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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
i contacted them yesterday regarding my for sale post that was locked but as of now still no answer

it was locked as i was selling it for £200 instead of £182.50 what i paid for it but it says nothing in the terms and conditions that you are not allowed to do this and i know there are many items for sale on here that people paid less than there asking for it
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
yes it does, do not sell over the rrp. read the rules of fs/ft
banned#2
strike;2847874
yes it does, do not sell over the rrp. read the rules of fs/ft

agreed

one of the fundamental rules of FS
#3
you can sell for more than you paid for it, generally this site is for non profit though, but as long as the you are not above any RRP it should be ok.

With regards to ADMIN, well, good luck, pig ignorant in my opinion, not willing to listen to reason, wont admit that he or a mod team member is wrong and actually deal with the situation, the list goes on, but that's just my opinion, others may have had a better experience.. I didn't / havent.

On average i waited about a week for a response but as i kept asking why i didnt recieve any response (all done via the contact us button) I got told off for constantly messaging them and told it would be treated as spam if i continued, and still didnt get an answer to my problem.. lol
#4
strike is correct, you cannot sell an item over the original rrp..this site is not meant to be used as a buisness, that's why its called hotukdeals.
#5
woooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooooooo im right!!! party at my house :)
#6
I don't think you will get a reply, I asked something and was blanked even though the mod made a mistake.
#7
wendyak
I don't think you will get a reply, I asked something and was blanked even though the mod made a mistake.


Seems to be happening more and more, I dont know your individual case but I know i was suspended for 2 weeks just because col read my post wrong, 2 blimin weeks! Many other members tried pointing it out to other mods/admin but they all just said tough and couldnt be bothered to actually over rule another mod..and the members pleaing my case got banned for trying to get an answer!! Complete tosh but there you go.:thumbsup:
#8
i am not selling over the rrp the rrp is £349 im selling for £200 as i got it for £179 +3.50 postage but it was a misprice and i bought it on a whim but its abit too big for my garden

its a decking kit
#9
cheepaschippies
i am not selling over the rrp the rrp is £349 im selling for £200 as i got it for £179 +3.50 postage but it was a misprice and i bought it on a whim but its abit too big for my garden

its a decking kit


Then the slight bump in price is nothing to be worried about, anything below current RRP is ok
#10
DudeyGeeza
Then the slight bump in price is nothing to be worried about, anything below current RRP is ok


thats what i thought but they still locked the post check it out

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/234776/brand-new-8ft-x-8ft-full-decking-ki
banned#11
cheepaschippies;2848279
thats what i thought but they still locked the post check it out

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/234776/brand-new-8ft-x-8ft-full-decking-ki

doesnt help that you kicked off at anyone that said about previous price..if you had explained then might have worked out better for you


cheerleader:
probably because your listing at above the £179 it was selling at? http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=220374

cheepaschippies:

post reported why are you threadspoling? im selling below the £349 now whats your problem
#12
hukd won't allow you to sell it for more than you paid as thats classed as being a business (buying to profit)
if you want to charge more than you paid, go to ebay :thumbsup:
#13
cheepaschippies
thats what i thought but they still locked the post check it out

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/234776/brand-new-8ft-x-8ft-full-decking-ki


from what i can see, the DEAL price was £179.00 but the RRP is near £400??? from littlewoods anyway.. I cant find an exact same version anywhere else so all other comparrisons are not fair.

Basically dude, if that exact decking with rails etc as shown in the pic cant be had anywhere for less than the £200 you are trying to sell it at then you are ok to attempt to sell it here for that price.

Any DEAL that was cheaper but has now expired and gone back to RRP is not a valid comparrison.

But I would check if the exact item is available anywhere else for cheaper than what you are trying to sell it at, if not, then you are ok and yes the mods have made a mistake based on a DEAL price that is no longer available.
#14
faevilangel
hukd won't allow you to sell it for more than you paid as thats classed as being a business (buying to profit)
if you want to charge more than you paid, go to ebay :thumbsup:


You think that offering a price less than 10% more than paid for is acting as a business? Dear me. You are not profiteering (by definition) - perhaps the mod misunderstands what that means.
#15
ODB_69
doesnt help that you kicked off at anyone that said about previous price..if you had explained then might have worked out better for you


cheerleader:
probably because your listing at above the £179 it was selling at? http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=220374

cheepaschippies:

post reported why are you threadspoling? im selling below the £349 now whats your problem



i dont think thats kicking off people are not allowed to do that so it says in t&c's they can only mention price if they can buy it somewhere else cheaper which u cant
#16
pghstochaj
You think that offering a price less than 10% more than paid for is acting as a business? Dear me. You are not profiteering (by definition) - perhaps the mod misunderstands what that means.


