Computer shops

  Southernboy 14:01 21 Nov 03
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I continually state that we have no local computer shops except PC World.

Does anyone know of a reliable computer shop in West Sussex, or even East Sussex? I did actually find one in Worthing, but they were absolutely hopeless. Only interested in selling what they had in stock and not prepared to order anything - rather like PC World, in fact!

  johnnyrocker 14:47 21 Nov 03

just a thought why not try a google search and narrow it from there?

johnny.

  njhux 15:59 21 Nov 03

That's quite random, because I'm after exactly the same thing. I live in East Sussex and I really need to buy a monitor, but I'm after a 19" CRT, which seems to be hard to find. i.e. PC World don't stock them.

I ordered one from dabs they have now cancelled my order after 2 weeks waiting around.

In Brighton there's a lack of computer shops. There is one called Dr. Tech at the Lewes Rd Gyratory.(If you know it?) They might be able to help. Unfortunately I need my monitor now and can't wait for one to be ordered/delivered...any ideas anyone?

  njhux 16:02 21 Nov 03

Try

click here

got a few links to some sites/shops

  Stuartli 16:23 21 Nov 03

This link from another thread has a 19in for under £120:

click here

  Stuartli 16:27 21 Nov 03

This was the thread:

click here

If you do buy one - and it's likely to prove a lot cheaper than from a local shop - the thread's contents will be of interest.

  Southernboy 14:31 24 Nov 03

computer firms than listed in the link BUT, there are all for commercial firms. Not interested in private business.

None of those listed in the link are worth considering as they are largely secondhand and/or downmarket. Computer shops have never really taken off in Brighton.

There is one in Rustington, but all they sell are their own build computers. Not interested in selling peripherals. I was not impressed by the attitude of the woman who runs it.

I envy those who live in cities since they seem to have all the reliable computer outlets.

  byfordr 16:42 24 Nov 03

Theres quite a few around Worthing, aside from the computer world. The standard of them varies greatly. Theres one in the parade of shops opposite west worthing station I must admit I don't know the name, and the selection seemed limited. IMHO go to pc world or whatever shop you find view the goods and leave. Then go online. The prices are a lot keener with a lot more selection.

Stores like worthing computer centre and chips seem long gone.

  byfordr 16:44 24 Nov 03

I've always found Simply deliver next day if they have it in stock. Good prices, but can be hard to get hold of on the phone

  Southernboy 13:36 25 Nov 03

in Worthing there are a few shops. I bought my first Amstrad PCW from Worthing Computer Centre, but they went bust when Escom (remember them?) opened up there. They were incredibly expensive and it was no suprise.

There was Adur Computer Centres with shops in Brighton, Shoreham and Worthing, but they also went bust. Frankly, I am not suprised. Not only were they expensive, but they employed job experience lads with little knowledge.

Zacs by Worthing station are still in business, but have little interest in anything more than selling what they have in stock. When I tried to order a Mitsubishi Diamond Pro monitor last year. they told me it was discontinued. I bought one online several months later with no problem.

Before I purchase from any shop, I like to get a 'feel' of the way they treat customers. This is not confined the computers, but almost anything of a specialist nature. Asking innocent questions often reveals the type of shop they are. As a photographer I was, for many years, a customer of Wallace Heation, before they were taken over by DSG. I find that small, specialist shops are generally open and honest, whereas the chains are not always. One exception is Jessops where I got helpful advice, but perhaps I was just lucky.

However, I have been lied to more times by computer salesmen than any other. Once they do that, that damns them in my eyes. I have yet to find a genuinely helpful computer shop in West or East Sussex, that is willing to deal with the private individual.

I believe the dearth of such shops is because of the online retailer which is unfortunate, because there must be many, like me, who would be willing to pay more for personal service.

  Southernboy 13:38 25 Nov 03

but the thread seems to have gone as far as it can go.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

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