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oddsandpods.co.uk is it legit?

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
im getting a bad feeling about this one, it look all safe and legit, but my order was supposedly shipped out on monday 09/08/10 and i've still not recieved it, further to this no reply to email and phone number given on website doesnt work.



ODDSANDPODS IS A SCAM...

CONTACT ALL OF THESE BELOW - TELL THEM EVERYTHING

Companies Investigation Branch
Ground Floor
21 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QW

http://www.insolvency.gov.uk/cib/complain.htm

[email protected] (Handle Oddsandpods payments)
[email protected] (Trading Standards Portsmouth)
[email protected] (Companies House)
[email protected] (place where their company is registerd)

Websites to complain to
http://www.hmcourts-service.gsi.gov.uk (Small claims online)
http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/
http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/watchdog (Watchdog)
wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk (Companies House)
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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1 Like #1
http://www.theinternet.co.uk/modules/rogue_websites/rogue_websites_html.php - damn labels

edit: Only got this via a search not personal experience with this vendor, so can't say for 100% if dodgy, hopefully not!

Edited By: stephen4X on Aug 14, 2010 23:35: more
#2
thanks Stephen, wonder if my bank will get my money back.
#3
Who is info:

DDomain name:
oddsandpods.co.uk

Registrant:
Odds Pods

Registrant type:
UK Individual

Registrant's address:
PO Box 900,
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6 9DF
United Kingdom

Registrar:
Webfusion Ltd t/a 123-Reg.co.uk [Tag = 123-REG]
URL: http://www.123-reg.co.uk

Relevant dates:
Registered on: 08-Jun-2009
Renewal date: 08-Jun-2011
Last updated: 15-Jul-2010

Registration status:
Registered until renewal date.
#4
and also trading under another name it seems, http://www.datakits.co.uk/store/contact_us.php?osCsid=9r1kbfj7hoeb1vt65679vqauf2

Few reviews on them, mostly late delivery/fake/shoddy goods etc and a lot of fake looking awesome reviews!
#5
Registered under a fake name and to a PO Box - doesn't look good does it?

Why do people always ask "is this website a scam...?" after they've made a purchase? Better hope you paid by Visa or Mastercard!
#6
I normally ask in advance but last time I was told by a member if a company has a uk address and a phone number, clean google search then it most likely is legit
#7
Let us know the outcome if you don't mind. i.e if the stuff actually turns up or not. Maybe they'll surprise us all :D
#8
I lost all hope but surprising it turned out this morning, I didn't expect this at all and even had got my bank to raise a dispute.
#9
that's good, of course, but does not make one really satisfied.

i hope the same for my product, but even if so, they have been lying about their communication channels (forms, emails, telephone). five or six question messages and complaints, many telephone calling and zilch! not a single answer. as if they don't exist anymore. such high trustfulness!
#10
i know its disgusting attitude of the business, never going to use them again! it took them over a week to deliver.
#11
Funny that you say that your not datakits, but do you admit that your the same company as http://www.floggadgets.co.uk and http://www.gadgetbuyers.co.uk as you all share the same address, same website but just a different business name?

whereas datakits website is alot similar to your especially when you go to shipping, contact us, returns, faq pages. where as they address is tad different Data Kits

PO Box 849
Portsmouth
PO6 9BR
UK

compared to yours

PO Box 900,
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO6 9DF

is that just a lot of coincidences? or is a closer look required?

now datakits.co.uk itself used to be business another front for walcointernational.co.uk (even sharing the same logos). now as datakits and walco both used to be owned by a certain Mike Reeder. Now lets see the results of whois lookup for one of your websites that has the same website and same address as you:

Domain name: gadgetbuyers.co.uk
Registrant: Mike Reeder
Registrant type: UK Individual
Registrant's address: PO Box 900, Portsmouth, Hants, PO6 9DF, UK
Registrar: Webfusion Ltd t/a 123-Reg.co.uk [Tag = 123-REG]
URL: http://www.123-reg.co.uk
Relevant dates:
Registered on: 20-Feb-2010,
Renewal date: 20-Feb-2012,
Last updated: 11-Mar-2010,
Registration status: Registered until renewal date.
Name servers:
ns.gadgetbuyers.co.uk 87.106.131.231
ns1.gadgetbuyers.co.uk 87.106.128.70

surprise surprise registrant is Mike Reeder. Now that surely means your all just the same. What do you have to say now Matt?
#12
on 21st of August, I contacted Matt and "then on 23rd", he answered by mail and said they couldnt track the situation of my over-two-weeks-old order "since it was a small item." and they said they re-sent it and asked me to inform them should two batteries arrive. I said "ok", and asked them three things

1-can you please give me a cargo-track number or something?
2-if cargo company come and couldnt find me, wont they give me a notice saying "we couldnt find you, come and get your product?
3-doest a cargo company inform your company about whether they successfuly delivered something or not? (for their first unsuccessful cargo transaction).

