Online Computer Shops - way beyond a student's reach!

Hey guys!

No offence but the 'online computer websites' prices are way beyond the reach of a normal pakistani student to buy. Just check out all the online computer websites , most of them are selling desktops and laptops(specially) at like way beyond our pocket money. If you browse them then the average price of laptops listed on these websites is 50,000 RS,

  • Why are they making it so difficult for us?
  • IF they are online then what service are they providing to us? (10,000 RS to 15,000 profit to them? oO|
  • How on earth can we buy laptops on these sites ? with our pocket money....

Conclusion:

i think these sites are providing little service to most of students , they are just their portals of getting profits n profits n nothing else!

sites like these:

http://www.symbiostec.net/

Blescity

Shophive

I am sorry but here in Pakistan, there are super markets like Hafeez Center for computer related products where you can buy laptops at cheap rates after making survey from shop to shop. These centers are made for consumers' ease but still if people run after eShops, then quite frankly, I have no solution for them.

the sites you have listed have inflated prices.

There are other online websites which offer you cheaper alternatives.

I have noted the following on some other online websites:

New Laptops prices start from 31000 rs. (netbooks are available from 24000 rs)

http://www.czone.com...roducts_new.htm

Second hand laptops start from 14000 rs.

http://www.galaxy.co...used-laptop.htm

Second hand desktop starts from 3999 rs

http://www.czone.com...roducts_new.htm

New desktops start from 14500 rs.

http://www.galaxy.co...standard-pc.htm

All of these sites provide both international and local warranty on New laptops. In case of galaxy home delivery is available in a lot of cities in Pakistan. New desktops come with local warranty depending on various components starting from one year to 3 years. Second hand Desktop and laptops come with checking warranty only.

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the sites you have listed have inflated prices.

There are other online websites which offer you cheaper alternatives.

I have noted the following on some other online websites:

New Laptops prices start from 31000 rs. (netbooks are available from 24000 rs)

http://www.czone.com…roducts_new.htm

Second hand laptops start from 14000 rs.

http://www.galaxy.co…used-laptop.htm

Second hand desktop starts from 3999 rs

http://www.czone.com…roducts_new.htm

New desktops start from 14500 rs.

http://www.galaxy.co…standard-pc.htm

All of these sites provide both international and local warranty on New laptops. In case of galaxy home delivery is available in a lot of cities in Pakistan. New desktops come with local warranty depending on various components starting from one year to 3 years. Second hand Desktop and laptops come with checking warranty only.

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thanks , guys

try reboot.com.pk their rates are updated regularly.

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try reboot.com.pk their rates are updated regularly.

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sorry but their prices are way out of reach ! they are 50,000RS average …

[quote=“jack, post:3, topic:15811”]

the sites you have listed have inflated prices.

There are other online websites which offer you cheaper alternatives.

I have noted the following on some other online websites:

New Laptops prices start from 31000 rs. (netbooks are available from 24000 rs)

http://www.czone.com…roducts_new.htm

Second hand laptops start from 14000 rs.

http://www.galaxy.co…used-laptop.htm

Second hand desktop starts from 3999 rs

http://www.czone.com…roducts_new.htm

New desktops start from 14500 rs.

http://www.galaxy.co…standard-pc.htm

All of these sites provide both international and local warranty on New laptops. In case of galaxy home delivery is available in a lot of cities in Pakistan. New desktops come with local warranty depending on various components starting from one year to 3 years. Second hand Desktop and laptops come with checking warranty only.

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jack did you see this ?!? the price of galaxy computers’d used laptop was exactly 14,000 rupees but EXACTLY 1 day later when i checked the price it was 15,800 rupees !!! how uncool is that :

the galaxy computers changed their price instantly when someone inquired for the price, this is their honesty ?

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jack did you see this ?!? the price of galaxy computers’d used laptop was exactly 14,000 rupees but EXACTLY 1 day later when i checked the price it was 15,800 rupees !!! how uncool is that :

the galaxy computers changed their price instantly when someone inquired for the price, this is their honesty ?

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Even though, I buy from Galaxy shop located at Lahore but I disagree with their ever increasing rates. Here is my one experience, I checked the price of a portable hard disk and when I went to their shop, they told me that its price has increased. These days, I have to buy a laptop but according to my survey, they are selling the same laptop with over profit of 1000 rupees . I am not insane that I will bay them extra 1000 rupees when I can get same laptop at cheaper price.

The best solution is, take a guideline from these websites but buy from other shops where shopkeepers are not big mouthed over profit eater.

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Even though, I buy from Galaxy shop located at Lahore but I disagree with their ever increasing rates. Here is my one experience, I checked the price of a portable hard disk and when I went to their shop, they told me that its price has increased. These days, I have to buy a laptop but according to my survey, they are selling the same laptop with over profit of 1000 rupees . I am not insane that I will bay them extra 1000 rupees when I can get same laptop at cheaper price.

The best solution is, take a guideline from these websites but buy from other shops where shopkeepers are not big mouthed over profit eater.

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Can you trust guys in Hafeez Center specially in case of a laptop? I don’t know if they have changed RAM or even CPU :D BTW I got 4 laptops from galaxy in last two months (2 for my younger brothers and in family), and I paid them extra 1000-1500 because they seems to be trustworthy (they are or not but to me they are :)

And one thing more that their laptops are bit different as compared to other in market. Their source is different from other dealers in Hafeez center, I can say this because of some change in specs in same model and price range.

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Even though, I buy from Galaxy shop located at Lahore but I disagree with their ever increasing rates. Here is my one experience, I checked the price of a portable hard disk and when I went to their shop, they told me that its price has increased. These days, I have to buy a laptop but according to my survey, they are selling the same laptop with over profit of 1000 rupees . I am not insane that I will bay them extra 1000 rupees when I can get same laptop at cheaper price.

The best solution is, take a guideline from these websites but buy from other shops where shopkeepers are not big mouthed over profit eater.

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exactly thats why i am only checking online prices as guidance…we can buy much cheaper computers at actual shops !

Previously, I was bit harsh about Galaxy but this time I have very good experience there. I did a survey at Hafeez centre for Lenovo b570, the price was as high as Rs 45,000. Then I turned to Galaxy, there I was stunned when I heard the price of this laptop. It was way behind the price I got from survey. Even it was quite less than 44,500 rupees mentioned on their website. The price was 41,500 with local and international warranty, and 39,500 rupees with only internal warranty. I went for 41,500 rupees option as claiming international warranty seems to be time taking and local warranty can do the repair in few days or hours. I ordered for sealed box laptop, got it opened it in front of my eyes, tested it to make sure there is no fraud and there was no fraud at all. Finally, I take my said words back this time.

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Previously, I was bit harsh about Galaxy but this time I have very good experience there. I did a survey at Hafeez centre for Lenovo b570, the price was as high as Rs 45,000. Then I turned to Galaxy, there I was stunned when I heard the price of this laptop. It was way behind the price I got from survey.

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That was what I tried to tell you. There are normally 2-5% higher rates than market but they have sources of their own normally no frauds are reported, So it’s wise to spend some extra rupees for mental satisfaction. But yes I agree with Ani that others sites like myshop or shophive, they are overcharging too much in each and every product of them.

My advice will be to every one not to go for low prices until and unless you are sure that they will give you what they are telling.

yeah, galaxy is OK , but other sites are not good at all !