[ubuntu-uk] computer fairs

Jamie Pow powster2k7 at googlemail.com
Tue Feb 10 11:39:34 GMT 2009

Hi Guys,
Anything like this happening in Scotland?

Kind Regards,


2009/2/10 Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk>

> On 10/02/2009 08:54, Dianne Reuby wrote:
> > This is interesting, on their forum:
> > http://www.afm96.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=320
> >
> > The reasons why fairs are dying out, and vendors switching to online
> > stores.
> >
> > Dianne
> >
> Although I do buy a lot of stuff online now, there's often times I need
> to get something small which doesn't warrant high delivery costs.  For
> instance I occasionally buy blank DVDs and CDs but often not many at a
> time, last year when SVP was in Paignton I'd just order online and pick
> them up same day from their warehouse (it was cheaper in fuel than
> postage from where I lived) but now it seems that the prices have gone
> up and the quality of their product range have gone down, not to mention
> I have to pay £6 for delivery.  Nowadays I either wait until they have
> the cheap shipping offers or just get discs locally.
> If there were computer fairs in my area I'd take my business to them.
> When I lived in Derby there was a computer fair at a local sports hall
> about 5 mins away from where I lived, I'd go every time (there were
> usually 2 a month on) and I'd often spend a good £30 or £40 a time.  I
> wouldn't be surprised if a few people did the same, often buying
> something like a addon card or something that they wouldn't normally get
> because it was cheap.
> Rob
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