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« Reply #570 on: January 26, 2009, 06:47:20 pm »

Seriously dude, If it was some other country, for the amount I spent I could have got a Full On System.
Wat to do, have to bare all the taxes and other stuff.

Comp parts have very little taxing bro (like a 6% VAT or something) most markup is for the highend PC vendor - you can't blame em for high prices because its their business - with very little turnover thanks to less demand, their markup HAS to be high.

However, there is a neat way of getting stuff down from newegg and all other US websites; check out American Express Concierge service - available free for all Gold card members and above. They will send you your stuff doorstep delivery if the US merchant doesn't deliver to sri lanka. The markup is negligible and usually in the form of courier charges, amounting to roughly USD 50-100, so if you're purchasing a few dozen components it will turn out to be cheaper. However, good luck with RMA so it might be a bit of a gamble.

Will post how the experience goes in two weeks once my stuff arrives - fingers crossed.

before drifting too far off-topic (:P) I suggest anyone interested in ways of getting things down from abroad (e.g.- newegg) to check this topic and as alternative to the AmEx Concierge service (and for those without AmEx card ;D ) check this thread :)

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« Reply #571 on: January 26, 2009, 06:48:38 pm »
OMG! Did he edit it real quick, or did you modify the quote?
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« Reply #572 on: January 26, 2009, 06:50:11 pm »
lol... he edited it real quick..
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« Reply #573 on: January 26, 2009, 06:51:48 pm »
what what :P
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« Reply #574 on: January 26, 2009, 06:53:17 pm »
what what :P
wherd u get the MX-2? and how much?
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« Reply #575 on: January 26, 2009, 06:57:28 pm »
wherd u get the MX-2? and how much?

1750/= SLMEGA
| Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 C0 @ 3.6 Ghz 
| Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Rifle CPU Cooler + Arctic Cooling MX-2
| Foxconn MARS P35 (G26 BIOS)
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« Reply #576 on: January 26, 2009, 06:59:39 pm »
i will get 2 GB of ram :D soon

Need a hand installing those? ;D ;D
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« Reply #577 on: January 26, 2009, 07:01:03 pm »
Need a hand installing those? ;D ;D


lol i need a leg
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| Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Rifle CPU Cooler + Arctic Cooling MX-2
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« Reply #578 on: January 26, 2009, 07:01:41 pm »
did they have to bring it down? or was it already there. I hate waiting 2 weeks for some thermal paste :)
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« Reply #579 on: January 26, 2009, 07:02:59 pm »
did they have to bring it down? or was it already there. I hate waiting 2 weeks for some thermal paste :)
it was there
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« Reply #580 on: January 26, 2009, 07:08:36 pm »
Hi Thenura,

Where did u buy ur Xigmatek HDT S1283 & How much.

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« Reply #581 on: January 26, 2009, 07:09:44 pm »
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« Reply #582 on: January 26, 2009, 07:11:34 pm »
Hi Thenura,

Where did u buy ur Xigmatek HDT S1283 & How much.

SLmega for 7000 /=
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| Foxconn MARS P35 (G26 BIOS)
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« Reply #583 on: January 26, 2009, 07:12:21 pm »
Repeat: was it there? Or did you have to wait?
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« Reply #584 on: January 26, 2009, 07:13:58 pm »
Repeat: was it there? Or did you have to wait?

i didnt wait , it was already there so i got it
| Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 C0 @ 3.6 Ghz 
| Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Rifle CPU Cooler + Arctic Cooling MX-2
| Foxconn MARS P35 (G26 BIOS)
| 2x1GB Kingston DDR2 800
| Sapphire HD4850 Dual Slot 700/1000
| Samsung HD501LJ 500GB
| Samsung SH-S223 DVD RW
| FSP 700W
| Samsung 943NWX 19" LCD
| Creative SBS 2.1 370
| PowerTree 650VA UPS