Like I said in my previous post, my selection of Wii games to play on my PC is limited if I don’t have the sensor bar. Naturally I need to spend some more cash. I assumed it is hard to find one at local stores here at Cebu City, Philippines; hence, I resorted to buying online. One particular store that was mentioned in the forum of the Wii emulator Dolphin was DealExtreme. So far I’m still waiting for the delivery to arrive. I even wonder if I will ever get a hand at the sensor bar I ordered.
So is DealExtreme a scam website? I could not find a credible source that says it is or not. There are some user comments pointing out average customer satisfaction, although some are saying they had a bad shopping experience there.
What actually made me buy from DealExtreme? Three reasons:
- It accepts payment through Paypal. Amazon doesn’t.
- Cheap to no shipping cost.
- Whereas Amazon restricts some shipment, DealExtreme can ship tech gadgets to my country.
As for my take on DX’s credibility, I cannot say. At least not until whether I receive my order or it has already been long overdue. I will have to wait at least two more weeks before I can have my final verdict on DealExtreme.
It does sport a McAfee secure logo though, which can be verified from the antivirus company’s SiteAdvisor product.
Anyway, it turned out I was wrong in having trouble of finding a sensor bar at a local store. After asking three stores or so, I found a legit sensor bar tagged at Php1500.00 (around $35). Did I buy one? Nope. I was even more lucky to find a cheap third-party sensor bar for only Php300.00 (around $7). That’s only $2 above my DealExtreme order, and that’s without the waiting.
I was actually playing Mario Kart Wii on my PC moments before writing this article.