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HP Support Blog: Day 8

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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 11 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 11 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

This morning, I phoned ICM Computers (they failed to phone me), and was told that an engineer would probably not be coming out because the parts still hadn’t arrived from HP, but that they might arrive later on so they’d let me know. It looked like it was going to be another of ‘those’ days.

Then I decided to take matters into my own hands, and faxed every regional office of HP with the URI of this HP Support Blog. Suddenly, two people were on the phone, one on the landline and one on the mobile, with endless apologies and offers of help. Funny, that.

Both of these previously undiscovered HP people couldn’t have been more helpful, and both rang me back within half an hour telling me they were chasing up the case on my behalf. I then got calls both directly from HP and from ICM computers saying that the parts had ‘been passed on’ and that someone would be at my door at 11am tomorrow to finally fix the problem.

It’s nice to see that HP can actually operate effeciently – it’s just a shame it took this much to get there. I’ll let you know the results of tomorrow’s visit.

This 940th post was filed under: HP Support Blog.

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