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Tech Central (Makati Cinema Square)
« on: Sep 03, 2001 at 10:44 PM »
from Video Takeout, go up the escalator it will be on your left, its the place with the blue computers

good selection, all the jet li's, bruce lee's, lotsa stuff, even SNL all on DVD

I like his selection
good stuff

Joey

P.S. does Video Takeout still rent out DVD's?  and where is a good place to go where people are unloading all their Lasers?
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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #1 on: Sep 04, 2001 at 04:06 AM »
video take-out still rents out dvds. last time i was there they're also selling their laser disc (except criterion n discs with dd). tech central also sell their lds.
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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #2 on: Oct 01, 2001 at 09:33 PM »
hi, guys. kumusta yung experience niyo with Tech Central, or even Video Take-Out?

The membership fee of Tech Central is kinda stiff by my standards, 1000 bucks.

My main concern is whether they are strict with due dates.  What are their overdue rates?

When I applied, I asked if I could borrow DVDs on Friday and return on Monday (3 days), they said the maximum is 2 days.  Would anyone know if they're linient on this?  I wish they would consider lending old DVDs for one weekend.
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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #3 on: Oct 02, 2001 at 05:08 AM »
dts,
  ligawan mo yung tindera dun baka ibigay sayo ng 4 days yung luma. yung bago medyo strict sila gusto nila overnight. me time na lumalagpas din ako sa due date pero di pa naman ako nagpepenalty.
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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #4 on: Oct 02, 2001 at 07:22 PM »
hehe.... thanks again, robertj.  Sungit nga nung tindera dun eh.  Pero sige, kung medyo linient sila, magpapa-member na ko.

One more question:  Have you (or anyone) compared the DVD collections in Tech Central and Video Take Out?  Alin ang mas ok?  From another thread, I remember reading na parehong 1000 ang membership fee nitong dalawang stores.  Baka sa isa lang ako mag-member so I'm trying to decide which one.  Any and all comments on these two shops would be highly appreciated   :D
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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #5 on: Oct 02, 2001 at 07:55 PM »
DTS,

Yung membership fee sa Tech Central libre kung bumili ka sa kanila ng hardware.  I bought my DVD player from them, libre na membership ko.  Kaso nalipat ako ng office kaya di na ko maka-rent sa kanila.

Tama si robertj, kelangan bolahin mo yung sales clerk para makakuha ka ng favors.  Pero kailangan pogi ka rin tulad namin  ;D

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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #6 on: Oct 02, 2001 at 08:53 PM »
HA HA HA!!! pogi pala ha!! Balita ko nagkaroon ng marathon nung weekend. Matignan nga yung mga pics... hehe

Sige, I'll try my best. Sayang kasi eh, yun ang pinaka conveniently located para sa kin. I pass there on my way home. Tapos, mukhang oks pa yung collection nila.

Sayang, I bought a pair of Wharfdale speakers from them, pero May 2000 pa yon. I didn't have a DVD player at the time so hindi ko nalaman yung free membership   :(

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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #7 on: Oct 05, 2001 at 03:59 AM »
David tama ka dyan he he he. para sa akin mas ok sa techcentral dahil 50 lang ang rental sa video take-out 80 na, at mas maraming titles sa techcentral. yun nga lang talagang masungit yung tindera parang laging meron ba.
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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #8 on: Oct 06, 2001 at 03:36 AM »
DTS,

Tip ko lang call the lady by her first name.  When I did bigla syang bumait sa akin.  Limot ko na name nya tagal na kasi, itanong mo sa mga nasa showroom.

In case di ka pa nagmember, baka ma-avail mo pa ang free membership kung sabihin mong customer ka nila.  They have a database ng customers nila dahil computerized naman and invoicing nila eh.  Kung di mo pa rin makuha, paturo ka ng style kay robertj. ;)
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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #9 on: Oct 08, 2001 at 07:37 PM »
Hi, DaViD.  Salamat ng marami sa tip.  First name pala ha... sige, gagawin ko yun!!

Di pa ko member, but I found the receipt for the speakers I bought from them (March 2000 pa yun).  I'll see if I can get free membership.  Sakit kasi talaga sa bulsa nung 1000 bucks eh... buti sana kung consumable  :-[

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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #10 on: Dec 07, 2001 at 03:31 AM »
Guys,

Curious lang ako. Galing ako kanina sa Video Take Out and they told me di cla nagpapa rent ng DVD's. Only LD. Inililihim lang kaya nila ito. Pero nakita ko sa counter na maraming catalogues ng mga dvd movies eh. Nagtataka lang ako. Sa Tech Central nama grabe ang daming bagong dvd's. JPIII, The Score, Rush Hour2 meron na sila. Mahal nga lang membership fee. Meron kaya sa inyo na mabait na pd pagamit yun name nila para makahiram ako. I work here in Mkti at malapit sa MCS. Kung pd lang. Kung hindi i guess kailangan pag ipunan ang 1,000 ph na yan.


