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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    I don't think I've ever bought a component in a store, I've always got them online. I didn't start PC building till 2005, so by then online shopping was pretty well established.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    Last time was when yoyotech was still in London and and cannot remember how long that was.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kovoet View Post
    Last time was when yoyotech was still in London and and cannot remember how long that was.
    circa end 2012/early 2013 IIRC. Used to head there in my lunchbreaks back in the day. They got bought up by some behemothic company who restructed them and moved them to an online only affair - I think they might still be around in some guise, just not the physical store of old.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    I bought a Voodoo II from PC World back in the 90s. That was the last computer component bought in store.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    I'd go to stores if I could get what I want at a reasonable price. The last one I went to was Overclockers, and that was a couple of years ago.

    Some things such as a keyboard and mouse I am STRONGLY of the opinion you need to feel before buying - have wasted so much money on mice trying to get one that feels right....
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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    Never, always on-line

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    I bought last month a Geforce RTX2060 Super videocart

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    circa end 2012/early 2013 IIRC. Used to head there in my lunchbreaks back in the day. They got bought up by some behemothic company who restructed them and moved them to an online only affair - I think they might still be around in some guise, just not the physical store of old.
    I think they based themselves in Basingstoke. So wish we had a store in London somewhere. I know my Mrs would hate as I'd be bankrupt but what a way to go down.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    This year when my WC stopped working and I went and look at some but mainly online

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    Quote Originally Posted by WookieSM View Post
    This year when my WC stopped working and I went and look at some but mainly online
    I hope I'm not the only one who initially thought "What does the toilet breaking have to do with PC components?"

    Obviously I then realised that the 'WC' was referring to watercooling.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    I bought my monitor from pc world about a year ago coz when one ordered online come faulty. And i didn't want wait 2 weeks for a replacement.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    3rd September 2013 from Aria PC, Manchester, UK. I purchased the last item that I needed to complete my first desktop build, namely:- 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance Jet Black Low Profile 1600MHz CL9 DDR3 Dual/Quad Channel Kit [CML8GX3M2A1600C9] . At that time it was priced at £59.99, you can still buy the RAM from Amazon priced £40.10 GBP

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    they still have those? kidding...9 years ago, I think.

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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    Possibly 1999 or something like that. Defo pre-internet
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    Re: QOTW: When did you last buy a PC component in an actual store?

    Can't remember the date it was a 3DFX card when it first-ever launched I often wandered down to the local office supplies store who had a computer section on the 1st floor I always remember being shown Quake and just being blown away. I bought it on the spot!
    I never found what I wanted in a local PC store namely PC WORLD they always appealed to the novice or going back to school/college types and never seem to stock the kinda kit I was interested in.

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    thank god I don't have a scan or anything like that in London, I'd be bankrupt with the prices these day's.

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