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mr_chris

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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2007, 10:22:38 am »

Don't get me started on Aria either... last Christmas (xmas 2005) I was trying to buy a load of parts from them. They kept on making excuse after excuse every day as to why the order wasn't shipped.. until after a couple of weeks I told them to stuff it and bought everything locally!

Grrrr

Chris
kitz

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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2007, 01:17:19 pm »

Luck of the draw isnt it.

Scan -  I must admit I havent bought from for a while so dunno if they have improved.. but I used to have an account with them as I used to build the odd PC..  but stopped using them since a load of the stuff was I felt B grade an I often had to return it.

Aria - chris has already mentioned that one above - ended up costing more because they let me down by delaying orders in the end time got so short that there was no alternative but to buy locally.

E-buyer + Amazon had to return something once but was all ok.

Dabs never had a problem with them.

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dtomlinson
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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2007, 02:26:07 pm »

Overclockers are great, I use them quite a bit. If you want RAM then Offtek can't be faulted, and quietpc.co.uk sell some great stuff.

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dhookham
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« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2007, 12:45:42 am »

I used to use Dabs for most things, but I don't think I've used them in quite some time. I went off eBuyer due to a combination of their idea of delivery times, and the random nature of whether you'd get a UK plug or some type of 2-pin effort).
Scan (free delivery), SVP (discount and occasional 99p delivery), Amazon and Play (Nectar points Tongue) tend to head my lists these days.

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bud
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« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2007, 08:02:52 am »

Never used ebuyer here as their delivery charges to the rig were way over the top compared to others.

I have sometimes got stuff with 2pin plugs from scan, a quick phone call or email has soon seen either the correct lead being sent or an adaptor (have a box full of them somewhere  grin).

SVP's after care has been very good when I have to use it, as well as amazons once you eventually get past the first response.  Play has been a bit dodgy with contacting support, and not refunding the faulty goods carriage but a bit of persistance has usually seen them do the right thing.
dhookham
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« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2007, 09:03:27 am »

I have sometimes got stuff with 2pin plugs from scan, a quick phone call or email has soon seen either the correct lead being sent or an adaptor (have a box full of them somewhere  grin).

Likewise eBuyer have always shipped either a UK lead or replacement plug-end... but it's the inconvenience of having to wait for the next delivery, turning what is normally a fast service into a longer wait for the order to be complete.
Scan used to be bottom of my list due to their p&p... 7 to send a 2oz jiffy bag was a bit excessive... but free p&p makes them much more reasonable, especially on those rare occasions when todayonly actually has some decent stuff wink

Quote from: bud
SVP's after care has been very good when I have to use it
The only niggle I have with SVP is the way a large number of similar lines all go out of stock together eg there was a period of several weeks when all CF cards larger than 512MB were oos; and AAA batteries are regularly oos (probably due to another item he sells ;p).

Quote from: bud
Play has been a bit dodgy with contacting support
Normal Play service is good... I've only had to contact support a couple of times (once for a missing parcel and once when they charged me the RRP for a dvd rather than the current price, and both times the problem was resolved within a day or so. Oddly, PlayUSA were quicker to reply to the emails, but much slower to action anything.

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godsell4

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« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2007, 01:17:14 pm »


I have had no problems with either www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk or www.broadbandstuff.co.uk

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Ultra

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« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2007, 10:04:32 am »

Had a couple of dead 1-port routers from Ebuyer, no major delays/problems with Dabs (before BT bought it), and have used SVP and Novatech at different times.  Have seen some 'goodies' on the Scan site (think they have a 'bargains' page/site updated daily, but don't look from one week to another)...  Prior to learning about SVP (and before the expanded the range of goods they sell) I was alerted to keen prices from bigpockets.co.uk

Have been meaning to get some odds and ends from DSL Depot (odds and ends from DSL Source) and have also used Lowestonweb.com (run by Evesham Micros, which has been going quite a while)...  Once saw something on Ebay from Evesham which was cheaper from Lowestonweb.com because of delivery fees in the Ebay listing... 

Also worth a mention (used by different friends for routers and mains-power networking kit) is Solwise which I used 10? years ago for ISDN gear but has widened its scope...  Netshop/Lanshop also worth a look for some more specialist items.

Many thanks to all for the list of retailers and comments too...  Something perhaps of interest (for those that use PayPal) is that Ebuyer and SVP are being promoted at present in some daily prize draw... I will be ordering from SVP today Smiley )
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