Online PC and Peripherals Stores available during this ECQ
Following up on our list of online video game stores you can purchase from during the extended community quarantine is a list where you can buy computer parts and peripherals. These stores are trusted by many PC gamers and enthusiasts and have been around for quite some time now. If, however, you’re fine with buying used, we’ve also listed down a couple of choices for you, and some helpful tips to avoid getting scammed.
Author’s note: This list only covers the greater Metro Manila, as these shops deliver their products via Grab or Lalamove. Additionally, extra lockdown procedures may not allow nonessential goods to be transported to your place of residence. Be sure to follow the proper protocols set by your local government unit.
EasyPC has a wide variety of parts and peripherals, which you can check in their awesome table price list and Facebook page. They are accepting deliveries within Metro Manila only, with pick-up hours between 12 noon and 4 PM.
To order, follow these steps:
- Message their main Facebook page, or email them at [email protected] For bulk or corporate orders, you may call them on their corporate number located on their Facebook page.
- Pay for the items you’d want to purchase through BDO, BPI, online transfer, deposit, or use GCash scan to pay.
- You may claim the items you purchased via Grab Express or Lalamove.
JDM Techno Computer Center
If you’re looking to have a PC built, then JDM Techno Computer Center is the one to message as they still accept building your custom PC for pick-up. They also accept orders for deliveries within Metro Manila, although they haven’t listed their hours of operation.
To order from JDM Techno:
- Message their official Facebook page for item availability and price.
- Pay for the items you wish to purchase via bank deposit or transfer.
- Book your deliveries using Grab, Lalamove, or Transportify (for bigger items).
Dynaquest PC’s branches located in Makati, Manila, Ortigas, and Sucat are still open for orders and pick-ups. You can check out Dynaquest’s products on their official website, and book your orders by:
- Call or text the nearest branch near you.
- Pay via online bank transfer or deposit.
- Claim the items by booking a pick-up service through Grab Express or Lalamove.
Check out their list of branches and phone numbers here.
PCWORX has been open since the start of the ECQ but has briefly shut down its operations starting April 20 to April 27 for the routine sanitation and disinfection of their warehouse and logistics facility. To check out what they have for sale, you may visit their online price list. Ordering is done by:
- Reserve your item by messaging their official Facebook page or sending an SMS to 0977-110-9208 to check the item’s availability.
- Pay online via bank transfer, deposit, or pay on location should you insist on picking up the items.
- Book a pick-up service using Grab Express, Lalamove, or Angkas Padala to their E. Rodriguez Ave Quezon City branch.
PC Express’ Gilmore, Manila, Makati, Las Pinas, and Bacoor Cavite branches are still open for deliveries and pick-ups. They operate between 9 AM and 4 PM from Mondays to Saturdays. Interested customers may browse through the PC Express official website to see which items are for sale. If you find the part of peripheral you need simply:
- Contact PC Express through their Facebook Messenger, landline, or through mobile (numbers and official Facebook pages here) to confirm the item’s availability.
- Pay for the item through online bank transfer, or cash upon pick-up.
- After processing your payment, you may book a pick-up service from Grab Express or Lalamove. Alternatively, you may also pick them up at the selected branch.
If you’re looking for stores that are still selling laptops, then you’d be pleased to know that Complink is still open. Although they are operating with a skeletal force, interested customers may still order through Complink by:
- Inquire for stocks and order via Viber, e-mail, or Facebook Messenger.
- Pay for their order via online banking or cash (for pickups). A confirmation message will be sent out including a schedule when their order may be entertained for pickups.
- Book a pickup service or pick the items up yourself from their location.
You may find their Viber, email, and official Facebook here.
Alternatively, you could also visit TipidPC and purchase from independent sellers. There are a lot of PC parts and peripherals being sold on TipidPC, some being brand new, and some used. You can filter and browse through the categories, or use the site’s search functions to find what you need.
What’s great about TPC is that the website has a built-in rating system, and you can check out the seller’s profile to see if he’s trustworthy. You can message their profiles on the website, or send the seller a text (numbers of serious sellers are usually on their profile) to start the conversation. Be sure to quickly reach move to Facebook or other online messaging platforms so you can ask for more photos of the item, or a video proof that the item is indeed still working if it’s used. Especially since you won’t be able to meet face to face, ask for a photo of the seller’s government-issued ID, as well as a personal warranty to reduce the chances that you’ll get scammed.
Facebook Groups and Marketplace
You could also try your luck finding parts and peripherals on the Facebook Marketplace and other PC-related groups. Again, be sure to communicate with the seller, ask for a copy of a government-issued ID, personal warranty, and proof that the product is working to minimize your chances of getting scammed.
Do note that these shops are experiencing a huge surge of online orders, and waiting for their replies may take longer than usual. Stay patient, don’t rage too hard, and game on!