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Computer Hardware Vendors

 

Published in CORE Jul/Aug, 1993

 

Where shall one go to purchase a computer, its accessories and peripherals? The question is always persisting in the minds of a computer buyer. In order to facilitate the buyer, CORE surveyed the hardware vendors in town and have listed them and the brands they sell. We hope that it will be useful in making a suitable decision in buying a computer, its accessories and peripherals. The survey may not have covered all the vendors, though it has been tried not to miss anyone.

 

Brands and the Vendors:

BRANDS

VENDORS

TEL.

3M-AUDIO & VEDIO PRODUCTS

PACIFIC COMMERCIAL COMPANY

412 260 414 367

ACCTON

OTARD INTERNATIONAL 

225 025

ACER 

MERCANTILE OFFICE SYSTEMS

220 773

AI

BITS AND BYTES

419 148 417 874

ALR

OTARD INTERNATIONAL

225  025

AMCONICS

INT'L ELECTRONICS CONCERN

225 935

AMT PRINTERS

SACHET INTERNATIONAL

227 256

ANSON

INT'L ELECTRONICS CONCERN

225 935

APC

MERCANTILE OFFICE SYSTEMS

220 773

APPLE

MIPS

222 277

AST ASIA

PEEKAY IMPEX ENTERPRISES

222 282

AST RESEARCH INC.

ELITE INTERNATIONAL

414 240

AST RESEARCH INC.

SIGMA COMPUTERS INT'L

526 590 527 982

AUSTIN

PEEKAY IMPEX ENTERPRISES

222 282

AZTECH

INTER TRADE LINK

226 737 

AZTECH

MIPS

222 277

BEAM

SPINS INTERNATIONAL

512 424

BEST POWER TECH.

BELTRONIX

220 185 224 984 512 999

BEST(UPS)

COMPUTER SYSTEMS & INTEGRATED TECH.

419 344

BEST(UPS)

ASSOCIATED ENTERPRISES

213 868

BONDWELL NOTEBOOKS

C-NEP INTERNATIONAL

225 848

CALCOMP  (DIGITIZERS AND PLLOTTERS

CIS TRADERS

222 714

CITIZEN PRINTERS

SACHET INTERNATIONAL

227 256

COMPAQ

ALFA ROMEO ENTERPRISES

413 099

COMPAQ

CAS TRADING HOUSE

216 076
223 226

COMPRO

C-NEP INTERNATIONAL

225 848

COPAM

COMPUTER LINKS INT'L

220 696

CRITEC(UPS)

MULTISYS

412 112

DATAMINI

MARKET LINK

222 450

DATAPRO

PIIKAY IMPEX ENTERPRISES

222 282

DELL

OTARD INTERNATIONAL

225 025

DIGITEK

BELTRONIX

220 185 224 984 521 999

DIGITEK

CHANDANI TRADE CONDERN

225 409

EPSON

BELTRONIX

220 185 224 984 521 999

EPSON

MERCANTILE OFFICE SYSTEMS

220 773

FUTURE SYSTEM

COMPUTER LINKS INTERNATIONAL

220 696

HAYES

OTARD INTERNATIONAL

225 025

HCL HP

DIAN INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER

212 083

HEWLETT PACKARD

BELTRONIX

220 185 224 984 521 999

HTP

HIGH TECH PIONEERS

418 472

HYUNDAI

BITS AND BYTES

419 148 417 874

IBM

MERCANTILE OFFICE SYSTMES

220 773

IDI

DATA SYSTEMS INT'L TRADING

417 164

IAS

CIS TRADERS

222 714

IMPACT

JOSHI ELECTRONIC  WORKS

225 385

Keeps PRODUCTS

JOSHI ELECTRONIC WORKS

225 385

LASER

EAST COMPUTERS

412 020

MAC

C-NEP INTERNATIONAL

225 848

MACINTOSH

PACIFIC OFFICE AUTOMATION

216 844

MAX

INTEGRATED TRADING HOUSE

213 848

MICROTEC

INTEGRATED TRADING HOUSE

213 848

N.SICON(UPS)

DATA SYSTEMS INT'L TRADING

417 164

N.SICON(USP)

COMPUTER SYSTEMS

419 344

NEC

MULTISYS

412 112

OLIVETTI

MARKET LINK

222 450

PAN

 COMPUTERS LINKS INTERNATIONAL

220 696

POWERGARD(UPS)

SPINS INTERNATIONAL

512 424

SCAN COMPUTERS

SIGMA COMPUTERS INT'L

526 590 527 982

SHERRY

COMPUTER SYSTEMS & INTEGRATED TECH.

419 344

SHERRY

DATA SYSTEMS INT'L TRADING

417 164

STAR PRINTER

COMPUTER SYSTEMS & INTEGRATED TECH.

419 344

STAR PRINTER

PACIFIC OFFICE AUTOMATTION

216 844

TANDON

ALFA ROMEO ENTERPRISES

413 099

TATUNG

SPINS INTERNATIONAL

227 256

TI LASER PRINTER

C-NEP INTERNATIONAL

225 848

TOSHIBA

ALFA ROMEO ENTERPRISES

413 099

TOSHIBA

BELTRONIX

220 185 224 984 521 999

UMS

PACIFIC COMMERCIAL COMPANY

412 260
414 367

UNIPAQ

SACHET INTERNATIONAL

227 256

UNISYS

BANDANA TRAE CONCERN

221 384
524 769

WEARNES

BITS AND BYTES

419 148
417 874

WYSE ADVANCED  PC SYSTEM & TERMINALS

CIS TRADERS

222 714

ZENIX

BELTRONIX

220 185
224 984
521 999

 

Warranty and Post Warranty Service:

While purchasing c computer, it is always important that you go for the best brands, look fr how long the warranty is given by a particular company and of course the after sales service. Obviously, the longer the warranty period, the better it is . Not only that, if any special support is also given after the warranty period then it could be considered a good advantage. Listed below are the companies with their warranty period and their after sales service.

 

How much should a Tender Document cost?

It is customary that the tender quotation document is priced a certain amount. Recently, Rastriya Banijya Bank quoted their tender document price to NRs. 6000/-. CORE questioned the various hardware vendors to react on this. From our survey, it is seen that many vendors found it as too high.

 

One quoted as, * It indicates that the organization like Banijya Bank don't want to provide any opportunity to small supplier and they don't want any problems." Another quoted," Tendering is now a partial budget generating scheme in some institutions. They charge 6000/- non-refundable, but tenders are subject to cancellation without any reasons. We loose our money just for nothing." Another simple quotation was, "That's why we did not participate."

 

Two companies were on the favour of the high price and quoted as, " Should be higher so that only genuine computer vendors will be interested." Two companies declined to comment on it.

 

Miscellaneous:

It is also seen that most of the hardware vendors repair the machine by giving a replacement computer, if it collapses during the warranty period. Many suggest their clients to purchase genuine software and some propounded depending upon the client.

 

Almost all the vendors have a complaint that their clients call them for very minor problems which are meant to be solved by the clients themselves. None of the vendors think that their clients are good computer users.

 

Conclusion:

In Nepal, computer buying growth rate is rising rapidly and this has led to opening up of more and more hardware firms. Most of them are tied up with foreign companies as distributors and dealers of them and some are selling the assembled brands. In this process, the brands being sold by various companies are thereby also increasing in number.

 

It is seen that most of the vendors in Nepal give warranty of one year and more or less provide some kind of post warranty service as well.

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