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Has OcUK got shares in Akasa?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Day03, 6 Jun 2006.

  1. Day03

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 May 2006

    Posts: 398

    Why is it that when it comes to PC accessories OcUK virtually only sells Akasa stuff and even with those there is not much to choose from? How hard is is to stock different brands and wider range of such small and inexpensive stuff like accessories? I wanted to buy a UV floppy cable and OcUK only has 45cm Akasa ones :( Surely 45cm is not the most commonly used length.
    I've build my PC from parts I bought from OcUK but now that I need smaller parts for finishing touches I find myself using other competitors because OcUK do not stock what I specificaly want.

    Don't get me wrong, OcUK is a good shop but it can be greatly improved for example by following the above suggestion.
     
  2. Otacon

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 Jan 2004

    Posts: 21,921

    Location: All over

  3. Alasdair

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Apr 2004

    Posts: 1,977

    Location: Edinburgh

    Because it doesn't make commercial sense to stock a high range of low value products, especially when your sales volume per item is likely to be low. Shop elsewhere if you don't like it.
     
  4. james.miller

    Capodecina

    Joined: 17 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,541

    Location: Woburn Sand Dunes

    hmm. good suggestion. you could start by putting this in the product suggestions forum, rather than gd.
     
  5. Day03

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 May 2006

    Posts: 398

    I did a while back but had no response so don't know if it has been ignored or not.
     
  6. A2Z

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 8,456

    Location: London

    i agree - that forum sucks - i posted in it asking about when a certain item was going to come back in stock, and no reply
     
  7. nikebee

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 13,984

    Location: Pembrokeshire

    surely you would have got more (and a faster) response from phoning/emailing the shop though :p
     
  8. Yewen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,699

    Location: Leeds

    The product suggestion forum is just read, you post what you would like and then they read it, nobody else can see your post bar you.

    If you want to check if it has been read keep and eye on the views. Anything I have suggested in there has eventually popped up in the store, it is not an instant action from you posting to it being in stock.

    Just give it time, they are getting better as they now stock a wider range of HTPC cases after posting in CC, great move and made a lot of people happy.
     
  9. Werewolf

    Commissario

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 30,175

    Location: Panting like a fiend


    Yup, besides anything else if memory serves the only people who can see anyone elses posts in that forum section are mods/admins, everyone else can only see their own posts (I beleive) ;)
    I know users who are not logged in can't even see the suggestions section.

    It's for exactly what is says on the tin, product suggestions, I beleive they are read on a fairly regular basis by the store staff and I guess if something makes sense to them they'll try and act on it :)
     
  10. Energize

    Caporegime

    Joined: 12 Mar 2004

    Posts: 29,333

    Location: England

    I also reccomended something and it was ignored.

    Lol, have you ever tried phoning the shop. :p
     
  11. Yewen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,699

    Location: Leeds

    Yes and I got through first time, on all the occassions. :p
     
  12. Dave

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Oct 2004

    Posts: 4,948

    Location: Sacramento, CA, USA

    Am I the only person to have misread the title? OcUK have shares in Alaska? :confused:

    Phoned them last week, straight through :)