If you live in New Delhi or adjoining regions, you may be knowing that ‘Nehru Place’ in Delhi is the popular computer market in Delhi where not only Delhites but people from all of Northern India flock to get computers and electronics at the cheapest wholesale prices.
In fact it can argued that Nehru Place (the IT hub) in Delhi has the cheapest rates for computers and electronic items in India as they charge you wholesale rates for the items (my friend in Bangalore does not go the S.P. Road, he asks me the prevalent price in Nehru Place shops!).
So if you want to know the lowest possible price of some computer-related item or some electronics item and you did not consult Nehru Place shops then chances are that you have spent more than what you should!
In my opinion (and in the opinion of my friends and others), there are some shops in Nehru Place (such as the ‘Cost to Cost’ and ‘Computer Empire’) which lead the pack by providing the greatest discounts. They usually their prices (of almost all items including computers parts, hard drives, laptops, printers, external hard disks, web cam, keyboards, motherboard, pen drives, UPS, mouse, monitor, accessories etc). Please note that these are the biggest shops there (Cost to Cost is the bigger among the two and I also like it more; they also have DIY (do-it-yourself) ATM-type machines where you can feed your items and get automated price quoting to do your cost planning before buying!) but that does not mean you should ignore the smaller shops. Computer Empire people, for example, hitherto looked very proud and not very customer-friendly; they also started publishing their prices only later than Cost to Cost. I will soon write a guide on computer shopping in Nehru place from my experiences. You can see Nehru Place photos here.
How to find the cheapest computer prices?
Cost to Cost on it’s website is publishing the full price list since some time now. All you have to do is to open an account and download the list though they do not update it daily (the prices also do not change on a daily basis). Registration there will take less than a minute and then you can get a PDF list of prices and do your price analysis for the external hard disk or an assembled computer! You can also find the pdf in Google cache but then it may be an old version. By the way I bought an external hard disk (1 TB Seagate with 5-years warranty) and it cost me 4600 Rupees.
Here is a snapshot of the list of prices uploaded on 7 January 2010. You can go to the site clicking the site link above and do your price analysis and research before buying your computer or other electronics. If you do not live in Delhi, you can still use the list to compare prices.
UPDATE: CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST PDF LIST BY COST TO COST