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News Komplett shuts down UK services

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 25 Jun 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. sotu1

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    whaaaa? i've never ordered from them but they did some stock good stuff. that's a shame.
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I ordered once from them.

    They weren't bad, all things considered. Ahwell. Could be worse :B
     
  4. Cobalt

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    One wonders how the UK and Germany were less profitable than those places where they did stay. They are probably the two biggest markets in Europe.
     
  5. The Infamous Mr D

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    Depends how much of a slice of those big markets they had.

    I'm sorry to hear they've closed their UK sales office, I used to hold Komplett in very high regard - their customer services were always fantastic.
     
  6. badgerz

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    Used them a good few times, no problems at all. A shame.
     
  7. Steelez

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    They were one of the better online retailers but it seems not so well known about.
     
  8. Darkedge

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    they were great, good value and always prompt. Real shame.
     
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    ...never heard of them, they didn't occur in the usual price comparison sites, so much for market share in Germany. ;-)
     
  10. Timmy_the_tortoise

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    Shame. Komplett stocked some good products with very nice prices.

    Ah well.. As long as I have Ebuyer and Overclockers.
     
  11. johnnyboy700

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    I used them a few times, nothing but good things to say about their customer service and whilst they were not alweays the cheapest on the market you could still get a few bargins. They were the cheapest for my Samsung monitor a few months ago, only by a few quid but still worth it.

    Sad to see them go.
     
  12. bowman

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    I used their Norwegian store until I realised that ten other shops were less expensive and had less cheeky customer service.

    If yours was any similar I wouldn't call it a loss.
     
  13. RTT

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    I've never used them despite knowing about them since they opened up
     
  14. Dreaming

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    I'd argue it's probably a sign of the times. If you look at many etailers they're cutting their margins, I think the retail market just isn't booming at the moment like it was a few years ago. It's a shame, I don't think I ever used them (I might have once, actually) but they did stock good stuff.

    I haven't had the money myself to buy PC bits for ages! :p and I guess if others are in the same boat....
     
  15. roadie

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    What a shame. I used Komplett a fair amount in the past, but haven't bought anything from them in a couple of years. I never had any problems with them in both sales and returns.
     
  16. crayfish

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    Can't believe it. The PC I'm typing this mesage on was bought 18 months ago using their system where you can spec it out yourself. It's never skipped a beat since I got it and I would have definitely used it again for my next PC.
     
  17. FIBRE+

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    I've never used them before, I think they could have put a bit more effort into making themselves known. TBH they never stood out amoung the usual crowd for being any better than anyone else, and i've not had any issues with Scan\Ebuyer\Micro Direct in terms of customer service\price\products.

    It's a shame to loose a reputable E-Tailer but there are plenty of others.
     
  18. Mr T

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    Its a shame. They were always one of the cheapest in the UK for intel cpu's :( It was also the first place in the uk to get my samsung monitor in stock.
     
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    Just seen this, such a shame. Ordered several parts, and some big orders to comps to be made up for people I know.
    Always had good pricing, clearly labelled, good fast website too. Real shame :(
     
  20. bahgger

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    I haven't heard of these guys ever! I'm a Scan man, and used to be a KustomPCs man too.
     
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