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    I shall echo the comments about scan, and throw Kustom PCs into the pot, i've heard plenty good stuff about them, but haven't used them yet - I shall do in the future though I think.
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    Wow, Specialtech clearence offers - don't know what I'd do with this but I sure would like one

    http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/...productid=3278

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimblegimble View Post
    Hi guys,

    Am having some trouble at the mo' with yet another hardware supplier,cso far I'd tried Aria, OCUK and Microdirect and I feel at least a bit let down by all of them... does anbody know of suppliers who are half-decent?

    Thanks in advance,

    Nimble.

    I would rather sit through 3 weeks of Saturday night s***e telly, popstars/dancing et all, than shop at Stoke Strokers. As for the others aria have been alright, I have shopped a load at ebuyer and it can be hit and miss, while there may be a problem at times, at least they are a genuine company. Scan have been my weapon of choice lately

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimblegimble View Post
    Hi guys,

    Am having some trouble at the mo' with yet another hardware supplier,cso far I'd tried Aria, OCUK and Microdirect and I feel at least a bit let down by all of them... does anbody know of suppliers who are half-decent?

    Thanks in advance,

    Nimble.
    Strange that you have made a 100 posts here and do not realise that Scan are one of the best suppliers. IMHO the best overall supplier is the one with the least problems erm and of course the cheaper/cheapest prices. Well unless someone can point to the perfect one.

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    KustomPC and Scan are by far the best.

    Avoid Overclockers at all costs and you wont go far wrong!

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    Kustom PCs easily the best in my experience. Scan, Overclock.co.uk are also very good.

    Haven't had any issues with OcUK, but the shocking way they've been dealing with the Vista pre-orders is enough to put me off ordering off of them for a while (unless I need some RAM, as they do hold a very nice selection).

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    Why is that strange? The forums I've started or posted to haven't featured discussions re the pros and cons of hardware suppliers... how would I know better unless it's via trial and error. I've had enough with gits now to humbly ask for advice off you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimblegimble View Post
    Why is that strange? The forums I've started or posted to haven't featured discussions re the pros and cons of hardware suppliers... how would I know better unless it's via trial and error. I've had enough with gits now to humbly ask for advice off you guys.

    The point was:- you ain't a newbie to Hexus and the first page is plastered with suppliers and it would be quite dumb of them to be/stay on Hexus offering a deadful service.

    I'm just using commonsense, unless some one can point out I'm mistaken in my thinking.

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    human nature is for me all too sedate, no exploration is done.

    With a lot of machine learning techniques its the exploreration factor that is used to actually find the result.

    What i'm trying to justify is try lots of them, you never know what you might find!
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    Well call me Mister Dumb then coz up to this point I've simply trusted word of mouth.

    Anyway, got me some suppliers so thanks to all of you who helped with that.

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    I would recommend Scan and YoYoTech.

    Scan's customer service is quick and free delivery + so far free collection on my faulty items.

    Although YoYo tech dont treat you like a "moron" well nor do scan.

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    Kustompcs.co.uk I can thoroughly recommend best service I have ever received from an online component company when things have gone wrong.

    Ebuyer for me went ok when things went wrong. I sent a ticket very close to or very soon after Christmas and they replied the next day and things got sorted quick.

    To me great service is shown when things go wrong not just because you have always been lucky and not had any trouble.
    Last edited by Kumagoro; 13-01-2007 at 10:02 PM.

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    Kustom have brilliant CS, along with Scan.
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    SCAN Always my 1st choice - they care!

    eBuyer I have also aleays had good service prices

    Lowesetonweb - excellent service but limited choice
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    my matebought a logitech keyboard and mouse combo from ebuyer, that had a european plug on it, so he sent it back, and the sent him another, also with a european plug on it :\

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