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Old 21 July 2014, 07:29   #1
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anyone know these?

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Same Images, so i looked deeper, both registered under

"Registered Office 83 Priory Road Plymouth PL3 5ER"

Both web pages offering same products at different prices with "Instant Price beat" on different phone numbers. Anyone had any dealings?
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Old 21 July 2014, 08:01   #2
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Yep I bought my last Lowrance plotter from them in May grt price and service.


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Old 21 July 2014, 08:10   #3
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Cactus

Same Images, so i looked deeper, both registered under

"Registered Office 83 Priory Road Plymouth PL3 5ER"

Both web pages offering same products at different prices with "Instant Price beat" on different phone numbers. Anyone had any dealings?

So how far can you play them against themselves to end up with free electronics?
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Old 21 July 2014, 08:18   #4
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I bought some kit from them recently - they were fine. I dealt with them by phone about a product they had on clearance. I was very specific about their stock and when I would have delivery. The kit arrived in Ireland two days later - 100%

A friend bought a large batch of kit from them at the same time - plotter, sound system, VHF, fancy sonar, charts. It began to arrive in batches. Then it stopped. There was a problem with the last bits - awaiting stock. I think it ran into almost two months. A b@lls!
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Old 21 July 2014, 09:36   #5
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So how far can you play them against themselves to end up with free electronics?
Was thinking the same after ive spoken to SWMBO ill let you know. thanks for he responses
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Old 21 July 2014, 12:01   #6
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Cactus ive used, even had a call from the MD to say that the 451 had run out and he would be sending a 451s at no extra cost, cannot fault that
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Old 21 July 2014, 12:18   #7
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I picked up some bits from MES's Poole branch a couple of weeks ago - they are both owned by the same parent which is why things look so identical, but where they were once different companies, prices do seem to vary slightly!

When I picked up my bits, the guy in the Poole office was saying they are about to relaunch a new, combined website - maybe that hasn't quite yet happened.

They are a reputable company so I have no issues in buying from them, as as per Willk above, service can be variable. My last batch of stuff got sent to the Plymouth office instead of Poole, with no comms to me until I phoned up after a month to ask where they were. The first guy said he'd send to Poole and they would phone me when it arrived in a few days. 2 weeks later I phone again to ask where they are, and am told they won't ship things to the Poole office by someone else. He then phones the Poole office to discover my parts are awaiting my collection...

So if the price is right, do buy the kit, but monitor your order carefully!
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Old 22 July 2014, 08:21   #8
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Aren't cactus nav part of the SM group
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Old 22 July 2014, 11:51   #9
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yes im sure they are part of them
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