PCTorque vs. Powernotebooks
I checked on www.resellerratings.com
and compared PCTorque and Powernotebooks. Both are rated very high. Powernotebooks has like 358 reviews and is still rated nearly perfect. PCTorque has only 17 reviews but is rated a perfect 10. PCTorque doesn't have the same track record yet it seems, but both look very good. Powernotebooks claims to be Sager's largest dealer in the US. Service so far for me from Powernotebooks has been top notch and I must admit that I have tested it fully because I had to be walked through the PayPal process for the first time and I needed much guidance. Plus they are expediting the order for me. Powernotebooks would not match PCTorque's price, "When
they match our service after the sale, we will match their price."
They also will not ship until the eCheck clears, even though I was willing to guarantee payment via credit card if there were any problem with the eCheck. They are not set up to allow credit card guarantees, so if you want to take advantage of their lower cash price, it is likely to delay delivery. I didn't see any option on PCTorque for PayPal. They might do PayPal too. Right now I am hoping my eCheck clears tomorrow so they can ship tomorrow and I will have my new laptop on Tuesday. Oh yeah, when you pay by eCheck, Powernotebooks will only ship to the registered address. You can't register an address with PayPal unless such address is a billing address for one of your credit cards. Thus, I could only get the computer shipped to my home address, which is a hassle making sure someone is there for the UPS guy. I wanted to ship it to my work address, but could only do so for some payment method other than PayPal. I don't really understand that limitation. I know a credit card processing guy who could help set them up to accept credit card guarantees, but they do not appear to have any interest in doing that. They were very patient with all my inquiries on all these issues.