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Following on from my 'Advantages of building your own PC' review I thought I'd go into a bit of detail on one of the other resources for buying PC parts, software and full systems. Now, as you can tell from my other reviews, I am somewhat of a bargain hunter.. Everything I buy is as cheap ... Read review

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Community Level 5unnameable

unnameable

a real Bobby Dazzler.....

Advantagessome absolute bargains can be found

Disadvantagesbeware of items that seem to good to be true..

"Following on from my 'Advantages of building your own PC' review I thought I'd go into a bit of detail on one of the other resources for buying PC parts, software and full systems. Now, as you can tell from my other reviews, I am somewhat of a bargain hunter.. Everything I buy is as cheap as possible! So of course, I am a regular at computer fairs. Brief outline: Computer fairs have been around for as long as I can remember (admittedly I ..." Read review
11.12.2003

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Community Level 7nicanddarr...

nicanddarrell

Bargain Hunt

AdvantagesBargains galore

DisadvantagesSome unscrupulous traders

"Computer Fairs started in the days of the early 286 PC, Sega Megadrive and Amiga. Over the years, computer fairs and computer markets have become incredibly popular amongst home users, businesses and enthusiasts alike. Today you'll find a regular show in almost every large town in the UK, packed out with local computer companies and often attended by thousands of people. You are probably wondering why they have suddenly become so popular. I believe ..." Read review
25.10.2002

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Community Level 5Night_Rider

Night_Rider

Do you like a good deal.

AdvantagesMuch cheaper than a shop

DisadvantagesSome rogue traders

"Computer Fairs have now taken off with a vengeance. You can buy 90% of the hardware/software you need at ½ the recommended price. The best bargains seem to be ink cartridges. You will probably find a computer fair in most towns and large villages at least once every few months. They are normally filled with local computer companies and also sole traders who have decided to take the plunge. The reason they can offer much cheaper prices is that unlike ..." Read review
10.02.2002

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Community Level 1paulbowes2k1

paulbowes2k1

Computer Fairs North East

AdvantagesSave £££s, A day out even!!

Disadvantagessomtimes off the beaten-track

"Ok!! This is an attempt to give a little bit of a low–down on computer fairs held within the north-east of England Computer Fairs are rather like giant car-boot fairs come antiques fairs only obviously selling computer related products (mostly all new, but you can still pickup the odd second hand bargain). First though! “ Are computer fairs worth while”? I should say so the money you save on computer related products can at times be unbelievable, ..." Read review
07.09.2001

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Community Level 4see-search...

see-search.com

Computer Fairs a bargain palace

AdvantagesRelatively cheap and cheerful with all the usual faces.

DisadvantagesCan be tainted by the venue and suspicion of any guarantees that may be on offer

"It must be my sad personality, but I love going to Computer Fairs. It's not for everyone as my wife can testify, she once spent a few hours aimlessly following me around one at Blackpool and on the fourth route round fell asleep and later vowed never to go to one with me again. Like most women she seems to take everything in the first time round and can't see the point of doing the same more than three times - bless her. Finding them is not as ..." Read review
02.02.2003

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