Shopping for new laptop

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  • On : May 12, 2007

Been doing research on brands and models for a week now and I decided to stick with Toshiba their build quality makes them superior, now the thing is what’s up with PC stores in Jordan ?

Yesterday SMS The sole distributer and authorized service center of Toshiba in Jordan had one page advertisement of their laptops, prices and specs
Ok, let me make it short for you, not all of the mentioned models are available in the listed authorized resellers and the ones available are different either in price or specs, the only one to met their offer and specs had 1 year warranty instead of THREE as advertised HELL! and that one was in Carrefour in their show desks and have been touched by almost every Jordanian visited Carrefour so I’m not buying it and it was the last one.

So I decided to head to PC Zone, so it’s Mecca-Mall Branch, first the security didn’t let me in because I’m male only creature so I had to call a friend and borrow her 😀 fortunately she was in Mecca-Mall, Thanks for the hand buddy.

So it was like
Jad: Hello, I’m interested in your Toshiba Tecra offer, saw it today morning in Al-Waseet
PC Zone guy: Oh, Sorry but we don’t advertise on Al-Waseet we do have our own weekly newspaper
Jad: Ohh but your name was mentioned as authorized reseller?
PC Zone guy: Yes, but we are not committed to that offer, we are only committed to what we advertise.
Jad: Ok, nevertheless, do you have any Tecras ?
PC Zone guy: Why do you want Tecra? why not Satellite or even Acer, we have good offers on Acer
Jad: I have Tecra S2 and I know about its build quality VS Satellite build quality, so do you have Tecra?
PC Zone guy: No, but maybe within a month
Jad: Ok, lemme check what you have anyway (da na na da na na na dada da )
Jad: Ok, I think I’ll stick to Tecra, Thank you anyway.
PC Zone guy: If you have a model in mind we can order it for you from the states sir.
Jad: is it going to be cheaper?
PC Zone guy: No
Jad: Ohh Why would I order something from the states when we have it in Jordan and when we actually have a Sole distributer and Authorized service center in Amman?
PC Zone guy: heh, true
Jad: whispering to himself (ugh ugh ugh)
Jad: Thank you anyway, bye

So what the hell is going on? why making it such difficult task to buy a new laptop? isn’t enough we are paying at least 30% more than internet/States prices?

And the funny is I’m tried to call them today but they never picked up the phone or they don’t work on Saturday because *maybe* they don’t see the need to sell laptops or provide support in weekends as Jordanians are busy during their weekends and they will not go shopping and they have plenty of free time during the week.

damn
[tags] Toshiba, Laptop, PC Zone, Tecra [/tags]