Posted by Brad | Posted in Ramblings | Posted on 23-02-2010
Lately I have ordered quite a few items from the usual chinese suppliers on ebay such as laptop keyboards, batteries, power supplies, wii bits a bobs… Now a couple of those things were either crappy quality, delayed, or in one case the seller just wasn’t too cool to do business with.
So I didnt give them positive feedback… what did they do?.. they offered to fully refund me if I just changed it to positive feedback.. which natually I did, how many other people do?.. probably lots…
So I got these OK products from china… and full refunds… just for a feedback switch… good or bad? – well good and bad… don’t know…
Posted by Brad | Posted in Ramblings | Posted on 26-01-2010
Twice I called play.com customer services to find out when the wii + balance board console would be delivered given it went from 1-2 weeks delay at ordering to being 3-5 weeks after waiting for one week.
On both calls I got the usual sort of stuff you expect to hear when you call up someone and they can’t really help you (although I did request them to send the in-stock bundled items and send the rest when in stock which they refused); but also I was told on both occasions that as my card had not been charged yet I could cancel the order if I wanted to.
So I did, after 2 weeks of waiting for play.com selling this for £240 with an ongoing delay of over a month, I found John Lewis selling the same black console with sports and sports resort with motionplus for £150 which you could pick up from a store the following day. Also the balance board was expected in stock at amazon.co.uk around a week later for £85, so I called them up to ask if I placed an order online I would be sure to get one of that consignment and indeed that is the case.
I picked up the wii last saturday and have enjoyed it for 3 days now it’s a really great console, and amazon will have the remaining item wii fit plus with balance board here tomorrow (5 days earlier than expected)
So I cancel with play and less than a week later I get what I ordered from two other retailers and save £5.
Posted by Brad | Posted in Recommendations | Posted on 11-01-2010
After a quick go on a friends Wii yesterday I decided to get one myself and spent a while looking for the most cracking deal I could find Also I want to drop a bit of weight and pretty much every review of the Wii Fit Plus thing says it’s shithot for dropping a stone or two so I wanted a bundle deal of the two with a couple of decent controllers for fun games. Play have the limited edition black wii with the fit plus and a few sports games too for £240 with free delivery just need to wait a week or two for stock.
For the extra controller I ordered a black wii remote with motion plus from Tesco and used plenty of clubcard vouchers taking the cost to 71p, sweet bargain hunting again…
This combined with the Dyson DC25 we picked up from Argos over christmas for £195 reduced from £285 and Todds Maxi Cosi Axiss car seat for £145 from £210 means we bagged a few bargains this new year.