Misleading prices in titles of deals.... - HotUKDeals
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#1
I agree yes and I'm guilty of doing that myself with Amazon posts sometimes :oops: Although £14.94 isn't much of a target to aim at for free delivery :) My excuse and I do put "Exc Delivery" in the title instead [no excuse :|].

I think we do need to tighten up on stating the price including delivery in the title, but it should be okay to quote the item price under the "Go to deal" button.
[helper]#2
A good "current" example is the BT Synergy deal which quotes "£5 exc Vat & Delivery" so you don't have any real idea what the actual cost will be. I think this one is excusable as it was their first post but I've found that if you try point this out in the thread you're flamed and called a wanabe moderator....
#3
Yeah, sometimes new members are jumped on too quickly and offering advice in a polite way on how to submit deals, shouldn't backfire on the advisor either. I guess it's how people perceive the tone of the reply when offering help with that, blunt replies usually get taken as unfriendly.
[admin]#4
Prices should always include the full delivered price. If you can add something to get free delivery then note it.
[helper]#5
Admin
Prices should always include the full delivered price. If you can add something to get free delivery then note it.

Hate to say it Admin but its frequently not happening and I think thats down to confusion about when to include the delivery price....

Maybe I'm just being too annally retentive...

Nice site btw and the work of you and the mods is appreciated :thumbsup:
#6
I agree there seem to be a lot of missleading prices lately, like the Xbox 360 from boots, where the boots points were taken off the price (not much good when I don't use a boots card) The price should be the total for anybody to place an order and the price you pay at the time.
No quidco, no points, no NHS only voucher etc....just mention those seperate.
#7
gari189
Hate to say it Admin but its frequently not happening and I think thats down to confusion about when to include the delivery price....


Wheres the confusion though? If an item on Amazon for example costs £2.99 then the price should be placed WITH postage as theres no way you can buy that one item at £2.99 WITHOUT paying postage. As said near the beginning, a basic item price and a delivered price in brackets would probably work best, especially for sites that have free delivery over £x, that way if you were already looking for a basket filler it would be easier to find:thumbsup:
[admin]#8
Yeah ok if it's on Amazon and you get free shipping then maybe something like "£2.99 (£6.48 shipped)" would be a good way to write it?

I saw that Boots thread and changed the price in it to exclude points Richierea. As you say the price should be without any add-ons that aren't the core price - the price should be what you actually pay and then if you want to mention other benefits put them on as a note.
[helper]#9
so what about this one? No mention of P & P at all. Has this not been corrected because its from a well established and popular member of HDUK?

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75239

Bottomline is you either have forums rules which people comply with or you scrap the post guidelines. If you keep the guidelines Mods should have the right to delete any posts that do not comply with the guidelines. That would make people post deals properly.......
#10
Thanks for bringing that to our attention, I'll make a note in the post. It has nothing to do with it being an established member, by the way, it just hasn't been changed yet.

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