We surround ourselves with laptops, smartphones, tablets and e-book readers. A whole generation that does not recall the world without electronics. Computers and electronic gadgets are increasingly useful, both due to the development of equipment and the Internet. On the other hand, large competition results in electronic devices…
We surround ourselves with laptops, smartphones, tablets and e-book readers. A whole generation that does not recall the world without electronics. Computers and electronic gadgets are increasingly useful, both due to the development of equipment and the Internet. On the other hand, large competition results in electronic devices becoming more affordable. There are plenty of companies manufacturing and selling computers, and thus consumers enjoy wide range of options to choose from.
Or so it seems. When the last I came across an ideal laptop, it turned out that no Polish shop had the configuration I wanted. They offered both weaker and stronger ones, just not ‘mine’. Poland proved to be too small a market for this class of equipment. If I had been limited to the Polish shops, I would have had to make a compromise. That situation recurred pretty often and with many models of computers and other kinds of electronic equipment. Unfortunately not all models are available in Poland.
Unlike Poles, Americans have a really broad range of equipment to choose from. US shops, including online ones, have virtually every configuration of equipment known in Europe as well as items that we have never heard of, equally or more attractive, both spec- and price-wise.
Let’s look at the Best Buy, for instance. Followed closely by the world of consumer electronics, Best Buy is one of the online stores with world’s widest selection of products. Not just computers and tablets, but all kinds of electronics such as TV sets (including smart TV sets), audio equipment (loudspeakers, stereo sets), car electronics (GPS), and… furniture, which, after all, you might need for your gear, too.
Best Buy had been present in British and Turkish markets in the past, but these proved to be too crammed for the company to meet shareholders’ expectations profit-wise and so the brand had withdrawn from Europe. In the US, however, it continues to be one of the most popular electronics shops, offering hefty discounts, a range of products wider than anywhere in Poland and, importantly for Poles, premiers as in the US. Best Buy is definitely a great place where you can your next electronic device.
Another shop any electronics shopper should visit is Frys.com. Packed with promotional offers, Frys.com is a heaven for electronics consumers who are in two minds. After all, nothing works like “Daily Deals” if you don’t know what you should buy. Daily Deals are the best offers of the day, with discounts going into several dozen percent.
This shop has a truly wide range of products, including not just all models of computers available in the US but also computer parts, which are all divided into neat categories and are reasonably priced. This makes Frys.com a great outlet especially for IT professionals.
The US market offers fantastic products from manufactures unknown in Europe. Just keep an open mind and take into account brands recognized in the US that are unavailable in Europe. Otherwise, you might miss such gems as outstanding TV sets by Westinghouse and some of the most beautifully designed audio devices from Harman Kardon.
If you are after a broad range of products, attractive offers and professional customer service, you should give American shops a try. Keep in mind, though, that the American standard of power sockets and plugs is different and you should also buy adapters or extra cables for your new devices!