Okay, so I ordered my computer yesterdae from Palicomp and I've been waiting for my payment to be processed. I contacted the company about it via email and apparently they needed to call me beforehand to 'prevent fraud' or summink, I danno. Anyways, I got a phone call todae and, well, it turns out the reason they wanted to talk to me is to try and get me to buy more stuffs.
Now, I've never experienced the hardsell before so it was a bit scary. Harry the Salesman talked me into getting a queuejump for a discounted rate, so my sexy compizzle will be here on Fridae- though I'm going on holidae then so that was perhaps ill advised... Either way, it's better than waiting two weeks.
Next he offered me this three year warranty package for £50, which is originally meant to cost like £100 or summat. Well, I said offered- he kind of went on about it for a while and then said "so I'll just add that on then shall I?" and I had to interrupt him and refuse.
Undeterred, Harry then offered to throw in upgrading my processor and power supply as well. I still said no, so instead he proposed just upgrading my processor and power supply for £12.50. I said no. He then offered to do it for £5... Seemed like a pretty good deal to me ;)
Now, all this is a bit nervy in itself- I don't like people trying to make me buy things- but I haven't even got to the cheeky part yet.
One of the first things Harry the Salesman said when he rang me was that the uber sexy case I wanted was out of stock, and I'd have to have a different one instead. He just kind of threw it in all casual like- "oh the case isn't a big issue anyway is it?" I believe my response was "errrrr".
Later on though I checked online- turns out the replacement case he was going to stick me with was this:
I mean it's all well and good, but look at the one I was originally meant to be getting:
Mm, it's just not cricket is it?
So, deciding this was just not gonna cut it I rang back and inquired about the case- hoping to talk my way into getting either a discount or a better one. I barely got out "you know this new case, well I've been looking online and I don't think it's as nice as the one I was originally meant to be getting" when Harry suddenly said "okay hang on a second".
Silence for about a minute then Harry comes back. "I've just had a look in the warehouse and I've found some, so you can have the case you wanted after all".
WHAT THE FUCK.
He lied to me! Harry the Salesman fucking lied to me! What a fucking jip.
I'm like so flabbergasted that he would do that, I mean it's fucking ridiculous. If I'm paying for something I expect to get it; don't try and fob me off you dick.
So yes, the moral of the story is this:
DON'T BUY FROM PALICOMP.
I'm sure the computer itself is going to be amazing, but I really don't appreciate being lied to like that- so go fuck yourselves Palicomp, I'm telling everyone I know not to bother with you shitbags.