Poll: Who do you buy your computer components from?

+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 34
Site Polls Thread, Who do you buy your computer components from? in EduGeek Stuff; Just curious. Who do you buy your 'bits', such as network cards, graphic cards, hard drives and other assorted odd ...
  1. #1

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,481
    Thank Post
    527
    Thanked 1,998 Times in 936 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    576

    Who do you buy your computer components from?

    Just curious. Who do you buy your 'bits', such as network cards, graphic cards, hard drives and other assorted odd items from?
    This is both for personal and work purposes, and you can have multiple votes if you use more than one. If one is not listed please tell us who it is.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,466
    Thank Post
    292
    Thanked 301 Times in 260 Posts
    Rep Power
    80
    Well I tend to use ebuyer, scan and OCUK for my personal bits and pieces. For work I tend to use Insight, WStore and Misco for most things as we have website logins and credit pre-agreed so it's nice and easy

  3. Thanks to Soulfish from:

    WStore_Dan (21st June 2010)

  4. #3

    nephilim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Dunstable
    Posts
    11,160
    Thank Post
    1,452
    Thanked 1,705 Times in 1,278 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    366
    Personal Orders tends to be either CPltd or A2Z. Work is the same.

  5. #4

    AngryTechnician's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3,724
    Thank Post
    696
    Thanked 1,206 Times in 759 Posts
    Rep Power
    393
    I tend to look for what I want on Dabs/BT Business Direct, then check to see if Amazon has the same thing cheaper as they can be a dark horse for things sometimes!

  6. #5
    enjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    4,461
    Thank Post
    279
    Thanked 196 Times in 167 Posts
    Rep Power
    75
    @soulfish - ebuyer do credit accounts too.
    @angrytechnician - I do that too, Amazon's range is getting ever bigger, plus there are loads of resellers on there who have all sorts of "bits" which other suppliers don't have.

  7. #6

    webman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North East England
    Posts
    8,374
    Thank Post
    625
    Thanked 951 Times in 653 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    318
    Home - Ebuyer and Scan. Used to use Aria but stopped after a bad experience dealing with returns.

    Work - either Millennium Business Systems who we get all our workstations from, or a local-ish place called Ash Distribution.

  8. #7
    BatchFile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Cumbria
    Posts
    948
    Thank Post
    542
    Thanked 128 Times in 106 Posts
    Rep Power
    59
    First choice for most stuff is Aria (Dabs prices but with human contact) networky stuff from Videk and Cables etc. from Lindy

  9. #8

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    15,408
    Thank Post
    797
    Thanked 1,593 Times in 1,395 Posts
    Blog Entries
    10
    Rep Power
    428
    We dont buy them. All our machines are under warranty so we get them from Dell. Anything out of warranty is tossed out.

    For odd bits like printers we get them from probrand or dabs

  10. #9

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,466
    Thank Post
    292
    Thanked 301 Times in 260 Posts
    Rep Power
    80
    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    @soulfish - ebuyer do credit accounts too.
    @angrytechnician - I do that too, Amazon's range is getting ever bigger, plus there are loads of resellers on there who have all sorts of "bits" which other suppliers don't have.
    I did look at the Ebuyer credit account but it was a huge faff to setup. With Insight I phoned up and said "I'm a school" and they gave us credit. Ebuyer wanted bank details, references and lots of other info. It just wasn't worth the time to fill out the form when Insight are normally cheaper or as cheap (when using OGC pricing) as Ebuyer.

  11. #10


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.405546, -0.510212
    Posts
    8,142
    Thank Post
    204
    Thanked 2,398 Times in 1,774 Posts
    Rep Power
    705
    Quote Originally Posted by Soulfish View Post
    Ebuyer wanted bank details, references and lots of other info. It just wasn't worth the time to fill out the form.
    Ebuyer are such a pain to deal with we no longer use them any more. Once you do get a credit account setup you had better hope that the person at your school who first setup the account doesn't leave, because they will not speak to anyone else and you cannot get your contact details changed either. They obviously do not want our money which is fine with us - we'll go somewhere else.

  12. #11
    ticker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Waterfoot, Rossendale
    Posts
    285
    Thank Post
    42
    Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
    Rep Power
    19
    BT Business Direct (Dabs) and Probrand ( IT Index) are the main ones we use will also shop around.

  13. #12

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,500
    Thank Post
    1,186
    Thanked 745 Times in 647 Posts
    Rep Power
    229
    We use eBay a lot, and also Maplin on occasion as they now take PayPal. We have an account with Insight which we use sometimes.

    --
    David Hicks

  14. #13

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,440
    Thank Post
    1,468
    Thanked 1,035 Times in 908 Posts
    Rep Power
    299
    Personal stuff- Dabs, CCL Computers, Ebuyer, Misco, Insight
    Work - Insight, Proband, CCL Computers, Misco, WStore

  15. #14

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Watford
    Posts
    845
    Thank Post
    355
    Thanked 89 Times in 65 Posts
    Rep Power
    42
    I use a local company to me called RL Supplies. I would recommend them to IT Pros as they have a stringent "No trial policy" and they will test to the death before refunding, looking past that their prices beat everyone else - give them ago

  16. #15


    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Rural heck
    Posts
    2,662
    Thank Post
    120
    Thanked 434 Times in 353 Posts
    Rep Power
    125
    Last few bits of kit I bought for home was a printer from Argos and some used RAM from the OcUK forums.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. What to buy for a video editing computer
    By E4xtraordinary in forum Hardware
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 10th October 2012, 09:00 AM
  2. Hills Components
    By laserblazer in forum Recommended Suppliers
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 13th January 2009, 12:03 PM
  3. Vb6 components on CC3
    By iking in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26th October 2008, 05:39 PM
  4. Joomla components advice please
    By Shorty in forum EduGeek Joomla 1.0 Package
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 8th February 2008, 12:57 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •