Reviews and ratings of quality, hand-picked, UK websites
Headers: Photography, Flash Memory, Inkjet Items, Batteries & Power, CD DVD, Computing, PC & Laptop Memory, Audio Visual, Outdoors, Mobile Phone Accessories
One of the top few sites for bargains if you are looking for any of the above items. Especially competitive for photography, batteries and inkjet cartridges. Although 7dayshop is based in the Channel Islands, all prices quoted are fully inclusive of VAT for UK customers - no other duties or taxes are payable.
Headers:Batteries & Chargers, Digital Memory, Gaming Memory, Card Readers, Mobile & VOIP Phones, Portable Audio, Recordable Media, Ink Cartridges, Cameras & Film
Picstop offers digital, instant and disposable cameras, contract phones, plus more digital memory than you can shake a memory stick at. In addition you can get card readers, batteries and recordable media. Note that they sell only compatible ink cartridges for HP, Lexmark & Epson printers, but the prices on these are competitive. Picstop is based in the Isle of Man.
• Free Delivery on ink cartridges
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
Anything Left Handed
Headers: Essentials sets, Scissors, Childrens products, Educational games, Kitchen implements, Garden and DIY, Golf equipment, Writing equipment, Books and videos, Music and guitars, Stationery, Pocket knives, Clothing, Computer equipment, Clocks and watches, Fun and games
I bought a left-handed knife from Anything Left Handed a while ago and it is one of the most useful kitchen items I have ever bought! But you can get a lot more here than just knives, scissors and corkscrews; there are garden tools, computer equipment - even clothing - plus much more. Essential browsing for left handers. The main office and shop for Anything Left Handed is in Belmont in Surrey plus they have a shop in Central London which, incidentally, opened in 1968 and was the first of its kind in the world.
• Free UK Delivery on orders >£30
• International Delivery Available
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: Blank Media, Cases & Labels, PC's & Peripherals, PC Components, Gadgets & Gifts, Electronics & GPS, Memory Cards & MP3, Printer Consumables, Software, Schools
Five stars because this website is extremely competitive on price in most areas and with next day delivery on most items it is always worth checking them out. Big Pockets is based in the West Midlands.
Headers: Batteries, Industrial Batteries, Battery Chargers, Battery Gear, Bulb & Torches, Blank Media
Large range of batteries from small button watch batteries to industrial batteries. There are batteries for camcorders, cameras, car alarms, keyfobs, cordless phones, digital cameras, hearing aids, lawn mowers, pdas, mobile phones, pagers, remote controls, smoke alarms, watches, ipods and laptops plus button batteries, pp3 batteries, 9v batteries, hobby batteries, high voltage batteries, AA, AAA, C and D batteries. Budget Batteries supplies retail and industry, and is based in Bournemouth.
• Special Features: Battery Finder
• Free Delivery on orders >£40
Headers: Ink Cartridges, Ink Refills, Laser toners, Paper, Media, Lablelling, Cables, Software
Ink cartridges for Epson, Canon, Hewlett Packard, Lexmark, Xerox, Samsung and Compaq plus laser toner for Hewlett Packard. Excellent selection of photo and specialist papers where you can search by type or brand. Software covers a range of areas including education, business, languages, design, hobbies, children's and games for pc. Site is easy to use with easy search facilities and clear categories.
• Free Delivery
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: 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.
Electrical Spares Ltd
Headers: Electrical Spares & Accessories, Batteries & Chargers
Electrical Spares Ltd has a huge range of accessories and spare parts for most domestic electrical appliances, including kichen appliances, heaters, polishers, cleaners, TV & audio, computers and also flymos. Prices a very competitive. Electrical Spares is based in Chelsea.
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: Networking, Servers, Memory, Cabling, Refurbished, Services, Support
One of the top UK etailers for networking hardware and accessories. Hardware.com has access to a stock of over 10 million networking products and offers new or refurbished hardware at up to 90% off list prices. And if you would like to see how they work, have a look at their office webcam which is updated automatically every 5 seconds! Hardware.com is part of the Simian Group and is ISO certified by the British Standards Institute.
• Special Features: Free live one to one website support for any technical questions you may have, (8.30am to 5.30am Monday - Friday). Also there is online order tracking.
• Free Delivery on orders >£50
Headers: Blank Media, Cables, Components, Computers, Home & Office, In Car, Outdoor Leisure, Sound & vision, Tools & Service, Toys & Kits
Audio, video, electronic and computer products, components and accessories, all available online. Especially good for components and more obscure electronic bits and bobs. Plenty of gadgets and gizmos also. You can order the famous Maplin catalogue online, either in paper form or on cd. Maplin currently has 75 retail stores throughout the UK and Ireland.
• Free Delivery on orders >£35
Memory For Less
Headers: SD Memory Cards, CF Compact Flash, XD Memory Cards, MS Memory Stick, MMC Memory Cards, SM Smart Media, Mass Storage, USB Flash Drives, USB Card Readers, Find Camera Battery, Accessories, Phone Memory, Other Cables
Memoryforless specialises in providing digital media memory , readers, writers, USB cables and hubs, all at very competitive prices. If you are not sure what memory to buy, you can use their "Find your Camera Memory" section and if you are still uncertain, you can email them with your enquiry. They supply Sandisk, Sony, Lexar, Olympus, Fuji, Kodak, Samsung, Memorex and their own brand memory and all products are sold with a 5 year warranty. Memoryforless is based in Stockton on Tees.
