FORMER OWNER OF EMACHINES is set to buy PACKARD BELL

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DVdoctor
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NEC about to sell Packard Bell to Lap Shun Hui the former owner of E-machines. Lap Shun Hui sold e machines to gateway, but has recently been attempting to buy all of Gateway. Is it possible that he is looking at putting all three together? Ironically at one time packard bell was considered to be one of the bigest pc manufactueres. Poor quality and even poorer customer service, caused the company to almost go under. NEC had revived it selling in europe, but always saying they were looking for a buyer.

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god no .... gateway were making inroads .... and good machines .... certainly better than similar priced dell units.

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I agree, but I do think that these guys are up to something, his buddy who was running e machines is now running gateway, so we suspect that something may be up.

we had been fans of gateway for years, if you remember back to the old days they were the ones that we were able to work with building one of the first notebook based editing systems.

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deal with John Hui is finally complete

The sale of Packard Bell is finally complete, with former E Machines owner the buyer. In typical fashion most of the details are "secret"

http://www.itworld.com/Tech/2428/061016necemachines/

Sharyn

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I learnt all about computers with emachines, I needed to it was always going wrong. Why do companies bother even offering such rubbish, it can only end in bankruptcy, TIME, TINY etc.

Net High Street in Birmingham who we bought three computers from have gone under, they were exellent machines with good customer service and I suspect they were using good quality parts but trying to compete with the poor quality cos.

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One of the things we certainly noticed when we lived in the UK was a high tolerance for poor service, and an unwillingness to basically drive the shoddy product providing companies out of business. Possibly due to libel laws people were very unwilling to publically put these companies on notice. To a certain degree it is the same in the LI ION battery situations, it was the US consumer protection agency that got things to happen, and AFAIK there was nothing official from the UK or EU.
John and I long considered a Name and Shame section on this forum. A few forums in the US do the "only buy from our sponsors" partially due to sponsorship, but also qualification of the vendor. I remember Anne Robinson and watch dog, but it was clear that consumer protection rights in the UK did not seem to be quite as strong as in the US

Of course we have armies of lawyers, and massive litigation with upsides and down sides

Sharyn