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Nokia 5530 Xpress Music Vodafone £8.92/month 300 Minutes & Unlimited Texts @ e2save £10.62

£10.62 @ e2save
Found this offer whilst looking through their website. Granted its a 24 month contract, but the fact this phone goes for £120+ on eBay, doesn't have Vodafone's programming on the phone (checked today)… Read More
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7y, 8m agoFound 7 years, 8 months ago
Found this offer whilst looking through their website. Granted its a 24 month contract, but the fact this phone goes for £120+ on eBay, doesn't have Vodafone's programming on the phone (checked today) and you can get 5 lots of cashback at £21, effectively making it £10.62 a month.

This deal is also availible for the Nokia 5800 but with no cashback.

*EDIT* £42 QuidCo aswell. 24 x £15 = £360 - £104 = £256 - £42 = £214 = £8.92 /month.
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#1
Also £42 via quidco I believe?

I normally hate redemption offers but I'm quite tempted by this one...
#2
E2save are part of Carphone Warehouse so cashback is relatively safe. However, they are, in my experience, the worst of all the CPW companies in paying up cashback. They try fairly hard to avoid paying anything although if you're prepared to threaten them with Small Claims action they do eventually cough up.
#3
tony_s1
E2save are part of Carphone Warehouse so cashback is relatively safe. However, they are, in my experience, the worst of all the CPW companies in paying up cashback. They try fairly hard to avoid paying anything although if you're prepared to threaten them with Small Claims action they do eventually cough up.


Ties in with my experience. I wouldn't deal with E2save again because it is just too much hassle. Having said that, I have always got my cash in the end. I prefer DialAPhone. Their deals are not usually as good but cashback from them is very straightforward.

This is still a good deal though. Voted hot.
#4
cant stand all this redemption crap why not just make the deal
#5
wanderer
cant stand all this redemption crap why not just make the deal


agreed, it's so transparently aimed at making it difficult for people so they can get out of paying.
#6
wanderer
cant stand all this redemption crap why not just make the deal


Because they rely on a fairly high proportion of their customers (reputedly 70 to 80%) failing to keep to the cashback terms and not getting their money back. Those who know what they're doing can do quite well from cashback deals.

Presumably they suit the sellers business models so they won't go away. Some of the networks are offering lower monthly rentals now but you can still do better on cashback.
#7
The cashback phenomenon is intriguing in terms of the economics and psychology involved.

As tony_s1 says, the consolidators (or however else you define 'middle men' outfits like CPW and Phones4u) have done the maths and reckon on a certain proportion of their customers being too disorganised/lazy/forgetful to send back the right bills on time. Generally, the firms offering the cheapest deals have the most arcane and ruthless terms (typical ruses include changing their PO Box address without notice). I've never had a problem running two O2 cashback contracts via CPW "proper", as opposed to their e2save/mobiles.co.uk subsidiaries.

The actual mobile networks don't want to get directly involved as it's all a bit grubby, and doing so would also undermine their tariff structures. But they're happy to let the likes of CPW operate in this rather grey market on their behalf, and presumably with a hefty discount, as ultimately they're still making money if you pay a pound a month for your contract. Routing your calls and so on effectively costs them nothing once the infrastructure is in place.

It's kind of the same as a hotel offering cheap rooms via tripadvisor or wherever. If what you pay for the room covers the cost of your sheets being laundered, the hotel is better off having you there than not. Though obviously that isn't something they want to bellow about.

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