PC World has scrapped its free laptop with Orange broadband package just one month after it was first launched, blaming huge demand for using up the “tens of thousands” of notebook PCs within weeks.
Many customers must have been of the same opinion as Jonathan, that the deal looked very good: “Let’s face it, who among us is ever going to turn down a free gift – especially when it’s worth up to £500.”
Now, those who faltered will have to take up PC World’s generous offer on their website’s apology page. “We’re Sorry. This deal has now ended. You can still take advantage of our great laptop deals at PC World…”
Initially it wasn’t clear that this was a time-limited offer — certainly not limited to one calendar month, anyway. The scheme was just a “victim of its own success”.
Some consumers may just have had a lucky escape, though. Recent surveys haven’t put Orange broadband in a particularly good light, and the free PC on offer wasn’t an amazing one, though it could be upgraded to a Core 2 Duo version for around £200.
(Via Computer Shopper)