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Gaming
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller ~ Black at BT SHOP (Online) - £53.37 Delivered
Take your game sessions up a notch with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. This controller includes many of the great features found in the Joy-Con Controllers: motion controls, HD rumble, built-in … Read more
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Cheap as chippings!!!

herrbz15th Sep

£55? For a controller?Are they taking the piss?


This is normal now with consoles, the price of the Xbox One Elite controller will make your eyes water compared to this. These 'gaming' controllers are the DLC of console hardware, instead of giving you what you paid for initially a game or a console they milk more money by providing additional content/hardware. A fool and his money are easily parted.

herrbz7 h, 20 m ago

£55? For a controller?Are they taking the piss?


Yes...yes they are

£55? For a controller?

Are they taking the piss?

Great controller and battery life is brilliant, Sony take note!
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Home & Garden
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit UK/EU (E27) V3 @ BT Shop £119.99 Delivered
Good price for this kit. Less than 10 in stock, free delivery. Anyone have any experiences with Hue Lighting? :)
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redduck5 h, 18 m ago

Question for you, if the Tradfri bulbs work with Philips Hue today, does …Question for you, if the Tradfri bulbs work with Philips Hue today, does that mean I can use Google Home with them already (assuming that Google Home just thinks Tradfri bulbs are just Hue bulbs)?Thanks in advance!


Tradfri bulbs have now been updated to the same ZigBee standard as Hue bulbs (ZLL), so that sounds like anything that connects to or sees bulbs via that same standard should connect to the Tradfri bulbs - ie see a Tradfri bulb just as a Hue bulb. But I don't use Google Home, so best to do a bit of research to be sure. Can't you ask Google Home? Lol.

Waldolf16th Sep

Yes, for a Tradfri bulb to work directly with Alexa it will need the …Yes, for a Tradfri bulb to work directly with Alexa it will need the Tradfri hub, and that update is due in October. IKEA updated the bulbs which do now work with Hue, but did not update their hub. IKEA's press release was confusing and they subsequently withdrew/clarified it.Sorry for the confusion.


Question for you, if the Tradfri bulbs work with Philips Hue today, does that mean I can use Google Home with them already (assuming that Google Home just thinks Tradfri bulbs are just Hue bulbs)?

Thanks in advance!
Edited by: "redduck" 17th Sep

redduck1 h, 9 m ago

True that they have updated the firmware on their bulbs but they do not …True that they have updated the firmware on their bulbs but they do not work with any of the smart home 'assistants' yet. The firmware update was a prep for functionality to be switched on later this year.Just saying, in case OP goes to ikea today and thinks it's faulty when Alexa doesn't work with tradfri!


Yes, for a Tradfri bulb to work directly with Alexa it will need the Tradfri hub, and that update is due in October. IKEA updated the bulbs which do now work with Hue, but did not update their hub. IKEA's press release was confusing and they subsequently withdrew/clarified it.

Sorry for the confusion.

Waldolf11th Sep

Yes, IKEA recently updated their bulbs to be compatible with Hue, Alexa, …Yes, IKEA recently updated their bulbs to be compatible with Hue, Alexa, Google and Siri.You need to have the latest firmware update which is 1.2.217. Current stock in IKEA may therefore need updating, so you'll need the Tradfri hub to do that. In a few months, bulbs should come with the latest firmware.


True that they have updated the firmware on their bulbs but they do not work with any of the smart home 'assistants' yet. The firmware update was a prep for functionality to be switched on later this year.

Just saying, in case OP goes to ikea today and thinks it's faulty when Alexa doesn't work with tradfri!

shakerstevens1 h, 40 m ago

I might give them a try then, have you got a link please?

They have been popping up on the site literally every day for the last few days. Codes go pretty quick. I was skeptical too but bought 1 to try and now think they are awesome.

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Sports & Fitness
Free Feyenoord vs Man City Champions League and Atalanta vs Everton Europa League on BT Sport Showcase HD!
BT Sport Showcase is showing free European football this season, starting with Feyenoord vs Man City on Wednesday and Atalanta vs Everton on Thursday. Anyone with a BT box can go to channel 115 to wat… Read more
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sport.bt.com/foo…955


free sreaming for atlanta vs everton 17.30 today

what a peach of a game!

