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I purchased all the components for a brand new pc from ebuyer. Pcworld agreed to build the computer and charged me £50.

 

When I took the pc home I noticed they had not installed windows that was supplied and once i did,

I was alerted to the case fans not working correctly.

 

This lead to the grahpics card overheating so I returned it to pc world and they agreed to repair it.

 

They ran a stress test on the graphics card all night then rang me saying 'opps power supply damaged now'

 

they agreed to send away for a free replacement as the component is only 2 months old and still within warranty.

I asked if they had fixed the fan issue before they ran the stress test overnight to which they refused to answer.

 

4 weeks later I get an email telling me that when they went to install the new power supply that the motherboard has now been damaged.

 

I went to the store and the collegue there said they would send it off for a free replacement

if Ii give proof of purchase as the damage happened while they where working on it.

 

however Since that Ive received several phone calls telling me that they refuse to fix the computer

and if its not collected it might be left outside the store as its not their problem.

 

Anyone any advice as to what to do

as all i want is for them to fix my pc that went in with an overheating graphics card and a fan issue

that they obviously fail to install correctly during the original contract.

 

They have admitted breaching the original contract of building the pc and refunded me the £50 charge

but considering they have damaged the power supply and now the motherboard

Ive no idea what to do since they are refusing to fix the problems that they've caused.

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that's not correct for sure.

 

they were contracted to build & later repair an issue that appears to be due to their initial fan error.

 

time to get the CEO office involved me thinks

 

you certainly need to get a full report out of them

confirming, this was all due to their initial error

 

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that's not correct for sure.

 

they were contracted to build & later repair an issue that appears to be due to their initial fan error.

 

time to get the CEO office involved me thinks

 

 

you certainly need to get a full report out of them

confirming, this was all due to their initial error

 

dx

 

Thanks Dx, I just got the postal address to the ceo and I'm going to write up a letter today and post it off.

 

Fingers crossed especially as I was self employed working from home and been unable to earn an income now for 5 weeks cause of this, As my pc was required to earn a living.

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theres an email address flying around on here too.

 

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Would it not be better to contact him via recorded delivery incase I need to escalate this to court action tho?

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no harm in doing both

 

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Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 applies.

S13.

 

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1982/29/section/13

 

In a contract for the supply of a service where the supplier is acting in the course of a business, there is an implied term that the supplier will carry out the service with reasonable care and skill.

 

 

They had the parts and agreed to build it (the service), for the agreed fee.

They needed to use reasonable care and skill, and they had contracted to provide the completed machine.

 

(Unless they are claiming you chose unsuitable components and thus you are liable for the loss : have they claimed this?), then they are liable for the damage to components arising from any lack of "reasonable care and skill", and to provide replacements and a completed machine to that specification.

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Mark the letter Formal Letter of Complaint email him.

Mr Sebastian James

Chief Executive

Dixons Carphone

Sebastian.James@dixons.co.uk

 

His Executive Team will deal with it, if they aren't dealing with it. Ask them to ask him to call you.


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Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 applies.

S13.

 

In a contract for the supply of a service where the supplier is acting in the course of a business, there is an implied term that the supplier will carry out the service with reasonable care and skill.

 

 

They had the parts and agreed to build it (the service), for the agreed fee.

They needed to use reasonable care and skill, and they had contracted to provide the completed machine.

 

(Unless they are claiming you chose unsuitable components and thus you are liable for the loss : have they claimed this?), then they are liable for the damage to components arising from any lack of "reasonable care and skill", and to provide replacements and a completed machine to that specification.

 

Thanks very much for the Sales of service act information, Im going to include that in the email and letters. I Had chose suitable components for the machine build as this was also confirmed by the pc technician at pc world.

 

Im hopeful with the info supplied so far that pcworld ceo will rectify this atrocity

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Thanks very much for the Sales of service act information, Im going to include that in the email and letters. I Had chose suitable components for the machine build as this was also confirmed by the pc technician at pc world.

 

Im hopeful with the info supplied so far that pcworld ceo will rectify this atrocity

 

Good that technician agreed parts were suitable : if they now claim "they weren't" then the tech's "erroneous confirmation" would become the relevant breach of skill and care!

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Just an update for anyone who has this issue again with pcworld newtownabbey:

 

I emailed the ceo this morning, and posted 3 letters to the relevant department.

