Hi, I went to PC World today to buy a new windows 8 laptop, I found a nice basic one for £350 but was then told that I had to buy a memory stick for £35 with the operating system on as all the laptops with windows 8 do not have any discs with them.....I am highly confused here as to why a memory stick has to be bought to be able to run the laptop...Oh..and the salesman then went on to try and sell me numerous other things, "or the laptop will not work efficiently without these things" i.e. for £9.95 a freephone thingy, and for £60 a virus programe, and a couple of other things...Are PC World now owned by Ryan Air or what as the price went from £350 to around £550 in 5 mins. Needless to say I left the store scratching my head and Laptopless. In the past I have just gone in there chose my laptop and left... Is it just PC World doing this or everybody, meaning, if I bought a laptop from, say, Argos, would I get it home and find no operating system on it???Just dont get it...Thanks
I'd go to Staples where, I've found, the prices are comparable but the salesmen less pushy. As has been said, you can burn recovery discs at small cost. You can have free AV (I've now switched to AVG, but Avast! is fine), and you don't need a freephone thingy. Alternative is to buy from Argos or John Lewis on line!
If you found the laptop that you liked and at the right price at PCWorld, then simply pay £350 and not buy any thing else. It is very easy just politely and calmly say : "No thanks" many times to a salesman. PCWorld, Currys, Argos..are High Street retailers so just buy from whichever that's convenient for you. Don't forget that there is regard to be had for after sales service as well.