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dabbler said in November 2nd, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I can add gadgetbuyers.co.uk to the list of websites owned and run by the same company…and that i fell into the same trap buying the goods before realising that they only had a PO box and an online comment form that doesn’t work. I’m waiting for a similar reply from sagepay and maybe one day a broken box of pieces will turn up

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skyw said in November 19th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Yep, just received a fake pair of Sony earphones today from them… And now their website is down completely – the template for a shop is there, but no content – it’s all disappeared since this morning…. same for gadgetbuyers.co.uk However, oddandpods.co.uk still up… Somehow, don’t think I’ll be getting a refund or anything… hope the asshole is caught and jailed.

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vcmtik said in November 24th, 2010 at 9:19 am

I placed an order with gadgetbuyers.co.uk for an iPig on the 9th November. I received an email on the 10th saying it was dispatched….it is now the 24th and still no iPig. I have tried to contact them, but no response, so I have now contacted Sagepay to see if I can get my money refunded. I notice that their website seems to be up and running again.

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Neil Brace said in November 27th, 2010 at 9:53 am

I to ordered an ipig on the 10th Nov 2010 as the web page showed in stock. Not turned up yet, plus have emailed and on line web formed them loads with no answer. Yes the money has been taken out of my bank account though. I will try sage pay too. Has anyone contacted trading standards yet? This type of shit web site really puts you off Internet shopping doesn’t it!! Wish I had an address for them I knew the owner would be at, I’d definitely get my cash back off them by the time I’d finished with them.

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Leigh said in November 28th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Hi Phil

I’ve also been caught by this campany as well, ordered something a few
weeks ago and not turned up, tried emailing them and no answer. How do I
get in touch with Sage?

Hope you can help me out,

regards Leigh

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vcmtik said in November 30th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

I emailed Sage last week, but so far not heard anything back from them…..still no ipig. This is so frustrating not hearing anything from anyone.

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Phil Bridges said in December 1st, 2010 at 9:00 am

Interesting email arrived the other day! I did a quick check in WHOIS and despite what Mike (AKA Matt) says both sites are registered with same person and hosted with 123.com.. err.. hello?

On 24 November 2010 12:30, Matt wrote:

Hello we have been made aware of a review and that there are links to our website from floggadgets. we are not the same company and here at oddsandpods we are a respectable company selling quality gadgets.

I ask that you pleasse remove the link to us. We are already having issues with 1 forum. We used to supply some items to this company but we are not the same company. Our website is an authorised Sennheiser dealer and we sell original Sennheiser items only.

I would appreciate it if you could assist me in this request as comments like this on the web are damaging to our business. —————————————————————————-
Sender info:

IP: 87.114.197.217
Browser/OS: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-GB; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101026
Firefox/3.6.12

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Paul Batty said in December 1st, 2010 at 9:08 am

Sorry but that’s bullsh*t, he’s spinnig a yarn, clearly this is the same person and a fraudster! I have lodged a complaint with Portsmouth Trading Standards and would urge others to. If I don’t get anywhere with this now I have his address he’s going to get a good slapping very shortly, I kid you not, we now know where he lives!

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chic4 said in December 2nd, 2010 at 11:43 am

hi
same story i’ve been waiting for Sennheiser HD 205 HD205 for over a week (maybe not that long comparing to others but still)
i sent 2 emails asking where the Item is and no response…
can anyone tell me if there is any way to get the money back?

heeeeeeeeeeelp!

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phil said in December 2nd, 2010 at 11:53 am

Trading standards are your best bet I’d have thought..

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Leigh said in December 3rd, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Hello everyone, just to report on my earier post. I’ve actually received my Krusell case today which I ordered on 14/11/10 and the case is genuine.

Thanks Phil for all your help

Regards Leigh :-)

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pilgrim said in December 5th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

I recently bought a set of headphones with mic for my iphone from floggadgets.co.uk, these turned up within a few days, only to find the microphone does not work and one of the ear pieces is also broken. I have e-mailed the company several times and have had no reply. It seems I am one of many that has been swindled out of their money for faulty goods from these cowboys. Lets bring this company down and ruin there xmas!!!!!!!

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MikeP said in December 7th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Also bought the illusive iPig from Gadgetbuyers, but nothing showed. If anyone wants to join me in paying him a visit, let me know……

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jaam said in December 7th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Ordered a Krusell case on 21st November and not yet received despite 3 emails to them.

