Halfords.com crashes off the internet
Halfords.com is mostly unavailable today thanks to "a temporary administrative issue in our domain name renewal process".
Visitors to the site this morning - including a vast number of Register readers - were met with a holding page for Network Solutions and an invitation to renew the domain. In the meantime the page contains links to various alternative car-related sites.
Halfords said it the process was now complete and it expected the site to be available soon. It apologised to customers for any inconvenience. ®
Absolute tripe anyway!
I used their reserve and collect service for a part for my bicycle (needed it straight away, so didnt have time to go trawling around bike shops).
Reserved it online and toddled over to the store (about 6 miles away), only to be told that "We don't have that in stock. Maybe it got stolen from the shelf". Aside from the fact that it is a pretty strange thing to steal (a bottom bracket, the bearing collection that goes inside the frame between the two pedals), when did it go missing and when was the last time you done a stock check?
Last week I went into the store to buy an Air Filter for my car. Checked the little book on the shelf, picked up the one stated, paid my £12 and went home to fit it. To find it was 2 inches short on each side. Called the store to be told that it must be an unusual model. Last time I checked, a Vauxhall Corsa is a pretty damn usual model of car. Funny how, if my car is so unusual that the local Vauxhall garage was able to sell me a GM OEM filter for £7 (cheaper than Halfords!!! at a GM parts dealer!!!!) just by knowing my engine size. Sounds pretty standard to me.
Bunch of useless twats.
"a temporary administrative issue in our domain name renewal process".
Which likely translates as: "We at halfords do not pay our bills on time, so our provider has stopped the service." They are lucky now that domains tend to have a grace period before other people can buy them, otherwise they could loose it.
I wonder what happens if I go into Halfords and say: "I'm taking this now but I will come back at some other time to pay you for it"
Would recommend again!
They delivered my order twice and didn't charge me a penny.
Now that's what I call customer service!
I didn't know the Judas Priest frontman was so popular.
With a trade card most stuff in Halfords is 50%-60% off the shelfprice... Still, EuroCarParts is a better place to get your car spares...
Yes the staff are all teenagers who usually dont know an alternator from a starter motor...
But, their Halfords Advanced workshop tools are really good... Independently tested their torque wrenches (made by Norbar) came out tops for accuracy, beating the top name brands by a wide margin...And the 150 piece socket set is lifetime guaranteed and unbelievably good quality (frequently on offer for 50% off... or permenantly 50% off with a trade card) for about 90 squids...
Staff: what car have you got?
Me: Aston Martin DB6
Staff: Are you nuts... you have an Aston Martin DB6 and you are buying parts for it in here...
Staff and all customers within earshot: AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA