UK Online shops selling PC hardware.
A list of the more reputable UK PC hardware and system retailers.
See also the UK price comparison sites page.
Dabs.com (now part of BT)
Dabs offer reasonable customer service and a slowish website, but good prices. Includes a
very useful price comparison feature in their search. Make sure
you product is in stock before buying, otherwise you may be in for quite
Largish company with offices in the US and UK. Good value retailer, have
had problems with their own brand RAM though.
Insight offer a wide selection of products with
The largest computer manufacturer on the planet. Offers some
really cheap low-end PCs with Windows, partly as they have the clout to
buy Windows and Office from Microsoft in bulk. So, ideal for a
gift to get your relatives online. You may want to buy any
easy-to-fit accessories that you
need from other suppliers (extra RAM, DVD drives, hard disks etc.), as
they are overpriced from Dell. They have regular offers on extra
RAM, hard disks and free printers. Different parts of the Dell
site are offering different discounts at any one time, so the Home
section has different offers to the more price-oriented Small and
Medium Business section, one section may be offering double RAM which
would otherwise cost you £100 in another section etc..
Dell Outlet - the pitfalls and opportunities
Dell Outlet is set up to sell returned products that they can't
sell as new at cut-down prices.
What it doesn't include is the regular freebies that Dell throws in with
their new computers. So make sure your computer is heavily
discounted as you'll be having to add on VAT and delivery, and possibly
missing out on offers like free RAM and printers (which you would get
with their new computers). Offers from the Dell outlet
are cheaper at times of low demand (late evenings and night time).
View prices at different times to see the differing discounts at
different times. The list of offers are regularly replenished, so if you
don't see any computer offers, try back an hour later (bookmark the page
- Provide a line of well-reviewed own-brand PCs. I
have bought a PC from them myself, which has worked very well so far.
Previously I advised two of my friends to buy from them, one had a defective
motherboard, which was replaced. The other has had no problems with
- Take a look at their daily offers (the "today only" link).
Sellers of refurbished PCs, Laptops, printers and screens.
This company's main focus is their own-brand PCs.
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