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Up to £100 off PCs &Laptops at PC World when trade-in old laptop (plus get 1.25% cashback with News of the World offer)

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Not too sure if this is a good deal or not, can get up to £100 off laptop / PC but value depends on age, spec and condition of trade in laptop. Use link below from News of the World and get an additio… Read More
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Not too sure if this is a good deal or not, can get up to £100 off laptop / PC but value depends on age, spec and condition of trade in laptop. Use link below from News of the World and get an additional 1.25% cash back.

http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/captain_cash/electrical/563850/Trade-in-your-old-PC-to-get-a-massive-discount-off-a-new-model.html

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#1
But remember you must use the [email protected] option so you can hand in your old computer. Staff in store will value it and offer up to £100 off the new one.


So you cart down your computer to the shop and they could offer you a few quid for it? Prob get more by flogging it privately. The fact that they mention £100 will lead people to believe that they will get the £100, which of course they wont, unless they have a fairly newish PC thats in tiptop con.....and that being the case why would they want to trade it in for £100 coz it would be worth more! lol....

I honestly cant see this offer being taken up by many.......if they made the offer criteria clearer and more defined so the customer knows exactly what discount they would get prior to going down to the store then yeah, I;d see it being used more.

But not in this manner.....:)
#2
At first this did look like an amazing offer but when you then read that the old laptop must be valued in store by one of the chimps that works there, who says they are going to give a good price? I am out of interest going to take my laptop in on 2 seperate occasions and see what they value it at. I will take it in one day and then go in on a different day with my husband (who knows nothing about computers other than where the on button is) just to see if they value it differently or try to tell me that it is worthless. I am only upgrading now before VAT goes back up and my laptop is a couple of years old nearly. Lets see what happens
#3
debbuck
I am out of interest going to take my laptop in on 2 seperate occasions and see what they value it at. I will take it in one day and then go in on a different day with my husband (who knows nothing about computers other than where the on button is) just to see if they value it differently or try to tell me that it is worthless. Lets see what happens


Keep us posted on that....I have a lappy that is in VERY good condition and only rarely used. Its about 4 years old.

It will be interesting to see what you are offered, then I may do the same.
#4
The "valuation process" consists of Brand, CPU, CPU speed, RAM amount, and then any broken bits (or marks etc) knock a bit off the value.

I've seen a heap of junk get £70 and i've also seen a modern Pentium T-something, 2GB of RAM Toshiba get £70. I've also seen something not too bad get £20.

There is no room for "staff judgement" - they check a few boxes and the computer gives a value.
#5
I read on another forum that a member of PC World tested the valuation process by entering the spec of a new Acer laptop priced at £549 in his store - computer said "£90" !!!
#6
beavan1
I read on another forum that a member of PC World tested the valuation process by entering the spec of a new Acer laptop priced at £549 in his store - computer said "£90" !!!


I did the same in our store with the 15.6" acer timeline that was still on the shelf-core 2 solo, 4gb ram, 500gb hdd.
£90.

like it was mentioned, its not down to the valuation of a staff 'chimp', its down to the pre-set calculator on the shop system.

i don't object to being called a chimp tho.
we're paid peanuts!
#7
gotta be better to sell privately, than settle for 100 or less, cold from me.

also, this 1.5%, does that beat the other proper cashback sites? Cold from me, unless they let customers value their own lappies online from home, without the need to cart it to store, get it stolen on the way home etc.

Why have a chimp input the info in store when we could be given a derisory insulting value from the comfort of our own homes!! And then sell and shop elsewhere, or with cashback that's possibly better. I use 'chimp', only in sympathy for low paid staff workers there!!
#8
Ah, the most overworked term in marketing: "up to". Would be really interested to know what happens but suspect you'd get a similar deal just with a bit of negotiation. Let's be honest about this, PCW aren't going to get much for the trade-in and by the time they've funded the trade-in process, cleaned the HDD, etc. it's not really going to subsidise the deal. Clever piece of marketing though.
#9
Besford
Ah, the most overworked term in marketing: "up to". Would be really interested to know what happens but suspect you'd get a similar deal just with a bit of negotiation. Let's be honest about this, PCW aren't going to get much for them and by the time they've funded the trade-in process, cleaning the HDD, etc. it's not really going to subsidise the deal. Clever piece of marketing though.


plus small shop's like ours are left with a backroom full of old laptops, just like when we did the promo for the 40" sony LCD with trade in and we were stowed off with old TVs to the point it was actually dangerous cos they were blocking our firedoor.

we actually had someone squeeze a 40" LCD into their Corsa, then bring it back after the weekend saying it was 'too big for their house', but on inspection they were lying, it had a smashed screen.

we're not supposed to offer free delivery instore (tho we have been promised it'll come to us eventually), if you ask nicely, we'll price promise our own website and deliver it free, usually within a week (same as the site).
#10
Sorry word CHIMP is reffering to the staff in my local store. I went in a couple of weeks ago to buy a new desktop for hubby and I had only asked a few questions, such as "is this a 32 or 64 bit machine?" mainly asked that because it came with 4gig of ram so wanted to know if it was all utilised or just 3.5 of it. The poor guy couldn't even tell me and when he did find out tried to tell me it was a gaming machine hence the 4 gig but I then pointed out it only came with a very basic graphics card to wouldn't be much good for gaming either.

Glad it is done by a computer and would be a really good idea if we could do this online rather than taking the trip into store first. Would make a lot of sense to both the store and the customer as would save wasted time on both parts if you are going to be told your laptop is worth very little. Would it really hurt to give the poor underpaid staff a little better training and perhaps a slight payrise?

Pretty undecided as to what to do now, might just try to sell privately first

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