[Scottish] If you had a choice between...

Aidan Karley scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Fri Jan 17 19:30:01 2003

In article <1042745667.280.11.camel@hal>, Gavin McCord wrote:
> I haven't bought much from PC World. I don't think their stuff is that
> great; 
       Me neither. 
> what I've had hasn't been any better than what I've purchased in
> Priceless or Infiniti or by mail order.
       But by the time you add in the cost of delivery ... the prices are 
a lot closer. They're not as bad a rip-off as they used to be.
       Generally I'll buy kit from a local "real" shop in preference to 
PCWorld, but if I need a particular thing *now*, they're better than 
       There's a lot to be said for being able to harangue staff about 
broken or failed equipment *in* *front* *of* *customers-to-be* - there is 
nothing that stops the till ringing like a ex-customer shouting at the 
"technicians", and the manager will do almost *anything* to placate the 
angry customer. Doesn't make up for brain-dead staff, but the 
bean-counters don't complain about PCWorld receipts while they do about a 
"Joes 'puter Shack" receipt.
 Aidan Karley,
 Aberdeen,  Scotland
 Written at Fri, 17 Jan 2003 15:42 GMT, but posted much later.
 Present location: 5710'11"N, 0208'43"W (sub-tropical Aberdeen)