Looking around at computers and recieved the Evesham computer mag through the post. Decided I'd phone them and ask a few questions, I have to pay the cost of rturn to base if there's faults, and the cost £150.
Why could these companies not have an outlet over here in Northern Ireland? PCWorld and a local company called mplex are my only 2 choices by the looks of it.
And PCWorld their highest end computer is low end by the type of machine I had in mind. Mplex is incredibly over-priced according to the quotes they gave me.
Total population of Northern Ireland = 1,685,267 (Census 29 April 2001)
OK so it's not big, NI, but it's still a substantial market. The likes of Evesham, Mesh and the various others I've looked at would wipe the floor over here, the only competition really is mplex, 8 shops now started with one about 2 or 3 years ago, is over priced.
I'm heading in the direction of my own build, yes, but I am cautious infact more nervous. I'd rather pay and get one built.
You're right; that's not fair at all. Surely Evesham could at least reduce that cost if it partnered up with a locally-based repair company which would be interested in taking on a service contract. Evesham HQ can still handle all the warranty support, then arrange for customers to send their PCs to the repair centre, or have them collected.
Go on, give it a shot ! You can build quite a good spec computer for less than what they charge AND learn a lot in the process. There are many, MANY experts on this forum who will be delighted to help you. They will draw up a spec, tell you where to buy, what to buy, and talk you through the set up. Go on, you know it makes sense !!!!!!