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#1
because the poster doesnt know but sometimes the deal can be in all the stores nationwide like a couple that i have picked in the past.
So why keep it a secret?


Edited By: garbage456 on May 22, 2011 18:30
#2
Good idea

There was an offer today, probably store specific and the OP stated "Took the last one"

Edited By: wbmkk on May 22, 2011 18:30
#3
QUOTE from OP;-What do store specific deals bring to the site ? It's fine for 0.0000001% of the population and even then the stock they are carrying is in single digits. Not to mention the fact I've seen some of the spastic deals reach over 1000oC which is nothing of the sort.

lots of deals reach 1000oC plus like the latest HTC desire S deal but we would have to wait 2 days for the working Monday to find out if the deal is going through or not.
#4
wbmkk
Good idea

There was an offer today, probably store specific and the OP stated "Took the last one"


lol
#5
garbage456
because the poster doesnt know but sometimes the deal can be in all the stores nationwide like a couple that i have picked in the past.
So why keep it a secret?



Wouldn't it be easier to ask if its a nationwide price when buying ?
#6
wbmkk
Good idea

There was an offer today, probably store specific and the OP stated "Took the last one"


lol. I bet it got to 2 million degree's too.
banned#7
Surely its time to ban them ?


and how do you know its store specific until its been posted and others have tried in their local stores, or do you expect the person who found the deal to spend a couple of weeks travelling round every tesco in the country to see if theres more available?

581d
Wouldn't it be easier to ask if its a nationwide price when buying ?


most shop staff wouldn't know

Edited By: colinsunderland on May 22, 2011 18:38
#8
garbage456
QUOTE from OP;-What do store specific deals bring to the site ? It's fine for 0.0000001% of the population and even then the stock they are carrying is in single digits. Not to mention the fact I've seen some of the spastic deals reach over 1000oC which is nothing of the sort.

lots of deals reach 1000oC plus like the latest HTC desire S deal but we would have to wait 2 days for the working Monday to find out if the deal is going through or not.


That bears little resemblance to what I have just said. That HTC deal was available to everyone. Ok, it got to a high temp before its time but that is another thing altogether.
#9
colinsunderland
Surely its time to ban them ?


and how do you know its store specific until its been posted and others have tried in their local stores, or do you expect the person who found the deal to spend a couple of weeks travelling round every tesco in the country to see if theres more available?

581d
Wouldn't it be easier to ask if its a nationwide price when buying ?


most shop staff wouldn't know


Dont ask shop staff then. Take about 20 secs to search the net when you get home to find another store local, give them a ring, ask if they have 'X' for 'X price'

done.

Edited By: 581d on May 22, 2011 18:40
[mod] 2 Likes #10
581d
colinsunderland
Surely its time to ban them ?


and how do you know its store specific until its been posted and others have tried in their local stores, or do you expect the person who found the deal to spend a couple of weeks travelling round every tesco in the country to see if theres more available?

581d
Wouldn't it be easier to ask if its a nationwide price when buying ?


most shop staff wouldn't know


Dont ask shop staff then. Take about 20 secs to search the net when you get home to find another store local, give them a ring, ask if they have 'X' for 'X price'

done.


Or when they post the deal you could ring your local store yourself.
#11
Ringing stores is often frowned upon though, like you are regarding as tipping off the store.
I've seen quite a few posts on here slating folks for contacting stores and offers then being withdrawn.
Mind, i've been on the site for years, so seen quite a lot but not seen it all :)
banned#12
581d
colinsunderland
Surely its time to ban them ?


and how do you know its store specific until its been posted and others have tried in their local stores, or do you expect the person who found the deal to spend a couple of weeks travelling round every tesco in the country to see if theres more available?

581d
Wouldn't it be easier to ask if its a nationwide price when buying ?


most shop staff wouldn't know


Dont ask shop staff then. Take about 20 secs to search the net when you get home to find another store local, give them a ring, ask if they have 'X' for 'X price'

done.


and if that store has sold out yet another 750 stores in the uk have 50 each in stock then the deal doesn't get seen by anyone.
#13
colinsunderland
581d
colinsunderland
Surely its time to ban them ?


and how do you know its store specific until its been posted and others have tried in their local stores, or do you expect the person who found the deal to spend a couple of weeks travelling round every tesco in the country to see if theres more available?

581d
Wouldn't it be easier to ask if its a nationwide price when buying ?


most shop staff wouldn't know


Dont ask shop staff then. Take about 20 secs to search the net when you get home to find another store local, give them a ring, ask if they have 'X' for 'X price'

done.


and if that store has sold out yet another 750 stores in the uk have 50 each in stock then the deal doesn't get seen by anyone.


Regardless if it has sold out or not, they will still know what the price of it was.
#14
Syzable
581d
colinsunderland
Surely its time to ban them ?


and how do you know its store specific until its been posted and others have tried in their local stores, or do you expect the person who found the deal to spend a couple of weeks travelling round every tesco in the country to see if theres more available?

581d
Wouldn't it be easier to ask if its a nationwide price when buying ?


most shop staff wouldn't know


Dont ask shop staff then. Take about 20 secs to search the net when you get home to find another store local, give them a ring, ask if they have 'X' for 'X price'

done.


Or when they post the deal you could ring your local store yourself.


lol, ok someone posts a deal, and I'm expected to ring a store to verify it ? good grief.
#15
boydent999
Ringing stores is often frowned upon though, like you are regarding as tipping off the store.
I've seen quite a few posts on here slating folks for contacting stores and offers then being withdrawn.
Mind, i've been on the site for years, so seen quite a lot but not seen it all :)


If its nationwide it wont be withdrawn. If its a deal that causes a store to remove it then its store specific and shouldnt be on the site anyway imo.
banned#16
581d
Regardless if it has sold out or not, they will still know what the price of it was.


and how will they know if theres stock in any other store?
The DSG £?.97 deals are priced up nationwide but there may only be 3 in the whole country, so are you saying its ok to post them as the price is correct but theres no stock anywhere?
#17
581d
If its nationwide it wont be withdrawn. If its a deal that causes a store to remove it then its store specific and shouldnt be on the site anyway imo.
Why? It could be nationwide and a mis-price - place is littered with them.
This site will never be an exact science, some you win, some you don't
Why does it matter anyway if it *is* store specific, good luck to those who gain from it.
Should we ban national/regional offers too? A sale in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, South of England is no use to me but will be to a great many.......
#18
colinsunderland
581d
Regardless if it has sold out or not, they will still know what the price of it was.


and how will they know if theres stock in any other store?
The DSG £?.97 deals are priced up nationwide but there may only be 3 in the whole country, so are you saying its ok to post them as the price is correct but theres no stock anywhere?


you are missing the point, its still a nationwide deal. regardless of 3 stock on the planet, that 3 stock are available to everyone.
banned 1 Like #19
581d

lol, ok someone posts a deal, and I'm expected to ring a store to verify it ? good grief.


lol, I have to go to the trouble of finding a deal, photo, description, posting it and spend money on a phone call to other shops just to save others making a phone call? good grief.

Store specific deals can be annoying but unless you check you never know, I've seen loads of deals on here that people say 'it will be store specific' then the next 20 posts are 'not in my store' then you get some posting that they got it in other stores, so the only way to be sure is contact numerous shops in numerous parts of the country, if you expect anyone to do that before posting then you are mad.

581d
you are missing the point, its still a nationwide deal. regardless of 3 stock on the planet, that 3 stock are available to everyone.


how is stock thats available in a 3 stores 300 miles away from me any more or less available than a single shop having the stock 300 miles away?

Edited By: colinsunderland on May 22, 2011 19:18
#20
boydent999
581d
If its nationwide it wont be withdrawn. If its a deal that causes a store to remove it then its store specific and shouldnt be on the site anyway imo.
Why? It could be nationwide and a mis-price - place is littered with them.
This site will never be an exact science, some you win, some you don't
Why does it matter anyway if it *is* store specific, good luck to those who gain from it.
Should we ban national/regional offers too? A sale in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, South of England is no use to me but will be to a great many.......


why does it matter if its store specific ? you are not seriously expecting me to answer that when its clear I have answered it in my very first post.

Regional offers ? I've never seen any regional offers but that has nothing at all to do with my original question.
#21
581d
why does it matter if its store specific ? you are not seriously expecting me to answer that when its clear I have answered it in my very first post.

