My mother decided a couple of months back that she needed to pull herself into this century, so she gave ME the task of finding her a PC which fell within her £1000 budget. She didnt need to much in the way of hard drive or memory as she was not going to play games on it. She needed a basic PC with lots of practical extras she could use. I narrowed a spec down to include a scanner, inkjet printer, video cam, sound card and speakers, read write cd drive and a dvd. This obviously meant a fairly lowly powered unit but this can be upgraded if she feels it's necessary. I hunted through various websites for three or four hours and eventually plumped for an NEC machine. ( buying the scanner and printer on line from comet as they were the cheapest option). I entered all the details onto the website, everything went well with the page updateing the cost as I went along. I clicked on the proceed with the order button and was faced a page which asked me to print out a copy of the order and post it to an adress in Livingstone witha cheque!!!! I was gobsmacked. I did however do this (after phoning the NEC helpdesk to confirm that I wasnt going mad) and the order was placed. It took a lot longer than the printer and scanner had done to be delivered, three weeks against a couple of days for comet. However the PC duly arrived and was easy to set up with the easy to follow instructions. The pc itself has performed perfectly with no hitches. My mother is extremely pleased with it and has found it fairly easy to use.