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I get all my presents from here, you know

AdvantagesSwift ordering, friendly emails

DisadvantagesYou need to know exactly what you are looking for

"I am an invigorated man. Before you stands (well, sits) someone who has discovered that his system does not have any little glitches or sagging performance. He can now keep his end up with no trouble at all. Well hopefully all is now clear to you. No, I was not given a packet of small blue tablets for Christmas, I joined the romantic and practical set! Dearest and I had a talk a couple of weeks ago, and we agreed that we would buy each other ..." Read review
01.01.2004

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Community Level 1srobin8203

srobin8203

Buy one get something free

AdvantagesOccassional good price

DisadvantagesUseless staff

"About 3 years ago I decided that since CD writers were under £200 that would be what I wanted for my birthday. After looking at several catalogues and websites I found a company that was new to me- Watford electronics. They had a fantastic price on a Philips CD rewriter and some very well priced CD’s as well. The first time I phoned to place an order I could not, this was because of the price. The catalogue I was looking at was in a computer ..." Read review
18.04.2001

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Community Level 3Cdm

Cdm

Good prices, but bad ordering system

AdvantagesGood prices

DisadvantagesPoor customer service and order system

"...I ordered a modem from watford.co.uk I went through the complete order process for the modem and put in my card details etc. However, I did not recieve an e-mail confirmation, although I had been given an Order Number. I rang up their customer services and explained what had happened. They asked for the Order Number, and looked it up on their system. They had no trace of the order, and told me that I would have to re-order, as my order didn't exist. ..." Read review
16.02.2001

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Community Level 2paul1963

paul1963

Best computer source found so far.

AdvantagesGood prices, convenience, reliable delivery

DisadvantagesSometimes difficult to phone customer services.

"First started buying from Watford about four years ago. Just a few bits and pieces to begin with such as blank CDs etc. The prices are usually a substantial saving on anything comparable at PC World, and delivery is normally within one or two days. They use a well known delivery company and the products are well packaged and protected. It's not always convenient to order products on-line if you've got a job and you're not in to accept delivery ..." Read review
28.09.2002

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Community Level 1WormySqurmy

WormySqurmy

Go somewhere else

AdvantagesClose to the town. Website is OK.

DisadvantagesBad company that is getting worse. Bad hardware. Bad prices

"If you live in Watford there are only a few places to go if you want to buy stuff for your computer. Watford Electronics and RLsupplies. I have shopped at both places and come to the conclusion that you are better off going to RLSupplies. Why? Because although they never used to be, RL is much cheaper than Watford Electronics. The products are much better and you are assured that they will work (unlike at Watford Electronics). Since I have been ..." Read review
02.02.2001

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Community Level 2marcusball

marcusball

Good Deal

AdvantagesQuick delivery, cheap prices, plenty of choice.

DisadvantagesNone really althought they got their wires a little crossed.

"I recently bought a Yamaha CD-R/RW which was on special offer at Watford. I was looking around at the various retailers around and found that Watford were the cheapest for the product I was after so I place the order. I found the website to be easy to navigate and the sign-up process was easy enough. There seems to be plenty of choice so chances are they stock whatever you are looking for. Anyway the next day I received an email saying that ..." Read review
23.02.2001

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Community Level 1chris_ray

chris_ray

Watford Electronics

AdvantagesNONE

DisadvantagesEverything else.

"This is an account of my issues with Watford Electronics (www.watfordelectronics.com) I purchased a Carrera PC via carrera.com. With 5 years warranty. First a few problems, the subwoofer didn't work but contacted Creative and they sent me out another asap. Problem sorted. Then the hard drives started to play up and then found myself constantly ringing the technical helpline at Carrera. But eventually got the problem sorted. Although I have to say ..." Read review
16.10.2007

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Community Level 1stroker

stroker

Mixed feelings

Advantagesprice

Disadvantagescustomer support & delivery

"I recently bought my brother a pc from Watford as he's new to the world of computing. I saw an advert in one of the more reputable pc magazines and thought that the prices watford were quoting for a full system were very reasonable. After comparing with other manufacturers I decided to order online. o.k. so far. The computer was delivered on the wrong day and as a result we had to collect it from the depot in the next city (cannot attribute this to ..." Read review
29.06.2003

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Community Level 1SmallPaulW...

