came across a firm called ECS-computers in Colchester selling laptops at very low prices. They don't seem to accept credit cards but require you to "wire" money to them after your purchase has been approved by management. Anyone heard of them?
With regards to the post, I followed one of the links in which the company state they do work for, and the companies "ECS" logo is on the website, so unless they got a scam going and the other company is aware of it, they would appear to be an extremely reputable company. Also the other Far East Engineering link also display the link and would appear to be a rather large company. I wouldnt find it too hard to believe that this company is legitimate however I could imagine they're quite expensive looking at the service they're providing.
Commonsense should dictate that you don't send any money to anyone via a website unless you know a little bit about the company you're dealing with. Use the telephone number to talk to them before you think about placing an order, and see what kind of a 'feel' you get.
Finally, remember the golden rule of Internet purchasing - use a credit card only. Any site that is serious about online sales will have some form of credit card transaction system in use - even if it's a third party card payment processor.