The retailers in australia are morons...
ever see typos like this?
Athlon 1300C.....(bzzzz thats 1333 u moron)
WD sub 7200rpm 20gig drive ......(thats 5400 to us)
64Mb Ram PC133/PC100 price = 75/65 .....(okay, why is the slower one more expensive?)
even when i went to get my new 40g 60gxp drive i was looking for the 60gig version... i almost caught them trying to push me into buying the 60gig 75GXP...but not saying that is was the 75GXP of course.
anybody else have a poor opinion/examples of shoddy stores/salespersons?
"Don't be too proud of this technological terror you have created"~Darth Vader, Star wars
It's not just in Australia, computer retailers suck everywhere. Most of them have no idea what they're talking about, they just try to sell you the most expensive stuff (or in some cases, sell you crap at a high price).
That's why I do all of my computer parts shopping on the Internet. Not only is the selection better, the prices are better, and they also give you more detailed specs on items, so you know what you're buying.
I made the mistake of buying a computer case from CompUSA once (boy what an idiot I was). It's the worst case I've ever owned. Hot, cramped and complete with a horrible power supply...
<i>I don't know anything about computers... but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night...</i>
Well i'm starting my own company. So users like us can haul gateway, compaq, and dell's A$$. Computers shops have no clue. Most are sold out to AMD or INTEL and always are sold out to nvidia. Some guy told me to upgrade my P3 733 w/ Radeon to an Athlon 800 w/ Geforce2 gts. I told the guy many times im happy with it and the reason i went there was to get or order a FOP38.
Nice Intel and AMD users get a Cookie.... :smile: Yummy :smile:
Typical... mostly those pre-built systems are with very odd specs, too. Typical configuration from biggest local computer builder in my country (they promote those everywhere): P4/1.5Ghz, 128Mb PC-600 RIMM's, 10Gb HDD (probably Quantum ict20, 4500 RPM w. 128Kb cache), cheapest ATI Rage128 v.card, on-board sndcard, no-name 48X CD-ROM etc... ~$1250 w.o. monitor. They say that's suppose to perfect computer for gamers... No comments....
PC World ...Need I say more
if at first you don't succeed , destroy all evidence that you ever tried...
You're right -- Resellerratings is a great site for posting comments and getting information about specific retailers, if they are national chains and have a web presence like CompUSA.
Unfortunately, they are not set up to deal with the thousands of local retailers and small chains out there. It would be beneficial for both consumers and the good stores in that category if there were an appropriate forum.
Well the truth is out retailer's are just are after the sale. WELL DUH! The best thing is to learn all you can from several diffrent source's. And then make your own choice. Somtimes crapping away a few bucks makes the best teacher. I have been at this game long enough I even bought a Packard Bell once, once. I build now, great way to learn and I know my box inside and out. Yesterday I could'nt even spell computer and today I have a red comp USA shirt and 10 bucks an hour to sell you what you think you want.