I ordered a 32gb ipad from Simply Electronics on 01/03/13, I saw their webpage saying best prices etc. I had a bad experience with another company also based in Hong Kong, so much that I placed the order by telephone specifically to ask whether or not this company was in HK which they denied.
Ordered item, status did not change until following week. They say up to 10 working days which is closer to 3 weeks before you can enquire where your order is and properly investigate it. I waited 2 weeks after quite a few calls made to them, I got really frustrated, staff will deny anything is wrong and delay you. I complained about lack of status update on their website and then got things like "Your acceptance of our offer is confirmed - order has been formally accepted", Order in queue - your order is in queue and will be processed for dispatch at the soonest available opportunity", "Order is progressing - your order is progressing. It is pending stock allocation or quality check before it goes out for delivery", "Order awaiting dispatch - Your order is pending courier dispatch. An email will be sent with the tracking details once it is shipped", and finally "Packed - your order is awaiting courier pick up and will be dispatched today or latest next working day".
Do not be deceived by this. was unhappy and got in touch with a well known payment processing company who overseen payment to SE. They took this very seriously and did not tell me the full story, and although they made sure I got my money back, it seems that their senior people were investigating Simply Electronics. There are other review forums dating back the last few years with lots of similar stories about this company, I was horrified!
I ended up going to a UK high street retailer and buying directly since I was so fed up! Moral of the story, if you want your items to arrive, stick to what you know works. I'd now rather pay a bit more for a trusted name when ordering online.
Potty Woo-hoo Lotty found this review useful
Bought cycle gloves recently. Queried delivery time, response couldn't have been better or more helpful. Great service. I keep coming back as the prices are great too!
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