Was it Smelly Pooh who wrote on Tuesday 30 April 2002 22:30:
> Why would anybody buy a PC (or components) from PC World? I wander in
> there every now and again since I live around that area, and they still
> only sell old 133 MHZ SDRAM (no DDR 266 or 333), their motherboards are
> at least 2 generations old (except the ASUS which is 1 generation old)
> and going for a higher price than what you'll pay for the latest, hard
> drives are heavily overpriced and again generally quite old. The only
> stuff that they are relatively recent with (and don't charge more than
> everywhere else) is games and some pretty pre-packaged hardware like
> mice and so on.
I would never buy from there for a different reason. An ex-mate of mine
bought a trailing edge technology pc from his boss to let his girl play a
few games. He installed a mouse with a ps2/serial convertor from pc world.
Suddenly it was dead. He brought it over to me as a hardware guy. I found the
same little board did keyboard, and comms ports, and was blown. Spares were
not an option. Investigation revealed the ps2/serial adapter sold him by pc
world was faulty. They acknowledged this as faulty, but refused to accept
liability for what was blown by the faulty kit. They could have sorted him
out with £100 - it wasn't a decent box, or even offered him another
'downgrade' . They wouldn't give him the steam off their proverbial
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