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ASA slaps Ebuyer AGAIN - this time for ignoring regulator

Toothless ad regulator the Advertising Standards Authority has put online souk Ebuyer on the naughty step again for using misleading advertising – the seventh complaint upheld against the company roughly three years. However, it seems Ebuyer is so bored of the gummy watchdog it has simply ceased responding to its enquiries. …
Kat Hall, 17 Dec 2014

Ho, ho, HOLY CR*P, ebuyer! Etailer rates staff on returns REJECTED

Pic Happy shoppers enjoying the Christmas cheer will be deeply disappointed in online retailer ebuyer.com – after it posted jolly pictures of its staff wearing festive-themed jumpers to show what a heartwarming company it really, really is. But, as noted by Reg reader Phil, the firm's Xmas celebrations hit something of a snag, after …
Team Register, 24 Dec 2013

ASA shakes finger sternly at naughty eBuyer over hard drive promo

Gummy mouthed watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority has again told web shop eBuyer to stop misleading customers over hard drive promos. This is the fourth time in less than a year that the toothless independent regulator has put Huddersfield-based eBuyer on the naughty step for making unjustified savings claims. The …
Paul Kunert, 17 Oct 2012
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Ebuyer on the naughty step for fondleslab promo cock-up

Ebuyer has been rapped for a "misleading" tablet promotion and ordered not to repeat similar claims of cost savings in future. The Advertising Standards Agency gave the online IT bazaar a stern ticking off after receiving a complaint about an email sent to customers touting the Storage Options' Scroll Extreme Tablet PC. The …
Paul Kunert, 11 Jul 2012

ASA keelhauls Ebuyer AGAIN - this time for dodgy disk ad

Web souk Ebuyer has been scolded for misleading promos about the price and warranty options for a disk drive. This is the second time this year the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has sent the East Yorkshire-based online reseller to the naughty step: back in July the toothless watchdog pulled apart Ebuyer's sales pitch for a …
Paul Kunert, 19 Sep 2012
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Ebuyer knocked out by own £1 deals site

UK gadget retail site Ebuyer has been knocked offline as its £1 laptop deals caused an online stampede that flattened the site's servers. Ebuyer failed to shore up its web systems ahead of the customer rush and the site was offline for several hours even before the offers officially opened at 11am today. The tech site's "Cyber …
Anna Leach, 28 Nov 2011
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ASA upholds customer complaint against eBuyer

The Advertising Standards Agency has rapped eBuyer over a Wi-Fi internet radio promo that it concluded misled consumers. The watchdog received a complaint claiming eBuyer was trying to create a favourable impression of the Foehn & Hirsch product by selecting 17 positive reviews and displaying them next to a four-and-a-half out …
Paul Kunert, 07 Dec 2011
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eBuyer £1 sale fail: Customers vent fury... on Facebook

eBuyer is facing a mini customer revolt on Facebook over the collapse of its website during the £1 sale on Cyber Monday. The etailer says that an unprecedented numbers of visitors caused the portal to crash leaving many "frustrated", but people took to the social media site to voice their disgust. Customer Mark Herridge posted …
Paul Kunert, 30 Nov 2011

Buy IT Direct: Sales up by a third, but IT kit NOT behind boom

Buy IT Direct, one of the last major independent tech e-tailers of size, pushed up turnover by more than a third in '13 but told us demand for kitchen appliances and baby products were largely behind the bounce. Revenues for the Huddersfield-based online trader climbed 34 per cent to £93.4m in the year to 31 March 2013, …
Paul Kunert, 12 Feb 2014
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Ebuyer caught pinching content again

Ebuyer has again been caught stealing content from rival websites. Once again, the site didn't even bother with a traditional cut and paste but left content to be hosted by the website it was stealing from. We were contacted by a couple of Reg readers who noticed spooky similarities between several Ebuyer pages and those on …
John Oates, 12 Apr 2007
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Ebuyer.com slashes coding teams

