Sony Handycam HDR-CX6ek HDTV Camcorder £359.99 incl 4Gb memory Stick instore @Comet (RRP £659!) - HotUKDeals
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(Firstly, all credit & respect must go to user R1PLEY on avforums for highlighting this deal)

Ok, this is a scorcher if you can pull it off, but as ever, (for the best deals), it'll need a bit of phonework, legwork, persuasiveness & some luck....but it's worth a pop!

Comet are clearing out Sony Handycam HDR-CX6ek HD Camcorder for a measley £359.99.

This is a brilliant spec HD Camcorder & for this price - it's just crazy!

It comes with a 4GB Memory stick in the box!

Even as I type, Amazon have it listed as £686.90 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-HDRCX6-Definition-Memory-Camcorder/dp/B000RF7TQQ

It's not an online deal.

Here's what you need to do (stock is scant, so act fast!)....

1. Call Comet Customer service on 08705 425 425 - tell them that you need help tracking down an item that's discontinued - the item code is 401307 . This will come up as a Sony Handycam HDR-CX6ek on their system - it will still show up at their pre-clearance price of £599.99.

2. Don't argue the toss at this point - just try & locate the stock!

(I should say that if any branch only has one left in stock, then I'd pass....it'll be their display model & Comet's 'display' camcorders are not behind a glass cabinet & get thrown around something rotten!)

3. Once you've located a branch with more than one in stock...get them to reserve it for you.

4. Ok, now you've 'bagged' one - let the fun & games commence!

5. Call back Comet CS & explain that you've reserved item 401307 at branch "X"....that yes, it's showing on their system as £599.99 but you know of several on internet forums that have only paid £359.99.....& obviously you want it at that price! They will most likely try & fob you off saying that they must be ex-dem models for that price - they're most definitely NOT! I personally bought one from the Watford Branch brand new sealed in the box & using the above step, I nailed it for £359.99. (though they tried to fob me of on the phone first - fortunately I got a great Comet CS called Lynn who sorted it all out for me). Lyn said that Comet's system will initially show the £599.99, but when "they run a ticket off" it then comes up with the discontinued price of £359.99 - that's the problem...unless they run the ticket off (whatever the hell that means), it doesn't apply the discount. this could even be a yarn to get them off the hook (as I'd persisted as to why people were paying £359.99 whne their system still showed £599.99)


I've read of two others who have done this too (one in the Carlisle Branch & one in the Middlebrook, Bolton Branch - see here http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=810604

Ask Comet CS to get the manager of the store you've reserved it at to speak to the manager at either the Carlisle, Watford or Middlebrook branches towards establishing what he needs to do to sell at £359.99 to you too (btw you can't talk directly to the Comet Stores - it all has to be done through Comet CS - the level of CS helpfulness varies...if you get an unhelpful person, just terminate the call & call straight back!)

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#1
Very tempting. Two nagging problems: Do I need a camcorder? Do I have room on my credit card? If there are any generous HUKD millionaires I'd be eternally grateful :)
#2
Can I be bothered with the Faff?
#3
I think Its a great price for this
#4
Gazbert
Can I be bothered with the Faff?


I guess that depends on ...

1. If you were in the market for a HD Camcorder.

2. How much you value your time - I'd say, about 10 mins on the phone plus the journey time to collect it, could represent a £300 saving for an hours work!

So no, if you're a Barrister, it's probably not worth the faff...just do an extra hour's overtime & buy one full price from Amazon. But if you're on an average salary, then yes...it's most definitely worth the faff.
#5
Can't see why they would let you have it cheaper than advertised - they are under no obligation to sell it to you at all - could you photo your receipt as proof please?
#6
Just on the phone now to Comet CS, they have these cams in stock (ex display) in Gateshead and North Shields and brand new ones in stock at the Stockton branch.
I am just awaiting the outcome of how much a new one from Stockton will cost me.......
#7
kpkiller
Can't see why they would let you have it cheaper than advertised - they are under no obligation to sell it to you at all - could you photo your receipt as proof please?


