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Geneva stores selling laptop cables

Hello,

I am looking for stores in Geneva which sell (electricity) cables for laptops.

Any advice will be most welcome.

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Re: Geneva stores selling laptop cables

Don't bother with buying in a physical store, electronics cables of any kind have a markup around the 500-800% in this country. Get your power cable here and save a ton: http://www.kabelschweiz.ch/stromversorgung.html. It's in German but you can use google translate or built in translator of your browser to help you make your choice.
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Re: Geneva stores selling laptop cables

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Don't bother with buying in a physical store, electronics cables of any kind have a markup around the 500-800% in this country. Get your power cable here and save a ton: http://www.kabelschweiz.ch/stromversorgung.html. It's in German but you can use google translate or built in translator of your browser to help you make your choice.
Nonsense, just like anywhere else you have to shop around. Try Steg, Media Markt and Interdiscount. Depending on what type of cable you need you might actually find a bargain.
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Nonsense, just like anywhere else you have to shop around. Try Steg, Media Markt and Interdiscount. Depending on what type of cable you need you might actually find a bargain.
Ever tried using http://www.toppreise.ch to compare? The price differences are enormous! And I've never found an brick & mortar store with a decent (I'm not paying 50CHF for a 3m HDMI cable when I can get one for 5CHF! As seen at m-electronics) price on what are pretty basic bits of wiring.
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Ever tried using http://www.toppreise.ch to compare? The price differences are enormous! And I've never found an brick & mortar store with a decent (I'm not paying 50CHF for a 3m HDMI cable when I can get one for 5CHF! As seen at m-electronics) price on what are pretty basic bits of wiring.
Yes, I just did and found several places where you can pick up the said item for around CHF5 without the shipping costs on top so you've just blown your own theory out of the water.

I'm not saying that shops are better than online, but online isn't always best either. Get to know the shops in the area and then compare prices with online retailers. Common sense really.
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Re: Geneva stores selling laptop cables

Thanks for this valuable information!

I did not find Steg or Media Markt stores in Geneva. However yesterday I visited an Interdiscount store at Rue de Carouge. They did have power cords for laptops, but not the one I need. The same goes for http://www.toppreise.ch.
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Thanks for this valuable information!

I did not find Steg or Media Markt stores in Geneva. However yesterday I visited an Interdiscount store at Rue de Carouge. They did have power cords for laptops, but not the one I need. The same goes for http://www.toppreise.ch.
Let me guess. Dell?
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Re: Geneva stores selling laptop cables

No.

Lenovo U450p.
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Re: Geneva stores selling laptop cables

Is ita Mickey Mouse / Cloverleaf power cord ? These are pretty standard and cheap.

Mickey Mouse connector for the C5/C6

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60320
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Re: Geneva stores selling laptop cables

Do you need the whole power supply or just the cord from the wall socket to the power supply?

Cables:
https://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetai...Artikel=104641
https://www.digitec.ch/ProdukteDetai...Artikel=104640

Lenovo's normally can used generic power supplies that come with a variety of plugs.
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Thanks for this valuable information!

I did not find Steg or Media Markt stores in Geneva. However yesterday I visited an Interdiscount store at Rue de Carouge. They did have power cords for laptops, but not the one I need. The same goes for http://www.toppreise.ch.
Two Media Markts located at:

Route des Acacias 42, 1227 Carouge
Chemin de Riantbosson 15, 1217 Meyrin

The Steg is a bit out of the way, but the address is:

Route du Nant-d'Avril 56, 1214 Vernier.
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Re: Geneva stores selling laptop cables

Thanks for all these very helpful answers.

My laptop's power cord ia actually composed of two cords. The one, which connects to the electricity supply is, I think, what you call a Mickey Mouse cord. This cord connects to another cord, whose pictures are enclosed. And this latter cord connects to the laptop ....
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Re: Geneva stores selling laptop cables

Look what I found in my Magical Cable Box.



You can have it however I am located in Zurich...
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Re: Geneva stores selling laptop cables

ouch! looks like manual resizing in message window does not work

sorry about that.
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