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Anyone negotiated on price with PC World?

chaz1992 Avatar
5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
Hi. I was looking tobuy a gaming/entetainment laptop for uni from PC World and had my eyes set on a certain 3D laptop costing 3p short of £1000 (already £300 off) which had excellent reviews. I was wondering if PC World are open to haggling as I only have £800 in the bank to spend on a laptop. Has anyone tried negociating with PC World or Currys or will they only lower the price when the price match?
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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
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#1
You can but they tend to throw in freebies rather than give money off. Best bet is free software or laptop bag.
#2
I think it is only on price match, when they will lower the price. I managed to get a price match on a camera, about 3 years ago, after they had confirmed it was instock at the other supplier.
#3
they are open to haggleing like any trader. just depends on how good you are and how flexible they are.
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Best bet is to agree to extended warranty (whatever happens) if they reduce the price, this can then be cancelled within so many days, with no penalty.

Cancellation period - if you are not completely satisfied with your Currys whateverhappens Agreement, you can cancel it within 45 days of buying it. Simply call Currys whateverhappens Customer Services on 0844 561 4000 and if you have not used the service we will arrange for a full refund. If you choose to cancel the Agreement after 45 days, you will receive a pro-rata refund. For Direct Debit queries call Currys whateverhappens Customer Services on 0844 561 4000.


Edited By: harlzter on Dec 11, 2010 13:11
#5
Ive done it for printer ink, told them they are cheaper for me to buy from their website and they gave them to me for online price. Good luck, what you got to lose?
#6
aunty jane
Ive done it for printer ink, told them they are cheaper for me to buy from their website and they gave them to me for online price. Good luck, what you got to lose?


Thats price matching, a little different to haggling. We got £50 off a £400 PC for my dad by agreeing to take out the warranty, the rang up and cancelled as soon as we got home.
#7
Been reading a bit more and maybe I should go at the end of the month when they have targets to meet or when the store's quiet.
#8
could always threaten to go to another one of their colleagues who may be offering a better price, as they are all competing so will willingly take each others customers :P Although I havent ever been able to negotiate price off, been able to get extra freebies, but its x mas period and they prob have staff bonuses etc so they will all probably try to sell! give it a go who knows? if it goes wrong go to a different branch of PC world!
#9
Does anyone know if Currys are easier to negociate with?

I'm setting off now and might try and be ambitious and see if they'll throw in black ops and an ipod touch xD.

Will report back. I might have to add my £200 birthday money to my budget from cash in the home though to bring it upto £1000 :(
#10
Sorry, read the op wrong, i know independant shops are used to haggling but big companies like pc world, currys will tend to price match. Is cash still an incentive for dropping the price?

harlzter
aunty jane
Ive done it for printer ink, told them they are cheaper for me to buy from their website and they gave them to me for online price. Good luck, what you got to lose?
Thats price matching, a little different to haggling. We got £50 off a £400 PC for my dad by agreeing to take out the warranty, the rang up and cancelled as soon as we got home.
#11
aunty jane
Sorry, read the op wrong, i know independant shops are used to haggling but big companies like pc world, currys will tend to price match. Is cash still an incentive for dropping the price?
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It may be an incentive for some smaller traders but even larger independents would rather sell you on credit as they get money from that too.

In theory large chains should be able to sell cheaper than independent traders as they have bulk buying power, but as their staff are sales staff rather than part of the company they are harder to negotiate with, you are best finding at the very least a supervisor if not a manager. You find staff in smaller businesses actually tend to care about the business and be more knowledgeable.

We got our TV from an interdependent and saved about £100 on big store prices, unfortunately the 5 year warranty went when they went bust.
#12
Nope, not a chance in hell..... They have a discount target of 1%.... I know this because I work there :(

This is the end of the month for them so today is the last day to hit target if you were going to go down the route of trying to get them to discount when they are 'desperate'....

But £200 off of £1000 is a lot... more than a colleague or manager would get off with their staff discount...
#13
chaz1992


I'm setting off now and might try and be ambitious and see if they'll throw in black ops and an ipod touch xD.
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Don't hold your breath.....

deathtrap3000
they are open to haggleing like any trader. just depends on how good you are and how flexible they are.


Even so I don't think they would be flexible to the tune of £200.

Edited By: deek72 on Dec 11, 2010 14:38
#14
just came out of pc world and am on my phone so excuse any spelling errors. i talked to 2 members of staff and 1 said nothing he could do bout price and said vat will go up in jan so i should buy now. i then said no and went to another member of staff who said theyd consider giving me a free bluray but when we got talking he said the stock levels of the laptop havent dropped that much so they may drop price furter come boxing day

Edited By: chaz1992 on Dec 11, 2010 14:48
#15
not a chance of that much off the price.
thats pretty much ALL the profit.

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