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I just spent a whole day with my techiest cousin and coolest uncle. I definitely had a blast going around Gilmore and discovering how you can come up with a PC with just 15,500 Php. Believe it or not, it involves manual labor and sheer negotiating skills -- and charm also does a lot to help your cause.

We started canvassing for PC packages in Gilmore at around 11 in the morning, went to almost every shop in three buildings until 1 o'clock in the afternoon. We went from being quoted 17k for a PC with a monitor, and by the time it was 3 pm, we had already bought 5 PC's without monitors for an amazing 12,800 Php. If you want to learn how we did it? Then read on...

See, if you've ever been to a tiangge or street/flea market, you know that bargaining is your best skill. If you're in an IT bazaar, the price list is your best friend and a canvas form is your best tool. Going from one shop to another letting the next shop beat the previous shop's price to the best of their ability. Apparently, this would work best if you were buying 5 units of the same configuration and if you were prepared to tell everyone the truth.

If you have one day dedicated to finding the best PC deal in town and would like to get a very nice experience while at it, I suggest you go with a friend (or two) with the same fervor for IT and spend your day at Gilmore. Although it's seasonal, I'm pretty sure all year round you'd be able to get the best prices there. If you ever do get the same fun and fulfillment out of anything else, IT shopping would definitely be something worth trying.

Now I'm beginning to think that shopping isn't all that stressful, especially when you're in good company and you're having a nice time doing it. I tried going shopping alone, and I never really liked it -- even if I were shopping for techy stuff.

Try it once, and you just might want to do it on a refular basis too -- just like how I feel now.

CHill...

PS -- how do you politely tell someone that you don't want to be with him/her anymore? Is there a polite way without using too much cliche? Please clue me in, because I'm in quite a spot right now.

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  1. Yes, Gilmore is like techie shopper heaven.

    And, to not sound cliche is to be honest. To be polite is not to tell the whole truth.

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  2. Thing is, I just learned about Gilmore just recently! Any other places where techies from the province like me should know about? :D

    But being honest would make it sound cliche`... Oh well...

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