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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #11 on: Dec 07, 2001 at 04:11 AM »
vic,

  i'm a member sa techcentral kaya lang di na kita ma accomodate dahil ang dami ng nakalista sa pangalan ko baka paghinalaan na ako ng mga tao roon. i suggest you buy your next equipment from them automatic yun member ka na sa kanila at waived na yung 1K mem. fee.
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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #12 on: Dec 07, 2001 at 07:38 AM »
Robertj, galing ako sa TechCentral kanina. Nag-audition ako ng US Audio subs dun.  Baka dun na ko bumili para magpa member na ko sa DVD rentals. ;D

Medyo off-topic ito sa thread pero anong comment mo sa showroom nila?  Panglawang beses ko nang mag-audition dun.  Para kasing ina-absorb nung room lahat nung sound kaya parang ang nipis ng tunog nung setup nila.
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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #13 on: Dec 08, 2001 at 03:44 AM »
dts,


  if u are not comfortable with their set-up then audition mo sa ibang store and then kung decided ka ng bumili get it from them para tipid mem. fee. yung set-up naman kasi nila di ideal dahil nakakalat lahat ng tinitinda nila roon so don't expect.
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Re: Tech Central, Makati Cinema Square
« Reply #14 on: Jan 03, 2002 at 11:26 PM »
robertj, tulong naman, malakas ka ba sa tech central?

I just had a BAD experience with that tindera na masungit eh. I rented at the most two titles, final destination and terminal velocity. Both of them had scratches lalo na yung Terminal Velocity na unplayable talaga sa pioneer ko. Gusto ko sana ipalit pero sinungitan ba naman ako nung matandang babae na kesyo ako pa lang daw na customer ang nagreklamo sa kanila and vehemtly refused to offer me a replacement. Aaaargh!!!  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Mura ang prices and very accomodating si Amiel except for that matandang babae.

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Re: Tech Central (Makati Cinema Square)
« Reply #15 on: Jan 11, 2002 at 12:07 AM »
Hi all!
Ako din malapit sa MCS ang office and ask ko lang kung yearly ba yang P1000 membership fee or forever na? And like what some have asked eh sino ang mas OK? Video Take-out or Tech Central?

Maraming salamat. Bago lang kasi ako sa DVD eh. ":)_
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Re: Tech Central (Makati Cinema Square)
« Reply #16 on: Jan 11, 2002 at 12:16 AM »
Sya nga pala nakalimutan ko.....
...Are the DVDs they are renting out ORIGINAL DVDs or mga VCD, LD, and VHS lang na ginawang DVD?
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Re: Tech Central (Makati Cinema Square)
« Reply #17 on: Feb 05, 2002 at 05:01 AM »
hi guys, i'm a member of both tech central and take-out video. here's my take: take out video's a much better shop in terms of customer service. i used to rent LDs from them, but then i stopped for about 4 years. just a month ago i went back to see if they had dvds already (they have), and surprise! they still have my membership on their list. it wasn't the case for tech central. i also rented LDs from them (dun ko nahiram ang ju dou -- movie ni zhang yimou starring gong li) and then i stopped. apparently when they converted their stock to dvd they also threw out their old membership list, because they asked me to fork over P1000 again. needless to say, i did -- but only because they have quite an extensive collection of r1 dvds. take out video has a smaller collection, but at least there you don't have to contend with a perpetually scowling lady behind the counter. sungit ng bantay sa tech central (name is josie, hehe)! although nakakausap mo naman ng matino, antipid ng mga sagot. the girls at take out video are very accommodating, and they kinda know the movies they rent out (i asked about ponnette -- charming french film) and they knew what it was all about.  :D in sum, if you don't mind the aggravation of josie, then go for tech central. ooops, tsaka mas mura nga pala sa tech central, P50 lang per disc, while P70 sa take out video. hay, mahal ng rentals! sana dumami pa shops para mag price war sila, hehehe!
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Re:Tech Central (Makati Cinema Square)
« Reply #18 on: Aug 25, 2003 at 09:16 PM »
uy member din ako nito pero i rarely rent kasi sa dami ng titles i have a hard time searching. wala daw silang catalogue of all hteir titles so i have to ask the girl at the counter if they have this or that at madalas, like citizen kane or all about my mother,wala daw. saw sopranos season 1, though.what titles have you rented that are hard to find elsewhere?

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Re:Tech Central (Makati Cinema Square)
« Reply #19 on: Feb 21, 2004 at 10:47 AM »
They have recently lowered their dvd rental fee to 25 per title but the membership fee is still 1000.
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Re:Tech Central (Makati Cinema Square)
« Reply #20 on: Feb 24, 2004 at 02:49 PM »
aba, good news yan, meron sanang mga new titles. last time i went there, panay tagalog st flicks... ::)

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Re: Tech Central (Makati Cinema Square)
« Reply #21 on: Mar 04, 2005 at 03:33 PM »
tech central has moved to the 2nd floor and i think they're out of the rental business. they are selling all titles on display for 199 pesos. napagpilian na pero who knows, you might get lucky!

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Re: Tech Central (Makati Cinema Square)
« Reply #22 on: Sep 04, 2009 at 07:43 PM »
video take-out still rents out dvds. endure time i was there they're aswell affairs their laser disc (except archetype n discs with dd). tech axial aswell advertise their lds.


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