OC3D Welcomes Yoyotech

The Store & Products

The Store
 
From outside the store, a welcoming open door gains entry into the shop itself. When I first entered the store I felt somewhat like a kid in a toyshop. The sheer amount of choice on display was mind boggling and I'm sure that if my wallet had a facial expression it would certainly be showing signs of worry. All the top name brands are present with the selections grouped into sections around the store so it was quite easy to navigate to the sections you wished to browse.
 
Entrance Back
 
Thinking back now, I actually felt welcomed by the shop itself, I can't quite put my finger on it but I felt 'at home' if that makes any sense. I was not approached by any pushy sales staff, I was simply asked if I needed any help and when I replied no thanks I was left to have a good look around. At this stage I had not introduced myself to the staff as I wanted to build an honest opinion of how the store operates. In my junior years I was once a retail manager so I was pleased with how the staff approached potential customers without being pushy. Having customers feel at ease is essential for a business in such a competitive market as PC hardware and I felt that Yoyotech had the right balance with regards to customer approach.

So on the surface at least, Yoyotech seem to have everything a hardware store needs. Let’s take a closer look on what they have to offer.
 
 
Products 
 
If you are looking for tat I would shop elsewhere as by the store owners submission, Yoyotech will only stock the best products from well known manufacturers' recognised in the hardware community. All the top name brands are there - Asus, Gigabyte, Abit, Coolermaster, Corsair OCZ, Logitech, Razer etc and I was pleased to see that Yoyotech are stockists of the new but very popular Zotac brand. Every budget is catered for from entry level to mid range through to the high-end kit. So whatever your aspirations, Yoyotech can supply your needs.
 
I think I've died and gone to heaven. Feel the Powah!
 
Want a 1kw PSU. No problem. A tie wrap. Sorted. How about a £99 pc? No, I'm not joking! You read that right, £99 for a base unit. How Yoyotech have managed this is beyond belief but when you consider that the University of London is just around the corner, it makes sense to cater for the budget conscious as well as those lucky enough to have no budget. Obviously the unit is not going to be anything to brag about but the components used, while cheap, are still more than adequate for someone wanting a very basic setup.
 
Small cases Suits you sir?
 
 
Storage
Buying from a webstore is all good and well but it can be difficult judging size. Will this air cooler fit in this case. How many times have you bought a product online only to find that it doesn’t fit? How many times have you bought a product online and when you open up the package you see why it was so cheap - plastic photographs much the same as metal so when you see how flimsy that case door/panel it is often too late to do anything about it. At Yoyotech you are actively encouraged to be 'touchy feely' - anything you wish to have a play with isn't a problem which is ideal for anyone wishing to purchase a new case. For example I know the Thermaltake Mozart is a big case but until you see it in the flesh you really can’t comprehend how big it is. Much the same for the Lian Li’s quality and the Silverstone's aesthetics. They are, however, all on show at Yoyotech so if you are in the area of London then I would definitely recommend a call in if you want to judge space etc.

While I was still unknown to the guys some of the staff were approached by customers with some technical questions and every time, accurate and friendly advice was given. I'm sure you have all heard some horror stories about the guys in the purple shirts? Well rest assured there is none of that malarkey here. Each staff member appeared to be very knowledgeable and adept at giving some very good advice. I see this although unfortunately I am unfamiliar with Hindi, Urdu, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, German and Russian. Just a sample of some of the languages the staff at Yoyotech are conversant with. I kid you not. You have not lived until you have heard a Brazilian getting excited, talking about the latest memory kits (at least that what I think he was talking about!). Such is the comprehensive abilities of the staff at Yoyotech.
 
