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I used to buy a lot of PCs and accessories at Jet Computer. And they used to have an up to date website.

Now their website  jetcom.co.th shows old or no information anymore. The shop in Fortune still exists.

 

Which good websites from computer shops in Bangkok do you know?

I prefer a website from a shop which I can actually visit if I want to see some parts or buy them cash at the counter.

I am mainly interested in Desktop PC parts and accessories.

 

For some parts I am not interested to buy them from Lazada or similar online shops. I.e. Intel CPUs and ASUS motherboards. I want to buy them in a "real" shop which I can visit and trust.

 

 

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Out in the provinces, I dont like Banana - the staff dont seem to be knowledgeable, the reason behind recommending something is that other people have bought it.

 

However, JIB really impressed me. I have never visited a shop but when I had an issue with a WD HDD I called the helpline before 10.00 am and a followed instructions to the English speaking operator, who picked up the phone promptly and proceeded in a helpful and professional manner, we worked after checking serial numbers that the HDD wasn't from them ( I had bought drives from them, but not this one ) and instead of telling me that she couldn't help and putting the phone down as the norm, she went through the two options, contact synnex or WD in Panthip. I always find orders dispatched really quickly, and judging by different blue boxes around my place at different times, I think they must have been the cheapest seller, CPU, Mobo and RAM.

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Jib and Advice are comparable, I go back and forth between them for most things, you can go to their headquarter warehouse if you need things over the counter, their 2 hours or same day delivery is pretty good too

 

Invade IT for more specialized stuff that's not available anywhere else, they're in Huahin so not as good for visiting

 

For shop you can visit, since Pantip the IT mall is not longer, there's a few shops spread out over a few location computeandmore at Palladium is probably the last hold out, some good specialist in NUC and NAS in Pantip Ngamwongwan and a few at Fortune Mall 

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I just ordered a few HDDs and enclosures from JIB and I am impressed.

After ordering and paying online I received within 40 minutes a link from them per email. The link shows a video of them packing my items into a box.

And now they want to deliver it (within Bangkok) within 3 hours. I didn't pay anything for the delivery.

That is impressive.

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4 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

I just ordered a few HDDs and enclosures from JIB and I am impressed.

After ordering and paying online I received within 40 minutes a link from them per email. The link shows a video of them packing my items into a box.

And now they want to deliver it (within Bangkok) within 3 hours. I didn't pay anything for the delivery.

That is impressive.

Thats next level - you get that kind of service in Shenzhen.

 

Out in the boonies we get 24 hour delivery from Kerry, which is still pretty good.

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19 hours ago, recom273 said:

Thats next level - you get that kind of service in Shenzhen.

 

Out in the boonies we get 24 hour delivery from Kerry, which is still pretty good.

I just had a weird experience with Lazada. I've been waiting 4 weeks for a delivery of some small USB male to PS2 adaptors - only 5 baht each. So I decided to send a message to the seller on Lazada: "Where is my order?".

 

Within 20 minutes I got a phone call - a motor-cy delivery guy was at my gate with the tiny package!  😲 

 

Maybe it was coincidence, but pretty weird.

 

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3 minutes ago, JetsetBkk said:

I just had a weird experience with Lazada. I've been waiting 4 weeks for a delivery of some small USB male to PS2 adaptors - only 5 baht each. So I decided to send a message to the seller on Lazada: "Where is my order?".

 

Within 20 minutes I got a phone call - a motor-cy delivery guy was at my gate with the tiny package!  😲 

 

Maybe it was coincidence, but pretty weird.

In case someone asks you: On Lazada you can track (most of the time) if and when your parcel was shipped and when it's supposed to arrive. If it comes from another country like China then it can happen that it takes weeks.

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On 11/26/2021 at 1:57 PM, OneMoreFarang said:

I prefer a website from a shop which I can actually visit if I want to see some parts or buy them cash at the counter.

Why?

What can you see in the shop, that you can't see and read on the manufactures website?

I usually buy from the cheapest supplier on Lazada (which for my mobo was JIB).

 

My last build, the only item that failed was a cheap no name PSU (750bht), and even that it didn't actually fail, just wouldn't supply enough power to boot when I added a fourth 12V aRGB fan to the case. I ended up replacing it with a branded PSU at twice the price.

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2 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Why?

What can you see in the shop, that you can't see and read on the manufactures website?

I usually buy from the cheapest supplier on Lazada (which for my mobo was JIB).

 

My last build, the only item that failed was a cheap no name PSU (750bht), and even that it didn't actually fail, just wouldn't supply enough power to boot when I added a fourth 12V aRGB fan to the case. I ended up replacing it with a branded PSU at twice the price.

Sometimes the descriptions on the websites (Lazada and also shop websites) are confusing.

