Has anyone in the UK bought from.....

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mojopixel, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. mojopixel macrumors 6502

    mojopixel

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Location:
    Somewhere in Time
    #1
    .....The Computer Warehouse - http://www.computerwarehouse.co.uk - If you have bought from them would you recommend them to others? The reason I ask is because if I get my mac pro from them then it will be slightly cheaper.

    cheers,

    mp :)
     
  2. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

    AdeFowler

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2004
    Location:
    England
    #2
    Yes I've bought from them in the past with no problems. They've been around for years and have a good reputation. I also use Macwarehouse, Cancom and Jigsaw with no problems.

    Happy shopping ;)
     
  3. Davie42 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Location:
    London
    #3
    i bought my macbook from them... no problems at all! AND it arrived faster than apple store. :D
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    #4
    Yep got my copy of leopard from them ordered at 11.00am
    turned up 10.00am next day sweet
     
  5. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    UK
    #5
    They're a long-established, reliable company - you'll be fine.
     
  6. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

    speakerwizard

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #6
    got a g5 powermac from them 2 years ago, one of the biggest uk resellers
     
  7. mojopixel thread starter macrumors 6502

    mojopixel

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Location:
    Somewhere in Time
    #7
    thanks for your responses. I think I shall go the reseller root!
     
  8. mojopixel thread starter macrumors 6502

    mojopixel

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Location:
    Somewhere in Time
    #8
    aftersales?

    how good is the aftersales service with the computer warehouse? Is it on a par with Apple?

    cheers,

    mp :)
     
  9. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

    neiltc13

    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    #9
    When I bought my iBook G4 from these guys they would only ship it to the card billing address and I had to confirm my order by telephone before they would even send it out.
     
  10. mojopixel thread starter macrumors 6502

    mojopixel

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Location:
    Somewhere in Time
    #10
    that's fine by me, it shows they're security conscious. Has anybody had any experience of this company with respect to faulty products or repairs or do you guys just go straight to Apple?

    cheers,

    mp
     
  11. spriter macrumors 65816

    spriter

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    #11
    I bought from macwarehouse a few years back and didn't have an easy time getting a replacement when the speaker was faulty.

    I also ordered a PB from Cancom which was in stock at the time but after waiting 3 days I hadn't received it. Called them and was told stock levels change quickly which is fair enough. They said I'd have to wait 2-3 weeks for it. I wouldn't have minded so much if they got in touch to tell me this. As such, I cancelled and ordered direct from Apple online. Arrived within 3 days.

    Just my personal experience, not quite as positive as others. Thesedays I either buy online from the Apple store or from one of the retail stores
     
  12. mojopixel thread starter macrumors 6502

    mojopixel

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Location:
    Somewhere in Time
    #12
    Ok, let me flip this coin! How easy is it to get repairs and/or replacements if you buy directly from Apple?
     
  13. Neil321 macrumors 68040

    Neil321

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    Britain, Avatar Created By Bartelby
    #13
    Depends on what needs repairing,some people have a hard time
    trying to convince a genius thats something's wrong and needs
    fixing or replacing some dont.There normal response is "it falls
    within our quality spec so lump it"
     
  14. Matteh117 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    #14
    Cancom were very speedy with delivery for me. Never ordered one of their "refurbs" (like the guy above with the PowerBook?) but when I ordered bits and bobs it always comes the next day or day after that if it's late.

    Never ordered from Computer Warehouse, Mac Warehouse, Jigsaw, etc or even Apple themselves (only bought from stores) so I guess my opinion is kinda biased.
     
  15. G4DP macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    #15
    Computer Warehouse are brilliant, after sales are very good as well.

    Bought RAM from them and hard drives, one drive failed, they replaced it wth no problems what so ever.
     
  16. AaronRC macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2008
    #16
    Is it just me, or is Computer Warehouse having a few issues at the moment?

    After adding something to my basket, I'm greeted with errors. Gr.
     
  17. mojopixel thread starter macrumors 6502

    mojopixel

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2007
    Location:
    Somewhere in Time
    #17
    I just checked out the CW site and I think they are having site issues
     

Share This Page