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10-10-2008, 03:36:58

JN
"The OC3D family is growing and our latest addition are Yoyotech, suppliers of only the best PC hardware to the enthusiast community. I went to London to check them out." - by webbo

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...131654669s.jpg

OC3D Welcomes YoyotechQuote

10-10-2008, 05:30:11

llwyd
Wheeey bought from yoyo a few times in the past. Good shop and a great partnership Quote

10-10-2008, 05:49:41

PV5150
Welcome Yoyotech Quote

10-10-2008, 06:35:37

ionicle
i must say the article reads well

i have a local pc shop in scarborough, i wish they were as friendly, and as ...efficient, and uptodate as this, however, when i asked what the largest available 2.5" hard drive is, i was told, with a smile, that it was 250gig

pfft....

dont spose you wanna open a shop up in bridlington,?

our last one just closed, and everyone has to travel to scarborough now..Quote

10-10-2008, 07:51:24

Hassan

I am unfamiliar with Hindu, Urdu, Portuguese, Spanish, Polish, German and Russian.........



Spelling mistake - Its not Hindu - its Hindi with an 'i'

Just felt I had to tell you.

Other than that, it actually felt good to read that article.

Nice One.

I just wish that there were more reviews that reviews shops. Would be nice if someone reviewed Scan and Watercooling UK and Aqua-PC.Quote

10-10-2008, 08:18:08

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Hassan'
Spelling mistake - Its not Hindu - its Hindi with an 'i'

Just felt I had to tell you.

Other than that, it actually felt good to read that article.

Nice One.

I just wish that there were more reviews that reviews shops. Would be nice if someone reviewed Scan and Watercooling UK and Aqua-PC.
Fixed - thx

And yes, secret shopper is on our list of things to do Quote

10-10-2008, 08:36:21

Rastalovich
Let`s see if they can muscle their way into my regular rotation.

Very nice looking store. We`ve had a few `wannabe` stores pop up in Cardiff down the years, they`re nothing to be excited about tho. I`d personally love to live within a stone`s throw of the stores I regularly purchase from. Walk in and grab something off the shelf that`s both of quality and recent - with great pricing!

Certainly gonna take a good look at their stock/prices.Quote

10-10-2008, 09:43:20

Hassan
Just imagine running all these hard drives on RAID

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...143757735l.jpgQuote

10-10-2008, 09:47:29

ionicle
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Hassan'
Just imagine running all these hard drives on RAID

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...143757735l.jpg
dont mist website hosts use like, 10x that many, but scsi drives? Quote

10-10-2008, 09:48:47

FarFarAway
Welcome Yoyoteck to the wonderful world of OC3D Quote

10-10-2008, 09:53:52

°TheMadDutchDude°
Welcome aboard scipper

LOL sorry had to be said!Quote

10-10-2008, 10:34:30

Pseudonym
Wow, looks like a brilliant shop. I can see why they are a recommended retailer.

One more typo, page two, forth line under products

see that Yoytech are stockists of the new but very popular Zotac brand. Every budget is catered for from entry

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10-10-2008, 11:05:56

Luigi
Welcome Yoyo

Will they be getting a forum section?Quote

10-10-2008, 11:06:55

°TheMadDutchDude°
I would think so Quote

10-10-2008, 11:54:30

gotmaxpower
Yeah I wish someone would do a review on Scan. Its my only PC store due to the fact that I'm not old enough to buy things over the internet. I'd like to see how it compares to the rest of the well-known PC stores, so I know what I'm missing.

Brilliant review, sounds like a very comforting and friendly place. Quote

10-10-2008, 12:21:39

w3bbo
It was a great day out for sure and the guys down there are very welcoming. I will certainly be buying from them in the future.Quote

12-10-2008, 19:56:26

Bungral
Ahhh goody.. I've been down to the shop a few times as the prices are pretty competitive, even against 100% e-tailers and ya can't beat actually going into the shop and seeing what you're buying.Quote

13-10-2008, 04:05:37

!TIMMY!
I bough a remote for my PC a while ago from their website, and the service was good.Quote

13-10-2008, 11:48:19

chudley
Welcome YoYo, Your store seems to have Tardis qualities. I am sure I would feel at home there as well, not everyday you get to see heaven Quote

14-10-2008, 07:45:53

Lynx
Welcome, i nearly bought all the components from you for my comp last year.

