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    Sports Publisher mjames's Avatar
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    Has anyone ever attended one of those big computer shows/expos/conventions where a bunch of computer enthusiasts buy, trade, and sell software, hardware, and even computers? I hear you can get some pretty good deals and such at those events.

    I haven't gone to any yet. Share your experiences.

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    There's a giant computer expo held here every summer. If I'm looking for some good software or in need of some parts, that's a good place to look. You can get some good deals on programs and parts, but you'd better make absolutely sure you know what kind of part you're looking for, otherwise they'll try to sell you something that won't fit, or isn't even what you're looking for!

    Also be on the lookout for suspicious software dealers selling a good, high-price program for a ridiculously cheap price. I had a friend purchase a program that, as the dealer said "rivaled Adobe Photoshop" and ended up looking like a weak copy of Windows paint! hmmmm..

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    There is a monthly one within a bike ride from where I live.
    I have bought all the components for my PC from there for a few years now..

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    Is there somewhere that lists the big computer shows that will be happening? I live in Seattle, and I'd love to go to one.

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    no, i want to go to one, probably will at the javits center. Im hoping to go this or next year.
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    We have regular computer fairs here in the Uk where you can get some really cheap non-branded stuff. They are small but you can stuff like old CPUs that regular shops don't sell, as well as the new hardware.


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