<span style="text-decoration: line-through;">In the shops now!</span> Not in the shops now! - Deal! No Deal!

6 February 2009

There are nearly 60 comments so far on yesterday's post concerning how you'd improve the future performance of PC World and Currys. There are plenty of genuinely insightful views to be read, especially from readers claiming to staff and management at DSGI. As ever, if you'd like to air your views, you're more than welcome to. Just remember, don't say fuck or bugger. Oh.

Meanwhile a Bitterwallet reader has identified a potential flaw in PC World's online proposition; it's rubbish. Have a look at this exclusive web offer, and see if you can spot the subtle flaw in their pricing:

As always, any dodgy deal you discover inside your compu-box or on a real-life shelf, please let us know at [email protected]

TOPICS:   Games

23 comments

  • Will
    I bought mine for £74+VAT.
  • Matt
    Lol, not only is it just 1p cheaper, it's not available for delivery or store pick up, lol. I've seen lots of these on their site. What's the point in having something on there if you can't order it!
  • juankerr
    Monkeys! How can their on-line proposition be so appalling compared to the likes of Ebuyer and Scan? At least they do have a USP in the "real" world. E.g. Large chain of large shops with lots of (over-priced) tech kit in staffed by under-paid malcontents ready to sell you a copy of Norton...
  • TONY
    Cos it's PCWorld, just like ppl going to those Diving shops to buy a waterproof touch for hundreds of pounds but is actually cost less than 100 quid only. The name makes them sounds more professional and the price is ought to be expensive.
  • Joe
    I think the problem BW are getting at is that although the shop is 1p dearer, there's also a delivery charge attached to the online option ;)
  • Grahame
    I don't believe this forum. Are you not aware that some intellegent websites will generate this automatically if its cheaper on line. All it is is a mistake by the system operator. I am sure this would be corrected if notified to them instead of moaning. No I don't work for them
  • Paul Nikkel EDITOR
    @Grahame - It's a joke innit...
  • John
    I believe what your seeing is an automated response by the website to a series of rules it has. The product is un-available to collect from a store as over three quarters of the store have 3 or less of them in stock. The website warehouse is also out of stock. The price of an item is often set to automatically rise if stock availability is worsening, which it obviously has. the "excusive" price gets worse. The product is set as a "web exclusive" so must have a better price than store, hence 1p. Although it looks farcical, the bigger issue would be : Why don't PCW have Netgear products in stock anywhere or much other stock for that matter. A quick look round a few them shows a lot of empty shelves. Is there lack of money to pay for new stock?
  • andy y.
    Jesus isn't Star Trek on yet?
  • jaysexy212005
    Pc World and Currys are a con. Cheaper prices in other stores and online.
  • Getting B.
    I'm getting bored and pissed off now at people out to attack PC World and other chains simply because of something as trivial as a 1p price difference. If you don't like the price, it's simple, don't buy it. Yes PC World has a structure on certain items which will let you order online for reserve if the automated stock system shows more than 3 items in stock. Just because a price is 'web exclusive' doesn't immediately entitle you to massive savings. PC World is hardly making money as it is with all you wannabe marketstall discount grabbers. You can't haggle in a friggin retail chain. If you want to do that, buy your soddin item from a car boot sale or travel east. Rant over.
  • Andy
    'I’m getting bored and pissed off now at people out to attack PC World' why would are you pissed off with this? do you have shares or something in DSGI? If not then don't bother reading if your only input in the end is moan about users giving input, I must admit I do love it when a user moans about users moaning it so ironic!
  • antony w.
    Did no one spot it? 270MBPS! wow. Wifi 'g' is 54mbps, how do they get 270?
  • Darren W.
    Getting Bored - are you getting touchy? bless you!
  • N s.
    hello Antony Watts... That is a n specification router....WWhich is Not developed completely...It is Draft-N with wirless g you can get 54mbps g+mimo and there are other specifications...which are developed and in development stage... you are in 2009.....not 2004....wakeup before you leave comment....
  • N s.
    I am bit drunk so guys don't post any mistakes in my above message....i know i wrote wwhich instead of which...
  • well w.
    I'm getting bored and pissed off now at people out to attack Bitterwallet and other forums simply because of something as trivial as a blog. If you don't like the blog, it's simple, don't visit it.
  • well w.
    ‘I’m getting bored and pissed off now at people out to Bitterwallet’ why would are you pissed off with this? do you have shares or something in Hotukdeals? If not then don’t bother reading if your only input in the end is moan about users giving input, I must admit I do love it when a user moans about users moaning it so ironic!
  • antony w.
    OK so what Netgear says is "Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput. NETGEAR recommends that the same router and adapter type are used." Back to the old "up-to 270mbps" saga
  • the v.
    The collect @ store ordering system has changed for those who have not noticed. The golden rule of only allowing items in stock of 3 or more to be available has now been slashed to 1. Which unfortunately for the customer who makes their collect @ store order, travels 30 miles only to find it is the display model or a pre-owned product with half of the bits missing in a tatty old box. so be warned, if you make an order, phone up and make sure the condition of the product before wasting time and petrol.
  • In B.
    [...] Finally, Andy sent us another “special” offer from the PC World sale, which somehow makes even less sense than the last: [...]
  • David G.
    I Don
  • empresa t.
    your article help me a lot for my job.

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