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Win7 upgrade discs finally arrived

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Yebutt, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Yebutt

    Yebutt Flightless Bird

    That was a bit of a long wait. I bought 2 new laptops just before xmas from
    a UK retailer, who told me about the cheap Win7 upgrade from vi$ta. I
    applied online on Tuesday 15th Dec, and was charged £ 21.42 each. Well i
    thought i was as i gave my full card details. On the 12th Jan i received
    payment instructions fro a wire transfer to MentorMedia in the Czech
    Republic. Then found i couldn't send payments outside the uk and had to pay
    a 3rd party £ 25.00 to do the wire transfers. On 18th Jan i was informed my
    payment was successful, and the 24th Jan an email told me goods were ready
    for shipping. They both arrived today ! Just seemed a long while, and a long
    drawn out process. Plus not as cheap as the store had me to believe. I'm not
    hard done by, just incase anybody is going through the same process -
    thought it would be worthy of a mention !
    Yebutt
     
  2. Chuck

    Chuck Flightless Bird

    Never, never, never use a wire transfer. It's a favorate method used by the
    scammers.
    "Yebutt" <news@ten.ten> wrote in message
    news:WE1an.34843$Ym4.13659@text.news.virginmedia.com...
    > That was a bit of a long wait. I bought 2 new laptops just before xmas
    > from a UK retailer, who told me about the cheap Win7 upgrade from vi$ta. I
    > applied online on Tuesday 15th Dec, and was charged £ 21.42 each. Well i
    > thought i was as i gave my full card details. On the 12th Jan i received
    > payment instructions fro a wire transfer to MentorMedia in the Czech
    > Republic. Then found i couldn't send payments outside the uk and had to
    > pay a 3rd party £ 25.00 to do the wire transfers. On 18th Jan i was
    > informed my payment was successful, and the 24th Jan an email told me
    > goods were ready for shipping. They both arrived today ! Just seemed a
    > long while, and a long drawn out process. Plus not as cheap as the store
    > had me to believe. I'm not hard done by, just incase anybody is going
    > through the same process - thought it would be worthy of a mention !
    > Yebutt
     
  3. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    Could you divulge which UK retailer this was?

    Grenou


    "Yebutt" <news@ten.ten> wrote in message
    news:WE1an.34843$Ym4.13659@text.news.virginmedia.com...
    > That was a bit of a long wait. I bought 2 new laptops just before xmas
    > from a UK retailer, who told me about the cheap Win7 upgrade from vi$ta. I
    > applied online on Tuesday 15th Dec, and was charged £ 21.42 each. Well i
    > thought i was as i gave my full card details. On the 12th Jan i received
    > payment instructions fro a wire transfer to MentorMedia in the Czech
    > Republic. Then found i couldn't send payments outside the uk and had to
    > pay a 3rd party £ 25.00 to do the wire transfers. On 18th Jan i was
    > informed my payment was successful, and the 24th Jan an email told me
    > goods were ready for shipping. They both arrived today ! Just seemed a
    > long while, and a long drawn out process. Plus not as cheap as the store
    > had me to believe. I'm not hard done by, just incase anybody is going
    > through the same process - thought it would be worthy of a mention !
    > Yebutt
     
  4. Yebutt

    Yebutt Flightless Bird

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:vYOdnfk6bcXCB_TWnZ2dnUVZ8sudnZ2d@bt.com...
    > Could you divulge which UK retailer this was?
    >
    > Grenou


    Comet, and they were both Advents.

