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Internet Beating Prices On External Hard Drives‏ & PC World

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Just got this in a e-mail not bad prices Happry shopping Don't forget quidco Products are subject to availability and while stocks last. See http://www.pcworld.co.uk for full terms and condi…
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9y, 2w agoFound 9 years, 2 weeks ago
Just got this in a e-mail not bad prices

Happry shopping

Don't forget quidco

Products are subject to availability and while stocks last. See http://www.pcworld.co.uk for full terms and conditions.
Information is correct at time of email.

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#2
I got this in an email and quite fancy one of these.
#3
The 1 t-bit very cheap at £135 not sure what i would put on it but sure i would manage it lol
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Does anyone have any feedback on the Maxtor 750GB?
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#6
does pcworld match there own internet prices??
#7
I was wondering if the 1TB drive is 2 500gb drives in one caddy. Anyone know?
#8
i don't know much about harddrives but i know a few people who have em and my friend has a 1tb and it's 2*500gig and he got his 2weeks ago

not sure if this help ya
#9
Hi guys let me put you in the know!

This mybook drive is very small so it looks as though it is only one drive of 1tb, ther has has been huge demand for this so not many stores have any left. There is never a problem matching our own website prices or even places like amazon, misco,dabs,evesham (find it cheaper on any of these websites and they will have to give you the difference plus 10% of the difference) unfortunately they are probably the only websites they will match so no ebuyer or scan.

Western digital are a good reliable brand!

Another cool little hint for all you students out there if you have a student card if you reserve and collect at that price you can get an extra 10% off = £121.5 thats prety hard to beat for a branded 1TB drive!
#10
bridtown
does pcworld match there own internet prices??


Yes, but not with the 10% difference. eg, in-store price = £100 & online price = £80. In store if you mention it, you'll get the item for the £80 price match (not £78 as it would have been had the price match been on, say, play.com)

Stay away from the Maxtor drives... Personally I have a 60GB 2.5" external and it's never faulted me once *touch wood*, but according to the TechGuys at my local PCW the Maxtor externals get returned as faulty all the time. Maxtor may be cheap, but ask yourself why.

The 1TB deal is a great price actually... Cheaper than Amazon, so it would seem that you can actually get some decent prices at PCW :-D

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digital-Essential-External-Drive/dp/B000W9RNOA/
#11
Someone on Amzon says the 1tb drive comes ready formatted to FAT32. I'd have thought it'd be NTFS formatted, very odd.
#12
simate
Someone on Amzon says the 1tb drive comes ready formatted to FAT32. I'd have thought it'd be NTFS formatted, very odd.


Could you explain what the difference is?
#13
pcworld guru;1720780
Hi guys let me put you in the know!

This mybook drive is very small so it looks as though it is only one drive of 1tb, ther has has been huge demand for this so not many stores have any left. There is never a problem matching our own website prices or even places like amazon, misco,dabs,evesham (find it cheaper on any of these websites and they will have to give you the difference plus 10% of the difference) unfortunately they are probably the only websites they will match so no ebuyer or scan.

Western digital are a good reliable brand!

Another cool little hint for all you students out there if you have a student card if you reserve and collect at that price you can get an extra 10% off = £121.5 thats prety hard to beat for a branded 1TB drive!



LOL! You sound like you work for PC World -oh wait YOU DO! Let ME put YOU in the know ... since most the PC World staff are incompetent, sorry if your not but I MUST have a dig at the fact most PC World employees are inept.

PC World will match any UK based company even if their HQ is in another country, they must have a UK registered office though. Ebuyer, one of your examples, they will match.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/editorial/price-match

According to their own rules, which aren't fully listed here because they appear to have hidden them, at least from me, they will even price match shopto.net.

Please ask for more training.
#14
bridtown;1720580
The 1 t-bit very cheap at £135 not sure what i would put on it but sure i would manage it lol


it is a good price tho its been 139.99 for a long time at other sites....bought mine at play.com last month for 139.99 del as i needed the space as already filled 3 drives...now up to about 1.2tb....my brothers have used double that...quite easy with digi moves and tens of 000's of slr pics!
#15
RedVix
Could you explain what the difference is?

NTFS is faster, more secure and easily allows for files larger than 4gb, however FAT32 is more compatible with older operating systems such as Windows ME, 98 and earlier.
#16
If you look carefuly you will notice that the link is only a price match on printers, unfortunately nothing else. They will price match any store that is within 10miles of a Pc World store as long as it is in stock and freely and publicly available. Websites price matching in store is only limited to verry few selected websites listed in store, also internet price match instore now no longer counts on TVs.

Yes I do work in Pc World, been ther for many years(but learnt my trade myself before joining) and yes unfortunately there are a lot of staff who you could say are not the most technically savy ;-), I do like to feel I'm doing my bit to slowly change that perception. it is however a little bit of the luck of the draw as to who you get at the moment.
#17
pcworld guru;1721580
If you look carefuly you will notice that the link is only a price match on printers, unfortunately nothing else. They will price match any store that is within 10miles of a Pc World store as long as it is in stock and freely and publicly available. Websites price matching in store is only limited to verry few selected websites listed in store, also internet price match instore now no longer counts on TVs.

Yes I do work in Pc World, been ther for many years(but learnt my trade myself before joining) and yes unfortunately there are a lot of staff who you could say are not the most technically savy ;-), I do like to feel I'm doing my bit to slowly change that perception. it is however a little bit of the luck of the draw as to who you get at the moment.


6 of those years, but like I said, they have 'hidden' the exact places you can price match to. At Christmas time they were 'all revealing' for the competition. According to the 'other' webpage they have it's 30 miles and not 10 http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/editorial/price-match-promise took me a bit to get that, Google hates meh :(

So PC World can price match, but how they feel apperently according to their rules ATM ... move the goal posts as you like. Eons ago I worked for Electronics Boutique, cough-cough-ahem-cough. Most of the people there were complete numpties ... like selling PCI cards for DVD encoding/decoding and telling people their CD drives would all of a sudden be able to read DVD's ... Which is why I said 'sorry if ... blah ...' Something to do with a brush and tar.

I really do wish I had bookmarked that page from pre-Christmas, it had all the rules. Guess PCW got nailed or found it too expensive.
#18
Notice they pricematch with their "competitors"?... B&Q, Halfords etc! :whistling:

Last time looked PCW didn't sell kitchens or carparts?, they don't price match their actual competition eg Ebuyer, Scan..
#19
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/editorial/price-match-promise

We check our prices against major retailers and websites every day so you can buy with confidence.

If you find a lower price for the same product and offer, we'll reduce our price by 110% of the difference – even up to 7 days after purchase.

This applies to prices offered by retailers within 30 miles of your local PC World store and the UK websites listed below. The competitor must have the item in stock and website prices must include delivery. Single unit purchases only.

To take advantage of our price promise, please telephone our sales team on 0844 561 0000 clearly stating the following details:

1. Your name and delivery postcode
2. The product, price and our product code you are interested in purchasing
3. The name of the Internet site or store offering a better price

Once the price is verified we can process your order immediately over the telephone.

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