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Overclockers UK has a big ol' sale on

Overclockers UK has a big ol' sale on

Overclockers UK

We've just spied that UK etailer Overclockers UK currently has a big sale on the go with loads of graphics cards and power supplies discounted.

Just about the entire of AMD and Nvidia's ranges are covered, from the AMD R7 260X to the R9 290 and Nvidia GTX 760 to the GTX Titan. Most of the AIB partners are also accounted for, so if you prefer powercolor to palit you're catered for.

An extensive range of power supplies from the likes of Akasa, Corsair and Enermax are also available.

Most discounts are around 10% but a few rise to as much as 25%, with deals available either until the end of the month, until stock runs out or on some specific products the offer ends next Wednesday.

To see the full range of discounted items head over to the OCUK forum.

Happy bargain hunting.

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Umbra 24th January 2014, 21:10 Quote
The Seasonic X-Series 1050w '80 Plus Gold' Modular Power Supply @ £169.99 inc VAT is quite a PSU for the money if your have SLI/Crossfire.
cool_dude 24th January 2014, 21:29 Quote
Up to 25% off their prices, nothing that good IMO.
AlienwareAndy 24th January 2014, 21:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by cool_dude
Up to 25% off their prices, nothing that good IMO.

True say. In other words they have put the Radeon prices back to pre price gouging mining prices and all of a sudden it's cheap....

Not sure whether to feel happy about that or just insulted.
bawjaws 24th January 2014, 22:35 Quote
This is the sort of "article" that makes me feel uncomfortable. It's basically advertising for OCUK in the guise of editorial, isn't it?
LennyRhys 24th January 2014, 22:47 Quote
Let's face it... OCUK need all the help they can get.
CrazyJoe 24th January 2014, 23:00 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by bawjaws
This is the sort of "article" that makes me feel uncomfortable. It's basically advertising for OCUK in the guise of editorial, isn't it?

Well they've got to make money somehow, it's better than annoying ads that force people to run adblock on the whole site.
runadumb 24th January 2014, 23:05 Quote
OCUK are my go to for most PC parts. I do shop around (used scan recently) but a big reason I use them is they deliver with DPD. Who give you a 3 hour window when to expect them and give you a phone call when they arrive.
Living in an apartment makes this invaluable. Yoddle, TNT and citylink can't deliver ****.

*Just my personal experience in Belfast. I'll have to wait for the next sale as I'm bleeding money, having recently bought myself a home.
Parge 24th January 2014, 23:13 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by runadumb
OCUK are my go to for most PC parts. I do shop around (used scan recently) but a big reason I use them is they deliver with DPD. Who give you a 3 hour window when to expect them and give you a phone call when they arrive.
Living in an apartment makes this invaluable. Yoddle, TNT and citylink can't deliver ****.

*Just my personal experience in Belfast. I'll have to wait for the next sale as I'm bleeding money, having recently bought myself a home.

Don't know about Belfast but Scan use DPD in the UK too, and give me free next day delivery. Keeps me coming back.
GeorgeStorm 24th January 2014, 23:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parge
Don't know about Belfast but Scan use DPD in the UK too, and give me free next day delivery. Keeps me coming back.

+1
Main reason for using Scan, 1 hour timeslot ftw.
greigaitken 25th January 2014, 00:49 Quote
rule of thumb for retail is trade price = 0.666 x rrp, so 25% discount = 10% markup leftover.
hardly 'newsworthy'!!!
anything thats more than 40% less rrp tends to be a bargain (assuming good product) so yes - i think a little more of an ad than a worthy article.
That being said i hope bit-tech got a proper $$$ reward and not just a free gfx card + cpu backhander.
I know you guys need the money.... but once you lose the integrity - you'll lose your visitors too.
raxonb 25th January 2014, 00:56 Quote
+1 for scan - they are awesome. Always been reluctant to shop at OCUK because of their incredibly bad customer services which have been well publicised over the years.
Guinevere 25th January 2014, 09:22 Quote
As an act of respect to the forum users, how about BT tell us the terms of any deal with OCUK?

