Earlier this year, we published a list of underrated PC stores that thrived during the pandemic making them worthwhile stores to shop from especially if you’re looking for steal deals and would want to avoid long queue times. Since then, getting PC Parts for your build is still a nuisance as we are faced with component shortages and the COVID-19 pandemic. The length of the pandemic and the government’s poor quarantine classification roulette response forced businesses to close with some at the brink of bankruptcy and are headed to closure as well. Of course, at the other side of the spectrum are growing businesses that were able to adapt to the environment. Since the underrated PC stores article, we’ve begun monitoring PC stores that excel in the e-commerce side of things making it easier for their customers to shop at these trying times. Here are our top 5 Best PC Stores(in no particular order) to shop on Lazada.
Digi-serv Solutions is my favorite among the five as I have personally bought items from them throughout the pandemic. Digi-serve is one of the most active PC stores in Lazada as they almost always participate in Lazada’s monthly sale with discounts that are just hard to pass on. They house almost every PC component brand as well as some IT-networking-related products and even some tech accessories. What’s more interesting for PC enthusiasts out there is Digi-serv is one of the few stores that release Nvidia RTX 30 GPUs at near SRP as I have once bought an RTX 3080 at Php 41k – albeit on such a rare occasion so be sure to regularly check.
IT World’s presence is one of the most noticeable out there as you may have stumbled upon their product listing especially if you’re looking for things like RAM, SSD, memory cards, and the like. Though they not only offer storage solutions but also PC Components from CPUs, GPU, Monitors, and even printers. Like Digi-serv, IT World is also one of the few stores that offer Nvidia RTX 30 GPUs at near SRP.
PC Central, like its name suggests, offers PC Components for your DIY needs as well as peripherals to complete your PC setup. What makes PC Central standout is that they also offer gaming laptops ranging from budget-oriented gaming laptops to full-on desktop replacements. Judging from the store’s reviews, the staff at PC Central answers product inquiries religiously and even offers after-sales support all the way from product setup to troubleshooting. PC Central has a physical store located at 2/F Metrofocus Building, 42 Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
Easy PC is the oldest store on the list and you’ve probably seen one of their branches near Trinoma, Vertis North, Makati, and Alabang. Unfortunately, some of these stores have closed down due to the pandemic which also marked Easy PC’s transition to e-Commerce. While they have their own online store www.easypc.com.ph, Easy PC is just as active in their Lazada page with regular promos and even vouchers, especially during Lazada’s monthly sales.
PinkleHub is one of your hole-in-the-wall stores at it carries some items that are not generally available in other stores. Its prices are also competitive which was what put them on our radar including their item selection. The store also offers some crypto-mining-related equipment such as mining motherboards and risers
- PCHUB Online – PCHub recently launched their Lazada store page offering PC Components, accessories, and laptops albeit priced slightly higher than their online and in-store prices. But, if you happen to be in the province and PCHub’s LBC shipping is too expensive for you, then the added cost might be worth it for their Lazada storefront.
- Hardware Sugar – Like Easy PC, Hardware Sugar has its own e-commerce website https://hwsugar.ph/ but also operates a Lazada storefront. You can expect the same exceptional customer service that Hardware Sugar is known for regardless of which platform you’re buying from.
- PC Worx – PC Worx is one of the popular stores in the Philippines even before the Covid-19 pandemic. While they were the first ones to adapt to the e-commerce market with their own website https://www.pcworx.ph/, their operations are currently balanced between in-store, Lazada/Shopee, and on Viber. Though from past observations, PC Worx is more responsive and accommodating on Viber compared to the rest of its platforms.