, but it will still work out cheaper if I have to pay VAT. Not sure about the x-ray machines, I have seen cameras go through with no problems though. Thanx again for all the info.
These stores ship items overseas with shipping through a range of options from UPS Worldwide Express, Fedex, and USPS Global Express with prices ranging from the highest to lowest- $ 230.84 to $ 30.50.
Will look around for more. Making tables to see what my best options are.
Can anyone recommend a good SLI MB besides the Asus P5N32-SLI Deluxe?