This months magazine shows the Mesh Elite Ice 7 reviewed with a price of 749 pounds. Great I thought I will purchase one, checked the MESH website and the price is 799 pounds! Contacted MESH by telephone and they stated that the price is correct and the PC Advisor is wrong. Who's correct?
Mesh may have put the price up since submitting the machine for review. It takes several weeks to get something through the review and printing process, but Mesh know this and should have made allowances for the length of time.
The system advertised for £799 comes with a Logitech cordless keyboard and mouse set and speakers hence the price difference. The system is still available without these upgrades for the review price but without the speakers and with a standard corded keyboard/mouse set.
For the £749 system though you would need to call our sales line to order.
It's an absolute stipulation of PC Advisor's that any system that appears in our print magazine has to remain available at the price quoted for the duration of the shelf life of the issue. Given that our readers get plenty of exclusive builds, this is a big ask for PC manufacturers, but we expect them to uphold it, and by and large they do. It does mean, however, that to get a better deal PCA readers may have to call up the vendor and quote the mag's name. By the by, for obvious reasons it's impossible to take as firm a line with online reviews. We never post a desktop system review until we know it is available at the price quoted, but if a review is many months old, we can't guarantee that the system will still be available.
Thanks to Mesh for clearing this up. And do let us know if you spot any similar issues.
The sales person would need to remove the upgrades manually as our website's system does not support that in this instance. This is to be changed but knowing how long these things can take I'd would imagine this particular system will be old news before it is complete.
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