hi Dec, i started this thread a good while back and its time to post my results.
ended up getting all my appliances in Currys in Derry. they were charging me 250 sterling to deliver to galway so i got them to hold them in their shop in Derry and i rented a van for €120, spent €70 on diesel to collect them. (I had other stuff i had to collect anyway)
Got a quote of around 4000 euro for the 7 appliances in local shops.
I paid 2800 sterling for the lot in Derry, great saving and would you believe better products, got a neff double oven instead of a whirlpool and a neff induction hob instead of siemems.
Anyway the fun started last week. Went to open the island hood extractor fan box and i see that they got us the wrong one. it was a wall mountable extractor. Currys in galway would not take it back so i had to take it to my nearest Currys in northern ireland. not ideal!
Then, Currys could not get any island hoods delivered to their shop as they said the suppliers do the delivery. without an address in the north i had to take a refund for that item.
I am now in the market for an island extractor fan. cheapest quote i got so far locally is €450 for a standard extractor fan! Takin the mick big time with that price.
I contacted appliances direct who have one for £240 but are charging me 80 sterling to deliver it to Galway. it wont arrive for 14 days if i go with them
Sams yer man in belfast have the same model, costing 280, but they will deliver for £15 sterling. Again it could take 14 days to arrive.
If i were you, i would contact sams yer man & appliances direct with your product codes, see who will give u the best price, delivery, schedule and service. no one likes\recommends Currys but at the end of the day all i wanted was the products we liked at the right price, collecting them was no great issue for me. however i fear that if one of the products breaks-down\dies, Currys wont be too accomodating...touch wood i will never find out