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Old 26 December 2011, 03:10   #121
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Great News Tony
I would suggest they stop trading as it is not working for them.
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Old 11 January 2012, 08:03   #122
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Just to close this off, I now have all my money back!

Let's hope that they can either get the business back onto its' feet or pack up!

My thanks to the forum for the outstanding level of support!
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Old 11 January 2012, 08:20   #123
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Just to close this off, I now have all my money back!

Let's hope that they can either get the business back onto its' feet or pack up!

My thanks to the forum for the outstanding level of support!
. Great news
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Old 11 January 2012, 15:48   #124
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Good news, glad you got sorted.

Hope they manage to get things turned around.
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Old 12 January 2012, 10:12   #125
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Old 14 January 2012, 07:28   #126
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unfortunatley the trading gate has been left open for other unfortunate person or persons to get screwed ! NAME !
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Old 14 January 2012, 08:00   #127
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Barry, there are enough clues in the thread above that any forum regular should be able to work it out. Its probably unlikely that a non-forum-regular would stumble across the vendor in question.

There is certainly a couple of general points worth considering though:
  • look at the location of the company supplying you with any bargain. Will you be able to enforce the law if they take your money and don't deliver, or the goods turn out faulty? e.g. a vendor in the Channel Islands might be problematic in this regards.
  • If someone doesn't take some form of credit card (even paypal) then you also need to be wary as it may suggest that the card company knows something you don't. if they do take credit cards is any small "premium" to pay be card worth it for reassurance?

Finally worth bearing in mind that in the world of internet bargains your local chandler where you physically can see the goods and hand over payment may not be a bad deal - once you add on shipping, credit card charges, and possibly even vat/duty from some non-EU places. Certainly our local place is very competitive.
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Old 14 January 2012, 09:06   #128
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Sorry Neil I'm with Barry on this. I don't know who it is and I am quite a regular! So I don't want to be guessing wrong. Surely if you use the forum to 'vent' then I do think you have a duty to follow it thru as a matter of mutual concern and assistance
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Old 14 January 2012, 11:37   #129
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Sorry I am with Jambo on this... Others could fall foul of the same problem. In addition it is nor doing the other trade members on the forum any favors as by not knowing people could cast doubt on the "Good" traders by mistake<<<
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Barry, there are enough clues in the thread above that any forum regular should be able to work it out. Its probably unlikely that a non-forum-regular would stumble across the vendor in question.


There is certainly a couple of general points worth considering though:
  • look at the location of the company supplying you with any bargain. Will you be able to enforce the law if they take your money and don't deliver, or the goods turn out faulty? e.g. a vendor in the Channel Islands might be problematic in this regards.
  • If someone doesn't take some form of credit card (even paypal) then you also need to be wary as it may suggest that the card company knows something you don't. if they do take credit cards is any small "premium" to pay be card worth it for reassurance?
Finally worth bearing in mind that in the world of internet bargains your local chandler where you physically can see the goods and hand over payment may not be a bad deal - once you add on shipping, credit card charges, and possibly even vat/duty from some non-EU places. Certainly our local place is very competitive.
Earlier last year I asked CHANNEL RIBS for a price on some Raymarine kit, the price they gave me was higher than I could get it from my local chandlers so I didn't buy it from CHANNEL RIBS. I will definitely stick with my local supplier in future rather than risk buying from someone who isn't bound by UK law for example, CHANNEL RIBS I'm sure that CHANNEL RIBS are a sound trading company, I personally know people that have bought from them in the past without any problems.
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