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Review from Qype User (Cedric…)
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- Qype User Cedric…
I have been in this store to buy a hard disk. I didn't know products, prices but the service is very helpful. They can advise me, they know their products and their jobs. Beside, they doesn't search to sell you the most expensive product but only what you really need.
Finally, I have bought a hard disk, 500 GB, USB 2... for 69£ and I'm not disappointing about it.
If I need other electronics stuffs sure, I will go here.
Review from Philip C.
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Review from Qype User (Rhian1…)
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- Qype User Rhian1…
I am still literally fuming as a result of my lunchtime Maplin experience. There is practically steam coming off me - could just be because it's a hot day or it COULD be because of this silly shop. Maybe a combination.
I am generally against buying electronic products in shops, being fully aware that they are normally cheaper online. However, maplin has a nice font for the title of its shop - and I saw Cedric's good review and thought WHY NOT. I would like to go in and have somebody help me as I don't have a clue what I'm doing.
So anyway, I walked into the shop and was immediately asked if I was OK - at this point I was, I just wanted to get my bearings and see if I could find the power cables by myself (oh yeah, I was looking for a laptop power cable), before I revealed my total incompetence. [as an aside here, I had to ask my 16-year-old brother to jump start my car battery for me yesterday as I was too scared of electrocuting myself - I needed a boost to my technical ego]. Anyway I couldn't find them, predictably, so asked one of the many members of staff wandering around aimlessly and yet very quickly, sort of like those things that chase PacMan, if they could help me.
So basically, I was after a power cable and yet had come in with no information about my computer (other than the manufacturer name and the fact that it needed a new power cable) so I said I would ring my brother and ask him to have a look at the computer. Did this, already been in here about 10 minutes by the time we have gleaned as much information as possible from the remaining, non-broken parts of my computer, and went back to find the man. At this point, he was basically like "yeah well you need all the information" and I was like, look, the one I had looks exactly like this and has the same voltage. Anyway, he was having none of it and was trying to make me buy something the size of a guitar amplifier that cost 60 quid. We argued about this for a while, with me saying things like "look, I don't want to spend 60 quid when I could spend 20" and him saying "yeah well NONE of them are 20" when I was CLEARLY JUST TRYING TO MAKE A POINT...some PEOPLE! And one of them WAS TWENTY!
He then, with a seeming scorn toward my desire to save 30 quid, instructed me to come back after I'd googled my model of laptop. I was like, "could we not do that here?" but apparently this was not possible, despite all the PacMan staff with nothing to do and the widespread nature of Internet access.
I therefore left, in a strop, went back to work, Googled my laptop and ordered a laptop cable for £12.99 on Amazon, saving £45 of my hard-earned money and another conversation with Mr. Maplin. Worked out pretty well I reckon.