Terms and Conditions
Placing Your Order
Our website is designed to help you through the purchasing process. You can place your order online or over the phone at the same great price and we’ll email a copy of your order request to you. By placing your order online or over the phone you agree to the following terms.
We accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Switch, Delta, Maestro, and Solo for delivery to the card registered address. If you need to deliver to a family or work address we can help, additional proof of identity will be required to help avoid malicious use of your card.
In order to ensure we can despatch your goods as quickly as possible, credit and debit card payments are taken at the point of order.
We also accept Cheques and Bank transfers. You can select any of these payment methods from the basket page. Full details of how to use these options and any fees available at checkout.
All orders are processed and shipped as quickly as possible. In instances where our stock is fully allocated we may ship direct from the manufacturers to you. If for any reason the product or promotion you’ve ordered is no longer available, or there’s been a price change, we will notify you within 5 days and offer a full refund, the option to pay the difference or choose an alternative. Order acceptance takes place upon despatch of your products.
We operate a fair and open after-sales service. We firmly believe that setting out our terms clearly rather than burying them in small print is what customers should be able to expect of any business. Everything you need to know about our policy is outlined here.
Over 99% of our orders are handled perfectly – goods are delivered on time and work without fault. However from time to time things do go wrong. Parcels can get misrouted by the couriers, traffic can prevent deliveries arriving on time, manufacturer’s specifications can be inaccurate and items can develop a fault. The real test of an online retailer is not just the availability of good value products, but how well they deal with after sales problems. We aim to offer a service most other online retailers fail to deliver on: Product availability, value, reliable delivery and a clear and fair after-sales service.
Most of the purchases you make have lifetime technical support directly with the manufacturer*. As we sell over 15,000 products from more than 450 manufacturers it is not possible for us to provide you with the same level of technical expertise as the manufacturers. To find the contact details of their dedicated helpline, please call or fill out our contact form for full details.
If you are unable to contact the manufacturer or if you are unhappy with their service then send us an email and we will do our best to solve your problem.
*Technical support is for diagnosing hardware faults only. They do not provide training, setup assistance of in the case of PCs and Laptops, help with software.
We have a detailed security policy in place to ensure that your data is safe. All transactions are conducted on our secure server and all your data is kept on fully secure internal servers with full 128-bit encryption.
We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998). The reasons for collecting information about you are to process your order, to provide you with the best possible service and to process any orders for products or services you may place with our third party co-marketing partners. We never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent and will give you the option to refuse any marketing emails. We ensure that the information we hold is accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly.
The personal information that we hold will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and the law. We never pass on personal information to any third parties except where necessary for the fulfilment of your order or where we are required to do so by law. We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using a “cookie” which would be stored on your browser. Should you wish, you can usually modify your browser to prevent this from happening.
In addition, from time to time we may also market certain third party services through our site. Should you choose to accept an offer from a third party, we will pass your relevant personal information, including your name, postal address, credit/debit card number and any other required billing information to that specific third party.