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Would you buy hardware at a supermarket chain?

  1. #11


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Staples is nice.
    Good in-store help.

    I needed to add RAM to my computer & the clerk took one like mine apart & showed me where & how to do it.

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  2. #12


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,589
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Buying hardware with a known brand name (such as a Logitech mouse) shouldn't be a problem at any store, supermarket or other. Where it would get iffy for me would be if the supermarket was selling hardware under their own brand name.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
    Hopefully the mouse I bought lasts a long time. It shouldn't have to die after six months just because it was inexpensive. Reviews online of the M310 are mostly positive, so I'm hopeful.
    bought a cheapo mouse from Asda, actually labelled Panasonic - It went back by sonic speed too. (same day).
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Where it would get iffy for me would be if the supermarket was selling hardware under their own brand name.
    I completely agree but some are actually very good. Many are made under licence from 'known' brand names. Asda (again) have some nice food indeed under their own brand but as for hardware well ????
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  5. #15


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,589
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Where it would get iffy for me would be if the supermarket was selling hardware under their own brand name.
    I completely agree but some are actually very good. Many are made under licence from 'known' brand names. Asda (again) have some nice food indeed under their own brand but as for hardware well ????
    The problem is that you may not know from what brand name source the product was licensed (you may not even care). All I'm saying is that I would look a little harder before buying some hardware that was under the store's brand name.
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  6. #16


    agreed strollin'
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  7. #17


    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    The store only sells the part, nothing to do with it working or not, but as long as they exchange, it`s all good.

    Better then doing it through the mail huh ??
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  8. #18


    Posts : 168
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Still works. We live in good times -- one can pick up milk, eggs, motor oil, and mice under one roof!
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