We don't have a lot of choice for computer shopping in Shrewsbury but that is not necessarily a bad thing as you can be quite decisive about the best place to go.
For purchasing a new computer you should head over to PC World at Meole Brace. As a big chain store, PC World has the buying power to offer the most competetive prices. The only downside is that PC World's profit margins on computers is so cut-throat that the computer sales team will do everything in their power to force overpriced extras upon you like software, cables and extended warranty schemes. If you just want to buy a new computer you will need to be brave and confident to battle with the salesmen.
For components and accessories, you can't beat the range offered by Maplins in the town centre. Maplins stock a massive range of equipment like hard drives, memory, home-networking and all sorts of cables and adapters. Maplins is great when you need to buy something immediately (Maplins is also open on Sundays) but if you are not in a hurry, you'll find the same cable, adapter or component much cheaper online.
One shop that might not spring to mind is Poundland (there's two variants in the town centre). Poundland is a great place to pick up a spare mouse, a camera memory adapter, some blank media, photo paper and a few common leads and cables.
If you don't mind waiting a few days and feel comfortable with purchasing things over the internet, the best value is always found online. If you thought that eBay was all about auctions and bidding, you need to get with the times. Many businesses sell brand-new items via the eBay channel.
If you are patient enough to wait a week or two, China and Hong Kong offer electronic goods via eBay (and AliExpress) at nifty prices (generally with no postage charge).
Happy shopping and if in doubt, call me BEFORE purchasing
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