Such as:
  • We were paid £X
  • They bought £X worth of advertising
  • We can't talk about it due to an agreed NDA
  • We're not going to comment
AlienwareAndy 25th January 2014, 09:33 Quote
Aria use DPD now too apparently. They're a great courier service, really show the others how it's done.
Panos 25th January 2014, 11:30 Quote
I always do shop around, and given the prices OCUK has on some products, they are still to be found cheaper elsewhere still.
Harlequin 25th January 2014, 11:33 Quote
likewise I shop about - since ocuk were bought out I do believe the poor customer service has imporved a lot. I`ve also had issues with scan in the passed as well.
Tweezers 25th January 2014, 11:46 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by LennyRhys
Let's face it... OCUK need all the help they can get.
Let's face it BT needs all the help it can get too
RichCreedy 25th January 2014, 12:43 Quote
just for balance, the same card is £5 cheaper on ebuyer ;-)
Umbra 25th January 2014, 12:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by LennyRhys View Post
Let's face it... OCUK need all the help they can get.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweezers
Let's face it BT needs all the help it can get too

Let's face it most companies dealing in PC's and PC hardware need all the help they can get and you can find someone that's had problems with all these companies, when you deal with 1'000's of customers it's inevitable.
I don't use CCL anymore because I had an issue with them and I've had a few minor irritations with scan but still use them but don't expect a ray of sunshine if you talk to some of the scan staff on the phone, the guy I talked to sounded like he was on death row, jeez, sorry I spoke mate :D
RTT 25th January 2014, 13:02 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweezers
Let's face it BT needs all the help it can get too

You're banned until the 19th of June, 2053.
deathtaker27 25th January 2014, 13:17 Quote
how did he get in, in the first place?

/serious you mods do a great job, and all I hope is OCUK's new owners have much better customer service as these prices are pretty tempting
runadumb 25th January 2014, 15:58 Quote
I had to RMA an SSD last December which I'd owned for 6 weeks at that point. It was a new build so it took time figuring out what was causing my random BSOD. OCUK swapped it out no problem.
mattbailey 25th January 2014, 16:46 Quote
OCUK = Overcharged UK?
Zurechial 25th January 2014, 17:12 Quote
I think a lot of people aren't aware that OCUK changed a lot when CaseKing bought them up. I've never personally experienced the poor customer service that people commonly deride them for - But I do accept that it was a problem in the past. No smoke without fire and all that.
I've seen just as many comments since the buyout, though; saying that it's no longer a problem - That things at OCUK have been sorted out properly.

The use of DPD by both Scan and OCUK has swayed me away from both shops recently though - DPD are atrociously bad in handling rural addresses.
I've had trouble with every single DPD delivery in the past two years - Often because they claim the shop never forwarded them my phone number, so when they fail to find the address; they just return my stuff or bring it to a depot in the arse-end of nowhere.
More hassle than they're worth.
AlienwareAndy 25th January 2014, 17:43 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zurechial
I think a lot of people aren't aware that OCUK changed a lot when CaseKing bought them up. I've never personally experienced the poor customer service that people commonly deride them for - But I do accept that it was a problem in the past. No smoke without fire and all that.
I've seen just as many comments since the buyout, though; saying that it's no longer a problem - That things at OCUK have been sorted out properly.

The use of DPD by both Scan and OCUK has swayed me away from both shops recently though - DPD are atrociously bad in handling rural addresses.
I've had trouble with every single DPD delivery in the past two years - Often because they claim the shop never forwarded them my phone number, so when they fail to find the address; they just return my stuff or bring it to a depot in the arse-end of nowhere.
More hassle than they're worth.

AFAIK only the owners changed, not the staff (well, apart from that hideous racist twunt who I hope dies in a chemical fire).

I've never had bad service from OCUK. What stops me buying there (as it does with Scan) is their illegal policies which they quote on you when you want to RMA. IE - service charges if they don't find a fault and so on. Now with something like a baseball bat? I wouldn't be worried. However, near on all of the duff PC parts I've had have had intermittent problems that only arise after a few hours use, and this is why I don't buy from either company unless I can help it.

OCUK quoted it on me and I ended up RMA directly with MSI, and Scan screwed me out of £15+.

Now? Amazon. No arguing, no picking the peanuts out of poo, just a no nonsense hassle free (noting free as in you don't even have to pay return shipping) service.
Zurechial 25th January 2014, 18:41 Quote
I haven't had to RMA anything with Scan or OCUK personally so I can't comment on that, but it is definitely the main area I've seen complaints about with both companies; for sure.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienwareAndy
Now? Amazon. No arguing, no picking the peanuts out of poo, just a no nonsense hassle free (noting free as in you don't even have to pay return shipping) service.

That's been my experience with Amazon as well. No bullshit, just good service. I've started to buy my hardware from them when I can, these days.
The thing I feel I have to watch out for with Amazon is whether an item is being sold and dispatched from Amazon, or from a third-party. If I wanted to buy from eBay sellers, I'd go to eBay..
AlienwareAndy 25th January 2014, 18:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zurechial

That's been my experience with Amazon as well. No bullshit, just good service. I've started to buy my hardware from them when I can, these days.
The thing I feel I have to watch out for with Amazon is whether an item is being sold and dispatched from Amazon, or from a third-party. If I wanted to buy from eBay sellers, I'd go to eBay..

