Just noticed richer sounds in Belfast are heavily selling into the south at their sterling prices. Delivery charges of £10 - £50 apply, but their prices for TV's / HiFi seem to be extremely good.
Phillips 42" LCD £549, Sony Bravi 32" £449 etc etc.
Always were a decent crowd to deal with when they had a store in Dublin.
I still buy stuff from them, shipping rates are very good. their sterling -> euro conversion rate is a bit ropey, but I usually get them to charge me the sterling price and let the credit card do the rest. They are always up for knocking a few pounds off aswell
I always found their product range to be narrow & inconsistent
Comparing a 42 inch Panasonic Plasma - there is a huge difference pricewise between Richer Sounds and Komplett (who I always thought were the cheaper of the online stores)
Panasonic TH42PZ70PED (Full HD):
Komplett: €1269 + €139 delivery = €1420 (including 12 prf)
Richer Sounds (sterling):
£799 + 40 shipping = Approx €1060
That's nearly 400 in the difference! Bargain from Richer Sounds - and a good tv too!
Yes, pity richersounds don't do the new 50" Panasonic Plasmas, hint hint
The .ie site, but I've always found with them that they have a lot more in stock than whats on their website. I asked one time about getting a center speaker which they had on their .com site and they said they'd ship it over, so I suppose no harm in asking.
I would ring them to order anything.
Bought a 42" Panny from them last Dec, charged me 50 yoyos for del and i still saved 300 on all retailers down here. Plus if you have a problem, there is the added bonus of them only being in belfast and they will arrange courier back to there should you have one (not that i did ). would recoomend them to everyone.
Re: 50" panny plasma, ring them they may be able to get it in for you
The 32" Bravia is just over €600 delivered when you use the Sterling price. Seems like a good deal.
The shop is tiny in Belfast but it's crammed high with goods.
I have to pipe in...
I just bought a 42" Panasonic Plasma from Richer Sounds & I couldn't be happier with them. The Plasma wasn't available on the ie site but the guys in Belfast got the TV delivered from the UK. All, in all probably >€400 saving.
I'm a hard man to keep happy, but the folks in Richer Sounds get my vote every time !!!
My 2 cents...
I was recently looking to buy an Onkyo A/V receiver and talked to Richer Sounds. They told me that a replacement model was due out and they would have it in 2 weeks even though they had the old one in stock..... very impressed by this as I always want the latest.
They also said they don't stock everything on the .co.uk site but can get it shipped accross. The receiver I was after retails down south for €350 and Richer Sounds are €315 when you do the conversion.
RS are excellent - as others have said they generally seem to carry everything on the .co.uk / .com website but don't display it on the .ie website.
Can't understand why there is such a dearth of decent AV specialists in Dublin/RoI generally with midrange stuff - it seems to be from overpriced crud in Peats/Currys or similar to overrated overpriced crud in B&O to super-top of the range gear.
BTW if you have access to a NI address, Richer Sounds will pricematch the best price you can find for the same item delivered to that address from an online UK retailer - for instance I'll shortly be buying a Panny 37" plasma, RS are about £680, best online deal in stock and delivered to my folks address in Armagh is £610. If you go to RS with that quote they'll sell over the counter for £610. Same unit in Komplett in RoI is E860, Currys in RoI was E900+ last time I looked...well worth a half tank of diesel to Belfast.
Didn't know you needed an NI address. I bought a sound system from them last year. CD Player, AV receiver + 7 speakers. Not only did they price match anything I got from elsewhere in the UK or Ireland they smashed it. Got a great deal on the speakers and the AV receiver which should have been about 600eu cost about 400eu.
Price around and then ring them and don't be afraid to ask for a better price (more than once)
Guys, John McDonald here MD of Richer Sounds Ireland - I did not know we had our own thread on Boards! Yippie, and thanks to all who have said nice things about us. Just to clarify a few things: 1. Yes we know our richersounds.ie site is a little crap, we are really working to make it better we have a new site in the wings waiting to go - we are just soo damn busy at the moment its untrue. 2. Anything you see on our .co.uk or richersounds.com site we can get in for you(assuming the UK guys have it in stock..), at the same price or cheaper - in fact we will have most of it in stock - just we probably have not had a chance to get it on the .ie site. 3. We will price beat ANYBODY! I saw a few mentions of KomPleet and other online retailers, so long as they have the goods in stock and are authorised dealers we will beat any cheaper price. 4. We are in Ireland! We have a bricks N Mortar shop in Belfast and we also own The Philips Shop in Dublin where our service centre is based so you can feel comfortable shopping with us 5. Once again we know our Euro rate is ropey on some items - it all depends on when we bought them or when we last updated the product - however you are free to choose either the sterling or euro price and we will sell at whicher is the cheapest for you. 6. The best thing is always to give us a call on the dog n bone or on skype - we will always sort you out a price!!!! Thanks again for the Kind comments, Thanks to Boards!