3 nil up with more to come

sport.bt.com/ - free, say thanks to LDDD

not free on 426
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Computers
Save £30! Asus ZenPad 3S 10, Just £269.98 + Free Delivery @ BTShop
About £30 below the rest of the market online, everyone else is at £299+ Before this i think the cheapest I'd seen it was £290ish Market £299+ BT Shop (Usually) £289.99 BT Shop (Promo) Save £20 Fina… Read more
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rnem17011 h, 43 m ago

This. I'm debating getting something to replace my Nexus 9. This is top …This. I'm debating getting something to replace my Nexus 9. This is top of my list.Same here (inlaws). Annoyed it's got up so much. Strangely, even though on same Android version, they behave differently, eg one will cast, one will not.



I went from the Nexus 9 to the Galaxy Tab S2 8" and my mother went from the Nexus 9 to the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7."

Both are a huge upgrade on the Nexus 9, (no surprise there,) but they are not blazingly fast as there price tag would indicate. On the other hand, the Tab S2 does everything at a really consistent speed and never seems to stutter or lock up. On my 8", the weight in unbelievable and on the 9.7" my mother is in love with the OLED screen. If you go for the Tab S2, I'd consider picking one up much cheaper from CeX as I paid only £190 as a B grade and its mint.

Can't comment on this Asus.

Masteryates12 h, 4 m ago

Lets face it, its this or the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7".


This. I'm debating getting something to replace my Nexus 9. This is top of my list.
CraigT9th Sep

My parents have one of these each (think they got them for about £250 on …My parents have one of these each (think they got them for about £250 on offer from Currys a while back).


Same here (inlaws). Annoyed it's got up so much. Strangely, even though on same Android version, they behave differently, eg one will cast, one will not.
Edited by: "rnem170" 11th Sep

Lets face it, its this or the Galaxy Tab S2 9.7".

Have lte version, not available in this country, unfortunately has different chipset so maybe not a direct comparison but very snappy here, even with all the bloatware, just don't activate any of it and disable as much as you can if it bothers you. I did, but it didn't actually seem to make any difference to performance. Amazing screen too. A bit pricey at 300, 250 I reckon would be about right for non lte. Solidly built and I'm very happy with mine.

My parents have one of these each (think they got them for about £250 on offer from Currys a while back). They look really smart and worth the money.
I too wasn't impressed with the launcher - it reacts differently to some swipes and gestures. If it were mine I'd have put the Google launcher on straightaway.
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Computers
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 mini 6GB GPU - BT Store - Ordered on Request from Gigabyte - £234.90
Not sure how great BT Store is to be honest and it looks as though its Dispatched from the Manufacturer hence the no delivery date but that doesnt mean OOS But the Price is great for this, Cheapest i… Read more
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dl0791 h, 44 m ago

So performance wise, roughly the same? I don't understand the difference …So performance wise, roughly the same? I don't understand the difference in the brands, so much. Obviously I know of MSI & Gigabyte etc. But I've found a 6GB 1060 full size card for £243 and it's made by Inno3D, I've never heard of them so I'm a little apprehensive. Any thoughts?


Apparently their build quality isn't as good. Personally I could give a monkeys. Buy based on decent warranty IMO and sell it/upgrade before that warranty runs out. Who cares who it's made by but apparently they use cheaper capacitors. Less power phases, etc.

However both will play the exact same game the exact same way with the exact same settings.

So I buy based on cheapest with a decent warranty. 3 years warranty is minimum to aim for. If your into pc gaming it's likely that you would upgrade within 3 years.

PsychoSonny9 h, 46 m ago

Larger card is simply larger and everything more spaced out. Silicone …Larger card is simply larger and everything more spaced out. Silicone costs money so smaller cards are cheaper to make therefore cheaper to buy


So performance wise, roughly the same? I don't understand the difference in the brands, so much. Obviously I know of MSI & Gigabyte etc. But I've found a 6GB 1060 full size card for £243 and it's made by Inno3D, I've never heard of them so I'm a little apprehensive. Any thoughts?

dl0799 h, 6 m ago

Saw this, I'm unsure how it differs from the larger card? I don't game, at …Saw this, I'm unsure how it differs from the larger card? I don't game, at all but I need one for 3D rendering & AR projects. Would an inno3D full size card be the better option?

