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Today's piece of blatant puffery masquerading as market research comes from Geek Squad the embarrassingly named in-store tech support oppos for Carphone Warehouse. GS/CW would like us to know that folk in Edinburgh will - on average - spend £126.60 on tech gifts this Christmas, the highest in the land apparently. The firm …

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Aye right.

Edinbvrgh? Generous? You'll have had your TCP/IP then, more like...

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Go to the Southampton store.

The reasons for people spending less there than elsewhere are readily apparent...

Vic.

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You'll have had your IT, then?

Letters.

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There's more Nous in the south

Perhaps those canny blighters in Soton prefer spending their hard earned ££££ on tech gear in places other than CW, PC-world and Comet?

There is a very good independent store not far away near Pompey. I'd rather go there even if it means a round trip of 50miles that shop in CpW or PC-World.

A previous poster (Vic) knows where I mean.

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You mean Novatech. Very good is Novatech. Spent a small fortune in there myself. Handy for paying in cash so the missus doesn't find out.

Anonymous for a reason.

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Most likely Southampton residents are too technically astute to buy their tech equipment from Carphone Warehouse.

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I imagine the huge comp sci department in a relatively small city has made the difference.

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Absolutely, UoS s-too-dense would rather pi$$ their grants up the wall than spend it on tech...

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Would you trust the Geek Squad

They maybe working over christmas, but will they be installing PC's laptops, tablets on christmas day? I think not!!

I will probably get a call from some poor user who got a new toy from Carphone Whore House(they sleep with all the networks LOL) and it hasnt been set-up correctly.

Companies like this keep me busy!

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Happy

turnips

Which town's residents spend the most on turnips! thats what I really want to know.

my bet is Lowestoft.

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Southampton

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SADLY it is........

The Anfield area of Liverpool that have the highest turnip sales. Something to do with a plate of Anfield Scouse.

To any southerners Scouse is either an obnoxious Liverpudlian or a bowl of stew, though it can be difficult to differenciate between the two.

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A young lady of my acquaintance refers to them as 'Greek squad'.

I believe she may have a point.

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Geek Squad used to be good

Then Best Buy bought them and stuck the name on their in-house tech support department. Surprisingly (to management) their tech support still isn't worth a handful of sour owl crap.

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Working in a call-centre sucks at the best of time. A friend is working saturday & sunday. Happened to be her turn to do a weekend. It's Christmas? Tough luck it seems :((

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