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#1 8 years ago

So, I'm trying to buy a cheap mono-laser printer. Ebuyer is out of the picture due to wanting me to post them a bunch of security stuff like utility bills to verify my identity - which I don't have and wouldn't send them if I did - Overclockers don't do any, Amazon is thirty quid more than Ryman, Ryman is out of stock. Anywhere else that's not a colossal rip-off? (UK delivery)




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#2 8 years ago

Make sure you check the number of pages a printer cartridge can do, plus the cost of the cartridge. Many "cheap" printers are anything but, if you actually want to use them for printing.

Which model are you looking at in particular?




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#3 8 years ago

I've had some good experiences with TigerDirect in the past. Not always the cheapest, but sometimes they've come out of nowhere with the same product as Newegg or Amazon for $20 less. They have a UK sister site: Misco.co.uk - Computer Hardware, Laptops, Notebooks, Desktops, TFTs, Printers, Servers, Wireless Networking, Software I have no idea as to the quality of that, but presumably it can't be too far off. Worth a look at any rate.

There's also buy.com, which has a UK site: Buy.com UK: low prices in computers, electronics, office supplies, and gadgets




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#4 8 years ago
Nemmerle;5408370So, I'm trying to buy a cheap mono-laser printer. Ebuyer is out of the picture due to wanting me to post them a bunch of security stuff like utility bills to verify my identity - which I don't have and wouldn't send them if I did - Overclockers don't do any, Amazon is thirty quid more than Ryman, Ryman is out of stock. Anywhere else that's not a colossal rip-off? (UK delivery)

Small local shops have good offers as well sometimes (usually a few % more expensive than internet shops but you don't have to pay for delivery). You can use google maps or google earth to find a selection of small shops nearby and then look at their internet pages.




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#5 8 years ago

Ebuyer want secuity stuff ? I use them all the time and had never needed to send them anything. They only ask that the first order goes to the billing address for security.




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#6 8 years ago

Freyr;5408375Make sure you check the number of pages a printer cartridge can do, plus the cost of the cartridge. Many "cheap" printers are anything but, if you actually want to use them for printing.

Which model are you looking at in particular?[/QUOTE]

I got a Brother HL 2035. It's fairly easy to fiddle the cartridges on those (you basically stick two bits of label over some holes) so that they'll print a ridiculous number more pages than they're rated for. Frankly I think purposefully crippling your product like that should qualify as fraud; telling people they need more toner when you don't. But I digress. =p

The printer was eighty quid, - a bit more than I was going to pay for it but, like Fancypants said, no delivery - cartridges are meant to last 1,500 pages - though if you fiddle them you can easily get twice that - toner cartridges cost £30; though you can always refill them yourself once you've fiddled them.

Zamamee;5408382I've had some good experiences with TigerDirect in the past. Not always the cheapest, but sometimes they've come out of nowhere with the same product as Newegg or Amazon for $20 less. They have a UK sister site: Misco.co.uk - Computer Hardware, Laptops, Notebooks, Desktops, TFTs, Printers, Servers, Wireless Networking, Software I have no idea as to the quality of that, but presumably it can't be too far off. Worth a look at any rate.

There's also buy.com, which has a UK site: Buy.com UK: low prices in computers, electronics, office supplies, and gadgets[/QUOTE]

Ta' :don:

[QUOTE=MrFancypants;5408398]Small local shops have good offers as well sometimes (usually a few % more expensive than internet shops but you don't have to pay for delivery). You can use google maps or google earth to find a selection of small shops nearby and then look at their internet pages.

Yeah, I ended up going to the local Staples. Was a bit of a wrench carrying the thing two miles back home but certainly easier than trying to be in for the delivery man.

[QUOTE=goody10;5408403]Ebuyer want secuity stuff ? I use them all the time and had never needed to send them anything. They only ask that the first order goes to the billing address for security.

[INDENT] Dear [Name here] Customer security is paramount at Ebuyer.com. Therefore, in order to maintain a secure shopping experience for all our customers, all our orders are subject to strict security checks.

Before we process your order we require the following information:

A copy of the picture page of your passport OR picture card of your UK drivers licence along with your passport or drivers licence number. A utility bill that is at least two months old.

Please note: Non GB passport holders will also need to inform us of the issuing country of their passport. Acceptable utility bills are gas, water, electric we DO NOT accept telephone bills or bank statements.

Your order has been cancelled pending the information requested. Once we have received and verified your identification we will email you to confirm and all further orders will be dispatched without delay. Please allow 48 working hours for your identification to be processed and verified. In accordance with the Data Protection Act your details will not be stored or shared with any third party companies. All copied documents will be destroyed as soon as the identification process is complete.

Please fax your documents to 0871 528 5192 or email to [email]fraudprotection@ebuyer.com[/email]. Be sure to head your fax/email as Security Check and include your Order Number on each page. The above email address is for identification purposes only and any queries sent to this address will NOT be responded to. If you have any questions about the identification process or general questions regarding your account, please contact our Customer Services Team on 0871 521 3300 or via the online Enote system.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. This process is designed to benefit the customer and with your cooperation and help we can assist in the fight to reduce online fraud.[/INDENT]