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    Default Tiger Direct Is Horrible / What Is Your Favorite Online Retailer?

    First off, Tiger Direct is a horrible etailer and if possible avoid it at all costs!

    Some of the GeForce 8800GTS brands that are good include BFG Technology, eVGA, and ASUS.

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    Asus, BFG, EVGA, Leadtek, XFX. Don't waste your time with the rest. The differences between them are mostly in stock clockspeeds and some have a different HSF (perhaps one brand has a quieter one than the others).

    Michael: I'm surprised by that comment. Is there something we need to know about TigerDirect? A few weeks from now I was going to buy many items I needed from that website...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1c3d0g View Post
    Michael: I'm surprised by that comment. Is there something we need to know about TigerDirect? A few weeks from now I was going to buy many items I needed from that website...
    I don't even know where to begin. Tiger Direct is one of the worst online retailers ever.

    Here's a few links...

    http://consumerist.com/consumer/tige...ays-237714.php
    http://www.tigerdirectsucks.org/wp/
    http://www.bbbsoutheastflorida.org/n...igerDirect.com

    If you search like "Tiger Direct Sucks" or similar terms, you will see a LOT more.

    Have you ordered from Tiger Direct before? How was it?

    NewEgg is not a sponsor of Phoronix (though I wish), but for 97% of what I buy all goes through NewEgg. If you are in the United States, I would suggest them.

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    That's the problem with most e-tailers, I live in the Caribbean and unfortunately NewEgg doesn't ship Internationally. And no, I've never ordered stuff from TigerDirect before, but a few people here have and they've had "good results". The only way I could get things through NewEgg would be if I knew someone in the U.S. that could buy the items for me and ship them to me.
    Last edited by 1c3d0g; 02-24-2007 at 05:36 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1c3d0g View Post
    That's the problem with most e-tailers, I live in the Caribbean and unfortunately NewEgg doesn't ship Internationally.
    1c3dog,

    For the help of others, what online etailers ship to the Caribbean?

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    That's what I've been trying to search for for years, and before TigerDirect, there weren't any other e-tailers shipping Internationally (I don't blame them either, it's more expensive for them). Now that I can't trust TigerDirect however, I'll have to go looking for another e-tailer. So far I haven't discovered any. Once I've posted a request on HardForum.com for someone to help me buy the stuff I needed (and that went well), but I'm putting a lot of trust on that person and that's not something I want to go through every time I order something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1c3d0g View Post
    That's what I've been trying to search for for years, and before TigerDirect, there weren't any other e-tailers shipping Internationally (I don't blame them either, it's more expensive for them). Now that I can't trust TigerDirect however, I'll have to go looking for another e-tailer. So far I haven't discovered any. Once I've posted a request on HardForum.com for someone to help me buy the stuff I needed (and that went well), but I'm putting a lot of trust on that person and that's not something I want to go through every time I order something.
    Too bad I have a very busy schedule and am away often, otherwise I would have been glad to help you ship parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    First off, Tiger Direct is a horrible etailer and if possible avoid it at all costs!

    Some of the GeForce 8800GTS brands that are good include BFG Technology, eVGA, and ASUS.
    I generally deal with Newegg for online retail. I also have dealt with PCParts, PortaTech, and a few others.

    The only one I will never deal with again is United Micro.

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    Here is a good place to check the reliability of online etailers:
    http://www.resellerratings.com/rlist-s1-n2.html
    Just type in the name of the company. Tiger Direct gets a 4.xx rating. Newegg consistently gets 9.xx.

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    Some of those horror stories sounds familiar. I ordered some ram from Zip Zoom Fly Once.
    1 stick was bad it took 4 days to get an rma number. I marked the stick that was bad by putting
    a small piece of paper. It took them 2 weeks to respond after receiving the item. They said they tested the sticks and they were fine and offed to ship them back or refund minus the 15% restocking fee. I took the items back I was not about to eat 15% of almost 300$. I contacted Corsair while they were being shipped back had an rma number waiting. 1 day after Corsair received them I got an e-mail saying that the stick I marked was bad and the replacements were on the way. I forwarded that e-mail back to the person and asked them how it could have passed their tests and told them I would never do buisness with them again as well as let everyone I knew to beware. Total time down on building my new comp 28 days plus 40$ shipping.

    Newegg is the only place I shop for comp parts now.
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