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    Analysis - OP3 PC brand transferred from bankrupt company to new one – that’s han

    The new company seems to be run by the same people as the old one.
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    Re: Analysis - OP3 PC brand transferred from bankrupt company to new one – that’s han

    Wasn't this pretty much exactly what happened with Savastore.co.uk / Saverstore.co.uk ?

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    Re: Analysis - OP3 PC brand transferred from bankrupt company to new one – that’s han

    Yet one more reason why UK Limited Company laws need overhauling, too many times this kind of shuffle is pulled and what's worse, it's their distributors and suppliers who bear the brunt of the crap.

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    Re: Analysis - OP3 PC brand transferred from bankrupt company to new one – that’s han

    Zak Ali is a fraudster.

    He has scammed the industry and consumers.

    He was knowingly trading whilst insolvent and will be personable liable for his debts. What he has done is illegal.

    He has ill advised accountants, poor business strategy and has a “wide boy” image. All the reasons for why his sand castle is being washed!

    Whilst being chased by creditors, he still chooses to have lavish advertising campaigns, this A*se had no intention of paying his debts…

    Now he claims to be a reputable supplier! Yeah right!

    Well, what goes around comes around Zak !

    Good luck in your new venture… You’re going to need it…


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    Last edited by Steve A; 17-06-2011 at 11:08 AM.

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    Re: Analysis - OP3 PC brand transferred from bankrupt company to new one – that’s han

    Seems OP3 Technology was founded in 2008 by...Zak Ali! Who then licensed his own company (Top Banana) to produce & sell the brand. Who then 'withdrew' the licence when Top Banana went bust, & re-licensed the brand to T3 Computers, another new company.
    I wonder if it's worth paying £9.95 to see who the Directors are?.....

    So Kerry Collins is denying knowledge of Zak Ali, her 'Sales Manager', and of OP3 - whose website she appears on and which T3 computers holds the licence for (owned by - Zak Ali!)?

    Oh what a tangled web we weave.........?

    As a Newbie, I cannot post links. However see PCPro Vendors Forum for full story

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    Re: Analysis - OP3 PC brand transferred from bankrupt company to new one – that’s han

    I just got a call from Kerry Collins on my mobile asking for someone called Anthony. I explained that I'm Scott - the journalist she spoke to late on Wednesday (I identified myself as such on the call). She seemed confused by this and hung up.

    A few minutes later I got a call from someone who identified himself as Brian, and said he was Kerry Collins' husband. He asked for Anthony or Scott and I said he could only have the latter. He asked me why I had called Kerry today and I told him I hadn't (maybe it was this Anthony fellow). Then he said if I don't stop calling her he would report me to the police for harassment. Then he said "you better be careful". I asked him on what grounds and he said "calling Kerry about things that have nothing to do with her". I asked him what he thinks I called about and he hung up.

    For the record I have called Kerry Collins' mobile phone twice - the first time was reported in this story, the second time was yesterday afternoon and it wasn't answered. I assume the call from Mrs Collins today was in response to yesterday's missed call.

    Thanks for the reference to the PCPro forums incognitii, from that I found this link to a version of the OP3 'about us' page cached on 2 June 2011. It refers to Zak Ali as MD and one Kerry Ali as telesales manager. The photo of Kerry Ali is the same one used to identify Kerry Collins as MD in the current OP3 'about us' page.

    Curiouser and curiouser...

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    Re: Analysis - OP3 PC brand transferred from bankrupt company to new one – that’s han

    What is also interesting is both the URL pictures for kerry are http://www.custombuildmypc.com/image...rrycollins.jpg even in the cached one where the name states ali.
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    Re: Analysis - OP3 PC brand transferred from bankrupt company to new one – that’s han

    Identical Accountants as well, with a new business that was founded weeks before the old one went out of business, all info freely available on companies house, how very convenient !!!

