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Build Advice Now Yoyotech is gone, is there anywhere to buy pc parts in london?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by WTF_Shelley, 30 Aug 2013.

  1. WTF_Shelley

    WTF_Shelley The picture is wheeljack

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    need to grab a low powered 640<->650 gpu today and cant wait for a postal service. is there any where other then pc world or maplins?
     
  2. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    Unfortunately for us southerners in London there is nothing. The nearest place for us now is in reading or Portsmouth
     
  3. WTF_Shelley

    WTF_Shelley The picture is wheeljack

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    Well thats me buggered then:wallbash: looks like im going to have to troll through the crap at maplins then.......god help my soul:grr:
     
  4. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    Wish I had the capital just to start off a shop here in London.
     
  5. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    That would be a good idea, I would do the same where I live but the likes of Scan, Aria, Microdirect and Overclockers are all within a 30 minute drive.
     
  6. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    One very very lucky man
     
  7. lysaer

    lysaer Suck my unit! Kirk lazarus (2008)

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    There is not enough margin in hardware to sustain a shop in London unfortunately :-(

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  8. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    Do it somewhere like harrow or Watford would help with the rent being cheaper

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  9. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I always thought, all you'd need is a tiny 'doorway' shopfront. You could buy the parts online, and then turn up and collect them at the shop. No need for a huge shop with all the cases etc strewn around.

    That is actually what YYT are doing. They are returning, just not to central London.
     
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  10. Kovoet

    Kovoet New Member

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    Now that is good news. Fingers crossed

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  11. monkiboi

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    I had no idea they'd gone. A shame as I found them pretty good overall, much much better than the shops along tottenham court rd.
     
  12. lysaer

    lysaer Suck my unit! Kirk lazarus (2008)

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    Unfortunately I don't think YoYoTech will be walk in.

    Maybe I should do something from my garage!

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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    You often seem to have the required stock levels!
     
  14. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    Just been to tottenham court road today and went into a shop called EpsilonPC (its right next to where YYT was. Its next to the pub which is on the corner) and i bump into a couple of former YYT employees who have just started working there
     
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    cookie! nom nom Member

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    quick google says its a bad idea to go in........
     
  16. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    The google reviews are, erm, a little questionable! They all look like they have been written by the same (disgruntled) person...
     
  17. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    if you need the odd thing like i did (thermal paste) its good to know someone local will stock it
     
  18. nimbu

    nimbu Well-Known Member

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    If you are prepared to travel a little micrologic computers based in Hayes in west London. Not uber cheap but no where near some of the TCR prices. Used to work for them. Actually used to run the store they used to have on edgware road, rent was too expensive. Didn't want to have to start ripping off customers so they closed it.
     
  19. Kovoet

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    Will look into it and see what they hold in Stock

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  20. nimbu

    nimbu Well-Known Member

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    Kovoet stock is ok ish though they just downsized the store again. Their website uses link to distributer stock so its always best to phone the shop and check. Oh and best bet is to speak to Jack (owner) as he will know better than his staff what he has in.

    It is a stones throw from my place.
     

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