I am expecting you to answer - it's clear from the replies that only you seem to have an issue with it. If it's store specific and you miss out, move on.
At point of deal being posted it's highly unlikely that the OP know's it store specific, single digit, single store - and as has been said, no one is gonna do all the ringing around to find that out.
The folks on here who post deals do so to help other's, not like there is any personal gain is there? I'm grateful that folks post deals cos i have took advantage more of what i have given back that's for sure

581d
Regional offers ? I've never seen any regional offers but that has nothing at all to do with my original question.

Look harder lol - what about when a store opens, opening offers and it's 200 miles from where i live. Doesn't mean it's not a hot deal just means i've got a drive on my hands which i won't be making but i can still be subjective enough to decide it's a hot deal



Edited By: boydent999 on May 22, 2011 19:25
#22
colinsunderland
581d

lol, ok someone posts a deal, and I'm expected to ring a store to verify it ? good grief.


lol, I have to go to the trouble of finding a deal, photo, description, posting it and spend money on a phone call to other shops just to save others making a phone call? good grief.

Store specific deals can be annoying but unless you check you never know, I've seen loads of deals on here that people say 'it will be store specific' then the next 20 posts are 'not in my store' then you get some posting that they got it in other stores, so the only way to be sure is contact numerous shops in numerous parts of the country, if you expect anyone to do that before posting then you are mad.

581d
you are missing the point, its still a nationwide deal. regardless of 3 stock on the planet, that 3 stock are available to everyone.


how is stock thats available in a 3 stores 300 miles away from me any more or less available than a single shop having the stock 300 miles away?


where in gods name did you get it that the stock is 300 miles away ? did you just make that number up in your head ? be honest now, it makes your nonsensical debate much more relevant doesnt it ?
#23
boydent999
581d
why does it matter if its store specific ? you are not seriously expecting me to answer that when its clear I have answered it in my very first post.

I am expecting you to answer - it's clear from the replies that only you seem to have an issue with it. If it's store specific and you miss out, move on.

581d
Regional offers ? I've never seen any regional offers but that has nothing at all to do with my original question.

Look harder lol - what about when a store opens, opening offers and it's 200 miles from where i live. Doesn't mean it's not a hot deal just means i've got a drive on my hands which i won't be making but i can still be subjective enough to decide it's a hot deal



That is very clear, I do seem to be the only one with an 'issue' with it as you say. I'll bow out as I'm the only one out of nearly 370,000 members.
banned#24
581d
colinsunderland
581d

lol, ok someone posts a deal, and I'm expected to ring a store to verify it ? good grief.


lol, I have to go to the trouble of finding a deal, photo, description, posting it and spend money on a phone call to other shops just to save others making a phone call? good grief.

Store specific deals can be annoying but unless you check you never know, I've seen loads of deals on here that people say 'it will be store specific' then the next 20 posts are 'not in my store' then you get some posting that they got it in other stores, so the only way to be sure is contact numerous shops in numerous parts of the country, if you expect anyone to do that before posting then you are mad.

581d
you are missing the point, its still a nationwide deal. regardless of 3 stock on the planet, that 3 stock are available to everyone.


how is stock thats available in a 3 stores 300 miles away from me any more or less available than a single shop having the stock 300 miles away?


where in gods name did you get it that the stock is 300 miles away ? did you just make that number up in your head ? be honest now, it makes your nonsensical debate much more relevant doesnt it ?


are you on drugs?
If it is store specific then if you are whinging on about them being banned, then its probably because they are too far to travel for you. 300 miles was an example, as I'm sure everyone else reading the thread would guess.

OK, simple question, if one store in the UK has a ps3 on offer for £19.99, how is that not available to everyone?
#25
581d
That is very clear, I do seem to be the only one with an 'issue' with it as you say. I'll bow out as I'm the only one out of nearly 370,000 members.

It's not about bowing out. feedback often turns into stuff like this.
You clearly have an issue and no one can dispute that but alas as you have said, it is just you thus far.
We all have issues on here just we know the site won't change much :(
banned#26
Is it only me who finds it ironic that the people who whinge the most are generally the ones who contribute the least to this site?

