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should I get what I can on black friday or wait and buy at "MSRP"

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Kinda long story but tldr I'm in Canada Right now and have 400 CAD to spend on a CPU, MOBO and Graphics card. The thing is that I'm moving to Mexico in a month. I was sure to pull the trigger on a 3400G and a ASROCK B450M PRO4. 

 

I just found out that I'll get around 150 more cad but I'm not sure if itll be before or after I leave. Tat allows me to get an RX 5xx 8gb and replace the cpu for a 2600

 

My questions are:

 

If the money doesn't get to me before december: I can test the gpu in a friends system so I can buy it here and I want to believe I won't have to RMA once I'm 3000 km away from the store. And the graphics is the most overpriced item back in mexico so thats why I'm considering pulling the trigger on that while I'm here. The CPU and MOBO are "fairly" priced on mx amazon.

 

If the money gets to me before I leave: well I'm buying everything and building ASAP lol. 

 

But yeah sorry for the kinda personal question and thanks for always answering my dumb questions:) 

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What? Your post doesn't make much sense.


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RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

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Certain items tend to get discounted quite nicely on big sale days (boxing day, black friday, prime day, etc.), and others not so much.  I feel like CPUs and GPUs are probably in the latter, but I would encourage you to look at past sale summary videos to confirm this in case I'm wrong.  Generally the kind of stuff you can get a steal on are peripherals, HDDs, and accessories like a UPS, etc.

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this is how business works

 

like walmart they will promo a big sale to get you in the store with $0.01 bag of chips in the main aisle

but the bag of peanuts is normally $1.00 but they will act like its a savings with a price tag of $1.15

 

its very common

 

other stores like Winners will do it too

its common practice actually.

 

the consumer has to know the prices

 

there are other tricks to

like making a smaller block of cheese 5 cents cheaper, making it an illusion of your scoring a deal

 

as for electronics and tech stores, they do similar tricks in order for you to get in the door or visit their website.

 

i always keep an eye on prices and make notes

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34 minutes ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

Certain items tend to get discounted quite nicely on big sale days (boxing day, black friday, prime day, etc.), and others not so much.  I feel like CPUs and GPUs are probably in the latter, but I would encourage you to look at past sale summary videos to confirm this in case I'm wrong.  Generally the kind of stuff you can get a steal on are peripherals, HDDs, and accessories like a UPS, etc.

btw do z390 mobos get discounted I'm tryin to get a ltt rated TIER 3 under 160$

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