[sclug] A good supplier of computer bits

Ian Park ian at chalmers-park.name
Wed May 21 16:29:09 UTC 2008

I've had reason lately to use dabs.com a couple of times: the first was 
for a replacement optical drive for my wife's laptop - Dabs had a DVD 
writer at a very reasonable price, and delivery was quick. The second 
was for a memory expansion for my laptop - I swapped out two 2 x 512MB 
modules for 2 x 1024MB. Again the price was good, and delivery quick. 
However I found that the modules were faulty - both Windoze and Ubuntu 
threw wobblies, and when I ran memtest from the Ubuntu CD it threw up 
huge numbers of errors.

I went to the Dabs web site, got an RMA number with no hassle, *and* a 
postage paid label to send the faulty memory back to them. This eas last 
Thursday; I took the package to the Post Office and sent it off, on 
Friday I had an email to let me know the replacement had been 
despatched, and on Saturday the replacement memory arrived, I'd 
installed it in my laptop (let memtest grind away for a few hours with 
no errors) and it was flying again, within 48 hours of asking for the 
RMA. That's service I'd find hard to beat!

Ian Park
Ian Park
17 Pyle Hill
RG14 7JJ
Tel: +44 (0)1635 821420
GSM: +44 (0)7785 300290
email: ian at chalmers-park.name

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