ebuyer.com about to go bust?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Digitalzoom, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. Digitalzoom macrumors newbie

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    Anybody know if this is true?
    Just read a entry on Digg about ebuyer in financial trouble.
    I've used them quite a bit - not great but pretty cheap!
    I called them earlier today as I have a order with them which is taking longer to process than normal & nobody is answering the phone! :(
     
  2. danielbriggs macrumors 6502

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    I use them all the time!
    Fine for the past 2 years. Ordered something on Tuesday afternoon, arrived Wednesday morning.
    Spoke to them today. Super!

    I sure hope not.

    Also, just because one rival says they are in financial trouble, dosen't mean they ARE.
     
  3. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

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    They better not be but it wouldnt surprise me if they are, there are lots of cheaper opions now easily accessible on the intrernet.
     
  4. Applespider macrumors G4

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    They fired a lot of people last month to try to cut costs so it wouldn't surprise me.

    I've used them a couple of times and it was a decidedly average experience. Not in speed of service but in paying attention to details.
     
  5. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    One of their main warehouses was in Sheffield UK and it has closed down so it aint looking good. I used to use them more than anyone else. :(
     
  6. somabc macrumors newbie

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    Thats just great i am in the middle of trying to get them to replace my broken laptop
     
  7. generik macrumors 601

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    Is your broken laptop currently in your possession?
     
  8. somabc macrumors newbie

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  9. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

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    I hope they do finally burn. That company is the pits and needed shooting a few years ago. This is good news incidentally.
     
  10. deepy macrumors regular

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    I used to really like them. They had a very large selection of products, very good prices and, my favourite part, the fact you could choose different shipping bands to make shipping cheaper or quicker.

    Now I dont see the prices being cheaper or the selection being that great. Still quite like the shipping thing though. I'm now too used to using scan.co.uk.
     
  11. mark88 macrumors 6502a

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    The Ebuyer website doesn't even work properly on macs, it's impossible to navigate and the search function doesn't work. Check it out on a Windows machine then compare it to OS X.

    Pretty dumb considering they sell Macs.
     

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