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Super

“The Rise AND Rise of MAPLIN”

published 06/09/2002

Huge stock range covering most electronic/techncia...

Not all prices as low as elsewhere.

A long while ago, my High St. used to have a Tandy shop. By a tortuous route, our local branch became a Jessops Photographic store, which in itself was no bad thing – you get a bit tired of Dixons being the only place you can buy a camera! Firstly, Carphone Warehouse, who had bought the Tandy...

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Excellent

Massive range, Cheap, Good staff

Charge for a catalogue, Not many branches

I feel like I've just come out of Aladdin's cave, juts come out of a store that is a real treasure trove for anyone wanting to buy electrical and computer components. Forget going to PC World or Dixons with their extravagant prices and rather dodgy service, try Maplin Electronics. Before you...

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Excellent

Almost everything you woule ever want electrically

Can get busy, obsure items not always in stock

I've been a Maplin customer for around 30 years - and whilst that probably doesn't qualify me for a long service award, I'm probably as well qualified as anybody to express an opinion on the company. I first encountered Maplin as a twelve year old when I joined the radio Club at my high school...

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Excellent

Cheap

none

If you`re into saving money and enjoy having a go at repairing stuff yourself, then Maplins is the best store you`ll find to help you. They first started as a mail order company in 1972, then moved on to open their first shop in 1974. They are a bit like Tandy, but sell a much wider range of...

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Excellent

“Refund - not on your nelly”

published 24/10/2007

none so far

try and get a refund and you'll see

A new Maplins electronics store opened in Hereford and as I was to go wireless in my home, I went in to have a look at their range of products. I have BT broadband and with this I got a free wireless Netgear modem, this was for my own computer, my partners laptop and my daughters laptop, so I...

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Excellent

“Five star service”

published 07/03/2001

Good range of electrical products at cheap prices....

Plain wrappers give a lack of quality feel.

Ive used Maplins before for small things like ariel leads, torches and components for electronic projects in my school years (Dad dont even say that was years ago...I know!!). Yesterday was the first time I had been in the shop in a while.I was looking for a cable to connect my new CD RW to my CD...

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Excellent

Wide range of stock. Knowledgeable staff.

None really

I've been going into Maplins for a few years, in fact, since I first learnt of its existence here in Leicester. I have always used it for leads and cables and other bits and pieces that nowhere else seems to have. I always seem to find what I am looking for in here. And no matter what others...

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Excellent

“Like toys r us for adults”

published 26/05/2002

cheap quick helpfull

none

I first discovered Maplins when my fiance bought home a copy of their catalogue which he had paid £3.99 for. I don't normally like paying for catalogues as the way I see it it is like paying to watch adverts - not something you would choose to do! However it is a huge catalogue (over 1000...

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Good

“Maplins - Buyer Beware”

published 28/09/2002

Helpful staff, one in most cities.

could cost you a lot of money and time if things g...

After running the same PC for three years so so without any problem, it took a dicky fit one-day and the fan stopped working with the resultant overheating of the chip and freezing of the screen. I decided to purchase a new one from the local Maplins, as I needed it running again as soon as...

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“Maplins good and bad”

published 06/07/2006

cheaper than pc World

dont do computer software and returns needs lookin...

Wanting to buy computer hardware, we decided to go to Maplins and to compare their prices with P C World as they are next to each other in one of our out of town shopping areas. Maplins is wonderful for "boys toys". On entering the shop you will almost certainly be met with a sales assistant...

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Excellent

“Outstanding Customer Service”

published 30/04/2008

Huge range of items, at a reasonable price

Not the cheapest, but more than made up with good ...

I can only report on one Maplin Store, the one in Eastbourne. I can only hope that staff in this outstandingly good store are a representative example of other store locations. The customer service in this branch is outstanding. On the same day I got ALL the gadgets I wanted in Maplins in one...

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Not for me

published 10/12/2007

Try getting them to own up when you shop online with them and they send you incorrect incomplete orders.I spent £120 with them.the order was short by £8.50 worth of goods.I emailed them several times to tell them but they ignored me each time.All you get back from them is an auto response telling to they will reply to you in 5 working days,they never do.Your only choice is to put in for a chargeback on your card but you may not get it as you will have already signed for the package with the missing items in it.I suppose i should count myself lucky they only did me out of £8.50 and not £50 or £100.

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Excellent

“Top Gizmo Sellers”

published 14/02/2001

Comprehensive site, easy to use and order.

Not always the cheapest

Maplins is a well-known chain of electrical component retailers with branches across the country, and a mail order service. They also have a decent website, but the URL is perhaps not what you would expect: https://catalogue.maplin.co.uk/ Here you will find an online version of the company's CD...

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Excellent

EXCELLENT SERVICE,GOODRANGE OF PRODUCTS AND REASON...

NOT ENOUGH STORES ,NATIONWIDE!

I WILL ALWAYS SWEAR BY MAPLINS! MAPLINS PROVIDE AND EXCELLENT RANGE OF REASONABLY PRICED ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS FOR ALL USES.. FOR THE ELECTRONICS EXPERT OR THE HOBBYIST... MAPLINS HAS ALL YOU WILL EVER NEED. THEY EVEN HAVE THEIR OWN ON LINE CATALOGUE WITH OVER 80,000 PRODUCTS IN MANY RANGES...

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Satisfactory

“Price rage”

published 08/03/2001

Staff Knowledge and Service

Price

I use a Maplin store on occasions to buy specialist equipment as there are not many offline stores available for emergency parts. My experience with maplin is that they are over priced as their is little competition. Many other similar suppliers like Radio Spares (RS), Farnell and Texas...

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