I've been trying to get a quote for a part for a Dell laptop, when I contacted Dell UK, they told me to contact “Upgrade Options”. They offered no other alternative.

I’ve tried emailing them…

[email protected]

No response.

I’ve tried using their “online quote request”

“please fill in the form below for a competitive quote”

http://www.upgrade.co.uk/quotes.asp

No response.

I’ve tried emailing a contact I already had:

Alex Holden [email protected]

It failed.

I’ve tried emailing another email address listed on their site:

[email protected]

No response.

Their website is difficult to reach:

http://upgrade.co.uk

Server not found

Even when you do reach their website, it looks pants and is difficult to navigate.

upgrade.co.uk sucks Pants

To further add insult to injury: All the phone numbers on their website are 0871 numbers charged at 10p per minute:

0871 231 1900

  • Please note calls to this number will cost 10 pence per minute from BT landlines, calls from other networks and mobiles may vary. Calls may be recorded for training and quality purposes

Call Now For Dell Spares and Dell Upgrades – 0871 231 1924

I’m going to say no

They seem to leave me with only one option, which is to open a credit account with them:

Click here to open the credit application form, please then fill in all the details on the form, print it, sign it and fax it along with two trade references to 0871 231 1921. If you have any problems or queries, please call on 0871 231 1900.

No thanks

Will anyone ever get back to me?

Whatever your hardware needs we can help

Main Tel: +44 (0) 871 231 1900

Main Fax: +44 (0) 871 231 1921

Website: www.upgrade.co.uk

Customer services: [email protected]

Account sales: [email protected]

Internet sales: [email protected]

Accounts: [email protected]

Human resources: [email protected]

Marketing: [email protected]

Upgrade Options Ltd

Clocktower, Greenhills Rural Enterprise Centre,

Greenhills Estate, Tilford, Surrey GU10 2DZ

I have hardware needs, but don’t appear to be getting any help…

I did however manage to find an alternative phone number…

Upgrade Options Ltd.

Greenhills Estate

Tilford Road

Tilford

Farnham

Surrey

GU10 2DZ

Telephone:    01252-797660

Companies House

Registration Number:    2873785

From http://www.do-business.net/Indexer/Company/Upgrade-Options-Ltd

**Success, the number works. Press 1 for sales…

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Just in case you missed it, that’s

01252 797660

Enjoy!**

Update

It turns out that emailing [email protected] gets a response within 24 hours. **Jack Bodian [email protected] was kind enough to get back to me with a non-answer, but a response all the same.