Re: my story (without any happy end) (lifelike ?)

Warren, Lee (lwarren@ptc.com)
Fri, 14 Mar 1997 17:52:14 +0000

Mike Lambert wrote:

Four points here

(1) Electronic goods in the UK are very expensive compared to most
other
European countries.

(2) I bought my Ogo in "Tottenham Court Road" as well,but visited
several
different shops and haggled to get a better (still expensive)
price.

(3) Paying VAT has no relation to consumer rights - the shop are
breaking the
law .

Contact -

City of Westminster Council
Planning and Environment Department
Consumer Protection Division
Room - 1
Westminster Council House
Marylebone Road
London
NW1 5PT

++44 (0) 171 798 1111 telephone
++44 (0) 171 798 1213 fax

(4) Morgan Computers in New Oxford St are selling shop soiled Ogo's
for #75.00.

Good luck

Mike

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Subject: my story (without any happy end) (lifelike ?)
Author: Przemyslaw Sperling <sperling@rose.man.poznan.pl> at
Internet
Date: 14/03/97 16:32

Hi everybody !
So I see that I am not only one who has problems with some British
retailers. I do research in London and I bought both OmniGo and Clip
&Go
in one shop in Tottenham Court Road (I paid over 280 pounds for both
but I
wanted to have all the taxes excluded). When I came to Poznan,
Poland where
I live I noticed that something is wrong with Clip&Go (the floppy
was
refused to be read by my and my friends computers) and that was told
the shop
assistants when I returned to London and I asked them if it is
possible to
copy the program at the original floppy and I shown the original
bill
which was namely issued (because the tax was returned) and which
specified what and where I bought. They answered something like
that "the VAT is excluded so all my consumer rights are also
excluded".So
it seems that I paid 60 pounds for nothing. I think that my version
of
Clip &Go should be called Pay&Go.
These who are interested in the shop address (mainly British I
guess) can
write me at my British email(I am in London now) which is as
follows:
psperlin@sas.ac.uk.
I give them (without any pleasure) the address of the shop).
And one more thing:
AVOID BUYING ANYTHING IN BRITAIN IF YOU ARE FOREIGNERS !!!
Stay cool !
Przemo

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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 1997 06:40:28 -0600
From: Max Wood <maxwood@mindspring.com>
To: MICHAEL JONES <michael.jones@lshtm.ac.uk>, ogo@lifelike.com
Subject: Re: Intellilink or Connectivity pack?

Hi Miahael,

Sorry to be so late getting back to your, but the real name is Link
to
Windows PC, which is what you have. The only number I can find is
on the
disk. It is F1306-1201.

Good luck. Hope this helps.

At 06:01 PM 02/25/97 +0000, you wrote:
>> From: maxwood@mindspring.com (Max Wood)
>> To: MICHAEL JONES@LSHTM (MICHAEL JONES),
ogo@lifelike.com
>> Subject: Re: Intellilink or Connectivity pack?
>> Date sent: 22-Feb-97 17:49:55 +0000
>
>> Second, the new
>> connectivity pack will also give you what you want.
>
>> If you do
>> not get an answer here, drop me an e-mail and I will give you the
phone
>> number of my dealer.
>
>Hi Max,
> sorry to bother you again about the connectivity pack for
the
>OGO100, I see that it is a much discussed issue on the list, but I
>would like to take up your offer of the phone number for your
dealer.
>
>I cannot find the Link to Windows package in London, and Web
searches
>and browsing places like Educalc have not turned it up for sale in
>the USA either. I began to wonder if it existed! :-) Anyway, I
did
>finally find a reference to it on:
>
>http://www.hp.com:80/handheld/organizers/product_info/omnigo_link.html

>
>or somewhere close to this link. It does support SideKick.
>
>Sadly, there was no HP product number. Your dealer may be my best
>chance --- unless you want to sell me your Link to Windows (with or

>without cable, I'm serious.)
>
>Anyway, many many thanks for your help.
>
>Best wishes,
> Michael
> mjones@lshtm.ac.uk
>
>
- Max
maxwood@mindspring.com

Replying to point (4) of the last posting:

I have bought one of the #75.00 OmniGo machines from Morgan Computers -
it has a tiny scratch on the case!!! Apart from this and having only a
3 month warranty, it is perfect. Excellent value for money in my
opinion. Incidentally, Morgan are also selling new OGO's for #150.00 -
this is still over #100 less than current duty free prices at Heathrow!

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