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Yes, the imported phone deals are cheaper, but they're not deals that can be purchased in the UK. They shouldn't be permitted. The site should only allow proper UK deals from proper UK companies. … Read More
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2w, 5d agoPosted 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Yes, the imported phone deals are cheaper, but they're not deals that can be purchased in the UK. They shouldn't be permitted.

The site should only allow proper UK deals from proper UK companies.

Your thoughts?
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2w, 5d agoPosted 2 weeks, 5 days ago
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6 Likes #1
You can purchase them from your computer located in the UK
1 Like #2
but they can be purchased in the UK. And just what is a proper UK deal? Items sold by proper British people per chance?
1 Like #3
why not, if people like the deals then they should be allowed to see them.
3 Likes #4
Hot UKIP Deals
3 Likes #5
Hot deals for UK people, not hot deals made in UK. That's the purpose of this website. Think anyone can work that out. Most people are motivated by price and affordability though even that is objective. If people see something were the price is right for them and value for money they will purchase it no matter where it's sold or even made.

Edited By: LemonHead on Jun 07, 2017 22:37: N/A
#6
tumbleweed34
Yes, the imported phone deals are cheaper, but they're not deals that can be purchased in the UK. They shouldn't be permitted. The site should only allow proper UK deals from proper UK companies.
Your thoughts?
Hot available to UK Deals. Considering many of the far east suppliers tick the boxes for UK-based S75 protection, once the item has been paid for you never need to even contact the foreign supplier again. Maybe you would be OK with an S75-eligible filter?
#7
maybe hukd could implement a little 'import' icon in the deal title so it's more obvious
2 Likes #8
probably best to look at all your household items and clothes and see what is made in UK..... oO
2 Likes #9
Hmm, interesting idea, would make all the holiday and flight deals obsolete.
#10
'Proper UK companies' will limit your choice considerably.

Amazon, for example is a US company and the Amazon.co.uk site that most of us buy from is actually based in Luxemburg.
#11
The only caveats of buying expensive items from non-EU countries is the possibility of being hit for customs charges, and the hassle of any returns. People would balance those against the UK price.
1 Like #12
is this real?
2 Likes #13
davewave
is this real?
Sadly it probably is. Would get more traction on the daily mail forum though
#14
philseery
davewave
is this real?
Sadly it probably is. Would get more traction on the daily mail forum though
daily mash more like.
1 Like #15
My interpretation of the OP's comment is not about where the products are made but rather where you buy them from and they should be only from UK based companies or subsidiaries.

E.g. Amazon.UK is OK, Amazon Italy/Spain/US is not, John Lewis is OK, a department store in the US is not, you get the idea.
2 Likes #16
LOL. Dumbest thing I've ready all day and I've gone through some of the religion/political threads.

Edited By: Bure11 on Jun 08, 2017 08:39: Jun 08, 2017 08:39
#17
Not practical. But a sign that the item is not located in the UK isn't a bad idea. So at a glance we'd know if it's dispatched from the UK or not.
1 Like #18
Ooh a buy British thread........must be a Brexit voter? ;)
#19
The UK makes some cracking high end audio kit, but amps costing up to 40k wouldn't get much heat on here.
#20
If it's a cheap deal, accessible to me within the UK, it is a hot deal for the UK, and thus, a hotukdeal xD
#21
rev6
Not practical. But a sign that the item is not located in the UK isn't a bad idea. So at a glance we'd know if it's dispatched from the UK or not.

I have purchased items sold by Amazon (UK) on Amazon.co.uk & they have been shipped from Germany.
#22
fanpages
I have purchased items sold by Amazon (UK) on Amazon.co.uk & they have been shipped from Germany.

Me too. So do GearBest. But it's better than nothing.
1 Like #23
But...you can purchase them from the UK. :D
#24
roycom
My interpretation of the OP's comment is not about where the products are made but rather where you buy them from and they should be only from UK based companies or subsidiaries.
E.g. Amazon.UK is OK, Amazon Italy/Spain/US is not, John Lewis is OK, a department store in the US is not, you get the idea.

