The retail titans are also likely to try to make the most of the latest tech buzzword, The Internet of Things, where billions of web-enabled stuff gets connected and make life that much for everyone aged 6 or 45.
Fixed it for you ...
The shotgun wedding between hard-pressed consumer biz Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse was consummated today as the £12bn turnover borg started trading on the London Stock Exchange. The merger between Dixons Retail, owner of Currys and PC World, and Carphone Warehouse was first announced back in May. Dixons Carphone - …
That's a shame really as Carphone Warehouse are actually really good. I've only bought phones from them, as the sales tactics of Phones 4U really piss me off.
"How much are you looking to spend on a contract?"
"About £25 a month. Nothing more."
"OK Let me check."
*** Sales rep goes off to find a ring binder, comes back ***
"For £35 a month you can get this.."
"I said no more than £25"
"But look at the phone you're getting for £35!"
"But I said no more than £25, so either give me something for £25 a month or give me that £35 a month phone for £25."
*** Sales rep goes off to find the manager ***
"Tell you what, I'll give you £75 right now if you take the £35 a month option."
"It's a 24 month contract, so I'd still be paying about £32 a month."
"Yes you would."
"But I said no more than £25 a month for a contract phone."
"Yes but this is such a good offer"
*** I promptly walk out after 30 minutes of "haggling" ***
*** Walks in to Carphone Warehouse ***
"I want a £25 a month contract phone."
"Any preference to network?"
"Any preference to phone?"
"Not an iPhone"
*** Sales rep uses computer, finds a phone ***
"Here's one, would you like to go for that?"
*** Sales rep gets phone, I sign up, everyone's happy ***
Moral of the story: Never buy a phone from Phones 4U.
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