Helpful Posts Helpful Posts:  0
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Purchase

  1. #1
    Ollokot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    562
    Real Name
    Pat

    Purchase

    Hi Folks,
    I am thinking about making a purchase from a site that I never used before and was wondering if any of you folks have any knowledge of it,fotosense.co.uk The company is in Bolton UK.
    Best Wishes,Pat

  2. #2
    Glenn NK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    1,510

    Re: Purchase

    Check this site:

    http://www.resellerratings.com/rlist-s1-n2.html

    Just type in the name of the business - it's saved many photographers from sketchy places.

    Although it may not work in Britain.

    Glenn

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    South Devon, UK
    Posts
    12,002

    Re: Purchase

    Haven't heard of them before but they are listed on a number of independent review sites with comments ranging from appalling to excellent. Most complaints seem to refer to poor delivery etc rather than more worrying items.

    http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews-all-159805.html

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    South Devon, UK
    Posts
    12,002

    Re: Purchase

    Also here http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/ri/6496...tailer-reviews

    ps. the reply/edit box is giving trouble again so I can only reply as a new Advanced option and can't edit my reply to add more links. So I'm having to make a new reply for each one.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    South Devon, UK
    Posts
    12,002

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    South Devon, UK
    Posts
    12,002

    Re: Purchase

    And again http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/...d.php?t=392678

    But these are just a few of many reviews; all with equally varied reports.

  7. #7
    Glenn NK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    1,510

    Re: Purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    My personal choice would be to avoid a place that receives mixed reviews.

    Glenn

  8. #8
    Ollokot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    562
    Real Name
    Pat

    Re: Purchase

    Thank you Glen and Geoff for your reply.As I have worked hard to save for this perticular item my gut feeling is to go to a company I have used before even though I will pay more,it was the price that attracted me to that site,but better safe than sorry.
    Best Wishes,Pat

  9. #9
    The Blue Boy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    787
    Real Name
    Mark Fleming

    Re: Purchase

    Pat,

    Firstly, what is that you're after?

    Secondly, the best place to buy online here in the UK is Warehouse Express.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    South Devon, UK
    Posts
    12,002

    Re: Purchase

    For good prices, Pat, I currently have a 7D camera body on order from Big Norman. com which is a Gibraltar based company.

    At the moment, I can't comment as my order is a bit overdue on the standard delivery option. But they do have good reviews so I assume everything will be OK. And, of course, I paid with a credit card; which went through using the Google Wallet payment system.

    Next time I think I would pay the extra cost and get the fast delivery alternative. At the moment it has been 6 working days when they quote 3 to 5 days.

    But a couple of days delay might not be their fault if they have used the 'wrong carrier'. Where I live is on the extreme S. Devon coast and some 20 miles from the nearest motorway.

    So, apart from the two carriers who deliver here daily and Parcel Force, some delivery drivers don't like coming here for just one drop. Therefore they keep on trucking down the main road and claim they attempted a delivery but no one was home.

    I have previously fallen out with several companies over this.

    If everything goes well and I get a Monday delivery I will report back.

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    South Devon, UK
    Posts
    12,002

    Re: Purchase

    ps. I've just checked out Warehouse Express for a 7D and they are rather expensive on that item.

  12. #12
    Tringa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    London and NW Scotland
    Posts
    580
    Real Name
    Dave

    Re: Purchase

    I don't know Fotosense. A WHOIS check gives the registrant's address as the same as on their web site rather than somewhere half way across the world which is encouraging. However, if there is a lot of negative comments about them then perhaps somewhere else would be better.

    Just did a quick price compare

    Fotosense
    Pentax K5 +18 -55mm lens with free case worth 35 --- 785

    SRS Microsystems
    Pentax K5 +18 -55mm lens with free 8Gb class 10 card --- 784

    I know this is only a single item but the prices are similar and SRS have a very good reputation.

    Dave

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    17,662
    Real Name
    Have a guess :)

    Re: Purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by Ollokot View Post
    As I have worked hard to save for this perticular item my gut feeling is to go to a company I have used before even though I will pay more,it was the price that attracted me to that site,but better safe than sorry.
    One could even argue that a company who charges less, makes less profit. And thus can't afford to spend as much on customer service (the focus becomes "get the money first, worry about everything else afterwards").

  14. #14
    Ollokot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    562
    Real Name
    Pat

    Re: Purchase

    Hi Folks,
    The item I am after is the Gitzo GT5541 Tripod.Morris Photo is a company I have used before and found them to be very good,and since the tripod is expensive I want to be "Better save than sorry".
    Best Wishes,Pat

  15. #15

    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    South Devon, UK
    Posts
    12,002

    Re: Purchase

    I did have a slight delivery problem with Morris Photo.

    After non delivery, I phoned them and reported this; also pointing out that I couldn't get the delivery tracking code to work.

    They phoned back a few hours later to say that one item from my order was out of stock and the packing department hadn't notified the invoice dept that they were unable to fulfill my order.

    I then changed my order to an alternative item, which was stocked, and received delivery the next day.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •