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Seems like the usual magazine subscription deal with cheap free gift. Don't know this magazine so can't tell you if it's any good or not. Order online or by phone.

Don't forget to cancel after 3rd issue if you don't want to subscribe at the higher rate.

The details:

Trial Custom PC the UKs biggest magazine dedicated to self-building or upgrading performance PCs with this great special offer:



3 issues of Custom PC for just £1

FREE 26 piece toolkit

Get exclusive collectors edition covers

Receive each issue before it hits the shelves

Option to continue receiving Custom PC at 33% off the shop price

Free delivery to your door
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#1
does any1 know this magazine? sounds a bit dodgy!!! might be a way of getting your details :? !!!
#2
Their website looks legit. Does have a pcworld popup though.
#3
It's legitimate enough - this deal gets posted about once a month.
#4
Strange I didn't find it in a search then
#5
tooner
Their website looks legit. Does have a pcworld popup though.


just had a look about and seems like a bargain, gettin a toolkit for a quid.

Good find!!!!! :thumbsup:
#6
tooner;2582451
Strange I didn't find it in a search then


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/169076/3-issues-for-1-free-26-piece-toolki/

You put the wrong merchant too - it should be Dennis Magazines. :)
#7
D o h !
#8
It's primarily a gaming mag these days,run by adolescents,for adolescents.

We've finally cancelled a subscription we've had for about 2 years,as my lad's finally decided to grow out of kindergarten & do summat useful with his 'puter rather than pretending to shoot a few nicely arranged coloured pixels....he's almost 17,so not before time.
#9
Aristophenes
It's primarily a gaming mag these days,run by adolescents,for adolescents.
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That's a bit unfair I think. We've had a subscription going for a while as well and, while it is concerned with gaming performance, it is an excellent read and their labs and hardware comparisons are second to none.

Heartily recommended.
#10
The best pc hardware magazine around.
#11
to all skeptics, yes it is areal maazne publshed by Denni Publications and as quite an active forum and a podcast.
#12
This is the omly magazine that does real hardware reviews,by that i mean they dont just get three hard drives and say which is the best if they review hardrives they will take forty or fifty of the most recent models and put them through rigorous testing ,the same goes with any other hardware they test,Definitely worth spending a pound and trying out,
Tony
#13
Sorry to be a nublet everyone but I wouldn't mind the read and the free toolkit =D but how would I go about cancelling this? I've just got a young person's account with a debit card and haven't had to do this before =)

thanks!
#14
Waste of time - very few got the toolkit when this deal last appeared.
#15
Didn't get the freebie from the last Dennis offer despite the confirmation email.

Caveat emptor.
#16
sicknote
Waste of time - very few got the toolkit when this deal last appeared.


I got mine, although it took a couple of months :thumbsup:
#17
Aristophenes
It's primarily a gaming mag these days,run by adolescents,for adolescents.

We've finally cancelled a subscription we've had for about 2 years,as my lad's finally decided to grow out of kindergarten & do summat useful with his 'puter rather than pretending to shoot a few nicely arranged coloured pixels....he's almost 17,so not before time.


I hope he’s not playing with his 'puter in public :oops:
#18
[SIZE="3"]From personal experience of these £1 offers and Dennis Publishing, they tend to draw the payment after the second issue and then you have to get on the phone and get very irate. Then they refund your money shortly afterwards in the form of a cheque and you don't get the third magazine - this has happened to me twice.

Now this may be acceptable to some but if you are budgeting your money to the last penny, the withdrawal of £15.99 when you aren't expecting it could prove to be very expensive in bank charges.

Unless you are desperate for the magazine, save up £3.99 and buy a similar kit in Aldi or Lidl. :)[/SIZE]
#19
mitch92uk
Sorry to be a nublet everyone but I wouldn't mind the read and the free toolkit =D but how would I go about cancelling this? I've just got a young person's account with a debit card and haven't had to do this before =)

thanks!


To cancel phone them, and to cancel your direct debit...I did it through online banking, but I think you just tell your bank to cancel it :thumbsup:
#20
cinoci;2583794
I got mine, although it took a couple of months :thumbsup:


Well can I borrow a phillips screwdriver then? :p
#21
[SIZE="3"]
cinoci
To cancel phone them, and to cancel your direct debit...I did it through online banking, but I think you just tell your bank to cancel it :thumbsup:


Yes you do cancel it with the bank but Dennis don't set it up immediately. They set it up after issue 2 and draw the cash immediately - well that's what they've done to me. So by the time you can cancel it online they have already taken your cash!!!

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#22
mitch92uk;2583692
how would I go about cancelling this?