    Name & Registered Office:
    T3 COMPUTERS LTD
    c/o WILLIAMS LESTER ACCOUNTANTS
    TEMPLE COURT
    CATHEDRAL ROAD
    CARDIFF
    UNITED KINGDOM
    CF11 9HA
    Company No. 07637628



    Status: Active
    Date of Incorporation: 17/05/2011

    Maybe Top Banana should inform companies house, they are no more:


    Name & Registered Office:
    TOP BANANA COMPUTERS LTD
    UNIT 31 ENTERPRISE HOUSE
    BUTE STREET
    CARDIFF
    UNITED KINGDOM
    CF10 5LE
    Company No. 07130606



    Status: Active
    Date of Incorporation: 20/01/2010

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    Re: Analysis - OP3 PC brand transferred from bankrupt company to new one – that’s han

    Looks like the whois was updated today as well.

    [whois.tucows.com]
    Registrant:
    T3 Computers Ltd
    C/O Williams Lester Accountants, Temple Court,
    Cathedral Road
    Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF11 9HA
    GB

    Domain name: CUSTOMBUILDMYPC.COM


    Administrative Contact:
    Collins, Kerry accounts@op3custompcs.co.uk
    C/O Williams Lester Accountants, Temple Court,
    Cathedral Road
    Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF11 9HA
    GB
    +44.8432891699 Fax: +44.8443576799

    Technical Contact:
    Collins, Kerry accounts@op3custompcs.co.uk
    C/O Williams Lester Accountants, Temple Court,
    Cathedral Road
    Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF11 9HA
    GB
    +44.8432891699 Fax: +44.8443576799



    Registration Service Provider:
    Daily Internet Services Limited, helpdesk@daily.co.uk
    +44.8454662100
    +44.8454660102 (fax)
    http://www.daily.co.uk



    Registrar of Record: TUCOWS, INC.
    Record last updated on 09-Jun-2011.
    Record expires on 01-Nov-2012.
    Record created on 01-Nov-2010.

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    Re: Analysis - OP3 PC brand transferred from bankrupt company to new one – that’s han

    For the record:
    Report of Company Directors/Officers
    07637628 T3 COMPUTERS LTD

    Director:
    KERRY COLLINS
    Nationality: BRITISH Date Appointed: 17/05/2011
    Public Address: Date of Birth: 17/08/1989
    TEMPLE COURT CATHEDRAL ROAD Occupation:
    COMPANY DIRECTOR
    CARDIFF
    CF11 9HA
    Other Directorships: N
    _______
    Seems to me that anyone who had an order accepted by Top Banana after 17/05/11 (or even before) would have a VERY good case.........?
    Last edited by incognitii; 17-06-2011 at 07:12 PM. Reason: Grammar!

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    Re: Analysis - OP3 PC brand transferred from bankrupt company to new one – that’s han

    Quote Originally Posted by incognitii View Post
    For the record:
    Report of Company Directors/Officers
    07637628 T3 COMPUTERS LTD

    Director:
    KERRY COLLINS
    Nationality: BRITISH Date Appointed: 17/05/2011
    Public Address: Date of Birth: 17/08/1989
    TEMPLE COURT CATHEDRAL ROAD Occupation:
    COMPANY DIRECTOR
    CARDIFF
    CF11 9HA
    Other Directorships: N
    _______
    Seems to me that anyone who had an order accepted by Top Banana after 17/05/11 (or even before) would have a VERY good case.........?
    Sadly they will have no case,

    The contract of sale that they have entered into is with Top Banana and they didnt become insolvent until the 31st of May, which means that they will be listed as an unsecured creditor along with everyone else. Chance of getting anything back ? almost zero

    They have probably not actually gone through any formal insolvency procedures as it costs money to do that, they will wait for one of their creditors to wind them up, this may never happen which in theory means that the company is still active. They have just announced they have ceased to trade, But if you tried to sue it, yes sure you will win but there is no property or assets to enforce a judgement against, meaning that you have just wasted your time really.

    It certainly looks like they were anticipating the collapse and it is bad practice to continue but not illegal.

    Anyone who ordered from 1st of June will be covered by the liability from the new entity, however those who ordered before hand unless they paid by credit card (in which case the credit card company will cover it) are pretty stuffed sorry to say.


    Unfortunately there is no director liability in cases where there is no criminal negligence

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    Re: Analysis - OP3 PC brand transferred from bankrupt company to new one – that’s han

    wow, i have never heard of these company's or the people behind them but right off the bat this just seams like some kind of scam and the behavior of the guy who referred to himself as Brian really does not help, threatening a journalist for doing his job and then saying that he better be careful does not give a good impression at all.
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