PACKARD BELL SB88-P007 Refurbished Laptop £349.99 inc del with dixons voucher + quidco available @ 3% - HotUKDeals
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* Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5250
* (1.50 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB Cache)
* Genuine Windows Vista (R) Home Premium
* 2 GB Memory
* 160 GB Hard Drive
* 17" Brightview
* DVDRW+R9 Optical Drives
* Wifi Enabled
* Built in Camera
* Nvidia GeForce 8600M Graphics Card Type


15" version available @ £329.99, also available @ PCWORLD & Currys

"REFURB10" to get £10 off.
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banned#1
http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/?pn=PC06Q00401&g=1400

above link to packard bell website, as dsg websites tend to be lacking when it comes to descriptions!
banned#2
lol these dropped to £199.97 in PCWorld. We had 6 brand new boxed, staff bought them all.
banned#3
when was this bucklez? i used to work @ pcworld, left 01/01/08, must have missed it! DAMN!
#4
wouldnt touch a packard bell laptop again even if u paid me.....worst thing I ever spent money on :/ within 5 months screen starting flicking on and off after another month screen used to switch off and on if the laptop was moved about laptop became incredibly annoying to use after that period so much so I ended up giving it to my brother to use as he uses the net once a blue moon its better that way.
#5
How often does this happen? Are the good deals all taken by the staff before the shop opens?

BuckleZ
lol these dropped to £199.97 in PCWorld. We had 6 brand new boxed, staff bought them all.
#6
yaye
How often does this happen? Are the good deals all taken by the staff before the shop opens?


generally such a practice is against company policy.
#7
jihadijulz;3067801
http://support.packardbell.com/uk/item/?pn=PC06Q00401&g=1400

above link to packard bell website, as dsg websites tend to be lacking when it comes to descriptions!


True; or, to paraphrase:

dsg tend to be lacking
#8
This has to be the lousiest of these "refurb*" deals posted in some time!

*Refurb = secondhand, someone used it until it bust, and it has been patched up and sold at a price that defies belief!

There are better deals of NEW machines posted on this site on a near daily basis, better prices, better specs, better retailers.
#9
I thought that DSG refurbs were those returned within the cooling-off period (7/28 days)? Is this not correct?

nihcaj
This has to be the lousiest of these "refurb*" deals posted in some time!

*Refurb = secondhand, someone used it until it bust, and it has been patched up and sold at a price that defies belief!

There are better deals of NEW machines posted on this site on a near daily basis, better prices, better specs, better retailers.
#10
yaye;3069978
I thought that DSG refurbs were those returned within the cooling-off period (7/28 days)? Is this not correct?


Why would any item returned under Distance selling regs need to be refurbished?
To be eligible for return they goods need to be in undamaged condition and computer software needs to be unopened

I am pretty sure they would be the first to be shouting that the goods were perfect condition if they were, and they are not!
#11
It says at the bottom of http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/editorial/clearance_homepage/?int=home_nav the following:

All our refurbished Desktop PC's and Laptops are refurbished to new and are in the main returned customer units within 28 days of purchase, or have been returned for one of the following reasons:

* Brand new, unopened (damaged box)
* Brand new, box opened
* End of line stock

This doesn't seem to indicate they were all damaged. I also haven't seen anyone here indicate they are. So I'm a bit confused. That said, your link on the other thread ( http://www.pcpro.co.uk/awards/index.php?pageId=1 ) doesn't look very good for them!

nihcaj
Why would any item returned under Distance selling regs need to be refurbished?
To be eligible for return they goods need to be in undamaged condition and computer software needs to be unopened

I am pretty sure they would be the first to be shouting that the goods were perfect condition if they were, and they are not!
#12
yaye;3070943


So, if 99.9.% were in the "in the main returned customer units within 28 days of purchase" category
and 0.1% were " Brand new, unopened (damaged box), Brand new, box opened End of line stock" then they still wouldn't be lying! It doesn't take a top barrister to work out the careful wording of that :-(

No where does it say WHY they were returned! I would suggest it is going to be because they were bust. I don't usually return good gear that works well; do you?

If I remember correctly they shout about the fact they will REPLACE or refund stuff within 28 days if it is bust (how GENEROUS!!), so that fits in with that just fine & dandy!

In any case, getting a repair by DSG companies is no garden of pleasure, so what is the reason anyone would buy there if they could buy anywhere else, regardless of the dubious background of the kit?

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