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Get £50 trade-in for your old laptop when you buy a new one @ Currys
Get £50 trade-in for your old laptop when you buy a new one @ Currys

Get £50 trade-in for your old laptop when you buy a new one @ Currys

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Im looking for a new laptop and whilst browsing in Curry's I noticed that they give £50 trade-in for your all old laptop. Im not sure if they have a similar deal in PC World but considering that they are part of the same group it is likely.

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So what ? They ask too much for their laptops to start with. £150, then maybe.
NOT just £50

I am sure it has to be working, and also you can get more than 50.00 for most laptops on ebay.

Cold from me, just another way, for currys to sell them as refurbs for 200.00, while they laugh at you walking out of the shop

Original Poster

I think the deal applies to those who are going to purchase a laptop from Curry's. Plus selling on Ebay means you incur some sell on fees plus the hassle of putting it up, etc. If your only going to make a net £50 by selling on Ebay, then this saves you the hassle.

Unfortunately not any old laptop, and is only 'UP TO' :-(

Terms and conditions: Limit of one trade-in per new computer purchased. Trade-in unit must be a laptop with one of the following processors: Intel® Celeron™, Intel® Pentium™ 4, Intel® Pentium™ M, Intel® Pentium™ dual core, Intel® Core™ 2 Solo, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, Intel® Core™ 2 Quad, Intel® Centrino™, Intel® Extreme Edition, Intel® Core™ i3, Intel® Core™ i5, Intel® Core™ i7, AMD Sempron™, AMD Athlon™ X2, AMD Turion™ X2. It must also have an optical drive (e.g. CD/DVD), power up and log into an OS, include the correct power supply and battery, not be locked by a password and not have any significant cosmetic damage, i.e. the keyboard and screen must be undamaged and the casing and hinges intact.

PC World had a similar thing with tablet PCs "up to £200" trade in; they offered me a tenner for somethiing I had paid £120 for in that very store less than six months previously.
Edited by: "ukhotdeals1" 19th Jun 2011

Original Poster

Ok. So where should I buy a laptop from. Can anyone recommend any stores/websites? Im not looking for anything fancy.

Abz123

Ok. So where should I buy a laptop from. Can anyone recommend any … Ok. So where should I buy a laptop from. Can anyone recommend any stores/websites? Im not looking for anything fancy.


I bought a cheap laptop from Currys at christmas, The trackpad was allover the place, I took it back, the manager said it was because i removed norton 360 trail and have a virus LOL, Put the laptop back to factory settings, Still the same. They never sorted the problem. Just started working ok a couple of months ago. Stay away from Currys!

So they overprice all their new laptops and then give you a frankly rubbish trade-in on your old one.
And I bet if you ask nicely, they'll also write 'MUG' across your forehead in permanent marker.

HOTDEAL!!!!!!!!!!1111111111

Can you provide a link for the trade-in. I can't find any info on their web site.

My advice would be to stay well clear of currys, dixons and pc world. Unless you want to get fleeced. Add to that uttlery horrid customer service - customer is always wrong attitude.

Toshiba do a trade in of 'upto 150' for your old laptop if anyone is interested. Alternatively buy it off amazon.

Abz123

Ok. So where should I buy a laptop from. Can anyone recommend any … Ok. So where should I buy a laptop from. Can anyone recommend any stores/websites? Im not looking for anything fancy.


saveonlaptops.co.uk/

So basically they give you £50 for any laptop that is no greater than about 5 years old, of which you could (depending on condition) get double the amount for on Ebay.

