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Buffwear

Very Good

Ordered my Buff on the Sunday, it arrived the following Wednesday.

Further to my review (after wearing the Buff).
Pros: The “Original Buff” seems to do it’s job okay.

Unfortunately (for me) there are some cons (minor gripes).

The 5 Stickers, 2 Tattoos, Mobile Phone Screen Cleaner and Post Card that I have no desire or use for. The actual product weighs 35 grams and the unwanted extras and packaging 100 grams approx. Without all the extra’s, the Buff would have easily fitted into a very small box. I do not like paying for things that I do not need or want and would prefer to see that reflected in a lower price.

Gaynors

Very good

I ordered a Buffalo Active Lite shirt on the Thursday before 3pm. The product arrived before 4pm the following day.

Chainreactioncycles

As expected

I have used Chainreaction before and as usual good fast service.

Dabs

Very good

I ordered the Lacie Nas on 9/12/12. The next day (as I had not received the email confirmation from DABs. See below) I rang them, I was informed that they had not got the product in stock and would have to order it in, I should receive it sometime after the 18th, was that okay? I was okay with that. On the 14th I received an email informing me that the product had been despatched. I was able to track it and it was delivered on the 18th. I was very happy with the service.
I may have jumped the gun in the fact that I did not wait long enough for the email from Dabs to inform me that they had received my order.

Garmin

The £30 cash-back con

The £30 cash-back con

I purchased a Garmin Edge 200 GPS from Halfords. It had a £30 cash-back offer on the Halfords website, this swayed me to purchase. I uploaded all the relevant files/details to the Garmin site and was informed by Garmin that “Promotion has now been approved and that you will receive payment within the next 28 days”. Well 28 days came and went. I emailed & phoned both Halfords and Garmin, Halfords passed the book saying “that It was nothing to do with them” Garmin replied saying that “We are pleased to confirm that your payment is now in progress. The amount will be awarded to you within the next few days”. Well guess what, the next few days have come and went and still no cheque.
I have phoned Halfords to return the product as the contract between myself and Halfords has been broken. Halfords say that they cannot accept the product back unless it is faulty. As far as I am concerned, this is a load of rubbish, as my contract is with them and the £30 cash-back offer was on their site!

As far as I am concerned this now appears to be a con

I will update this as things progress/or not.

13 days later.

I have now had 3 emails from Garmin, in response to the same amount from me (both with exact same wording) basically saying “The amount will be awarded to you within the next few days”. The trouble is that “the next few days” keep coming and going.

This is defintly a con. Hense reduction to 1 star.
I will not purchase from Halfords or Garmin again, and I would strongly advise others to do the same.


As far as the Garmin Edge 200 itself is concerned, on the plus side, it does work.
On the other hand, nice to see 1980"s technology (you can only use eight characters to name a file!). I would like to name my Rides/Courses with the towns etc that it pass’s through. It certainly ain’t anywhere near the standards of iPod technology. It is very fiddly to try and name/rename a file on the device itself. I was looking at the 800, but if this is the standard of the software, I am glad that I settled for the 200.
Garmin may be the best in this field, but they all need a kick up the backside, hopefully the iPhone should do that.

Update: I have now had an email saying "your cheque has been issued" and to "allow 5 working days". I await with baited breath!

Update2: I have now received the £30 cheque, only 36 days late! So I have now increased to 2 stars.

Halfords

The £30 cash-back con

I purchased a Garmin Edge 200 GPS from Halfords. It had a £30 cash-back offer on the Halfords website, this swayed me to purchase. I uploaded all the relevant files/details to the Garmin site and was informed by Garmin that “Promotion has now been approved and that you will receive payment within the next 28 days”. Well 28 days came and went. I emailed & phoned both Halfords and Garmin, Halfords passed the book saying “that It was nothing to do with them” Garmin replied saying that “We are pleased to confirm that your payment is now in progress. The amount will be awarded to you within the next few days”. Well guess what, the next few days have come and went and still no cheque.
I have phoned Halfords to return the product as the contract between myself and Halfords has been broken. Halfords say that they cannot accept the product back unless it is faulty. As far as I am concerned, this is a load of rubbish, as my contract is with them and the £30 cash-back offer was on their site!

As far as I am concerned this now appears to be a con

I will update this as things progress/or not.

Okay, it is now 2/10/12 I was promised the cheque by the 11/09/12. This is a con, I will never purchase from this dreadful company again!

MobileFun.co.uk

Recommended

Last June (2011) I ordered a product from Mobilefun. I returned the product on the 8th of February for a refund, as the product had started to disintegrate. I was able to hand in the parcel at one of three local shops, very convenient. It did take over a week to arrive at Mobilefun, but hey it did not cost anything, so can’t complain. I received the re-fund on the 24th.
I would not hesitate in recommending Mobilefun.

Apple

Worth every penny

Down the years I have bought Apple products and services. They really are second to none. On the rare occasion when something goes wrong their support have stayed with me (phoning me back) until the problem was sorted. I know that some people think that Apple are pricey, but I really value my time and sanity, so in my opinion worth every penny.
This is in stark contrast to some of my friends who have bought, shall we say, other cheaper products.

ChainReactionCycles.com

Fast prompt service

Ordered tyre on the Saturday afternoon, the following Monday was a Bank holiday, tyre arrived on the Wednesday.

Laid Back-bikes

Fast prompt service

I ordered my ventisit seat cover on the Thursday, I was informed that it would take 7 to 10 days. It arrived on the following Thursday. This had to travel from Holland to Edinburgh, then to me, 200 miles south.

Woodlandsbandb

Excellent

We stayed here in February 2011.
Very friendly. We were picked up by the owner from Ely (we arrived by Train), he even offered to drive us the 3 miles to our meeting. This place is so good that they have semi permanent residents. We had our evening meals there all very nice.

Sjscycles

Excellent

SJS had a rare sized tyre/s in stock. The order was placed on the Tuesday, despatched on Wednesday, arrived on the Thursday.

Seasaltandpassion

Visit Seasalt&Passion before the secret gets out

This place does excellent food. Be aware that if you have a pudding, that will surely finnish you off for the rest of the day at least! They have also started doing small acoustic musical events on certain Sunday afternoons. It doesn't get better than this great food + music, wow!

Rohan

Excellent, beyond the call of duty.

I bought some trousers from the Rohan shop in York about a year and half ago. The other week the fly zip went. I rang Rohan to inquire about a possible repair service. The person said that the zip should not have gone and promptly sent a postage paid return bag. This arrived the very next day. I sent the trousers back on the Monday and nine days later they are back. They even put a couple of spare buttons in for good measure! I also got a couple of phone calls along the way to keep me informed of progress etc.
I have been a long term customer of this company and this is the first time that I have had to return something.
This is excellent service, beyond the call of duty.

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