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It's back down to £5.58 again. It was posted yesterday but it went back to normal price, it's back down again.

£5.58 inc VAT. Postage may vary from £5 to £14.75 or so..

Normal price was £50.99 but has went back down to £5.58
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#1
Why is it so cheap????
#2
£5.58 including VAT, not to mention postage. Post needs updating with correct price, cos it's still a good deal.
#3
when you say went back to normal price - what was the normal price?

does anyone trust this company I've not used them before?
#4
They must have a lot on hand after the ,000s they sold yesterday. All but a few to a single HUKD member/Thiefbayer, if I recall. :whistling:
#5
tony_s1
They must have a lot on hand after the ,000s they sold yesterday. All but a few to a single HUKD member/Thiefbayer, if I recall. :whistling:


and far more that didn't say they bought 20 too, its gonna happen whatever
anyone had their order dispatched from yesterday?
#6
Somethings not right about this. I can see the cancellation emails flooding through soon lol.
1 Like #7
Nope, and someone had an email saying it was a misprint, To view the other thread: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=279498&page=21
#8
I do not think that they will send any of the orders... Since they have reduced the price back down again, it looks like they found a way to advertise free by this misprice game!!! It is a case for trading standards....
banned#9
trying to get it loaded but looks like everyone is going to this link, MY POOR LAPTOP CANT COPE *weeps in the corner*
#10
thanks for the info kmaclane - I'll stear clear on this one I think.
have some rep :)
#11
yeah someone got email saying they wont honour it but yet others are reporting they took money and too much money at that

def worried about my card details glad i used a card that was almost maxxed haha
#12
Need to judge by last post and obviously this doesnt sound right.
#13
I've used this company/website several times over the last 7 or 8 years. Never had a problem before.
#14
A friend from here ordered this yesterday - I called him to say the offer was back on, and he said the full amount had been debited from his account, and also received an email with expected delivery 4-6 weeks as out of stock.

He called them to request a refund, and threated Trading Standards/Consumer Direct, but some Team Leader just advised that it was a misprint, and people make mistakes!

He asked why they took the money when out of stock and item could not be dispatched and they said it was an error on their behalf - would he like to wait 4-6 weeks and get item at full price, or have the refund. He took the refund back.

So....possibly is a sales technique to get people on the site - robbing them right on top of Christmas :santa: Why even amend the price again when it won't be honoured???

I would not trust them after mates experience!
#15
Something fishy going on here. How can they claim to make the same mistake twice, and lets not kid ourselves, anyone who orders this will not get their drive... so IMO, this company are up to something.

Hope those who ordered paid with a credit card...
#16
i ordered last night and paid with a credit card ive only had one email to say my order has been placed i hope they dont take the full amount as it will make me go over my credit limit very worried now grrrr
#17
Definately a scam.. its either a thing where they want hits on the website or its just a way to get everyones credit card information... beware.. i am going to cancel my card now, which i used to purchase 2 from the last price @ £5.50 odd
#18
leeno382
Definately a scam.. its either a thing where they want hits on the website or its just a way to get everyones credit card information... beware.. i am going to cancel my card now, which i used to purchase 2 from the last price @ £5.50 odd


think i might do the same
#19
I ordered 20 of these this morning 9.15am total inc P&P £126.78 but no money has been taken from my card as yet. But I have had an e mail to confirm they have received the order.

BrianFJ1200
#20
Just cancelled my card... 7 to 14 days for a replacement though!!! gutted ahh well... better safe than sorry eh?
#21
I don't think they are likely to take your details as it seems to be a proper business website.

You's have me all worried now lol
#22
leeno382
Just cancelled my card... 7 to 14 days for a replacement though!!! gutted ahh well... better safe than sorry eh?


