Many computer companies have been in the same situation as Evesham and survived just fine. Evesham have a strong trading reputation, and have really only suffered financial problems as a result of a (stupid) Government decision on financing computers in the workplace. Indeed, Evesham are certainly not the only company in this situation at the moment - others are in a considerably more parlous state and much less likely to find the investment they need. Many investors search openly for companies that are going through short-term cash flow problems, and Evesham has a long and solid track record.
I would ALWAYS recommend buying on a credit card anyway, but if you do so, I see no reason not to continue supporting an excellent company.
Indeed, I wonder how many members this forum has? If we all chipped in, maybe we could buy ourselves a computer firm!!! That'd be fun... especially when answering our own complaints about ourselves on Consumerwatch!
I thought there used to be a representative of Evesham on this forum, its a shame they can't be here to represent theirselves. All I have seen is a link to a story that suggests they are not doing well financially, but that doesn't mean they are going down the pan.
As I have said before in another Evesham thread, I have bought from them recently (using a credit card) and have not yet received the PC, so I have a vested interest in getting my PC from them. But I would stick up for them in any case, because they are a quality outfit.
So please lets wait until we something concrete in the way of a a statement from them.