It's simply because Amazon are not an specific company. IE - you buy a computer part. When it comes to returning it you talk to a lady on the phone who couldn't give a toss. What I mean is small outlets like OCUK and Scan like to argue the toss. I've had to engage in conversation (on an 087x number too, just to rub salt in the wound) on the phone with some real vapid little twerps from both companies, become enraged and leave dissatisfied.

Amazon couldn't give a crap if you're sending back a motherboard or a ironing board tbh.

As for their third parties? I'm not fussed. Amazon have an A-Z guarantee mate. I got stung by some little dickhead once who thought that a single ply padded envelope was good enough to ship a 8800 GTS in. It wasn't, it bent and broke (three caps fell off).

He started giving it the "send it back" routine, at which point I reminded him of the law (IE if something arrives broken you don't pay return shipping, you offer the seller a chance to collect it out of politeness basically).

So he says "Get me a shipping quote". I went to the PO and had it weighed and then offered him any of his choice and he started arguing with me saying it was too much (as a dildo that sends a GPU in a padded envelope would) and what I didn't realise was that Amazon were reading the emails. They did a snatch back so I got an immediate refund and banned him.

What put the icing on the cake was basically putting the caps back on and baking it. Worked a treat :)
littlepuppi 25th January 2014, 21:00 Quote
Always had very good service on OCUK, cannot fault it. Scan - cannot say the same... Amazon also been very good, you pay your money you take your chance...

No one forces you to shop at a given retailer, just go with what you like / know.
BrightCandle 25th January 2014, 21:55 Quote
Another unmarked puff piece. Check reseller ratings .com for everything you want to know about OCUK, they are not a nice company to do business with. Guess the new owners of OCUK are worse than the previous ones. Paying off news outlets, takes two to tango but I can't believe both parties thought this was a good idea.
Harlequin 25th January 2014, 23:01 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrightCandle
Another unmarked puff piece. Check reseller ratings .com for everything you want to know about OCUK, they are not a nice company to do business with. Guess the new owners of OCUK are worse than the previous ones. Paying off news outlets, takes two to tango but I can't believe both parties thought this was a good idea.

you got any proof of what your saying or does the libel police have to sue you? remember - you are NOT anonymous on the internet....
GregTheRotter 25th January 2014, 23:43 Quote
I kinda thought you were since I doubt people are going to after his ip, for being libelous ^^
Harlequin 26th January 2014, 00:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregTheRotter
I kinda thought you were since I doubt people are going to after his ip, for being libelous ^^

ryan air sued the owners of pprune for slanderous comments made on its forum - they said that unless the owner of the pprune forum wanted to be on the side of the defence in the upcoming court case then hand over the information (or something similar).

the owners of pprune handed over all relevant information , and ryan air`s lawyers went after the posters.


ergo - you are not anonymous on any forum.
Pete J 26th January 2014, 09:58 Quote
Well, I'm going to stick up for OCUK. I've bought a few bit and bobs from them (including my main monitor) and live locally so have been able to pop into the store to pick them up. Customer service was friendly and I was happy. Price wise, they sell some bits cheaper and some bit dearer - just like all the other companies out there.

I'll be shopping there again.
Bindibadgi 26th January 2014, 10:30 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by bawjaws
This is the sort of "article" that makes me feel uncomfortable. It's basically advertising for OCUK in the guise of editorial, isn't it?

It's a news post that's relevant to your interests as buyers of PC parts, is it not? If you don't buy there, don't read it!

And wow - the level of cynicism here. Just.. wow. OK so maybe (you) had bad experiences with OCUK, taking it out on bit is just ridiculous. Given that attitude it's amazing anyone advertises given some of the comments (and for the record I don't work in ASUS UK so I don't affect that advertising budget.)
Shirty 26th January 2014, 10:46 Quote
^ this.

It's a link to a forum post on OCUK, relevant to a large number of readers on this site. Clicking on it is optional.

For the record I buy stuff from wherever is cheapest, and I've had enough experience of all the big players to conclude that they are all roughly the same.
AlienwareAndy 26th January 2014, 12:08 Quote
Yeah come on guys don't blow this out of proportion. It's no different to some one posting a link in the Hardware Bargains Thread really. Just because the admins are spreading the word doesn't mean there are back handers going on for crying out loud.