• Free Delivery
Headers: Accessories & Furniture, Barebone/ Systems, Cables & I/O, Cameras, Case & Power, CD/DVD/Backup, CPU (AMD & Intel), Fans and Cooling, Graphics / Video Cards, Hard Drives, Home Entertainment, Laptops/PDAs, Memory, Modems, Monitors, Motherboards, Mouse/Key/Joystick, MP3 Players, Networking, Printers & Accessories, Scanners/Projectors, SCSI Cards, Software, Sound Cards, Speakers
Micro Direct is an IT superstore carrying a huge range of computer hardware, peripherals and accessories from manufacturers such as Sony, Shuttle, Iiyama, AMD and Asus. There is a wide choice of products in all IT categories, and at competitive prices. In addition, there is also a small range of audio visual equipment including DVD players, media players, LCD TVs and a good range of plasma screens and equipment. Established in 1993, Micro Direct has its head office and main retail outlet in Upper Brook Street, Manchester.
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.
Headers: Digital Memory, Ink Cartridges, Batteries, Bluetooth, Card Readers, CD Media, CD/DVD Labelling, Digital Accessories, Digital Cameras, DVD Media, MP3 Players, PC Memory, PC Peripherals, Photo Paper, Portable Storage, Printers, USB Memory Pens, Wi-Fi
More memory devices than you can shake a stick at plus everything else needed for the digital camera enthusiast. Major brands represented. Inkrite replacement cartridges for Canon, Epson, HP and Xerox. My Memory is based in St. Helier, Jersey, but notice that prices are are inclusive of VAT, where applicable.
Headers: Personalised Mousemats
Personalised mouse mats from mymousemat.com, custom printed from your own personal photo or picture. For bespoke, promotional, novelty and branded gift ideas. It couldn't be easier - simply upload your 800 x 600 image and design online. My Mousemat is based in Swindon.
• Free Delivery
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.
OFFTEK Computer Memory Upgrades
OFFTEK is an online memory superstore. Over 30000+ memory upgrades can be purchased online for Desktops, Laptops, Printers, Servers, workstations, Digital Cameras, MP3 Players and much more. All memory is manufactured using premium brand chips and is guaranteed 100% compatible.
• Free Delivery
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.
Headers: DVD, Music, Games, Books, Electronics, Gadgets, Ringtones
Huge selection of DVDs, CDs, books and games for PC, PS2, PSP, Xbox, DS, GBA, Game Cube and N-Gage. And if thats not enough, the elctronics department carries a wide range of audio visual equipment, PC consumables and peripherals plus digital cameras and camcorders. You can also get sim free mobiles here and a good selection of gadgets. Play.com is based in Jersey, which means that all items are VAT free, which is good news for items less than £18. Please note, however, that goods over the value of £18 bought from the Channel Islands will be subject to VAT (not import duty). Play.com do not pay this, so you may be liable to pay extra when these goods are delivered. Having said this, Play.com do have some very good deals which sometimes more than offset this extra charge.
• Free Delivery
Headers: CD/DVD Writers, Duplicators, Printable Media, Printers, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD R/RW, Case & Storage, Ink & Paper, Miscellaneous
Large range of recordable media products with fast delivery and low delivery costs. Rambox is owned by QBC Computers and is based in Stourbridge, West Midlands.
• Special Features: 21 day money back guarantee and a 1 year warranty on all products
Headers: Loyalty gifts, DVD movies, Music, Gamezone, PCzone, Home Electronics, Software, Clearance
Savapoint is a cut price online store offering DVDs, CDs, Software and Games (PCs, PS1 & 2, X-Box, Game Cube, GBA, Mobile games - no consoles). They also do competitively priced home electronics (small selection of TVs, VCRs, Home Cinema, DVD Players, CD/MP3, Digital Cameras and Camcorders), Gadgets and PC components, including graphics cards, motherboards, storage and networking etc. They have a decent selection (>150 titles) of cut price software in most categories including childrens, hobbies etc. They have a good CDs selection with "oldies" as well as latest releases. If you order software or DVD's they are packaged in dvd-boxes, plastic jewel cases or slip case but "definitely in a way that it can be posted through your mail box", avoiding the need for you to stay in for special deliveries. Larger deliveries will be despatched by courier requiring signature.
Headers: Computing & Phones, Home Electrical, Sound & Vision, Furniture, House & HOme, DIY & Car, Sports & Leisure, Baby & Toddler, Toys & Games
Tesco.com is the world's biggest online grocery retailer, but there is also a massive range of other non-grocery products available on the Tesco website, form electrical items to toys and games. Plus Tesco runs regular price checks to ensure that prices are highly competive.
• Special Features: Free returns within 28 days. Clubcard points on all purchases.
• Connection Service: Connection service on cookers, washing machines, refrigeration equipment, washer/dryers and dishwashers - charges may apply. Removal and disposal service also available.
Headers: USB Products, Radio Controlled
Never knew there were so many things you could plug into your computer! As well as all the usual memory devices, mice, keyboards, headsets and networking products, there is also a large range of usb gadgets, from novelty items like the usb mini aquarium to digital photo frames. USBnow.co.uk is a trading name of Secure Living Ltd based in Northampton.
Cameras & Lenses, Bags & Tripods, Binoculars & Scopes, Lighting & Studio, Computing & Software, Memory Cards & Film, Video & Presentation, Astronomy
Outstanding range of photo-optical equipment, from digital SLRs to security cameras. Plus they sell a wide range of computing hardware and consumables - printers, scanners, monitors, graphics tablets etc - and they are also authorised Apple dealers.
Warehouse Express Showroom is based in Norwich.
• Special Features: Live Chat