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#1
If I spot a deal which has been reposted at a cheaper price, I usually expire the old one. It may be useful (especially if the thread has newer replies) for a mod to add the link to the new thread at the top of the OP, but I don't think we have any kind of protocol for this.

If a thread has had an insignificant price drop and hasn't been reposted, or it's quite old (older than a month) and has price-dropped, then really a re-post should be made.
#2
From personal experience, I've found that lists of deals for a particular time (i.e. now), especially if it's a sale, are very useful - whereas lists which need continually updating are too difficult to maintain.
[mod]#3
duckmagicuk2
From personal experience, I've found that lists of deals for a particular time (i.e. now), especially if it's a sale, are very useful - whereas lists which need continually updating are too difficult to maintain.


In a lot of cases, a single list of mulitple deals nearly always end up subsequently getting posted individually & often end up getting hotter than the group deal. I've even seen some of the MODs do this, & read things like > it's okay because item wasn't posted in title/ in a specific list etc. It's very hit & miss which is better way to post :thumbsup:

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Re thesaint, if a price increases I expire the deal, if it decreases I post lower price in existing thread. Not always the case however, as I often read eg the price has dropped so this is worthy of a repost etc so again there seems to be no defined rule at present
#4
duckmagicuk2
If I spot a deal which has been reposted at a cheaper price, I usually expire the old one. It may be useful (especially if the thread has newer replies) for a mod to add the link to the new thread at the top of the OP, but I don't think we have any kind of protocol for this.

If a thread has had an insignificant price drop and hasn't been reposted, or it's quite old (older than a month) and has price-dropped, then really a re-post should be made.


Thanks,

I was expiring a lot of deals this morning, and I noticed one or two that were still available at a lower price. I was unsure whether to Expire them. I didn't want to re-post them, as they weren't really mine to re-post.

Think I'd be best to leave them, or just write it in the thread for the OP to change if they so choose.

duckmagicuk2
From personal experience, I've found that lists of deals for a particular time (i.e. now), especially if it's a sale, are very useful - whereas lists which need continually updating are too difficult to maintain.


sigma
In a lot of cases, a single list of mulitple deals nearly always end up subsequently getting posted individually & often end up getting hotter than the group deal. I've even seen some of the MODs do this, & read things like > it's okay because item wasn't posted in title/ in a specific list etc. It's very hit & miss which is better way to post :thumbsup:


I think that you need to read the thread in question, so you can make an informed decision:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169419
[mod]#5
thesaint
I think that you need to read the thread in question, so you can make an informed decision:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169419


Apologies, didn't realise you were referring to a particular thread as it wasn't mentioned previously. My reply was linked to Guv & Duckys comments about group listings on offers for a single merchant in the Deals forum which was a progression from the initial query about whether to expire or update deals if price changes.

guv
Yup. Read it. Definitely should be in Misc not in deals.

Or should we have "bargains at Tesco" threads (for example) that we update as we go with things to suit after the original offer has expired?

(And BTW - I'm not suggesting its not a useful thread - just the wrong place to be.)


Agree. Where multiple merchants are listed in one thread I can't see how it can be classed as single merchant deal as that is how the Deal forum currently operates. (this link has been listed against play.com which wouldn't work for a merchant filter etc). Think we're coming back to the request for a help/advice forum where these sort of group listing could be posted possibly ? With a tag search you've mentioned previously.
#6
sigma
Apologies, didn't realise you were referring to a particular thread as it wasn't mentioned previously. My reply was linked to Guv & Duckys comments about group listings on offers for a single merchant in the Deals forum which was a progression from the initial query about whether to expire or update deals if price changes.


No apology needed.
There are two different issues being discussed. Mine(The OP) is regarding "Expiring" threads.

sigma

Agree. Where multiple merchants are listed in one thread I can't see how it can be classed as single merchant deal as that is how the Deal forum currently operates. (this link has been listed against play.com which wouldn't work for a merchant filter etc). Think we're coming back to the request for a help/advice forum where these sort of group listing could be posted possibly ? With a tag search you've mentioned previously.


There are a multitude of threads in "Deals" that don't fit the "Norm" that could've been alluded to, but that wouldn't fit the agenda here in Misc/Feedback.
#7
guv
Agreed. But that doesn't answer the question.

When you apply heat, you do so for a product at a price posted for any given retailer. Not for something entirely different each time you open the thread. I am of course referring to the deal section. The information you speak of is a useful resource - in the right place.


No, I did mean in the deal threads rather than information threads (I've tried it in the past with PAYG mobiles, having one thread and constantly updating the prices, it's far too much hassle).

I personally think that if there's a sale on somewhere and they have lots of similar items (e.g. "Rom-Com DVDs from £2.99") then a single thread with loads of suggestions is a great idea. If then, during that thread, a brand new DVD appears at £3.99 which is still £10+ elsewhere then it's obviously worth a post of its own, with a bit of common sense. I'm in agreement with you though guv that threads like the memory one which people intend to update on a regular basis are a generally bad idea - if anything due to the maintainance they require (although users usually find this one out themselves after posting).

thesaint - if you've found a price drop on a thread around a month old (or older) and no one else has picked up on it then I don't think it'd be at all unfair or cheeky to expire the old thread and make a re-post.
banned#8
duckmagicuk2
I'm in agreement with you though guv that threads like the memory one which people intend to update on a regular basis are a generally bad idea

thesaint - if you've found a price drop on a thread around a month old (or older) and no one else has picked up on it then I don't think it'd be at all unfair or cheeky to expire the old thread and make a re-post.


Cool. So 6 month old threads are a no no.

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