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Old 08-24-2016, 10:54 PM
Status: "Does not panic at the disco" (set 9 hours ago)
 
Location: Nevadafornia
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When it comes to the realm of stuff like TVs, game consoles or computers do you buy them in-store or on the internet?

I'm not talking about CD's, DVD's or video game discs. This is not the place for that.

This is why I buy my electronics at places like Best Buy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKUDTPbDhnA
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:21 AM
 
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Newegg, Amazon, B&H, depending on price and reviews.

Sometimes from Costco.

Best Buy has ridiculous prices for things like cables. Monoprice is great for them.
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Old 08-25-2016, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Because Fedex\UPS might break it? Really?
I've had so much stuff delivered over the years. It would make your head spin. Even a 55" TV. Not once has anything been broken because of the delivery guy.

The only time I shop at BB is if I need something RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE.
Which is rare, otherwise Amazon.
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:13 AM
 
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fedex and ups are very hard on packages, which is why packaging is as good as it is. Never had any shipping breakage either. Besides, the mfgr, seller and shipper all take responsibility for breakage.
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:19 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I buy from whoever has the best price on the product I want.
I haven't had to purchase a TV yet but I've ordered lots of computers and just had a 100-lb portable AC unit delivered.
No problems so far.
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:03 PM
 
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i agree with jaypee
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Old 08-28-2016, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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I usually buy online, but I've found that Best Buy will price match NewEgg and Fry's if you ask them to check.
They can check right from their register.
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I do it both ways. It just depends on who has the best price for the item I want. But in general, I prefer purchasing in the store because I get to see the item and ship it to my home myself. It's also easier to manage returning an item. And I hate waiting for days for something to be delivered. I like to buy my stuff NOW.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:21 PM
 
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Depends on what it is, and when I need it.

My recent laptop purchase came from Amazon. Ordered on Thursday and it was on my front porch Friday.
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Old 08-29-2016, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Amazon.
My last desktop was from Dell, though.
But usually amazon.
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