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Sat 08/10/05 at 21:45
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"Im a Daddy :-)"
Posts: 346
The shop that is! I hate them. Go into the shop today to buy a widescreen tv, great they have loads, but the one I want which they only have one of has the remote missing becuse they are dum and just leave them laying around. The sales guy then makes a joke about kids being kids, and that there is nothing they can do about it, and when I asked for a reduction of cost to get a replacement remote he said that would not be possible as the tv is already great value, but would give me the details needed to order a new handset which I would have to pay for.
Wed 12/10/05 at 15:34
Regular
"High polygon count"
Posts: 15,624
Pandaemonium wrote:
> *shrug* There's sometimes some killer bargains from PC world. Who
> cares if they don't know about the products.

I actually should have said "buy anything from PC World again".

I've bought some hardware from there a couple of times. What I thought were nice, cheap OEM drives.

Then I found out that a lot of the stuff that they sell as 'new' OEM is actually reconditioned stuff they've had back and fixed up. Hence 2 HD failures.
Wed 12/10/05 at 14:21
Regular
"..."
Posts: 9,808
The Hibernator wrote:
> Currys - Always Cutting Prices *snip snip*

A candidate for more honest sloganing that one...I suggest:-

"Currys - Always lowering standards"
or
"Currys - Always cutting corners"
Wed 12/10/05 at 14:11
Regular
"...y'crazy fool!"
Posts: 584
Cong_Man wrote:
> Possibly has something to do with the people who do have knowledge of
> the products being able to walk into better paid jobs elsewhere. Just
> a thought.

Spot on Mr Cong...lets face it, having to "deal" with the public isn't high on anyone's wants list in a career and I doubt PC World pay much above the minimum wage per hour.

Having said that (and I'm not lying), I took my MAXX PC into the SR Chelmsford store before it shut down and the guy who looked at it (no older than 17-18) didn't have a clue.

He took out the blank slots of RAM because "they don't need to be in there"...

Needless to say the next day when I went back in the "REAL" PC repair guy was there and he apologised ;)
Wed 12/10/05 at 14:10
Regular
"Lisan al-Gaib"
Posts: 7,093
WkieeMn wrote:
> It's also the reason I'd never buy
> anything computer-related from PC World.

*shrug* There's sometimes some killer bargains from PC world. Who cares if they don't know about the products.
Wed 12/10/05 at 14:06
Regular
"..."
Posts: 9,808
Possibly has something to do with the people who do have knowledge of the products being able to walk into better paid jobs elsewhere. Just a thought.
Mon 10/10/05 at 20:23
Regular
"gsybe you!"
Posts: 18,825
Too true. If you think about it, it's a bizzare situation - here we have massive chains selling us products, have been for ages, and yet the basic knowledge of the people involved about said products is pretty much 0.
Mon 10/10/05 at 19:59
Regular
"High polygon count"
Posts: 15,624
pb wrote:
> All the staff are employed based on their lack of technology
> knowledge and their ability to look busy when anyone

Yeah, but Currys are now training all their staff in the use of electronic goods - if you believe their adverts.

Well done, guys... so you admit that for the last 120 years or so, you've been hocking goods to the public which you had absolutely no idea about, and therefore no ability to provide suitable after-sales support.

I've never bought electrical items from them, and I never will. Same goes for Dixons and a few others. It's also the reason I'd never buy anything computer-related from PC World.
Mon 10/10/05 at 14:55
Moderator
"possibly impossible"
Posts: 24,985
All big electrical retailers make me shiver.

All the staff are employed based on their lack of technology knowledge and their ability to look busy when anyone, other than 70 year old grannies who can be talked into buying anything, wants to be served...
Sun 09/10/05 at 20:08
Regular
"Catch it!"
Posts: 6,840
The Hibernator wrote:
> Gwizz wrote:
> The shop that is! I hate them.
>
> What do you expect. It's promoted by Linda Barker!
>
> Currys - Always Cutting Prices *snip snip*

*Snip Snip off her head*
Sun 09/10/05 at 20:05
Regular
"For One Night Only"
Posts: 3,773
Gwizz wrote:
> The shop that is! I hate them.

What do you expect. It's promoted by Linda Barker!

Currys - Always Cutting Prices *snip snip*

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