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Windows 8 uncertainty blamed for decline in PC sales

  1. #351


    Who wrote this? Tablet & phone makers?

    No way am I not going to use a desktop because some geek in a pin stripe suit tells me that tablets or pills or whatever are good for me! No they are not.

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  2. #352


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by labeeman View Post
    Another story on the death of the PC.

    Desktop PCs less popular than ever

    Well, MY old desktop is dying (not literally, it's just old). It's an old single-core P4@2.8Ghz, and I've hotted it about as far as I can.

    So, I'll be replacing it within the next few months. Guess what with?

    Yep! Another big powerful desktop box.

    NOT an AIO, a proper desktop. In a tower. Running Win 8, without touch.

    That's where Win 8 will 'win' or fail, for me.

    Ooh! I'm looking forward to this!!

    Wenda.
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  3. #353


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    Hi there

    The title of the thread says it all.

    It really is a whole load of "Bovine Scatology" or for those whose literary skills are somewhat challenged here's another way of saying the same thing. (Scr shot).

    PC sales are in terminal decline for all sorts of reasons --W8 has NOTHING to do with it -- people can do all sorts of things on OTHER devices that they USED to use a PC for --it's inivitable. PC sales won't diminish to ZERO but they will certainly diminish hugely in future.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #354


    Yes, all sorts of reasons. The condition of the world economy is one of them. It seems to have somewhat stabilized, but I think it'll take a while to climb out of the hole. At least here in the U.S. anyway.
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  5. #355


    Here in the UK we are not only sinking under EU crap, but someone stole the plug.
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  6. #356


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Here in the UK we are not only sinking under EU crap, but someone stole the plug.
    What a shame. I think I've got to join a political forum just to relieve some of my frustrations over these conditions.
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  7. #357


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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Here in the UK we are not only sinking under EU crap, but someone stole the plug.
    What a shame. I think I've got to join a political forum just to relieve some of my frustrations over these conditions.
    Well there's plenty more -- what about the B/S fine the EU served up to Ms because there "Wasn't a browser choice" displayed on some editions of W7 at install time.

    My whole take on that is if people are too lazy or can't be bothered to look for alternatives then that's THEIR problem not MS'es.

    Nobody goes after APPLE and they have the most restrictive OS and Hardware devices on the planet -- and until recently they used to go out of their way to ensure their stuff was not compatible with any body elses -- for example those special USB adapters that used to cost a fortune.

    But don't get me started on the EU -- our politicians are tying to get Iceland into the next round of candidates for admission to the EU -- you can guess how I'll be voting !!! we are OK as we are in the EEA with agreements with the EU and that IMO is good enough.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. #358


    Hey, here is the latest. Just got an email from my domain hosts, Hostgator (an american company). Thery have been ORDERED by the EU, to start charging VAT for EU residents at the country VAT rate, from the next bill.

    I have copied this to a new thread in diff section
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  9. #359


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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Hey, here is the latest. Just got an email from my domain hosts, Hostgator (an american company). Thery have been ORDERED by the EU, to start charging VAT for EU residents at the country VAT rate, from the next bill.

    If any of you are EU site owners with US companies, you are also in line to pay the extra.

    I have opened a ticket with HG asking that, sites that are hosted pay VAT - ok, but what about add on domains?

    I imagine that only the site I pay hosting for is liable, not add ons.

    I checked various other companies, and its not worth me looking for alternative hosts, and HG already knocks spots off most for prices.
    I think you need to get some type of proper financial advice on this one.

    AFAIK you are only liable to pay the relevant taxes due in the country you PURCHASE the services / goods from plus any applicable import tax due to the country you are IMPORTING the service / goods to. This is exclusive of any refund of taxes due to being non resident or exporting the services or goods concerned -- for example you can often as a non US citizen get a refund of Sales taxes when exporting the goods / services.

    In the UK "Educational Material" is exempt - I know loads of friends who import DVD's from the US and just sign the Green customs declaration that it's EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL and don't pay any UK taxes.

    A lot of companies often just "Mouth regs" as an excuse to charge the customer more.
    How many times to you see "Service" or "Admin" charges added to bills -- in all my life I've never managed to receive on an invoice a breakdown of these charges so I know EXACTLY what I'm being charged for.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    Hey, here is the latest. Just got an email from my domain hosts, Hostgator (an american company). Thery have been ORDERED by the EU, to start charging VAT for EU residents at the country VAT rate, from the next bill.

    I have copied this to a new thread in diff section
    They can only charge you VAT if they are VAT Registered. Ask them for their VAT Registration # and country registered.
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