GetDotted Domains

At GetDotted, a 1 year .co.uk, .uk, .me.uk or .org.uk registration is now just £1.95 ex VAT.

Search Domains Now

Viewing Thread:
"Best Retro Sites / Shops for a Retro Virgin"

The "General Games Chat" forum, which includes Retro Game Reviews, has been archived and is now read-only. You cannot post here or create a new thread or review on this forum.

Fri 02/05/03 at 16:32
Regular
Posts: 787
Please share your sources of information ...
Looked on google but not much there, found few sites but nothing special.
Thu 15/05/03 at 20:54
Regular
Posts: 11,597
Rathbone Place CEX rocks. The staff are friendly and helpful. The Tottenham Court Road one rocks too. Hounslow is the only shop where the staff don't give two shi...yes...about their customers. The only time they are decent is if Steve Dunn (may have seen him in the Tottenham Court Road one) is in there. The Kingston store is totally different to the Hounslow one...the guy in there took me to the bus station and waited with me until it came when I got my Japanese PS2 on release. Nobody had bought it, and I was kinda walking around Kingston at 7pm with a 300 PS2. It was mega dark then, so it was a kind gesture from the bloke. Still not taken my mouse back; they probably won't accept it now. :c( Oh well.
Tue 13/05/03 at 14:46
Regular
"Dont come here ofte"
Posts: 4,264
I've never had any bad experiences with cex, you must have caught them on a bad day.
Tue 13/05/03 at 11:44
Regular
"past,present&future"
Posts: 171
.:: DW ::. wrote:
> Dunno is New Age Consoles do Retro. I'll check.
>
> As for Computer Exchange, the only 'knowledgable' staffies are those
> in the Rathbone Place Retro department. As a whole, I hate CEX now. I
> bought my mouse from the Hounslow store last week. The staffies were
> very unhelpful and the product doesn't work. I've now had two rows
> with the manager and my mum has had one.
>
> Back to CEX. I've now got to spend an hour on a bus getting to
> Hounslow, just to change my bloody mouse. And then, chances are they
> won't give me a refund. Then I have another hour on the cramped bus
> home! So, if you buy with CEX, make sure you know your rights and be
> prepared for the product not to work.

I'm honestly very surprised, that's not my experience at all, I've been using the Rathbone Place store for close to ten years.

They've always been very knowledgable and honest with me (including talking me out of buying bad games!).
Tue 06/05/03 at 12:59
Regular
"Dont come here ofte"
Posts: 4,264
they're retro section is console only, not home computers.
Mon 05/05/03 at 12:58
Regular
Posts: 11,597
Appears that New Age Consoles have moved from their pokey little shop in East Croydon.

They're now based down the road at ::

New Age Consoles Ltd. Main MegaStore Address Unit 1117 Whitgift Center Croydon Surrey - Open 7 Days a week - TEL: 0208 686 1680

At least I think that's the actua shop.
Mon 05/05/03 at 12:52
Regular
Posts: 11,597
Dunno is New Age Consoles do Retro. I'll check.

As for Computer Exchange, the only 'knowledgable' staffies are those in the Rathbone Place Retro department. As a whole, I hate CEX now. I bought my mouse from the Hounslow store last week. The staffies were very unhelpful and the product doesn't work. I've now had two rows with the manager and my mum has had one.

Just checked, New Age Consoles do sell Retro stuff. You can find them online at the address below, or you can find their rather small store in East Croydon.

http://www.newageconsoles.com
http://www.newageconsoles.com/retro.asp

Back to CEX. I've now got to spend an hour on a bus getting to Hounslow, just to change my bloody mouse. And then, chances are they won't give me a refund. Then I have another hour on the cramped bus home! So, if you buy with CEX, make sure you know your rights and be prepared for the product not to work.
Mon 05/05/03 at 12:41
Regular
"past,present&future"
Posts: 171
www.klov.com

amazing archive of practically every arcade machine ever made.

Computer Exchange www.cex.com (shops are better than site), very good retro stock and knowledgeable service.
Fri 02/05/03 at 16:32
Regular
"Dont come here ofte"
Posts: 4,264
Please share your sources of information ...
Looked on google but not much there, found few sites but nothing special.

Freeola & GetDotted are rated 5 Stars

Check out some of our customer reviews below:

Unrivalled services
Freeola has to be one of, if not the best, ISP around as the services they offer seem unrivalled.
Very pleased
Very pleased with the help given by your staff. They explained technical details in an easy way and were patient when providing information to a non expert like me.

View More Reviews

Need some help? Give us a call on 01376 55 60 60

Go to Support Centre
Feedback Close Feedback

It appears you are using an old browser, as such, some parts of the Freeola and Getdotted site will not work as intended. Using the latest version of your browser, or another browser such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Opera will provide a better, safer browsing experience for you.