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    (Original post by Lord Hysteria)
    Oh sorry, the actual charger that connects to the mains ... I'm pretty sure I can use the generic one (which I have and seems to work fine) and not have to buy a new ADVENT one?

    Is £120 a rip off? They charge £100 at PC World.
    Oh, yeah a generic one is fine provided the power outputs are the same.

    First time I've seen something cheaper at PC World. :rofl:
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Oh, yeah a generic one is fine provided the power outputs are the same.

    First time I've seen something cheaper at PC World. :rofl:
    PC World is a large corporation, therefore they can exercise economies of scale ... and make costs go down, and prices go down.

    I should have known this basic fact of economics, and anticipated the local computer shop to be more expensive.
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    (Original post by Lord Hysteria)
    PC World is a large corporation, therefore they can exercise economies of scale ... and make costs go down, and prices go down.

    I should have known this basic fact of economics, and anticipated the local computer shop to be more expensive.
    Did you not get a quote from the local computer shop first?
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    Did you not get a quote from the local computer shop first?
    Long story, but the guy wasn't there so I left it with them and they said the tech guy would phone me later ... he did, and by then had pretty much started looking at it. Anyway, it is only £20 so ... it's not that bad.

    Anyway, I think he is trying to scam me in buying a power pack I don't need. I just wanted to be sure .
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    How much is delivery?
    about £7:mad:
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    about £7:mad:
    :rofl: :mmm:
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Oh hai :awesome:
    :hi:
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Oh hai :awesome:
    :hello:
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    How are you both?
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    How are you both?
    Fine thanks, a bit bored, waiting for the football. :pierre:

    Yourself?
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Fine thanks, a bit bored, waiting for the football. :pierre:

    Yourself?
    Tired.

    I'm doing an awful lot of overtime at work at the minute. What sucks quite majorly is that I'll be at work when the footie's on and because they're a bunch of fascists, they're not letting us watch it, except during our tea breaks. :rolleyes:

    They're trying their best, though - at least they're pumping in BBC Radio 5 Live through the speakers at a volume equivalent to about 40dB which will clearly drown out the volume of the machinery, which in places operates at about 95dB. :hmpf:
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    Tired.

    I'm doing an awful lot of overtime at work at the minute. What sucks quite majorly is that I'll be at work when the footie's on and because they're a bunch of fascists, they're not letting us watch it, except during our tea breaks. :rolleyes:

    They're trying their best, though - at least they're pumping in BBC Radio 5 Live through the speakers at a volume equivalent to about 40dB which will clearly drown out the volume of the machinery, which in places operates at about 95dB. :hmpf:
    :rofl:
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    So, what did people think about the Budget yesterday?

    I thought:
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Fine thanks, a bit bored, waiting for the football. :pierre:

    Yourself?
    AWAY WITH YOUR FRENCHIES!!! THEY BE PANTS AT FOOTBALL!!! :fight:

    Good games last night, Greece were awful. Hope England win.

    In other note, this weekend will result in the creation of more pages, after my IET form is complete.

    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    So, what did people think about the Budget yesterday?
    I think it's quite a good budget for students, nothing major announced (except for possibly the 20% VAT), and proves that we're cured of our insanity from 1997. Spending money means you lose the money, Gordon, it doean't grow on trees.
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    Why do people cry so much about VAT increases? It's not like much happened when they reduced it to 15% for a year. And when it rose again after that, most stores kept the same price tags they'd always had. So it's more a business tax than anything else. It's businesses that are responsible for paying VAT at the end of the day, not the customers.
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    (Original post by Dez)
    Why do people cry so much about VAT increases? It's not like much happened when they reduced it to 15% for a year. And when it rose again after that, most stores kept the same price tags they'd always had. So it's more a business tax than anything else. It's businesses that are responsible for paying VAT at the end of the day, not the customers.
    But then the businesses will usually pass this cost increase on to the consumer. Still, 2.5% is negligible in the grand scheme of things and people should stop QQ-ing about it - it's going to put a couple of pence on the cost of a packet of chocolate biscuits - whoop-de-*******-doo. It's a necessity, unfortunately, after 13 years of fiscal mismanagement.

    You're right about the point about keeping the same price tags, though - a lot of firms will try to absorb the cost on price-competitive products where they can; it's a great marketing strategy.
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    i just bought another hard drive :ninja:
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    (Original post by Tathrim)
    I think it's quite a good budget for students, nothing major announced (except for possibly the 20% VAT), and proves that we're cured of our insanity from 1997. Spending money means you lose the money, Gordon, it doean't grow on trees.
    Precisely. It really gets me cross that most students seem to have a pathological hatred for the Conservatives. At the end of the day, this budget is increasing our income tax allowance, at a cost of a few extra quid a month on VAT. **** and booze aren't going up and if you're a Cider drinker, you're in the money! There might be a little pain in the Autumn Spending Review as the education budget and thus the number of university places will inevitably be cut, but I don't see that as an especially bad thing, providing that funding is cut in the right areas - i.e. areas that don't realise long-term value to the economy.
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    i just bought another hard drive :ninja:
    You could just stream your porn... :fyi:
 
 
 
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