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Do Currys/PC World have any flexibility in price (If so how to get it)

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2y, 3w agoPosted 2 years, 3 weeks ago
Might be a bit of a long shot but no harm in asking.
There's a laptop for 900 in Currys, could i get the price lowered? Before you ask i have tried going to stores but none seem to stock the particular laptop. I don't really want them to throw in stuff, rather just get a slight discount of even like 5%. Any chance of this happening?

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#1
Find discount codes or a shop selling gift vouchers for less than the exchange value. There was an offer on last week which gave you 20% off gift vouchers - £80 for £100 in Curry's vouchers, although that offer has expired, there are probably others floating around for not so generous discounts, but a discount nonetheless.

Or send the missus in with a low-cut top on...
#2
they do sometimes give money off but mainly for buying multiple items like washer and dryer. for laptop they might through stuff in.. never known them just to give discount unless its last one in stock and a non popular item...
#3
You also might (as it's not guaranteed) get some cash back too
, check Quidco or Top Cashback for current rates.
#4
Highly doubtful you'll get the price of a laptop lowered as they're already sold at a small profit margin.
#5
Get am O2 sim and use the O2 priority discount of £50 off a spend over £500.
#6
quinno1977
Get am O2 sim and use the O2 priority discount of £50 off a spend over £500.

Offer expired 24/12/14.
#7
check their ebay outlet, sometimes cheaper to buy that way. They also sometimes sell open/damaged box items for reduced price on ebay as well.
#8
You have no chance this time of the year.
#9
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to purchase a fridge from currys also so I'm going to try and see if they'll give a discount.
#10
What is the manufacturer and specification of the laptop? Sometimes it's cheaper to buy direct from the manufacturer and use a discount code, plus Cashback. Also an alternative product might be available with better specifications or price. Otherwise buy from Currys / PC World by linking through Quidco / Topcashback to get a few percent back (SEE GRANTG suggestion). Anyhow either wait until the New Year (if you can) or post on the Misc. section for further advice on finding the best price/specification. Oh and don't forget to pay by Credit Card to get an additional protection and security.

Highly doubtful you'll get the price of a laptop lowered as they're already sold at a small profit margin

Depends on the price and specifications, but the mark up is substantially higher as it gets closer to a thousand pounds and above.


Edited By: nemesiz on Dec 27, 2014 16:17: .
#11
There is harm in asking
#12
nemesiz
What is the manufacturer and specification of the laptop? Sometimes it's cheaper to buy direct from the manufacturer and use a discount code, plus Cashback. Also an alternative product might be available with better specifications or price. Otherwise buy from Currys / PC World by linking through Quidco / Topcashback to get a few percent back (SEE GRANTG suggestion). Anyhow either wait until the New Year (if you can) or post on the Misc. section for further advice on finding the best price/specification. Oh and don't forget to pay by Credit Card to get an additional protection and security.

Highly doubtful you'll get the price of a laptop lowered as they're already sold at a small profit margin

Depends on the price and specifications, but the mark up is substantially higher as it gets closer to a thousand pounds and above.


High end i7 Acer. Can't remember exact specs. I've searched but it seems PC World is the only place selling it, can't find it anywhere else. I have a Quido account but have yet to purchase something through it
#13
Just found out that both Quidco and Topcashback also do a scheme called oncard cashback, similar to banks that give upto 3 percent for purchases in store.
#14
High end i7 Acer. Can't remember exact specs. I've searched but it seems PC World is the only place selling it, can't find it anywhere else. I have a Quido account but have yet to purchase something through it

If you could provide a rough specification and exact usage for the laptop it might be possible to get a similar or specific configuration for your requirements. Most people only require a basic laptop or notebook for their work or enjoyment unless the task is heavily dependent on memory, graphic or processor power.
#15
nemesiz
High end i7 Acer. Can't remember exact specs. I've searched but it seems PC World is the only place selling it, can't find it anywhere else. I have a Quido account but have yet to purchase something through it

If you could provide a rough specification and exact usage for the laptop it might be possible to get a similar or specific configuration for your requirements. Most people only require a basic laptop or notebook for their work or enjoyment unless the task is heavily dependent on memory, graphic or processor power.


