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Credit must go to ukkit for alerting me to the extortionate flash memory prices at PC World.

Using their price match promise, we can use their extortion to our advantage...
Here is my research (please feel free to update if you find cheaper at another competitor website) or if you get prices for other types of memory cards (different stores have different stock)...

Format is as follows.
[Item] - [price using PC world price match policy]
[link to wepage to print off to take in to price match]
[PC World price], [competitor price], [price using pricematch promise]

8GB Sandisk pro duo (gaming) £29.99
http://www.amazon.co.uk/8Gb-Ms-Pro-Duo-Gaming/dp/B0013KKUY2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1219268749&sr=8-1
£139.99 £39.99 £29.99

8GB Sandisk pro duo £28.49
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/4949681/SanDisk-8GB-Memory-Stick-Pro-Duo/Product.html
£99.99 £34.99 £28.49

4GB Sandisk pro duo (gaming) £11.69
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/1112089/SanDisk-4GB-Gaming-Memory-Stick-PRO-Duo/Product.html
£69.99 £16.99 £11.69

4GB Sandisk pro duo £8.59
http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3359014/SanDisk-4GB-Memory-Stick-Pro-Duo/Product.html
£89.99 £15.99 £8.59

Edit: please note that this is instore, not online. Don;t think they want to advertise their extortionate prices online!
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#2
Why the cold votes?
#3
I cant find any 4gb or 8gb cards on Pcworlds website. Do they sell them instore only ?
#4
yes, instore.
None of their micro sd/pro duo cards are advertised online
#5
I searched pcworld website and couldnt find any of these no cold vote but no deal online!!!
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The prices from Amazon and Play just highlight how ridiculously overpriced PC World's flash memory prices are- Using their 110% price match policy against them ensures you get a very good bargain. Hot deal

My problem however with DSG group is the fact they have huge POS banners proclaiming things like "you won't find it cheaper elsewhere or 110% of the difference back!"
"We check our competitors prices daily to ensure you get the cheapest price. If you find it cheaper we'll refund 110% of the difference."
Making it seem to the ill informed average Joe that they offer the best price available. When I've claimed the 110% price match on flash memory before I asked how, if they check their competitors prices, they were selling the same product for so much more- Isn't your advertising very misleading despite technically not breaking ASA guidelines. And now that I've pointed out the huge discrepancy in price why won't you lower the price for all- as otherwise your claims of checking competitors prices is a fallacy. You're clearly not the cheapest as you claim.

I had a split shift at work recently and had a 4 hour break with nothing to do- so I printed off loads of copies of flash memory prices from Amazon/Play against PC World with pics and all the relevant info and with my local PC World 2mins from my work I went and handed them out to all their customers.
I got ejected by security from the store. Then from the car park from same security guards. So I waited outside the entrance to the car park and flagged the incoming drivers down. The security guards tried again to man handle me away but I argued I'm on public property and they have no right to do anything. So they called the Police claiming public disorder offenses.
The Police were cool and agreed I hadn't broken any laws and were shocked themselves at the price differences! I agreed to end my 1 man crusade to save any more hassle ( I actually had to get back to work!)

Barred from the store now! Worth it for the laugh
#7
goliath
The prices from Amazon and Play just highlight how ridiculously overpriced PC World's flash memory prices are- Using their 110% price match policy against them ensures you get a very good bargain. Hot deal

My problem however with DSG group is the fact they have huge POS banners proclaiming things like "you won't find it cheaper elsewhere or 110% of the difference back!"
"We check our competitors prices daily to ensure you get the cheapest price. If you find it cheaper we'll refund 110% of the difference."
Making it seem to the ill informed average Joe that they offer the best price available. When I've claimed the 110% price match on flash memory before I asked how, if they check their competitors prices, they were selling the same product for so much more- Isn't your advertising very misleading despite technically not breaking ASA guidelines. And now that I've pointed out the huge discrepancy in price why won't you lower the price for all- as otherwise your claims of checking competitors prices is a fallacy. You're clearly not the cheapest as you claim.

I had a split shift at work recently and had a 4 hour break with nothing to do- so I printed off loads of copies of flash memory prices from Amazon/Play against PC World with pics and all the relevant info and with my local PC World 2mins from my work I went and handed them out to all their customers.
I got ejected by security from the store. Then from the car park from same security guards. So I waited outside the entrance to the car park and flagged the incoming drivers down. The security guards tried again to man handle me away but I argued I'm on public property and they have no right to do anything. So they called the Police claiming public disorder offenses.
The Police were cool and agreed I hadn't broken any laws and were shocked themselves at the price differences! I agreed to end my 1 man crusade to save any more hassle ( I actually had to get back to work!)

Barred from the store now! Worth it for the laugh


I salute you!
#8
goliath
The prices from Amazon and Play just highlight how ridiculously overpriced PC World's flash memory prices are- Using their 110% price match policy against them ensures you get a very good bargain. Hot deal

My problem however with DSG group is the fact they have huge POS banners proclaiming things like "you won't find it cheaper elsewhere or 110% of the difference back!"
"We check our competitors prices daily to ensure you get the cheapest price. If you find it cheaper we'll refund 110% of the difference."
Making it seem to the ill informed average Joe that they offer the best price available. When I've claimed the 110% price match on flash memory before I asked how, if they check their competitors prices, they were selling the same product for so much more- Isn't your advertising very misleading despite technically not breaking ASA guidelines. And now that I've pointed out the huge discrepancy in price why won't you lower the price for all- as otherwise your claims of checking competitors prices is a fallacy. You're clearly not the cheapest as you claim.

