Advantages Cheap, easy to use site, lots of information
Disadvantages Postage prices, some people have had trouble with eBuyer
While eBuyer will work in Opera, Netscape and evil Internet Explorer, it's only in the latter two that you will encounter the "expanding menus" type navigation. In Opera, rather than the expanding menus, you will surf to a new page to get the same options. While this isn't a huge negative aspect of the site, it does increase surfing time slightly.You can surf around the site without actually signing up for an account, but if you don't, you will be missing out on some of the nifty features. The details of signing up for an account may be sketchy as it's been a while since I did so. If I recall correctly, there are two methods of registering. The first is as a home user (eBuyer@home). You are allowed one account per household, and it's a single user account. The other option is (eBuyer@work) where you can have multiple users per account to make your buying easier. However, as a home user, I can only comment on the first option. You'll need to supply your full name, email address and telephone number. The phone number must be a landline (you can supply a mobile number as an optional piece of information). Along with this, you will need to give a username and password, a secret question and answer and your address details. Don't worry about using your primary/personal email address for eBuyer as I've not noticed any spam appearing in my account since I registered with eBuyer (well over a year ago now) and the only thing I get from eBuyer is a weekly email which I have asked to receive. You can easily change any of these details at a later date from within your account.
In order to sign into your account, you must supply three pieces of information: your username, your email address and your password. That's a bit different to most sites where you are only required to enter two pieces of information. This is done purely for security reasons, and you can get the site to remember your details which means each time you visit, you only have to enter your password.Upon getting into the site properly, you are presented with a clear design in grey, orange and mainly white which is easy on the eye. eBuyer has a wide variety of stuff on offer, possibly the biggest of any company I've used so far. Browsing the site is easy ? you select the criteria you wish to use and you can search by category (e.g. memory, CPU, graphics cards etc.) or you can browse by manufacturer (Belkin, Intel, AMD, Creative etc.). You're presented with a random selection of items using the relevant selection criteria with an option to see all in the list. If the items you are looking for is not on the first page, then you can browse the "All Items" list which can be sorted by price, stock levels etc. It sounds more complicated than it actually is, and you'll pick it up in now time at all.
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