basically they are trying to make a profit = a business

this site is built on trust & buying and selling cheaply, so its not right for someone to buy an item then charge more for it. MOST people sell at a loss or ask for exact cost back but profiteering from a deal is sad........ WE are here to save money not to buy & sell for more .......... EBAY is for people that want profits
banned#17
i have seen many listings on the fs board, where the item has been purhased from a deal then a few more quid added, even sometimes more than a few quid, but to be honest what the mods do, goes!
#18
sassie
i have seen many listings on the fs board, where the item has been purhased from a deal then a few more quid added, even sometimes more than a few quid, but to be honest what the mods do, goes!


someone needs to report them then sass (hey :-D ltns ;-) )
banned#19
cheepaschippies;2848403
i dont think thats kicking off people are not allowed to do that so it says in t&c's they can only mention price if they can buy it somewhere else cheaper which u cant

Thats just one instance, to be honest I thought you were rude on that thread, whereas if you were calm and explained you might have got your point across
thing is obvo at the time people could buy it cheaper so there kind of within their rights to say stuff, shame its accusing you obvo, but you can see where there coming from

Personally I'd put it down to bad timing...if that deal wasnt about then it would have been fine...but if you had explained properly at the time I think you may have got somewhere
#20
faevilangel
hukd won't allow you to sell it for more than you paid as thats classed as being a business (buying to profit)
if you want to charge more than you paid, go to ebay :thumbsup:


I see what you are saying but surely the extra is to pay for the shipping of it? If i bought an item @ £200 but it's going to cost me £20 to post it, by offering it here @ £220 that would be the price paid plus the cost of getting it to its new owner.

Thats allowed isnt it?
#21
faevilangel
basically they are trying to make a profit = a business

this site is built on trust & buying and selling cheaply, so its not right for someone to buy an item then charge more for it. MOST people sell at a loss or ask for exact cost back but profiteering from a deal is sad........ WE are here to save money not to buy & sell for more .......... EBAY is for people that want profits


Again, less than a 10% mark up on one single item being sold is not a business activity, quite clearly. Again, it is also, by definition, not profiteering.
banned#22
faevilangel
someone needs to report them then sass (hey :-D ltns ;-) )


i say let um get on with it
#23
pghstochaj
You think that offering a price less than 10% more than paid for is acting as a business? Dear me. You are not profiteering (by definition) - perhaps the mod misunderstands what that means.


thanks for your support im only saying £200 as i know people like to haggle and as i paid on my credit card ill probably actually lose out

this site is way too over regulated well fussy i would say
#24
DudeyGeeza
I see what you are saying but surely the extra is to pay for the shipping of it? If i bought an item @ £200 but it's going to cost me £20 to post it, by offering it here @ £220 that would be the price paid plus the cost of getting it to its new owner.

Thats allowed isnt it?


but they didnt say that in the thread :|
Yes thats allowed if you explain that in the thread e.g. i bought this but doesnt fit in my TV cabinet, so would like to recoup my cost plus shipping.......
comment from the seller e.g. rude and saying for profits :|

FFS What is wrong with you people i bought an item for £179 yes but its too big for my garden so trying to sell it to get my money back i paid out £179 on my credit card last month for this and im asking £200 for it do you really think i would go to all this trouble for the sake of £21? im asking for £200 so i have room to negoatite you people do my head in get a life
#25
ODB_69

Personally I'd put it down to bad timing...if that deal wasnt about then it would have been fine...but if you had explained properly at the time I think you may have got somewhere


ahh, if you were selling it at a time it was still available cheaper and the DEAL had NOT expired then that is different and is not allowed..
#26
pghstochaj
Again, less than a 10% mark up on one single item being sold is not a business activity, quite clearly. Again, it is also, by definition, not profiteering.


no, this site isnt about profiteering in any form......
#27
FFS What is wrong with you people i bought an item for £179 yes but its too big for my garden so trying to sell it to get my money back i paid out £179 on my credit card last month for this and im asking £200 for it do you really think i would go to all this trouble for the sake of £21? im asking for £200 so i have room to negoatite you people do my head in get a life


and sorry to say it dude, but comments like that wont help anyone...
#28
ODB_69
Thats just one instance, to be honest I thought you were rude on that thread, whereas if you were calm and explained you might have got your point across
thing is obvo at the time people could buy it cheaper so there kind of within their rights to say stuff, shame its accusing you obvo, but you can see where there coming from

Personally I'd put it down to bad timing...if that deal wasnt about then it would have been fine...but if you had explained properly at the time I think you may have got somewhere


