Highstreet or internet?

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  1. v CJ v

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    Your advice.

    Would you buy a 360 from the internet (Play.com £20 cheaper than a highstreet including P&P)

    or from a highstreet store (Game)

    Your answer, and Why?
     
  2. Trist

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    Personally I'd go internet and save the cash.

    The way I see it... you've got the following to consider when buying an Xbox on the internet

    Pros of buying on the internet
    - You don't have to venture into a sweaty smelly game shop ;)
    - Cheaper

    Cons of buying on the internet
    - No highstreet shop to take it back to should it break. You'll probably have to post it off...
    - You have to wait for it to be delivered, buying in a shop means you'll have it to play with straight away

    Basically if you value to importance of having somewhere where you can swap it should it break get it in store.... if not save the cash and get it on t'internet :)
     
  3. m4rkie23

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    Prob the shop. If it ever had to go back i think it would be easier to deal with a shop than posting it off????
     
  4. Desmo

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    For £20 difference? I'd pick the shop as it's easier to return if/when it goes pop.
     
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    I got a deal at argos a couple months ago when I got my 360 and it was hard to beat anywhere, 360 premium, halo 3 and any other 360 game plus another controler, stearing wheel and stand and all for £250 when you added the other stuff to the basket.

    They dont have the same deal on atm but they always change their deals, the one they have on now gives you the premium console for £249 and if you add this bestsellers game pack to the basket to you get it free with it http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/s...00701&langId=-1&searchTerms=5687851&x=16&y=13.
     
  6. dan1979

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    I've found in-store deals to be just as good/better than online.

    Also by buying in-store from somewhere like gamestation you can instantly trade-in parts of a bundle you don't want.
     
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    With the 360 go to a store, GameStation is the best because if theres any problems you can simply take it back to the shop for a replacment!!

    I got my 1st from play.com it broke 6 months later, spoke to them and they washed their hands of me taking no reponsability even though they are supposed to. They just said send it to MS.

    I did this, then went to gamestation and bought an Elite full price, no offers or free games. Even though i paid full price the extra money i paid is well worht when you know you can take it back to a store and get a replacment straight away with no hassle.

    As for the old one i sold it once it came back!
     
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    What he said.
    But if the difference were £50.00 or more I'd be pressing the "buy now" button
    ;)
     
  9. Ico.

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    For any hardware I always go the route of a highstreet retailer. I've always had pretty good customer service from Game and I know any problems and I can go straight back to the shop.

    Worth it IMO.:smashin:
     
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    From my experience, buying from the highstreet was the best option.
    My first 360 suffered the RROD and it was purchased from pc world, i took it back and they swapped it over there and then, price was competetive for the bundle i got as well.
     
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    I think the days of buying in a shop just so you have somewhere to bring it back to no longer has any appeal to me. The shops wash their hands of it after 28 days and tell you to go to the manufacturer anyway. The gamble for me is will something happen in the first month, after that your no better off.
     
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    I'm not sure that's true. Read the posts around the forums regarding returns.
    Most high street shops are good for returns. Game, Gamestation, Argos etc.

    It is the law after all :D

    G
     
  13. Immortaleffectz

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    I do buy games from shops mainly. But have starting buy some things on-line.
     
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    I know its supposed to be the law, but Currys and HMV will not budge, from my experiences anyway. What can you do when they point blank refuse to take responsibility.
     
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    The only reason I bought mine high street, was cos I wanted one there and then and be able to take it home and play, rather than have to wait 7-10 days for delivery. :D
     
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    I know what you mean! Its such a killer waiting for somthing to be delivered!
     
  17. Munkey Boy

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    1. Print the DTI fact sheet from the FAQ, highlighting key phrases - hand it to them.
    2. If they still don't budge, ring their head office. In front of a queue of potential customers for extra effect.
    3. If they still don't budge, ring your local Trading Standards department or Consumer Direct who will get things going for you. They can report their head office if they are not fulfilling their legal obligation.

    Assuming you are within the law, it'll get resolved, and alot easier than buying online. I always go highstreet for hardware when the price is as similar as 360s are.
     
  18. v CJ v

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    Sound advice Munkey Boy

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