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Is it better to get your computer from a store or the Internet?

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It is typically better to purchase a computer from an online store rather than an offline store because it saves time and money, with convenient delivery directly to the consumer's door. The consumer should still investigate the reliability of the online store by reviewing its customer feedback before making any purchases.

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Online stores have fewer overhead costs than offline stores that have to pay much more for things like rent, personnel and security. The money saved from not having these things is typically passed to the consumer in the form of savings on merchandise. Online stores are also more likely than offline stores to offer special promotions, valuable coupons or further discounts if the consumer buys a bundle that includes the computer plus other hardware or software.

Online stores also save the consumer time. Consumers can browse for and purchase the exact computer they want without having to go to a physical retail location. The resources to travel to the store, such as gas used to drive or the cost of public transportation, add to the price tag of purchasing the computer offline. If the consumer has taken the time to register at this site previously and has already provided necessary info, transactions such as the purchase of a computer may only take seconds, far quicker than any possible offline purchase.

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