SmallPaulWilliams

One unhappy bunny

AdvantagesCheap!

DisadvantagesBAD BAD SERVICE

"Ok me and watford electronics go a long way back. i used to use them in the good old days when they were known as the green pages. Fairly recently (within the last year) i noticed that greenpages no longer existed but savastore had appeared. I continued to shop there as the prices were very cheap! I would say i have been a very good customer to them and have spent a great deal of my money with them. Until recently i had no troubles whatsoever, fast ..." Read review
09.01.2003

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Community Level 1psycho28

psycho28

Watford Electronics - An Idiot's Review

AdvantagesRelatively cheap way of ordering good equipment

DisadvantagesNot particularly user friendly for non-tech heads

"There are probably 1000s of us out there who need to buy a pc, but who know next to nothing about them, and are therefore cannon fodder for the rip off merchants out there. Asking for advice from friendly geeks often throws up more questions than answers; you find out that PC World are the work of the devil, that you should never buy a PC with Windows installed on it, that Pentium Processors don't work, Celeron are even worse, and the best bet ..." Read review
14.04.2005

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Community Level 1Johnnya24

Johnnya24

Worst Online Electronics Company!

AdvantagesCheap prices (like most online electronics stores)

Disadvantages1/10 customer support / nightmare to return goods /goods incorrectly tagged as "in stock" ...

"Shockingly bad online store. DO NOT SHOP HERE!! AKA Savastore and Saverstore. If you get your goods and they work, you are lucky, and you will not have to send goods back or ask for a refund. If you do find you have faulty or incorrect goods, then get ready to say goodbye to the next 6 months of happiness and calm. They also have many popular items logged as "in stock" when they are in fact out of stock. They do not have ANY telephone support, the ..." Read review
10.10.2007

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Community Level 1garfee2003

garfee2003

Watford, just how good are they?

AdvantagesPrice, savapoints, delivery.

Disadvantagescan take a while to find what you want, getting hold of customer service.

"Watford electronics to me are one of the up and coming online shops, they dont compare to to some others thet i use but they can give them a run for there money, first that bad points. when using watford/savastore you have to know exactly what it is your looking for, you can search for the product easy enough but it can bring up alot of options that you dont really want, but if your willing to look then it will be there, they have a good customer ..." Read review
30.06.2004

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Community Level 1wollington

wollington

Great shop

AdvantagesGood range, good prices, great support.

DisadvantagesSearch engine

"My experience with Watford Electronics has been very good. The site is easy to navigate and products are clearly found in categories. Although I have to say the search engine leaves a little to be desired. The products here tend to be inline with most other computer e-tailors, and as per usual they select there weekly deals, which are often very good. Once you've found the product your after the ordering process is simple, fast and secure. Then ..." Read review
31.05.2001

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Community Level 2ts2001

ts2001

USELESS CUSTOMER SERVICE

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesPoor Customer Service

"I used Watford for the first time in January to order a sound card. They took the money from my account almost immediately. First of all they sent the wrong card (a cheaper model) I returned this and after about 10 days received the correct card but it came without any serial numbers for the software and without the driver CD. At first I used to ring up weekly at national rate and kept being promised that one would be despatched from their stock. ..." Read review
18.04.2001

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Community Level 2davechm

davechm

THE place to go for PC equipment

AdvantagesTHE Lowest prices and quick service

Disadvantagesnone that I can think of...

"...a number of items from watford.co.uk These include a Creative Live 5.1 soundcard for less than half the retail price thanks to their OEM (original equipment model) prices. This basically means the item has been taken from a PC and so comes without its original box. This doesnt mean its 2nd hand, just that its been removed from a pre-built machine! It worked perfectly and as I am a student the very low price was particularly welcome! I've also bought ..." Read review
02.10.2003

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