People who live in London

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  1. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    I do not know if this is the appropriate place to ask this question, if not please inform me about it.
    My daughter will be going to London-Oxford for 3 weeks.She wants to buy a new vista premium PC.She is a computer illiterate.Also it will be her first trip to London.Can anyone living there recommend a good PC shop,or an internet site for me to look at.Also what about the VAT.Please tell me a way to learn these.Thanks.
     
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    shop could be anyone, but i would recomend two things:
    1. buy a computer from a retailer with good international warranty, make sure you can get it fixed free of cost when she returns
    2. get one from a larger chain, it'll be easier to claim the VAT back when returning home (you'll have to pay full price first, and get the VAT back when leaving)
     
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    i went shopping today for a computer with a friend in London lol
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=674169

    Dells are OK, or you can go to PCWorld. VAT is included in the price for everything so you don't have to add it on after, it's 17.5%. if you get desperate for help and she's near i'll meet her at a computer shop to help pick one if you want, but if i had a daughter i don't think i'd go for that lol. i can look in my local branch and suggest one though.
     
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    i've seen a lot of people buy stuff from here -
    http://www.komplett.co.uk/
    i've never used them though, i don't really like online shopping

    me and my friend just decided to get one from Dell in the end, we didn't find anything good in the shops - PCWorld, Curry's etc. we're probably going to get this one, it's reduced by £100 -
    http://configure.euro.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&kc=&oc=D015009

    if you go to the Dell UK home page and click on the laptops or desktops, then click on a bit, there's a link on those pages that tells you about reduced computers. like here -
    http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/inspn_6400?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs
    Save £70 (Inc vat).
    Save £50 (Inc vat).

    you can get coupon codes too from these places -
    http://www.retailmenot.com/ i think they are the same people as bugmenot
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4980 lol

    http://www.onlinestorecoupon.com./ShopbyCategory/electroniccoupons.htm
    http://dealnews.com/coupons/
    http://www.currentcodes.com/

    i really don't know anything about those coupon code sites, so it would be best to look them up if anyone plans to use them!
     
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    Tottenham Court Road in London has LOTS of small independent computer shops where she can see a wide range of machines and where prices are up for discussion!
     
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    i'll wouch for komplett, it's a norwegian company from the beginning, but i've had dealings with them both in norway, ireland and sweden. never any issues.
     
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    Thanks for all your answers.
     
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