But scan was 10 pounds cheaper in total..

If only this review was made earlier!!

But welcome anyway, I will be definitively purchasing in some of your quality goods in the near future!Quote

23-10-2008, 09:02:19

Resurrection
NICE TO BE HERE !

The bit that Richard left off was that he travelled almost 4 hours to be with us - so we're really glad he enjoyed his visit

Apologies for not posting earlier - but things have been really hectic with the advent of teh new i7 processors - as well as a ton of new graphic cards

We're glad that the profile included so many pictures - it really gives you a feel for the place

Central London is dominated by Tottenham Court Road - spanning Centre Point to (almost) Euston...

...as it includes every kind of computing and electronics store - from hardcore Apple houses like Micro Anvika right down to PC World

Whenever we encourage enthusiasts to step 20 metres off Tottenham Court Road - just down Windmill Street - into the store... they are (usually) blown away by what we carry

If you are lucky enough to live within commuting distance of Scan, then they are great...

...but we'd like to think that, if you are within a 30 minutes train ride of Central London, then YOYOTech is the only place to come

e.g. CK has had a £700 Smooth Creations Cooler Master Stacker for over a year - and been offered cash a lot of times for the 'display model' - but won't sell cos the customers love seeing/touching it so much

That's just one example

We also work hard to get kit in early - around launch

I'd be prepared to bet that no other store in London had +100 4870 cards on their shelves the day that the NDA lifted

Our guys are enthusiasts themselves - and always playing with the technology themselves

If you get a chance and find yourself anywhere near town, then please pop W1T 2JL into Google and pay us a visit... free lollypops all round !

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23-10-2008, 09:12:55

Hassan
Next time (hopefully) I'll be buying off of you people (if its cheap)Quote

23-10-2008, 09:47:44

Resurrection
Hi Hassan,

I'm pretty sure you won't walk into another London store and get a better price Quote

23-10-2008, 09:52:12

ionicle
horay! finally, a shop who knows what they're on about!

i wish i had some decent comp shops around my area

london is a little too much on the bad side of 3 hours away for me Quote

23-10-2008, 09:55:23

Resurrection
Wow.

Just Googled Bridlington.



If I were you (and looking for a local store) I'd probably go for Paul and the team at QuietPC - decent folks and Yorkshire-based Quote

23-10-2008, 09:58:53

ionicle
aye, they are good, but still a bit far

the neerest dedicated computer hardware shop is in scarborough ( about an hour away ) and they think that AMD phenoms are the best thing since sliced bread...

they only stock a couple of intel's, and they're all prescott based...

asmuch as i wish that was true....its not...and they dont know half of what they're on about

when i enquired about a hard drive for my laptop, i got "the biggest hard drive currently made in the 2.5" format, is 250Gb, anything higher is not commercially available at the moment" ....

aka they just dont stock it...as i had reterned a 500 gb to scan the other day, because it was a few mm too tall

yorkshire and technology just dont go Quote

23-10-2008, 10:00:41

Resurrection
...but they ARE very friendly

Gotta give em something for trying

Also, I think Yorkshire is the home of Solwise - guardians of 'networking in your house over the mains circuits'...

...so at least some technology is originating there Quote

23-10-2008, 10:04:11

ionicle
lol, maybe out in the sticks isnt quite as doomed as i thought ...

we could still do with a proper, local tech shop though...Quote

24-10-2008, 02:44:51

Lynx
You think its bad for you!

I live in a little village 1 hour away from the closest pc store, an that's PC world!

The best thing I could find was and 8500gt 256mb and a 2ghz celly...

If I wanted anything decent I'd need to go 4 hours away

Thank the internet and snail mail cheap delivery!Quote

24-10-2008, 04:29:22

ionicle
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Lynx'
You think its bad for you!

I live in a little village 1 hour away from the closest pc store, an that's PC world!