Are you having a laugh? :whistling: do you think I'd go to all the bother of posting up this deal, if I hadn't pulled it off myself? Did you read the AVforum link I posted up ...other have paid the same amnount £359.99 for the same *new* (sealed) camcorder.

I'm not in the dock here!

There's a quirk with their systems...I don't fully understand it, but (according to Lyn in Comet CS services) apparently Comet's system will initially show the £599.99, but when "they run a ticket off" it then comes up with the discontinued price of £359.99 - that's the problem...unless you run this ticket off (whatever the hell that means), it doesn't apply the discount.
#8
Spooki

I am just awaiting the outcome of how much a new one from Stockton will cost me.......


Tell the Stockton Branch to speak to the manager at Watford (via Comet Central Customer services)...I bought mine there on Tuesday evening - he'll remember!

As an aside, all the Sales reps gathered around the till couldn't believe how little I paid (I reckon they'd have had it themselves if they'd known!)
#9
Well, the CS guy has been really helpful, he has rang all the branches of comet in my area to try and get the cams down to this price but the lowest they will go is to take £120.00 off the price, which isnt even close to £359.99. He has looked up all the orders over the last couple of days for this cam and seen that many have been sold for £359.99 and has now got other people involved and is trying is hardest to get me a new one for this price.
He has already called me back to ask how far i am willing to travel and said he will cb within the next hour hopefully with a good result!


I did ask about getting one of the managers to call Stockton branch which i hope is what he is doing now..........
#10
Spooki
Well, the CS guy has been really helpful, he has rang all the branches of comet in my area to try and get the cams down to this price but the lowest they will go is to take £120.00 off the price, which isnt even close to £359.99. He has looked up all the orders over the last couple of days for this cam and seen that many have been sold for £359.99 and has now got other people involved and is trying is hardest to get me a new one for this price.
He has already called me back to ask how far i am willing to travel and said he will cb within the next hour hopefully with a good result!


I did ask about getting one of the managers to call Stockton branch which i hope is what he is doing now..........


This is typical of the result I initially had (remember I said a bit of persistence was necessary). Since it's the North you're talking about, you may want to get him to call the Carlisle Branch & ask how/why they've been selling new sealed versions for £359.99 ...or even the Bolton Middlebrook branch - like I say others have been bagging new ones for £359.99 - read this thread http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=810604 & see what I mean!

Ask him to run a report on the Watford branch for item 401307 for Tuesday night about 7.15pm (the shop was empty so it should be easy to trace!)..he'll see a new Sony HDR-CX6ek was sold for £359.99 (that was mine!). Even better...try & speak to Lyn in the Customer Helpline Centre (yeah, i'm sure there are lots of Customer Sales reps working at the Comet Hull CS centre...but maybe not too many Lyns?)...it was Lyn that made this happen for me.
#11
[email protected]! I think i am being it. I started this crusade on the phone at 12.30 so i refuse to give up now!

I will give him a little longer to get back to me and if he doesnt i will call him and suggest getting the manager at the store to call the Carlise branch.

I don't mind the hassle if it gets results :):)
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Spooki
[email protected]! I think i am being it. I started this crusade on the phone at 12.30 so i refuse to give up now!

I will give him a little longer to get back to me and if he doesnt i will call him and suggest getting the manager at the store to call the Carlise branch.

I don't mind the hassle if it gets results :):)


You should definitely ask them to reserve the new one in Stockton while all this is going on!
#13
PM sent :)
#14
kpkiller
Can't see why they would let you have it cheaper than advertised - they are under no obligation to sell it to you at all - could you photo your receipt as proof please?



For all the doubting Thomases...

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/5659/receipt1dn3.jpg
#15
Excellent news! With a little help from Hank :) I am now the proud owner of a brand new, boxed and sealed Sony Handycam HDR-CX6ek HDTV Camcorder for the bargain price of £359.99.
This is deal is one of the best bargains i have got this year! It was worth the time spent securing it and bartering on the price.

Many thanks to HankMcSpank :)
#16
:thumbsup: Great news!!!

Someone else has just secured one from the Dunstable branch of Comet too....so they are still out there, but like I say, you've got to be prepared to put in a bit of effort for this one!

Worth it though cos this is a stonking camcorder at a stonking price!

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