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Old 19 February 2014, 10:26   #1
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Software Demon-Hard Drive rip off 1993

This is probably just for the UK folk.

I was going through some AMIGA FORMATS (PDF's) and saw an advert from a company 'Software Demon' in Cornwall, who would fit a HD into your A1200 much cheaper than anyone else (I think it was because they used 3.5" PC HD's).

Anyway I remember pestering my dad in around 1993 for an HD. Software Demon was so much cheaper than the other companies, so my dad phoned up and placed an order on his credit card. A courier would come and collect our AMIGA, Software Demon fit the HD and courier it back.



Nothing happened for a while, so my dad kept ringing, eventually they said a courier would come. The company was featured briefly on 'Watchdog' (UK consumer report TV prog) for people not getting their AMIGA's back or some dodgy thing. My dad said no way is our AMIGA going to them.

I remember him phoning up the credit card company and finding out that there was something dodgy with them. We managed to get our money back (sorry dad, I did not realise at the time stuff was so expensive!!) and got a 3.5" HD fitted by someone else.


Did this happen to anyone else?

P.S. If you are/were the MD of Software Demon and you were not ripping people off, I will change the subject heading. But you will need to say what actually was happening!!
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Old 19 February 2014, 11:25   #2
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Looks like this company? Formed 1992, dissolved 1993... http://www.companieslist.co.uk/02754...-demon-limited
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...dissolved 1993
Not before time, then.
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do you have a link to the advert, would be interested in seeing it
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Old 20 February 2014, 12:30   #5
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Page 46 of Issue 45 AMIGA FORMAT.

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