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Hi garbage456
The short answer is that the url used to submit has to be exactly the same for it to show as a dupe.
Example : - if I was to post this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Packard-051-11-6-inch-AMD-Processor/dp/B002GYVF9I/ref=amb_link_114883727_7?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=11NCHCCVM48FAFRE2E0S&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=158712427&pf_rd_i=350613011 as a deal or this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Packard-051-11-6-inch-AMD-Processor/dp/B002GYVF9I/ref=amb_link_114883727_7 it wouldn't show as already posted because the "Go To Deal" url is different although it is the same product http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/640970/packard-bell-11-6-netbook-2gb-ram-3. Amazon are about the trickiest to spot as they often have tags that aren't needed depending on how the product was found. Say, if I found that going via "Deals of the week" or by just browsing "computers" there would be extra tags, when all I actually need to get to that product is http://www.amazon.co.uk/Packard-051-11-6-inch-AMD-Processor/dp/B002GYVF9I
So, it's far from foolproof. It can only pick up an exact match. If just one digit is different it can't recognise it as a dupe.
Therefore, I always advanced search now when deal posting. For this one I searched keyword "Packard" ; merchant "Amazon"; forum "Deals" and got THIS
Again not foolproof; it relies on correct spelling, and my own pet hate, none duplicate merchants being created. If I had a pound for every Asda/Tesco that was created as a new merchant I could buy a small island now.
Anyway, hope that explains your question
Andy
#2
garbage456 - a bit more help in here too. Thanks.

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