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Series 15 Episode 13: Shopping Challenge

Monday 09 May 2011

Series 15 Episode 13: Shopping Challenge

Jon and Pollyanna went head to head to see who could get the best tech bargains. Jason got his game on testing the latest gaming laptops and Suzi got her hands on some hairy men to test the Top 5 Razors. Thanks to all of these guys who made it all happen!


A Special Thanks to: Spherical Video Footage recorded by the Immersive Media Corporation (USA) and supplied by TX Immersive Ltd (Europe) Sea Temperature movies courtesy of Dr Andrew Coward at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton. Earthquake map courtesy of Earthware Ltd


Heathrow Terminal 5

Tyneside Coffee Rooms

P&O Ferries

Small Heath Boxing Club

Umberto Giannini Selfridges

Challenge: Shopping Challenge

Eldon Square

Digitec (Switzerland)

Auchan (Calais)

Gaming Laptops

Mad Catz


Razer Zone



Top 5: Razors

Paul Ward Photography

Select Solar Gadgets



Wilkinson Sword




Jon Test: Gaming Laptops

Rock 685

Alienware M17x


Top 5: Razors

Panasonic ES-RT81-s

Remington Titanium 360

Braun Series 3-380

Gillette Fusion Proglide Power

Wilkinson Sword Hydro 5


Gadget Web TV, series 15, Episode 13 Shopping Challenge, Featured on the show

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Hi guys! Just finished watching your interesting feature on buying tech in the UK versus European prices. Whilst it was encouraging to learn that we’re not always suffering “rip-off Britain”, there were a couple of additional points that I feel should have been mentioned: 1. When Jon was buying his various items in France and Switzerland, none of these would be fitted with a UK plug. It’s also unlikely that the manuals would have been in English, and obtaining these sometimes costs extra as well. 2. Based on past experience, it’s never a good idea to buy a TV in another country as the internals are almost always built for receiving different signals. I once had a very high-tech TV from Germany that wouldn’t work at all here, and when I asked about conversion costs I was told that the new internals would cost almost as much as a new TV! Not only that, but the label on the back said that the thing had been constructed in the UK before being exported to Germany. Keep up the good work! Andy.

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Great show this week and so pleasing to see a more grown up approach to real world gadget buying issues. Keep up the good work.

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