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Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #125 on: December 05, 2020, 06:22:38 pm »
But the NUC’s are just nice things!! I haven’t found an excuse for another, but...

Nuc's are very nice and I found a fanless case to transplant it into which is very slim and would look nice under the TV, but, we have two decent pc's and a tablet would get much more use from me as well as from turbo use.  It sort of makes sense really.

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #126 on: December 09, 2020, 10:12:33 am »
Gah!  We've fallen foul of the Curry's PC World Black Friday "technical issues" and it looks like our order for the tablet is unlikely to be fulfilled.  Of course in legal terms they can squirm out as there is never an obligation to sell as such but though they claim technical issues their website pricing is not a clear and obvious error and it is still current up there for the world to see.  Advertising something at such a price to fish for custom is of course illegal but I doubt that any action or sanction will befall them.

Oh well, another retailer to put on my black list.   

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #127 on: December 09, 2020, 08:33:39 pm »
Gah!  We've fallen foul of the Curry's PC World Black Friday "technical issues" and it looks like our order for the tablet is unlikely to be fulfilled.  Of course in legal terms they can squirm out as there is never an obligation to sell as such but though they claim technical issues their website pricing is not a clear and obvious error and it is still current up there for the world to see.  Advertising something at such a price to fish for custom is of course illegal but I doubt that any action or sanction will befall them.

Oh well, another retailer to put on my black list.


Currys PC World agrees to honour Black Friday prices of cancelled orders
Sic transit and all that..

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #128 on: December 10, 2020, 07:50:36 am »
Gah!  We've fallen foul of the Curry's PC World Black Friday "technical issues" and it looks like our order for the tablet is unlikely to be fulfilled.  Of course in legal terms they can squirm out as there is never an obligation to sell as such but though they claim technical issues their website pricing is not a clear and obvious error and it is still current up there for the world to see.  Advertising something at such a price to fish for custom is of course illegal but I doubt that any action or sanction will befall them.

Oh well, another retailer to put on my black list.


Currys PC World agrees to honour Black Friday prices of cancelled orders


Unfortunately we bought after their stipulated cutoff date so we are not included.  Their offer was still on the website yesterday but they have finally taken it down today.  Yesterday I tried to buy again but guess what?  Yep, unable to complete the transaction.

Samsung has it's usual seasonal refund scheme running at the moment and we had hoped to get both the back Friday discount and the Samsung refund but we'll have to settle for just the Samsung refund.  As the price is the same everywhere there is no need to patronise CPCW.

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #129 on: December 10, 2020, 09:17:20 am »
Gah!  We've fallen foul of the Curry's PC World Black Friday "technical issues" and it looks like our order for the tablet is unlikely to be fulfilled.  Of course in legal terms they can squirm out as there is never an obligation to sell as such but though they claim technical issues their website pricing is not a clear and obvious error and it is still current up there for the world to see.  Advertising something at such a price to fish for custom is of course illegal but I doubt that any action or sanction will befall them.

Oh well, another retailer to put on my black list.

My mum worked for Trading Standards and we were never allowed to buy anything from Currys because of the amount of complaints she received.

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #130 on: December 10, 2020, 09:27:17 am »
This does not surprise me.  When I was doing the pro bond clinic many clients had issues with them.  They are not unique of course.

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #131 on: December 10, 2020, 02:07:14 pm »
Gah!  We've fallen foul of the Curry's PC World Black Friday "technical issues" and it looks like our order for the tablet is unlikely to be fulfilled.  Of course in legal terms they can squirm out as there is never an obligation to sell as such but though they claim technical issues their website pricing is not a clear and obvious error and it is still current up there for the world to see.  Advertising something at such a price to fish for custom is of course illegal but I doubt that any action or sanction will befall them.

Oh well, another retailer to put on my black list.

My mum worked for Trading Standards and we were never allowed to buy anything from Currys because of the amount of complaints she received.

How are you getting on with your Kickr Core?  mllePB's arrived this week.  It's her Christmas pressie so it's not set up yet but I guess that it probably will be before Christmas Day.