The laptop is going to be used for graphic design and video editing. Possible light gaming. It's seemingly the best for the spec in my budget http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/laptops-netbooks/laptops/laptops/acer-v-nitro-black-edition-17-3-laptop-10029121-pdt.html?gclid=CNi0t9Oa58ICFUvJtAodQg0AeQ&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~~~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&s_kwcid=AL!3391!3!49774345694!!!g!56815168938!&ef_id=VJySOgAABaotAi6X:20141227215304:s
#16
The laptop is going to be used for graphic design and video editing. Possible light gaming. It's seemingly the best for the spec in my budget

Superb specification. If you can't get the price any cheaper speak to John Lewis to see if they can price match. That way you get a better guarantee at least but make sure you don't lose the opportunity to get this laptop at this price. Make sure you read up all the reviews though, as one person on Newegg reports a build problem with the keyboard but overall an excellent choice. Also they will be replacing the IPS panel with a 4k version (need to check panel type), although it would be more expensive and probably be useless for gaming at that native resolution.

PS. If I get chance I look for any offers or discount codes for you. Also need to check further on specific details concerning the specifications.



Edited By: nemesiz on Dec 27, 2014 22:21
#17
nemesiz
The laptop is going to be used for graphic design and video editing. Possible light gaming. It's seemingly the best for the spec in my budget

Superb specification. If you can't get the price any cheaper speak to John Lewis to see if they can price match. That way you get a better guarantee at least but make sure you don't lose the opportunity to get this laptop at this price. Make sure you read up all the reviews though, as one person on Newegg reports a build problem with the keyboard but overall an excellent choice. Also they will be replacing the IPS panel with a 4k version (need to check panel type), although it would be more expensive and probably be useless for gaming at that native resolution.

PS. If I get chance I look for any offers or discount codes for you. Also need to check further on specific details concerning the specifications.



Thanks for the help. John Lewis seem to only stock the 16gb RAM, 4K Model which is higher spec than the Currys variant. So obviously they can't price match as it is different systems. Do you have any estimate to what I'd get from Quidco if purchasing it from Currys and a fridge within the 200-300 price range? (Im not too sure of how quidco works). I don't think Currys keep the computer in stores as i have yet to see it so i think that lowers the possibility of a discount
#18
Just a bit of advice, don't get a 4K laptop if you expect to do some gaming on it, my SLI 980's chug when gaming at 4K, so gaming at that resolution on a laptop would be horrendous. Sure you could cap the resolution to 1080 or 1440p but you'd reduce image quality significantly doing so.
#19
Why anyone would pay £900 for something with the word Acer on it is beyond me.

Answer to your question, Currys / PC World will not just take 5% off a product, it is simply not part of their strategy. If there is a monthly cover you may get them to give you the price of 2/3 months off, in exchange for your debit card details, but that is it pretty much. You need to keep an eye out for discount codes etc, next couple of weeks they will be doing a lot of them with the new year.
#20
aircanman
Why anyone would pay £900 for something with the word Acer on it is beyond me.

Answer to your question, Currys / PC World will not just take 5% off a product, it is simply not part of their strategy. If there is a monthly cover you may get them to give you the price of 2/3 months off, in exchange for your debit card details, but that is it pretty much. You need to keep an eye out for discount codes etc, next couple of weeks they will be doing a lot of them with the new year.

It has the best spec and reviews for under a grand. None of the cons I've seen have been about build quality so I'm not worried about the brand.
#21
Thanks for the help. John Lewis seem to only stock the 16gb RAM, 4K Model which is higher spec than the Currys variant. So obviously they can't price match as it is different systems. Do you have any estimate to what I'd get from Quidco if purchasing it from Currys and a fridge within the 200-300 price range? (Im not too sure of how quidco works). I don't think Currys keep the computer in stores as i have yet to see it so i think that lowers the possibility of a discount

Sorry about the confusion, only had a few minutes to reply, thus wrote at the end of the message about checking later. Yeah appears that quidco and topcashback are only offering 1 percent (£9) which is terrible. You could buy from PC World Business website and trackback through quidco and get 3 percent back, whether it work would I'm not sure. If you need to understand how trackback work, the sites should give you a guide (technically you click through the cashback site to the Currys/PC World).

