H, Not sure if this is the right place to post, but pcadvisor has always been good for helping me before. I want to buy a television online but there are so many sites out there. I wondered if anybody had any suggestions for good sites that offer good prices and quality. Thanks for any help.
With all due respects, you are better to use one of your local independent audio/visual outlets, such as those who are members of Euronics.
Prices are very competitive because of Euronics's buying power (more than 700 outlets in the UK and that beats all the high street chains who, in any case, usually use third party repair organisations) and, if by any chance anything goes wrong with the set, it will be sorted out quickly.
Buy it from an online outlet and you may well find it far more difficult to obtain after sales service and repairs.
My mate runs an independenet audio/visual/appliances retail outlet and matches (and sometimes beats) high street stores' prices.
You will be surprised how many times a week people come in who have bought goods at these other stores or online seeking service and/or repairs.
If the item is still under warranty they are politely, but firmly, told to go back to where they bought the goods.
Quite often these people get quite nasty and demanding but are still rebuffed. They are informed that the workshop facilities are for his own customers' benefit and not a satellite service for national outlets. In fact some such stores have often referred their customers to my mate's shop...:-)
Gradually it dawns on such people that the additional small saving they have perhaps gained by going to the big high street stores may have been attactive initially, but that if anything goes wrong that quite often the stores' staff don't want to know.
Service and repairs are normally handled by a third party organisation and they usually work to their own timetable.
Do you have any reason to believe a manufacturers warranty does not apply to items bought online ?
You make sure you get the warranty (which should be no problem whatsoever), read the terms and listing of service centres and repairers, and use those firms if anything should go wrong within the 12 month period.