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    QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    Do you still feel the need to touch and see, or have your builds and upgrades shifted entirely online?
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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    2011, and it was just a pickup as I've been shopping online only well before that

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    The closest thing is probably around 2006 when I bought a custom-build from a local PC shop.

    Other than that, I believe my component purchases have always been online as the prices were always clearly cheaper than brick-and-mortar.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    I bought a used Pcie XFX Geforce 7800GT from a local shop around 2008, the shop has survived and still does repairs etc now which is good.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    Just before the lockdown. Some networking stuff.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    Our local Novatech closed a few years back. I bought some things from Maplin a few times, but now they're gone too.
    I did trek up to OCUK to see/try the new Vive and did buy some bits then.
    I do sometimes amble through PC World, especially if it's something I want more immediately.

    I'd use shops more often, but they've been driven away by big brand fashion shops and stomped on by the likes of Amazon.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferral View Post
    I bought a used Pcie XFX Geforce 7800GT from a local shop around 2008, the shop has survived and still does repairs etc now which is good.
    Good to hear yours is still going. I believe mine closed within a few months after my purchase.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    That is a tough one, I'm not sure I can actually remember! Or maybe I just never have Our first couple of (family) computers came from physical shops (local one, then Evesham shop on the edge of Leeds) - but home builds many moons ago when I was a teenager were all bought online.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    bought an SSD from pcworld - was cheaper than online. was many, many years ago now.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    2010. Maybe 2009. Needed a very specific PSU for an old system and Maplin happened to have one. Actually it was a case from Yoyotech in London. That was a year after that so late 2010.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    Honestly I can't remember, it was so long ago.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    3 years ago. now, no more shops left where I live.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    Does a full system count? I bought a laptop fro PC World, last year. Parts for my PC.... I'm not entirely sure. I remember buying a TV-Card, from Maplin around 2011. After that...

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    I live near a microcenter, so as often as possible I go there. (In particular for CPUs/MOBOS, can't beat them for that, and their Inland line of SSDs is a great deal.) But I also go to Best Buy, once in a long while... just because. Not sure I've bought anything there in a long time, but I'd rather get something local than through Amazon.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    PC World for 8gb ram back in 2009, it was actually for someone else's PC tho, it was actually a really good deal, £44 if I remember right.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    For me it is in 2005, when I got some parts at a Computer Fair. If I remember right, it was a PC Case, a DVD-RW Drive, and a stack of DVD-R Discs. The rest of the components were bought online, and I've got everything else online ever since.

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