I went to buy a laptop at El Corte Inglés and they sold me a very old one

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For hardware aficionados, the advantage of making your own PC yourself is priceless. However, the biggest problem comes when we need to buy a laptop. In that case we usually have to go to a specialized store. Well, whoever writes this can comment on a recent bad experience buying in The English Courtprecisely a computer for my father.

My father has been using a computer for work since the 1980s, so he’s not someone who doesn’t know how to use them, but he is someone who doesn’t know about hardware and always asks me for advice on buying a new computer. His objective was to buy it in a department store due to the issue of financing. For what we chose to go to El Corte Inglés, we won’t say which one, but he gave us the chance to ask and we were honestly surprised by the deal, for the worse.

El Corte Inglés sells outdated models

Well, the story begins when my father’s five-year-old laptop breaks its hinge, with bad luck, which is what connects the motherboard to the screen. So we had to change it for a new one, after thinking about it a lot we decided to go to El Corte Inglés in the computer section and we found ourselves in a gruesome situation.

Looking at the technical specifications of many exposed models, I realized that many of them were outdated in the sense, not just the technical specifications. For example, we were offered a Microsoft Surface, an older generation than what’s on sale right now. At a discounted price? No, the same as that model cost, without informing us that there is a superior model in the catalog. Which, by the way, I had to ask myself.

And it is not the only model with which it happens, to buy a peripheral my father is a regular in that section and he told me that many of the computers do not change for months and continue to be the same models even months later. I have to clarify that in the end my father ended up buying a new laptop in that store, that was a much more advanced model for which I had to insist to have it removed from the store. A server, who has knowledge of the subject, has no problem finding the right thing, but a person without knowledge is nailed.

coming back months later

It is said that the human being does not fall into the same stone twice, however, it is bad to have prejudices and that is why we decided to go to another El Corte Inglés store for a second visit. This time to buy a printer for a close relative who is still in school. What did I find? With the same policy of outdated computers, so I had to ask again and repeat the entire process. The deal? The same, an attempt to sneak outdated products in a shameless way again.

And worst of all, they have a huge folder with the specs and models available, it’s looking out of the corner of your eye and seeing how there is a tendency to try to sneak it in even when they have much better models to sell to the public. That’s why they had to sell their computer division, many people go there more for the finances than for the fact that they sell a good product. What’s more, give the feeling that the objective is to clear the inventory of already old models from the unsuspecting.

Ordinary people don’t need to know more than just enough about computers, they don’t need it for day to day, but they don’t deserve to be given a pig for a poke. In the event that you are offered an earlier model of car than the newer model at a dealership and at the same price, then obviously you would be on alert, since it is usual for it to be a worse vehicle. That is why heWe do not understand the policy of selling outdated systems at El Corte Inglés.