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Ordered anything from these online computer shops?

Via toppreise.ch I have narrowed down to these 5 shops. Normally I buy everything from digitec.ch but at work I need to pick one of these Which one have you ordered from personally?

www.microspot.ch
www.internet.ch
www.pc-ostschweiz.ch
www.primedirect.ch
www.jts-shop.ch
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Re: Ordered anything from these online computer shops?

have you looked at the ratings on toppreise.ch for the stores?
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have you looked at the ratings on toppreise.ch for the stores?
Yeah I did they were kind of similar. I don't trust those ratings as they are probably influenced by the shop owners themselves. Anyway they are no match for your or Englishforum.ch's personal ratings
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Via toppreise.ch I have narrowed down to these 5 shops. Normally I buy everything from digitec.ch but at work I need to pick one of these Which one have you ordered from personally?

www.microspot.ch
www.internet.ch
www.pc-ostschweiz.ch
www.primedirect.ch
www.jts-shop.ch
Microspot are fine
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Old 05.03.2008, 15:42
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Re: Ordered anything from these online computer shops?

Having tried a few for some hard-to-find items, be prepared for long delivery delays and prepayments to a company you only "assume" are legit. I have been burned once.
Stick with who you know unless you can call their online store to verify your order.
Second case was a return item, no real store to visit, so it was done online and via post, the package came back saying address wrong.

Tried calling, but they only spoke German, no French so I was obliged to get a friend to help, sent it to a NEW address (not the online store one) and it took 40 days for my refund to show up in my bank.
Never again.
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Re: Ordered anything from these online computer shops?

Hello RR my dear friend,

I have used PC Ostschweiz and they were fine - fast delivery.

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Re: Ordered anything from these online computer shops?

Try http://www.techmania.ch/ if you have not already, they carry huge stock and deliver fast, I like them at least as much as Digitec
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Hello RR my dear friend,

I have used PC Ostschweiz and they were fine - fast delivery.

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Re: Ordered anything from these online computer shops?

I buy a lot of stuff and have had good experience with:

http://www.winshopper.ch/
http://www.heinigerag.ch/
http://www.pc-cooling.ch/

I have also found that better prices usually doesn't necessarily mean better, as you may be unknowingly shortchanged on what is delivered, service, warranty, etc.
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Old 05.03.2008, 16:16
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Re: Ordered anything from these online computer shops?

Used www.internet.ch only this week. The website was in English and all the ordering was in English - nice and easy. 20 minutes after I ordered I got a mobile text message and they said the item was sent! It was delivered next day (although for 3GB of Ram the box it arrived in was massive!). The price was also very good and the stuff all worked without issue - will definitely be using them again.
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Re: Ordered anything from these online computer shops?

Microspot.ch I have used several times in the past few months. No problems.

If you are used to fast delivery times though forget it. In the UK I could order anything online and have it in two days. Here it takes more like 5-10 working days. I would also check the returns policy of each company you use. In the UK the customer is King. Here the customer is like dirt on the bottom of the vendors shoe in some cases.

I miss Amazon.co.uk Although I still use them for the odd book I cannot get here.

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Re: Ordered anything from these online computer shops?

Primedirect has always been fast for me, Internet.ch very slow. But I do not know if it had to do with the items. In any case, both worked in the end. A more expensive one is pcp.ch, they seem to aim for people who want more service or more info.
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Re: Ordered anything from these online computer shops?

I would recommend to book a ticket to NYC, book a hotel for 7 nights, head to NYC, do the mother of all shopping trips, declare all at customs at ZRH, and you'd still save 20-30% over swiss prices and the fact they tend to be 6-12 months behind on technology.

I still remember the HD DVD player for 600 CHF at Media Markt 2 weeks AFTER Toshiba announced HD DVD was dead.
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Old 30.03.2008, 23:00
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I don't trust those ratings as they are probably influenced by the shop owners themselves.
Wrong. The Toppreise.ch system is set up that the handler can ask people to rate them... But the handler themselves can not change anything. Even if a shop is suddenly rated extremely good (or extremely bad) on numerous occasions from different or the same people, then the ratings will be looked at by a human. Uwe to be exact, one of the Toppreise.ch operators.

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Anyway they are no match for your or Englishforum.ch's personal ratings
Agreed. Best advertisement is word of mouth.... or in our case, black on light blue

Don't roll your dice, talk to the shops personally. Give them a call. Get a feel for the literacy of the person you are speaking to. That will calm your questions.

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I would recommend to book a ticket to NYC, book a hotel for 7 nights, head to NYC, do the mother of all shopping trips, declare all at customs at ZRH, and you'd still save 20-30% over swiss prices and the fact they tend to be 6-12 months behind on technology.
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Are you forgetting that everything you buy over there is practically 120v?
Region codes in place, and Fr. 1500 for the plane ticket and a 30 hour journey. Seems a bit "over-the-top"
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Re: Ordered anything from these online computer shops?

I've had very good experiences with www.internet.ch

Fast shipping with DHL (and for the same price as others charge for regular Swiss Post). And if they don't have in stock everything you ordered, they will the missing items when they come in later at no extra cost.
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Re: Ordered anything from these online computer shops?

I've just placed an order with microspot for a hard disk and some sticks of RAM and on the order screen I'm getting an estimated shipping date of 31 Dec 2008 - are they serious?

T166 500GB SATA II
DDR HyperX 2048MB (2X1024MB)
Date de livraison prévue:31.12.2008
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Old 30.04.2008, 06:40
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Re: Ordered anything from these online computer shops?

I can't offer advice on those companies, but i can regarding Aries-Tech.ch. (also sourced from toppreise, so hopefully not too off-topic)

I ordered a new camera from them given that they claimed it to be in stock on their website. After ordering the delays (and excuses) continued for three weeks. In the end, i cancelled the order and bought in Singapore for a lot less. I can't fault Aries-Tech on being evil, the guy was quite nice actually, but clearly incompetent. From what i can gather, it's a small operation, the guy normally takes some time to get back to you and orders through a major german supplier. Remembering back to the questions floating through my mind at the time, i would not order from them again. The refund process took a little longer than i would have like as well.

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www.microspot.ch
www.internet.ch
www.pc-ostschweiz.ch
www.primedirect.ch
www.jts-shop.ch
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I've just placed an order with microspot for a hard disk and some sticks of RAM and on the order screen I'm getting an estimated shipping date of 31 Dec 2008 - are they serious?

T166 500GB SATA II
DDR HyperX 2048MB (2X1024MB)
Date de livraison prévue:31.12.2008
December?
Wow, I think something is wrong there. Nothing special about what you are ordering either. This is an "in-stock" item for us.
I would check around a bit.
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Old 30.04.2008, 09:09
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Via toppreise.ch I have narrowed down to these 5 shops. Normally I buy everything from digitec.ch but at work I need to pick one of these Which one have you ordered from personally?

www.microspot.ch
www.internet.ch
www.pc-ostschweiz.ch
www.primedirect.ch
www.jts-shop.ch
I have bought from Microspot and Internet.ch - Internet.ch was fine - fast shipping, no problems. Microspot is ok but sometimes has extremely slow shipping.

At work, we pretty much exclusively buy from arp.ch - they're a bit more expensive but have good customer service and next-day delivery.

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