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Watch Shop

Really excellent and fast service when I urgently needed a watch

My faithful Sekonda watch finally failed after 15 years and I needed a replacement quickly.
Easy to find what I needed on the website and the delivery was quick. Well packed and exactly as described.
I would have no hesitation in using Watch Shop again

Flightstore Pilot Shop

Really excellent and fast service when I urgently needed a product

I have bought several times from flightstore. Products always been delivered fast and exactly as advertised.
On this occasion I had an upcoming real world navigation flight test and was flying the known route on Flight Sim X first to familiarise myself with the ground features, when my joystick failed.
I phoned up Flightstore and bought a replacement and, though it was late afternoon, asked if there was any way that it could be dispatched that day. The customer services lady said that she would do her very best and, in fact, whilst processing my payment, said that it had already been picked.
The joystick arrived the next day and I was able to complete my practice sessions - and passed my flight test!
Brilliant service and I will undoubtedly use Flightstore again for aviation products. They are really reliable, in my view.
Geoffrey G


Very unsatisfactory initial experience, but company made efforts to make amends

Update: I was telephoned last week by a director of the company who had been, he said, reviewing my case. He apologised unreservedly for the bad customer service and said that he would like to compensate me. I thanked him and reiterated that the lady that I dealt with was always polite and helpful and offered a no quibble full refund immediately; it was the company's failure to deliver on what it had promised that I had issues with.
He said that steps had been taken to ensure that this would not happen again and, as a gesture of goodwill, said that he would send me, free of charge, two boxes of dust bags for the Miele hoover (which, by now, I had bought elsewhere) which I accepted.
I made no comitment to comment further on my review, nor change my rating but, they have admitted their initial failure and have made efforts to redeem themselves, rather than ignore it and, on that basis, I am giving them one more star.

The Miele S8330 HEPA vacuum cleaner was listed as in stock on Thurgo's website at a good discount. Accordingly, I placed the order and payment was confirmed by SagePay almost immediately. The website offered and I accepted to pay extra for next day delivery and I took the day off work for this. No delivery on the next day, nor any communications as to why, but an e-mail at 4 pm to say that my payment had now been approved by the accounts department and I would receive an e-mail after 6pm giving details for delivery. I called up Thurgo's customer service line to be told that they didn't, after all, have an S8330 in stock but that they would give me an "upgrade" to an S8320 for the same price. I said that I would check and call back. I checked with Miele, who informed me, as you would expect from the lower model number, that the S8320 was a cheaper model with less features and definitley not an upgrade. I called Thurgo back and cancelled the order. To be fair, [name], in customer services, was at all times polite and helpful and immediately offered me a full refund, with her sincere apologies, which I have now received. But, the company was not honest in its dealings with me and I have no intention of ever dealing with them again. Discounts, clearly, often come at a price.

Babla's Jewellers

Excellent quality, easy purchase, good value, received next morning. Perfect!

I have a faithful Swatch Irony, which I regularly wear. The strap went I thought that was that. A quick Internet search found Babla and their offer of genuine replacements. Easy to find a compatible strap.
Bought it, paid for it, delivery promised within two to five days. But, arrived the very next morning!
Fitted like a glove and my watch is back in service,
I have several Swatches and I am now looking at other Babla ones to "refresh" their look.
Definitely use Babla!

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Geoffrey Galitzine
London, United Kingdom