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Sorry for disturbing you all. I am a junior ICT Technician in a secondary school. Can someone please ...
9th March 2009, 06:00 PM #1
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Need Product Websites, Please.
Sorry for disturbing you all. I am a junior ICT Technician in a secondary school. Can someone please give me website addresses where i can purchase computer components for my school.
Thank You In Advance.
9th March 2009, 06:12 PM #2
There's plenty to choose from.
Misco.co.uk - Computer Hardware, Laptops, Notebooks, Desktops, TFTs, Printers, Servers, Wireless Networking, Software
Cheap Laptops, Hard Drives, LCD Monitors, TVs and more at Ebuyer
SCL Online - Homepage
etc etc etc.
Then there's smaller suppliers like CP-LTD, and Westwood who come highly recommended but don't have the greatest of websites.
Don't take the web price as gospel, haggle and you'll get better pricing.
It would help though if you told us what you were looking for.
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CPLTD (9th March 2009), james_richards (9th March 2009), Nedders (10th March 2009)
9th March 2009, 06:19 PM #3
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Thank You KMount for your help i really appreciate it and the websites are useful. I was looking to get few Rechargeable Wireless Keyboard with good distance range (up to 10 meters).
Originally Posted by kmount
If other ICT Technicians can help me out and give me some more good websites that they use i would really appreciate it.
9th March 2009, 06:25 PM #4
9th March 2009, 06:30 PM #5
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9th March 2009, 06:32 PM #6
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Thank you LukeC for the links i really appreciate it.
Originally Posted by LukeC
9th March 2009, 07:02 PM #7
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9th March 2009, 07:07 PM #8
many thanks for the recomendations guys , agreed our website is our weakest link and is a ongoing project at the min with new back end being released shortly but still we are a IT broker and the best way is let us know what your looking for and the best price you have been given and we will go on the hunt for you and beat the pricing if we can,
James be sure to pm me your details and I'll inturn send you mine and save you all the internet trawling , consider me your personal shopper lol
9th March 2009, 08:19 PM #9
Don't underestimate eBay, or second hand equipment in general:
Originally Posted by james_richards
Welcome to Re-Sales.net (Southampton)
Computer Resale (Cambridge) Ltd . An Independently Owned Store (Cambridge)
ICT Direct - computer hardware for ict in education - primary, secondary, special needs schools and colleges (Lancashire)
For a decent wireless keyboard and mouse set, try Gyration kit - £100+, but they can easily replace a whole £3,000 interactive whiteboard. They're in the Tesco vouchers catalogue again this year, I see.
9th March 2009, 08:26 PM #10
And don't forget the EduGeek Acer Outlet! http://www.edugeek.net/?pageid=outlet
9th March 2009, 08:29 PM #11
Misco are very good all rounders for price and aftersales, as are Dabs who are probably slightly more expensive but have always enjoyed a good aftersales relationship with them. Always make sure you get an account manager to deal with either way, makes life that little bit easier.
*Edited in post-posting realisation of saying the wrong thing *
Last edited by synaesthesia; 10th March 2009 at 06:11 PM.
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9th March 2009, 08:40 PM #12
There's a few SCL people on here; and whilst having only purchased once from them I found the build quality excellent.
Misco on the other hand ... well (And I even worked for them at one point.)
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9th March 2009, 09:25 PM #13
We used to use Misco all the time, but found issues with returning items i.e. they wouldn't!
9th March 2009, 09:35 PM #14
you should give us a buzz then Sylv3R we tend to always beat there prices and dont have issues with returns!
Originally Posted by Sylv3r
oh yeah and did i mention as a sponsor of edugeek we have a lot more to loose than most suppliers so you know your going to get the service you deserve!
Last edited by CPLTD; 9th March 2009 at 09:50 PM.
9th March 2009, 09:59 PM #15
Fair enough if you've had a bad experience, but can you be a bit more specific? What, exactly, went wrong, and after how long and after what kind of usage? We bought 21 all-in-one systems from SCL last summer and they've been fine so far - couple of dodgy bits of RAM, but that was no problem to sort out (admittedly, I sorted those out myself as I had a couple of sticks of RAM spare, so I haven't had to deal with getting a machine repaired). All seems fine inside the machine, all is quite neat and tidy. Sales representative was surprisingly knowledgeable (knew to recommend a motherboard that supported hot-swap SATA under Windows XP), although it turns out that it is possible to fit a second harddrive in those all-in-one cases after all. Our Dell Vostro machines, now 18 months old, have had no problems, and our Dimension 2400 machines (5 years old?) just keep plodding along.
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