I.e. Maybe they offer a 8TB HDD from Western Digital. In the top description are some details, in the main description are maybe other details, and the picture might be again another product.

If I want to buy a specific item which could have a new revision or slightly different model number then I prefer to look at the actual box in the shop. If that is what I want then I buy it.

If I order it and I don't get exactly what I want then maybe I can change it - with hassle. At least for me in Bangkok I prefer spending 30 minutes in a shop and another 30 minutes in the traffic if I have a very specific part in mind.

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4 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Sometimes the descriptions on the websites (Lazada and also shop websites) are confusing.

I.e. Maybe they offer a 8TB HDD from Western Digital. In the top description are some details, in the main description are maybe other details, and the picture might be again another product.

If I want to buy a specific item which could have a new revision or slightly different model number then I prefer to look at the actual box in the shop. If that is what I want then I buy it.

If I order it and I don't get exactly what I want then maybe I can change it - with hassle. At least for me in Bangkok I prefer spending 30 minutes in a shop and another 30 minutes in the traffic if I have a very specific part in mind.

I always buy the cheapest WD drive (for mass data storage).

Never had one in a USB enclosure go wrong.

I usually buy the 4TB drives as they are most bytes for my buck.

 

My boot drives are all SSD.

No need for more than 500MB.

 

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On 11/26/2021 at 4:04 PM, digbeth said:

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Invade IT for more specialized stuff that's not available anywhere else, they're in Huahin so not as good for visiting

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InvadeIT offers superb email support (as well as hands-on support in Bangkok) and they have a large selection (for Thailand that is). You get fast and most importantly - professional - advice. It does not help you if you may walk into some store stuffed with regular salesmen who might or might not know much about the subject. But InvadeIT will give you valuable feedback instantenously. They ship with Kerry - and on the spot. The guy to talk to is Thomas Skyum.

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1 hour ago, BritManToo said:

I always buy the cheapest WD drive (for mass data storage).

Never had one in a USB enclosure go wrong.

I usually buy the 4TB drives as they are most bytes for my buck.

 

My boot drives are all SSD.

No need for more than 500MB.

The HDD was an example.

I.e. SSDs have huge performance differences. But in some PCs it does not make sense to put the fastest SSDs because "old" computers are not able to access the available performance. High quality new PCs are able to use it. And then it is important to see if the thing is called 970 Plus or 980 PRO or whatever. And those names (and especially the Plus, +, Pro, etc. are often mixed up in descriptions.

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49 minutes ago, moogradod said:

You get fast and most importantly - professional - advice. It does not help you if you may walk into some store stuffed with regular salesmen who might or might not know much about the subject.

That is obviously important. Unfortunately it seems in many shops there are maybe one or two guys who know what they talk about and lots of others who don't know much about what they sell.

Personally I check the details of what I want to buy on specialist websites and computer magazines. And then I try to find these parts in Thailand. 

Or sometimes the other way around: First, let's look what is available in Thailand and then look which is the best suitable part (of what is available).

Unfortunately often the latest parts are not available in Thailand - or only months later.

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15 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

That is obviously important. Unfortunately it seems in many shops there are maybe one or two guys who know what they talk about and lots of others who don't know much about what they sell.

Personally I check the details of what I want to buy on specialist websites and computer magazines. And then I try to find these parts in Thailand. 

Or sometimes the other way around: First, let's look what is available in Thailand and then look which is the best suitable part (of what is available).

Unfortunately often the latest parts are not available in Thailand - or only months later.

เจไอบี คอมพิวเตอร์ กรุ๊ป JIB Online แหล่งรวมสินค้าไอที   up right corner for English if present might appear  in Thai  , this link bring you to a pricelist and can click or hoover over a item to see a image of it 

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Before all the PC shop moved out of Pantip Plaza, when online selling start to take off, you could walk around and see what shop stocks what kind of thing, and especially when they ship out to their online customers, especially on certain parts there's a shortage of and restock are trickling in. Last time I built a full computer around 2017 the 1080 series graphics card were in short supply, many shop won't even give you time of day, but walking around Pantip and Palladium, you get the gist of which shop actually knows their stuff, and they see that you're serious and not just browsing, and see which shop deserve to have your deposit/preorder. you can't build relationship like that over emails or online store. I'm sure the current graphics card shortage/price gouging the situation's worse 

 

Talking to these guy who obviously know the Thai distributor, will have knowledge of what's coming to Thailand and when too, you only get this in Bangkok and not their upcountry branch

 

it used to be worth it for the drive to Pantip/Palladium, maybe waste half a day walking around, see and spend on something you didn't plan on buying or even know that's it's available at all. Shopping online has its advantages, but I'll miss the good old days of physical shops for sure

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