Larger card is simply larger and everything more spaced out. Silicone costs money so smaller cards are cheaper to make therefore cheaper to buy

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Computers
Buffalo LinkStation 410 2TB 1-Bay High Speed NAS £84.98 @ BT
Buffalo Technology’s new LinkStation™ 410D series is the next generation of single-bay NAS: faster-than-ever and ready for intensive data storage tasks with easy setup and a new intuitive interface, a… Read more
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MacPhisto19 h, 57 m ago

I presume you mean raid 1 which mirrors data from one drive to another …I presume you mean raid 1 which mirrors data from one drive to another


Doh! My bad. Thanks
Edited by: "Cooltide" 4th Sep

Cooltide4 h, 27 m ago

Speaking personally, I'd always recommend more than one drive in a NAS so …Speaking personally, I'd always recommend more than one drive in a NAS so you can use RAID (redundant array of independent disks) techniques to keep a copy of the data in case one of the NAS drives crashes.FYI I'm running a 7 year old 2 drive Buffalo NAS (configured as RAID 0 - each disc has identical data) and it's been totally reliable (so far).The personal cloud facility on my old NAS has never worked, but that's not a feature I need. Hopefully they've fixed this with newer models.


I presume you mean raid 1 which mirrors data from one drive to another

Speaking personally, I'd always recommend more than one drive in a NAS so you can use RAID (redundant array of independent disks) techniques to keep a copy of the data in case one of the NAS drives crashes.
FYI I'm running a 7 year old 2 drive Buffalo NAS (configured as RAID 0 - each disc has identical data) and it's been totally reliable (so far).
The personal cloud facility on my old NAS has never worked, but that's not a feature I need. Hopefully they've fixed this with newer models.

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redadmiral5 h, 7 m ago

Is it complete or do I have to buy a hdd ?


its complete, 2tb hard drive is included

Is it complete or do I have to buy a hdd ?
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Mobiles
Samsung Gear VR Controller - Black £21.87 / £25.36 delivered @ BT
Exactly the same deal found July 18th by mick69. At the time of posting there was 29 due to be in stock in 3-4 days. Looks as though some people had longer wait time in the last post too but hopefully… Read more
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ess28 m ago

Although, my order confirmation email says the item was in stock"Thanks …Although, my order confirmation email says the item was in stock"Thanks very much for your order received on 02/09/2017 . If the goods you ordered were in stock and available, then your order is now being processed." , the order status shows something different. "Awaiting stock from our supplier, More stock due Tuesday 3rd October" So, I canceled my order on BT and placed a new order on Amazon UK for £25.80 (Pre-Order - Delivery Date 9th of September) which has a better customer service as well.Update:New Amazon Price - £26.24 for Prime MembersDelivery Date: September 15, 2017

Great spot. I have the same message. I'm cancelling my BT order and going via Amazon. Cheers

Although, my order confirmation email says the item was in stock
"Thanks very much for your order received on 02/09/2017 . If the goods you ordered were in stock and available, then your order is now being processed." , the order status shows something different. "Awaiting stock from our supplier, More stock due Tuesday 3rd October"
So, I canceled my order on BT and placed a new order on Amazon UK for £25.80 (Pre-Order - Delivery Date 9th of September) which has a better customer service as well.

Update:
New Amazon Price - £26.24 for Prime Members
Delivery Date: September 15, 2017

got an email from BT that thes i orderd in july needed the card details updated so i did and the order will be delivered in 3-5 days. so for everyone who has ordered stick with it they will come through

£39.99 now unfortunately.

fishmaster10 h, 31 m ago

The GameSir G3S controller works with the S6 and GearVR, I know because I …The GameSir G3S controller works with the S6 and GearVR, I know because I have that controller. The G3S is supposed to work with the Galaxy S7 GearVR now and non GearVR stuff like emulators. So that's a very decent alternative to this as it costs £27 currently on Amazon. The G3S also works with Windows for gaming too, so overall a decent controller. I lost the USB connector for mine and got another directly from GameSir for £6 and in fact they sent me two!These are proper controllers so use for playing games such as Herobound, Dreadhalls and others on the platform. So if you're gaming I'd definitely go for a gaming controller option over this deal.https://www.amazon.co.uk/GameSir-Wireless-Bluetooth-Controller-G3s-Black-Black/dp/B019PXVCDQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504336074&sr=8-1&keywords=g3s


I had one and it worked quite well. Even used it on my ps3 a little. But after a couple of goes with my phone it would never reconnect. I was able to get it refunded as I got it from Amazon. Only noticed it was faulty after 7 months as had not used it since the month I bought it
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Audiovisual
LG SH7 Wireless Soundbar at BT Shop for £224.98
Seems like a good saving and cheapest I can see anywhere. Ordered mine on recommendation from a friend who assures me the sound quality is great!
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Being in the situation where even a sub out of the way on the deck can cause discontent I definitely didn't have any way I'd get her approval on half a dozen speakers dotted around the front room like I used to have in my old flat so gone through a couple of bar/base options seeking that right sound now.