British online computer retailer Ebuyer.com has made job cuts in a bid to increase its efficiency against bigger competitors like Amazon and Tesco. The Register understands the firm's entire next generation development team have been given the heave-ho, with one month's notice. Also cut were the entire quality assurance team …
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Ebuyer in laptop search result outrage

Updated Anyone on the lookout for a Sony Vaio VGN-FS315S laptop should - if they are of a sensitive disposition - avoid checking out Ebuyer for said kit. Why? Well, it's not just that Ebuyer doesn't appear to have the required equipment, but that the suggested alternative is enough to have you choking on your cocoa: Ebuyer offers a …
Lester Haines, 16 Feb 2006

Ebuyer caught pinching content from rival site

Online retailer Ebuyer has been caught copying content from a rival website. We were sent several pages which contained identical words and images as the same product pages on Broadbandbuyer. Even worse this page (last para) on Ebuyer suggested customers should call Broadbandbuyer's pre-sales team if they wanted more …
John Oates, 23 Feb 2007
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Ebuyer in hard-drive warranty debacle

Online retailer Ebuyer.com has many disgruntled customers knocking at its door after a cock-up with the manufacturer warranty on some of its Seagate hard-drives. According to a thread on the firm's website forum, Ebuyer has been flogging Seagate drives that are intended only for Original Equipment Manufacturers, or PC makers, …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Jun 2007

Ebuyer.com runs on a Commodore 64

Online retailing can be a rough sport. The competition is rabid, customer loyalty is fickle, and IT expenses can go through the roof. That's why The Register can appreciate an e-tailer with a unique business model. A hawk-eyed El Reg reader points out that UK online retailer Ebuyer.com appears to be cutting costs by running …
Austin Modine, 07 Jul 2007
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eBuyer 'fesses up to problems

Online retailer eBuyer has apologised to customers forced to wait for purchases and blamed a problem with its inventory management system for the problems. The Register started getting emails late last week complaining of renewed problems with eBuyer. Back in July the site had a series of problems which led to 282 complaints to …
John Oates, 13 Sep 2005
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Ebuyer promises to be better

Ebuyer's new marketing boss has been telling El Reg what has changed at the etailer and why it is now taking customer service seriously. The website offers cheap electronics and computer goods but fast growth led to serious customer service problems earlier this year. Earlier this year it emerged that Sheffield Trading …
John Oates, 21 Jul 2005
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Brit telly, laptop flogger Gimmi goes titsup owing whopping £1m

The collapse of Cheshire-based etailer Gimmi left a string of suppliers with debts totalling £1m, the creditor's report has revealed. The web shop, which flogged tablets, smartphones, 3D TVs, and laptops was placed into the hands of administrator Cowgill Holloway Business Recovery (CHBR) on 8 May. The two-year-old firm was only …
Paul Kunert, 16 Jul 2013

We CAN'T GET ENOUGH Windows 8 tablets, moan distributors

Windows 8 tablets are trickling into the UK channel but demand is still barely outstripping supply, distributors have reported. OEMs have taken a conservative attitude to their inventory position this Christmas, ignoring bullish calls from retailers and web shops for more kit - it seems the experiences of 2011's stock mountain …
Paul Kunert, 19 Nov 2012
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Now Barracuda bitten by Thai disk drought disaster

The deadly floods that wrecked electronic component factories in Thailand are sending Barracuda disk drive prices rocketing. We're told a 3TB Seagate Barracuda XT priced £171.95 ($274) on 22 September from eBuyer now costs £289.99 ($462), £118.04 ($188) more. Ouch! That's a 68 per cent price rise. A Reg reader says the rate of …
Chris Mellor, 14 Nov 2011
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Buffalo drops 802.11ac '5G Wi-Fi' router into Blighty

Buffalo's next-gen Wi-Fi router is now available to buy in the UK, though only from two retailers. The AirStation 1750 - aka the WZR-D1800H-EU - supports the 802.11ac standard, which operates in the 5GHz band to provide speeds of up to 1.3Gb/s. Buffalo AirStation 1750 WZR-D1800H-EU It also supports 450Mb/s - if your client …
Tony Smith, 12 Jun 2012

Reg Hardware Awards 2012: The Winners...