I'll continue looking later (dabs so far £849). NEED TO CHECK OTHER BRANDS ETC.

A possible alternative £889 at Ebuyer (1.5 percent cashback, look for discount code). or Try PC specialist website and build you own .

PC Specialist Optimus V X17-860 Gaming Laptop

•Intel Core i7-4710MQ 2.5GHz
•12GB RAM + 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD
•17.3" Full HD + DVDRW
•NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
•Webcam + Bluetooth + Windows 8.1 64bit
•Full HD 1920 x 1080 Res (haven't checked panel type).

Dabs £849.(2 percent Quidco)

PC Specialist Optimus V ST17-860 Core i7-4710MQ 16GB 120SSD 1TB NVIDIA GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Win 8.1 (3 left in stock).

Chassis & Display Optimus Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
◦Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-4710MQ (2.50GHz) 6MB
◦Memory (RAM) 16GB KINGSTON SODIMM DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)
◦Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M - 2.0GB DDR5, 640 CUDA Cores - DirectX® 11
◦Memory - Hard Disk 120GB KINGSTON V300 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)
◦2nd Hard Disk 1TB SERIAL ATA II 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (5,400rpm)
◦DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
◦Memory Card Reader Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
◦Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
◦Sound Card Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
◦Bluetooth & Wireless WIRELESS INTEL® N135 802.11N (150Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
◦USB Options 3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
◦Battery Optimus Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (5,200 mAh/76.96WH)
◦Power Lead & Adaptor 1 x UK Power Lead & 120W AC Adaptor
◦Operating System Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence







Edited By: nemesiz on Dec 28, 2014 07:30: add
#22
nemesiz
Thanks for the help. John Lewis seem to only stock the 16gb RAM, 4K Model which is higher spec than the Currys variant. So obviously they can't price match as it is different systems. Do you have any estimate to what I'd get from Quidco if purchasing it from Currys and a fridge within the 200-300 price range? (Im not too sure of how quidco works). I don't think Currys keep the computer in stores as i have yet to see it so i think that lowers the possibility of a discount

Sorry about the confusion, only had a few minutes to reply, thus wrote at the end of the message about checking later. Yeah appears that quidco and topcashback are only offering 1 percent (£9) which is terrible. You could buy from PC World Business website and trackback through quidco and get 3 percent back, whether it work would I'm not sure. If you need to understand how trackback work, the sites should give you a guide (technically you click through the cashback site to the Currys/PC World).

I'll continue looking later (dabs so far £849). NEED TO CHECK OTHER BRANDS ETC.

A possible alternative £889 at Ebuyer (1.5 percent cashback, look for discount code). or Try PC specialist website and build you own .

PC Specialist Optimus V X17-860 Gaming Laptop

•Intel Core i7-4710MQ 2.5GHz
•12GB RAM + 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD
•17.3" Full HD + DVDRW
•NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
•Webcam + Bluetooth + Windows 8.1 64bit
•Full HD 1920 x 1080 Res (haven't checked panel type).

Dabs £849.(2 percent Quidco)

PC Specialist Optimus V ST17-860 Core i7-4710MQ 16GB 120SSD 1TB NVIDIA GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Win 8.1 (3 left in stock).