If you have used a credit card your guaranteed against - fraud or more money debited than agreed :thumbsup:
#23
As they say '... if its too good to be true, it usually is'. If you google this company, there are literally hundreds of complaints. I'm steering well clear of this one. If you have been charged the full amount without your authority, let your credit card company know. They MUST immediately apply a credit on your account whilst they investigate. If you paid by debit card, notify the card issuer. You CAN get refunded the full amount by the chargeback scheme (they may deny knowing anything about this scheme but take no 'vulsheet':oops: from them. Remember, if the wrong amount is disputed, it is the suppliers responsibility to prove you agreed this amount (which they would not be able to do).
#24
leeno382
Just cancelled my card... 7 to 14 days for a replacement though!!! gutted ahh well... better safe than sorry eh?



along the lines what did you say as i dont know what to say to my bank when i ring them
#25
One of the shadyist retailers I've ever had the misfortune to come across. A misprice 2 days in a row just to get site visitors is far from beyond them.

Good luck geting your money back from them...I forsee many wasted hours on the phone trying to speak the their "customer services dept" (I say that very loosely)
#26
i just said i lost my card yesterday... luckily i didnt order till this morning and as of 1hr ago.. no funds were taken from me balance... so i confirmed the last transaction made and then she cancelled.... nice and easy
#27
just got 2 for just under 20 quid so its not expired
#28
the elderly man across the way has just ordered 2 of these for his sons computers for xmas .what should i tell him as he used a normal debit card
#30
id suggest telling him to ring his bank and cancel any pending transactions... something fishys going on and we wont know now till tomorrow.... as the people who ordered, ordered next day delivery....
[helper]#31
"Normally in Stock" .....normally - what does that even mean?! Normally, unless we put a product to a stupidly cheap price so 1000s are ordered and then we don't have any to sell..... This all seems very dubious to me
#32
TBF It does say Normally in stock which would suggest... not in stock / on order with our suppliers.
#33
Why are people still ordering this lol...?
#34
high five!
Why are people still ordering this lol...?


Because they clearly dont realise they are not getting them, and they want to hand over there card details and get charged for something they wont get, then they will moan when it takes 30 days for a refund.
#35
Dont buy! Unless you want to be robbed - people bought them last night and have had there money taken, which was more than stated! (someone 30% more) look at thread - http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3520484&posted=1#post3520484
#36
I would think the company director knows they are going under, and is trying a swift "lets get as much money in as possible so i can do a runner" job. He knows that statistically some of the hundreds of if not thousands of people that order wont bother chasing this up.
#37
It is definately a real company as i used to work there. Really poor in all aspects though.

I would not worry too much about no getting refunds however.
#38
leeno382
Just cancelled my card... 7 to 14 days for a replacement though!!! gutted ahh well... better safe than sorry eh?


wow. there is being cautious and being a pussy. not sure which you are :D
#39
Really.... am not a daft person, and i know when there's a scam going on... and this definately is the latter!! hey if your some type of minted person. an can afford to get ripped, then good on ya, am not!!
#40
I emailed them last night...

From: Piranah [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 20 November 2008 19:50
To: Internet Team
Subject: Misprice - Get it off your site!

I suggest you change this http://www.eclipsecomputers.com/product.aspx?code=HEF-HDC500U before Trading Standards have words with you.

Freecom Hard Drive Classic 500GB External USB2.0 £5.58 inc VAT, I think not, this is twice you’ve done this in a few days. You don’t even have any anyway!! All it does it put people off, see HUKD http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/280076/freecom-hard-drive-classic-500gb-ex/

This is the "innocent" reply I got back from them.

From: Internet Team [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: 21 November 2008 10:04
To: *******
Subject: RE: Misprice - Get it off your site!

Good Morning,

As such, their appears to have been a listing price issue with our website for this product (Freecom Hard Drive Classic 500GB External USB2.0), in which all orders will made of this item as the incorrect price can not be fulfilled

No debit of funds will be taken, and any orders placed will be cancelled before being processed.

We are very sorry for any inconvenince that we may have caused, however please let us know if we can be of any further assistance.

Kindest Regards,
The Eclipse sales team
[email protected]
 08707 456000
 08707 436000
 [url]www.eclipse-computers.com[/url]
"This email is confidential and may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete it immediately and contact the sender by email or telephone. Eclipse Computers accepts no responsibility either for breaches of confidence that may arise through the use of this medium. Eclipse Computers takes reasonable precautions to ensure that this email and all its contents have been swept for viruses. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any virus that might be transferred by way of this email. We strongly recommend you carry out your own virus checks."

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