First post, so please be kind.
I know this has been up before and expired, but I think I have figured out a way to get this deal more reliably and have tried to explain below (hence the long post)
-I called up telesales on the normal website number (0800 956 2208)
-I did this at just about quarter to 9PM tonight (24-11-09) and got put through to the Wales call centre (I am from Scotland and always got put through to Glasgow centre until now, and they don't seem to negotiate at all in Glasgow. I'm guessing this is because of the time I called at)
-Conversation went something like this.
(SR = Sales Rep)
SR: Hi, how can I help you?
ME: Hi, I was looking at the G2 phone you do, and my friend referred me to you because he got a good deal, so I was wondering if I would be able to order the same deal.
SR: Okay, what was the deal your friend got?
ME: It was (lists deal from title).
SR: OK, let me have a look for you... (seemed to do something on computer)
SR: Yes, I can do you that price. Would you like to order?
ME: Yes please ...
So, no haggling, no negotiating, my first attempt of the day.
I think the lesson to be learned here is that good deals like this are still to be had. I think phoning later in the evening (towards 9PM) seems to help, as does getting the Wales call centre. I don't know how to do this, short of asking for a particular sales assistant by team no. (but I won't post that here for obvious reasons). She mentioned that sales had been very slow today (and she even suggested it might be the weather, so grab this while the weather lasts if you can)
Just hope all goes to plan and that there are no 'surprises' or it will have to go back under the distance selling rules. Really don't want to though...
Oh, and free delivery too since I was flexible with respect to time of day. Coming on Thursday, and I was thinking it would take longer so bonus!