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Community Level 2FallScrape

FallScrape

Unexperienced beware

AdvantagesMainly local, quick and often empty

Disadvantagesstaff with little knowledge, all to ready to pass you to someone else

"...and advice. I do shop in PC world, but I do so only when it is the nearest or most convienent. I also consider myself well versed in computers and a geek. I also emensly enjoy frustrating staff with questions - and why not? That's what they are there for. Advice. First, lets start with advice. Most of their technicians are trained simply for selling and many do not have the technical know how to answer questions. I do understand about 90% of ..." Read review
16.02.2003

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Community Level 4ayanayuk

ayanayuk

Pretty Crap World - REVISITED

AdvantagesQuick if you don't mind being ripped off and lied to

DisadvantagesLying and inept salespeople, inflated prices, dodgy service

"...at the bottom*** I originally slated PC World in my first review of them, but following the need for a new laptop I decided to see what they had on offer. Has Ayan lost his mind? Has all his technical savvy been abducted by aliens? Is he succumbing to the bright lights and glossy fascias of hghstreet stores? Well the answer to all three of the above is a firm NO, but at the end of the day it came down to basic economics. What I use a latop ..." Read review
31.08.2001

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Community Level 5jayandfoo

jayandfoo

Easy-PC Review with images

AdvantagesEasy ordering, dedicated Account Manager

DisadvantagesRecent delays on items that show as being in stock

"This is a review on PC World Business rather than the ordinary PC World Store. Unfortunately, as there isn't a category for PC World Business (as I will refer to as PCWB) so I've had to put the review here. I first encountered PC World Business when I started my current job over 3 years ago. One of my main tasks at the point was to re-order stock. As we are a Software Development company, we were constantly ordering PC supplies and development ..." Read review
08.06.2005

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Community Level 2Redwitch

Redwitch

PC World Stamping Down Service

AdvantagesLarge range of PC's

DisadvantagesStaff know nothing about them

"...bought our first system from PC World, as newbies we thought we were getting good advice and good service... until we came to upgrade that is. If you're a newcomer to PC's then you don't always know the right questions to ask, but we geared ourselves with a few that we thought would keep us right. However PC World have trained their staff well, trained them in the black art of misinformation. I'm not saying they lie to you, no, they just neglect ..." Read review
07.08.2001

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Community Level 4jamespugh

jamespugh

WHERE IN THE WORLD not here please

AdvantagesGood selction

DisadvantagesVery poor pricing system

"...so called ‘World of PC’s’ PC WORLD. That reason being, to warn any potential customers that it’s not a very good place to shop. SO WHAT ARE IT’S PRICES LIKE? Prices of the products has been very high, and has been for the past few years; a little disappointing. For example in the games section of the store, (Where I am if I ever have to go in there) is overly priced. Pc games which usually cost around £29.99 at ..." Read review
19.08.2001

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Community Level 1gin197

gin197

After sales or After thought

Advantageslots of shops

Disadvantagesafter sales

"Take this as a warning, PC Worlds after sales care in my experience, is poor in the extreme. My computer a Hewlett Packard, brought new in June 2000. Unfortunatley come 8 months later the hard drive starts making funny sounds. Ok, things go wrong. So i sort out the reciept and off to the shop i go, base unit under arm. Hello nice service centre person explain problem, kept waiting while they disappear into another room for 15 minutes. On re apperance ..." Read review
11.03.2001

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Community Level 5cabletow

cabletow

PC World everything a superstore should not be

Advantageseverything under one roof

DisadvantagesIf you can find someone to help you

"PC world is a surprise. 8 years ago I wondered to my self how a superstore,dedicated to only computers could survive in the industrial state battleground on the outskirts of town, apparently competing with the likes of Tescos, Asda, Comet, Curries, etc. The battle however has seen more specialised superstores take arms in the struggle to wrest cash from us, Joe Public. Mothercare, Toys R us, Momas and Poppas, and Pets mart.all have found the cheaper ..." Read review
27.03.2002

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Not keen at all on the hard sell from PCWorld

