Harddrive upgrade from Digital Fusion
My beloved MacBook has long been in dire need of an upgrade due to an ever-expanding collection of photos, music and videos, so on Thursday the 1st of October I took the plunge after making sure that I could upgrade the harddrive without invalidating the warranty. I opted for a Seagate Momentus 2.5" 7200.4 500GB harddrive (ST9500420AS) which is the biggest and fastest sub-£100 harddrive for laptops at the time of writing.
After shopping around for the best deal using Google Shopping, Bolton-based internet retailer Digital Fusion turned out to be the cheapest by quite a margin. Although I went for the standard delivery option to save money, they upgraded my order to next-day City Link delivery free of charge.
Digital Fusion's price including shipping: GBP 82.98
Best price on Amazon.co.uk including shipping: GBP 90.95
Ordering & Shipping
After paying for the harddrive using a safe (VeriSign Secured) payment method, I received the order/shipping confirmation via email, and the harddrive arrived on the 2nd of October (safely packaged in bubblewrap inside two cardboard boxes) less than 24 hours after I placed the order. Just in time for the weekend, so I could get started with the long-overdue Snow Leopard upgrade.
After sale care
I haven't needed any after sale care, so I can't really comment on that. I did however receive a 'Big hearty thank you' note in an email after the harddrive had shipped.
About Digital Fusion
Digital Fusion sell computers, electronics and other peripherals, and they can be contacted via mail, telephone, fax, email and MSN Messenger.
The Digital Fusion website is easy to navigate, and having tested it in 3 of the most common browsers (Firefox, IE, Safari), the layout, shopping cart etc work as expected. The same can be said about the catalog search function which includes a Power Search function that allows you to narrow a search by product category, manufacturer, price range etc. The website will also remember the contents of your shopping basket between sessions if your browser allows cookies. The website looks professional/minimalistic, and I think this is a good thing.
All the major credit and debit cards are accepted (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Solo) as well as Google Checkout. Payment sessions are encrypted using 'Verisign Secured'.
- Cheapest price I could find
- Secure payment
- Email order/shipping confirmation
- Next-day delivery upgrade for free
- Safely packaged