PC World Price match instore with online retailers
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PC World Price match instore with online retailers

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Found 4th Nov 2007Made hot 4th Nov 2007
PC World are offering a price match scheme that is completely unlike the sort of service I'd expect from DSG. Basically Point of Sale in their store states they will price match with high street retailers within 30 miles of the store and with online retailers that are on the Hitwise top 10.

If you ask about this offer instore the chances are most staff will look at you blankly. It took me 20 minutes on their "helpline" to drag confirmation of this offer out of them and for them to confirmm it with the store manager.

Although I didn't make note of a complete list (some stores mentioned were known for being pricey), I was shocked that they will price match instore with these online shops.

Ebuyer * Dabs * Misco * Dixons online.

Prices need to include VAT and delivery and the item needs to be in stock, but when I presented the printout of the price (some £35 saving on a £149.99 ticket item) there was no dispute.

I noticed that Amazon was excluded from a price match, just in case you were wondering.

First submitted deal. Hope it's ok. I'll look forward to hearing the stories of success (and probably some failure) from these box shifters.

Price match also includes:

pcworld.co.uk
apple.com
dell.com
- Rustybucket

Will now price match with:

Amazon.co.uk*, Argos, Asda, B&Q, Comet, Dabs*, Dell, Evesham Technology*, Game, Gamestation, Halfords, HMV, Jessops, John Lewis, Maplin, Misco*, Play, Staples, Tesco, Toys r Us, Virgin, Woolworths

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This will be very interesting hearing people's experience in attempting to complete this deal in store. I will certainly give it a go next time i visit PcWorld..ebuyer printouts at the ready of course!

Original Poster

It was an Ebuyer printout that I took in. Good luck.

I forgot to mention that Apple UK and Ireland were included in the deal too.

I have little time for these (in my personal opinion) gormless prats - but they DO match Amazon too. I got Karman Hardon ... sorry Harman Kardon Speakers for £89 after such a pricematch with Amazon - plus 10% off the price difference too .. they stock it at £156 so thats about a fiver less you see. Great!. Also a set of JBL Creature II blacks for about £42 .. .they sell them for £69 in store. Thats the only reason its worth going in for tho'. Oh yeah one other thing . the Fuji Z10FD camera is very cheap at Dixons so get them to price match that too!

Original Poster

I would double check with them on their helpline about the Amazon match. It changes according to how the Hitwise list goes. I was shocked they didn't mention Amazon. This may be because she had no clue on the phon, but it might also be a shifting list of retailers.

If in doubt and the price match is best with Amazon, check with their "helpline " first, folks.

So, if I go instore and want to buy a router which Amazon have for £45 and they sell for £70, I may get it for Amazons price? I may try that!

My local Currys just pricematched Dixons online, bringing a Nikon L11 down from their price of £79.99 to Dixons £64.05.
I just took the print out of the Dixons website to the till, and made sure it said they had them in stock at Dixons.

Looks good to me... have another HOT vote!

You say the price must include delivery as well, what happens in the even of Dixons, where you arrange to pick it up in store, will they still match the price advertised?

just a quick point that the PCWorld instore will always pricematch their own online price.

and on their website,
"Competitor sites checked include Amazon, Argos, Comet, Misco, Dabs, Tesco Direct, ebuyer, Staples, Asda"

why no scans.co.uk???

wonder someone could find out if they will price match somewhere with a discount code e.g 10% off dixons online code or something, this could be great news if u didnt want to wait 3 days or whatever for an item to arrive, just drive to your local pc world.

Hilly_2006

You say the price must include delivery as well, what happens in the even … You say the price must include delivery as well, what happens in the even of Dixons, where you arrange to pick it up in store, will they still match the price advertised?

Dixons is an online only company...

hajj_3

wonder someone could find out if they will price match somewhere with a … wonder someone could find out if they will price match somewhere with a discount code e.g 10% off dixons online code or something, this could be great news if u didnt want to wait 3 days or whatever for an item to arrive, just drive to your local pc world.


I very much doubt they would match a price with a discount code, next you will be asking to to discount quidco as well

voted hot for the effort you put into this post man, but online shopping is on another level compared to shop prices good post though

i can only dream MDX

hope someone can find out the top 10 for definate, would be very helpful!

user1234

Dixons is an online only company...



? No they're not, we have a dixons store in town. Or do you mean this offer only applies to their online one?

