free laptop

  cream. 20:46 18 Jul 2007
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If you subscribe to Orange broadband for 2 years. click here

Broadband prices should be dropping soon. Would you tie yourself down to a low speck laptop and 2 years of fixed paymentys for one?

  WhiteTruckMan 22:28 18 Jul 2007

Quote from the above link
"PC World said anyone signing up to the Orange deal could also opt for a £350 discount off any laptop sold at the store."

So I would take that to mean I could walk off with one of these as well.

click here


Bet theres a catch somewhere...

WTM

  Stuartli 22:42 18 Jul 2007

You don't get the penny change?

My understanding of the word opt in this instance is that you can swap the free laptop offer for a £350 discount off another model sold at PC World.

  ajm 22:44 18 Jul 2007

Quote from the above link
"PC World said anyone signing up to the Orange deal could also opt for a £350 discount off any laptop sold at the store."

There is a mistake in the quote. There are approx 5-6 selected laptops that can be used for the upto £350 discount. Not all.

  WhiteTruckMan 23:16 18 Jul 2007

"If PC World customers tie themselves into a two-year broadband contract with Orange, the computer retailer has said it will give away a "free" laptop worth over £300."

And

"PC World said anyone signing up to the Orange deal could also opt for a £350 discount off any laptop sold at the store."

In the second quote, note the word 'also'. I would take that to mean its a both situation, not an either/or one.

Of course, to be absolutely sure you would have to look at the specific T&C of the offer. All we are looking at here is a news article about it. They (the author) might have missed something vital out of the story, for whatever reason.

WTM

  ajm 23:27 18 Jul 2007
  Kate B 11:13 19 Jul 2007

I'm going to talk to someone from DSG about this later, actually. My view is that you should avoid signing up with Orange right now like the plague: I suspect there will be a good takeup, which will mean Orange's customer service will be horribly stretched and there will be delays getting the broadband activated. And given that people have been leaving Orange in droves over the problems with email, I'd say it's a rather poor choice anyway at the moment.

  Si_L 11:54 19 Jul 2007

Pattoo is right - however inefficient Orange have been in the past, I'm sure they understand they are going to get a lot of people signing up, and are well prepared.

We used to have Orange broadband and it was excellent, never a problem with them.

  Stuartli 12:17 19 Jul 2007

"Opt" means what it says - an option to switch to another offer, in this case a discount on (presumably) a better laptop.

It could perhaps have been phrased more clearly.

  spuds 12:19 19 Jul 2007

My concern would be the Pipex mentioned part of the deal.

Isn't there talks about Pipex being sold to Tiscali?.

  Stuartli 12:21 19 Jul 2007

There appears to be no mistake in the quote from the link provided by percy Vere. It states:

"No mention of an operating system mind you, but PC World said anyone signing up to the Orange deal could also opt for a £350 discount off any laptop sold at the store."

Whoever wrote the story might have got the facts wrong, but the quote is as described.

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