Bought a supposed pretty highly rated €400 Samsung soundbar whilst still in Austria around a year ago, very much on a critical reception par with this LG it would appear. It was okay, but just okay, so this year I went for a soundbase option and I realise it's all about the pound notes but if you willing to spend a bit more Canton have a couple of bases that just leave bars like this standing.

I opted for the DM100 in May and it's hard to fathom how much superior it was to the Samsung soundbar, I also really pushed the boat out by getting a BK sub to compliment it a few weeks ago and it's nigh on mind blowing what the pair of them produce together.

If a budget to mid-range soundbar is really what you want then that's what you want but there's a much more superior sound out there for not that much more money is what I'd say to anyone.
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Computers
Asus Chromebook C300SA 13.3" 4GB 32GB £189.99 @ BT Shop
Asus Chromebook C300SA FN005 Celeron 13.3" N3060 4GB 32GB 3 YEARS WARRANTY Product overview Display Size: 13.3in Processor Model: N3060 Operating System: Google Chrome OS Installed RA… Read more
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Picard1232 m ago

Telegram doesn't sound like a very secure …Telegram doesn't sound like a very secure app:http://gizmodo.com/the-best-and-worst-encrypted-messaging-apps-1782424449


You're right. But I have been using it for awhile ... It's difficult to move away as my contacts are using it as well.

sam_of_london5 h, 10 m ago

They are developed for the third world as a cheaper option . In UK they …They are developed for the third world as a cheaper option . In UK they are forced upon poor students and employees because they can be locked down and cost less. But other than that there not even single benefit of using them . I bought one sometime ago but had to return it as none of the popular communication or productivity apps worked on it . Now there is an option to use Android apps , but Android apps are built for tablets and phones , so need touchscreen.


If you count the US as third world.
CBs are very popular in the US education sector.

androoski10 h, 31 m ago

As a Chromebook user I've never had any inclination to attempt to use …As a Chromebook user I've never had any inclination to attempt to use Android apps. So heat added.


I prefer to use the Telegram app on my CB than my phone.

ollie874 h, 40 m ago

With Linux, you can run Wine, so you can then run Windows apps.


Wine is merely the methadone for Windows addicts. Necessary, but nirvana is when it is no longer needed. Hope to see you there.

A Samsung Chromebook crouton owner, Linux Server SysAdmin, and ISP owner. Get this deal. No one with a serious interest in the internet should be without one.
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Computers
Energenie Smart Plugs and hub only £49.99 at BT Shop (plus £3.49 del)
So I was looking around for some plugs to work with Alexa, and came across these, this starter pack on Amazon is £69.99. On BT shop there is £3.49 delivery.
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Bought these from BT Shop. Excellent quick free delivery. No problems setting up. Early days for reliability.

I have a lightwaveRF system and same problem no feedback to tell the hub if the command works, also recently one of my sockets has been rather temperamental at responding to the off command, that's now 3 out of 6 that have gone bad so I wouldn't recommend those either. - amazon.co.uk/Lig…ket are the ones I had.


Seems quite hard to find some decent quality ones that don't cost a fortune.

Also bought a set of these when this price last year - wouldn't recommend either - the hub is actually just an rf transmitter - it's not great and doesn't always reach like wifi would.

The app also cant tell if something is on/off - it just sends the "on signal" and assumes it worked.

Slow, clanky, - would wait for wemo to or something without a hub to come on offer and get those instead

I use tplink they r very good

FWIW, I got this deal from the BT site quite recently.
So far so good and they work well with Alexa.
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Computers
IPad Pro 256gb 12.9 in space grey at BT Shop for £699.99
BT shop have the 12.9 iPad Pro 256gb in clearance for £699.99. Only two available so be quick. Down from £899
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This is the best price out there for the iPad Pro, therefore a hot deal unless anyone knows where cheaper?

