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    eGlobalCentral.co.uk - Reputable?

    Hi,

    A thing that I want is not available through Amazon yet, but is available at a discount over RRP from the above website.

    Anyone used them before? Are they reputable? I see they take Paypal, so there should be some comeback if I don't get what I want, but I've never heard of them.

    One thing that does scare me a bit is they do a 'sign up for an introductory discount' thing, then the code they give you comes back as invalid...

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    Re: eGlobalCentral.co.uk - Reputable?

    I'm pretty sure everything you order from this website comes directly from China. They once listed a Nexus 5X 32GB in white, for £136. Same as you, tried the voucher codes and come back as invalid... Almost looked to good to be true, so stayed clear.

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    Re: eGlobalCentral.co.uk - Reputable?

    Thanks, I'm thinking I might be best off steering clear.

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    Re: eGlobalCentral.co.uk - Reputable?

    In a word dont.

    Chinese/Hong Kong company masquerading as a UK one. See reviews around the web & on HotUKdeals. Basically you end up with grey import item, thus often with no manufacturer UK warranty, only with the retailer and therefore you have to pay to return the item to China and it takes ages.

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    Re: eGlobalCentral.co.uk - Reputable?

    yeah, there was a guy on ebay (no history) selling i7-6700k for £12 last night. From China obviously. And obviously I steered clear, tempting though it was to punt £12 in that fashion.

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    Re: eGlobalCentral.co.uk - Reputable?

    If it's too good to be true , it probably is.

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    Re: eGlobalCentral.co.uk - Reputable?

    Quote Originally Posted by deejayburnout View Post
    If it's too good to be true , it probably is.
    is exactly what i thought - but £12, it's almost worth the gamble just to see what, if anything, actually arrives. Probably inte1 genuin

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    Re: eGlobalCentral.co.uk - Reputable?

    It wasn't too good to be true, but it was a bit less that manufacturer's own website...

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    Re: eGlobalCentral.co.uk - Reputable?

    I think I've used them a couple of times.

    I'd say the reputable, but not legit

    The reason they are cheap is because you're buying grey-imports. Which generally means you won't get any help from the manufacturer if you have problems (such as your warranty), and being based out of Hong Kong or similar, you're not protected under UK consumer rights. All you've got is your faith in their customer service.

    I tend to buy through ebay a bit now as there is a bit more exposure to which companies aren't so good, many of them supply their own 1-year warranty on products as manufacturers are turning down consumers with grey-imports.

    Grey-imports, are products that were intended to be sold in another market (e.g. Asia). There is nothing illegal about this, but manufacturers don't like it because they charge more in Europe (or specifically, the UK) for the same item. So they tend to invalidate your warranty. As you haven't bought it in the UK, there are no consumer protection laws to stop manufacturers turning their back on you.

    I've bought a few lenses as grey-imports, as the sellers have offered a 1 year equivalent warranty service (haven't had to try that out yet), often the manufacturer's provide terrible warranties and after-sales service anyway, and it's often cheaper getting something new imported than buying second hand from somebody like London Camera Exchange.

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    Re: eGlobalCentral.co.uk - Reputable?

    As mentioned above, they do send you the product but it comes from China and returns can be a bit of a nightmare! I have also heard of buyers on another forum getting caught out with import charges, especially on rush / fast delivery orders from eglobal.

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    Re: eGlobalCentral.co.uk - Reputable?

    I went with another supplier instead...

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    Re: eGlobalCentral.co.uk - Reputable?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smudger View Post
    I went with another supplier instead...
    Sounds like a good plan. Although I feel I was a bit harsh on eglobal, they can end up being a headache. Hope you enjoy your new purchase.

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