About Currys PC World
Currys.co.uk is the UK high street electrical retailer offering a massive choice of electrical products. The stock range includes personal electronics like tablets, laptops and cameras. Plus, home electrics including kitchen appliances for laundry and cooking. Super prices online for washing machines and cookers. These are all for sale on the website Currys.co.uk and in over 350 Curry’s PC World stores around the UK.
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Currys PC World Electrical Store UK
Dixons Carphone are the mother company with Currys and PC World now trading under the combined Currys PC World brand in the UK. Online trade is through two websites pcworld.co.uk and currys.co.uk. The PC World website exclusively deals in selling computing and personal electronic items with associated peripherals. You will find for sale printers, laptops, tablets, iPads and network storage items. However, the currys.co.uk website does sell computer stuff but the main focus is on kitchen appliances and TV / audio equipment for the home.
On the high street or in your local retail park the Currys PC World stores offer an abundance of services besides selling electronics.
Currys PC World offer the best of both worlds a great high street coverage and an unrivalled online presence. Order on the website and collect from the store. You can even check if your local store is stocking your desired items for collection.
You may find a section for Carphone Warehouse selling mobile phones and brokering network contracts.
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A Little About
History of Currys and PC World
The history of Currys PC World is a complicated amalgamation of UK electrical shops.
Let’s start with Currys the UK high street electrical retailer who specifically sold home electronics and domestic appliances. The chap who founded Curry’s in 1884 was called Henry Curry who hailed from Leicester. He initially built and sold bicycles in the early days of the business. It wasn’t until the early 1930s that they moved into selling wirelesses, gramophones and electrical items with the advancement of technology.
Currys steadily developing into the biggest electrical retailer in the UK with hundreds of stores. During the late 1960s and through to the 1980s the electrical store chain was run by Dennis Curry the grandson of Henry Curry. This was a time of significant growth and they became the main store for selling televisions and whitegoods.
In the 90s there was the internet boom and everyone wanted a PC Computer this opened the door for PC World. Established in 1991 they became a megastore selling computers to the masses. It was founded by Vision Technology Group and spearheaded by Jan Murray. PC World became the biggest computer superstore outside of America.
The Dixons Group bought out Vision Technology Group (VTG) who owned Currys in 1993. Curry’s later became part of Dixons Carphone after the merger of Carphone Warehouse and Dixons in 2014.
PC World and Currys started a union where the two electrical retailers’ shops merged into one in 2015. This turned out to be a literal union in some case where the shops were located next to each other and the walls knocked through.
They do provide a service to get rid of your old kitchen appliance or TV. Some items can be taken to your nearest store or even taken when you have anew appliance delivered.
If its not convenient to have a home delivery or want to save on delivery charges you can collect from your local store. The click and collect services provided by Currys PC World is free of charge.
They have a specialist installation staff (Team Knowhow) who can install everything from fridges and washing machines to a new TV system.
They promise to match any price you find for the same product this includes major retailers like Asda and Amazon. They will even price match up to seven days after purchase.
Finding bargain Electrical Buys
Buying electrical items online
The first thing to do when buying electrical goods is to know exactly what you want this goes for brand right down to model type. Do your research on your required specifications. This gives you a target to aim for and prices to compare rather than getting lost into other products when you are searching.
You’ve got the options use them the internet and the high street. Where can you get the best electrical deal, there are apps out there you can add to your browser and alerts you when an item can be found cheaper elsewhere. Price check your item across the web and check if sellers offer a price match promise. Currys PC World have great coverage on the internet and town centres.