this PC world is on a retail park a way out of town. The park is quite popular so does get quite a bit of traffic through it.
The store has a computer helpdesk where they do repairs and try and do diagnostics etc on your computer. this can be quite expensive but if you don't know anything then it is quite handy!
Large store which a large vareity of goods.
Staff are helpful put do seem pushy for sales which i dont like.
Offers here can be fantastic and i brought my laptop from here not long ago. Paid £600 and it was very cheap at the time for a laptop of that spec.
Would recommend looking around for the best deal but would also recommend checking PC World because they have some great deals
If you're desperate for something PC related and you need it today I suppose you've got no choice but to come here. A friend of mine used to work here and he knows literally nothing about computers, which is more than most of the staff there anyway.
The staff work on the concept that you also know nothing about computers, and hence will show you something for what appears to be a reasonable price, and then and flog you some extended warranty which is where they make their real commission. I don't blame them for this though, it's just the nature of their job.
Prices of everything in the store are extortionate compared to what can be found online on sites such as dabs.com or ebuyer which is why you should avoid using them if at all possible. An example would be standard cabling, a 1.5m length of cat5e for example will cost £15-20 from PC World compared to ~£2 online including postage. The same for USB cables, especially standard printer cables which are £14.99 in store. Drive down to Tesco and get the same one from there for £1.97!
If you desperately need some hardware today then yes, you'll get what you're looking for there, their choice is pretty good, but the prices are not. Also, speak to the 'Tech-guys' behind the repair desk, they know exactly what's going and can give you some solid advice.
If you're reading this review then you're pretty tech-savvy as it is and know you can buy cheaper online 95% of the time.
This shop has tried to diversify itself from just PCs and now has a large amount of other products like TVs Game consoles and other electrical products. Although this is a good thing in some ways, i do think it has caused a decline in the knowledge in the staff about PCs!! I asked a member of staff for help about a PC but they were unable to answer the question as it might have not been their area and instead went and got another member of staff. It's not a massive inconvinience but it is the type of shop you would expect every member of staff to know a lot about the main product PCs!
This said, many products are avaliable for good prices and sometimes offers and discounts are thrown in which is nice!
Its a big shop, basically sells anything you could want for a computer and the computer, also a bit of stuff you dont want for good measure! There is never staff around when you need help, if you manage to get one of their attention they say they will help you in one minute and you never see them again! I was helping my friend choose her pc when I ended up helping a couple of other customers because there was no staff!
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