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Bargain or dodgy - ds lite and 3 games (£65)

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indignatio Tue 08-Jul-08 16:28:11

I have tried posting this under a less snappy title - will try again.

I have seen this offer at www.electronikshome.co.uk - does anyone know anything about this company - good or bad

many thanks

Fimbo Tue 08-Jul-08 16:33:05

It seems kosher to me, I would snap the offer up. Make sure you pay by credit card and that there is a padlock sign.
It could be old colours, Nintendo have just brought out a load of new ones.

Actually I am wondering whether to buy one for ds (dd already has one).

indignatio Tue 08-Jul-08 16:34:26

There is a padlock sign - I checked that

Fimbo Tue 08-Jul-08 16:37:31

I would go for it then.

Koshka Tue 08-Jul-08 16:40:01

ooh! ooh!!

Wow you can choose colour too!
blue or pink....!!

so exciting!

Koshka Tue 08-Jul-08 16:47:11

doesnt accept switch

mumto2andnomore Tue 08-Jul-08 16:47:11

To me it sounds too good to be true ! Someone asks about it on money saving experts and Ive copied and pasted the answer
from the web site

2002-2008 electronikshome Limited E&OE

but

Domain name:
electronikshome.co.uk

Registrant:
Robin Watts

Registrant type:
UK Individual

Registrant's address:
The registrant is a non-trading individual who has opted to have their
address omitted from the WHOIS service.

Registrar:
GX Networks Ltd [Tag = WEBFUSION]
URL: http://www.webfusion.co.uk

Relevant dates:
Registered on: 17-Jun-2008
Renewal date: 17-Jun-2010

Then someone else answers

i.e. Highly suspect.

Not sure what it all means to be honest but doesnt seem they have been trading long ?

Koshka Tue 08-Jul-08 16:50:16

doent accept switch so im safe.
sniff......

(DS broke my DS, only thing that kept me sane after DS goes to bed. Except wine, but you know)

indignatio Tue 08-Jul-08 16:51:56

I called dh and he thinks I should go for it, but with a credit card (as suggested by Fimbo)

I had also read the money saving experts forum posts and so am still worried.

Fimbo Tue 08-Jul-08 16:54:31

If you pay by credit card and there is definately a padlock sign you should be covered if anything goes wrong.

indignatio Tue 08-Jul-08 17:00:24

They do seem to insist on a date of birth - why would this be - the other information I can understand.

mumto2andnomore Tue 08-Jul-08 17:02:44

Maybe because the games have age certificates ?
Let us know if you get one and its all above board, would be tempted myself at that price !

Fimbo Tue 08-Jul-08 17:03:45

Perhaps to make sure you are over 18? To make sure the card is not stolen?

<<clutches at straws>>

You could of course just make something up

indignatio Tue 08-Jul-08 17:13:14

Ok - bit bullet and tried to order - the following screen came up

Thank you for submitting your order.

Unfortunately we were unable to process your order.
Your Order has declined and now been cancelled.

Possible Reasons for Online Decline.

- Invalid information entry. This could mean your credit card information may have been entered incorrectly, thus being declined. Or you may have insufficient available funds on the card.

- Personal information requested, such as Date Of Birth, Did not match records held at the issuing bank.

- Shipper delivery information was invalid.

- Shipping address may be different from the billing address. For security reasons we only ship first time orders to the billing address.

- Or this is a repeat attempt to an order already declining order, in which case for security reasons we cannot currently take your order.

- You may have requested the 60 day refund and still tried to place another order, which is forbidden.

- Incorrect information supplied to shipper.

- You may have tried placing an order on an item which is currently out of stock.

If you think you may have made one of the errors above then you may go back to the homepage and try again.

***

Now, as far as i am aware, none of the reasons are valid (except perhaps the out of stock one)

Anyone else care to try and let me know how they get on ?

butwhybutwhy Thu 10-Jul-08 08:53:53

I tried to order yesterday too and got the same message as Indignatio.

I wanted pink for my dd.

I think its because they will be out of stock.

merlin13 Fri 01-Aug-08 15:40:39

a warning to all this site electronikshome.co.uk Limited, is a con.
i tried to order the ds lite i thought what a bargin how wrong was i.
i just got a phone call from my credit card supplier that someone was trying to take out £380 in a western union trasaction.
my cards are now cancelled and they wont be able to get any more money from me.
please post this message on all the fourms to warn other people about this site.

mumto2andnomore Fri 01-Aug-08 18:27:36

Thanks for the warning.

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