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Customer Reviews

Here's the opinion of our existing customers who have completed our customer satisfaction survey. Please note that a 7 = satisfactory; 10 = far exceeded expectation. We list ALL of our reviews here.
Customer Name Delivery Speed Quality Value Overall Rating Date
Bobby, Woking101081015 August  2017
Pamela, Darlington9991029 July  2017
mrs Elizabeth, Cleckheaton101091020 July  2017
Sheelagh, Badminton998923 June  2017
Sandra, FAKENHAM8109926 May  2017
Renate, Mullion1010101025 May  2017
Sue, SOUTHAMPTON98991 April  2017
Arrived within a couple of days. Excellent value. Very happy.
Sue
Fiona, Armathwaite999912 March  2017
First time I have used this site and I am impressed with the speed and efficiency of the service.Prices are reasonable when considering quality of goods. I will be back and will recommend this site.
Fiona
Eileen, Tadworth10107109 March  2017
all exceeded expectations
Eileen
Lynda, Sudbury1010101027 February  2017
Karen, Falkirk101081026 February  2017
I didn't expect to get these next day, and the vintage beads were more glorious than the photo or description, I was very pleased. Thank you.
Karen
janet, over1010101014 February  2017
Such lovely goodies, will certainly be ordering again. Excellent service.
janet
Doreen, Hartlepool1097105 February  2017
Lovely clasps thank you for speedy delivery
Doreen
Gillian, Bognor Regis9910105 February  2017
Splendid and fast service and an impressive range of beads, some of which colours I have not seen in other bead shops. I will return!
Gillian
Joy, St Neots101010101 February  2017
Anne, West Byfleet109101029 January  2017
At last a website that I have found easy to use, especially the ordering. Thank you
Anne
Neila, Surrey9991026 January  2017
Fast and efficient service. Always very impressed at the speed with which you respond to queries by emails - even on Sundays!
Neila
Corina, Ballymena1010101016 January  2017
Beautiful crystals !!! Fast delivery and nicely packed. I will order again. Thank you for the gift offered.
Corina
CHRISTINE, Sandown89891 January  2017
Great fast transaction, many thanks
CHRISTINE
Margaret, GLASGOW88991 December  2016
Excellent firm to buy from
Margaret
Tracy, Basingstoke1099109 November  2016
Helen, Troon101010106 November  2016
Very impressed with beads bought, service, excellent postage and package and to top it all off, a free gift of beads. Highly recommend and will certainly use again.
Helen
Barbara, Hayle1010101028 October  2016
Will definitely buy from again
Barbara
Sandra, Eastbourne1010101015 October  2016
Love your products very good prices nice to meet you at the bead show
Sandra
sue, MAIDENHEAD109101027 September  2016
My orders always arrive quick and the postage is a good price compared to other bead suppliers. Love this website a good choice of beads too at a good price.
sue
Karen, Yateley10881024 September  2016
Well done - next day service thank you
Karen
Edith, CARLISLE101081016 September  2016
Thanks for your excellent service.
Edith
sandra, Eastbourne99101014 September  2016
Very nice selection of beads good value see you at sandown park
sandra
Eileen, IRVINE999912 September  2016
First class service will be using again
Eileen
Jane, St Neots89998 September  2016
Christine, Whitstable999921 August  2016
Julia, Colchester10891016 August  2016
Fast, efficient and value for money! The £1 pandp is much appreciated.
Julia
Janet, Shipley1010101010 August  2016
My new favourite shop.
Janet
Jennifer, Keighley101010102 August  2016
I always get good satisfaction from my orders, hence the result of score. Thank You
Jennifer
Gaynor, Urmston101010101 August  2016
Spoke to a lovely lady who was extremely helpful and overwhelmingly generous. Order arrived in super fast time. This has to be your first choice for beading orders. Brilliant!
Gaynor
Mark, Birmingham1010101017 July  2016
Fab service Fab beads Brilliant will be back for more Thanks
Mark
Pauline, Glasgow1010101016 July  2016
Excellent company to deal with, they go that extra mile for you. Definitely will be using again. Can't rate them high enough.Thank you
Pauline
VERNA, CAMBORNE99101016 July  2016
Zsuzsanna, SLOUGH910101012 July  2016
Mary, Cockermouth899930 June  2016
Order arrived safely on Tuesday. Thank you
Mary
Anna, Enfield896928 June  2016
Good quality i recommend it.
Anna
TANYA, Romford10991010 June  2016
Amazingly quick delivery, less than 24 hours from ordering to delivery. Appear good quality
TANYA
Karen, Blackpool10981019 May  2016
Excellent service. Only placed the order yesterday and it arrived this morning. Very pleased and thank you for the free gift. Will buy from you again.
Karen
Joan, Chelmsford10991012 May  2016
Items ordered one day and delivered the next. The "magic" beads are absolutely gorgeous in beautiful colour combinations and many different shapes and sizes for each colour, ideal for mix and match jewellery.
