Phil Hornby´s profile

Reviews (5)

Cognustech

Everything you need to know about this organisation...

Here is a transcript of a live web chat, with a representative of this company

System is getting started. [14/02/2014 10:09:25]
A representative will be connected, please be patient.
Sam enters the chatroom.

[ Sam 10:09:31]
Hello Rufus, my name is Sam, how may I help you?
Hello how may i help you ?

[ Me 10:09:49]
Can you tell me your actual company name and registered address please

[ Sam 10:10:23
Why do you need my company name ?

[ Me 10:10:50]
UK law requires it to be on your web site. I can't find it.

[ Sam 10:11:18]
Why ?

[ Me 10:11:42 J
Do you mean "why is that the law" or "why can't I find it"?

The 'conversation" seemed to grind to a halt here...

=========================================================

The domain COGNUSTECH.COM is registered via godaddy.com to:

Registrant Name: Dynamic Solution
Registrant Organization: Dynamic Solution
Registrant Street: 312 High Road
Registrant Street: Wembley, London, HA9 6AG
Registrant City: London
Registrant Phone: 07550477386
Admin Email: ranawat.lokendra@yahoo.com

The only Dynamic Solution (ltd) I can find, was dissolved 4 years ago.
I've tried to locate "312 High Road, Wembley" on Google Street View, but I can't seem to find it.

Update

There is actually a company name on their contact form - which says it is "Cognus Technlogy Limited".
It says their UK Office is :-
6 Vale Court
East Lane
North Wembley
HA0 3NW

which appears to be a flat, or maisonette...

Yodel

They get it right some of the time :-)

I always forget to leave positive reviews, so I thought I'd make amends....

Just bought a TV from Amazon (as a replacement for the one that Currys failed to deliver), and Yodel were the appointed courier...

Apart from not knowing at what time it would be delivered, everything was absolutely fine. The driver was helpful, friendly and courteous. He also dropped off a parcel for a neighbour (and remembered to put a card through their door).

If they'd been able to narrow down the delivery time, I would have given them 5 stars.

(PS - this delivery was made out of their Middleton, Gt. Manchester depot).

Currys

Beware their Mail Order / Web division ...

If buying online from Currys, you'll be dealing with their "Knowhow" division. It's well worth reading the reviews on Trustpilot for them...

http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.knowhow.com

Knowhow

Disorganised rabble.

Received a message on the morning of delivery, that the item (a TV) had been received "damaged" by Knowhow, and that a replacement would have to be ordered. I presumed this must have been major damage, as obviously they wouldn't have opened the box to look inside. No problems though, as the replacement would be available for delivery the following day...

I rang them back on their premium-rate number (they claim it's a "national" rate number - which it isn't..) , and was issued with a new "Delivery Reference ". The new delivery was scheduled for 06:45 - 10:45 the following day, according to their web-site.

The new delivery slot was highly inconvenient, and required re-organising family life for a second time - but seemed to be a necessary evil, in order to complete the transaction. At 09:45 on the new delivery day, I received a phone call from Knownowt, saying, guess what :
"The product had been received damaged, but they could get a replacement for the following day". I told them where to stick it...

I have been a Currys customer since 1978; I'm now definitely an EX Currys customer! They are no longer in the same league as their competitors.

UPDATE 4/2/14

Bearing in mind that not one but two of these TVs were supposedly received "damaged" by Knowhow, today we received an email saying:

"Sorry for all the problems you have had on this product , we are still out of stock of this item. If you wish to wait or cancel the order please ring into Customer Services on 0844 561 0000 and they will deal with this."

This does at least seem to be an admission of what the actual problem was, rather than the line peddled by their Telesales team, that they were "damaged".
(It's worth pointing out that the order was already cancelled - six days ago - once by phone, and once on Curry's website. Looks like a Visa "charge-back" may be required to retrieve the £650 that Currys are still clinging on to :-(

mayuresh joshi found this review useful

Elitegadgets

An utter disgrace!

They sent a battered second-hand camera (someone had helpfully put a sticker on the side saying "B-"), in place of the one I ordered.

This company doesn't appear to understand the UK's Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations and has so far not refunded my money.

I fully expect to be reclaiming my payment in the Small Claims Court...

Phil Hornby´s profile

profile image of Phil Hornby
Phil Hornby
Reviewer
Male, 1959
United Kingdom

About