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★☆☆☆☆

“Don't trust 28 day policy”

Written on: 24/11/2014 by Lyn1111 (1 review written)

I bought a Free-view box on Sat that was faulty and took it back the next day to the WIMBLEDON SHOP only to be told by the Assistant Manager do you want a replacement, I said no a refund, he said you can’t have a refund as you've opened the box, I told him it’s common sense that you have to open the box, he said it has to be sent off for checking to see if it’s faulty, I was not happy and asked to speak to the Manager, he put me on the phone to the manager, who repeated the same thing… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“not what they used to be but still spot on”

Written on: 13/11/2014 by Chanell461 (1 review written)

Haven't quite got the selection they used to have in terms of electronics but they still have high standards and their staff are a friendly bunch. Very happy with my pickaxe!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“great service”

Written on: 03/11/2014

I have received great service from your Bradford store today from a very patient bright and attentive young man who sorted the problem we were having with our TV reception. He is a credit to your company… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“An absolute shambles. Do not bother with Maplin.”

Written on: 01/10/2014 by MichealWinkworth (1 review written)

I worked for Maplin for several years and can tell you first hand that the company is falling apart from the inside out. I will be shocked if Maplin remain in business in their current form in the next five years. Maplin's business model consists of buying extremely cheap electronics, gadgets and garbage from China. All of this stuff is the lowest grade, most readily available rubbish you can get off ebay for peanuts, except Maplin cleverly repackage it with branded logos, new boxes and… Read Full Review

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“Terrible Staff”

Written on: 13/09/2014 by JewelSchmidt (1 review written)

What a terrible shop. Went in on Saturday morning "Brislington Bristol store" to purchase two bulbs, only to be asked if I needed help by two members of staff. I was escorted around the store by an Asian guy who did not take his eyes of me. And another man standing at every aisle I went up, to the extreme that customers were watching them watching me. There was also an elderly gentlemen with what looked liked his granddaughter also being watched!!! I hear you say that if your doing nothing… Read Full Review

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“AVOID THIS COMPANY!”

Written on: 12/08/2014 by Kearney293 (1 review written)

One of the worst company to work for by a long shot. Pay peanuts, no training, hire young staff because its cheap, and drive out staff who they don't like. Very rare if you find someone who actually knows what a resistor even is. Complete bully and patronising management, Regional managers force experienced staff out just because they don't like them. No praise, false promises and will make you feel horrible about yourself if you don't do so great because nobody comes into your shop all day… Read Full Review

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“NOT an Electronic Specialist !!”

Written on: 26/07/2014 by Cullenum469 (1 review written)

This review is based on the Stoke on Trent store. Over the years this store has gotten worse and worse. My final and last visit was today for a simple resin dipped capacitor for a speaker network. The staff are beyond useless, they looked at me as if I was talking in a foreign language when I explained to them what this capacitor does in the speaker crossover network yet they sell speakers and DJ gear ! The young lad serving in the end advised me to source online instead. As I walked out of… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“400 x digital microscope”

Written on: 20/07/2014

Excellent service, phone up for a windows 8 drive for their digital microscope, arrived the next day and worked fantastic. … Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Thank you Maplins”

Written on: 29/06/2014 by Steven475 (1 review written)

Visited Maplins at Crescent Link Derry/Londonderry & was very happy with service & product. I was talked hrough my requirements in simple easy to understand terms. As a result of items purchased my impulse but is now fit for purpose. Staff couldn't have been more helpful, thank you guys… Read Full Review

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“Failed to use negative reviews”

Written on: 30/05/2014 by utCox213 (1 review written)

I have reviewed a product twice. Once as first impressions, next as a full review after significant testing. Both reviews were slightly negative due to quality issues. Neither review has been added to the product reviews on the site, of which all are very positive, or near so! Thus they appear to be biasing the reviews positively. The product was the Swann wildlife camera, which does a job and is interesting as a basic monitor but, on my model at least, the PIR is very erratic, triggering… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Maplin Craplin”

Written on: 11/05/2014 by Emmy374 (1 review written)

This business fraudulently claims to be an electronics supplier. In reality, they sell expensive rubbish, their catalogue is rubbish, and their staff are cretins. AVOID AT ALL COSTS… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“under no circumstance buy from them.”

Written on: 27/02/2014 by jeWeber298 (1 review written)

I've heard a lot of stories about maplins high prices and bad products. I've had to take back atleast 50% of the products i have bought from poor quality faults. I know someone who worked there and they have horrible tasks to do. Their job relies on them selling crappy screwdrivers or flashlights at the desk or they get in trouble for it. I felt bad not buying screwdrivers or their obscene price for their catalogue. My friend had no choice to leave because her father died and the boss told her… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Maplin”

Written on: 19/02/2014 by kizzzy (1 review written)

Please see my detailed review on "trust pilot"site… Read Full Review

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“sheet shop”

Written on: 14/12/2013

don't ever shop here you will regret it… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Never again !”

Written on: 03/12/2013 by dmackay41 (3 reviews written)

Four weeks ago I ordered a set of wireless headphones from Maplin online. I had never used Maplin before, but thought I would give them a try as they have also taken over new store premises, some 20 miles from where I live. Delivery of the item was very slow, in fact it took 10 days between ordering and delivery..maybe it was the time of year, what with Christmas coming up and all`. The headphones eventually arrived, and on unpacking them and plugging in the base unit, found it did not… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Worst Experience ever”

Written on: 30/10/2013

I used maplins for the first time 2 weeks and it has to have been the worst experience I have ever encountered with any online company. I ordered a tablet online and was told it would be delivered to Ireland the following Thursday. Nothing arrived and when I followed up I was told by their customer care department that they 'didnt know' where the product was and they 'werent familiar' with how it worked in Ireland. 5 phonecalls later and I still got the same type of replys. None of them had a… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“spoilt for choice”

Written on: 11/09/2013 by _und3rc0v3r (3 reviews written)

I was looking for CCTV systems and they had so much to chose from. I ended buying a set of cameras made by SWANN. Maplins on line set up video was excellent and made it easy for me to cover my house with cctv cameras… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Touris to UK Adaptor”

Written on: 01/09/2013 by LABOIRALOR (1 review written)

I was given a brouw new Rowenta Iron with too pins like plugs, i'ne tried so many adaptor, but noe were compatiable, then yesterday in popped into Manpli in Hammersmith with the Rowenta Iron, and asked one of your staff, i believe his mane is Ravis Careem, i said, Yes madam, 'we have the compatiable' 'come with me please' he lead me to the shelves with assoted adaptors and handed me 'Tourist to uk Adaptor. I asked him, if he was sure, it's the right one, he answered, 'yes madam, i've sold… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Telescopic ladder”

Written on: 12/08/2013

I ordered this telescopic ladder on the 8th of August,I had an email to let me know it had been despatched on the 9th of August, and an email to let me know where it was I received email to say it was in the warehouse to be delivered , within two working days, to my surprise it was delivered on the same afternoon about 3o clock , that's really fast delivery.the ladder is everything that we need not too heavy , very good product excellent. Price and super excellent servis well done maplin… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“worst customer service i have ever received”

Written on: 04/05/2013

had faulty goods from them (their own brand) in it's original packaging with their own logo on it but i had no receipt. they refused me a refund or an exchange. i wasn't happy and quoted that it wasn't fit for purpose as it was damaged and stat rights state that i do not need proof of purchase if item is faulty they said the law didn't matter they needed a receipt! i kicked off and had to shout at the staff to get them to test the item they then exchanged it VERY begrudgingly. would not step… Read Full Review

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