Joan
Diana, Hove101010108 May  2016
The delivery was soooo fast! and I love the vintage beads you have.... I confess they are mainly for gazing at, as I have nothing that I can use them for at the moment. Fantastic service... Many thanks. Di Morgan
Diana
jan, Ipswich999923 April  2016
Love your site
jan
Heather, Hampton999916 April  2016
Hi and many thanks Lovely items, I have rated you as 9s, as your products are always beautiful so they were not ”beyond expectation” :@) ( n.b. have bought before from you at the Sandown bead shows ).
Heather
Anna, Edinburgh998910 April  2016
Really love the beads and buttons and was delighted to find a shop with quirky and different products.
Anna
PATRICIA, WREXHAM9109108 April  2016
Very Good Service.i was at the Bead Show in Nantwich very Friendly People Very Helpful Thank You . Patricia.
PATRICIA
margaret, Leicester1010101024 March  2016
excellent service and quality all round.
margaret
Eleyne, Stroud998916 March  2016
Lynn, Southport99994 March  2016
So pleased with my order, delivered in time quoted. Thank you.
Lynn
carol, bargoed8910925 February  2016
Very pleased with my purchase and your service thank you
carol
Carrie, BLACKBURN99101022 February  2016
Lovely items with a great service, would recommend to anyone and will use again :)
Carrie
Sheila, Bognor Regis999920 February  2016
Thank you Davida for such a good service, prompt despatch and bead quality.
Sheila
Carolyn, Redhill1010101012 February  2016
You have a very good selection of beads, a fast service, and I like knowing that the postage will just be £1.
Carolyn
B A, Woking10991028 January  2016
As the shop was supposed to be closed from the day I placed the order, I expected to wait a couple of weeks for my order. Instead, it arrived 2 days later. Brilliant.
B A
Marilyn J, Yateley101010722 January  2016
Betty, Brynteg10981014 January  2016
Absolutely delighted with the service.
Betty
Catherine, Wigan9991029 December  2015
Thank you for your great customer service.
Catherine
julie, chatteris91091023 December  2015
Fabulous speedy service. Excellent value for money. Will definitely be a returning customer
julie
Jennifer, Aberdeen109101011 December  2015
Excellent-ordered Thurs afternoon received Friday lunchtime !
Jennifer
roger, stratford upon avon1098107 December  2015
Terrific site, quirky and unusual hard to find items,great service,fast post.Will not let me fill in questionnaire!
roger
Susan, ALNWICK101010105 December  2015
So pleased that you stock these wonderful tiny beads - thank you!!
Susan
Carol, Honiton99991 December  2015
This is my second order and I have been very happy with my purchases.
Carol
linda, nottingham1010101025 November  2015
Great selection of beads,delivery is super.Ordered one day received the next.My opinion,great website.Will be ordering again.
linda
gloria, WEYBRIDGE810101019 November  2015
Thank you Davida for remembering to send my very small order even though you were away when I placed it G
gloria
heather, BELFAST101010109 November  2015
A wonderful selection at great prices. Just wish there was a bit more information on the vintage beads that I could pass on to my customers. Overall a fantastic company.
heather
Susan, St Helens999914 October  2015
Jennifer, Burton Latimer999917 September  2015
Great service.
Jennifer
agnes, Liverpool999104 September  2015
Excellent all round
agnes
Yvonne, Grimsby1010101020 August  2015
Always look at your website first as your selection is unusual and I can always find something different.
Yvonne
Caroline, Henfield9910919 August  2015
Excellent and speedy service - items arrived safely and well packaged. Many thanks and will use you again.
Caroline
Grace, London101071027 July  2015
I believe it arrived within 48 hours.
Grace
Elaine, Hamilton887718 July  2015
Lesley, Gloucester998916 June  2015
Excellent postage costs will share details with friends
Lesley
Garry, Oxford999910 June  2015
Only started to order,recently but quality is good,and quick postage.Thankyou.
Garry
melissa, Huntingdon1010101029 May  2015
This was my first order from oldbicycleshop. I am really really pleased with the super fast shipping, packaging, quality and price. I'm already making a list of items I need so that I can place another order! Lol. Bye for now Melissa and#128512;
melissa
Marlene, Ormskirk998927 May  2015
Thank you very much for your prompt service,and clean cut website it was a pleaser to use.
Marlene
Marie, Birmingham109101025 May  2015
Trudy, St Clement,JERSEY999918 May  2015
love shopping on your websitelots of choice and value for money *****
Trudy
Olga, blackpool1010101030 April  2015
THANK YOU
Olga
Marie, paris777725 April  2015
perfect, purchase as i expected, shipping very quickly, thank you !!!
Marie
June, Ewell.Epsom Surrey.7791018 April  2015
If your looking for something different this is the site to look,such a selection
June
Karen, Ammanford , dyfed777728 March  2015
Lots of choice , first class delivery good ,the beads are very good quality I have no complaints , waiting for my next package to arrive now next week .thankyou .
