PC WORLD USB PRINTER CABLE - HEADS UP TO ANYONE CONSIDERING BUYING A PRINTER FROM PC WORLD

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Found 20th Mar 2009
THIS IS NOT - I REPEAT-- NOT-- A BEST BUY -- JUST A HEADS UP TO ANYONE CONSIDERING BUYING A PRINTER FROM PC WORLD THEY SELL A BASIC BOG STANDARD USB CABLE FOR CONNECTING A PRINTER TO A COMPUTER FOR £14.96P. WHEN I POINTED OUT TO THE STORE MANAGER THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO BUY THE SAME CABLE ELSEWHERE FOR A POUND HE JUST SMILED.

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You should post things like this under Misc.

Check the rules before posting next time

I think most people know about this

Poundland sell em

Xb0xGuru;4696152

You should post things like this under Misc.Check the rules before … You should post things like this under Misc.Check the rules before posting next time



The op is a new member... give he some slack and try constructive feedback


Rick

I remember going to PC World about 5 or 6 years ago when they had an offer on an ink jet printer for about £15.

An old couple came into buy one and they were in front of me in the queue.

The guy on the till said, you will need a USB cable, so he found one for them.

Then he said you will need a set of replacement ink (black and color), so he got some for them.

Then he said how about 3 year protection insurance, which they said the would have.

Then he said that would be about £90!!!

The couple stood there and wondered how there £15 ink jet was going to cost them £90.

I suggested that perhaps taking out protection insurance on a £15 inkjet was a waste of money, and the guy on the till just glared at me.

Eventually another till opened and I joined that queue, so not sure of the eventual outcome.

But it makes you realise how PC World have been ripping people off for years.
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RickT;4696175

The op is a new member... give he some slack and try constructive … The op is a new member... give he some slack and try constructive feedback Rick



Some constructive feedback

Typing all your append in CAPITALS is like shouting and is very rude.

No need for it, we can all read and get your drift.

He smiled because if the cables were not that price in PCW and if they did not sell MS Office he wouldn't have a job to go to.

RickT;4696175

The op is a new member... give he some slack and try constructive … The op is a new member... give he some slack and try constructive feedback :)Rick



Even more reason to check the rules before posting!

Ooooooh and you never make mistakes.
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Jumpingphil;4698563

Ooooooh and you never make … Ooooooh and you never make mistakes.]http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/253947/usb-guitar-interface-maplins-online/ :whistling:



I think you better lay of the snow, pal :whistling:

How me posting a deal has anything to do with me advising someone to read the rules on where to post misc stuff (as he posted it in deals) is beyond me. Hopefully when you've come down from where you are, you'll be able to explain it. :whistling:

Lay off the snow? Assuming a lot aren't you considering you don't even know me.

Posting a deal? That was shown to be an average price for something that could have been done a lot cheaper using other stuff anyway. Wasn't worth posting was it, considering this site's name.
We've all got to start somewhere. I've made loads of mistakes on here but that's the way it goes.
I used to point out peoples mistakes ( and sometimes I still do ) but with newer people I try to help them rather than scare them off. If new people didn't join this community then where would we be?
So if you're going to give anyone a hard time, pick on established members, and try and encourage the newer ones. :thumbsup:

Jumpingphil;4698808

Lay off the snow? Assuming a lot aren't you considering you don't … Lay off the snow? Assuming a lot aren't you considering you don't even know me.



I apologise - I shouldn't have written that.

Would you prefer it If I just called you an idiot? :thumbsup:

Jumpingphil;4698808

Posting a deal? That was shown to be an average price for something … Posting a deal? That was shown to be an average price for something that could have been done a lot cheaper using other stuff anyway. Wasn't worth posting was it, considering this site's name.



Yes, I posted what I thought was a deal - others agreed which is why it's not freezing. You may disagree, which is totally irrelevent.

I see an item which I've never seen before and think it's a good price. I post the deal. Others found it to be the same price or cheaper elsewhere. Therefore hot or cold votes determine its 'heat'. Believe it or not, this is how the site works!

The bottom line is I used the site and posted a deal based on the guidelines laid out. I made no mistake in doing so (maybe you need to read them too : hotukdeals.com/ite…ne/). So once again, what's your point or are you just trolling?

Jumpingphil;4698808

We've all got to start somewhere. I've made loads of mistakes on here but … We've all got to start somewhere. I've made loads of mistakes on here but that's the way it goes.I used to point out peoples mistakes ( and sometimes I still do ) but with newer people I try to help them rather than scare them off. If new people didn't join this community then where would we be?So if you're going to give anyone a hard time, pick on established members, and try and encourage the newer ones. :thumbsup:



I did help! I advised the OP it should have been posted in misc and best they read the rules. By posting this in deals means he hasn't read the rules yet and ALL new members should be making it their first stop. Had I just taken the softly softly approach and advised it was in the wrong section, you can bet the OP wouldn't even glance at the rules and the next post would have suffered further, possibly a suspension or ban depending on the content - where would we be if all new members just skipped the rules and posted what they liked?

If you're going to point out 'mistakes', make sure it's an actual mistake and not you posting for the sake of posting (like in this case). Jumping on my post with an irrelevant reply from a deal I posted nearly 6 months ago just makes you look stupid. I'm quite happy for people to question my posts as long as they have viable grounds to do so. It's happened in the past and I've happily apologised where applicable.

Banned

Guys..... Chill out.

XboxGuru..... You did post advice granted, however it wasn't what you said, it was the way it was said. Sounded very patronising. I've always found you to be very helpful in the forum - so I take it at face value that it wasn't meant to be so.

Just saying how it does look to me too (as others have picked up on.)

Not replied to get into this flame war.... hopefully its defused it instead. Thats the intention anyway. :thumbsup:

(PS - I don't eat snow either! - :w00t: )

guilbert53;4696424

I remember going to PC World about 5 or 6 years ago when they had an … I remember going to PC World about 5 or 6 years ago when they had an offer on an ink jet printer for about £15.An old couple came into buy one and they were in front of me in the queue.The guy on the till said, you will need a USB cable, so he found one for them.Then he said you will need a set of replacement ink (black and color), so he got some for them.Then he said how about 3 year protection insurance, which they said the would have.Then he said that would be about £90!!!The couple stood there and wondered how there £15 ink jet was going to cost them £90.I suggested that perhaps taking out protection insurance on a £15 inkjet was a waste of money, and the guy on the till just glared at me.Eventually another till opened and I joined that queue, so not sure of the eventual outcome.But it makes you realise how PC World have been ripping people off for years..



I worked at PC World while I was a student and all the staff know that everything is a rip off....... but they are pressured to sell these things. I was the only member of staff who never sold warranties - even if a customer asked me about it, I told them and I also tole them about the alternatives....... I was given a hard time for not reaching these targets but I didn't feel I should ram it down peoples throats - Hence why I am now in law enforcement (something I have wanted to do since a young age) and hate lieing to or seeing people get ripped off ......

Though I always seem to get ripped off myself - Life isn't fair! lol

I also saw occasions where people would interrupt the other sales guys and tell their customers they don't need cable or a warranty - the sales guys take this very personal because they have targets to meet and they work hard to lie about, I mean explain the benefits of the cover plan ......for all that hard work to slip away!

Banned

Kudos to thekudos. :thumbsup:
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