If I just see the name Currys I would run a mile, especially for anything that may require me to go back to them to get it fixed like a laptop. Absolutely attrocious customer service IMO and confirmed by a recent Which? survey where they came bottom of the "top" retailers. Plus they rarely (if ever) charge competitive prices.
Edited by: "novolizer" 19th Jun 2011

[quote=ukhotdeals1]Unfortunately not any old laptop, and is only 'UP TO' :-(

Terms and conditions: Limit of one trade-in per new computer purchased. Trade-in unit must be a laptop with one of the following processors: Intel® Celeron™, Intel® Pentium™ 4, Intel® Pentium™ M, Intel® Pentium™ dual core, Intel® Core™ 2 Solo, Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, Intel® Core™ 2 Quad, Intel® Centrino™, Intel® Extreme Edition, Intel® Core™ i3, Intel® Core™ i5, Intel® Core™ i7, AMD Sempron™, AMD Athlon™ X2, AMD Turion™ X2. It must also have an optical drive (e.g. CD/DVD), power up and log into an OS, include the correct power supply and battery, not be locked by a password and not have any significant cosmetic damage, i.e. the keyboard and screen must be undamaged and the casing and hinges intact.



in that case, i wouldn't need to buy a new one if my current one was as above

novolizer

If I just see the name Currys I would run a mile, especially for anything … If I just see the name Currys I would run a mile, especially for anything that may require me to go back to them to get it fixed like a laptop. Absolutely attrocious customer service IMO and confirmed by a recent Which? survey where they came bottom of the "top" retailers. Plus they rarely (if ever) charge competitive prices.



Currys are ok if you can buy an item cheaply from them and avoid them afterward if anything goes wrong and sort it out directly with the manufacturer (providing the manufacturer in question has a good warranty service) otherwise they are atrocious after their "14 day no quibble" warranty..and pass the buck on to the manufacturer anyway.

I only use 'Currys/PCW' for looking at an item and for 'hands on' experience before buying it from reputable dealers - they are shameful - they frighten unwitting customers into paying £15 for USB cables for example.

carl2007

I only use 'Currys/PCW' for looking at an item and for 'hands on' … I only use 'Currys/PCW' for looking at an item and for 'hands on' experience before buying it from reputable dealers - they are shameful - they frighten unwitting customers into paying £15 for USB cables for example.




They never frighten me into buying anything, I never bother with sales assistants in either Currys or Comet as I research and know more information about the products I buy than the majority of the staff in the stores. Reserve & Collect is usually the best option, if price sways you to buy from the store, treat it like a glorified Argos.

No way I'd trade in any of my laptops.

I have an old Asus that must be 7 years old now, a Pentium 4 mobile, and I call it 'Old Reliable' because it's something I can always fall back on. It always starts and it has bailed me out when it's replacement, a Dell M70 failed.

I've had another Dell since, and I would not sell or get rid of any of them, there's always use for an old laptop, especially a functioning one. I just don't know why I'd ever get rid of any of them.

the trade in is on working laptops but the £50 comes off Dell's, not any other brand.

South Shields store are not taking any trade ins now as the store is closing for good on july 21.

Brrrrrrrrrrr its cold in here!

carl2007

I only use 'Currys/PCW' for looking at an item and for 'hands on' … I only use 'Currys/PCW' for looking at an item and for 'hands on' experience before buying it from reputable dealers - they are shameful - they frighten unwitting customers into paying £15 for USB cables for example.



Bang on mate. my girlfriends parents got talked into paying £110 for an 'HD' webcam as she was moving to america for 2 years and they told them this will be the best one to use for Skype. the same model was on play.com for £69, and its way overkill for what they needed it for - dont even use the HD capabilities of it, a £20 one would have done the job.

This was never going to end well. lolX)

oooh cold!

I'm not usually one to take muck pleaure in another person's misfortune, but this seems a hum-dinger!

pretty much *anywhere* online will be cheaper than Currys/ Dixons, if you *nust* have a laptop on the day, then dare I suggest a lot of the big supermarkets are doing pretty basc models 7 you don't have to trade in your next to new lappy!

Finally, it's always worth looking at John Lewis - they tend to be a bit high-end, but as their slogan says 'if you fin it cheaper ...' etc.

Only mugs need apply

ukhotdeals1

it's always worth looking at John Lewis



100% agree. Excellent attitude, brilliant customer service and polite staff who generally seem keen to uphold the firm's reputation.
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