Archive : Suppliers

Scary Spam (not) from Amazon !

Scary Spam (not) from Amazon !

Today we have had a whole batch of “Amazon” emails with zip file attachments, oh so convincing (at first glance) and, oh so easy to activate with an un-thinking mouseclick. This email arrived in between me emailing a complaint to an Amazon seller that the product they sent (& for my daughters birthday!), was not […]

fake flash - Our Recommendations

fake flash – Our Recommendations

If you read around the items here you will get a reasonable handle on the problem, we wrote about it here: http://www.cbits.co.uk/ourblog/news/fake-flash-player-update-virus-routers-tp-link/ In essence Malware based on Conduit Search infects a machine, this is then able to alter the search settings in certain routers, on TP-Link (TD-W8901, being common- It’s a huge seller so lots […]

YODEL ? They’re not even in Tune

YODEL ? They’re not even in Tune

We had a customer order which was placed with our supplier in the normal way,  and on Thursday evening we got an email to say it had been despatched. Friday morning the customer was in at 9am, and we said “whoa we don’t usually get deliveries until around lunchtime” we’ll call you when its here. […]

Anyone used toolssparesonline.com ? it looks like another ebuyer beware !

Anyone used toolssparesonline.com ? it looks like another ebuyer beware !

  I was looking for a replacement battery for Terry’s cordless drill, and came across what looked like the one I needed, at a reasonable price BUT, whilst the sparse written details and first image suggested it was the correct part, the other two images were not only of different batteries to the first one, […]

Ebuyer–or as we say in Yorkshire* E buy eck (or when is free delivery very costly non-delivery??)

Ebuyer–or as we say in Yorkshire* E buy eck (or when is free delivery very costly non-delivery??)

One of our guys raves about Ebuyer, always very cheap, the very epitome of internet shopping!   My first time was remarkably painless, I needed to get a Google Nexus for the daughter, it was long promised she could have an e-reader/Tablet and this looked like the one, BUT nobody had any and her birthday […]

Let the (Ebay) Buyer Beware

Let the (Ebay) Buyer Beware

We have been looking for a particular size Gigabit switch, and eventually narrowed the choice down to 3 products, a Netgear, a D-Link and a Zyxel switch, then on ebay we found an alternative, a switch variously labelled Newlink and Pluscom.  The Pluscom switch was being offered by several sellers and one “ethshop” in particular […]