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PS3 40GB £234.99 at Argos !!!

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8y, 10m agoFound 8 years, 10 months ago
I know there is some suggestion this is against the terms and conditions but had absolutely no problem doing this in my local store. Bought 100 pound gift card, got 10 voucher free. Did it again with same cashier in same store (so transparent as to what i was doing.) Then admittedly out of embarassment I went to a second store bought 50 pound gift card got 5 back. Then used 270 of the cards to buy the PS3 which is currently at 269.99 (recently come down 30 pound) ... and sure enough got another 10 pound voucher. So in total paid out 249.99 but still have 15 pound worth of vouchers that i shouldn't ahve too much trouble spending. (btw my 1st post so be kind !)
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banned#1
so what youre saying is you paid £270 of your credi card to which you will be charged interest no doubt unless paid in full and you're left with some bits of paper vouchers that say you have to spend £285 in Argos so they take your money back anyway! right so now this ps3 has cost you £555

or you could have bought the ps3 first then travelled round to ten different argos stores spending £1000 on ten gift cards from ten stores and accumulated £100 in vouchers total outlay £1,370 hmmm im confused
#2
No, he paid £249.99 and got a £15 voucher still to spend. Glad it worked out for you ;)
#3
I think he paid some on card and some with the vouchers - basically 10% off...
#4
Not sure what I did to deserve that rant ! I have 3 receipts for 100 pound 100 pound and 50 pound so thats what I really spent (and on a debit card so no interest.) I used the vouchers I got with this to buy the PS3 and have 15 quid of them left over. Regular hotdeals posters have done this in the past and are aware of the process . It seems not every store will do it but clearly a lot do.
#5
Just in case theres still some doubt.
Spend 100 pound to get 100 gift card plus 10 voucher.
Spend 100 pound to get 100 gift card plus 10 voucher.
Spend 50 pound to get 50 gift card plus 5 voucher.
You have 275 in gift card\vouchers. Buy the PS3 with 270 of them (ie just hand them over.) Get another 10 voucher. so have 15 left having spent 250.
banned#6
Cantona
Not sure what I did to deserve that rant ! I have 3 receipts for 100 pound 100 pound and 50 pound so thats what I really spent (and on a debit card so no interest.) I used the vouchers I got with this to buy the PS3 and have 15 quid of them left over. Regular hotdeals posters have done this in the past and are aware of the process . It seems not every store will do it but clearly a lot do.


but earlier you said you spent 270 on card so you should have 250 in vouchers left over plus the vouchers you accumulated
#7
I think the confusion arose because I said card at one point as in gift card(s). I should have stuck to saying 'vouchers'. So I bought it with 270 worth of vouchers. I only used my debit card to buy the vouchers. Sorry i bothered posting now !
#8
Voted Hot :thumbsup: Though tbh i couldn't be bothered doing all that myself to get it that price :roll:
#9
I think it's hot hot hot. Anything that uses loopholes in big businesses is ace. power to the people:thumbsup:
#10
Where does it say Argos are giving £10 vouchers with every £100 spent? Also do they definately give a voucher if you spend £100 on a gift card?
#11
Cantona;1750417
I think the confusion arose because I said card at one point as in gift card(s). I should have stuck to saying 'vouchers'. So I bought it with 270 worth of vouchers. I only used my debit card to buy the vouchers. Sorry i bothered posting now !

I think most sane people will grasp from your first post the process you used, well done, and I hope this has not put you off tryin to help us out again.:thumbsup:
Heat is coming your way.
#12
Well done, makes a change to see someone using their noggin!
#13
If only I could use this method to buy a £300 shed I've been looking at :-(
#14
carcuscrae
Where does it say Argos are giving £10 vouchers with every £100 spent? Also do they definately give a voucher if you spend £100 on a gift card?


http://www.argos.co.uk/static/StaticDisplay/tag/HP1_main2/includeName/freegiftvouchers.htm

(for limited period obviously.)
#15
Not sure if it will work at all stores but surely worth a try. Nothing to lose as Argos is pretty much the cheapest anyway.

Heat added!
#16
stephenashforth
Not sure if it will work at all stores but surely worth a try. Nothing to lose as Argos is pretty much the cheapest anyway.

Heat added!


Yeah, I simply asked the cashier if I buy a 100 gift voucher will I get the 10 voucher. No harm in asking and had she said no i simply wouldn't have bought them.
#17
'This offer is not available with the purchase of Argos gift cards. '

Number 10 in terms and conditions
#18
Nicely done......definate thumbs up here.
#19
Strange, item 10 in the T&Cs state:

"This offer is not available with the purchase of Argos gift cards."
#20
Yes as I said in the deal in seems to be against terms and conditions but a lot of stores are happy to do it. It isn't a one-off. Regular posters will confirm they've done this in the past. And you can ask before buying them so theres no risk.
#21
Fair enough mate. Well done. Heat added.
banned#22
Roccostan;1750375
but earlier you said you spent 270 on card so you should have 250 in vouchers left over plus the vouchers you accumulated

I'd quit now if i was you... :whistling:
#23
Cantona;1750417
I think the confusion arose because I said card at one point as in gift card(s). I should have stuck to saying 'vouchers'. So I bought it with 270 worth of vouchers. I only used my debit card to buy the vouchers. Sorry i bothered posting now !

dont worry i'm sure not everyone was as stupid to think you'd spent 250 on vouchers then another seperate 270 to get the PS3 :roll:
banned#24
a1
I think most sane people .


you cheeky so and so I think most sane people will also not breach terms & conditions and pretend to turn a white eye to rules set out by the constitutions which govern our societies, it is people like you who support and get involed in such miniscule involvements that belong to the pit of any sty
banned#25
N20Y1D
I'd quit now if i was you... :whistling:


thank god youre not
#26
Or if you get a pain-in-the-bum cashier.. Buy something returnable for £100 - then another, and then something for £50. Take the lot back (to another store if you feel like being subtle) to get credit refund. Easy £275 vouchers for £250 outlay without breaching their terms. Buy the console, get your last voucher. Simple.
#27
One way of getting a good deal I guess, but only for the over keen.

