On Friday I was just browsing though PC World when I stumbled on a bargain, a Packard Bell Desktop, Screen, Keyboard & Mouse for £229.99 (Ex Display Model) for sale.
It took a while for a member of staff to show me it working and run though the specification, this is were you should never take things for granted, most PC’s have a modem? Some have a network card? Not this one!
Oh well I’ll be able to install the ones I have at home that’s not a problem, Oh yes it is says the sales person, if you open the PC and install them yourself you will invalidate the guarantee. So how do I get them installed, you buy the cards and have them installed by us, now its not looking like such a good bargain, how many people have fallen for this practice?
By the time you pay for a modem, network card, plus fitting charge you’re not far off the original price.
Warranties are a funny thing with PC World, and it always pays to ask. Due to the fact that PC World would be responsible under the Sales of Goods and Services Act for at least the first twelve months. I was once informed by their service people, that any additional devices fitted would be okay, but it would not come under the original pc warranty.If the additional device proved defective, then that would come under the devices own warranty.