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Amazon vs play! Which is your favourite?

There is an article in this months webuser magazine pitting amazon against play.com on variety of things including delivery times, price, ease of use and range of items...

Now lets do a hukd version (as well use them at some point)...

Questions below

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Original Poster

Q1: Ease of use! Which site is easier to search through, find goods and generally browse?

Q2: Features! Which site has the better features e.g. wish lists, birthday reminders, pre-ordering etc

Q3: Range of items! Which site has the better option for items, the better ranges e.g. different makes of tv's etc.

Q4: Value for money! Which would you say is the cheaper store?

Q5: Delivery! Which store has the best delivery times, options and tools e.g. wrapping, tracking and returns.

Let's see your favourites (and if this is popular, might do another one)
Edited by: "faevilangel" 3rd Sep 2010

Amazon without a doubt!

Amazon - just wish you get get Quidco though.

Amazon... Just like everyone else.

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Amazon...

Amazon

Original Poster

Syzable

Amazon



Syyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Long time no speaks... Hows things going?

Play.com by a country mile. Amazon are complete asses when it comes to returns.
Play has Quidco and codes, and are not based in Luxemburg.

Q1: Ease of use! Which site is easier to search through, find goods and generally browse?

Play

Q2: Features! Which site has the better features e.g. wish lists, birthday reminders, pre-ordering etc

Amazon

Q3: Range of items! Which site has the better option for items, the better ranges e.g. different makes of tv's etc.

Amazon probably

Q4: Value for money! Which would you say is the cheaper store?

Play

Q5: Delivery! Which store has the best delivery times, options and tools e.g. wrapping, tracking and returns.

Play

faevilangel

Syyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Long time no speaks... Hows things going?



Helloooooooo.......all good thanks mate. Found my keyboard again. lol

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DarkKnight

Play.com by a country mile. Amazon are complete asses when it comes to … Play.com by a country mile. Amazon are complete asses when it comes to returns.Play has Quidco and codes, and are not based in Luxemburg.Q1: Ease of use! Which site is easier to search through, find goods and generally browse?PlayQ2: Features! Which site has the better features e.g. wish lists, birthday reminders, pre-ordering etcAmazonQ3: Range of items! Which site has the better option for items, the better ranges e.g. different makes of tv's etc.Amazon probablyQ4: Value for money! Which would you say is the cheaper store?PlayQ5: Delivery! Which store has the best delivery times, options and tools e.g. wrapping, tracking and returns.Play



Huh? amazon take pretty much owt back and sort the courier themselves. I suspect either you answered a question wrong (like "Have you thrown the item against a wall" "Yes"), or are just a bit dim.

Play.com for value for money - yup I agree.

Delivery times - you are again on cloud cuckoo land if you think play.com is faster than amazon.

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Syzable

Helloooooooo.......all good thanks mate. Found my keyboard again. lol



I liked it better when you didnt post.

vibeone

I liked it better when you didnt post.



Glad to be of service.

Original Poster

DarkKnight

Play.com by a country mile. Amazon are complete asses when it comes to … Play.com by a country mile. Amazon are complete asses when it comes to returns.Play has Quidco and codes, and are not based in Luxemburg.Q1: Ease of use! Which site is easier to search through, find goods and generally browse?PlayQ2: Features! Which site has the better features e.g. wish lists, birthday reminders, pre-ordering etcAmazonQ3: Range of items! Which site has the better option for items, the better ranges e.g. different makes of tv's etc.Amazon probablyQ4: Value for money! Which would you say is the cheaper store?PlayQ5: Delivery! Which store has the best delivery times, options and tools e.g. wrapping, tracking and returns.Play



I will agree with #1, play does have a better site, far easier to search and less crowded, but amazon are a lot quicker with delivery times and better on returns (play is a pain to send returns imho).

Play do have some bloody good offers, but amazon do come up and match it a lot. I do love play's £5 deals on cd's though, must have bought 50+ in last 3 years from them.

Amazon i find their delivery fast and good prices too, i havent shopped at play for over 2 years lol

Original Poster

Syzable

Helloooooooo.......all good thanks mate. Found my keyboard again. lol



Haha, where did you find it this time? Under the kids bed? X)

Defo Amazon without a doubt

amazon

vibeone

Huh? amazon take pretty much owt back and sort the courier themselves. I … Huh? amazon take pretty much owt back and sort the courier themselves. I suspect either you answered a question wrong (like "Have you thrown the item against a wall" "Yes"), or are just a bit dim.Play.com for value for money - yup I agree. Delivery times - you are again on cloud cuckoo land if you think play.com is faster than amazon.



My surround sound system that i bought off them broke after about 13/14 months. They wouldn't take any responsibility and gave me the same answers every time.
I'm going to have to take them to a small claims court, but i'm very annoyed that i would have to take it that far. Whereas with other companies i can just send back the item any time and get it sorted. Even an extremely damaged DVD boxset i received from Zavvi about 2 years ago was sorted for a full refund not long ago, no questions asked.

Yeah Play always have good prices, Amazon rarely have an OMG sale.

My answer in the delivery times section was mostly in regards to the packaging and stuff. As it's always secure and reasonable with them.
But of course you can get good/bad experiences with both in that department.

I am on the fence. I use and like both

Have had absolutely no problems with Amazon - ordered some real bargains on there, Play on the other hand have sent badly packaging and incorrect items with no reply to emails. AMAZON

Play. Quidco, usually faster delivery and I prefer their website. Never had a problem, except with cancelled misprices.

Original Poster

dcx_badass

Is this a joke? Amazon by 9million times. Play are absolute crap and I … Is this a joke? Amazon by 9million times. Play are absolute crap and I won't use them even if cheaper, only if I really really have to.Also play always pull the out of stock scam.



Not a joke, read the OP, it was an article in a magazine so thought lets get views from others.

The results from a website where people use them loads, and where they do one order is different, hence the asking here. Personally I use amazon for everything cept where play have an unbeatable price.

Amazon and I get my Nectar points as Quidco no longer track for me so constant reports is tiring.

I usually get my goods withing 48 hours too

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Amazon for me.

Surely only some crazed conspiracy theorist type nut job would vote for Play...

Amazon - but there is one good thing about Play....quite frequently you see Amazon dropping the price of an item to compete with Play

Amazon

used to use Play alot as they were cheapest but I find now Amazon are the cheapest and we have amazon prime too

Amazon

Not going to mention the other one.

Play.com for me.

Both sites have their pro's and con's, can't really decide between them? but if i had to then i guess amazon would win on a photo-finish.

Amazon, purely preference, I've not had issue with either retailer though.

Josh

kaks26

Amazon - just wish you get get Quidco though.



yes i agree,,,
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