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The joys of internet shopping

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Mangleworzle, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I ordered a new cooker yesterday (Sunday) afternoon at 3.50 p.m.
    It arrived this morning at about 9.30 a.m.!
    It cost me £450, the identical one is £599 in the only shop in town that sells cookers.
    Feeling very smug at the moment.
     
  2. I love Amazon and agree they are great when they use Royal Mail, using Hermes however is another matter. Parcel was 4 days past estimated arrival and has now been delivered to a"secure location" but no one seems to have any idea where that is!
     
  3. Crystalsecrets

    Crystalsecrets New commenter

    Glad it wasnt just me!!! two days when Royal mail delivered my parcel, a week when Yodel decided they could be bothered to deliver it. I feel sorry for the people that leave it close to Christmas to buy on Amazon if Yodel are still delivering.
     
  4. tartetatin

    tartetatin New commenter

  5. Cestrian

    Cestrian New commenter

    They are good value! We've had a new cooker, cooker hood & washer-dryer from them to go in our new kitchen (moving in at the weekend - woohoo!)
     
  6. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    I love Amazon. Got a delivery to Aus in 2 days! The 'local' companies don't deliver anywhere near as fast... (Their free delivery on CD's are taking quite a bit longer though!) x
     
  7. modelmaker

    modelmaker Occasional commenter

    I ordered a dishwasher from them and found the service to be excellent. After we'd scoured the net to choose the model we fancied, we then scoured the net for the best price. They were about £65 cheaper than anyone else. We ordered it on Saturday evening, had a call at 9.00am next morning to say it would be arriving at 1.00pm.
    The delivery men arrived on the dot carried it in to where it needed to be and took away all the packaging. Next morning someone called to ask if everything was ok with it. They didn't try to sell me insurance and unlike other online companies, haven't pestered me with emails for other products or begging reviews.
    I'd certainly use them again.
     
  8. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I prefer eBay for all sorts of shopping, but it isn't automatically the cheapest - Play.com takes some beating for some items.

    One tip - for certain electricals consider buying refurbished warranty returns. Basically they're returned by the original buyer for a replacement, they get fixed, have another 12 months' warranty added, then are sold for about half the original list price. Brother's refurbished shop on eBay is worth a look if you're after a printer.

    Re B&Q - just because they haven't got it on display in the shop doesn't mean you can't order it online for collection at the same shop. They're a bit sneaky about hiding their cheaper items that way.
     
  9. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    The internet is wonderful for shopping!
    I find it increasingly difficult to get into town. I have a driver take me to the supermarket, but going into town and browsing is rare.
    I buy fruit, veg and assorted other goods online and have them delivered free to my door by a veg-box company (Riverford)
    I buy specialist food treats from the German Deli.
    But the absolute best has to be Amazon! My wish list has already ensured that at least two presents will be ones I actually want! And I've bought Mum a DVD she wanted,.
    Amazon are terrific for books, DVDs and CDs....but sell so much more! Mum found some wool she wanted - a discontinued style...I'm currently looking at weighted blankets....and a few weeks ago Mum wanted a small hotplate - she found a company that did one but they made a comp[lete hash of the order and mum gave up and said to me 'let's try Amazon' - we found exactly what she wanted, half the price of the one she'd seen earlier with free delivery, and it arrived 3 days later - brilliant!
     
  10. Crystalsecrets

    Crystalsecrets New commenter

    Ok scratch my previous post, i still havent received my bloomin Amazon parcel through Yodel. The parcel that was on my doorstep yesterday was a gift from a friend in Brazil through amazon. So i contacted yodel to ask where my parcel was, the response i got was they have emailed the depot to ring me tomorrow and advise me of a delivery date, seeing as though they have had the parcel for six days already im not holding out much hope of it coming anytime soon!
     
  11. landaise

    landaise Occasional commenter

    We've given up on Play.com as our last two orders took three weeks to arrive ! Also wary of anywhere that debits your card before they send an item.
    One order that was supposed to take a week actually took four because the van driver couldn't find our address, didn't bother ringing to ask for directions then took the package to the depot, who wrote to us to ask when we'd like to collect it from the local Post Office.......which was only open twice a week due to summer holidays !
     
  12. kareneliot

    kareneliot Occasional commenter

    Better still if they don't rob it before it reaches your house.
     

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