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1 Like #1
if i had found them tvs there is no way id post. id rather try and get one myself.
#2
There always be someone who'll post it here or elsewhere, so you can't stop it.
And even if no one would post it (highly unlikely) then there always be someone who'll order 100 of those in an attempt to make a quick buck, thus raising an alarm.

I think that after 'deal' was expired, thread must be closed as soon as possible and posts like 'let's sue'em all!' should not be allowed. Companies do make mistakes and anyone who is trying to get grossly underpriced item should know from the start that chances to get mispriced item are virtually zero.
Sometimes it is getting through sometimes it doesn't. But what is the point of starting discussions on how to sue'em best for their mistake?
#3
But we like to allow free conversation here Kommunist, so we don't lock threads up unless they go really bad.

As to the mis-prices - some that I post, I'm not even sure are mis-prices, and are actually justtt god offers!
1 Like #4
Free speech is good when it is not becoming an abusive speech. From what I've learned from Dixons thread, people starting to post various scenarious on how they are going to sue company in question; ring to CEO in the middle of the night; involve Trading Standars, newspapers and MP, etc...
Then someone usualy responds with something like 'guys chill out, it won't work' and this person will get negative rep and maybe even personal abuse.

We do not want Dixons thread take II do we?

As to prices: I agree that some misprices are difficult to spot (such as DLink DSM320 misprice I posted some time ago) but some are easily identified, such as Woolworths one.
#5
Kommunist
Free speech is good when it is not becoming an abusive speech. From what I've learned from Dixons thread, people starting to post various scenarious on how they are going to sue company in question; ring to CEO in the middle of the night; involve Trading Standars, newspapers and MP, etc...
Then someone usualy responds with something like 'guys chill out, it won't work' and this person will get negative rep and maybe even personal abuse.

We do not want Dixons thread take II do we?

As to prices: I agree that some misprices are difficult to spot (such as DLink DSM320 misprice I posted some time ago) but some are easily identified, such as Woolworths one.


I agree Kommunist..we did have Dixons thread 11 with the recent Sainsbury's one and I thought the thread should have been closed sometime earlier than it was ...as you say it becomes utter nonsense when members are so hung up cos they failed to secure a deal that had little chance of success.

I can see exactly the same thing is happening on the Woolies thread about the £150 Tvs....why go on and on about something that was never going to be sold at that price.

Thankfully most members on here are positive and realistic and do not get involved in these negative rants .
1 Like #6
and for the person that left me negative rep, and called me greedy, hmm i think not. maybe more like common sense. if you think about it. if you buy one your self you have a high chance of getting it, but if you post on here then 1000's people buy one, they are going to realise arnt they. sorry for rather getting myself a tv, than a bunch of strangers.
1 Like #7
Don't worry :) You are not the only one getting black mark. Not that I worry though :)
#8
The whole sue them thing get's right up my crack, and yes I recieve abuse from it from unknown people via the rep system, but couldnt care less.

Notice it's always the same people doing the 'lets sue them' 'we have the right' thing? Not the very same people, but new users. Seems you kinda chill out and still try misprices but know full well your not going to get 98% of them.

Maybe a sticky should be in order telling people to shut the hell up and stop whinging when the misprice does not come through?

Hell, someone on that thread even rang their solicitors! If I was the solicitor I would laugh so hard at them!

The only people I hate when it comes to misprices and who are definately looking for traffic is PC World, Dixons etc. They advertise items that are not avaliable are low prices, so it's picked up on pricerunner etc, you go there, try to get this item, not avaliable. Why!? You pretty much know when it ends in .97p on the dixons group websites, it does not exist and still says 'avaliable'.
[admin]#9
I think Kommunist hit most of the right points in his post up there. We can't keep people from posting and this forum is all about free exchange of deals. Where the line is drawn for me is first of all if something is illegal or against a merchant's T&C's. The next bit is where threads become abusive etc. We've had to close the Dixons £1 LCDTV thread and the recent Sainsburys thread and probably other threads in the near future. At a certain point they are just not productive dialogue anymore and are clogging the forum up from people trying to get other deals.
#10
A bit of advice for you all. If you spot a mis-price, keep it to yourself until you have ordered whatever it is, money has been taken out and you have a delivery date.
Once all that is confirmed, post the deal wherever you want! A bit selfish I know, but at least you'd probably get one....maybe! :thinking:
#11
birdyboyuk
A bit of advice for you all. If you spot a mis-price, keep it to yourself until you have ordered whatever it is, money has been taken out and you have a delivery date.
Once all that is confirmed, post the deal wherever you want! A bit selfish I know, but at least you'd probably get one....maybe! :thinking:



yep totally agree, but i i get neg rep, and am obviously greedy :)
#12
grdesign
Hell, someone on that thread even rang their solicitors! If I was the solicitor I would laugh so hard at them!


