Good Deals on New Gear

Regional, National & International Retail Chains:

Check out the websites for each vendor listed below to find out where their closest or most convenient store is located. You can also make on-line purchases at their websites. Most of these retailers allow you to arrange for in-store pickup or standard package delivery.

Best Buy stores located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico
CompUSA stores located in Florida, Delaware, Illinois, North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico
Costco (membership required) stores located in Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and throughout the United States
Fry’s Electronics stores located in California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington
Micro Center stores located in California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia
Office Depot stores located throughout throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America
OfficeMax stores located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Mexico
Radio Shack stores located throughout the United States. Authorized RadioShack distributors can also be found in Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Panama, St Maarten, Trinidad & Tobago, UAE (Dubai) and Venezuela
Sam’s Club (membership required) stores located in Mexico, Brazil, China and throughout the United States
Staples stores located in Canada, Germany, Portugal, United Kingdom and throughout the United States
Wal-Mart stores located in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan, Mexico, United Kingdom and throughout the United States

On-line Retailers:

Here are some websites that can help you find the best deal on the computer you’ve selected:

Circuit City
Mac Mall
PC Mall

Price Comparison & Consolidator Sites:

You can also use other on-line aggregators. On-line aggregators are probably the most efficient way to comparison shop.

My Simon
New Egg

Factory Direct Purchases

If you want to buy directly from a manufacturer, here are some websites to visit.

Apple Computer
Dell Computer
Gateway Computers

In addition to its on-line store, Apple computer also has a string of local retail stores. You can check Apple’s website to find out where the closest or most convenient store is. Be advised that on-line purchases cannot be picked up at local Apple retail stores.

Each of the manufacturers listed above also sells computers through a network authorized retailers. Customized products or made to order purchases are only available through the manufacturer’s on-line stores.

Buying Tip: word-of-mouth recommendations are very useful in helping to determine a brand’s reliability, locating trustworthy vendors and finding good prices.