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WESTERN DIGITAL My Passport Essential 160 GB USB 2.0 Portable HD £44.10 Delivered @ Pixmania

£44.10 @ Pixmania
Seems a very good price for a good external HD. Comes to 44.10 delivered, if you take off their Zen Engagement and Loyalty card options. Read More
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8y, 6m agoFound 8 years, 6 months ago
Seems a very good price for a good external HD.

Comes to 44.10 delivered, if you take off their Zen Engagement and Loyalty card options.
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#1
Prices isn't bad compared to other retailers (I checked), but there's also much larger hard drives available for around the same price range. Take for example the Buffalo DriveStation 500GB External Hard Drive TurboUSB With Power Saving Mode - available for £48.91 from eBuyer. Yeah there will probably be a small delivery charge but for over 3x the size for just a fraction more I'd still pay the extra. If it's a "portable" external drive you're after, again, for less than £10 more you could get a similar model for double the capacity.

Not a bad deal if it's THIS model you're definately after, but GB/£ ratio is not the best out there.
#2
SamuraiHQ
Prices isn't bad compared to other retailers (I checked), but there's also much larger hard drives available for around the same price range. Take for example the Buffalo DriveStation 500GB External Hard Drive TurboUSB With Power Saving Mode - available for £48.91 from eBuyer. Yeah there will probably be a small delivery charge but for over 3x the size for just a fraction more I'd still pay the extra. If it's a "portable" external drive you're after, again, for less than £10 more you could get a similar model for double the capacity.

Not a bad deal if it's THIS model you're definately after, but GB/£ ratio is not the best out there.


like you say i think its because its usb powered that its a bit more expensive, what alternative portable models are they though with double capacity and £10 less
#3
amazon also do it for £44.10 delivered
#4
i picked a 250gb one brand new off ebay for 50 bucks i think
#5
Also, Pixmania, so calling it £44.10 delivered is wrong, as it might never be delivered. And you might never get a refund. And you will never have any power to do anythig about it, unless you turn up at their offices in France with a shotgun. Which wouldn't be a bad thing, mind you.
#6
dxx
Also, Pixmania, so calling it £44.10 delivered is wrong, as it might never be delivered. And you might never get a refund. And you will never have any power to do anythig about it, unless you turn up at their offices in France with a shotgun. Which wouldn't be a bad thing, mind you.


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#7
Flynn Jack;3687066
Care to expand?


If you haven't heard how bad Pixmania are, you must have been living in a cave on a moon around Jupiter!
#8
Flynn Jack
Care to expand?


A quick Google will tell you everything you need to know, but the basic of it is, Pixmania is a French company that trade under the .co.uk domain because they are dirty lying scumholes. Claiming things to be in stock when they're not is company policy, again because they're dirty lying scumholes. If they don't deliver, and this is a common problem, you can try asking for a refund, but they are loathe to issue one. They will instead lie to you about it being issued, and, regardless of how many times you call them, will never issue it. Since they're French, British consumer law does not protect you. They really should not be on this site, but then, they do give a 7% affiliates rate to HUKD, and it seems that the staff here would rather have that and let people like you and me be screwed over than do the decent thing and stop dealing with Pixmania and allowing their deals to be posted.
#9
dxx
A quick Google will tell you everything you need to know, but the basic of it is, Pixmania is a French company that trade under the .co.uk domain because they are dirty lying scumholes. Claiming things to be in stock when they're not is company policy, again because they're dirty lying scumholes. If they don't deliver, and this is a common problem, you can try asking for a refund, but they are loathe to issue one. They will instead lie to you about it being issued, and, regardless of how many times you call them, will never issue it. Since they're French, British consumer law does not protect you. They really should not be on this site, but then, they do give a 7% affiliates rate to HUKD, and it seems that the staff here would rather have that and let people like you and me be screwed over than do the decent thing and stop dealing with Pixmania and allowing their deals to be posted.




Pixmania is part of DSG and in my experience is no worse than any other online electrical retailer. British consumer law protects you in the same way as buying from any online retailer with that sells to the UK via a multi-national operation.

If you've had a bad experience, get it sorted out rather than just venting your spleen:p

http://www.fotovista.com/download/news/pdf_13_uk.pdf
#10
dxx
A quick Google will tell you everything you need to know, but the basic of it is, Pixmania is a French company that trade under the .co.uk domain because they are dirty lying scumholes. Claiming things to be in stock when they're not is company policy, again because they're dirty lying scumholes. If they don't deliver, and this is a common problem, you can try asking for a refund, but they are loathe to issue one. They will instead lie to you about it being issued, and, regardless of how many times you call them, will never issue it. Since they're French, British consumer law does not protect you. They really should not be on this site, but then, they do give a 7% affiliates rate to HUKD, and it seems that the staff here would rather have that and let people like you and me be screwed over than do the decent thing and stop dealing with Pixmania and allowing their deals to be posted.


Couldn't agree more. I've had an absolute nightmare with Pixmania - ordered a TV that showed as being in stock but wasn't, they took my money anyway, I gave them over 2 weeks to get one to me and ended up threatening court action to get my money back.

Sorry cheapskate58, I disagree with your "just sort it out" comment - if customers have had a bad experience, they should give other potential punters the heads-up, not leave them to find out the hard way!!!
#11
Pixmania - so cold vote
#12
cheapskate58;3687457

If you've had a bad experience, get it sorted out rather than just venting your spleen:p


So much easier just not to touch with a bargepole of any nationality!
#13
No8
Sorry cheapskate58, I disagree with your "just sort it out" comment - if customers have had a bad experience, they should give other potential punters the heads-up, not leave them to find out the hard way!!!


If that was the case, nobody would buy anything from companies like Ebuyer, Play or even Amazon.

There's always somebody with a beef about something that went wrong yet people just don't make as much noise when things go right.

Pixmania are not a fly-by-night operation or scammers like that "must have 100" outfit or whatever they were called.

If you have a problem with a company, deal with it properly and it usually gets sorted. Scream like a demented child and you tend to get what you get.:p
#14
cheapskate58;3690134
If you have a problem with a company, deal with it properly and it usually gets sorted. Scream like a demented child and you tend to get what you get.:p


If only that was true :-(

MANY companies, some of the biggest household names included do not even bother to respond to any sort of complaint, not so much as a stock letter! eg.Comet!

Once it gets beyond the level of being dealt with at the store itself, the head office will usually be less accommodating, and anything less than County Court proceedings often gets you NOTHING. They know that a large proportion of people will not pursue it very far and give up. You need to be able to enforce Court decisions practically here in mainland UK, as it is hard enough then; nigh on impossible when it is abroad. In theory, anywhere in the EU should be possible, but it isn't practical, so don't buy anything offshore that you can't afford to lose the money!
#16
cheapskate58;3690134
Pixmania are not a fly-by-night operation or scammers
If you have a problem with a company, deal with it properly and it usually gets sorted. Scream like a demented child and you tend to get what you get.:p

I can assure you I HAVE screamed at pixmania customer services many many times and THEY ARE a bunch of scamsters. They can take your money and not refund it and you have no route to claim against them since they are not a UK company. I lost £289.80 with pixmania and there is nothing I can do. Trading Standards will not help and your Bank will not help.
#17
I purchased my Sony Amp and speakers from Pixmania and had no problem. Had to call them after item recieved as i was missing a plug adaptor and they were very friendly about it.

I've read reviews online saying how **** ASOS.com are, but again, i have only had good service from them.

I guess someone will have beef with every company at some point.

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