The European PC market remains one big bargain basement clear-out, according to Q2 stats from channel analyst Context. Sales-out data collated from major distributors in the region showed that vendors' price-cutting efforts to reduce the glut of PCs in the supply chain fuelled a 3 per cent sales rise but as a result, …
Poor rich man.
Good, now after a few more bank loans and more money stripped from the masses these 'in' boys will have accepts they're crap and can't run the economy. Closer we get to freedom now.
Because we're being ripped off
I was in Denver last week and visited Best Buy at Park Meadows (on County Line Road if you've ever been there) where they have an ASUS Transformer on sale for $399 - that's about £250. The exact same device on Amazon starts at £349 and some are trying to flog them for well over £400. At EBuyer its £359 ex VAT! That's £100-£160, $160-$250, 40%-60+% more.
In the internet age, that's shameless. The same seems to be happening with all kit. Is it surprising that in a largely technophobic nation folks are finding the modest investment in a smartphone and the occasional visit to Maplins for spares is a good substitute for way more cash than their friends over the channel or their cousins over the pond have to fork out?