    Yebutt

    >
    > "Yebutt" <news@ten.ten> wrote in message
    > news:WE1an.34843$Ym4.13659@text.news.virginmedia.com...
    >> That was a bit of a long wait. I bought 2 new laptops just before xmas
    >> from a UK retailer, who told me about the cheap Win7 upgrade from vi$ta.
    >> I applied online on Tuesday 15th Dec, and was charged £ 21.42 each. Well
    >> i thought i was as i gave my full card details. On the 12th Jan i
    >> received payment instructions fro a wire transfer to MentorMedia in the
    >> Czech Republic. Then found i couldn't send payments outside the uk and
    >> had to pay a 3rd party £ 25.00 to do the wire transfers. On 18th Jan i
    >> was informed my payment was successful, and the 24th Jan an email told me
    >> goods were ready for shipping. They both arrived today ! Just seemed a
    >> long while, and a long drawn out process. Plus not as cheap as the store
    >> had me to believe. I'm not hard done by, just incase anybody is going
    >> through the same process - thought it would be worthy of a mention !
    >> Yebutt

    >
     
  5. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    Thanks for that :)
    I am surprised, my experience with Comet has been very positive (household
    appliances mainly, no computers).
    Have you contacted their customer services and complained very loudly?
    Making you use a wire transfer doesn't sound legitimate business practice,
    maybe someone needs to be made aware of this.
    Glad you got your purchases in the end, but having to wait that long is
    outragous.
    If that had happened to me, I would be quick to query this method of doing
    business.

    Grenou

    "Yebutt" <news@ten.ten> wrote in message
    news:8Lian.35207$Ym4.15474@text.news.virginmedia.com...
    >
    >
    > "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    > news:vYOdnfk6bcXCB_TWnZ2dnUVZ8sudnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> Could you divulge which UK retailer this was?
    >>
    >> Grenou

    >
    > Comet, and they were both Advents.
    >
    > Yebutt
    >
    >>
    >> "Yebutt" <news@ten.ten> wrote in message
    >> news:WE1an.34843$Ym4.13659@text.news.virginmedia.com...
    >>> That was a bit of a long wait. I bought 2 new laptops just before xmas
    >>> from a UK retailer, who told me about the cheap Win7 upgrade from vi$ta.
    >>> I applied online on Tuesday 15th Dec, and was charged £ 21.42 each. Well
    >>> i thought i was as i gave my full card details. On the 12th Jan i
    >>> received payment instructions fro a wire transfer to MentorMedia in the
    >>> Czech Republic. Then found i couldn't send payments outside the uk and
    >>> had to pay a 3rd party £ 25.00 to do the wire transfers. On 18th Jan i
    >>> was informed my payment was successful, and the 24th Jan an email told
    >>> me goods were ready for shipping. They both arrived today ! Just seemed
    >>> a long while, and a long drawn out process. Plus not as cheap as the
    >>> store had me to believe. I'm not hard done by, just incase anybody is
    >>> going through the same process - thought it would be worthy of a mention
    >>> !
    >>> Yebutt

    >>
     
  6. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    PS: I wonder if you mean PC World and not Comet.
    PC World sell Advents, Comet doesn't :)

    Grenou

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:vMidnSXGROzRZfTWnZ2dnUVZ8lOdnZ2d@bt.com...
    > Thanks for that :)
    > I am surprised, my experience with Comet has been very positive (household
    > appliances mainly, no computers).
    > Have you contacted their customer services and complained very loudly?
    > Making you use a wire transfer doesn't sound legitimate business practice,
    > maybe someone needs to be made aware of this.
    > Glad you got your purchases in the end, but having to wait that long is
    > outragous.
    > If that had happened to me, I would be quick to query this method of doing
    > business.
    >
    > Grenou
    >
    > "Yebutt" <news@ten.ten> wrote in message
    > news:8Lian.35207$Ym4.15474@text.news.virginmedia.com...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >> news:vYOdnfk6bcXCB_TWnZ2dnUVZ8sudnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>> Could you divulge which UK retailer this was?
    >>>
    >>> Grenou