Steve
#28
applegrass
Strange, item 10 in the T&Cs state:

"This offer is not available with the purchase of Argos gift cards."


This reads as: this offer is not availabe if you pay with Argos gift cards on the store literature:), not the buying of Argos gift cards. So if you pay cash or on a card (Credit/Debit) for your gift vouchers you will recieve the voucher for £5 or £10 respectively. :)
#29
Roccostan
thank god youre not


thank god he's not too ... we wouldn't want two of you on here!

:whistling:
#30
seancampbell
Or if you get a pain-in-the-bum cashier.. Buy something returnable for £100 - then another, and then something for £50. Take the lot back (to another store if you feel like being subtle) to get credit refund. Easy £275 vouchers for £250 outlay without breaching their terms. Buy the console, get your last voucher. Simple.


Sean,
You would be breaking the rules doing that . You should be returning the vouchers if you are returning the items also.
This deal has been around every time they do the voucher deal….You may get lucky, but 90% of people will just find it a wasted journey.
banned#31
toonarmani
thank god he's not too ... we wouldn't want two of you on here!

:whistling:


The more the merrier I say
Stand up for your Rights!
#32
See this in their T&C...

Excludes the purchase of gift cards using gift cards as a method of payment.

Means that if stores are doing it then its by mistake.
#33
Cantona
I think the confusion arose because I said card at one point as in gift card(s). I should have stuck to saying 'vouchers'. So I bought it with 270 worth of vouchers. I only used my debit card to buy the vouchers. Sorry i bothered posting now !


Hi there, excellent deal, heat and rep added.

Also, on ur first post, ignore people who try to pick out problems with your deal, they obviously have nothing better to do, some people read the first couple of words and vote on that, some people will vote cold if the manufacturer of the product did not product the said product on their birthday, or something silly like that. Hopefull the decent members votes will shine through!!

Great find!
#34
gary_rip
See this in their T&C...

Excludes the purchase of gift cards using gift cards as a method of payment.

Means that if stores are doing it then its by mistake.


If this was legit..what would there be to stop you buying gift cards..using your gift cards? And therefore getting an unlimited amount free ?
#35
seancampbell
Or if you get a pain-in-the-bum cashier.. Buy something returnable for £100 - then another, and then something for £50. Take the lot back (to another store if you feel like being subtle) to get credit refund. Easy £275 vouchers for £250 outlay without breaching their terms. Buy the console, get your last voucher. Simple.


Will they not expect you to return the gift voucher too? Even if you get the credit. I'm thinking of doing this with the EOS + a friends homebase/argos 10% staff discount...
#36
Roccostan
so what youre saying is you paid £270 of your credi card to which you will be charged interest no doubt unless paid in full and you're left with some bits of paper vouchers that say you have to spend £285 in Argos so they take your money back anyway! right so now this ps3 has cost you £555

or you could have bought the ps3 first then travelled round to ten different argos stores spending £1000 on ten gift cards from ten stores and accumulated £100 in vouchers total outlay £1,370 hmmm im confused


:? Ramble
#37
Roccostan
so what youre saying is you paid £270 of your credi card to which you will be charged interest no doubt unless paid in full and you're left with some bits of paper vouchers that say you have to spend £285 in Argos so they take your money back anyway! right so now this ps3 has cost you £555

or you could have bought the ps3 first then travelled round to ten different argos stores spending £1000 on ten gift cards from ten stores and accumulated £100 in vouchers total outlay £1,370 hmmm im confused


I'm not suprised you cretin, he didnt have to pay again to get the PS3 he used the vouchers which he has already paid for. Christ your dull, how did u even use the keyboard to type that rant?

Good work O/P. skills
#38
gary_rip
See this in their T&C...

Excludes the purchase of gift cards using gift cards as a method of payment.

Means that if stores are doing it then its by mistake.


Not a mistake, perfectly fine.
People are purchasing gift cards using cash/debit card/credit card which does not break the terms.
Paying for gift cards using gift cards is the only stated exclusion in the t&cs
#39
Ste7ieBoy
Not a mistake, perfectly fine.
People are purchasing gift cards using cash/debit card/credit card which does not break the terms.
Paying for gift cards using gift cards is the only stated exclusion in the t&cs



QFE

leave off the guy for taking advantage of an offer. It's similar to the one Debenhams had, buy £100 on a gift card and they would give you £10 extra, people just continously bought gift cards.

Also, please don't compare Argos's terms and conditions on gift vouchers to the "constitutions that govern our land" you just look foolish.

Hot deal, but who wants a PS3 anyway :-P
banned#40
Ha ha Roccostan clearly thinks he is smarter than he is...

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