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Tony Hardy

Guest
#1
Alright,

Fairly broad topic here, but who goes shopping where online?

For music, films and that sort of thing I used to be a Play.com loyalist. Then Rakuten took it over and it went downhill rapidly. I also got myself a Kindle so I've started using Amazon a lot more than I ever have before.

Has anyone got any great unique sites? Or just other places they get things from?
Also, not a fan of eBay. Anyone else share that?
 

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#2
I got my printer and cintiq from eBay. Some good bargains to be had at times though there are risks... aside from the fact I've just put a bunch of classic games up for sale today I would have said I usually avoid eBay these days! I've had trouble with items not arriving before. Twice.
 

martyvibe

Junior Member
#3
Amazon Amazon Amazon
That site will be the death of me.
I've not bought anything off of eBay for ages for some reason, but I'm trying to get my hands on a Cintiq and might go for a cheap 12xw now that the 13hd has come out.
There's also an assortment of vinyl toy goodness at Dudebox and I always like to peruse the Nobrow site for zines, books and comics.
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#4
DVD's, Music, 90% of everything else
Amazon.... it's cheapest and I've had good service on the few replacements I've needed
PC equipment - although amazon is getting good on prices too... and surprisingly so is pcworld (yeah I know)
Overclockers.co.uk
Scan.co.uk
Box.co.uk
ebuyer.com
Lambdatek - seriously the best service I've had for pc's
so basically I could say amazon, the one stop shop for all your online purchases...
 
#7
Tony Hardy said:
Alright,

Fairly broad topic here, but who goes shopping where online?

For music, films and that sort of thing I used to be a Play.com loyalist. Then Rakuten took it over and it went downhill rapidly. I also got myself a Kindle so I've started using Amazon a lot more than I ever have before.

Has anyone got any great unique sites? Or just other places they get things from?
Also, not a fan of eBay. Anyone else share that?
Yeah i goes, landmark is the audio cd's site from india.
 
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Squiddy

Guest
#8
My general rule of thumb is that I shop with whoever has the best deal going. However, you've got to be careful of scam shops on the internet, so I will usually only stick to a set number of online retailers, pretty much the same as what Levi listed. Amazon is good for general purchases too, and I much prefer it to ebay.
 
#11
I've gone full circle and shop at John Lewis for stuff. Their custom care is really second to none, I don't mind paying slightly more knowing if I need to return it its not an issue.
 

Wee Jimmy

Senior Member
#17
Tony Hardy said:
Just came across this website;
Firebox
how have you only just come across firebox!? :p
It's always my go-to place for gifts. Not a fan of their new design though
Amazon
Scan (used it since they first launched thanks to hexus.net discount lol)
ebay not so much these days but every now and again i have a hunt for stuff
 

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#18
Just made a pretty penny on eBay today but got rather held down and violated by eBay/Paypal fees. They seem monstrous these days! Not my favourite place to buy (prefer amazon) but is there any place better to sell?
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#19
Jimlad said:
but is there any place better to sell?
amazon...play... you can sell stuff via them these days too. Not sure on their rates and it does depend on what you're selling I suppose