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where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

Hi all,

i am desperately searching for a shopping place that has the most cheapest laptops. After having a look at the couple them, I can buy the best one.

Please can anyone tell me, where to look for it.

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Old 24.08.2007, 15:27
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

The usual suspects:
http://www.mediamarkt.ch
http://www.interdiscount.ch
http://www.digitec.ch
and several others...

But in my opinion you get what you pay for in the laptop market... If you can settle for second hand laptops with some warranty maybe PC Labs can help you, they sporadically have some second hand IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads on sale and speak English. Also we have at least one member in the forum who's in the PC biz and probably will post soon.
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Old 24.08.2007, 15:50
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

I have shopped around recently and excluding any obscure place I may have missed, the best spec'ed laptops that you can get at the lower price seem to be DELL at Sfr. 799 or 899 depending on the "promotions of the week".

I know this is not Zurich per se, but the Post also exists in Zurich :-)
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

thanks guys.

I have been to media mrk and interdiscout, but what i find is the good laptops are not less than 1500 CHF. but I have come across some ads in 20minuten for dell laptops, which are max 1000chf and have intel dual core centrino, 2gb ram, nvdia geforce graphics and 120 gb disk space. but dont know where to buy them as it was not written in the ads.

does any one have idea where to buy them?
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thanks guys.

I have been to media mrk and interdiscout, but what i find is the good laptops are not less than 1500 CHF. but I have come across some ads in 20minuten for dell laptops, which are max 1000chf and have intel dual core centrino, 2gb ram, nvdia geforce graphics and 120 gb disk space. but dont know where to buy them as it was not written in the ads.

does any one have idea where to buy them?
your best bet is online : www.dell.ch
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Old 26.08.2007, 12:01
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

even better www.pcdesigns.ch
I'll quote you what you need in English.
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Old 26.08.2007, 13:20
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your best bet is online : www.dell.ch
everyone places a link and you groan me only?? come on.
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everyone places a link and you groan me only?? come on.
I'm sure Nathu doesn't have any vested interest in MediaMarkt, Coop-Interdiscount or Digitech. Am sure he will be along to confirm it later .... I certainly hold no shares in Dell.
You on the otherhand have a 100% vested interest in your company.
Why not PM next time, offering your services discreetly, will help keep the groan count down.
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Old 26.08.2007, 17:32
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I'm sure Nathu doesn't have any vested interest in MediaMarkt, Coop-Interdiscount or Digitech. Am sure he will be along to confirm it later .... I certainly hold no shares in Dell.
You on the otherhand have a 100% vested interest in your company.
Why not PM next time, offering your services discreetly, will help keep the groan count down.
And that makes a difference to offer some help to someone who asked for it directly? Maybe all messages should be PM's then..

I think I can sell items cheaper than these places so I offered bodhi another option. If he doesn't want my offer, he can tell me himself I believe.
People shouldn't get a groan for helping people. I thought that is what this forum was about.
Anyway... another topic.

Bodhi, if you require some help PM me.
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

Check out:

http://www.auctionline.ch/


I can Offer you a cheap IBM t40 with lots of mem/higher resolution display/big almost new drive.

And a IBM 240x subnotebook. Write me private if interested. Work for a consultancy so I know how to configure with Windows/Fedora/Linux
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

Come to Canada They are giving them away for free? $479 new laptops.
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

I'm not affiliated with any of the four PC shops I linked. I know several satisfied customers of Digitec and PC Labs. I'd never buy hardware in Media Markt but admit that they're cheap sometimes.

PCDesigns I think you should've declared in writing that you own the company instead of just writing: "even better". Sure it is obvious because of your avatar but the standards are high outside the Marketplace Forums. But hey your answer was more helpful than mikejones1...
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

Not affiliated to the auctionline place I mentioned, just said as they have cheap Pentium III laptops enough for email and Internet. They have short guarantees unlike most ebay offers here.

My Offers on the laptop are private I guess I could give guarantie as well as IBM laptops are rock solid.
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PCDesigns I think you should've declared in writing that you own the company instead of just writing: "even better".
It is impossible to keep everyone happy, but I try and offer what I can.
In short, I was trying to be concise with the thread.
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

Does the OS on the cheap laptop need to be English? The default OS language in Zurich tends to be German, and they also tend to have Swissy keyboards.
If you want to buy a really cheap laptop and then install an English language OS over the top then expect to
a) spend extra in order to obtain the OS, and
b) stuff around a lot to format/reinstall/sort out English language device drivers etc etc etc.

Just my $0.02.
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

With Dell you can request the OS to be shipped in any other language. You will have to place a call rather than use the web.

I tried to clarify if I would still have the same web prices if I called for that purpose, but the answer was far from clear ("Depends on the sales rep at the moment!").

As for the keyboard I don't believe there is a simple alternative. You may want to ask Dell..
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

Dell ships from Ireland so.......all configurations are possible. But communication will be necessary.
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Old 27.08.2007, 14:42
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With Dell you can request the OS to be shipped in any other language. You will have to place a call rather than use the web.
When did that change? I ordered my PC last November through Dell.ch and was able to select English XP and keyboards in the order. So that's a step backwards. Is it Vista related perchance?
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Old 27.08.2007, 14:48
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

they changed this in around April; suddenly the only OS you could get went from D/F/I/E to D/F - ie. German and French only.

I was lucky enough to get English Vista with my PC but the tossers sent me a US keyboard. Thankfully that's replaced with an MCE wireless keyboard (German, this time ).

Be VERY specific....!
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Old 27.08.2007, 20:01
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Re: where to buy most cheapest laptops in whole Zurich

There's a nice friendly message on the Dell website when you're in the Betriebssystem selection page...

Bitte beachten Sie: Deutsch ist als Sprache vorausgewählt. Wenn Sie die Sprache in Französisch auswählen erhalten Sie eine Fehlermeldung. Diese Erinnerung wird Sie darauf hinweisen, dass Sie ebenfalls die Sprache für die Software, Sicherheitssoftware & System Dokumentations-Modulen anpassen müssen. Die Sprache der Lieferdokumente muss der Sprache des Betriebssystems entsprechen und kann nicht von dieser abweichen. Bitte rufen Sie uns unter 0848 33 55 88 an, sofern sie Ihr Betriebssystem oder andere Software auf Englisch, Italienisch oder in einer anderen Sprache bestellen wollen.


to roughly paraphrase: German is the default language. If you want French then you need to select it from the options. The documentation language must match the OS language. Please call their hotline if you want any other language.
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