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Ingrish at the ailing computer fair

By basketcase - 13 February 2012 36

brocken screen

Found this at the computer markets.

Wonder what term of endearment we apply to indian (ex India) english.

Otherwise looks like the computer markets could be out of business in a year or so.

Both traders and patronage way down from its hey day.

Maybe a change in technology, iPhones and tablets instead of computers.

Also I guess the online stores have helped make the markets redundant.

What’s Your opinion?


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Ingrish at the ailing computer fair
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johnboy 9:31 am
13 Feb 12
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Well let’s face it, an entry level phone these days is a more powerful platform than the computers we were building in the computer fair glory days.

what we’re paying for now is design and integration which slapping components into an ATX case before praying windows would recognise them had little to do with.

Realistically the grunt of a desktop is only needed for media creation, and if you’re doing that paying for an Apple is the winning bet.

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OverLord 9:37 am
13 Feb 12
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johnboy said :

Realistically the grunt of a desktop is only needed for media creation, and if you’re doing that paying for an Apple is the winning bet.

Or playing Skyrim.

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Myles Peterson 9:42 am
13 Feb 12
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“…and if you’re doing that paying for an Apple is the winning bet…”

And pay you will. Apple is for the non-techies with lots of cash who don’t mind giving up all their privacy.

Met very few Apple users who even know what a UDID is.

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Eppo 9:45 am
13 Feb 12
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There are better options now.

Canberra has an MSY, and places like pccasegear.com.au can have components shipped to you in less than 2 days. The fair prices aren’t bad, but if you need to RMA something, it can be pretty difficult when the store is only ‘open’ every few weeks.

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housebound 9:47 am
13 Feb 12
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Apples have tended to dominate the publications sections, and no one argues with that. Haven’t seen too many in GIS sections, though.

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Erg0 9:48 am
13 Feb 12
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OverLord said :

johnboy said :

Realistically the grunt of a desktop is only needed for media creation, and if you’re doing that paying for an Apple is the winning bet.

Or playing Skyrim.

+1,000,000

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Dilandach 9:51 am
13 Feb 12
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I went to the computer fair a couple of months ago, it seemed somewhat less busy than in past times i’ve gone. Half as many stalls were there and half as many people.

Not many people bothering with the computer fair these days?

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Dilandach 9:58 am
13 Feb 12
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Primal 10:14 am
13 Feb 12
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Much as I like wandering and buying whatever takes my fancy, you’d be mad not to do your homework and compare prices with the raft of online sellers that are around these days.

And so long as I have a gaming addiction, I am forever going to be caught in that endless upgrade cycle…

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thatsnotme 10:15 am
13 Feb 12
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Eppo said :

There are better options now.

Canberra has an MSY, and places like pccasegear.com.au can have components shipped to you in less than 2 days. The fair prices aren’t bad, but if you need to RMA something, it can be pretty difficult when the store is only ‘open’ every few weeks.

This. Why would I drive out to EPIC (or wherever it happens to be), pay to get in, and rub shoulders with sweaty geeks to buy a part, when for the same price (or less) I can use an online store such as PCCaseGear, and have the parts delivered in a day or two. It also means that if I decide I want a part early in the week, there’s no need to wait around for the weekend to get it.

Add to that the fact that if anything goes wrong, I can easily contact the store I bought it from, rather than having to wait until whoever I bought it from at the Computer Fair is back in town, and it makes online purchasing hugely more appealing.

To top it off, I’ve got more choice at a decent online store, and don’t have to show up hoping that the part I’m after is actually being sold (which can be more of a deal with things like decent PC cases, and larger items that take up more space).

Can’t see that I’ll be heading back to the fair any time soon.

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Jivrashia 10:48 am
13 Feb 12
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Brocken Engrish? Oh well…

Not as bad as some eateries/restaurants where staff members are unable to communicate in English. (Usually some other staff member steps in almost immediately so it’s okay I guess).

As for Computer Fair/Markets, as above posters have already said, there are cheaper and more convenient alternative.

Personally the only reason I would go to the fair is to try to procure things that are old and no longer available, or very odd (currently looking for a Sony-Erricson charger with AU socket).

Hell, if they call themselves “Computer Junkyard” they might actually get more patronage.

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noma 11:09 am
13 Feb 12
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Eppo said :

There are better options now.

Canberra has an MSY, and places like pccasegear.com.au can have components shipped to you in less than 2 days. The fair prices aren’t bad, but if you need to RMA something, it can be pretty difficult when the store is only ‘open’ every few weeks.

+1 on MSY. Everything sold at Canberra computer fairs is a rip off

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qbngeek 11:12 am
13 Feb 12
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The biggest reason I gave up on the computer fair is that most the stuff there is either outdated or will be soon. I build gaming rigs so most the time I am only interested in the newest shiniest fastest parts and the fair can’t provide them.

besides, when I buy2 video cards at $800 a pop, I want a warranty that is actually worth something.

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Mothy 11:16 am
13 Feb 12
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Had the choice on Saturday – Scorptech or Computer Fair. Scorptech it was.

johnboy said :

Realistically the grunt of a desktop is only needed for media creation, and if you’re doing that paying for an Apple is the winning bet.

Never tried playing Battlefield 3 then?

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johnboy 11:18 am
13 Feb 12
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Mothy said :

Had the choice on Saturday – Scorptech or Computer Fair. Scorptech it was.

johnboy said :

Realistically the grunt of a desktop is only needed for media creation, and if you’re doing that paying for an Apple is the winning bet.

Never tried playing Battlefield 3 then?

Gaming on the desktop is for a dwindling band IMHO, upgrade treadmill or just get an xbox?

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