Spacevsgravity26 m ago

Expensive for what it is. There is no tablet in the market out there that …Expensive for what it is. There is no tablet in the market out there that matches the ipad. Nothing.


Apart from the new iPad Pro

carlospunk45 m ago

Not at all.... Its a good piece of kit but it's expensive for what it is! …Not at all.... Its a good piece of kit but it's expensive for what it is! As is all Macintosh equipment!It's not that I can't afford one, if wanted this item I can afford several! I've voted cold as that is my opinion.Oh it looks like this has gone cold, can't be that great a deal as the masses haven't made it scorching hot 🔥


Expensive for what it is. There is no tablet in the market out there that matches the ipad. Nothing.

Spacevsgravity25 m ago

So we're basing deals value on how much people can afford? Deal should be …So we're basing deals value on how much people can afford? Deal should be on the value of the product with its RRP not it's not worth it out I can't afford it and let's vote cold.


Not at all....
Its a good piece of kit but it's expensive for what it is! As is all Macintosh equipment!
It's not that I can't afford one, if wanted this item I can afford several! I've voted cold as that is my opinion.

Oh it looks like this has gone cold, can't be that great a deal as the masses haven't made it scorching hot 🔥
Edited by: "carlospunk" 26th Aug

carlospunk3 h, 14 m ago

Ouch, careful you might hurt someone's feelings!Vote everything cold?? Get …Ouch, careful you might hurt someone's feelings!Vote everything cold?? Get your facts right instead of spouting garbage!


Christ,I can't stand you guys.
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iPad Pro
IPad Pro 9.7 128 GB in gold at BT Shop for £449.98
Just found this on BT shop. 3 more left when I ordered. Was just about to get a 128gb ipad so his seeks worth the extra £20 for the pro version. Hope it helps someone
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jammylango57 m ago

Just tried to buy one of these, it says they are in stock until you get to …Just tried to buy one of these, it says they are in stock until you get to their checkout which then tells you it's a discontinued item.



Yes, I must have been trying around the same time mate. Extremely hacked off that I created a new customer account too and it only told me that it was oos afterwards. Now I can't delete the account unless I go though the hassle of phoning them.,

Just tried to buy one of these, it says they are in stock until you get to their checkout which then tells you it's a discontinued item.

If you are a student, you can get that offer from the Apple Store, or find a student to get it for you

FYI this is the older generation iPad Pro. Not the current generation.

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Where? Cheapest I could find the 10.5 for was £619 from a uk seller
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Computers
Philips Hue White wireless Bulb Starter Kit £39.99 delivered @ BT Shop
Currently cheapest Philips Hue White wireless Bulb Starter Kit £39.99 delivered @ BT Shop Perfect digital dimming Set lights to turn on and off when you're away from home … Read more
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Russonf26th Aug

Yes? But that’s got nothing to do with this


They could hack in and turn your lights low

Marc.Dalton26th Aug

Love my hue system I have the starter kit and three strip lights built …Love my hue system I have the starter kit and three strip lights built into ceiling and a lamp and oh my this is the best lighting system I have used, and playing no man's sky while using a camera app to project what lighting is on the tele, to the lights is just mesmerising,



M8, you should use screenbloom instead, then you don't have to use your phone like that, check it out it's amazing and has a ton of options and it's free.

screenbloom.com/

same, expired/oos

Says there are 9 left in stock yet when I went to buy I got:

Product no longer available
Your order could not be placed because one or more items in your basket is no longer available to buy.

Please return to the basket page for further details


Edited by: "FrostbiteXIII" 27th Aug

Hammerheads294 h, 5 m ago

You can get the lights to change dynamically depending on what's on the …You can get the lights to change dynamically depending on what's on the telly? How so

I'd like to know that too. Looking at led strips for behind the telly that adapt to the screen colouring but they're muchos £££'s
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Gaming
Xbox Elite Controller - £105.58 + £3.49 Delivery at BT Shop
Cheapest I’ve seen them. Definitely not for everyone with their price tag but a brilliant product if your in to that. Works on Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X and PC. Here’s a copy of the descrip… Read more
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jimmyjog6 m ago

What was the issue fella? If its one of the popular failures (shoulder …What was the issue fella? If its one of the popular failures (shoulder buttons, hefty stick drift) then you can make a claim using the Consumer Rights Act. After 6 months, the onus is on you to show there is an inherent fault, but if your fault is common (check the likes of www.reddit.com/r/xboxone) and you can cite several other cases of that fault, you shouldnt have an issue. You even have the right to take them to small claims court.Which do a good summary of the CRA2015 on their website. Refuse to take no for an answer, the law is in your favour.Best of luck!



