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Buying computer in the province

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I would jump on a flight or ferry to Cebu or Manila and visit SM Cebu Cyberzone or some of those large computer places around there or... go to SM North (Annex)… There are many more choices, could haggle for a better price, etc. and enjoy visiting a larger city haha :D

 

I could buy a good used working laptop or PC in the province much cheaper than the cost of a trip (transportation, food, and lodging) to a larger city. Any possible savings would be quickly eaten up by expenses. I suppose this would be fine for someone with money to burn and wanting to take a trip to the city, but if the OP had money to burn and wanted to send his relative on a vacation, he would probably not be here asking for help and ideas.

 

YMMV 

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I would jump on a flight or ferry to Cebu or Manila and visit SM Cebu Cyberzone or some of those large computer places around there or... go to SM North (Annex)… There are many more choices, could haggle for a better price, etc. and enjoy visiting a larger city haha :D

 

This is a small town college boy,   would likely get lost in CEbu.  

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This is a small town college boy,   would likely get lost in CEbu.  

Hmmm, maybe have to re-think this?

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Hmmm, maybe have to re-think this?

NOw that I think about it last time we were going to send him and his brother to pick up supplies after Biliran was devestated, we had a guide lined up to meet them in Cebu! 

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I would jump on a flight or ferry to Cebu or Manila and visit SM Cebu Cyberzone or some of those large computer places around there or... go to SM North (Annex)… There are many more choices, could haggle for a better price, etc. and enjoy visiting a larger city haha :D

 

I did that. Then a month later the monitor went down. Still under guarantee but a long way to travel taking it in and going to pick it up "months " later. If its fairly decent quality I like to buy local. They will put together a tower here with quadcore processor and Asus motherboard for around P17.000. I look at PC like my Toyota. Runs well and parts are easily obtainable.

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Update.   Laptop was ordered from Lazada, not sure on dates as there is a language/thinking barrier, showed up yesterday which seems like a reasonable amount of time.

Laptop is of course broken, some electrical issue.  Contacted Lazada and they are sending new one.  Will update as things progress

 

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3 hours ago, Jester said:

Update.   Laptop was ordered from Lazada, not sure on dates as there is a language/thinking barrier, showed up yesterday which seems like a reasonable amount of time.

Laptop is of course broken, some electrical issue.  Contacted Lazada and they are sending new one.  Will update as things progress

 

Oh dear sorry to hear that. All I have received up to now including phones and pads  and a UPS from them was intact.

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45 minutes ago, hyaku said:

Oh dear sorry to hear that. All I have received up to now including phones and pads  and a UPS from them was intact.

As long as it is replaced in a reasonable amount of time I have no problem with it.  Of course I am not  the one staying up doing homework till midnight on a 8 year old net book!

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6 hours ago, Jester said:

As long as it is replaced in a reasonable amount of time I have no problem with it.  Of course I am not  the one staying up doing homework till midnight on a 8 year old net book!

Ormocnet might have been a better bet. I have taken things back there before such as memory cards and got an instant replacement.

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On 2/1/2017 at 0:08 PM, shadow said:

I could buy a good used working laptop or PC in the province much cheaper than the cost of a trip (transportation, food, and lodging) to a larger city. Any possible savings would be quickly eaten up by expenses. I suppose this would be fine for someone with money to burn and wanting to take a trip to the city, but if the OP had money to burn and wanted to send his relative on a vacation, he would probably not be here asking for help and ideas.

 

YMMV 

Well the last laptop I bought in the Philippines was from Shadow!

I have bought a lap top and 2 desktops in the Philippines. All from expats. All worked out to be great deals for me. 

My strong suggestion is to see what deals expats are offering first, before buying from a computer store!

 

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