Could you vouch for the online store 'tradesparky', I never seen before?

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  1. mrmisior

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    Hi
    I was after some basic solar setup for a shed and came across the:
    www.tradesparky.com
    They have no reviews anywhere, yet the website exists for 8 years according to 'who is'.
    Any one ever bought anything from them?
    Thank you in advance!
     
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    The company was launched in September, according to their blog. Ring them up for some advice, see what gives .....
     
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    Well, they take PayPal so easy to get refunded if they mess you about or send shoddy goods and give you the runaround if you use that method of payment.
     
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    made a sample order @ £100 with next day DPD delivery.
    will see soon enough
     
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    Can't see an address listed on their website, which is never a good start!
     
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    Its difficult to find one on Amazon - but I think they are safe to order from...
     
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    And ....

    Google Street View is sometimes worth a shout, to see if they're premesis are legit though they're so new that's no good here .....
     
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    Panel arrived Friday evening by DX courier.

    Looks new. Will be testing soon.
    So far so good.
     
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    Big old panel, what are you using in terms of a charge controller and battery(s)?
     
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    It has be XL because will be not in direct sun most of the day.
    Anticipating 50-75W for most of the day and close to 300W for a couple of hours.

    EPEVER® 30A MPPT Solar Charge Controller
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07R4M7ZLS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    100Ah 12V Photonic Universe Gel deep cycle
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00D8FR3PO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Actually copied my father's setup.
     
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    Thanks, my biggest solar setup so far is a 100w panel from amazon, a £7 charge controller and 2 scrap car batteries wired together
     
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    mine was exactly that! ended up using it to charge car battery because of the lockdown
     
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