This is quite a deal if it works, especially since PC World marks things up about 30% higher than most shops.

you must have the pactience of a saint to deal with that lot !!! voted hot and rep

omg! there trying to compete with Ebuyer! NEVER!

James123

? No they're not, we have a dixons store in town. Or do you mean this … ? No they're not, we have a dixons store in town. Or do you mean this offer only applies to their online one?This is quite a deal if it works, especially since PC World marks things up about 30% higher than most shops.



Dixons is now an online company. All the dixons reatil stores are not Called Currys.Digital

anyway PC World + Dixons is the same company

James123

? No they're not, we have a dixons store in town. Or do you mean this … ? No they're not, we have a dixons store in town. Or do you mean this offer only applies to their online one?This is quite a deal if it works, especially since PC World marks things up about 30% higher than most shops.


not according to this: leestone.co.uk/?p=19

WOW! Voted hot + Repped!!!

that is a bit worrying.... The Link has moved to being online store and now Dixons. Sounds like the company is not making enough money to keep going...
by the way currys, the link, pcworld, dixons and a few more are of the same company.

"f you ask about this offer instore the chances are most staff will look at you blankly"

I find if you ask them anything at all most PC world staff will look at you blankly.

Yeah, I still have a big dixons near me.

currys and dixons are the same company

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Original Poster

bob10752000

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So, what's this list, because it definetely differs to the one I was given?

Can't really see where Easyjet & Thomson Holidays fit into the equation here though!

I don't think they have entered the electronics market... yet!

bob10752000

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what is this all about? Is it some sort of lunch with turkey with SPAM on top

Sorry to dissapoint user1234, but I still have a Dixons near me.

Following the original post to the PC World website - does this deal only relate to printers?


http://www.pcworld.co.uk/store_doc/GE/cats/images/price-match.gif
We check our UK competitor's websites* weekly and we are confident that you will not find better printer prices.

I work for PCWorld and have not heard of this, so will ask my manager when im next in... Sounds good though, especially with my discount - cheap HDTV's, here I come! :-D

edit: printer prices seem more realistic... as it is some of the profits PCWorld make on components are slim at best, so are likely to make a loss when price matching with the likes of eBuyer - still...will try and get some confirmation of this sometime this week.

woohoomoo

I work for PCWorld and have not heard of this, so will ask my manager … I work for PCWorld and have not heard of this, so will ask my manager when im next in... Sounds good though, especially with my discount - cheap HDTV's, here I come! :-D


mind to report back if you got any info on this... christmas shopping.. here i come!!!!

Banned

user1234

Dixons is an online only company...



LOL - One in brighton and also in worthing as of last week!

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/GibsonSt19/PCWorld.jpg

It's just a joke, honestly.

siewmk

that is a bit worrying.... The Link has moved to being online store and … that is a bit worrying.... The Link has moved to being online store and now Dixons. Sounds like the company is not making enough money to keep going...



The Dixons -> currys.dotcomwibble rebrand (while it does mean that Dixons is now "online only" - oh, and airports *shrug*) was fairly pointless - they haven't changed the "look and feel" of the stores, they haven't changed the prices and most people are completely unaware that anything is different (they are still owned by the same company and probably peopled by the same staff).

What happened with "The Link" was a bit different as they seem to have shut down or sold off their actual shops when making it an "online only" brand.

Probably spend more time on the phone(ie the cost of the call) than you will save with these monkeys

Knowing PCWorld I don't fancy spending 30 minutes on the phone to save a couple of quid when the call will cost you £15 quid at there premium rates..:-(

Voted Cold..

So if all they are doing is matching a delivered price of an online retailer, what is the benefit?

Is theo nly benefit that you can pick up in store as apposed to waiting x number of days for delivery?

Thats why I don't get price matches, they are giving you a price someone else has already offered?

Denvar

So if all they are doing is matching a delivered price of an online … So if all they are doing is matching a delivered price of an online retailer, what is the benefit?Is theo nly benefit that you can pick up in store as apposed to waiting x number of days for delivery?Thats why I don't get price matches, they are giving you a price someone else has already offered?



If you purchase something from a store who've price-matched an online retailer, it's easier to return the item should anything go wrong :thumbsup:

Banned

If they can do it at a cheaper price then they should do it in the first place. So I will keep my custom with the likes of ebuyer.
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