OP has posted 4 deals in 4 years! oO

Probably cos he couldnt be bothered to ring other stores up to confirm deal is nationwide ;)

Edited By: csiman on May 23, 2011 08:31
#27
I've had a think about the idea in the OP, and the answer is an emphatic "No".
[admin] 2 Likes #28
We're going to put in a field for 'local' on the offline deals so you can add a location. Let's try that and if it looks like it's going to work we could add things like multiple locations, maps, etc as has been discussed on here before.
#29
Admin
We're going to put in a field for 'local' on the offline deals so you can add a location. Let's try that and if it looks like it's going to work we could add things like multiple locations, maps, etc as has been discussed on here before.

Thanks, and that sounds like it could be a very good idea.
#30
csiman
Is it only me who finds it ironic that the people who whinge the most are generally the ones who contribute the least to this site?

OP has posted 4 deals in 4 years! oO

Probably cos he couldnt be bothered to ring other stores up to confirm deal is nationwide ;)

4 deals ? lol, what you fail to realise is that there was a mix up with my accounts a while back and for some unknown reason I had a duplicate. I was forced to keep this old one and the new one removed. But you wouldnt have known that would you, you just belched a pile of **** and failed miserably.
banned#31
581d
csiman
Is it only me who finds it ironic that the people who whinge the most are generally the ones who contribute the least to this site?

OP has posted 4 deals in 4 years! oO

Probably cos he couldnt be bothered to ring other stores up to confirm deal is nationwide ;)


4 deals ? lol, what you fail to realise is that there was a mix up with my accounts a while back and for some unknown reason I had a duplicate. I was forced to keep this old one and the new one removed. But you wouldnt have known that would you, you just belched a pile of **** and failed miserably.


a mix up? you mean you created a new account? They don't just magic themselves up. What was the other account name?
banned#32
581d
csiman
Is it only me who finds it ironic that the people who whinge the most are generally the ones who contribute the least to this site?

OP has posted 4 deals in 4 years! oO

Probably cos he couldnt be bothered to ring other stores up to confirm deal is nationwide ;)


4 deals ? lol, what you fail to realise is that there was a mix up with my accounts a while back and for some unknown reason I had a duplicate. I was forced to keep this old one and the new one removed. But you wouldnt have known that would you, you just belched a pile of **** and failed miserably.

to be fair, this whole thread is one mess of fail :)

stop your whining and try to give something back for once rather than just ranting off

Edited By: csiman on May 23, 2011 15:45
#33
As the admin has answered the thread fairly, and a change has been made this thread can now fade away.

On a side not, this ignore user feature is class.
banned#34
Who judges if its store specific or not?

I've posted deals before (sainsburys vb1 legendary deals) which have been in multiple stores, but very much 'store specific'. Howwever, at the time of posting, you may well have claimed they were store specific, and many people could have lost out.

No ban.
banned#35
581d
As the admin has answered the thread fairly, and a change has been made this thread can now fade away.

On a side not, this ignore user feature is class.


hmmm using a multi but wont say what the name was, were you ripping people off or something?
#36
Admin
We're going to put in a field for 'local' on the offline deals so you can add a location. Let's try that and if it looks like it's going to work we could add things like multiple locations, maps, etc as has been discussed on here before.

To be fair, the amount of deals that aren't posted correctly currently makes me smile, things such as store/company, price, price inc delivery, etc and now, you're gonna add another element to posting a deal?
I can see folks not adding this, not quite knowing what to do with it and it just being an un-necessary element


Edited By: boydent999 on May 24, 2011 19:39: .
#37
I have a problem with banning store specific (i.e location specific) deals and that is - where do you draw the line?

Is it a distance, is it the cost of traveling there, is the possible stock levels?

Is it that certain stores simply do not have in stock or carry certain item in different locations?, Some stores like John Lewis if they have stock in one area might deliver them to another even though they don't have them themselves, the Dyson deal for me was a good example where even though the Sheffield store didn't have them they got one from Cardiff for me.

Do you want to ban the hot Costco, Macro etc deals, some of them seem to be very store specific and even so most people can't get them anyway.

Are you going to ban Waitrose delivery vouchers, they are nearer to me but they won't deliver to my address even though my nearest Sainsburys will who are further away will?

At the end of the day if a store has something that is worth my time and trouble going there I might consider it.

As a last point think about this, if you have to go the supposedly 300 miles to get something you want is it worth it for you?, it might be a new store opening etc, if they are offering something worth £10k to you for £100, you might go out of your way to get it
.
All deals are like this (though the example is meant as an complete exaggeration) - it is completely a matter of degrees.

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