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Nintendo DS Lite £79.99 @ ChoicesUK

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8y, 6m agoFound 8 years, 6 months ago
DAMAGED BOX but product has been tested to ensure it is in full working order. Please note: Only one console per household. Deliveries can only be made to your billing address and within the UK.

Save £15 on RRP, these come in a slightly damaged box but from experience are basically brand new pieces of kit. Bargain.

White and Pink available at the moment.

White = http://www.choicesuk.com/Product.aspx/game_home/hardware_game_home!829017

Pink = http://www.choicesuk.com/Product.aspx/game_home/hardware_game_home!829020
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#1
Its BacK!!!!!!!!!
#2
livelongHUKD
Its BacK!!!!!!!!!


i know!! Great deal methinks! :-D
#3
who da F voting this cold, DS haters
#4
Prob cos with a few vouchers you could buy a new one for the same price.
#5
deathtrap3000
Prob cos with a few vouchers you could buy a new one for the same price.


site your source please! :whistling:
#6
I dont understand the cold votes...
I dont think you can get a DS anywhere in the UK for £80 with any amount of vouchers, the offer at ChoicesUK is as far as im aware for a brand new DS that happens to have slightly damaged outer packaging.
Im pretty sure they are sold with standard Nintendo warranty.
#7
JasonMason
I don't understand the cold votes....
Not voted but on the original "deal", a number of buyers received damaged/used/incomplete items or nothing at all.

Think the same applied to their PS2 offer.
#8
I bought one of these box damaged DS lites last week. Couldn't really see any damage on the box at all and the DS is mint. Can't complain for the price!
#10
Voted cold for the simple fact that the product is being mis-sold. If you buy something advertised as 'box damaged' then that is what you should receive, not a customer returns item as numerous people claim to have been sent.

Great deal for those who get a mint condition one, but not for those who get one obviously used.
#11
#12
Another words second hand *cough* customer returns *cough*. Least with normal second hand its probably going to work, how do you know this is going to work, cause some guy switched it on and it lit up?

I don't see how this deal is allowed but eBay isn't. Hotdeals needs to clamp down on the damaged box stuff.
[mod]#13
Even so, its being sold by a reputable retailer and there probably isnt much of a chance of knowing it is it second hand. Personally, great deal and a great price. Voted hot.
#14
I used this deal last time it was about, im sure these are returned itmes as mine came with some ones elses name already imputed on the DS! O and the touch screen was broken.
#15
so is choices the same company the went/was going bankrupt and closed their shops down, or has someone bought the domain and company name for this website?
#16
If the seal is broken when you purchase, they are not selling you "damaged box" products, but second hand. THere is a difference, that I don't think they are allowed to take advantage of.

I see lots of goods on the shelves of retailers that may have the odd dent or two in them. Yet they are sold as new. Plus, how would you obtain a significant amount of "damaged box" items unless

1) you were damaging the boxes yourself on purpose
2) They are returns (I returned 5 phat ds's because of dead pixels and 2 ds lites because of broken hinges/creaking touchscreen.)

Make up your own mind.
[mod]#17
billyX
so is choices the same company the went/was going bankrupt and closed their shops down, or has someone bought the domain and company name for this website?


They sold up their shops to Blockbuster (I think) and then started to trade online. Check it out on [url]www.companieshouse.com[/url] if you want more info.
#18
I was one of the many people that got sent a 2nd hand broken one last month, for £10 more go for a new one from John Lewis instead.
#19
White DS has sold out,, pink DS is still in stock.

http://www.choicesuk.com/Product.aspx/game_home/hardware_game_home!829020

could a mod please unexpire this please
#20
Just sent mine back, it was obviously a return as its cover was scratched. If I wanted 2nd hand i'd have gone to Game or ebay!!

Gone for the John Lewis one now
#21
livelongHUKD
who da F voting this cold, DS haters


It's voted cold because they're not new DS Lites....the " damaged box " refers to the fact the seal is broken....not that they've got a batch of DS Lite's in slightly crushed boxes!!

My son and his mate both bought one last time round from these shysters.
Both had broken seals, neither had screen protectors on them and one was very obviously scratched.

So.they're obviously re-boxing returns/ repaired DS Lite's whatever...but they are NOT new.