    >>
    >> Comet, and they were both Advents.
    >>
    >> Yebutt
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "Yebutt" <news@ten.ten> wrote in message
    >>> news:WE1an.34843$Ym4.13659@text.news.virginmedia.com...
    >>>> That was a bit of a long wait. I bought 2 new laptops just before xmas
    >>>> from a UK retailer, who told me about the cheap Win7 upgrade from
    >>>> vi$ta. I applied online on Tuesday 15th Dec, and was charged £ 21.42
    >>>> each. Well i thought i was as i gave my full card details. On the 12th
    >>>> Jan i received payment instructions fro a wire transfer to MentorMedia
    >>>> in the Czech Republic. Then found i couldn't send payments outside the
    >>>> uk and had to pay a 3rd party £ 25.00 to do the wire transfers. On 18th
    >>>> Jan i was informed my payment was successful, and the 24th Jan an email
    >>>> told me goods were ready for shipping. They both arrived today ! Just
    >>>> seemed a long while, and a long drawn out process. Plus not as cheap as
    >>>> the store had me to believe. I'm not hard done by, just incase anybody
    >>>> is going through the same process - thought it would be worthy of a
    >>>> mention !
    >>>> Yebutt
    >>>
     
  7. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:tOidnX8-t9OyCvfWnZ2dnUVZ8vednZ2d@bt.com...
    > PS: I wonder if you mean PC World and not Comet.
    > PC World sell Advents, Comet doesn't :)
    >


    I think you'll find PC World, Comet and Dixons are all the same company now
    anyway...
     
  8. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hkeajk$v21$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    > news:tOidnX8-t9OyCvfWnZ2dnUVZ8vednZ2d@bt.com...
    >> PS: I wonder if you mean PC World and not Comet.
    >> PC World sell Advents, Comet doesn't :)
    >>

    >
    > I think you'll find PC World, Comet and Dixons are all the same company
    > now anyway...



    I am most probably wrong (happens a lot), but thought that Currys/PC
    World/Dixons were one company and Comet another.
    Will do some Googling to see who belongs to whom :)

    Grenou
     
  9. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    After some Googling:

    PC World is owned by DSG International plc.
    Comet is owned by Kesa Electricals plc.

    Long live Google :)

    Grenou



    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:0cCdnVDU9sBDLffWnZ2dnUVZ7vydnZ2d@bt.com...
    >
    >
    > "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:hkeajk$v21$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >> news:tOidnX8-t9OyCvfWnZ2dnUVZ8vednZ2d@bt.com...
    >>> PS: I wonder if you mean PC World and not Comet.
    >>> PC World sell Advents, Comet doesn't :)
    >>>

    >>
    >> I think you'll find PC World, Comet and Dixons are all the same company
    >> now anyway...

    >
    >
    > I am most probably wrong (happens a lot), but thought that Currys/PC
    > World/Dixons were one company and Comet another.
    > Will do some Googling to see who belongs to whom :)
    >
    > Grenou
     
  10. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:0cCdnVDU9sBDLffWnZ2dnUVZ7vydnZ2d@bt.com...
    >
    >
    > "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > news:hkeajk$v21$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >> "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >> news:tOidnX8-t9OyCvfWnZ2dnUVZ8vednZ2d@bt.com...
    >>> PS: I wonder if you mean PC World and not Comet.
    >>> PC World sell Advents, Comet doesn't :)
    >>>

    >>
    >> I think you'll find PC World, Comet and Dixons are all the same company
    >> now anyway...

    >
    >
    > I am most probably wrong (happens a lot), but thought that Currys/PC
    > World/Dixons were one company and Comet another.
    > Will do some Googling to see who belongs to whom :)
    >
    > Grenou


    You may be right - it's all mixed up and they all sell the same things (more
    or less) anyway! :)
     
  11. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:WOKdnVFX-KkXLvfWnZ2dnUVZ7sKdnZ2d@bt.com...
    > After some Googling:
    >
    > PC World is owned by DSG International plc.
    > Comet is owned by Kesa Electricals plc.
    >
    > Long live Google :)


    *attagirl* :)
    --
    --
    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     
  12. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Ophelia" <Ophelia@Elsinore.me.uk> wrote in message
    news:7svrmoF44fU1@mid.individual.net...
    >
    >
    > "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    > news:WOKdnVFX-KkXLvfWnZ2dnUVZ7sKdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> After some Googling:
    >>
    >> PC World is owned by DSG International plc.
    >> Comet is owned by Kesa Electricals plc.
    >>
    >> Long live Google :)

