Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    31,210
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2,003 times in 709 posts

    Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    Milton Keynes and Northampton will see the stores-within-stores later this summer.
    Read more.

  2. #2
    Editable... jimbouk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    2,776
    Thanks
    227
    Thanked
    233 times in 186 posts
    • jimbouk's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asrock B450M-HDV R4.0
      • CPU:
      • AMD Ryzen 5 3600
      • Memory:
      • Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz C16
      • Storage:
      • Sabrent Rocket Q 1TB NVMe PCIe M.2 2280
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Pulse RX 580 8GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Core Gold GC-650
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li PC-V1100 ATX
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • AOC CU34G2/BK 34" Widescreen
      • Internet:
      • EE FTC

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    Odd, large Tesco stores tend to have a reasonable electrical range. Not really desktop PCs, but they cover most other bases. Guess maybe they aren't making them much money flogging cheap toaster, TVs and hoovers?

  3. #3
    Now 100% Apple free cheesemp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Near the New forest
    Posts
    2,711
    Thanks
    281
    Thanked
    195 times in 136 posts
    • cheesemp's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS TUF x570-plus
      • CPU:
      • Ryzen 3600
      • Memory:
      • 16gb Corsair RGB ram
      • Storage:
      • 256Gb NVMe + 500Gb TcSunbow SDD (cheap for games only)
      • Graphics card(s):
      • RX 480 8Gb Nitro+ OC (with auto OC to above 580 speeds!)
      • PSU:
      • Cooler Master MWE 750 bronze
      • Case:
      • Gamemax f15m
      • Operating System:
      • Win 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • 32" QHD AOC Q3279VWF
      • Internet:
      • FTTC ~35Mb

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbouk View Post
    Odd, large Tesco stores tend to have a reasonable electrical range. Not really desktop PCs, but they cover most other bases. Guess maybe they aren't making them much money flogging cheap toaster, TVs and hoovers?
    I was going to comment the same thing... Wonder what they hope to accomplish? Extra foot traffic for both companies maybe?
    Trust

    Laptop : Lenovo G505s A8-5550m 8Gb 240Gb SSD Radeon HD 8550G + Radeon HD 8570M dual graphics

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,108
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked
    93 times in 87 posts

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    will they get special training in how to annoy customers and talk complete gibberish when asked a simple technical question and offer £100 hdmi cables that give better picture quality?

  5. #5
    MCRN Tachi Ttaskmaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    6,608
    Thanks
    442
    Thanked
    720 times in 610 posts
    • Ttaskmaster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus X99-PRO USB 3.1
      • CPU:
      • i7 5960X o/c to 4.6GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 3200MHz Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Samsung Evo 120GB and Seagate Baracuda 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Gigabyte G1 GTX980Ti
      • PSU:
      • EVGA Supernova G2 1000W
      • Case:
      • Phanteks Enthoo Luxe wiv perspex window
      • Operating System:
      • Win10 64 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Acer Predator XB270HU 1440 IPS GSync 144Hz
      • Internet:
      • 900Mbps Gigaclear WHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    will they get special training in how to annoy customers and talk complete gibberish when asked a simple technical question and offer £100 hdmi cables that give better picture quality?
    Will they also get special patience training when people throw ^this sort of stuff at the gal working behind the meat counter?

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    447
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    26 times in 23 posts

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    "a winning combination for customers,"

    Utter marketing crap. It's about the ££££ and that's it.

  7. #7
    The late but legendary peterb - Onward and Upward peterb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Looking down & checking on swearing
    Posts
    19,380
    Thanks
    2,892
    Thanked
    3,403 times in 2,693 posts

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    I was going to comment the same thing... Wonder what they hope to accomplish? Extra foot traffic for both companies maybe?
    Extra footfall and economies of scale if PC World can close a store. Also allows Tesco to concentrate on other areas.
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    Been helped or just 'Like' a post? Use the Thanks button!
    My broadband speed - 750 Meganibbles/minute

  8. #8
    Almost Ex-HEXUS Staff Jonatron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    589
    Thanks
    46
    Thanked
    186 times in 120 posts