The best thing I could find was and 8500gt 256mb and a 2ghz celly...

If I wanted anything decent I'd need to go 4 hours away

Thank the internet and snail mail cheap delivery!
aye, scan, ebuyer, and now yoyotech ftw!Quote

24-10-2008, 04:33:17

nunzio
I go past your shop about once/twice a week.. oneday I will pop in and say hello.Quote

24-10-2008, 04:44:30

Lynx
yeh yeh! Quote

24-10-2008, 04:55:45

shorts
i have no choise really but to buy online, there really is no pc shops like this near me, best i got as far as i know is pc world Quote

24-10-2008, 06:25:38

Resurrection
I took a train across Scotland once and realised that, once you come out of the main cities, you don't find so many people !

Note: I also realised that the place names we've heard of down south are the only ones we can actually pronounceQuote

24-10-2008, 08:01:59

ionicle
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='shorts'
i have no choise really but to buy online, there really is no pc shops like this near me, best i got as far as i know is pc world
i dont even have a pc world..Quote

24-10-2008, 08:45:58

Resurrection
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='ionicle'
i dont even have a pc world..
Stop bragging you lucky sod !

Quote

24-10-2008, 08:58:02

ionicle
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Resurrection'
Stop bragging you lucky sod !

lol, i'm stuck with a curries...thats the closest thing to a pc store we haveQuote

24-10-2008, 09:00:51

Resurrection
I'm having nan of it, Korma-ring in here, Tikka-ring me off about your Curry's preferences... It's just not Rice Quote

24-10-2008, 09:05:27

ionicle
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Resurrection'
I'm having nan of it, Korma-ring in here, Tikka-ring me off about your Curry's preferences... It's just not Rice
LOL!

but they only work in pc units, and only sell in pc units lolQuote

24-10-2008, 09:26:45

Resurrection
Damn...

...I had a whole line of nan-aggression pact jokes queued up Quote

24-10-2008, 10:08:27

ionicle
lets hear em Quote

05-08-2009, 06:50:48

-VK-
Welcome YoYotech

OC3D is a good place to be. Quote

05-08-2009, 07:21:43

PeterStoba
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='-VK-'
Welcome YoYotech

OC3D is a good place to be.
They've been and gone...Quote

05-08-2009, 11:53:33

SwaleSmith
there bust already???Quote

05-08-2009, 12:08:07

PeterStoba
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='SwaleSmith'
there bust already???
Nope, still going strong, just don't have their support forums here any moreQuote

05-08-2009, 17:55:42

Mul.
Regardless of whether or not their support forums are here, I must say that Yoyotech run an excellent shop and when I need something quick while at university, I always reserve what I'm after on their website and walk over to Tottenham Court Road and pick it up. Very competitive prices and a large product range. Quote

06-08-2009, 02:54:57

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PeterStoba'
Nope, still going strong, just don't have their support forums here any more
They never did lol We just work quite closely with them (recent newsletter for example)Quote

06-08-2009, 03:22:12

Talonaer
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Mul.'
Regardless of whether or not their support forums are here, I must say that Yoyotech run an excellent shop and when I need something quick while at university, I always reserve what I'm after on their website and walk over to Tottenham Court Road and pick it up. Very competitive prices and a large product range.
snap

you must be at UCL as well Quote

06-08-2009, 12:45:28

oliveryochest
welcome yoyotechQuote

10-08-2009, 14:33:09

Mul.
KCL actually but I live in UCL territory, making Yoyotech very convenient Quote

10-08-2009, 15:37:29

FarFarAway
boo Strand Poly ftl

UCL ftw

On another note, Yoyotech are pretty awesome when you live in the area Quote

10-08-2009, 18:09:15

Mul.
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
boo Strand Poly ftl

UCL ftw

On another note, Yoyotech are pretty awesome when you live in the area
I was wondering how long it'd take for someone to play the Strand Poly card...

KCL FTW in my books anyway. Quote
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