computernerdiamnot 22:15 13 Mar 2004

I went to pc world to buy a canon i350 printer and was astounded they wanted £79 and £15 for a usb cable. went into comet next door and paid £59 for printer and £11 for cable if pc world is a computer specialist shop why do they charge the earth.

  wee eddie 22:32 13 Mar 2004

You did well to get it cheaper. However the same Board of Directors got the bonus.

It interests me that you think that a specialist shop should be cheaper. Why?

Have you ever come across the word "Cartel" but even a Google search doesn't come up with a better price than you got.

  computernerdiamnot 22:39 13 Mar 2004

Considering that all they sell is computer related stuff and then you have three electrical retailers next door to each other that sell most of those things anyway. It got me puzzzzzzzzzzzeled

  spuds 22:46 13 Mar 2004

wee eddie- The same board of directors did not get the bonus. PC World [DSG] and Comet are not the same group.

computernerdiamnot- I usually pay no more than £1.50/£3.00 for the usb cables that I purchase from the local computer shop or an on-line purchase from the likes of click here

  computernerdiamnot 22:51 13 Mar 2004

Thanks spud just done link £2.99 I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THIS WEBSITE WERE HAVE THEY BEEN HIDING sorry for shouting but after spending say sixty odd quid on four to five cables you can imagine.

  spuds 23:28 13 Mar 2004

computernerdiamnot- 7dayshop.com have been around a long time now,based in the channel isles [no vat!]. Check their site on a regular basis for their clearance and special bargain offers. Also some weeks they offer free delivery.

Ebuyer is another good source click here with weekend email offers.

  byfordr 02:40 14 Mar 2004

just mind that they send the right cables ;-)


  g0nvs 08:00 14 Mar 2004

But why should you have to buy a USB cable for the printer anyway. Every printer should be supplied with a cable, But this is RIP-OFF Britain after all.

Last time I looked a USB cable cost just 52 PENCE on Ebuyer. At that price I ordred five £2.50) just so I always have them if I need them.

  mole44 08:04 14 Mar 2004

if you buy three printer you will have to cables spare cost you and printer manufacturer so it easier to just buy one.what would you do with the spare two.

  Stuartli 08:20 14 Mar 2004

Why anyone would pay a double figure sum for a USB cable baffles me.

Go to specialists such as click here in Preston, a computer fair or similar and you can acquire them for around £2 upwards, depending on type; Scart leads can cost from well under £2 upwards.

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