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DeadBattery said in December 9th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Bought an “extended” battery from them for my phone. Twice the size of the normal one but doesn’t even last as long! Have tried contacting them by webform and email but no luck yet. Only a small amount BUT will get in touch with Trading Standards as really not on (and worse still others may be spending a lot more!)

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Chris said in December 9th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

I think I’ve just been had by these people. Ordered something a couple of weeks ago, not received, can’t get in contact.

Fortunately it should be fairly easy to get my money back through my credit card company. If anyone’s interested, the directors of the company are Michael and Helen Reeder of 26 Carbis Close, Port Solent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, PO6 4TW.

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grouchycouchy said in December 13th, 2010 at 3:29 pm

Ordered iPig and digi photo frame 26/11/2010, money debited from account 29/11/2010 ….. still no order received!!!!!! NOT happy!!! Have always shopped online and never had a problem until this Christmas …. puts you off internet shopping!!

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Lynsey said in December 15th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I too have order an ipig ipod on the 27/11/2010 from GadgetBuyers.co.uk, just incase any body else feels like going on this web site don’t the are nothing but theives that hide behind a web page and because of them one of my Children will not be getting a Christmas present. I have tried emailing them through their useless email link on the website several times, with no Joy. I hope you have a really crap Christmas Michael and Helen Reeder.

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peters said in December 15th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Ordered ighost on 19/11/10 which has not arrived. The money has been taken and despite numerous emails no response! Seems like I am one of many!

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noojwhite said in December 17th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I ordered lego speaker 2 days ago and suddenly realised I hadn’t had email confirmation of order. Tried to login, apparently I’m not registered! Checked my bank balance ….. money has been taken. I will try to email but haven’t just googled it and looked at comments above, not feeling very confident. Will check back in soon.

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vcmtik said in December 18th, 2010 at 9:19 am

I have heard from Sage pay, and they are now investigating this company, but they are also still validating transactions for them :( . I have had no correspondence from Mike since, he confirmed they “tracked my package”. I was lucky enough to buy another ipig elsewhere so my daughter won’t be dissappointed this christmas. I wish everyone here good luck resolving your problems, and hope that you enjoy christmas x

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vcmtik said in December 18th, 2010 at 9:36 am

We paid by debit card, and was advised by Sagepay that if we contact our bank and ask for a “chargeback” for fraudulent transaction for goods not received, we may get our money back. Fingers crossed!

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lorraineS said in December 21st, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I also have been stung by gadget buyers for 2 items that I ordered at the beginning of December and still nothing. Have emailed numerous times and no answer (surprise surprise!). Going to try and phone my bank now and see if there is any chance I can get my money back.

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jamesc said in December 22nd, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Victory Business Centre is a reputable light industrial centre / business centre owned by Portsmouth City Council. The phone number for reception is 023 9282 6225.

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Charlie Lovelock said in January 2nd, 2011 at 1:55 pm

ORDERED AN IHOME DOCKING STATION FROM THESE FRAUDSTERS ON 6/12/10 AS A XMAS PRESENT FOR MY PARTNER. HAVE STILL NOT RECEIVED THIS ITEM AND NO RESPONSE TO MY EMAILS TO THEM. SINCE LOOKING UP REVIEWS ON THIS COMPANY,IT SEEMS MANY OTHER PPL HAVE HAD THIS EXPERIENCE. I WILL BE GOING THROUGH SAGE PAY WHO THEY USE TO COLLECT PAYMENTS FROM CUSTOMERS AND WILL LODGE A FORMAL COMPLAINT!! I WILL ALSO FLAG THEM UP TO WATCHDOG AND ROGUE TRADERS.

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Davido said in January 6th, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I am another victim. I ordered a Gorillapod on 5 Dec and my account was debited the next day. Despatch was notified to me on 15 Dec – since then nothing, despite several emails. As others have noted, the complaints part of the website is inoperative. I am grateful for all those who have provided information in this Blog and will do everything, not only to get my money back but also to bring the directors of this company down. I will be contacting Trading Satndards; Portsmouth Police; Google; Sage;Local Press; Companies House and any other interested party. We
are dealing with fraudsters here, and the internet market should take some interest. Without confidence in honest transactions, we’ll all be shopping locally. Please keep me in touch with developments. Thank you

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Entropia said in January 11th, 2011 at 8:45 am

Hello from Finland. I ordered an HTC Desire car holder, a MicroSD card and a micro-USB cable on 11.12.2010 from Flog Gadgets. I was recommended by a friend who had ordered a similar set just weeks earlier and received it, no problems. They emailed me to say that the order has been dispatched on 16.12.2010 but I have not received anything. I emailed them twice but no answer. Had I not been drunk while making the order I would have double-checked. Stupid me. Better call my credit card company and see what they can do to refund me.

