Where to Buy??
Hi in December i'm going overseas on a around the world trip i'm looking to by some hardware and software. The main place i'm looking to buy this stuff is Hong Kong and Kualua Lumpa.Anyone know of good shops or places to buy from? any Prices? I'm looking for a new CPU (AMD or Intell) New Motherboard, Video Card (Geforce2), RAM ect.I have $1000 aus to spend, any imput would be greatly appreciated.
When I was in China this summer (I guess it was Winter for you), there were vendors everywhere selling computer parts. If there is a price listed, then there's no haggling it. If not, then they will double (or triple) the price that they are actually willing to settle for. A good strategy when haggling with them (or any other vendors) is:
1) Speak Chinese if you can. A lot of them don't like foreigners. They're a bit nicer if you speak their language. They're the nicest to Chinese looking, Chinese speaking people.
2) Act like you're barely interested in the product. If you throw your hands up and yell, "Just what I'm looking for!" then you will get ripped off.
3) They will quote you a price. Pretend to lose interest completely. Put the product down, look away, or start to walk away, and the price will magically lower. Continue to do this until they ask you how much you want to pay.
4) Whatever figure they said last, go for about half.
5) They will say, "No! I can't do that! Too low!" It's a lie, they're good actors.
6) Put it down. If necessary, start walking away again. They will likely continue to lower the price as you continue to walk. When it gets close to what you're willing to pay, slow down, pretend to ponder, then go get it. You may be laughing that you got it so cheap, but they're laughing because they sold it for so much.
7) If they don't lower the price, and you're already out the door, then the price you asked for was too low. There's a lot of stores, and a lot of competition, so don't sweat it, just go to the next one, and don't go as low.
By the way, since you are getting computer components, and can't test them out there (I assume), don't pay any more than you're willing to gamble. I saw a guy selling video cards off a blanket, so I'm sure there's not much of a warranty on them.
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