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Terrible company

Just like so many people I ordered goods from this company which have never arrived. Despite the offer of a refund nothing has been received and the company do not reply to emails. I have been in touch with Trading Standards who are currently investigating this company. I will also contact Hampshire Police Fraud section as this seems like out and out theft. Had to give one star but real rating is zero.
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awful!! NOW BACK AS NICECANS.CO.UK ITHINGY.CO.UK

i re-iterate the above comments. report them to their webhost abuse at 1and1 dot co dot uk

google checkout banned them. no bank would touch them so they get someone to process the payments for them currently is paypal and credit/debit cards via a firm you should lobby www dot cardsave dot net to do same (0808 149 5181 or 0800 058 8200). ask card save for their real number they have to give it (reject any 0844s). of course, they may be "bullet proof" card processor i.e. fraud friendly as they generate profit up till a point. actually cardsave.net are well known for slamming business customers telling them termination fees from other merchant processing providers are illegal then when you cancel apparently invoicing for £705. they know all about nicecans.co.uk and fraud but you might like to all phone them on their freefone number but note they wont let you if you with hold your number so be creative. its obvious why. they are almost as big a scam but that's a story for another day.

unless they have given their suppliers details or the 'L' in the GDL logo on gadget-distribution dot co.uk doesn't stand for Limited, you might recognise the following gentlemans website and many of the products. WHOIS address for below .com is part fake.. google maps show country side, a house, land rover and no high street (royalmail.com it you will see high st is not part of their address and the rest is inconsistent).

bbtradesales dot com

But this appears in fact a red herring. It seems this gadget distribution is a legitimate company run by Ian Willaims with address issues. Do not confuse with the real culprits:

These are the people behind all these websites with same problems:

Mr Michael Reeder & Helen Reeder
26 Carbis Close
Port Solent
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6 4TW

He is 34 years old and his name is in the whois for the below websites, read on after the stars!!

From 2007, he was scamming using the now infamous site datakits.co.uk (google it for lots and lots of other forums complaints!) and living with Helen (surname before marriage Young, a teacher and now "Portsmouth NUT" caseworker). Massive con operation..lots of threads on google including trust pilot where people used his parents phone number or police to somehow get their money back.. I don't advise. 123-reg.co.uk do nothing but keep registering domains for them.

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exact same thing with a now struck off company Gadget Distribution Ltd which used sage pay (formerly protx) and same modus operendi more lately called:
GADGETS & JOYSTICKS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

Registered no: 06665937
Registered office: Wellesley House 204 London Road
Waterlooville
Hampshire PO7 7AN

lots and lots of complaints, exact same sick trick last xmas, floggadgets.co.uk as well, gadgetbuyers.co.uk, odds & pods, now ithingy.co.uk this year etc

www DOT canyoutrustthem dot com forward_slash index.php?go=quick_search&keyword=gadget+distribut ion (no spaces)

websites use £30 off the shelf website shop carts provided by estorebuilder co uk

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remember on internet a trail and pattern is always left!

they're getting careless though as although its still hard to prove a criminal offence, they don't appear to be a limited company any more thus can't go bust with all your money and legitimize it like the sofa reincarnation companies, so can probably now be personally sued in the smaill claims court use moneyclaim.gov.uk will cost £25 and you can do yourself. winning a judgement would be simple enforcing it is not guaranteed. baliffs might need to be sent in to their house. or other people have phoned his parents or threatened police but certainly don't advise this!! instead take the civils steps of credit or debit card dispute and also contact your local police force to make a crime report which will be forwarded on to his local force. Trading Standards at Portsmouth City Council have ordered him to comply with certain regulations before and with threads on him 25 pages long, the Police cannot claim anymore he is just an incompetent business man. I recall a case on BBC Watchdog about a dodgey locksmith who would perform unecessary work, fitting unecessary new cheap locks at luxury lock prices and drove Ferraris. He's now in jail, at last.
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Shame not a 'no star' rating

