Reviews and ratings of quality, hand-picked, UK websites
Specialist Computer Outlets:
Headers: MacBook Family, Mac Desktops, iPod, iPod Accessories, Mac Accessories, Servers
The Apple Store is where you can buy Apple computers and anything related to them including the famous ipod mp3 player. You can get a custom made Apple to your own specifications on the site.
• Special Features: Finance packages available for consumers and businesses.
• Free Delivery on orders >£65.99 ex VAT
Headers: Computer Systems, Broadband Products, Barebone Systems, Serviers, Cameras, Camera Accessories, CCTV, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, FaxModems, Firewire, Networking, Notebooks, Handhelds, Plasma TVs, Projectors, Printers, Scanners, Software, TV Cards
Established in 1993, Ballicon is a supplier of computers and computer components, with 3 separate divisions: Retail, Trade (including Corporate) and Education, and currently has over 16,000 IT products available. Custom build the computer you want. Ballicom International is based in Coventry.
• Free Delivery on orders >£117.50
Headers: Desktops, Notebooks, Printers, Software & Peripherals, Dell Handhelds
One of the UK's leading computer suppliers, Dell UK offers customisable desktops, financing, recycling of your old computer, a memory upgrade selector, online technical support, a collect and return service, onsite service packages, driver and software downloads plus online 360 degree product tours for its computer systems. They even offer online computing courses. Look out for special offers as they often have excellent deals on offer. Dell is based in Ross on Wye.
Headers: Computing & Electronics, Home & Garden, Kitchen & Cooking, Health & Beauty, Gifts & Travel
Electricshopping offers a wide range of home electrical equipment with a really good selection of small kitchen appliances. The range includes fitness equipment, personal care products, computer systems, hardware and peripherals plus an excellent range of home security equipment. You can even buy garden tools, patio heaters and outdoor lights. Excellent range. Founded in 1997, Electricshopping is owned by The Tomorrow Group and is based in London and is an authorised reseller and service agent to all the brands on its site.
• Special Features: 14 day returns policy
• Free UK Delivery - Free except for NI, Highlands and Islands
• European Delivery Available
Headers: Computers, Workstations, Laptops, Accessories, Monitors, Servers, Networking, Sound and Vision, Components, Printers and Scanners, Software, Cameras, GPS and Phones
Europc is a huge IT retailer supplying discounted, surplus and factory refurbished computer equipment. This means the prices are very competitive indeed. Every refurbished machine is rebuilt and repackaged in the Europc factory. Europc head office is based in Glasgow where they have large retail outlet.
• Special Features: No interest finance options available.
HP Business Store
Headers: Computers, Servers, Storage, Printers, Printer Supplies, Digital Imaging, Technical Support
HP Bussiness store offers the full range of HP business computing equipment and accessories. 30 day credit terms available to UK registered companies and government institutions.
HP Consumer Store
Headers: Computers, Handhelds, Digital Imaging, Printers, Home Cinema
Official site for HP home and home office consumers. Computers include Pavillion notebooks, desktops and monitors; handhelds include iPAQs and iPAQ accessories. Use the site to register your product, get technical assistance, download software and drivers and get email notifications of driver updates.
Headers: Custom Computers
Custom built computers for home and businesses. Most are built to customer requirements and budget. In addition, they offer a repair/upgrade service and PC tuitition. Marks Computers is based in Maldon, Essex.
Headers: Accessories, Cables, Enclosures & Cable Management, Cameras, CD/CD-RW/DVD Drives, Computing, Datacoms, Electronics, Furniture, Hard Disks, Keyboards/Mice & Graphics Tablets, Media, Memory, Mobile Communications, Modems, Monitors & Accessories, Networking, Office Machines, PC Components, Presentation, Printers, Scanners, Security, Software & licensing, Storage, Supplies, Surge & Power, Warranties, Wireless
Misco has over 20,000 competitively priced IT products ranging from IT accessories to computer furniture to PCs, including desktops, personal organisers, notebooks and servers. Also a wide range of software. Consumables include original and compatible ink cartridges and laser toner for Brother, lexmark, TDK, Xerox, HP, Kyocera, IBM, Epson, Canon and Samsung as well as paper and ribbons. There is also a very wide range of networking products. Misco is part of the Systemax Group, an international company with offices in 9 countries worldwide.
Headers: online auction, computers.
Established since 1997, Morgan Auctions sells a wide range of overstock, refurbished and second user computer equipment. All goods are sold without reserve - All bids start at £1. All bids exclude VAT and are legally binding.
Morgan Computer Co
Headers: Desktop Computers, Notebooks and PDAs, Peripherals, Digital Accessories, Home Entertainment, Toshiba Projectors, Media/Consumables.
Established now for over 15 years and with large showrooms in Central London, Birmingham and Manchester plus a nationwide mail order department and warehouse/distribution centre in West London, Morgan Computers is one of Europe's leading dealers in surplus, end-of-line and refurbished computer equipment. The website offers a full range of equipment with simple secure on-line ordering, stocks and prices reviewed daily, bargain basement section and weekly stock updates by e-mail.
Novatech Direct Ltd
Headers: PCs, Laptops, Servers, Barebone Systems, PC Components, Audio Visual, Consumables, Digital Cameras, Mobiles, Monitors, Networking, Peripherals, Printers, Software, Storage
Novatch keeps over 10,000 computer related products in stock. all at very competitive prices. In addition there is a wide range of audio visual equipment such DVD players, MP3 players, projectors and more. Founded in february 1987, Novatech, one of the UK's top mail order computer suppliers, is located in Cosham, Portsmouth, where there is also a showroom.