How about Nordic-sourced video games at TheGameCollection.com, or some of the (Swiss-stored) stock at Base.com?
#25
madridpaid_the_referee
But...you can purchase them from the UK. :D

You can also "like" your own comment, but you still missed the point.
#26
davewave
philseery
davewave
is this real?
Sadly it probably is. Would get more traction on the daily mail forum though
daily mash more like.

But still should be debated don’t you think, even just out of interest. Better too that tumbleweed (a nomadic plant by the way) debates this subject here than on a site that confirms his assumptions, they will only agree with each other.

Edited By: LemonHead on Jun 08, 2017 12:11
#27
You always get people moaning in the gaming section when a PSN US or Canadian sale is posted.

I personally don't care if it's not uk, long as it saves me money
#28
UK retailers. Online or offline. The clue is very much in he site name.
I don't want to be paying import tax or waiting ages for delivery, with no English speaking customer service team if the item breaks or doesn't arrive.

Banggood, Ali Express, Gear Best, etc are virtually every phone deal that gets posted. Yes, they're cheaper, but they're riskier than UK or European purchasing.
#29
I think OP means UK companies as in companies that operate within the UK market and can offer warranties etc. Doesn't take a genius to work that out. If you want to see it in another way then you're just being specious.
#30
tumbleweed34
I don't want to be paying import tax or waiting ages for delivery, with no English speaking customer service team if the item breaks or doesn't arrive.
Banggood, Ali Express, Gear Best, etc are virtually every phone deal that gets posted. Yes, they're cheaper, but they're riskier than UK or European purchasing.

Then don't buy from retailers that have risks. The site isn't tailored to exclude retailers which don't fit your views and preferences. The phone market is vast and there's a diverse range of preferences when it comes to buying/owning one. It's a deals site. People are enticed by the idea of spending less for what they need and getting the best value for their money. So if it's appealing enough for them to purchase despite the caveats, then they should be free to do so without having other people's opinions forced onto them.
#31
Don't go on ebay.co.uk OP.
#32
You are late to the party here, OP.

The site accepts deals by retailers from overseas because there was a demand from the users of HUKD to allow them to be posted as only UK based companies were allowed to feature. The site listened and now trusted foreign retailers are allowed to feature on the site. If there hadn't have been that demand then HUKD would still only allow deals by domestic companies appear on the site.

Edited By: RossD89 on Jun 08, 2017 14:26
#33
hearts22
dreadzone101
[quote=tumbleweed34] I don't want to be paying import tax or waiting ages for delivery, with no English speaking customer service team if the item breaks or doesn't arrive.
Banggood, Ali Express, Gear Best, etc are virtually every phone deal that gets posted. Yes, they're cheaper, but they're riskier than UK or European purchasing.
Then don't buy from retailers that have risks. The site isn't tailored to exclude retailers which don't fit your views and preferences. The phone market is vast and there's a diverse range of preferences when it comes to buying/owning one. It's a deals site. People are enticed by the idea of spending less for what they need and getting the best value for their money. So if it's appealing enough for them to purchase despite the caveats, then they should be free to do so without having other people's opinions forced onto them.
I personally don't mind the non-UK deals and I purchased from banggood in the past but some people don't know the difference between buying from a UK retailer and one that is outside the EU and whine when they have an issue and realize they can't expect the same level of protection and customer service.
These non-UK deals are for people aware of the risks and the risks don't get advertised enough in the deals. There needs to be a clear description of the fact that you could incur extra charges, that you have basically no warranty as sending anything back to China tracked is in most cases uneconomical as sending back an item is at the buyer's cost.
The credit card protection is valid only if you use a credit card, which not everyone has, and if you spend above a cerrtain amount.


Edited By: hearts22 on Jun 08, 2017 14:26
#34
toiletseatlicker
Ooh a buy British thread........must be a Brexit voter? ;)

Intrigued, which country make the best toilet seats?
#35
fanpages
I have purchased items sold by Amazon (UK) on Amazon.co.uk & they have been shipped from Germany.


But Amazon is a company based in Luxembourg. Yes they sell some of their stuff which appears to go through Amazon(UK) sales but some goes through Amazon(Sarl). So there is no difference whether we buy from UK, France or Spain.

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