Dial a TV is a Home Entertainment and Appliance “rent to buy” company based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. They allow customers to purchase TVs, Cookers and other “home electricals” on finance. It is owned by the Hughes Electrical Group, and is one of the longest running businesses of its kind.
Dial a TV allows you to make orders through its numerous traditional credit catalogues, or you can use the online shopping website at Dialatv.co.uk that allows you to apply and manage your credit account online.
What Can You Buy
Products available through their catalogue shopping and online listings include a variety of everyday home appliances and consumer electronics on a pay weekly basis including:
Entertainment: LCD & LED TVs of all sizes, DVD & Blu-ray Players, and full Home Cinema systems.
Electronics: Laptops, Tablets, MP3 Players, including popular brands like Samsung, Apple and Google Nexus.
Appliances: Cookers, Dishwashers, Washing Machines, Dryers, Fridge Freezers, and Vacuum Cleaners.
You can also order packages containing several items all at once. The Cleaning Package for example includes a washing machine, tumble dryer and cylinder vacuum cleaner.
Payment & Delivery
Dial a TV has options for pay weekly or pay monthly plans, depending on your individual circumstances. Even if you have a bad credit history you will still be considered and are much more likely to be approved that other forms of credit.
You can opt for traditional rent to buy, which is like a hire purchase where you end up owning the product once the term is complete, or basic rental which means you can rent the item for a certain time period and then upgrade to a different model – never actually owning anything outright.
Both options allow the customer to make use of free installation and repairs should something go wrong. This is beneficial because if you’d purchased the product outright you might not be able to afford to replace it or get it fixed.
A typical rent to own contract is for 39 months.
All deliveries are free of charge and can take up to 7 days. In most cases you can arrange a specific delivery date that is most convenient for you.
If you are a new customer and using the online service you will be able to apply for their credit account before checking out your basket. Applications take no longer than 5 minutes and include basic personal details such as your name, address and average income.
Dial a TV was founded in 1991 by David Lloyd and Gary Nichols, and was one of the first rent to buy companies in the UK. They are currently owned by the Hughes Electrical Group, which is the largest privately owned electronics retailer in the UK.