[ubuntu-uk] Dixons/PC World response .....

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
Thu May 9 12:35:55 UTC 2013

On 09/05/13 13:00, Paul Sutton wrote:
> Taking on the big boys is a big job, helping the smaller shops expand 
> what they offer may be the way forward. and it helps local small shops 
> which the high street needs too. If a small store offers something 
> unique then it helps them generate new customer interest. Just a few 
> thoughts. Paul 

A problem here is that there is no way any of the small shops can 
compete on price with the big boys.  And as we know, the big boys are 
driven by Microsoft to an unfair degree.

Four years or so ago, I bought a Dell netbook with Ubuntu 
pre-installed.  I went in to our local Dixons at that time asking about 
purchasing from them but was told "We no longer stock it - they all came 
back".  I imagine they 'all came back' because of lack of 
staff-training.  OTOH the price of these netbooks from Dixons had been 
really keen.  No independent retailer could possibly have got near it!

Regards,        Barry.

Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.

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