This has been mentioned a few times by readers of this site, but at present, with the shortage on Humax PVR’s, it seems to best solution is to pre-order from Maplin, and save some money at the same time.
This is what you need to do:
Step 1 – Visit Maplin and click on the “Subscribe and save up to £25 off your order” in the top right corner.
Step 2 – Register an account and sign up for the newsletter…or sign up for the newsletter only.
Step 3 – Wait a few days for the newsletter to arrive via email, which will include a 20 digit code.
Step 4 – Add the Humax PVR to your basket, but because the £25 discount only applies on £300 orders or more (the PVR is £299.99), add this Radial Electrolytic Capacitors which we believe is the cheapest item at just 0.11p.
Step 5 – Wait for Maplin to process your order, and save yourself £25 (well, £24.89!!!).
Total price: £275.10
Given that obtaining stock is so difficult at the moment, why not at least pre-order and save yourself some money? Maplin have so far been honouring the orders within the time-scale indicated.
For all those looking to purchase a Humax FOXSAT-HDR Freesat+ Digital Box, Comet are now accepting orders online with delivery dates from 27th January 2009. The price has increased to £299.99 plus Free/£5.80 delivery.
Buy online at COMET here
Argos are now showing some stock availability priced at £293.59 plus £5.80 postage. Ignore the stock notice and try to purchase, it worked on a test we did, but might be dependent on your location. (edit – out of stock again!)
Buy from ARGOS online
Alternatively Maplin are showing as having stock available; previously they were just taking pre-orders. Maplin are charging £299.99 also with Free delivery.
Pre-order from MAPLIN here
Metronics first Freesat digital box is now in stock at Maplin, priced £149.99.
We questioned in a previous post why anyone would consider purchasing this HD receiver at such a high price, given that the Alba Group and Humax versions are already so established and priced significantly cheaper, but if you are considering a purchase, we’d love to hear the reasons why.
Buy online at MAPLIN for £149.99 inc P+P
Don’t forget to include a product review on our Metronic SATHD100 product page if you do indeed own this product.