I had a split shift at work recently and had a 4 hour break with nothing to do- so I printed off loads of copies of flash memory prices from Amazon/Play against PC World with pics and all the relevant info and with my local PC World 2mins from my work I went and handed them out to all their customers.
I got ejected by security from the store. Then from the car park from same security guards. So I waited outside the entrance to the car park and flagged the incoming drivers down. The security guards tried again to man handle me away but I argued I'm on public property and they have no right to do anything. So they called the Police claiming public disorder offenses.
The Police were cool and agreed I hadn't broken any laws and were shocked themselves at the price differences! I agreed to end my 1 man crusade to save any more hassle ( I actually had to get back to work!)

Barred from the store now! Worth it for the laugh



Great stuff mate. That is the type of argument I would have with them (not brave enough to do the flyer thing though!)

Here's some rep for you!
#9
Haha, way to go!
#10
class
#11
bought a sandisk 8gb 11.00 from warrington on the website said out of stock but no, sat there on the shelf bargain me thinks
#12
smp
bought a sandisk 8gb 11.00 from warrington on the website said out of stock but no, sat there on the shelf bargain me thinks


Was this using price match at pc world?
What type of memory card please
#13
I was told by an employee of PC world that "price mach" only applies if you can find the same product cheaper on the high street and if they have it in stock, and not online :x, can anyone pleas confirm this because i would of saved another £30. (can’t remember what it was I wanted at the time)

On a different occasion I was told that PC world and the other shop I was comparing prices to where owned by the same company so price mach didn’t count.

just so everyone knows, maplins also has price mach so you can try playing eachothere off againts one anothere.
banned#14
Can you give a link to the maplin pricematch.
#15
cant find it on their sight, but they defiantly offer it, or did. Because i price matched a d-link wireless router with them, they matched the price, gave me an extra percentage off and then i asked for my %5 student discount, they wasn’t pleased when i pulled that one out of the bag as well.
i also did the same for the Sea-Gate HDD they have.
#16
ross123540
I was told by an employee of PC world that "price mach" only applies if you can find the same product cheaper on the high street and if they have it in stock, and not online :x, can anyone pleas confirm this because i would of saved another £30. (can’t remember what it was I wanted at the time)

On a different occasion I was told that PC world and the other shop I was comparing prices to where owned by the same company so price mach didn’t count.


Ross, that is balatantly not true.
Go to the link in the deal to their price match promise where it clearly states online retailers.

honestly, pc world will do anything to wriggle out of honouring thier prcie promises.
I've had them lie to me and then tell me that they refuse to argue with me then walk off.

I suggest print off a copy, carrying it around with you at all times and if they disagree point to that and if they still refuse to back down, talk to a manager/customer services

good luck... the amount of hassle they give you over their price promise disgusts me
#17
ross123540
I was told by an employee of PC world that "price mach" only applies if you can find the same product cheaper on the high street and if they have it in stock, and not online :x, can anyone pleas confirm this because i would of saved another £30. (can’t remember what it was I wanted at the time)

On a different occasion I was told that PC world and the other shop I was comparing prices to where owned by the same company so price mach didn’t count.


Ross, that is balatantly not true.
Go to the link in the deal to their price match promise where it clearly states online retailers.

honestly, pc world will do anything to wriggle out of honouring thier prcie promises.
I've had them lie to me and then tell me that they refuse to argue with me then walk off.

I suggest print off a copy, carrying it around with you at all times and if they disagree point to that and if they still refuse to back down, talk to a manager/customer services

good luck... the amount of hassle they can give you over their price promise really disgusts me especially how it is plastered across the stores offering the cheapest internet home prices to take home today!
#18
Animons
Ross, that is balatantly not true.
Go to the link in the deal to their price match promise where it clearly states online retailers


From my bookmarks - http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/editorial/price-match-promise
#19
4GB Sandisk Pro Duo for £7.68!

http://aug21.imgshare.us/GqQ.jpg

Sales assistant miscalculated... airburshed out name to save them embarrassment.
#20
PC World are losing money and the head of the DSG group is trying to stem the losses. That's why they have brought in the price-match offer, specifically designed to out-do online prices. However some of the PCW employees cannot be bothered to make the effort (they have to punch a different button at the till) and so are coming up with these feeble 'rules' about price matching the high street when in stock. If they say that to you they are bullshotting you. The offer explicitly states that PC World will price match Amazon and subtract 10% of the difference. Fortunately my local PC World has a manager who has no exception whatsoever to the price match scheme and even seems keen to use it, unlike the jobsworth on the till...
#21
Which PC world is your local Noghar? They are to be commended for actually following thorugh with the price promise.

Another spotting...
4GB memorystick m2 card only - £12.49
PC world price = £39.99
http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4-/3382025/Sandisk-M2-4GB-Card/Product.html
Play.com price= £14.99
Price after pricematch price promise = £12.49

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