OCUK are too tight to pay for it any way :D (joke by the way for the serious people in this thread)
DbD 27th January 2014, 09:22 Quote
Has a quick look - have been keeping an eye on GTX 770 prices for a while and those *sale* prices are nothing special.
bawjaws 27th January 2014, 12:18 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
It's a news post that's relevant to your interests as buyers of PC parts, is it not? If you don't buy there, don't read it!

And wow - the level of cynicism here. Just.. wow. OK so maybe (you) had bad experiences with OCUK, taking it out on bit is just ridiculous. Given that attitude it's amazing anyone advertises given some of the comments (and for the record I don't work in ASUS UK so I don't affect that advertising budget.)

Fwiw, it's the blurring of lines between editorial and advertising that bothers me - for example, this article also concerns OCUK, but has a nice clear banner at the top clearly stating that it's an ad and not editorial - that's cool. But this is essentially an ad in the guise of editorial, which is less cool imo.

Also fwiw, I've nothing against OCUK - I've used them in the past and will probably use them in the future. In my experience, most PC hardware e-tailers are much of a muchness so please don't think this is an anti-OCUK post.
Shirty 27th January 2014, 12:28 Quote
I don't believe OCUK would be happy to pay for a news post linking to a forum thread. I might be wrong, but generally when retailers pay for advertising they do it through the proper channels.

For starters, there'd be no way to track the source of any revenue generated unless the link was to a store page, so they would never see the benefit of such 'advertising'.

I suspect it's more a case of Bit giving its users a friendly nudge in the direction of one of the biggest component retailers in the UK, with the hope that OCUK will help out with review samples and suchlike going forward.
5UB 27th January 2014, 14:45 Quote
Hey guys, shame to see some bad feedback here of Overclockers UK.

I work for Overclockers UK myself, and from looking of the comments on here it is either old, or untrue.

For example someone has posted a review site about ourselves (Reseller Ratings), and the last review was written in 2013, and there were two reviews in total in 2012, one good and one negative. Hardly something to go by, why not look at our recent reviews? For example we have reviews here and here:

http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews5686.html

http://www.trustpilot.co.uk/review/www.overclockers.co.uk

These seem to appear to be more recent, and a lot more than 3 reviews over the last few years. Not only that, why not experience our service first hand? :)

Over the past year we have invested lots into the company as regards to customer service, and we have won two awards last year for Retailer of the Year. Some of you may know there was a huge change within our company being purchased by Caseking who are very keen in making sure the customer is put first for customer service.

As for pricing of prices, we cannot always be the cheapest, same goes with our competitors, prices will be different all the time no matter where you shop, however we are aiming to give the best service we possibly can. :)

If anyone has any current issues with Overclockers UK, or problems or questions, feel free to send me a message privately and I will do my best to answer them all for you. :)
Bindibadgi 28th January 2014, 02:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by bawjaws
Fwiw, it's the blurring of lines between editorial and advertising that bothers me - for example, this article also concerns OCUK, but has a nice clear banner at the top clearly stating that it's an ad and not editorial - that's cool. But this is essentially an ad in the guise of editorial, which is less cool imo.

Also fwiw, I've nothing against OCUK - I've used them in the past and will probably use them in the future. In my experience, most PC hardware e-tailers are much of a muchness so please don't think this is an anti-OCUK post.

It's not an editorial, it's news. So you're saying news should never be positive AND informative AND relevant to the audience, as that's advertising?? :(
5UB 30th January 2014, 15:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zurechial
I think a lot of people aren't aware that OCUK changed a lot when CaseKing bought them up. I've never personally experienced the poor customer service that people commonly deride them for - But I do accept that it was a problem in the past. No smoke without fire and all that.
I've seen just as many comments since the buyout, though; saying that it's no longer a problem - That things at OCUK have been sorted out properly.

The use of DPD by both Scan and OCUK has swayed me away from both shops recently though - DPD are atrociously bad in handling rural addresses.
I've had trouble with every single DPD delivery in the past two years - Often because they claim the shop never forwarded them my phone number, so when they fail to find the address; they just return my stuff or bring it to a depot in the arse-end of nowhere.
More hassle than they're worth.

Hi Zurechial,

We also offer a brand new service now as well as DPD. We offer UPS Access Point. Basically the parcel is delivered to your local Access Point in your local area and you can collect from them. It is usually a local shop, and there are thousands of Access Points in the UK and is likely to be one right near your house! :)

Maybe this will help you when ordering from Overclockers UK, as it means you do not have to use DPD if you feel they are not acceptable in your area. We offered this new delivery method to give our customers more options which seems to be proven popular and successful with a lot of happy customers. - More details on this can be found here:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/delivery.php
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