I still wait for explanation. I will inform you people about any answer that will or will not come. and if I get no product and no explanation, I am going to feedback negatively about this company whereever I can. but if they satisfy my natural expectancies as a customer, I will just thank them!
#13
before i post here, i hadn't get "ANY" answer to my many phone calls, messages and complaints during almost two weeks of my order. this was a kind of "torture" to me.

I do believe that many of your customers got what they wanted and I feel happy for them. for you, too. but none-answering for many days (neither by mail, or by message forms or telephone) is a "misconduct" to say the least. you must be happy that you get these complaints now, so that you may be able to "enhance" your services.

if I get my product towards on this third week of my order, or a satisfactory explanation about why I don't get it, I will just thank you!
1 Like #14
I ordered a gorillapod slr zoom almost 2 weeks ago through gadget buyers and they took payment immediately. Since then I recieved nothing, no product, no response to my emails, no automated email with delivery or tracking info, none of the things we've come to expect from online retailers such as amazon or ebay.
Matt if you read this my order number is 1003 and you should consider alternative employment because you guys really suck at this.
#15
neilmagnumgraham - i see we have already emailed you today also. the parcel was sent recorded post and is sat with royal mail. I will email you the parcel number also so you can see. i am unsure if they left you a missed parcel card or not. I have asked them to attempt delivery again tomorrow. please let me know if it hasn't arrived then.
#16
teb100 - I checked this and have emailed you. Parcel force show that is was out for delivery to you. It seems it was signed for all ok. can you reply to my email if you havent had it or it isnt with your neighbour

Thanks
#17
Elektriksheep - yes I am sorry we have had your item back now. we are refunding you now in full. I hope you can update these comments to show that we have dealt with your request.

Thanks
#18
another day and royal mail have once again failed to deliver my parcel! I think gadget buyers should use a more reputable company to make their deliveries or maybe they should help royal mail by giving them the parcel to begin with and stop lying to their customers!
1 Like #19
Do not buy buy from OddsAndPods!!!

I purchased a pair of Sennheiser CX500 earphones. When I received them the sound they produced was terrible compared to another pair I had and even the materials the earphones were made of did not match the other authentic pair, which led me to believe they were fake. I should have known by the price.

I then complained via their website and after almost 2 weeks I received an email from someone called Mike apologising for the quality of the product and explaining that they had issues with their supplier. He offered to send me another pair of earphones Sennheiser CX400ii or get a refund. Stupid me, I took the offer of the new earphones! This was almost a month ago and still have not received my new earphones.

In this time I have emailed OddsAndPods twice, both times asking them to refund my money and not send the earphones and as you can guess, I still have not received my refund!

This site has been good as it has returned a bit more information that I plan to send to the ICC and BASCAP regarding the selling of fake products by OddsAndPods
#20
At least they had the decency to reply, sounds like they are indeed understaffed.
banned#21
amazing how new members are signing up to defend these
banned 1 Like #22
very strange how many posts have been deleted from this thread but the very obvious self promo ones are still here

Isn't it also strange that the OP was asking about a PSP, then a 'happy customer' popped up saying how happy he was with his.
Then somone complains about headphones and another 'happy customer' appears who just happens to be happy with his headphones.

Ive reported the post and asked a mod to say why they deleted your post yet allowing a promo post for a dodgy company to stay, whats the betting they don't answer :)

Edited By: colinsunderland on Sep 10, 2010 20:38: x
#23
STILL WAITING - STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY REFUND.
#24
hi

i have been waiting for my order too ..been waiting near 2 weeks and nothing...

my order number is 7249 a pair of Sony MDR-XB40EX X-Bass Vertical In Ear Silicone Headphones..it also says on your website that you always send recorded delivery..

i must admit though that you have indeed been answering my emails everytime i have contacted you and im happy with the communication..

but you still persist in saying you will re-send when i have asked for a refund ..

please refund ...and i will comment on here that you have or not refunded me my £19.99 + £2.95.
#25
killswitch ref 7249 - I am sorry that the headphones we sent on the 2nd have not arrived before you went away. I assure you we sent them and I see my college has been in regular email contact with you. We offered to resend these as it has been 10 days since it was collected by royal mail. you have chosen a refund instead which is fine with us.

Please can yuo erply to my colleges email and fill in the missing parcel form and we will refund you in full. I am sorry the item never arrived. as it was sent with 1st class post we are unable to trace it. We are a reliable company and send over 1000 items out a week. I am sorry yours hasn't arrived as yet but it may still do. If it does please email us as we have asked and we will email you a prepaid returns label to return the item we have refunded you for already

Thanks

Matt
#26
neilmagnumgraham - has your order arrived ok now please? can you email me or update
#27
Elektriksheep - we emailed you on the 26th August after trying to refund you and again yesterday. I am unsure if you are not receiving our emails so I have called you and left a message on your phone this afternoon.