In July ordered 2 phone cases - sent a cheque - cashed promptly - 4 letters later and no sign of any goods and no reply. Just about to shred and draw a line under it as I'm annoyed my hard earned cash has been taken but wish I had read reviews before losing my money - minimal amount but not the point!
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!!!one star is too high for these crooks !!

ordered 2 sets of sony headphones and ipod headphone adpators with built in mics on 14th &15th december 2010, had comfirmation email saying that my goods had been despatched, still waiting, sent them 2 emails still no reply, having read all these reveiws looks like i,v lost my money, does anybody know who i report these crooks to. Surely kelkoo and google should remove these crooks off the internet so no one else looses any more money, its hard enough too earn money as it is without crooks like these stealing off ya!!!!!
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dont use

I ordered an ipod docking station on 12 nov and after 2 weeks had received nothing. E-mailed datakits to be told the item would be sent out within 2 days but a week later still no goods. I paid with a credit card so rang credit card company who sent off an investigation that day and within 2 days had received an e-mail from datakits saying I was being refunded and couldnt believe it when my credit card was refunded on 20 Dec! Will be a lot more careful with future transactions and wish i'd read the reviews before ordering!
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Don't use

Like many others I am embarrassed that I didn't read the reviews. My order was small so I was less diligent than normal which is exactly what they rely on i.e. small orders, people don't bother to take it any further and they pocket the cash with no comeback. Avoid like the plague
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Terrible

To keep it short, my order total was under £7, I decided i did not want this product, which was a phone charger. I contacted Datakits on 7 occasions receiving no reply. Three weeks later nothing.

After reading around the internet, I could not believe that I was not the only one conned by this company, and that they were still running!.

I contacted SAGEPAY who had processed my payment, with all the details. It took 2 messages to sagepay, and lo and behold I received a refund!

So, all those who paid via SAGEPAY, contact them with the details, and keep contacting them. After all, they are the ones processing the payments for these jokers. All the bad press reflects bad on them.

Paying with paypal could pose problems as they seem to provide paypal with false signed for slips, which paypal seem to accept as delivery, even though the goods have never ever been delivered.
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Con artists

Embarrassed that I didnt take note of the experiences on this site- The goods orderd in October simply haven't arrived. No e-mails have been returned (and there's no telephone number to hassle). Given up now on ever seeing my goods and/or money again

The problem I guess is that they assume that as the amounts are small, no-one will kick up a fuss (mine was a mere £9)- but if someone nicked a tenner off me in the street & I knew who they were, I would report them for theft- why should datakits be allowed to do the same (but hide behind a kosher business !)- report has been sent to trading standards (hopefully the more people that do it, the more chance of action).

I'm not a serial moaner (my first online review!) but I hate being conned- and these guys are simply the worse example of online cowboys (anyone got any friends at watchdog!!)
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criminal

do not be fooled, any good reviews on this page are by the individual himself. This site is a front for a small time crook, thief and con-artist using the name Mike Reeder who has been reported to trading standards many times and even the police on at least one occasion. his last registered address is 4 Burgate Close Havant PO9 3DH Tel:-02392644139 and his companies details are
#Co. No. 5355526
# VAT Number - 857 5874 64
# Address - Unit 19, Victory Business Centre, Somers Road North, Portsmouth, Hants
# Postcode - PO1 1PJ
He rarely appears to have, the stock claimed and if you threaten and report, all you will get in the end is a second hand or damaged item which could almost have been purchased by him from ebay or similar!
Should you wish to contact him direct and have any impact at all tie the message to a brick ( this is of course a light hearted suggestion how you deal with the fraudulent or criminals in your life is entirely your own responsibility). As he rarely responds to any form of contact listed on the spurious site.
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Did get my item eventually..mmmmmmmmmmmm

But when i connected the cable to my tv it didn't work, don't buy nothing from these people. Seems now I'll have to pay these people a visit.
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Item never arrived

It contacted them several times over the course of a month, but never got a reply. I ended up having to go through my debit card company to get a refund. Useless.
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Never got battery ordered a month plus ago

I wish I had seen this website before paying this company £15.98; they answered the first email saying they would chase up the order and said I should have got it but despite emails to them for them to send my order still no battery.
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Service? Non existent!

