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Member Advice on Computer Fairs & Shows

(+) some absolute bargains can be found (-) beware of items that seem to good to be true.. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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Member Advice on General Computing Issues

(+) Not having to spend money on expensive upgrades (-) Serious Virus infection can be difficult to overcome without formatting (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2000)

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89 reviews

Mobile Phone Etiquette

(+) n/a (-) n/a (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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80 reviews

Member Advice on Inkjet Cartridge Refills

(+) Cheaper than buying them, satisfaction of doing it yourself (-) Takes a bit of time, but I have plenty of that! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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21 reviews

Member Advice on Building Your Own PC

(+) Good experience, Could save you money, Fun, Choose your parts. (-) Needs the know-how and experience. Not for everyone (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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24 reviews

Telephone Preference Service

(+) None. (-) Everything. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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10 reviews

Member Advice on Maxtor Hard Drives

(+) Faster, larger, with good warranty, shop around for best prices (-) I couldn't find any (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2000)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Computer Users

(+) Secure and protect your data, free/low-cost (-) Takes a little time and effort (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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20 reviews

Member Advice on Buying A PC

(+) Interesting, Entertaining and Economical (-) Need Much Time and Patience (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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19 reviews

Coverage Black Spots

(+) Neater than having two phones (-) Still a trifle fiddly - one for the 'must haves'. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2000)

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13 reviews

Mobile Phones in Society/General

(+) Read opinion (-) Read opinion (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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9 reviews

Member Advice on Cheap Printer Cartridges

(+) better for the environment, better for your pocket (-) are not all that good for quality presentations (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2000)

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9 reviews

Member Advice on PC Extended Warranties

(+) For the Companies they are Money For Nothing (-) For the Customer they are Nothing for Money (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2001)

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14 reviews

Member Advice on Computer Books

(+) Detailed, informative, excellent reference books (-) Costly at £35 - £ 40 (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2000)

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16 reviews

Member Advice on Building with Separates

(+) Don't have to buy it all at once (-) Not cosmetically the best way forward. No friends! (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2001)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Video Games

(+) good game (apparantly) (-) uses young people (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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2 reviews

Member Advice on Computer Repair

(On Ciao since: 12/2002)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on Digital Radio

(+) Better sound quality, new digital only stations, fewer adverts, one touch mp2 or mp3 recording (-) Cost, reception problems, Wavefinders buggy original software (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Choosing a Laptop

(+) Great if you get it right (-) Can be expensive if you get it wrong (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2011)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Choosing an Operating System

(+) It's Free, Secure, Rock Solid (-) Takes a while to get used to, Not the best for newest games. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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6 reviews

Member Advice on Mice and Trackballs

(+) LEARN ABOUT MICE (-) DON'T LEARN ABOUT ANYTHING ELSE (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Scanning Equipment

(+) Fast, Efficient, Saves paper work & Easy to use (-) You may not really need this gadget (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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1 Review

Member Advice on HTML

(+) Simple to use (-) Only makes simple pages (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2004)

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1 Review

Cyrix, Intel & AMD - CPU war

(+) Low prices (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2000)

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4 reviews

Member Advice on DVD Players

(+) High Quality Picture, Audio, Special Features (-) New Technology On The Way (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Speakers

(+) Can make a real difference to the sound of your hi-fi (-) A real minefield of competing products (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2002)

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Member Advice on Choosing a Hi-fi

(+) Good cinema sound (-) Many systems "mis-sold" (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2005)

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1 Review

Member Advice on Plasma televisions

(+) Picture/Sound Quality are far superior, takes up less room than the average television. (-) The sound and picture are not always in synch (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2004)

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Clarity Walker Telephone

(+) Good tool to use if you are hard of hearing (-) None that I can see (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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Member Advice on MD Vs MP3

(+) MiniDisk - Portable and not overly expenisive, MP3 - you can sotre loads of music (-) MiniDisk - You can't store more tan 320minutes max. MP3 - either more expenisve, bigger in size, or uses expensive Solidstae memory. (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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a real Bobby Dazzler.....

Advantages: some absolute bargains can be found
Disadvantages: beware 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 ...

unnameable 11.12.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Computer Fairs & Shows

Bargain Hunt

Advantages: Bargains galore
Disadvantages: Some 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 ...

nicanddarrell 25.10.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Computer Fairs & Shows

Do you like a good deal.

Advantages: Much cheaper than a shop
Disadvantages: Some 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 le ...

Night_Rider 10.02.2002 · Read full review
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Review of Member Advice on Computer Fairs & Shows

Computer Fairs North East

Advantages: Save £££s, A day out even!!
Disadvantages: somtimes 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, b ...

paulbowes2k1 07.09.2001 · Read full review
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Computer Fairs a bargain palace

Advantages: Relatively cheap and cheerful with all the usual faces.
Disadvantages: Can 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 g ...

see-search.com 02.02.2003 · Read full review
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