Feeds

5,000 punters wait for Tiny PCs

Don't worry, be happy

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Up to 5,000 consumers are without a PC following the acquisition of Tiny Computer by Time Computer.

The punters had all bought machines before Tiny called in the administrators last week but have yet to receive them.

Time says it is currently trying to contact these customers to provide them with alternative PCs. It is also offering the chance of a refund to others.

A spokesman for Time assured consumers that they would be looked after. "Customers should not worry - we are trying to resolve this matter," he said.

While Time struggles to handle the back log of orders it's also facing difficulties tying up loose ends following its acquisition of Tiny's business.

It says that Scotland-based Fullarton Computer Industries - Tiny's PC assembler – is holding Tiny stock estimated to value around £2 million. Time argues that it acquired this stock as part of its acquisition of Tiny and is eager to get its hands on it.

A spokesman for Fullarton declined to comment on the matter except to say that "everything belongs to the administrator" and that the "administrator is in charge".

Elsewhere, Time reckons around a thousand PCs are trapped in transit following Tiny's demise. No one from couriers Business Post was available for comment by press time.

And electrical retail chain Powerhouse last week shut all 20 of Tiny's instore concessions following the appointment of administrators.

A spokeswoman for Powerhouse said that this had been done to make sure that the "products were secure" and to ensure that "all the stock could be accounted for".

No one from administrators, Grant Thornton, was available for comment at time of writing. ®

Related Stories

Tiny HQ to shut in May
Tiny Computers = big losses
Time rescues Tiny

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.