Buying computers now that NCIX is gone?


#1

Where do people shop now that NCIX is gone?

It’s time to upgrade my mother’s desktop and I’m thinking of ordering one of these mini PCs from AliExpress:

Can anyone offer any alternative shopping advice?


#2

I found PC-Canada.com to be similar. Their website even has a ridiculous marquee along the top.


#3

I’ve been dealing with Addax Computer on Bridgeport Rd. in Richmond for many years. Good deals, knowledgeable staff.


#4

Here are my current favs:

http://www.memoryexpress.com for buying drives and sometimes graphics cards although I like to shop around to get the best prices. They are local. I build my own PCs so have only bought components from them but I see they also sell systems.

http://www.amazon.ca for cases and drives (I check pricing first on camelcamelcamel.ca to make sure it’s the cheapest possible in price history)

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/ to build systems/check prices on parts

https://freegeekvancouver.org/ for cheap n’ cheerful used laptops - they also sell systems.

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/ has their big March sale on right now. I’m a big fan of their laptops.


#5

ooo should add that MemoryExpress actually has products in stock…unlike NCIX towards the end. :smiley:


#6

+1 for memory express. They also price beat any Canadian retailer by 10% the difference I think - both online and brick&mortar. I’ve been using them for years as they were the Alberta equivalent to NCIX before they expanded into BC.