There's a sheet that comes with the mag that has your subscriber number on it and the web address where you manage the subscription. When issue three arrives, just go to the site and email them that you want to cancel. They should get back to you with confirmation within a day or two.

sicknote;2583726
Waste of time - very few got the toolkit when this deal last appeared.

You can have one of mine; I've got loads of them knocking about from past deals for Custom PC, PC Pro etc. Wish they'd send something different for once!

:whistling:

PS. It's a good mag, the lab tests are some of the best you can find.
#23
I did this! The toolkit was great! Excellent for wiring plugs and I found the mini long nose pliers invaluable for taking out rawl plugs! £1 well spent!
#24
worth it for the toolkit maybe, but why not just use the likes of tomshardware.com for any benchmarking?
#25
I've purchased the magazine from tescos several times to help research custom building my own PC. Was invaluable to me in my PC build over the Christmas.

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#26
I did this about a year ago and got 4 mags for £1 :)
#27
Janesy B
to all skeptics, yes it is areal maazne publshed by Denni Publications and as quite an active forum and a podcast.


If they have any keyboard reviews you might want to read them, seeing as yours seems to be broken :lol: .

I've signed up for it, tool kit would come in handy for work (too tight to buy my own).
1 Like #28
I have a subscription to both Computer Shopper and Custom PC.

Computer Shopper is great for free software, news, and general PC info, however imho covers too many products (i.e. mobiles, sat navs, digital photo frames, cameras, camcorders etc...) and not enough PC components.

Whereas Custom PC rarely strays from PC's and components, and is somewhat an enthusiasts publication. It does also cover gaming too, but not excessively.

I also trialled PC Po and Computer Buyer, all were on a trial offer and had various gifts. See Below for latest offers.

https://secure.widearea.co.uk/dennis/campaigns/6434/opening.html

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/html/subscriptions/index.html

https://secure.widearea.co.uk/dennis/campaigns/5943/Opening.html

:thumbsup:

Computer Shopper is also available through Tesco clubcard deals for £14.97 for a year subscription.:)

As for the subscription and payments being taken wrongly I only had a problem with one :x of the offers, sent an irrate email, they refunded me directly to my bank account.

Voted hot by the way!
#29
Fantastic Magazine.

And the only magazine I currently read, which I also subscribe to it for £7.39 for 3 issues (not bad when its £4 for one in WHsmiths)

Its solely about building a custom spec PC, its not games mag so I am perplexed about that poster who said it was, it will usually have just one page of games review per month.

However if you are not interested in seeing reviews of what is the best motherboard, Graphics Card, or most efficient PSU, this probably is not the magazine for you.
#30
Great deal!

I have been a subscriber of this mag for the past year or so and a reader since pretty much the start.

I find it very useful for staying in the know.

Give or take the toolkit just enjoy the mag! :-D
#31
smallprint "Dennis Publishing reserves the right to limit offers of this kind to one per household and the first 70 people to respond to this offer. " not a lot of toolkits!
#32
Love the mag, read it every month. Don't know about the tool kit but the mag itself is worth it.
#33
sicknote
Waste of time - very few got the toolkit when this deal last appeared.


I did and got £6 for it on ebay too

:whistling:
#34
I've been reading this since issue 3 (about 60 now as i recall). It's generally very technical with a lot of benchmarking. It gets to be quite a repetitive read unless you pride yourself on always knowing what the fastest graphics card on the market today is (erm, so I've been reading for 5 years).

What i would say is if you are thinking about building/upgrading a PC in the next few months, for £1 you'll get a real education on what to buy and not to buy and be able to tell which of the deals on this forum are bargains and which are tat being sold off cheap.
#35
imo it's the only decent PC Hardware mag available.
#36
the magazine is excellent for reviews..but the tool kit is rubbish..so i guess its just a bonus
#37
If I don't get a tool kit then the last laugh is on them - as I' ll cancel after the second trial issue. Their loss not mine LMAO. So we'll see :)
#38
i subscribe to this Mag, awesome magazine for the pc builder.
#39
cibarious
[SIZE="3"]From personal experience of these £1 offers and Dennis Publishing, they tend to draw the payment after the second issue and then you have to get on the phone and get very irate. Then they refund your money shortly afterwards in the form of a cheque and you don't get the third magazine - this has happened to me twice.

Now this may be acceptable to some but if you are budgeting your money to the last penny, the withdrawal of £15.99 when you aren't expecting it could prove to be very expensive in bank charges.

Unless you are desperate for the magazine, save up £3.99 and buy a similar kit in Aldi or Lidl. :)[/SIZE]

I've never ever had an irate CS rep when i've called to cancel in the past.

All free gifts received too.
#40
I have been subscriber for about 2 years now excellent mag. Used to be subscribed to ComputerActive but then started getting bored of it and shifted to Custom PC

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