Almost 17,000 votes were cast by Reg readers when we asked you all to name the best - and the worst - tech products of 2012. We asked you to tell us which kit you though most warranted a Reg Hardware Award from shortlists in a variety of categories: laptop, tablet, e-reader, home entertainment device and smartphone, but we also …
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Thai floods flush storage channel clean

Distribution giant Computer 2000 has put disk drives on manual allocation to spread supply among its customer base while other distributors have completely frozen sales while they review the impact of the flooding in Thailand. The Far East country has been hit by the worst flooding in over half a century, with the world's …
Paul Kunert, 21 Oct 2011
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Asus pushes Prime pre-orders

Asus has said some 16 UK retailers are now taking advance orders for its Nvidia Tegra 3-based Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet-netbook combo, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The list of sellers includes all the familiar names, including Amazon, Argos, Asda, Comet, Currys, eBuyer, John Lewis, PC World and Tesco. The price …
Tony Smith, 16 Dec 2011
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Floods really will bring armageddon in 2012, insist resellers

PC shortages are affecting the UK earlier than expected but the rapid swing from inventory overload to relative hardware famine has led to some customers dismissing resellers' warnings as sales opportunism. The channel has been awash with stock all year as consumer demand fell off a cliff. However PC makers forecast shortages …
Paul Kunert, 21 Nov 2011
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Reg Hardware Awards 2011 Winners

Reg Hardware Awards 2011 CES 2012 Week More than 28,500 votes were cast by Reg readers during December 2011 when we asked you all to name the best - and the worst - tech products of the year. We asked for your thoughts on hardware and software in the Lifestyle, Mobile, Computing and Gaming categories, and we also wanted you to name and shame the …
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Website confuses Athlon XP with Pentium III

Do AMD and Intel have something to tell us? Is their cutthroat rivalry a sham? Are they really in business together? If online retailer Ebuyer.com's website is anything to go by, the two chip makers must be in cahoots. How else are we to interpret Ebuyer's AMD Athlon XP 2200+ product page, which to show potential buyers just …
'ard Reg, 12 Apr 2006
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Review Cello is a UK TV maker that does much of its business through high-volume websites and shopping catalogues. You’ll find Cello TVs on M&S and ebuyer websites, as well as in tomes from Grattan, Freemans and the like. Cello C42T71DVB-3D Ensemble piece: Cello's C42T71DVB-3D It may be a budget brand, but it scored brownie points a …
Steve May, 10 Sep 2011
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Europe won't pay more for Windows 7. Really!

A senior Microsoft executive has denied the company will increase prices for Windows 7 upgrades in Europe because of the ongoing investigation into Internet Explorer. Microsoft will not offer an upgrade version of Windows 7 to users in Europe. Instead they will be offered the full version for the price of an upgrade. This is …
John Oates, 01 Jul 2009
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David Atherton on football, why mags beat Google, and what he's doing next

Interview Part 2 This is part two of a two-part interview with Dabs founder David Atherton. Part one is here. David Atherton, the multimillionaire founder of Dabs.com, is heading back into the technology industry and sees electronic security and Facebook games as strong bets for his money. Last week he made his first industry appearance since …
Robert Blincoe, 05 Mar 2010
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Reg Hardware Reader Awards 2010 Winners

Reg Hardware Reader Awards 2010 The votes are in and counted, and so, without further ado, are the results of the 2010 Reg Hardware Awards. The Awards were split into two groups: Editors' Awards for the best Computer, Lifestyle, Photo, Mobile and Games products of 2010, and ten gongs selected by you, Reg Hardware's readers. We'll cover your winners first. …
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HP excessive packaging world record put to the test