I ordered a Wii Drumkit which should have included a microphone. When opened, no microphone! Emailed through website and return email advised the item would be sent out (this was July!) Have emailed numerous times and never had another response! Still waiting for the microphone and no doubt will never see it!!!!!!!!!

Should have read these reviews before placing the order! Add me to the list of many un-saftisfied customers!
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How this company are allowed to operate i'll never know...

Firstly time i have felt strongly enought to write a review on a forum and unfortunately its not a good one....

Sad to say a very similar experience to all of the below, ordered a product 2 months ago - still no delivery despite repeated attempts to contact this joker Mike who runs the place. Got an email about a month after i ordered apologising but still havent received anything a further month later still no product or even an email for that matter.

Beware of other companies who i think are run by the same guy, odds and pods are one i think - you'll recognise the website layout being very similar to datakits with same stock etc...

Money down the drain - surely this place must be shut down?!
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Caught out too!!

Ordered a wireless USB adaptor from them, unfortunaterly without reading reviews first (my bad!). It was a very specific one, and these guys were the only ones that had it "in stock". Paid £13 + delivery which seemed reasonable. Item never arrived, despite payment being taken.

Emailed after 10 days. No reply. Emailed two days later and another two days later. Eventually 'Mike' replied saying that it is in stock now and it's in the post. Waited. And waited. No little parcel through the letterbox. Emailed demanding a refund. No reply. Emailed again. No reply. Emailed again. No reply. Emailed again. Eventually received a reply saying it had been sent, though would refund.

Only bit of credit I can give is that I have now received a refund. I know it was only for about £17, but it's the principle!!

Please, don't get caught out by me and seemingly 98% of others reviewing them. Chances are you won't be in the 2% of happy customers, so just go elsewhere!!
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Another mug got caught out

Like so many others I have been caught out by these guys. They have sent me the wrong product and have made it impossible to return and get a refund.

They continue to give the impression that they make ever effort to sell low cost items with the hope that we all rather forget about it then take it up with Trading Standards.
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DO NOT USE

Only used DataKits as it said i could us PAYPAL, when paying paypal was not an option, Never got item and lost £25.00 DONT US DATAKITS
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1 Star

Never received items I ordered and despite 4 emails and 3 answerphone messages and their promise to get back within 48 hours, nothing. So glad I found this site so that other people can be warned. I shall be letting the payment companies they use know about Datakits. I am surprised they havent pulled the plug on them long ago having looked at the other reviews of this company.
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BIGGEST BUNCH OF COWBOYS I HAVE COME ACROSS

COWBOYS I Feel Great being able to GIVE THIS CROWD A BAD REVIEW.
Sometime ago the tried to con my 80+ year old granny out of £50:00 for a dvd recorder she never received. I have loads of details for them Tel No : 0208144833 / 08704111114 /MIKE REEDER or HELEN YOUNG, ( Hampshire Police Fraud Squad 08450454545 ) MIKE REEDER'S PARENTS STAY AT 4 BURGATE CLOSE HAVANT PO9 3DH TEL No: 02392644139 PESTER THEM THAT'S HOW I GOT MY MONEY BACK. GOOD LUCK
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DO NOT USE DATAKITS

Just like all the other reviews, they took my money the same day, and over 2 weeks later nothing has arrived. They do not answer their phone and my emails are still sitting there showing as unopened. It is a disgrace that this company is still allowed to trade

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we are a uk retail website specialising in Mobile phone accessories data cables bluetooth dongles. provide the latest ipod and mp3 players and accessories and ensure your data is backed up safely on memory cards external hard drives dvd writers and dvd media

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