The refund was rejected on our system as it seems the start and expiry date are now different on your card to the one you paid with. it looks liek you have been issued a new card from your bank. can you email me or reply to my call so we can refund you in full as promised for the item you returned.
banned#28
oddsandpods
neilmagnumgraham - has your order arrived ok now please? can you email me or update


why are your staff posting pretending to be customers?

Edited By: colinsunderland on Sep 14, 2010 16:44: x
#29
nlevitan - am sorry for any delay. I have emailed you today to explain. we have sent a new set of CX400-ii that were from Sennheiser direct and are original yes. You can return the 1st set if they are faulty in the enclosed prepaid return envelope. These are originals and once a new set arrives and you test you will be happy I am sure. We buy these from the official Sennheier distributor so know they are originals. Please post here once they arrive so people know you are happy with the replacement set and that they are originals as we assured you

Thank you
1 Like #30
oddsandpods
killswitch ref 7249 - I am sorry that the headphones we sent on the 2nd have not arrived before you went away. I assure you we sent them and I see my college has been in regular email contact with you. We offered to resend these as it has been 10 days since it was collected by royal mail. you have chosen a refund instead which is fine with us.

Please can yuo erply to my colleges email and fill in the missing parcel form and we will refund you in full. I am sorry the item never arrived. as it was sent with 1st class post we are unable to trace it. We are a reliable company and send over 1000 items out a week. I am sorry yours hasn't arrived as yet but it may still do. If it does please email us as we have asked and we will email you a prepaid returns label to return the item we have refunded you for already

Thanks

Matt


Your spelling seems to be as accurate as your deliveries.......... nearly ordered something from here before so glad i decided against it

Edited By: Marty1981 on Sep 14, 2010 18:45: edit
banned 2 Likes #31
surpisingly my question was ignored, hopefully plenty will see this and save them losing money
[mod]#32
I wouldn't touch that site with a 300ft bargepole even if it was all free............they sound like they are run by a 8 year old from his den at the bottom of the garden.
banned 2 Likes #33
/waits for oddsandscammers to come and say some rubbish excuse why they can't do dcx's refund due to a bird tripping over a twig and them having to take it to the vet or something
#34
i orderd some headphones 16days ago and still they havnt come ,after reading these reviews im worryed it wont come or will be a fake,ive emailed sales 2 times and the owner 2 times with no reply.DONT BUY FROM GADGETBUYERS.CO.UK THEY ARE A SCAM COMPANY SELLING DODGY FAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by the sound of it
#35
Hi All

I ordered some headphones on the 25th of august it is now the 20th of september, to which i have had 1 e-mail response from gadgetbuyers which is the same company. They are a disgrace and so ignorant to there customers Matt if you read this where is my order which is order number 1084 i have contacted trading standards this morning which i told you i would. I am asking you to now get this sorted so i can get on with my life instead of worrying where some bloody headphones are.
#36
I would like to try and offer my feedback on this website. I ordered a gorillapod for my iPhone on Monday and it arrived on Wednesday. They item was well packaged arrived on time and was a great price. I found my emails were answered quickly and when I emailed to say how pleased I was with the order they asked if I could write a review. I was not prompted to write anything and after looking at the comments above I want to make it clear that I do not work for any of this websites related businesses. I am a teacher by profession. Anyway I just want people to know that the order I placed was handled very well indeed.
banned 1 Like #37
So after you told them you were happy they asked you to come here and write a review. But then you say you weren't prompted to write anything. Sounds to me like you were.
Still spamming anyway.
Instead of asking the odd happy customer to come and write reviews they should maybe sort out the existing problems
#38
UPDATE: I HAVE STILL NOT RECEIVED A REFUND.
#39
mp3bits
I would like to try and offer my feedback on this website. I ordered a gorillapod for my iPhone on Monday and it arrived on Wednesday. They item was well packaged arrived on time and was a great price. I found my emails were answered quickly and when I emailed to say how pleased I was with the order they asked if I could write a review. I was not prompted to write anything and after looking at the comments above I want to make it clear that I do not work for any of this websites related businesses. I am a teacher by profession. Anyway I just want people to know that the order I placed was handled very well indeed.


Why would someone who's had such a good experience with a company find themselves on a forum where the company is being slagged off? Answer: because you're either Matt himself trying to climb out of a very deep hole, or you're one of his employees, friends, relatives, or even the unlikely customer who's been roped into commenting on this forum.

I found this forum because I had a bad experience and wanted to find out if anyone else had had dodgy experiences with this company. As, it seems, have other people who have posted above. Someone who has a good experience with a company doesn't then search the internet for information about that company, find themselves on a forum where that company is being slated, then register and post to defend that company. I CALL **** ON THIS ONE.
#40
Do not buy from Gadgetbuyers.co.uk! They took my money two weeks ago and the goods have not been delivered. Also no reply to three of the emails I have sent.

Who can I report this company to? The police, Trading standards? I'll also be making sure every consumer review website know about gadgetbuyers, oddsandpods and datakits.

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