Squib not squid
Squid is naturally damp, hence dramatic in that state. A squib won't light properly when damp, producing a "phut" rather than a bang.
Microsoft’s damp squib launch of Vista has left PC World with an over-stock headache, parent DSGi confirmed today. The electronics retail giant, in its interim management statement, reported overall revenues up 11 per cent for the 16 weeks ending August 18, or 6 per cent on a like for like basis. Sales at its computing …
if pcworld didn't automatically rip off its customers just for entering the store it might get a few more sales. My favourite was a £250 graphics card on their website, which happily lists an in-store price of £290. They even let you collect from the store after buying online! so i can reserve it online, walk 10mins up the road and into the store, someone will wander off and pick it off the shelf for me and i've saved myself £40??
They do have some advantages though, in the past i've had a notebook hard disk die at 3ish on a sunday morning, gone onto the site and ordered a new one, and then wandered into the store as soon as they opened, a few hours later, to pick it up. Sometimes you need to get things immediately, and they are the people most likely to have what you need, even if it does cost more.
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