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Thread: Weekly Best Buy Thread

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    Weekly Best Buy Thread

    I know this isn't technically hardware but i notice that everyweek there are lots of ive got £*** what should i buy threads.
    Now i was wondering if we should set up a thread that has the best buy of that week for certain amounts like £350, £600, £850 etc.
    Now i know it wouldn't solve everyone as some people want gaming or others HTPC but wouldn't it cut down on some of them and help alot of people.

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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    Truth be told, i think some people like the "what should i buy with my £5 pocket money" questions.
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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    It's been tried a few times and always goes the same way unless the person creating the thread is dedicated enough to keep it updated.

    Even I have kept myself clear of such a thread as it gets a little dull. I prefer the question threads so we can just tailor a build to a specific person and their budget

    If it was a weekly HEXUS maintained feature though, and we simply contributed our thoughts.. that would be something very different.

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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    I suggested this last year, and many others before me, i reckon if a few of us got together and organized it, maybe a proper hexus page, with a nice layout would make it a success, more recognition for hexus too

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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    Sounds like a good idea chaps, I'll support this

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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    Good one for the Bargains section imo.
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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    As someone who has just been blessed with the wisdom of hexus, I would say it was a good idea, but I think that perhaps people would still start question threads as they would want specially tailored systems to spend their money on. Plus it feels alot nicer having personal suggestions

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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    Perhaps then we'll have to see if the guys at Hexus would do one and like Mike said we contribute out thoughts.

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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    But most people don't say "I want to buy any random computer related object for £x", so what's the point?

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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    I think you have to change Buy into Buys. And then it becomes a lot of work.

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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    this would only take a small modification to the today only style of offers too

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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    Sorry guys; love the idea, but I don't see that it's practical: it would be near enough a full time job to take a weekly comparison of all component types across all etailers and put together a report just on pricings, let alone trying to make some kind of objective decision on which one is best to buy; the listings would be out of date within a day or two as stock came in and out and etailers changed their prices; and each thread would probably devolve into a discussion of why some other manufacturer's product is *actually* a better buy despite costing 10% more.

    Besides, the current system of people starting threads if they need advice on building to a budget works, and IMNSHO is quite fun, too.

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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    How about best budget builds of the week? For example a £300, a £500 and a £750 build for general use with an option of AMD or Intel cpus?

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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    as long as I'm not doin' it

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    Re: Weekly Best Buy Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by alchemistkevin View Post
    as long as I'm not doin' it
    Exactly.. feel free AGxM

    It won't change much over single weeks though.. a month maybe makes more sense.. and then we will just forget about it lol

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