Aboxalypse now It is with heavy hearts that we today report that HP has shattered its own excessive packaging world record - set last year when it managed to expend 17 cardboard boxes in dispatching 32 sheets of A4 paper to a shaken customer. Of course, the competition wasn't going to take this lying down, and Dell subsequently weighed in with …
Lester Haines, 29 Jul 2009
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Google Checkout downchecked by UK users

Google's new Checkout Service debuted in the UK the month before last to the usual fanfare: "Online shopping will now be faster, easier and more secure with Google Checkout™," said the search colossus. "If you're tired of waiting online, then try Google Checkout. Online shopping is made easier, faster and safer," enthused …
Lewis Page, 05 Jun 2007
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AuctionWorld offers all-in-one LCD PC for a tenner

Update British satellite TV auction channel AuctionWorld is offering bidders an all-in-one TFT LCD PC at a starting price of just £10. AuctionWorld broadcasts on the BSkyB and NTL networks on channels 651 and 924, respectively. It's on from 12pm to 1am Sunday to Thursday, and 12pm to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. Auctions are …
Tony Smith, 13 Jun 2003

Monitor maker aims s.book sub-notebook at Asus Eee PC

Fancy Asus' tiny Eee PC but put off by the equally diminutive spec? Monitor specialist Belinea's s.book micro laptop may be just the ticket: it's got the same 7in screen as the 4GB Asus, but comes with double the memory, 20 times the storage capcity and a 1.2GHz CPU. To be fair, it'll set you back a little more than the Eee PC. …
Tony Smith, 20 Dec 2007
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UK PC mag in Tesco processor mix-up

UK retailer Tesco has begun selling processors. At least that's what the PC Pro website suggests, though anyone expecting to purchase the latest Athlon 64 chip at as discount and pick up some Clubcard points while they're about it are going to be disappointed, we fear. Take a look at Pro's Focus On Processors page. Eagle-eyed …
Tony Smith, 09 Sep 2005
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ATI ships Radeon X1900 XT, XTX and CrossFire Edn

ATI has launched its Radeon X1900 graphics chip, aka the R580, offering the 90nm part as the X1900 CrossFire Edition (CFE), X1900 XT and X1900 XTX, as anticipated. This time, however, it lined up a stack of UK board suppliers to confirm they have product ready to ship should anyone worry that today's events mark nothing more …
Tony Smith, 24 Jan 2006
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MP3 toilet and other gadget essentials

Tech Digest Tech Digest for the Register Certified gadget obsessives Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny scour Gizmoville for the oddest digital goodies, Bayraider keeps tabs on the best and worst of eBay and Propellerhead answers your PC queries. MP3 playing toilet MP3 Toilet Personally, I prefer the company of a Gary Larson compendium or an …
Tech Digest, 31 Oct 2005

If no news is good news, why do we have so many stories every week?

A failure to communicate Big news of the week is that Reg readers have decided communication is not something they want in their world. When given the option of changing the term for our industry from IT (information technology) to ICT (information communications technology), 57 per cent voted to consign ICT to the fires of …
Billy MacInnes, 12 Jul 2007
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Greengrocer gets lethal injection of Pherotones

Letters Before kicking of this Friday's dip into the Vulture Central mail bag here's some breaking news for Tom Cruise fans: the Trapped in the Closet episode of South Park in which the celebrated heterosexual locks himself in said closet will "air in Australia on Monday night on SBS Feb 20", as Ed Taylor explains. This is very good …
Lester Haines, 17 Feb 2006
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KGB maps discovered in Jesus's coffin

Letters Why not kick off with the obvious big story of the week? Yes, James Cameron finds the tomb of Christ. We had upwards of a trillion responses on this one, but very few were actually written in anything approaching comprehensible English, so we've trimmed the pile, somewhat. One theme that has troubled many of you, though, is the …
Lucy Sherriff, 27 Feb 2007