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MidiMagic
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:32 pm    Post subject: Don't buy from Halfords Reply with quote

Hi

I'm new to the group and PDA's. I just wanted to let you know that I bought a MDPPC250 Medion from Halfords yesterday. Having found the Medion being sold by Tchibo on the web for 269 I asked Halfords if they would price match. They are selling it for 399. Thinking that they would say No Way, they indeed, said yes.

However I should have gone to Tchibo, as the Halfords PDA does NOT come with a Docking Station and it only comes with 2 games and not 9.

So, just because I didn't want to drive into a car-parking nightmare (Croydon) UK I have lost out on:

1 Docking Station
2 DaVideo Pocket PC
3 Backgammon, Cruel, Merrills, Poker, Snake, Tetragon and Yachtzee
4 Stereo Headphones
5 Loudspeakers

It was a good job I knocked them down in price beause if I had paid the full 399 without the above, I would have been pretty mad.

All I need now is to find a way of getting the Speed Cams on to it.

Midi
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Jez_Gafys
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm id go back and check with Halfords the MDPPC250 kit there are selling should come complete with a docking station + everyone needed for incar gps.

There should also be two cds in the package

CD 1 - Companion CD
MS Outlook 2002
MS Active Sync 3.71
G Data DaVideo
KSE Game Colletion
User Manual

CD 2 - MAP CD
UK, IRELAND, EUROPE MAP/NAV
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MidiMagic
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jez

I even rang Medion and they said that different shops had different packages. Halfords does NOT have a doking station nor does it come with G data Davideo and NO KSE Games Collection.

It does come with an in-car cradle.

Midi Magic
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bas
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:27 pm    Post subject: medion ppc250 docking station Reply with quote

Anyone any idea where I can purchace a docking station for home use, as i bought my pda from Halfords, where it is treated as an accessory. Also where i can get a display protection layer as described in the manual.

Ta.
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MidiMagic
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi baz

When I rang Medion they said just keep an eye on there web page Medionshop.com
As soon as they have some in stock they will put them on the web site.
Not much help I know, but it was all I could get out of them.

Midi
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mycarsavw
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'm not alone when I say Halfords is more a fluffy dice store now.

Personally, I only use them when everywhere else is shut

Just my opinion
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santfekuss
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2004 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where was this 'Tchibo' , found one on the net but they sold clothes, just bought mine from Halfords yesterday so worth ago Rolling Eyes
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trafcam
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Much like my local Aldi only sells fruit and veg, I think, and give a blank look when you ask them about computers.
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santfekuss
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 2:13 pm    Post subject: Halfords Reply with quote

Decided to return my Medion to Halfords yesterday. Was happy with it but after using it for a fortnight, was in two minds whether I really needed it.
Anyway, returned it and spoke to the manager,explained it was'nt faulty, but made the excuse that the software was'nt top notch. He explained how ,apparently' these units are not covered in the refund policy (?) and what they have been told to do is, return them to Medion for a SW upgrade, as ,obviousely, they cannot re-sell them.
Then, with no input from myself, he explained how Aldi were selling them earlier in the year for 279.99, and he would price match it, even tho they now have none in stock.
Could'nt say fairer than that, so accepted it. Still an expensive toy, but just sold my SE p900 for 250, which I got free last year, so have got sat-nav for 30.

Not a bad deal methinks.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Halfords suck. I think they go to the monkey enclosures of zoos in order to recruit their staff. I tired to buy a torch in there recently and even that was too much for the slack-jawed missing link serving. When I say serving I mean it in the very loosest sense. And to make up for their atrocious level of service they double the price of everything. I love them.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rather than 'tired' I meant 'tried'. May I take this opportunity to also blame Halfords for my bad typing.
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woody67
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well this is hardly a reason not to buy from Halfords.

You should have done your research before buying
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topgazza
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, Admiral goes too far in his "slack jawed missing link" insult. I suggest he pulls himself together and not make such sweeping statements when he knows full well that Argos are the market leaders in the "slack jawed missing link" recruiting initiative.
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