AdvantagesOut of town and easy to park

DisadvantagesOverly pushy sales staff

"...best value for money - PC World, Curry's and Argos all had the exact model at the same price, so on Sunday afternoon, I went off shopping! I must add, that before I left the house, I popped onto PC Worlds web site one last time, where I did a "dummy order" and checked that the actual laptop that we wanted was in stock - and it was. In the area I chose to shop, there is an out of town retail part (Chichester in West Sussex) where Currys and PC World ..." Read review
23.09.2013

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Community Level 2pepperjulie

pepperjulie

PCWorld Business user v Home user

Advantagesbeing a "PCWorld" Business user

Disadvantagesbeing a home user

"I was a home PC user before returning to work after my child had started school. Having 3 children and not a lot of spare cash I wanted the best I could for my money. With husband in tow I visited our local PC World store. Having only ever gazed through the windows before we were completely horrified at all the computer equipment on show. Being complete novices we made our way to the nearest sales assistant. A young chap, nicely turned out ..." Read review
18.08.2002

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Community Level 5Baywatch_F...

Baywatch_Fan2002

The computer tecnicians don't know a thing

Advantagesloads of various stock

Disadvantagesvery unhelpful staff that dont know what they're doing

"...may do too! Paul went into PC World last night to go and get some software for his computer. He asked the only available member of staff a question about the software and surprise surprise, he didn't know! So he asked the security guard and the security guard knew more about the software and computers than the member of staff! Maybe they should switch jobs!!!! hehehehehehe!!!!! Thinking of going to PC World then? Well the only advantage to ..." Read review
01.10.2002

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Community Level 5pbyron

pbyron

Cautious buyers only

AdvantagesGood range and not bad prices for a high street shop

DisadvantagesSales staff will always try and sell you something bigger

"...right direction. However, on this occassion PC World were advertising on television and had one of their many infamous sales, where supposedly everything had been knocked down so low in price that you could probably have got away with buying 10 computers and still have change left from a 100 pound. If only this were so! The first thing I noticed was that if I didn't say anything to the staff about my knowledge of computers, they treated me ..." Read review
20.03.2001

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Community Level 5vassilis73

vassilis73

PC World-My experience

AdvantagesExtensive ranges of PCs, laptops, printers, software, peripherals

DisadvantagesQuality of service depends on the person who will serve you.

"PC World is Britain's largest specialist chain of computer superstores. It belongs to Dixons Group (which has under its umbrella companies such as Currys, The Link , Dixons –of course, and other companies. It also has the 15% of Kotsovolos S.A , the leading electrical retailer of Greece!! Which is a massive company for the Greek reality! I bought my cooker from there when I was living in Greece.) I am referring to the background of the PC World ..." Read review
28.05.2003

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Break the mould

AdvantagesLocal, see what you get before buying

DisadvantagesCan be expensive

"...my Pentium II 350 mhz Pc was the bees knees but time marches on and countless new programs and free downloads reduced this once powerful machine to a sloth like crawl. A quick fix was Ram booster free off the net but this was never going to answer the demands from countless new and more demanding software brought home by my darling children who insisted on hogging the machine. I like to see what I'm buying so I did a trawl around the Pc vendors ..." Read review
30.06.2001

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Community Level 5SandraR

SandraR

Are You Taking The PC World Out Of Me

AdvantagesThey do sell a large range of items and sometimes have some bargains in store.

DisadvantagesThe sales staff are badly trained and don't seem to have a clue about the products they are supposed to be selling or about customer service.

"...had some shopping vouchers for PC World and as I needed a new hard drive for my computer I decided to take a look at their website before visiting my local store to see what they had to offer. As with a lot of other web sites they don't always stock the same items in the shops as they sell on their site so it is best to telephone the store before visiting if you don't want a wasted journey. Now as a regular visitor to the PC World site I knew ..." Read review
15.10.2001

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Community Level 5digitalburn

digitalburn

Slippery when wet

AdvantagesGenerally good range, safe if you prepare beforehand and treat it responsibly

DisadvantagesPricey, will try to dupe you into buying more than you bargined for if you give them half a chance

"...little bit of advice for PC World survival. I’ve never had a particularly bad experience in there. Nor have I had a particularly good one. So I hope I can give a reasonably balanced opinion. Being a fairly computer literate person, it is difficult for me to envisage what it must be like to enter the place (or anywhere like it) as a computer illiterate person. At least, I know what it’s like – big warehouse, horrible colour scheme and aimless staff, ..." Read review
18.08.2001

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