It was left analogue stick drift, i managed to get a new one via alternate means (Ordered one and sent the faulty one back) Yes dishonest but so was selling a £110 controller and telling me it was out of warranty! Thanks for your info, ive booked marked this convo incase i need it in the future.

1spoon113 h, 2 m ago

Thanks for the heads up Jimmy but I tried sending an Elite controller back …Thanks for the heads up Jimmy but I tried sending an Elite controller back that was 9 months old and they refused point blank to replace it?


What was the issue fella? If its one of the popular failures (shoulder buttons, hefty stick drift) then you can make a claim using the Consumer Rights Act. After 6 months, the onus is on you to show there is an inherent fault, but if your fault is common (check the likes of www.reddit.com/r/xboxone) and you can cite several other cases of that fault, you shouldnt have an issue. You even have the right to take them to small claims court.

Which do a good summary of the CRA2015 on their website. Refuse to take no for an answer, the law is in your favour.

Best of luck!

jimmyjog23rd Aug

Youve been reading too much Reddit. In America, yes you have a three month …Youve been reading too much Reddit. In America, yes you have a three month warranty. However as we're part of the EU, electronics are covered for two years. We also have the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which covers purchases for even longer.



Thanks for the heads up Jimmy but I tried sending an Elite controller back that was 9 months old and they refused point blank to replace it?

LOL FREEZING

Poor OP.
I've never seen such a cold deal
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Home & Garden
Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance Starter Kit UK/EU (GU10) - V2 £99 @ BT shop
Seems like a very goood price. Amazon got the same kit for £128.07
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Any idea if the Tadfri gu10's work with the hue motion detector?

Are the smart gu10's the same size as the normal gu10's?

Be advised, if you live in a new build place you may have fire reg light fittings, these bulbs are quite long and may not fit properly.

AStonedRaichu3 h, 25 m ago

Can confirm colour kit was less than £100 I bought it. Think it was about …Can confirm colour kit was less than £100 I bought it. Think it was about £80 tbhedit. Mine was bayonet not GU10 sorry

I
AStonedRaichu3 h, 25 m ago

Can confirm colour kit was less than £100 I bought it. Think it was about …Can confirm colour kit was less than £100 I bought it. Think it was about £80 tbhedit. Mine was bayonet not GU10 sorry

They were £90 I bought them too

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I don't understand this site!! I posted them at £90 on prime day and it didn't even go hot!

However great price though as I need another 3 so thanks
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Computers
Samsung 1TB T3 USB 3.1 External SSD £289.98 BT Shop
Just found this to be good while searching for portable SSD storage for safekeeping of my important data. So I thought I would share it with you guys. :D
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T5 isn't released until 28th August. I use T3 in work and love it.

If you want USB 3.1 Gen 2, search for the T5 version.

USB 3.1 gen 1 - aka USB 3.0.

Not gonna get headline USB 3.1 speeds from this.

GDB222253 m ago

Is this a particularly special SSD? I ask because Amazon have a 1TB SS …Is this a particularly special SSD? I ask because Amazon have a 1TB SS drive for £240. Add a USB3 enclosure for £10, and you've saved £40.


This is tiny compared to a desktop SSD in an enclosure. When buying an enclosure you need to make sure it supports all the important protocols as some don't which will cripple random access performance.

GDB222235 m ago

Is this a particularly special SSD? I ask because Amazon have a 1TB SS …Is this a particularly special SSD? I ask because Amazon have a 1TB SS drive for £240. Add a USB3 enclosure for £10, and you've saved £40 compared to the Samsung.SanDisk Ultra II SSD 1 TB SATA III 2.5 inch Internal SSD up to 545 MB/s Read and up to 525 MB/s WriteI won't provide a link, because it's easy enough to find. Also, this one is a fiver cheaper:Crucial MX300 1TB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT1050MX300SSD1



