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Topic # 180892 25-Sep-2015 09:13
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Was looking at this offer for a chromebook on here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=77&topicid=180889. His link was to Noel Leeming and in a big bold image on the site is the offer to upgrade to Windows 10... on a chromebook.




Why do they do this? Why cause customer confusion that will lead to lost sales and disappointment? I know it is yet another take on retailers having no understanding of what they are selling, but still.




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  Reply # 1394143 25-Sep-2015 09:18
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I suspect you answered your own question.
it is yet another take on retailers having no understanding of what they are selling


Alternately, it may be some sort of logic failing in their 'show the upgrade button' that is seeing the word 'Windows' in the OS spec, but not the number '10' and assuming it's an old version of Windows that can be upsold.




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  Reply # 1394151 25-Sep-2015 09:32
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Inphinity: I suspect you answered your own question.
it is yet another take on retailers having no understanding of what they are selling


Alternately, it may be some sort of logic failing in their 'show the upgrade button' that is seeing the word 'Windows' in the OS spec, but not the number '10' and assuming it's an old version of Windows that can be upsold.


Quite possibly, I didn't see the (Cannot run Windows) in the OS Spec. I suspect you are right, the website is probably coded to pick up the word Windows from the OS spec and display the banner based on that.




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  Reply # 1394186 25-Sep-2015 09:43
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It is a mistake by the Adv Agency




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  Reply # 1394189 25-Sep-2015 09:44
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all you guys are noobs my uncle works at microsoft and google and he said you can upgrade a chromebook to windows...

he used to work at sony too and helped me upgrade my xbox 360 to the ps4 OS

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  Reply # 1394200 25-Sep-2015 09:52
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If anyone wants a cheap Windows 10 laptop buy it, print that out, and take it back in to tell them their advertising is wrong and that they need to stump up with a laptop that runs W10.




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macuser: all you guys are noobs my uncle works at microsoft and google and he said you can upgrade a chromebook to windows...

he used to work at sony too and helped me upgrade my xbox 360 to the ps4 OS

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  Reply # 1394203 25-Sep-2015 09:53
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timmmay: If anyone wants a cheap Windows 10 laptop buy it, print that out, and take it back in to tell them their advertising is wrong and that they need to stump up with a laptop that runs W10.


Quiet easy to find cheaper laptops that run windows 10.

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  Reply # 1394206 25-Sep-2015 09:54
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macuser: all you guys are noobs my uncle works at microsoft and google and he said you can upgrade a chromebook to windows...

he used to work at sony too and helped me upgrade my xbox 360 to the ps4 OS

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  Reply # 1395318 27-Sep-2015 19:49
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Noel leeming is owned by the warehouse group who I dont think have quite realised their "smart tv" is actually android and if they advertised it as android they would probably sell a lot more units.




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  Reply # 1395326 27-Sep-2015 20:19
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timmmay: If anyone wants a cheap Windows 10 laptop buy it, print that out, and take it back in to tell them their advertising is wrong and that they need to stump up with a laptop that runs W10.


As someone who has been on Geekzone a fair amount of time, don't think you think is against the spirit of the community to suggest someone deliberately capitalize on this, which is clearly a mistake. 

No-one wins in these situations.

I would have expected better, honestly.

For the record, they are entitled to say it was a mistake and refuse to sell you this item, or in fact any item.


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  Reply # 1395365 27-Sep-2015 20:27
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raytaylor: Noel leeming is owned by the warehouse group who I dont think have quite realised their "smart tv" is actually android and if they advertised it as android they would probably sell a lot more units.


No play store on it when I had a look at one. No google services. Therefore not android.




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  Reply # 1395414 27-Sep-2015 22:18
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I know I feel super clever and smart pointing out honest mistakes and misprints.

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  Reply # 1395422 27-Sep-2015 22:56
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raytaylor: Noel leeming is owned by the warehouse group who I dont think have quite realised their "smart tv" is actually android and if they advertised it as android they would probably sell a lot more units.


No play store on it when I had a look at one. No google services. Therefore not android.


Actually thats a good point - though I am sure there are other stores they could use without paying the google tax




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  Reply # 1395424 27-Sep-2015 23:06
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"its android but only kind of like android tv but its not because you cant just install things and it doesnt do all the things that the sony does" would not sell well




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  Reply # 1395425 27-Sep-2015 23:06
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Have you emailed or told them about the error? Most likely human or system error rather than malice. 




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