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Choosing a Computer - Part 4

Chain store vs. Specialist retailer

Several chain stores offer a good range of computers - Harvey Norman, JB Hi Fi, Officeworks, RT Edwards and The Good Guys spring to mind. But you should also consider the smaller retailer.

Members of SeniorNet have found that specialist retailers tend to give better advice, matching the computer to their requirements, and offer a speedier and more effective after-sales support. For example, the chain store will require you to return the computer to them, and then send it away to be fixed; the specialist will often make a house call to sort out your problems. The local specialists we have had positive experience with include Ace Computers in Ipswich Central, response i.t. (formerly Acme Computers) at Redbank and Type About Westside at Bundamba.

If you have a good idea what you want you could also consider purchasing from Dell Computers on-line.

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