 

Within 1 hours I got a call from the ceo or one of his executives, He confirmed that the pcworld tech team are not fully qualified pc enginners and the build service should never have been offered as they are not trained to do so.

 

As a result he has advised me to collect the pc from the store, Take it to a 3rd party engineer to get a quote to fix the computer to 100% and he will reimbursh/pay the charges to fix the computer.

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Hi seeker83

 

Well Done, update us further once it's fully resolved. It was pretty obvious they weren't qualified.


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Just an update for anyone who has this issue again with pcworld newtownabbey:

 

I emailed the ceo this morning, and posted 3 letters to the relevant department.

 

Within 1 hours I got a call from the ceo or one of his executives, He confirmed that the pcworld tech team are not fully qualified pc enginners and the build service should never have been offered as they are not trained to do so.

 

As a result he has advised me to collect the pc from the store, Take it to a 3rd party engineer to get a quote to fix the computer to 100% and he will reimbursh/pay the charges to fix the computer.

 

They should pay for any replacement parts required and the build service, but less (unless they haven't refunded it) the £50 original fee.

 

Have you incurred additional costs they'll need to consider?

In the end it should cost you the original amount you paid for parts and £50 (either paying that £50 to PCW, and they pay all the engineers fee, or you pay £50 to the engineer and PCW the rest, if PCW have already refunded you the £50 you paid them).

 

My experience of DRG (Dixons/Currys/PCW) is that the majority of staff are "salespeople", but you can strike it lucky with a "salesperson" who turns out to have real knowledge in the field.

 

I was surprised to read that they had offered you a bespoke PC build service : sadly, I wasn't surprised to read how it turned out!

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Yes pc world refunded the £50, The ceo emailed me moments ago putting everything in writing. Once I have a 3rd party engineer fix the computer they are going to pay/reimburse me to entire fee, which included the payment due for building.

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Im quite surpised, pc building isn't hard at all, at least you got your refund and replacement ?

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I have gotten my pc back today in full working order after a 3rd party pc engineer fixed and repaired everything. However pc world have stopped responding to me in regards to my refund hopefully more news to follow soon.

 

This has been ongoing now from April 16th when pc world first damaged the pc but at least I have the pc back today and in full working condition. Hopefully pcworld will respond asap in regards to the refund for the costs as the damage done to the motherboard was not covered by the warranty due to pcworlds stupidity. Turns out pcworld installed the power supply upside down when the ran the original overnight stress test and drilled a hole in the motherboard to make the antec h2o cooler fit on the amd 9590 processor

 

*facepalm*

 

Engineers report and invoice has been sent to pcworld.

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Just wondering why you bought the components to build a custom PC, but then gave it to PCWorld to build for you?

 

Surely if you know enough to understand the compatibility, it wouldn't have taken long to build it yourself? Personally I find it quite fun :).

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I studied pc and network engineering and had planned to build it myself but before the components arrived I was attack one night and took a knife to the hand which limited motor function while it was recovering, So I was unable to do the build myself at the time.

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Update us when it's resolved.


Welcome to Consumer Action Group

 

'Challenges are what makes life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.'

Joshua J. Marine

 

1) CLAIM BACK ALL PENALTY CHARGES CLICK HERE

2) CLAIM BACK ALL MIS-SOLD PPI CLICK HERE

3) COMPOUNDED CONTRACTUAL INTEREST CLICK HERE

4) REQUEST CCA FROM CREDITOR CLICK HERE

5) OFT- UNENFORCEABLE AGREEMENTS CLICK HERE

6) CAREY V HSBC (2009) CLICK HERE

7) DON'T BE BULLIED BY CREDITORS / DCA's CLICK HERE

8) IN DEBT DON'T PANIC CLICK HERE

9) FULL AND FINAL SETTLEMENT CLICK HERE

10) SALE OF GOODS ACT-EDUCATE YOUR RETAILER CLICK HERE

11) DISTANCE SELLING-EDUCATE YOR RETAILERCLICK HERE

12) SOGA SUMMARY CLICK HERE

13) WHICH? TEMPLATES [/url]CLICK HERE

14) DOES YOU BANK TREAT YOU FAIRLY BCOBSCLICK HERE

15) EVERYTHING HOUSING CLICK HERE

16) UTILITY BACKBILLING CLICK HERE

17) OFGEM - COMPLAINTSCLICK HERE

18) OFCOM - COMPLAINTS CLICK HERE

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