[ILUG] [OT] Good for hardware?
murtaghn at tcd.ie
Sat Jan 5 18:57:48 GMT 2002
On Saturday 05 January 2002 18:36, Ronny Bangsund wrote:
> I found the staff at Maplin fairly knowledgable; they've got a few
> people there who actually know what they're talking about. Their RAM
> and CPU prices were good before, and motherboards might be, too.
Maplins have a pretty poor selection of generic level PC components
at ridiculous prices. Despite that they're still one of the best places
in Dublin :)
> Peats are often very expensive, but check prices there, still.
They tend to have a better selection of stuff, ie stuff that you might
have heard of. They are expensive, but then nowhere in Dublin
> Monitor (Avoid any brand that also sells computers . Sony rock..so do
> a few other brands; scan.co.uk might suggest a few good brands)
Sony sell computers!
I have a very nice Sony monitor also, unfortunately
I've decided I don't like the mask wire which I can see quite easily so I
won't be buying another one. Look out for cheap 15" LCD screens,
although probably not in Ireland.
> Well, that's enough wibble for now. This is Ireland. Save as much
> money as you can. Not the cheapest place in Europe :/
If your nervous about doing this, Paul, don't do it! Much safer to get a
shiny new box from Dell. You won't save yourself any money either. You may as
well buy stuff from somewhere like dabs where you'll get a decent product
selection and decent prices. You lose out on delivery and sterling -> euro
conversion, but then Irish suppliers seem to be adding those costs in anyway.
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