GDB222235 m ago

Is this a particularly special SSD? I ask because Amazon have a 1TB SS …Is this a particularly special SSD? I ask because Amazon have a 1TB SS drive for £240. Add a USB3 enclosure for £10, and you've saved £40 compared to the Samsung.SanDisk Ultra II SSD 1 TB SATA III 2.5 inch Internal SSD up to 545 MB/s Read and up to 525 MB/s WriteI won't provide a link, because it's easy enough to find. Also, this one is a fiver cheaper:Crucial MX300 1TB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive - CT1050MX300SSD1


The T3 is smaller and well built compared to a clunky build it yourself 2.5" SSD. Also comes with encryption software to hide the content. I use these to backup pictures on travel and find the portability really good.
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Computers
HyperX Savage Black 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2133MHz CL13 £83.57 @ Bt Shop
Cheapest Price of ram about, ordered upon request though, not sure what this means
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I took a chance but they cancelled on me.


Thank you for your order placed on 20/08/2017 reference ** Unfortunately the product listed below has been discontinued and despite trying hard to obtain it for you from our suppliers we have been unable to do so.

16GB (2x8GB) Savage 2133MHz DDR4 CL13 XMP

As this was the only item on your order we have cancelled the order and can confirm that payment has has not been taken.

We're really sorry that we are unable to provide you with the products that you wanted on this occasion and apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused you.

We hope that you'll consider choosing BT Shop again in the future and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Can overclock to 3000mhz with the correct mobo. Why so cold?

Good price if it arrives, got to be worth a shot.

"ordered upon request though, not sure what this means"

It means it's not going to happen and this happens a lot with BT Shop/Dabs and I've never heard of stock being supplied at the price listed.
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Computers
Seagate Barracuda ST4000DM005 64MB 4TB Internal Hard Drive £99.34 @ BT Shop
Have been looking for a 4TB hard drive for my PC for under £100 and found this. Quidco says it may be eligible for 2% cash back but not confirmed that yet. Hope it helps.
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Rabmac124th Aug

Not sure this data is reliable because the HDDs being tested are in data …Not sure this data is reliable because the HDDs being tested are in data centers so have much higher read/write commands carried out on them on a daily basis compared to one in a PC. Therefore, it remains to be seen if the same is true when the HDD is used in a PC.I should also point out that this data just relates to how many drives failed in that particular quarter, it does not show how long the drive lasted before it failed, which is important.


I'm sure you can post much more reliable data of home use HDDs based on hundreds of HDDs. Data centres use = 10 or 100 x home use, simple as that.

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xchaotic18th Aug

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q1-2017/The …https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-failure-rates-q1-2017/The ST4000DM series has 3.27% failure rate per year. You can see that WD has 0% (but too small a sample) and HGST has 0.16-1.41% depending on the model.


Not sure this data is reliable because the HDDs being tested are in data centers so have much higher read/write commands carried out on them on a daily basis compared to one in a PC. Therefore, it remains to be seen if the same is true when the HDD is used in a PC.

I should also point out that this data just relates to how many drives failed in that particular quarter, it does not show how long the drive lasted before it failed, which is important.
Edited by: "Rabmac1" 24th Aug

Rabmac117th Aug

Where are you getting that information from?



backblaze.com/blo…17/

The ST4000DM series has 3.27% failure rate per year. You can see that WD has 0% (but too small a sample) and HGST has 0.16-1.41% depending on the model.

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xchaotic13 h, 37 m ago

Seagate are nowadays the least reliable drives.In a datacenter, you just …Seagate are nowadays the least reliable drives.In a datacenter, you just replace the faulty ones, it's not a problem, if it's your only drive or one of the few and you don't have an easy backup/restore routine, paying £10 extra for the extra relaibility of hitachi / wd makes sense.


Where are you getting that information from?

Seagate are nowadays the least reliable drives.
In a datacenter, you just replace the faulty ones, it's not a problem, if it's your only drive or one of the few and you don't have an easy backup/restore routine, paying £10 extra for the extra relaibility of hitachi / wd makes sense.
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Home & Garden
BT 8600 Call Blocking Trio £69.99 at BT Shop was £99.99
The BT8600 comes with BT's unique Virtual Assistant, which means you'll never have to speak to another cold caller again: Virtual Assistant screens incoming calls. Numbers on your contact list get st… Read more
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Don't mix up the phone brand with the line rental teams. This phone is great and really does stop unwanted calls. Had quad version for a month and nothing. All my contacts can get through.

Re BT shop comment . It is not the BT shop it is BT broad band and phone. and your accounts department.