Yeah I can imagine a solicitor laughing all the way to the bank when he charges his client for advice they probably never needed if they'd thought about it & been rational in the first place :-D

I agree with the comments that when something is so obviously a misprice, consider yourself lucky if you get it & if not, well just move on. Lifes too short & who needs extra stress? :santa:
#13
rocky1man
Yeah I can imagine a solicitor laughing all the way to the bank when he charges his client for advice they probably never needed if they'd thought about it & been rational in the first place :-D

I agree with the comments that when something is so obviously a misprice, consider yourself lucky if you get it & if not, well just move on. Lifes too short & who needs extra stress? :santa:
I agree, it's exactly how it is...
suspended#14
Like the ipod price from Amazon and how they cancelled the orders even mine.I was not really bothered if it got cancelled but they gave every cancelled order a £20 gift voucher which they really did not have to but people were still complaining.:thinking:
#15
I've got one thing to add, no doubt only few will read mind, it's about all these mis-prices.
If someone sold an item on ebay, and realised they'd mis-priced it, especially on the vast price differencial, would they allow the sale? They *sell* an LCD tv for £100, when they meant to sell for £1000. Would they think, yeah, my mistake, i'll sell? No, i doubt they would, but why? They expect online seller's to do so, is this cos they're "big companies"? That's got nowt to do with it, it comes down to human error, a mistake, genuine or not, so before you reach for the, sue, boycott retorts, just ask yourself would you sell at a mis-price?
#16
boydent999
I've got one thing to add, no doubt only few will read mind, it's about all these mis-prices.
If someone sold an item on ebay, and realised they'd mis-priced it, especially on the vast price differencial, would they allow the sale? They *sell* an LCD tv for £100, when they meant to sell for £1000. Would they think, yeah, my mistake, i'll sell? No, i doubt they would, but why? They expect online seller's to do so, is this cos they're "big companies"? That's got nowt to do with it, it comes down to human error, a mistake, genuine or not, so before you reach for the, sue, boycott retorts, just ask yourself would you sell at a mis-price?


I second that boydent... well said :thumbsup:
#17
Thanks Edi :), let's hope more folks read it and can agree or at least try and understand what i am saying :)
#18
Wasn't there a seller on eBay that screwed up and sold a PS3 for $1 though for listing it as a 'buy it now' rather than a starting price?
#19
letsdo1
hi guys, does anyone think we should post mispriced items - recently we had the sainsbury and woolworths fiasco. Whilst its funny seeing it happen are we doing more bad than good as the few lucky people that would have got away with it don't now as so many people go onto the site.

What does everyone think?


HI

Yes I think we should post them. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
#20
MISSY PINK
HI

Yes I think we should post them. Nothing ventured nothing gained.


Very sensible first post there Missy Pink, welcome to the forum :)
I agree they should always be posted, helps keep the site exciting.
#21
Could there not be a way of closing the thread even temporarily when it reachs, oh i don't know 25 or 50 people when an item is so much reduced its obviously a bad mis price, so that people have the best chance of actually getting it? On a first come basis obviously. Or do you think this is not feasable because of other sites doing these mis prices too?
mike
#23
yep I agree 100% with boydent. I used to work in customer services for an advertiser websites for vehicles. Sometimes a person would mark their car down at the wrong price and we used to get complaints about publishing this and we are legally obliged to sell them.

We dont know how these companies systems works and how it happens.

I liken the whole thing to if you were a punter at the races and someone said "There's a dead cert at 12/1 at the 3.30". Would you put a quick bet on it and then go round telling all sundry to see the price drop to evens...
#24
Tis a shame that in the main folks have been positive to the comments, but so few have read it :-(
#25
birdyboyuk
A bit of advice for you all. If you spot a mis-price, keep it to yourself until you have ordered whatever it is, money has been taken out and you have a delivery date.
Once all that is confirmed, post the deal wherever you want! A bit selfish I know, but at least you'd probably get one....maybe! :thinking:


thats not selfish its common sense. better one person gets something cheap than nobody does.:santa:

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