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FIND OUT MORE Call 0845 6000 600 Visit virgin.com/techprotect Ask about Virgin Tech Protect at any Virgin Megastores nationwide

covers MP3, laptop, handheld games consoles, static games consoles, DVD players, CD players and digital cameras

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New products out there P2 - 6

Talk to an expert P4

Fun and games P6 - 7

Jargon Buster P5

Keeping you covered! Taking the plunge P10

Downloads P8 - 9

Extra rewards P12

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We believe in giving you the must-have products, an award-winning service and brilliant deals all under one roof and that’s exactly what we’ve done. As well as understanding the desire for the latest gadget and gizmos in the world of entertainment, here at Virgin, we also appreciate the need to protect such sort-after items.

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We now stock everything from the tiniest MP3 players and digital cameras to the most up-to-date game consoles. We also offer a range of cover to suit your lifestyle and pocket. Keeping you covered 1


The demand for expensive high tech items, such as games consoles and MP3 players, have increased dramatically over the past couple of years. However, while the demand for such items has risen so has the desire for criminals to get their hands on them. Like mobile phones, criminals perceive hi-tech gadgets as easy targets that can generate them plenty of revenue quickly but this is not the only fate that expensive technology face. There’s also a high possibility that you can lose or accidentally break it - not only is this frustrating but it can also be very expensive. We now offer an insurance product, Tech Protect, that’s specially designed to cover your must-have gadgets and gizmos, including digital cameras, DVD and CD players, portal and static game consoles and laptops. Tech Protect offers worldwide cover against: •

Theft

Accidental damage

Water & liquid damage

Mechanical breakdown

Electrical breakdown

The cover also protects your accessories, for example, carry cases, headphones or game controllers.

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Talking the talk!

Talk to the experts Face to face in one of our Virgin Megastores… See all our products and accessories If we sell it, you’ll see it on display. And even if you can’t, chances are our team will be able to help you out anyway.

Jargon Buster

Try before you buy With touch-screen kiosks and a whole range of demonstration products, it’s easy to find out all you need to know before making your choice. At a store near you now With over 100 Virgin Megastores located all over the UK, why not pop in for a chat? For a full list of Virgin Megastore locations, visit www.virginmegastores.co.uk

…over the phone on 0845 6000 600

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Not too sure what all the features mean? Well, we’ve created a jargon buster to help you out. MP3 WMA WAV OGG Pixels VGA LCD MPEG SDRAM DDR RAM USB GB MB

Compressed music file type Microsoft audio file type

Windows audio file type

Ogg vorbis - audio file type Dots that make up a picture on your monitor are called Pixels Video Graphics Adapter or type of monitor Liquid Crystal Desplay High definition monitor or TV Form of ccompressed media file for both music and video Relates to the speed your computer reads program information Relates to the speed the computer talks to itself The place where all programs run from when open Universal Serial bus - plug and play add-ons for your computer Large memory storage amout (Gig) medium memory amount (Meg)

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TAKE THE PLUNGE

Taken under our wings Our 28-Day Customer Satisfaction Guarantee Our 28-day guarantee lets you exchange your product for a different one of the same value or get a full refund, less any downloads you have bought. For a full refund, return it ‘as new’, in its original packaging, with proof of purchase. Our 28-day Customer Satisfaction Guarantee is an additional benefit and does not affect your statutory rights. Our full 12-month warranty If your new product goes wrong in that period and it’s covered by the warranty, we’ll do all the legwork for you to get it fixed. If you do need a replacement product, we’ll provide you with one that’s ‘as new’. If it’s not covered, we’ll advise you on what to do. Protect your electronic gadgets For just £xx, you can protect your gadgets with Tech Protect. The cover is available to buy online, over the phone or in store at any Virgin Megastore. The policy covers you in the event of accidental damage, theft and breakdown*. Visit your local Virgin Megastore or call our team on 0845 6000 600 to find out more information about Tech Protect. * Subject to our insurance terms & conditions. A £xx excess applies. Policies are valid for a single claim only. Disclaimer: The information in this magazine is correct at the time of going to print, but we may change it and services may be modified, supplemented or withdrawn.

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Download Station With more and more portal gadgets on the market, you want entertainment on the go and we understand the need to offer a facility that allows you to download all your favourite tunes, games and videos whenever and wherever you need to. So we are introducing Download Stations within all our Megastores that allow you to update your products with the latest news, reviews, games, music and videos while you’re browsing or enjoy a cappuccino in our Download cafe. You can also catch up with your mates over e-mail or surf the web while you wait. We are giving you entertainment at your fingertips. Visit your local Virgin Megastore for more information. Ways to pay Download tunes, videos and more… Whether you’re at home chillin’ or in a Virgin Megastore, you’ll be able to listen to and download the latest in entertainment.

Credit/debit card – purchase up to £25 in downloads

Download vouchers – available in £5, £10 or £20 from Virgin Megastores nationwide

Website – hop online and go to www.virginmegastore.co.uk/download

A team of specialists ready and waiting Our team can tell you all about the latest products or answer any questions about your existing products. Whatever you need to know, our team will talk it all through with you in clear, easy-to-understand language. Pick up exclusive deals Our team can tell you about all our latest promotions on our range of products. And we’ll offer free next day delivery* to anywhere in the UK. Always there when you need them Our team are on hand 24 hours a day to answer all your questions, whether it’s on your existing gadgets or about buying a brand new one. …or visit www.virginmegastores.co.uk Look online for special deals on hi-tech products and free next day delivery*. * For any items costing over £25, delivery is free. Otherwise a delivery charge of £2 applies. Next day delivery is available 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday

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We now stock everything from the tiniest MP3 players and digital cameras to the most up-to-date game consoles. We also offer a range of cover to suit your lifestyle and pocket.

Products – General The desire for the latest must-haves in the world of portal entertainment had rocketed over the last few years and with newer and more functional products hitting our shelves daily, we are committed to meeting that growing demand. Technology is taking on a new generation of entertainment-lovers that want their gadgets smaller and cheaper but also give them everything they need while they’re out and about.

Products – Games The gaming sensation has taking on a complete life of its own recently with better consoles being created every year with ground-breaking graphics, sleeker designs and movie-like games. Losing yourself within the world of electronic games cannot be easier and more exciting. The likes of Microsoft, Ninetendo and Sony have taken the entertainment market by storm by forever pushing the boundaries to embark on the next gaming revolution. Keeping on track with new releases and managing to complete a game before the new one is out is a challenge. Let the challege of keeping the game be ours.

GAMERS

We believe in giving you the must-have products, an award-winning service and brilliant deals all under one roof and that’s exactly what we’ve done.

“How gutted would you be if you never got to complete the game?” Fun and games 6

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Get rewarded with us Register with us to protect your beloved gadgets and gizmos with Tech Protect and enjoy even more with special treatments, discounts and rewards. It’s just our way of saying thanks to our biggest fans. Fancy some free downloads? Easy – just persuade your mates and family to join us and you’ll get 5 free downloads of your choice for each person that registers for Tech Protect. Want to go to a gig? Get exclusive tickets to one-off gigs, let us keep you in the know with the best in new music and have the chance to buy V Festival tickets before anyone else.

Register today for Tech Protect either online at: www.virginmegastore.co.uk over the phone on 0845 6000 600 or in store at any Virgin Megastore.

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