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Ncix or Direct canada?

Heatbag

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NCIX or Direct Canada? Which store is better to buy from? I am looking to purchase 3 items for myself from either retailer. First is an Asus X1950 pro P-CIE, Second is an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro AM2, Third is an Silverstone Element ST50EF-Plus. Can anyone give me some insight on who would be better to order from? Thanks
 

Babrbarossa

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That's a tough question-- both are veery good vendors and both have slightly different strengths. Here's what I find good about each

NCIX:
-good SALES, check thier weekly sales prices, you can't beat them anywhere
-excellent customer service
-good support via the forums full of little unemployed helper elves they feed with incentives like reward points. Some very knowledgable and helpful sycophants there.
-Good selection, and good specs and reviews on their products so you know what you're getting.

Direct Canada
-Their every day prices are the cheapest anywhere in general-- they don't have many super sales, but any day of the week, on any item, you can count on getting the bottom dollar.
-Fast and cheap delivery-- this is the key for me-- I love the cheap/free shipping deals they have- get's to my door in rural NB within two days.
-Good customer service.
-neat little notepads and stuff with delivery, hehe.
-good selection, although maybe slightly less than NCIX
 
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Babrbarossa

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Really? I knew they were a sponsor, but I thought NCIX was as well- is this the 'official' Direct Canada forum? Does that make us 'official" direct canada sycophants? boo-yeah!
 

Babrbarossa

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I've asked this before, but without reply- Is there some affiliation between the two companies?

Also-- if people from direct canada read this, I'd like to make a suggestion-- I'm not sure what's involved with this, but the D.C. website needs to pop up on more google searches. You have to be very lucky just to stumble across it on a search, while NCIX seems to arrive at the top of the list whenever you type in the name of any component. I wish that I knew about D.C. long ago, but It really isn't very easy to find by accident.
 
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Misoprostol

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Direct Canada is actually really new. It's only a month old and a bit. You actually found it very fast.

And regarding the google searches, that's actually a problem I've noticed with THIS site. Even when I googled the exact title of a thread I'd created I couldn't find this site on the first 10 pages of google. Even searching for "hardware canucks" doesn't bring it up!!
 

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Direct Canada is actually really new. It's only a month old and a bit. You actually found it very fast.

And regarding the google searches, that's actually a problem I've noticed with THIS site. Even when I googled the exact title of a thread I'd created I couldn't find this site on the first 10 pages of google. Even searching for "hardware canucks" doesn't bring it up!!
Yup just did a search for supergrover and Nada, the rest of my sites comes up no prob went through 12 pages without a HCF reference before I said **** it.
 

sswilson

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You gotta pay the big bucks to get listed quickly on google nowadays.... :(

I really miss the old days when you could do a search and not have to wade through 5 pages of "paid" sites before you get to non-comercial sites.
 

DerekOldschool

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I thought they were essentially the same company.

The Reason: I canceled a Direct Canada order once because my boss said I could use the company credit card (and I dont pay GST if I use it :clap:) and the e-mail that was sent to confirm the cancellation was sent from [email protected] (I cant remember the exact name)

So I just figured NCIX set up another "division" or website to snag the customers that weren't shopping at NCIX - or had a bad experience with NCIX, or for some reason no longer wanted to do business with NCIX.

I see that NCIX has a store at #1063-8300 Capstan Way and Direct Canadas address is 155-13900 Maycrest Way, both stores in Richmond. Is there a tunnel connecting the two addresses?

Any ideas on why I would recieve a confirmation of cancellation of an order made to Direct Canada from an e-mail ending in ncix.com?

I'm just curious - I have no intention of shopping online anywhere else! Direct Canada is super FAST. I ordered my 3 sata drives a few months ago at 2:30pm Thursday afternoon, and I received them before noon THE NEXT DAY here in Ontario - less than 24hours AND free shipping! And because its out of province for me, theres no PST (and if I use the boss's credit card no GST either!!!) Its just a win, win, win situation!!!
 

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