Any good (i.e. customer service wise/price wise) UK/Euro equivalents of sites like newegg for shopping for external hard drives?
April 28, 2009 3:43 AM   Subscribe

Any good (i.e. customer service wise/price wise) UK/Euro equivalents of sites like newegg for shopping for external hard drives?

My cousin's production company, which I'm working for, is looking for good hard drives (>150GB) at a good price to backup video footage... I always liked newegg, but the shipping over the Atlantic plus customs costs don't make it such a good idea.

Can the hive recommend any sites that you've had good experience with that are Europe based, especially UK? This will ease our shipping and customs costs to our nearby land, and help a fledgling company in these times of strapped budgets!

Thanks in advance for your time and advice :)
posted by talljamal to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
CCL computers is awesome.
posted by Grrlscout at 3:57 AM on April 28, 2009

CCL is pretty good. Ebuyer is also pretty fantastic.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 4:17 AM on April 28, 2009

Seconding Ebuyer.
posted by fire&wings at 5:11 AM on April 28, 2009

Google Product Search UK is a good place to start looking.
posted by Petrot at 5:12 AM on April 28, 2009

Ebuyer are great price-wise, and have a decent range, but in my personal experience they aren't great on customer service.

I still use them, but I'm wary about getting anything costly from them.
posted by Mike1024 at 5:18 AM on April 28, 2009

Ebuyer and Scan usually have the best prices on hard drives. Look for special offers (e.g. Ebuyer have a 1 TiB external for £75 including free shipping now) or consider buying caddies and putting in the drives yourself. Depending on volume you might want to look elsewhere.
posted by turkeyphant at 5:28 AM on April 28, 2009

As already mentioned - Ebuyer, CCL, Scan are all decent and will have good prices.

Lamdatek have good prices but a somewhat quirky site. Also Dabs and Insight are probably worth checking out.
posted by coach_mcguirk at 7:53 AM on April 28, 2009

I usually use Overclockers, and have also bought from Dabs, Scan and CCL. No problems from any of them.
posted by Bodd at 8:44 AM on April 28, 2009

Ooh, overclockers - forgot about them!

I'd be careful with Scan if you were ordering goods that might be delivered anywhere. Their prices are pretty good, but they hold fast to a five business day return policy. (from the day they say the order is complete, not shipped) In other words, you need to receive the order without delays in shipping to you, open the box immediately, call them with any problems, request a return label immediately and cross your fingers it gets back to them within five business days. Not that big of a deal if you're down the road from them in Rochdale, but if you're having the gear delivered elsewhere, be aware.
posted by Grrlscout at 10:45 AM on April 28, 2009

Response by poster: Awesome, I will peruse these sites...thanks to you all.
posted by talljamal at 5:19 AM on April 29, 2009

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