Chassis & Display Optimus Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
◦Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-4710MQ (2.50GHz) 6MB
◦Memory (RAM) 16GB KINGSTON SODIMM DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)
◦Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M - 2.0GB DDR5, 640 CUDA Cores - DirectX® 11
◦Memory - Hard Disk 120GB KINGSTON V300 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)
◦2nd Hard Disk 1TB SERIAL ATA II 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (5,400rpm)
◦DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
◦Memory Card Reader Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
◦Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
◦Sound Card Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
◦Bluetooth & Wireless WIRELESS INTEL® N135 802.11N (150Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
◦USB Options 3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
◦Battery Optimus Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (5,200 mAh/76.96WH)
◦Power Lead & Adaptor 1 x UK Power Lead & 120W AC Adaptor
◦Operating System Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence







The dabs model seems great, shame it doesn't look as good as the Acer. But in every other aspect it seems to match or better it. You found any codes?
#23
The dabs model seems great, shame it doesn't look as good as the Acer. But in every other aspect it seems to match or better it. You found any codes?

The Dabs did have three PC Specialist Optimus in stock at the time of writing, but now out of stock. Sadly no for Dabs, or PC World / Currys. You might have to wait for the New Year before new codes are issued.
#24
I remember getting my laptop in PC world ... It was the old 'Hmm this laptop looks nice but what else can you throw in to make the deal' kinda thing ... Got the laptop, External Mouse, Carry Case and something else can't remember.

Old saying ... If you don't ask You don't Get.

Worst case scenario they say no :)

Also good idea to shop for Currys Vouchers online and on eBay etc. Eg: You can normally buy £100 Vouchers for like £85-£90. For £900 that would save you about £100.
#25
krazyasif786
I remember getting my laptop in PC world ... It was the old 'Hmm this laptop looks nice but what else can you throw in to make the deal' kinda thing ... Got the laptop, External Mouse, Carry Case and something else can't remember.

Old saying ... If you don't ask You don't Get.

Worst case scenario they say no :)

Also good idea to shop for Currys Vouchers online and on eBay etc. Eg: You can normally buy £100 Vouchers for like £85-£90. For £900 that would save you about £100.

Didn't work they wouldn't throw anything in lol. I'll go for the PC Specialist from Dabs on New Years day
#26
nemesiz
Thanks for the help. John Lewis seem to only stock the 16gb RAM, 4K Model which is higher spec than the Currys variant. So obviously they can't price match as it is different systems. Do you have any estimate to what I'd get from Quidco if purchasing it from Currys and a fridge within the 200-300 price range? (Im not too sure of how quidco works). I don't think Currys keep the computer in stores as i have yet to see it so i think that lowers the possibility of a discount

Sorry about the confusion, only had a few minutes to reply, thus wrote at the end of the message about checking later. Yeah appears that quidco and topcashback are only offering 1 percent (£9) which is terrible. You could buy from PC World Business website and trackback through quidco and get 3 percent back, whether it work would I'm not sure. If you need to understand how trackback work, the sites should give you a guide (technically you click through the cashback site to the Currys/PC World).

I'll continue looking later (dabs so far £849). NEED TO CHECK OTHER BRANDS ETC.

A possible alternative £889 at Ebuyer (1.5 percent cashback, look for discount code). or Try PC specialist website and build you own .

PC Specialist Optimus V X17-860 Gaming Laptop

•Intel Core i7-4710MQ 2.5GHz
•12GB RAM + 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD
•17.3" Full HD + DVDRW
•NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
•Webcam + Bluetooth + Windows 8.1 64bit
•Full HD 1920 x 1080 Res (haven't checked panel type).

Dabs £849.(2 percent Quidco)

PC Specialist Optimus V ST17-860 Core i7-4710MQ 16GB 120SSD 1TB NVIDIA GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Win 8.1 (3 left in stock).