    >
    > *attagirl* :)
    > --
    > --
    > https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/


    Hehe, thanks Fuchsia Lady :)

    Grenou
     
  13. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    And when you get to the bottom of the barrel , it`s all owned by
    Microsoft . ;-)

    Jim





    On Thu, 4 Feb 2010 11:46:12 -0000, "Grenou"
    <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote:

    >After some Googling:
    >
    >PC World is owned by DSG International plc.
    >Comet is owned by Kesa Electricals plc.
    >
    >Long live Google :)
    >
    >Grenou
    >
    >
    >
    >"Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >news:0cCdnVDU9sBDLffWnZ2dnUVZ7vydnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Gordon" <gordonbparker@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >> news:hkeajk$v21$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>
    >>> "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:tOidnX8-t9OyCvfWnZ2dnUVZ8vednZ2d@bt.com...
    >>>> PS: I wonder if you mean PC World and not Comet.
    >>>> PC World sell Advents, Comet doesn't :)
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> I think you'll find PC World, Comet and Dixons are all the same company
    >>> now anyway...

    >>
    >>
    >> I am most probably wrong (happens a lot), but thought that Currys/PC
    >> World/Dixons were one company and Comet another.
    >> Will do some Googling to see who belongs to whom :)
    >>
    >> Grenou
     
  14. Yebutt

    Yebutt Flightless Bird

    "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    news:tOidnX8-t9OyCvfWnZ2dnUVZ8vednZ2d@bt.com...
    > PS: I wonder if you mean PC World and not Comet.
    > PC World sell Advents, Comet doesn't :)
    >
    > Grenou
    >
    > "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    > news:vMidnSXGROzRZfTWnZ2dnUVZ8lOdnZ2d@bt.com...
    >> Thanks for that :)
    >> I am surprised, my experience with Comet has been very positive
    >> (household appliances mainly, no computers).
    >> Have you contacted their customer services and complained very loudly?
    >> Making you use a wire transfer doesn't sound legitimate business
    >> practice, maybe someone needs to be made aware of this.
    >> Glad you got your purchases in the end, but having to wait that long is
    >> outragous.
    >> If that had happened to me, I would be quick to query this method of
    >> doing business.
    >>
    >> Grenou
    >>
    >> "Yebutt" <news@ten.ten> wrote in message
    >> news:8Lian.35207$Ym4.15474@text.news.virginmedia.com...
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Grenou" <Iamhere@someofthetime.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:vYOdnfk6bcXCB_TWnZ2dnUVZ8sudnZ2d@bt.com...
    >>>> Could you divulge which UK retailer this was?
    >>>>
    >>>> Grenou
    >>>
    >>> Comet, and they were both Advents.
    >>>
    >>> Yebutt
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Yebutt" <news@ten.ten> wrote in message
    >>>> news:WE1an.34843$Ym4.13659@text.news.virginmedia.com...
    >>>>> That was a bit of a long wait. I bought 2 new laptops just before xmas
    >>>>> from a UK retailer, who told me about the cheap Win7 upgrade from
    >>>>> vi$ta. I applied online on Tuesday 15th Dec, and was charged £ 21.42
    >>>>> each. Well i thought i was as i gave my full card details. On the 12th
    >>>>> Jan i received payment instructions fro a wire transfer to MentorMedia
    >>>>> in the Czech Republic. Then found i couldn't send payments outside the
    >>>>> uk and had to pay a 3rd party £ 25.00 to do the wire transfers. On
    >>>>> 18th Jan i was informed my payment was successful, and the 24th Jan an
    >>>>> email told me goods were ready for shipping. They both arrived today !
    >>>>> Just seemed a long while, and a long drawn out process. Plus not as
    >>>>> cheap as the store had me to believe. I'm not hard done by, just
    >>>>> incase anybody is going through the same process - thought it would be
    >>>>> worthy of a mention !
    >>>>> Yebutt

    Got them both back here today and yes they are indeed Acers (not Advents)
    from Comet !

    Yebutt
     

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