Headers: Desktop PCs, Laptops, Flat Panel TVs, Monitors, Projectors, Printers & Accs, Handhelds & GPS, CD & DVD Drives, Data Storage, MP3 & iPods, Photography, PC Furniture, Software & Gaming, Software Downloads, Networking, Accessories, Component Shop
In addition to offering their large stock of computer related products online, the PC World website also features self help guides, hints and tips. They have also instituted a "Customer Quick Fix" service whereby customers can opt to have replacement parts for faulty items (under the scheme) sent to them by courier and they are able to access professional help and guidance on refitting 24/7. (0870 number).
Installation service: for most large LCD and plasma TVs
• Special Features: 14 day returns policy.
Other Stores Selling Computer Systems:
Headers: Books, Electronics & Photo, Music, DVD, Video, Software, PC & Video Games, Home & Garden, Toys & Games
Although associated mostly with books of which they have a huge stock, covering nearly all subjects, Amazon now sells virtually everything. And their prices are surprisingly good. The electrical goods, for example, are very competitively priced. The site is very easy to navigate and there are also a huge selection of useful, and usually well written reviews for products. You can also search for goods available in the auction department plus you can get good deals from the many used items sold at Amazon.
• Special Features: 30 returns policy.
• Free Delivery on most orders >£15
Headers: Groceries, Financial Services, Books, CDs, DVDs, Games, Electricals, Furniture, Gifts, Mobile Phones, Opticians, Photo, Travel
Not just groceries, but speaking of which, if you order your groceries online with an Asda credit card you get free delivery! Check the website to see if they deliver in your area.
Very large range of electrical equipment:
TVs & DVDs, Home & Kitchen, Audio & Hi Fi, Satellite Navigation, Cameras & Camcorders, Computing & Gaming, Health & Beauty, Electrical Accessories
Delivery charges vary according to item but are clearly shown on each product page.
Headers:Kitchen & Home, Home Entertainment, Computing, Portable Technology
As you would expect from one of the largest retailers in the UK, Comet have a very wide range of products for sale online in all categories. In addition, Comet provides comprehensive product guides for the whole of their range. Additional features are a repair service backed up by over 600 engineers across the UK, old fridges removed for £15, connection and installation available where neccessary plus extended warranties.
• Special Features: Monthly payment plans on selected products. Returns policy: 28 days for unopened items, 7 days for opened items. Comet now offers "Click and Collect" - order online and collect from your nearest Comet branch.
• Connection Service: Comet offers a connection service for washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, electric cookers, ovens & hobs, TVs.
• Special Offers:Comet Current Discount Codes
• Free Delivery on all kitchen appliances >£399
Headers: Audio & HiFi, Cameras & Camcorders, Computing, Cooking, Dishwashers, DIY and Garden Tools, DVD & Video, Fitness Sport & Health, Gadgets & Gifts, Gaming, GPS Satellite Navigation, Home Security, In Car Entertainment, iPod & MP3, Lighting, Phones, Refrigeration, Small Appliances, Small Kitchen Appliances, Televisions, Vacuum Cleaners, Washers & Dryers
Currys offers a range of many thousands of products online including a constantly updated range of Web exclusives. 24 Hr Helpline, delivery 7 days a week (usually within 4 working days of order) and expert installation, backed by a nation-wide network of over 380 stores. Comparison capability allows you to compare similar products.
• Special Features: Detailed buyers guides. As well as buying online you can now reserve certain items online and collect and pay at your nearest store.
Connection Service: Available for Large Kitchen Appliances and TVs. Removal service also available.
Special Offers: For the latest Curry Promo Codes: Direct to Offer Page
Headers: TV + DVD, Kitchen, Phot, Sat Nav, Games, Audio, Computing, Fitness, Household, Gadgets
Although the Dixons High Street stores have been re-branded as Curry's Digital, the Dixons brand continues to trade online. (Currys, Dixons and PC World amongst others are part of the same electrical retail group, DSG Retail Limited). Thousands of products from binoculars to mp3 players, from global positioning systems to recordable DVD players, not to mention a huge range of kitchen appliances. Fast, no fuss, secure online shopping.
• Special Features: Price Match promise. Finance options available.
• Installation Service: Available for large kitchen appliances and TVs. Removal service also available.
Headers: Womens, Mens, Kids, Interiors, Electrical, DIY & Outdoor, Extras
Clothes for all the family plus home accessories and furniture, audio visual and computer equipment, garden and outdoor equipment - in short all the things you would expect to see in the Grattan catalogue! Buy online or request a catalogue. Grattan belongs to the same group of companies as Freemans and Kaleidoscope.
• Special Features: Interest free credit terms available plus there is a free 14 day returns policy on unwanted items.
• Free Delivery
• Special Offers: - 20% off first order (excluding electrical and sale items)
Headers: Womens, Mens, Babies & Kids, Electrical, Home & Garden, Leisure
The website is operated by the catalogue people, Great Universal. This means that you can either pay immediately by credit or debit card, or you can open an account with them. Account holders get 20 weeks interest free credit and 40 weeks for some items such as computers and mobile phones. There is a large choice of clothing, electrical and home and garden goods - just what you would expect from a catalogue.
• Special Features: Free 14 day returns policy
• Free Delivery
• Special Offers: 10% discount is available for first time visitors and up to 20% off Great Universal catalogue prices when you buy online.