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22 Market Place, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS22 6NE
The original site Aurora Computers page with average one star reviews.... click here
Think twice before using, ask you PC literate friends for their advice first.
Station Road, York, North Yorkshire YO26 8EB
What I like about the Victorea, which should really be called a posh pub restaurant, is it's broad appeal where a main corse can cost as little as £12 per head or £36. Oh and you can find ample at the lower price of the menu without feeling restricted. No matter what you order it's all prepared and presented in man size portions, and is all together very good value for money.
My favorites are the Fish and Chips, the fish is huge, and the local meats be it Nidderdale lamb or cut of steak.
The service and rapport of the staff is second to non, even at peak times. While they may be booked up, if they can squeeze you in without cramping the experience of other customers, they will.
New or regulars at the Victorea and you will be made to feel very welcome and you're remembered on repeat visits.
* Vegetarian? I should add they have a very impressive menu, not the usual cheese on toast response, but a full vegetarian menu, but you must ask for it.
Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS22
To testify to the total value of Mr Yiks, I take a 28 mile round trip instead of an 8 mile roundtrip to Boroughbridge, and not on price which as aforementioned is great, but quality and taste of the prepared food.
Normally I would not criticise a takeaway for having food ready without a wait, however when I request the food to be ready no earlier than 20 minutes after I order, so it stands a chance of being hot on my return 14 mile trip, that's what I expect. Occasionally My Yiks let's me down, and the order is sat out waiting for an untold time. Only for this reason have I awarded Mr Yiks 4 stars, otherwise it would have attained all 5.
Meadowhall Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S9 1EP
When compared to a store like PC world or Comet, the staff are considerably better, you never over hear an Apple employee speaking gibberish to a would be customer just to bag a sale. Rather Apple store employees are advisors not sales staff. The only intimidating aspect to an Apple store are the number of customers, especially on a weekend.
Will I keep buying Apple? Not all product lines, but some are better than the alternatives in terms of quality and reliability, which should be expected at the premium price.
The Sheffield store is cramped compared the Apple stores in London, and my advise is to browse in store and buy online, that way under distance selling rules Apple allow you to try at home and then return an opened product if it does not suit.
York, North Yorkshire YO41 1
I have often wondered about the business model of Aurora, how can they charge enough to stay in business yet not be too expensive when compared to self help, and replacing an old computer? I discovered my answers when a friend asked me to help his father recover his PC.
My friend lives in Australia, too far away to be hands on. I visited his father and on looking at he PC I was surprised to find the PC was 10 years old, I asked him why not replace it and he said it keeps working and I use Aurora to service it regularly... I asked him what they do, he said they charge between £80-£250 a time and it always comes back a bit faster, he felt it was expensive but knowing he paid near £2000 for the computer in 1999 thought it was better to repair than replace.
Back on the phone to my friend I explained it was in his Dad's interests to replace his PC, and he agreed telling me he keeps paying a fortune to Aurora and all they do is clear the cache on the PC and run the operating system updates. One time they replaced his hardrive and charged, added RAM . Over the past 5 years he has spent over £800 on maintaining a PC that could be replaced with a £300 laptop that would be phenomenally faster without the challenges and assistance required for his current PC. We did replace his PC, and he is now saving £100 a year to replace this laptop in 3/4 years time.
My message, if you know anyone, even a friends friend that knows about computers, always ask their advice before making the plunge to pay a company like Aurora, who pray on the computer illiterate.