What do you think of these prices?

  Bazzaman 15:06 18 Nov 2006
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A couple of days ago I got this leaflet click here, click here

through the door. It's a small local store in a row of local shops round the corner.

I would be interested to hear others' opinions on the prices being quoted for systems and services etc.

  Stuartli 15:11 18 Nov 2006

You can do a lot better for less. Try, for instance:

click here

Even if you have to add on a £100-£120 17in TFT monitor it's still a lot cheaper and better specifications.

  Bazzaman 15:14 18 Nov 2006

BTW, they are clearly aiming at the home user.

  Stuartli 15:26 18 Nov 2006

At £59 an hour?

  Smiler 15:26 18 Nov 2006

What you are suggesting is only a Intel P4 2.4Ghz with 533Mhz FSB 512k L2 Cache with 256ram & 40GB HDD no dvd recorder.
That doesn't come anywhere near the advert Bazzaman has received.

  Bazzaman 15:30 18 Nov 2006

I say they are aiming at the home user on two counts:

1. They've done a leaflet drop in a large residential area.

2. The prices are VAT inclusive.

  rodriguez 15:39 18 Nov 2006

You could build a system of the same spec for £422.72 if you bought all the parts from eBuyer. This also includes monitor, keyboard & mouse and Windows XP Home.

  Stuartli 15:42 18 Nov 2006

You've lost me there.

I didn't mention any particular system, only what's available.

For instance a Packard Bell Media Centre PC P4 3.06Ghz, 512mb DDR-RAM, 160Gb with XP Media Centre at £299 or Packard Bell iExtreme MC 1706 Pentium 4 530 3Ghz 200GB Media Centre PC Black/Silver at £455.

Both are "refurbished" but come with a one year onsite warranty.

  Stuartli 15:44 18 Nov 2006

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