John Lewis deal is much better value...at least it's new stock...and a good price.

However, if you want to risk saving a few quid and buy your kids a second hand DS Lite....with broken seal boxes and obviously already used...then buy one.......

Just because people vote this cold doesn't mean they don't like DS Lite's...... they just don't want to vote hot for a misleading description ( no fault of the OP by the way! ).
#22
damn missed it
#23
As stated before, you are extremely likely to receive a customer return, not a "Box Damaged" DS.

I bought one for my son last time around, it was obviously a customer return, but I bought it in full knowledge of this fact.

I think that ChoicesUK should stop with the misleading description, but I think they are based out of the juridstriction of our trading laws, so can carry on as they choose.

I think HUKD should take a stance and not allow the posting of "Box damaged" deals from them unless the OP has the full details about he real reason they are being sold off cheap.
#24
thesaint

I think HUKD should take a stance and not allow the posting of "Box damaged" deals from them unless the OP has the full details about the real reason they are being sold off cheap.


Haven't choices got an HUKD user ?? who previously has been taken to task and made to justify / explain this point before :?. seem to recall seeing a post about this used or damaged issue.

I don't think it's fair to expect the OP to 'investigate' the details of damage, do we do so on other deals??, no.

I certainly agree Choices should be more upfront with EXACT and HONEST product descriptions, maybe they could add to this thread with an explanation or apology. :thumbsup:

Otherwise it 'may' result in more disgruntled customers like yourself darkman, darkspark88 and franko77 expressing there complaints which of course in line with FREEDOM OF SPEECH you are perfectly entitled to do :whistling:
#25
I can only echo the sentiments of those that have had serious trouble with this deal. Although I received a refund I had no apology for the inconvenience and they also lied twice about their stock position and the state of the item in question.
Choices UK were a very good and reputable firm until they went bust. The shops as we know closed down and the internet business carried on trading because it was profitable. However in recent months they have been taken over by Webb Group. If you subscribed to Choices UK newsletter keep an eye on your inbox and any spam you get from an affiliated company of Webb/Choices.
Here is a statement from the webb group:

The Webb Group Limited is pleased to announce its latest acquisition, the Local and Direct businesses of ChoicesUK Plc.

ChoicesUK, is an AIM listed mult-channel distributor and trailer of DVD's, computer games and CD's.

ChoicesUK Local is a premier supplier of entertainment to the retail sector and the number one supplier of entertainment products to the UK convenience sector.

ChoicesUK Direct incorporates online store ([url]www.choicesuk.co.uk[/url]) and a mail order catalogue.

The new business will focus on driving forward ChoicesUK's wholesale packaged entertainment business and its online and mail order business. All employees who work in Direct and Local have transferred with the sale.

Bernard Kumeta, Managing Director of Webb Group Limited said:

“The acquisition of these businesses is directly in line with our strategy of further leveraging our core skills in brand management, product sourcing and fulfillment through targeted acquisitions. The Local and Direct businesses of ChoicesUK have strong prospects and are an excellent fit with our existing businesses. This transaction will take our run rate revenues over £100m.”
#26
As an addition potential buyers and those that are still dubious might like to know that The Webb Group or WebbIvoryDM were selling the very same DS Lites at one of their other partner sites for £64.99.

I'm not going to link it on this thread but I am going to send the link to a Mod so they can check out the site.

regards :)
#27
hottoshop
As an addition potential buyers and those that are still dubious might like to know that The Webb Group or WebbIvoryDM were selling the very same DS Lites at one of their other partner sites for £64.99.

I'm not going to link it on this thread but I am going to send the link to a Mod so they can check out the site.

regards :)


Hi hottoshop,

The DS Lites you are referring to are US versions and are not the same as those for sale on ChoicesUK.com which are UK stock.

With regard to "box damaged" and "catalogue return" products, as per the PS3 offers, these should clearly be stated on the website as either box damaged (new with damage to the outer packaging) or catalogue returns (may show signs of use by previous customer) as appropriate. I shall confirm with our games team that these have been categorised correctly i.e. purely box damaged (though they will have been tested for 15 mins to confirm they are in full working order) or catalogue returns.

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