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #132 on: December 10, 2020, 02:27:35 pm »
Gah!  We've fallen foul of the Curry's PC World Black Friday "technical issues" and it looks like our order for the tablet is unlikely to be fulfilled.  Of course in legal terms they can squirm out as there is never an obligation to sell as such but though they claim technical issues their website pricing is not a clear and obvious error and it is still current up there for the world to see.  Advertising something at such a price to fish for custom is of course illegal but I doubt that any action or sanction will befall them.

Oh well, another retailer to put on my black list.


Currys PC World agrees to honour Black Friday prices of cancelled orders


Unfortunately we bought after their stipulated cutoff date so we are not included.  Their offer was still on the website yesterday but they have finally taken it down today.  Yesterday I tried to buy again but guess what?  Yep, unable to complete the transaction.

Samsung has it's usual seasonal refund scheme running at the moment and we had hoped to get both the back Friday discount and the Samsung refund but we'll have to settle for just the Samsung refund.  As the price is the same everywhere there is no need to patronise CPCW.

Bought one from John Lewis online for the same price as CPCW were pretending to sell it and we can still claim the Samsung cashback on top.  That's my Christmas pressie sorted and everything we need to get the turbo up and running.   

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #133 on: December 10, 2020, 03:15:02 pm »
Gah!  We've fallen foul of the Curry's PC World Black Friday "technical issues" and it looks like our order for the tablet is unlikely to be fulfilled.  Of course in legal terms they can squirm out as there is never an obligation to sell as such but though they claim technical issues their website pricing is not a clear and obvious error and it is still current up there for the world to see.  Advertising something at such a price to fish for custom is of course illegal but I doubt that any action or sanction will befall them.

Oh well, another retailer to put on my black list.

My mum worked for Trading Standards and we were never allowed to buy anything from Currys because of the amount of complaints she received.

How are you getting on with your Kickr Core?  mllePB's arrived this week.  It's her Christmas pressie so it's not set up yet but I guess that it probably will be before Christmas Day.

Really well. I just had to get an ANT+ dongle to make the Macbook connect more reliably but all fine apart from that.

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #134 on: December 10, 2020, 04:55:41 pm »
That's good. 👍

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #135 on: December 11, 2020, 03:00:10 pm »
John Lewis delivered where CPCW failed.  I have  been checking it and setting it up.  I am using it now.  Lurvly!!!

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #136 on: December 12, 2020, 07:44:43 am »
So, a whole week later and mysteriously CPCW have decided to send me an email suggesting that they are now processing my order for free delivery for any day except Friday Dec 11th December.  The email is timed at 03:01 12th December.  D'oh!

Anyway, I have an order number but nothing else and the order number is completely ignored by their own Track My Order process which is accessed by a button on the email.  It goes to their website but entering details results in, well, a page reset.

The one useful bit of information is how I can return the item and if I paid by PayPal which I did, I can get a full refund. 

Let's see how this one goes, eh?

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #137 on: December 13, 2020, 06:22:13 pm »
Do you know the courier and tracking number? I’ve had ones where the link went to the wrong page, but the tracking number was correct.

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #138 on: December 14, 2020, 08:46:43 am »
This is CPCW's own tracking system.  They have acknowledged the order but nothing more from them.  I have little expectation of the order being processed this side of 2021, if ever.

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #139 on: December 15, 2020, 05:44:07 pm »
Completely unsurprisingly, CPCW has now cancelled my order.  Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ are no longer available for delivery apparently unless I go and order one now costing £80 more.

Just as well then that John Lewis were able to honour our order and did so with absolutely no fuss.   Their loss now and in future.  I'll not waste time and money with them ever again.

Re: Turbo / smart trainers - what to buy and what to avoid.
« Reply #140 on: December 19, 2020, 09:58:12 am »
Had serious problem with them when we bought a cooker.  Sadly they don't have enough competition since Comet* went.  In York Comet were nearly next door to Currys.

* Wiki says "The UK Computer Group bought the rights to the Comet brand and the website from the liquidators Deloitte in December 2019.[80] In July 2020, they promised a relaunch on social media.[citation needed] In August 2020 the Comet website was relaunched as a trading name of Misco Technologies.[81] All former Comet stores remain closed and there are no known plans to reopen any physical locations.[82]"

 
Sic transit and all that..