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Cheapest Online Hardware?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Rigs' started by Uridium, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Uridium

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    Just thought it would be useful to share our preferred site for hardware purchases. You never know someone may have found somewhere really cheap!

    personally I generally use www.ebuyer.co.uk most of the time, cheap prices but service is pi** poor!
     
  2. pragmatic

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    I use ebuyer and never had a problem with the service, it can be a little slow to reply through the enotes and are known at times to send out the wrong item, but i've always known them to hold up their hand and compensate you when its there fault.

    I mainly use ebuyer or http://www.techfever.co.uk/ as they stock things that other retailers don't seem to have. I also used aria and scan although their flat min £10 delivery usualy puts me off anything but a large purchase with them.
     
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    Try Lowestonweb good for some cheap stuff especially OEM.
     
  4. Uridium

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    Bought a new Gigabyte SLi MOBO, 6600GT and CPU today, all cheapest at Scan than anywhere else I could find.
     
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    I have just bought a load of gear from overclockers.co.uk and they delivered the lot the next day plus I order after 12 in the afternoon and it was not a prob to get it to me by 11 am next day. The gear was the cheapest I could find 7800gt oc for 230.

    Ebuyer is normally the cheapest but 4 to 5 days delivery ....come on people we want it nowwwwwwwwwwww.....


    Darko
     
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    I tend to use Overclockers aswell.

    Not always the cheapest but there service is spot on[had 1 faulty mobo and a psu that smelt like burning rubber :( and they replaced them without any fuss]. Quick delivery and always have decent deals of the week on.
     
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    Ive used overclockers for the odd thing aswell, but their customer service by most accounts is dire at best. Never needed it personally though.
    I tend to use Microdirect.co.uk for most things, as the prices are always good plus they have a shop across town. (If i cant be bothered to go, i order early in the morning using next day delivery. 9 times out of 10 it turns up the same day :))

    Dont get me started on Ebuyer. Damn near everytime i've ordered anything from them theres been a problem. Usually they send me what they feel like instead of what ive actually ordered. Normally happens with colours, if i order a black DVD-RW, you can be pretty certain a beige one will turn up etc etc.
     
  8. Mr.D

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    I use Scan for most things. Ebay is good for components too. Healthy market for older cpu cores that the retailers no longer stock.
     
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    i use Scan all the time, i live about 2 miles from their store (virtually next door to the Reebok stadium) and are always very busy, they have the cheapest prices i can find aswell
     
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    Top customer service from Scan as well.

    Had to return a tape drive to scan a couple of years ago as it was faulty, none of this RMA crap like Ebuyer, just rang them up and they sorted the return over the phone straightaway
     
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    Same here!!!!

    I build PC's and find that Scan for full system builds are generally cheapest...especially given that I can avoid delivey charges using Q collect.

    Branny
     

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