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    Bojack had a gag about AOL-Time Warner-Pepsico-Viacom-Halliburton-Skynet-Toyota-Trader Joe’s, but now we're going to have a TescoCurrysPcWorldDixonsCarphoneWarehouse

  9. #9
    Oh Crumbs.... Biscuit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    N. Yorkshire
    Posts
    11,198
    Thanks
    1,394
    Thanked
    1,091 times in 833 posts
    • Biscuit's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI B450M Mortar
      • CPU:
      • AMD 2700X (Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3)
      • Memory:
      • 16GB Patriot Viper 2 @ 3466MHz
      • Storage:
      • 500GB WD Black
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire R9 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Focus Gold 750W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li PC-V359
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 x64
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity 80/20

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    Lets keep an eye out for those sales deals

  10. #10
    Senior Member Smudger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    St Albans
    Posts
    3,818
    Thanks
    638
    Thanked
    595 times in 438 posts
    • Smudger's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gbyte GA-970A-UD3P
      • CPU:
      • AMD FX8320 Black Edition
      • Memory:
      • 16GB 2x8G CML16GX3M2A1600C10
      • Storage:
      • 1x240Gb Corsair M500, 2TB TOSHIBA DT01ACA200
      • Graphics card(s):
      • XFX Radeon HD4890 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520
      • Case:
      • Akasa Zen
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Home
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 24"
      • Internet:
      • Virgin 200Mbit

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    Free TV with every kilo of Fillet Steak.

  11. #11
    OilSheikh
    Guest

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    To me this seems more like Tesco winding down it's eletronics business. Never a good thing for us consumers.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    894
    Thanks
    53
    Thanked
    83 times in 71 posts

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    Tesco's move could be seen as a reaction to Sainsbury's acquisition and integration of Argos stores within its own larger supermarkets.
    Not really. I see it as a sign of a struggling business where the days of when people go to a single supermarket for their groceries are long gone. The Tesco Extra in Woolwich, London shared their shop space with Dorothy Perkins 18 months ago.

  13. #13
    Goron goron Kumagoro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    3,097
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked
    152 times in 125 posts

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    I think it maybe just the case that they can make money from rent easier than selling certain items.

    To me they are becoming more like supermarkets you see in Japan with other businesses operating inside them. Essentially becoming mini malls.

  14. #14
    Theoretical Element Spud1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    North West
    Posts
    7,400
    Thanks
    314
    Thanked
    306 times in 242 posts
    • Spud1's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte Aorus Master
      • CPU:
      • 9900k
      • Memory:
      • 16GB GSkill Trident Z
      • Storage:
      • Lots.
      • Graphics card(s):
      • RTX3090
      • PSU:
      • 750w
      • Case:
      • BeQuiet Dark Base Pro rev.2
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Asus PG35VQ
      • Internet:
      • 910/100mb Fibre

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagoro View Post
    I think it maybe just the case that they can make money from rent easier than selling certain items.

    To me they are becoming more like supermarkets you see in Japan with other businesses operating inside them. Essentially becoming mini malls.
    Yep this sounds like the sort of route they are taking - Asda have supercuts/mcdonalds inside their larger stores now, sainsburys have argos, they all have opticians/phone stores/dentists/timpsons/costa/starbucks and the like in various stores. PCWorld is a good match for tesco in many ways if you look at it from the point of view of adding further ranges and the tech support to sell them. Yes Tesco do well selling TVs, own brand toasters and kettles etc as they don't need much selling or explaining. Selling a laptop however tends to do so - particularly if you want someone to spend more than £300. I'd expect they are not selling many laptops at all outside of the sale/clearance weeks. There is easily enough floorspace in my local extra to fit this sort of concession in without giving up much of what they already have.

    Good move to be honest especially if they offer a click and collect service - not that I order much from Currys/PCW but they do occasionally have good deals and it would be useful to have another collection point.

  15. #15
    Admin (Ret'd)
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    18,481
    Thanks
    1,016
    Thanked
    3,208 times in 2,281 posts

    Re: Tesco to trial Currys PC World in-store outlets

    Oh goodie .... one of my least favourite stores inside one of my even less favourites. I can not go in to Tesco, which I don't anyway, and thereby get a BOGOF.

    Win-win, if you ask me.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •