Discrepancy and where does one buy the computer?

  benhp 13:51 08 Mar 12
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There is a discrepancy between your prices and that of the website: Website: Chillblast Fusion Neutrino 3.3 GHz Core i5, 8GB, 1000GB, Peripherals Our price: £466.66 ex VAT (£559.99 inc VAT) Chillblast Fusion Neutron 3.3 GHz Core i5, 8GB, 1000GB, Peripherals Our price: £466.66 ex VAT (£559.99 inc VAT) PC Advisor: Chillblast Fusion Neutron review (& Neutrino) what's the difference between the 2. They seem to be the same with different names? £499 inc VAT Manufacturer: Chillblast Our Rating: By Paul Monckton | PC Advisor | 08 September 11

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:16 08 Mar 12

Recent flooding in Thailand has caused a shortage in Hard drives and this has pushed up the price of all computers.

  Woolwell 14:21 08 Mar 12

You buy it at Chillblast. There are 2 reviews by PCA Neutron and Neutrino. Different cases.

  lotvic 14:42 08 Mar 12

Neutrino and Neutron have different cases

CIT Shadow ATX Case

EZCool A200D ATX Case

http://www.chillblast.com/Chillblast-Fusion-Neutrino.html

http://www.chillblast.com/Chillblast-Fusion-Neutron.html

and the price - the review that you quote from 08 September 11 (6 months ago) couldn't find that but found the review from last November.

see and read Matt Egan's (editor of PC Advisor) response http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/reviews/desktop-pc/3314854/chillblast-fusion-neutrino-review/ "When PC makers supply products for review, we require that they agree to sell them as reviewed, at that price, for two months after publication. However, due to the floods in Thailand and the effect they are having on supply of hard drives, we are in a unique situation. In essence, it is now costing vendors like Chillblast up to £200 more to make a PC with a hard drive. If we held them to the agreement to sell at the quoted price, given that they have a review on the UK's most popular technology magazine website, there's every chance it could have serious financial implications. So we've asked them to purchase sufficient stock to be able to set a stable price, and then we'll try to update the relevant reviews. There's more on this, including a comment from Chillblast, in the comments of this story" - link follows if you go to the page

  Matt Egan 13:42 09 Mar 12

Thankyou lotvic. You're all correct. Carry on. I believe I may even had a phone conversation with Benhp about this yesterday, too! There are two issues here: It's more than two months since the review was published, and the product has a different name, so the pricing is none of PC Advisor's business. More pertinantly, it has a different case anyway. Chillblast can name its price, you as a customer can decide whether that is good value (or, indeed, check other PC Advisor reviews and buying advice, and the good denizens of our Forum!)

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