I know this is about as off topic as can be , but you seem to be an educated lot and could maybe help with this if you're in the UK.
I ordered a custom built computer for my music writing about 1 month ago from a large UK based computer build firm off the internet and paid by credit card via their online payment service.
Their website states that the computer takes 7-9 days to build and yet a month later I still haven't received the PC.
A week after I made the order they informed me by email that the build had started... 4 days later they informed me they had no graphics cards in stock and it would take another 3 days to get them in stock.. Which is quite odd considering the build had started days earlier.
I requested a price on more memory and asked them to add another 2Gb if the price was below a certain price point. They automatically added the memory to my order but didn't inform me of the price and upon checking my credit card bill I discovered the price was near double the price point I had asked for.
The build was completed a few days later and my pc was awaiting their "rigorous" testing schedule, in which they do 2 seperate burn in soak tests, which total to 24 hours in time.
A week later, my PC was still waiting for these tests to start so I emailed them to ask what the hold up was. I quickly received confirmation that my computer had started the tests and had successfully passed both 12 hour tests within a 40 minute time frame... ??
So my new PC moves on to the despatch using Next day delivery.... which didn't happen, so I contact them again to request a Saturday delivery. They confirmed the Saturday delivery and suprise suprise, the delivery time has been and gone, I'm still PC'less and their website still says the PC is awaiting shipment.
I've contacted them via phone - which I've now discovered to be a hired answerphone service , their address is a PO Box address and they are no longer replying to my emails. (They usually promptly reply within the hour but since I've requested tracking info from them via both phone and email, it's been a full day)
Where do I go from here? I don't really know if I want my warranty with a company that works like this, or even that I wish a firm that constantly lies about time frames and fobs you off with bullshit excuses to keep my hard earned beer tokens anymore.
Should I go directly to my card company to try and get my cash back or should I go to their telesales dept which ultimately can't deal with it ?
Is the law on my side regarding matters like this ?
Any advice will be welcome