Computer computer retailer Savastore is back online – albeit with a slightly different name - two months after it stopped taking orders following owner Watford Electronics’ acquisition by Globally Ltd.
Savastore’s website now redirects visitors to a new site – Saverstore.com – which offers a range of products, including PCs, laptops, monitors, cameras and software. However, a spokesperson contacted via the company’s sales line confirmed that the new operation – which starting selling goods last week – is currently only selling “existing stock held in the warehouse”.
“We plan to offer new lines eventually, but it will take some time,” said the spokesperson. Saverstore bosses were apparently out of the office this morning and unable to be reached.
The new website says: “In February 2007 Savastore was acquired by Globally Ltd. After a full review of business and technical processes, the site has been reopened under the new name, Saverstore.com.”
However, it’s unclear where that leaves customers who bought products from Savastore prior to its acquisition but didn’t receive the goods, or those whose products should, in theory, still be covered by the original Savastore’s warranties.
“For Aries/PowerXS/Carrera/Demonite/Tiny PCs or notebooks, please email us at [email protected] with full details as to the nature of your enquiry as well as the name of the item, your order number, and your post code.”
In February, Globally said it intended to expand on Watford's existing business, and pledged that it would, wherever possible, "assist and support all existing Savastore.com customers whose goods are not already covered by a manufacturer's warranty".