*sigh*

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mcutbill said in January 12th, 2011 at 1:34 am

Another person who has been done by oddsandpods.co.uk

ordered headphones…. and nothing comes. “First Class” delivery. Tried all contact methods several times and nothing, what a surprise!…..

Reported to watchdog…. trading standards next….. Trying to get my back to charge it back too/

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nilbymouth007 said in January 14th, 2011 at 12:45 am

Hello, bought a Sony MDR-XB40EX from Oddsandpods website at the beginning of December, still have not received it, i just want my money refunded now.
I Have started a chargeback with my bank,as i used visa debit to pay. My bank said once i have filed the form with them they will investigate into this for the chargeback, so if you have paid using visa debit, i recommend doing this.The more people do this then hopefully they will be investigated properly by TS.

Good Luck

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darrel said in January 14th, 2011 at 3:28 am

i ordered ipod doc on 17 dec i got email saying been despatched. I tried emailing them but no response i and sagepay are just has bad they should have stopped transactions taking part. Stay away from them, they say they deal with safety of payments for your card bullshit you should have stopped these cowboys from having dealings with you you old your head in shame has well you have known about this for some time shame on you.

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vcmtik said in January 20th, 2011 at 8:32 am

Hi again

Just to let you know, that we did get our money back from our bank using the “chargeback” as I said earlier. Good luck anyone who are in the same position I was in!

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Nick said in January 20th, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Ordered 3 x iPad cases from Gadgetbuyers.co.uk and agin no delivery, no response. DO NOT USE THIS SITE, clearly fraud.

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gorti said in January 26th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

found mike/matt reeders home address
26 Carbis Close Port Solent PO6 4TW

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Lin said in January 29th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

I WISH I HAD SEEN THESE COMMENTS BEFORE ORDERING MY BLACKBERRY CURVE COVER ON 31ST DECEMBER 2010! AFTER E-MAILING TO FIND OUT WHERE MY ITEM WAS, I FINALLY RECEIVED A REPLY TO SAY THAT IT HAD BEEN DESPATCHED ON 19TH JANUARY 2011. STILL NOTHING AND NOT REPLYING TO MY E-MAILS. I’VE CONTACTED SAGEPAY AND AM AWAITING A REPLY. WILL ALSO TRY TO GET A REFUND VIA MY CREDIT CARD COMPANY. NOTICED THAT ODDS & PODS WEBSITE LOOKS VERY MUCH LIKE FLOG GADGETS, SO I’M NOT SURPRISED THEY ARE THE SAME COMPANY. FLOG GADGETS WEBSITE HAS SHUT DOWN WITH A MESSAGE SAYING THAT A NEW COMPANY BOUGHT THEM IN SEPTEMBER 2010 AND, AFTER A VERY BUSY CHRISTMAS (I BET) THEIR WEBSITE IS BEING UPDATED! CAN’T UNDERSTAND WHY SAGEPAY ARE STILL BEING ASSOCIATED WITH THEM? ONLINE TRADERS LIKE THESE MAKE MY BLOOD BOIL.

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Lin said in February 1st, 2011 at 2:34 pm

HI
JUST AN UPDATE TO MY PREVIOUS BLOG, I CONTACTED SAGEPAY WHO BASICALLY SAID THE SAME AS OTHER GUYS HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THEY JUST MAKE SURE THE TRANSACTION IS SECURE ETC. ETC. BUT THAT THEY WOULD CONTACT FLOG GADGETS ON MY BEHALF TO TRY TO GET A RESULT. LOW AND BEHOLD, A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER AND I’VE RECEIVED THE PHONE COVER I’VE BEEN WAITING A MONTH FOR! I DON’T KNOW WHAT SAGEPAY DID BUT THEY GOT ME A RESULT. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE ELSE WHO’S WAITING ON ORDERS TO BE DELIVERED. I RECKON CONTACTING SAGEPAY SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST POINT OF CALL.

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mikereedisgay said in December 14th, 2011 at 2:30 am

Now the famous datakits.co.uk scammer is back with a vengeance as nicecans.co.uk & ithingy.co.uk

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renegade said in April 19th, 2013 at 1:16 pm

30 month sentence

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anon said in April 30th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

In the news today, Michael Reeder has been jailed for 2.5 years for selling fake goods. Serves him right!

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