My experience you hook someone in then for a year or 18 month contract then stealthy put the prices up , while at the same time new customers are offered cheaper deals.
The BT software in the exchange slows your internet down every month, and when you ring up you are put through to a call centre in India who reads the same script to take the plate off the socket and plug the cable in the test socket and blame your computer . The problem nearly always turns out to to be the profile set in the exchange needs need adjusting back up . ( there is no need for this software as other providers dont use it/ have it to slow you down. )

After years of suffering you go with a competitor provider who is half the price of BT who gives BT notice and you get an email from BT confirming and their is no penalty for leaving . . Despite this BT continue to take a direct debit . When you ring up to complain the person agrees you are due a refund for the money wrongly taken and transfers you to the accounts dept. .

Accounts then claims/ invents the new provider has not something right ( even though the new provider say they have )
and BT wont tell you why and what it is they are supposed to have done wrong. BT continues to bill you and threaten to cut you off for a service they are not even providing. After 3 Months of not providing any service and in fact still owing you money , they manufacture a 3 month bill , Bt pass the non existent debt to Debt collecting agency who harass you then sell the debt to another debt collecting agency who then sell the debt to another debt collecting agency.

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Thanks BT. Link changed now. It must have stripped it when I copied/pasted. Just need a discount on the HP Sprocket now for my daughter's birthday present Too late - bought it now.
Edited by: "Graham2" 15th Aug

Guys you have the wrong URL! To make it easier, when you click through just search "BV9WPK00" and you'll see the price in the offer!

PS: @Proveright, that hurts! Hopefully that experience wasn't BT Shop but we'd be keen to know if so and see how we can resolve!

Cold because BT in my experience are a ( Bl**dy Terrible) company. avoid like the plague.
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Sports & Fitness
BT sport free for 12 months when taking out package
If you are a BT customer they have sent out an email offering free BT sport for 12 months with any TV package one of which is free. They ask for a one of charge of £59.99 but it includes a free view… Read more
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I had just signed up for BT Infinity, and had BT Sport on Sky. Phoned up 0800 345 7425, the number in the email, and they changed me over to get BT Sport free for 12 months by extending 12 month contract by a few weeks.

DCFC797 h, 37 m ago

Can I ask if it was easy or haed to haggle for that ?



smr14 h, 10 m ago

Must have been pretty hard as I spent ages on the phone to them and had to …Must have been pretty hard as I spent ages on the phone to them and had to call a few times before I got passed up the line far enough to get any discount. Even then I only got a reduction to around the new customer deal price and had to agree to a 24 month contract (They were offering smaller reductions for the usual shorter contracts). That's with Evening and weekends, Entertainment TV and Infinity 2 and no new equipment.Even though I argued I was saving them money by not having a new hub, TV box or cashback/voucher card they wouldn't budge and that was after I said I was about to leave then.


I tried treating them like sky and phoning up to cancel and hoping for a discount but no joy, was being offered around £10 off my £55 bill on a 24 month contract.

I genuinely was ready to leave and signed up to plusnet and received a text after a few days from BT with dates of when my services would end. These dates didn't correspond with plusnet activation date so called the help number in the text and got straight through to people who could actually help.
Was told they had better deals available than normal CS.

Was offered free Infinity 1 for 24 months and 18 months free sports straight off the bat. Had problems applying offer but girl I was dealing with upgraded me to infinity 2 over email.

Plusnet order was swiftly cancelled and refunded.

Might seem like a hassle but if your at the point of leaving, it may be worth a call and see what happens.

Must have been pretty hard as I spent ages on the phone to them and had to call a few times before I got passed up the line far enough to get any discount. Even then I only got a reduction to around the new customer deal price and had to agree to a 24 month contract (They were offering smaller reductions for the usual shorter contracts). That's with Evening and weekends, Entertainment TV and Infinity 2 and no new equipment.
Even though I argued I was saving them money by not having a new hub, TV box or cashback/voucher card they wouldn't budge and that was after I said I was about to leave then.

callum841 h, 31 m ago

If your out of contract I found your best bet is to sign up with another …If your out of contract I found your best bet is to sign up with another provider then contact them when you receive the text about cancellation.Managed to haggle free Infinity 2 for 24 months and BT sports for 18 months. Just paying line rental.


Can I ask if it was easy or haed to haggle for that ?