Chassis & Display Optimus Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
◦Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-4710MQ (2.50GHz) 6MB
◦Memory (RAM) 16GB KINGSTON SODIMM DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)
◦Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M - 2.0GB DDR5, 640 CUDA Cores - DirectX® 11
◦Memory - Hard Disk 120GB KINGSTON V300 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)
◦2nd Hard Disk 1TB SERIAL ATA II 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (5,400rpm)
◦DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
◦Memory Card Reader Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
◦Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
◦Sound Card Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
◦Bluetooth & Wireless WIRELESS INTEL® N135 802.11N (150Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
◦USB Options 3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
◦Battery Optimus Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (5,200 mAh/76.96WH)
◦Power Lead & Adaptor 1 x UK Power Lead & 120W AC Adaptor
◦Operating System Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence






I'm gonna wait until New Years day then go for the Dabs one incsse there is some sort of discount.
Do you have any experience with this or a similar system? Also, this sounds really lazy, could you price up the same spec laptop on their site? Just to get an idea of how much I'm saving. I woukd but i have no use of a pc
#27
QCSF
nemesiz
Thanks for the help. John Lewis seem to only stock the 16gb RAM, 4K Model which is higher spec than the Currys variant. So obviously they can't price match as it is different systems. Do you have any estimate to what I'd get from Quidco if purchasing it from Currys and a fridge within the 200-300 price range? (Im not too sure of how quidco works). I don't think Currys keep the computer in stores as i have yet to see it so i think that lowers the possibility of a discount
Sorry about the confusion, only had a few minutes to reply, thus wrote at the end of the message about checking later. Yeah appears that quidco and topcashback are only offering 1 percent (£9) which is terrible. You could buy from PC World Business website and trackback through quidco and get 3 percent back, whether it work would I'm not sure. If you need to understand how trackback work, the sites should give you a guide (technically you click through the cashback site to the Currys/PC World).
I'll continue looking later (dabs so far £849). NEED TO CHECK OTHER BRANDS ETC.
A possible alternative £889 at Ebuyer (1.5 percent cashback, look for discount code). or Try PC specialist website and build you own .PC Specialist Optimus V X17-860 Gaming Laptop
•Intel Core i7-4710MQ 2.5GHz
•12GB RAM + 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD
•17.3" Full HD + DVDRW
•NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
•Webcam + Bluetooth + Windows 8.1 64bit
•Full HD 1920 x 1080 Res (haven't checked panel type).Dabs £849.(2 percent Quidco)
PC Specialist Optimus V ST17-860 Core i7-4710MQ 16GB 120SSD 1TB NVIDIA GTX 860M 2GB 17.3" Win 8.1 (3 left in stock).
Chassis & Display Optimus Series: 17.3" Matte Full HD LED Widescreen (1920x1080)
◦Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Mobile Processor i7-4710MQ (2.50GHz) 6MB
◦Memory (RAM) 16GB KINGSTON SODIMM DDR3 1600MHz (2 x 8GB)
◦Graphics Card NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M - 2.0GB DDR5, 640 CUDA Cores - DirectX® 11
◦Memory - Hard Disk 120GB KINGSTON V300 SSD, SATA 6 Gb (450MB/R, 450MB/W)
◦2nd Hard Disk 1TB SERIAL ATA II 2.5" HARD DRIVE WITH 8MB CACHE (5,400rpm)
◦DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 8x SATA DVD±R/RW/Dual Layer (+ 24x CD-RW)
◦Memory Card Reader Internal 9 in 1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD: Mini, XC & HC/MS: Pro & Duo)
◦Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
◦Sound Card Intel 2 Channel High Definition Audio + MIC/Headphone Jack
◦Bluetooth & Wireless WIRELESS INTEL® N135 802.11N (150Mbps) + BLUETOOTH
◦USB Options 3 x USB 3.0 PORTS + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT AS STANDARD
◦Battery Optimus Series 8 Cell Lithium Ion Battery (5,200 mAh/76.96WH)
◦Power Lead & Adaptor 1 x UK Power Lead & 120W AC Adaptor
◦Operating System Genuine Windows 8.1 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence
I'm gonna wait until New Years day then go for the Dabs one incsse there is some sort of discount.
Do you have any experience with this or a similar system? Also, this sounds really lazy, could you price up the same spec laptop on their site? Just to get an idea of how much I'm saving. I would but i have no use of a pc
Haven't been on here for months. I think there was a £40 code in January i missed. Got 2% Quidco though. It's okay, to be honest it does sometimes lag when using Photoshop which i was surprised at. I don't game so couldn't tell how it performs there.

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