Dixons knocks £200 off laptops before Xmas...
...but angles to get it back in the new year
Dixons chains Currys and PC World will knock £200 off the price of a new notebook, provided you buy it this month.
And when you hand over your cash, the two DSG brands will also give you a £50 voucher to spend on software and accessories, Dixons said today. You'll also get £15 toward apps sold through its KnowHow App Centre, the software-centric virtual shop it leases from Intel.
The deal doesn't apply to refurbished notebooks, and anyone hoping to get themselves a cut-price Apple MacBook will be disappointed, but Dixons' deal covers everything else.
The only gotcha we can see: the £50 voucher is emailed to you, so keep an eye on your spam filter. The voucher can only be used from 6 to 29 February 2012, and you have to spend at least £200 to claim it - so you can see how Dixons hopes to get most of its discount back... ®
Looks plainly obvious to me..
Am I the only one that sees this as a tpyical retail style marketing approach that suggests you get something at a knockdown price when in effect, you're not?
For those commentards too lazy to check for themselves...
...the voucher offer and the _up to_ £200 off (depends on model) offer are separate.
I agree the article could have been written more clearly, but I think it took as much as 20 seconds to check the PCWorld site.
Any promotion that says "up to" in small letters hoping you won't notice goes straight in the bin.
"I agree the article could have been written more clearly, but I think it took as much as 20 seconds to check the PCWorld site"
Yes, but el Reg is /supposed/ to be a news aggregator (with a teensy bit of editorial control chucked in).
I have to side with those above who are critical of the poorly written churnalism that TFA is an example of.
Move along please, nothing to see here.
£200 off *selected* laptops.
Like a core i3 box with 4GB Ram, 500GB HD, *was* £599, now £399.
In other words, over-priced laptops brought down to slightly below market values and a voucher to allow you to spend even more in the new year. Marketing men, eh? Gotta love 'em!