Karen
Margaret, Wokingham1010101024 March  2015
Received next day,wonderful service,very pleased.Thank you.
Margaret
Judith, London9109921 March  2015
My first purchase, am very pleased with all aspects, you can be sure I will return. Just a bit different from everyone else!
Judith
Roderick, Beaminster10991025 February  2015
Carol, needham market9991017 February  2015
jane, Newton St. Cyres9991013 February  2015
Friendly, brilliant service and beautiful beads. Thank you.
jane
Ruth, Winchester988925 January  2015
not bought from you before. very quick delivery,safely packed and I hope to make the item very soon ! then I can say if the instructions are good !!. Thankyou.
Ruth
Deborah, Nr Clevedon10991023 January  2015
Excellent service Davida, you rock :) xx
Deborah
IULIA, AIGUINES1010101021 January  2015
u are the BEST!!!!!
IULIA
Natasha, Brampton, Huntingdon9107920 January  2015
Love all the beads, I can't wait to make something with them
Natasha
Helen, FORFAR1099913 January  2015
You don't ask if I would buy from you again. I most likely will but have some serious beading to do in the meantime. Thanks for your speedy service once again. Helen
Helen
Sarah, Colwyn Bay1099109 January  2015
Patricia, Southport999107 January  2015
Excellent product and service. I look forward to ordering from you in the future
Patricia
eunice, bridgwater41010106 January  2015
Terry, Middlesex1010101019 December  2014
This was the first time I ordered from the Old Bicycle Shop. Goods were fairly priced and arrived quickly although it was the Christmas season. I would definitely be back to place an order.
Terry
Carol, Scunthorpe999108 December  2014



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Selection of product reviews

Claspgarten Gold clasp with 1 row 12031 - 12.5x5mm
Fab fab girls, great value for money and top class finishing. Grab them whilst you can, I just ordered more, not to be missed, the silver is just as good aswell!
Sue
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Claspgarten Silver clasp with 1 row 14305 - 15x7mm
Ladies this is a must to give your project a quality finish. well worth the money
sue
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50 x 4mm round Amethyst Lustre beads
i love this colour. the lustre makes it a blue purple, getting 2 lovely colours in the one bead
bec
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M46 Filigree Oval disc (1950s) 6cm Gold
Fantastic quality and an attractive gold colour. Nice sturdy filigree.
Leah
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16mm Pale Blue flower beads (1920s)
Fantastic quality for the age! These are beautiful, unique beads with a great finish that reminds me of old China.
Leah
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18mm Oval 2 hole Gunmetal beads (1920s)
Gorgeous old beads. Quality varies a little between each bead due to the age, but well worth it!
Leah
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6mm Yellow flower spacer beads (1950s)
Beautiful little flower beads with a great feel and finish. Lovely quality.
Leah
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2.3cm Light Blue Glass Watch Face bead (1950s)
Such a gorgeous blue colour! I love all your watch beads.
Leah
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10x4mm Black and Blue drops (1950s)
I used these drops to trim a velvet cuff. They`re a beautiful smooth shape with lovely colours. The speckled effect adds an extra bit of depth.
Leah
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2.3cm Green Glass Watch Face bead (1950s)
These watch beads are just perfect. This one has a great green colour that`s perfect for a vintage garden theme.
Leah
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9x6mm faceted matt Black nuggets (1970s)
Beautiful beads and great quality
Leah
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6mm x 7mm melon Yellow beads (1970s)
I love these melon beads! They`re just the right colour yellow without being too `mustard.` Beautiful shape and texture!
Leah
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5mm x 7mm faceted Blue AB drops (1970s)
These have amazing sparkle in person. They`re just the right size for clusters or trimming a project. Beautiful little drops.
Leah
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7.5mm Black flat discs (1980s)
Great little beads. These are the perfect size for earrings or accent beads to a project.
Leah
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Claspgarten Gold magnetic hands clasp 14758 - 32x14mm
This clasp is superb. I made a bracelet as a gift for an old friend of mine who now has problems with fastening bracelets: she loves this clasp. Its gorgeous to look at, easy to do up (it just snaps together) really secure, and yet easy to twist undone when she takes the bracelet off.
Jennifer Airs
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Claspgarten very large Old Palladium clasp with 7 rows 14703 Tanzanite - 61x31mm
I love this clasp - its simply stunning - especially the gorgeous colours of swaro crystal used in it.
Jennifer Airs
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Claspgarten Gold magnetic hands clasp 14758 - 32x14mm
This is beautifully substantial clasp with a really strong magnetic pull. The twisting motion needed to undo the magnetics increase its holding ability. I love them.
Jennifer Airs
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The services/products offered at oldbicycleshop.co.uk have been rated 4.73 out of 5 based on 508 user reviews.