When you buy a PC in Manila or the NCR belt, your best choice is only PC Options and RSun. Here’s why:
PC Options in Gilmore Quezon City by far in my honest opinion offers the best service and price range for PC consumers like myself. The price range of PC Options merchandise compared to other stores is most of the time 300 to 400 pesos (VAT inclusive) lower than what you can acquire in the market. They also offer purchases via Credit cards. The drawback and main downside with this store is they don’t have a website, and they only offer one year shop warranty. Most of the retail technicians too don’t use grounded straps when they open computer components, thereby at times damaging the parts before you can even use them.
PC Options also do not give out their pricelists, the lists are only placed at the top of their cashier counter. If there are many people in the store, you have to wait for the long queue before you get your turn to choose and buy your own. I also don’t know what’s the problem with their stockmen for it takes a long while before they manage to eke out the ordered components to their buyers. With regard to processors, though they sell really cheap processors, if you only buy a separate Intel or AMD procie without the board, then you have to pay extra 200 pesos. They also don’t offer volume order discounts.
My suggestion, PC Options (I heard somewhere that it stands for Peter Chua Options – correct me if I am wrong) must have a website, and somehow a roomy expansion of their congested Gilmore branch. Though in my experience it is better presently (half an hour or more) compared in the past when you have to allocate half a day to buy your precious PC parts here. I think PC Options is a phenomenon in itself in Gilmore (being the first ever PC store there), a PC store for the masses. They also have a branch in Shaw.
RSun stands in close second here. They offer almost identical or sometimes slightly higher prices than PC Options, have volume order discounts, and the main advantage is the whopping 2 years warranty! RSun also offers a site http://rsun.com.ph for online purchases from COD, Shipments and On site pickups. It’s like a local E-bay with updated Pricelists, full parts specifications and sumptuous component pictures, only negative side is they don’t offer Credit Card outright online purchase. Their prices are VAT (Tax) exclusive. They have branches in Shaw and Taft.
One store that I believe is also worth mentioning is PC Domain in SM Fairview. They occassionaly lower their component prices when you buy by bulk orders. They also offer a one year warranty. The biggest issue with this store is that when you buy in their store, you’re always greeted with loads of carton boxes and greasy technicians. Other than that, you get a better buy for your PCs.