Well Creative has one of the worst part in Marketing.In IT City of India thats Bangalore.. there is not even 1 dealer in whole city who can give you demo.Well, iPOD has its amazing showroom in forum mall. In Competition Creative does not have anything in whole India.. I contacted their dealer in Bangalore & they said they can give me pack piece but no Demo.. Now who the hell on earth takes 20000 Rs of product without even seeing how it works & its performance.All I can say is get the Vision M from US if you know anyone there. It might cost u half the price to that of India..
Now who the hell on earth takes 20000 Rs of product without even seeing how it works & its performance.
Surprisingly, a lot of people. And this isn't just limited to ipods and mp3 players, but also things like cellphones. But I agree with your sentiment. We need a chain like Best Buy here.
creative zen vision w is a better option would cost you around 250 USD in the US market.
try to get it through ebay or from some friend coming back from the US. its not a good deal to buy from india.
I wouldn't recommend ebay. Though you may save 10-20 dollars, the reliability is less. And if you were living in the States, no problems, but co-ordinating things can be tough from here.
i guess finding a buyer on ebay is the only way u can get a product delivered to ur place in india. no store i have seen delivers to india... buy.com, newegg.com included. but an international delivery of a mp3 player can result in issues with customs. i personally wait for a friend to come back from an official trip to US. safest way.and ebay has stores selling stuff on them. new stuff. u can check out the reputations to see if they are reliable. ebay is not just for auctions and old stuff
well. the fun part is that i would personally prefer a verbal warranty by a palika dude over a warranty by creative in india. these guys are in business since a long time and they are there to stay.they have made a reputation and if u become a regular you are surely going to love the services provided by them i am yet to hear a bad experience dealing with palika guys. they would clearly warn you of the things which they would not fix/solve for u if some problem arises. try to find a dude who is a regular at palika and knows the guys at the popular electronics shop... that works better than going alone and finding a random dealer... i have had good experience dealing with people at golden palace (thats the name i think) and they have been nice to me overall. damaged CDs and stuff. they even replaced the PS2 unit i purchased from them which ended up not working at my place. the unit worked fine at their shop when i purchased it.