Because this is the 3rd time of posting it for sale each time they find a different reason to remove it /expire it. its just doing my head in
banned#29
DudeyGeeza;2848465
ahh, if you were selling it at a time it was still available cheaper and the DEAL had NOT expired then that is different and is not allowed..

which was the case
1 Like #30
cheepaschippies
thanks for your support im only saying £200 as i know people like to haggle and as i paid on my credit card ill probably actually lose out

this site is way too over regulated well fussy i would say


I would have thought that that was obvious, but some people seem to think that you're running a business which has one product line, one in stock, is less than 10% mark up, far less than RRP and is negotiable. Good luck with that business model. ;)

I can think of several threads where bargains acquired have been sold as still bargain prices when people change their mind, they are not businesses.

Profiteering? Not a chance, anybody that suggests your sale is profiteering doesn't understand the word or term.
#31
DudeyGeeza
and sorry to say it dude, but comments like that wont help anyone...


thats what ODB was getting at
banned#32
cheepaschippies;2848478
Because this is the 3rd time of posting it for sale each time they find a different reason to remove it /expire it. its just doing my head in

well try asking Col on PM the correct way to go about it...hes a nice guy i have found and will explain things

If the item cant be bought cheaper now then its fine at £200 unless they can prove your profiting I would of thought
#33
faevilangel
no, this site isnt about profiteering in any form......


Yet again, not sure why you won't listen; there has been no profiteering in any form in this person's attempted sale. Look up what profiteering is, this isn't it.

Furthermore, the rules - not your opinion on what you think the site should be - on a purely legal sense, have no comment against this item, they have been incorrectly enforced from that perspective.
#34
DudeyGeeza
and sorry to say it dude, but comments like that wont help anyone...


yeah i understand i was a little hot tempered but i fed of it keep being removed
#35
pghstochaj
I would have thought that that was obvious, but some people seem to think that you're running a business which has one product line, one in stock, is less than 10% mark up, far less than RRP and is negotiable. Good luck with that business model. ;)

I can think of several threads where bargains acquired have been sold as still bargain prices when people change their mind, they are not businesses.

Profiteering? Not a chance, anybody that suggests your sale is profiteering doesn't understand the word or term.


what planet you on ?? THEY BOUGHT FOR £179 BUT WANT £200

THAT IS 200= 179 = 21 PROFIT IT DOESNT MATTER HOW MUCH THEY MAKE, ITS STILL PROFIT. wHICH A BUSINESS INTENDS TO DO ............

people post deals so people can get an item cheaper than RRP BUT the seller wants to make money from this :whistling:
#36
pghstochaj
Yet again, not sure why you won't listen; there has been no profiteering in any form in this person's attempted sale. Look up what profiteering is, this isn't it.

Furthermore, the rules - not your opinion on what you think the site should be - on a purely legal sense, have no comment against this item, they have been incorrectly enforced from that perspective.


THEY ARE MAKING £21 PROFIT ,......... READDDDDDDDDDD
#37
faevilangel
what planet you on ?? THEY BOUGHT FOR £179 BUT WANT £200

THAT IS 200= 179 = 21 PROFIT IT DOESNT MATTER HOW MUCH THEY MAKE, ITS STILL PROFIT. wHICH A BUSINESS INTENDS TO DO ............

people post deals so people can get an item cheaper than RRP BUT the seller wants to make money from this :whistling:


i found the deal myself on littlewoods i could of just lied and said i paid £349
#38
faevilangel
what planet you on ?? THEY BOUGHT FOR £179 BUT WANT £200

THAT IS 200= 179 = 21 PROFIT IT DOESNT MATTER HOW MUCH THEY MAKE, ITS STILL PROFIT. wHICH A BUSINESS INTENDS TO DO ............

people post deals so people can get an item cheaper than RRP BUT the seller wants to make money from this :whistling:


What planet am I on? What planet are you on? If you think that this is business activity then you need to take a step back and have a re-think. I will repeat:

One item, negotiable price, one in stock, far less than RRP, small amount to cover expenses and times, still a bargain for the buyer; not a business; not profiteering.

Lots of items, lots in stock; potentially a business.

Item is very high demand but low supply, war and limited supply, cartels, price fixing, buying all stock and with holding sales to artificially limit supply, selling far in excess of value; profiteering.
#39
faevilangel
THEY ARE MAKING £21 PROFIT ,......... READDDDDDDDDDD


no it would be £17.50 actually as its £3.50 postage but i put £200 to negoatiate
1 Like #40
ODB_69
well try asking Col on PM the correct way to go about it...hes a nice guy i have found and will explain things


again, peoples experiences with mods are different. I cannot agree to this.:thumbsup:

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