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New FS/FT Rule?

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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
Item must be available to buy new from a UK retailer?

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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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#2
So how do we know if a merchant is reputable ?
#3
ASB Being ostructive for no good reason again.
I can see it being locked for pics, but the rest.... pfft
#4
A similar, if not the same product, is available on http://www.dealextreme.com/p/8-touch-screen-tft-lcd-google-android-1-6-tablet-pc-w-wifi-silver-533mhz-39459 , but, of course, DealExtreme is not a UK merchant.
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peodude
Item must be available to buy new from a UK retailer?


2 issues here. Some members appear to be attempting to sell samples/review items which were sent free from manufacturers. Secondly, quite a lot of the Chinese tablet imports are copies of machines designed for and sold to the UK market. These are not supported by any retailer or manufacturer if things go wrong.


if a seller discloses all the info about a device... who cares if it is supported? They buyer knows what they are getting. Its a moot point.
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As always, being able to sell on here is a bonus and if it's not allowed then use eBay or AVForums etc.

It's not a right.
#7
Syzable
As always, being able to sell on here is a bonus and if it's not allowed then use eBay or AVForums etc.It's not a right.

doesnt mean people cant bitch about rules they think are stupid.
[mod]#8
Randa1
Syzable
As always, being able to sell on here is a bonus and if it's not allowed then use eBay or AVForums etc.It's not a right.


doesnt mean people cant bitch about rules they think are stupid.


If i ever got wound up by something like that i'd just use something else rather than turn it into a individual bashing session. (Which this is if you read above)
#9
All i say is mods keep moving the goal post's . If they ask for proof then choose to ignore it then something is wrong .
#10
mumbojumbo
Jetpac
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peodude
Item must be available to buy new from a UK retailer?


2 issues here. Some members appear to be attempting to sell samples/review items which were sent free from manufacturers. Secondly, quite a lot of the Chinese tablet imports are copies of machines designed for and sold to the UK market. These are not supported by any retailer or manufacturer if things go wrong.


if a seller discloses all the info about a device... who cares if it is supported? They buyer knows what they are getting. Its a moot point.


And if the buyer isn't aware that a manufacturer's sample is not the same as the retail version, pays retail price and then finds there is no support if it goes wrong? Opens the way up to selling fakes too?


That isn't a full disclosure in that case that its an engineering sample.
Irregardless that's not why the listing was locked, it is because the seller needs to provide proof of a reputable UK seller... its BS...

It doesn't pave the way for fakes... I can name you plenty of reputable retailers of Rolex watches, so how does that ruling stop me from selling a fake?
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mumbojumbo
These are not supported by any retailer or manufacturer if things go wrong.


That's the risk you take with buying ANY second hand goods. A PS3's warranty, for example, is non transferable, so no support there. And good luck getting support on even older goods like a PS1.
#12
mumbojumbo
Can you name the reputable retailers of Rolex copies?


I never said there was.
Im saying the "list a reputable UK retailer" is a load of crap. Listing copies/fakes is already (And rightly against the rules)

Your logic implied in your posts states that if this new aforementioned "rule" wasn't enforced it would pave the way for fakes to be sold in the UK, Which is a load of crap.

If you say it is a copy/fake/replica of a genuine item you listing will get shut down.
I used Rolex as an example of something you can buy from reputable sellers in the UK and something that could be sold as a genuine article even if it was a fake (should a seller be that much of a tool).

Long story short, your point is illogical and doesn't stand up.
#13
mumbojumbo
Taking the PS3 as an example, this is a well established product in the UK and there are numerous places to turn to for help if needed. The same cannot be said for an unbranded clone.


If i want to take that risk, i can. Nine times out of ten, product support is never needed, or people have enough knowledge to be able to fix them themselves. Plus, why should there be a "what if" rule. "What if" you need support. What about "What if" Sony go bankrupt next month?

Edited By: peodude on Mar 05, 2011 13:50
#14
mumbojumbo
The point here is can you name a reputable UK retailer of a cloned copy of an item legitimately marketed in the UK?


DealExtreme is regarded as a reputable supplier on here, as seen http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/new-dealextreme

Also, one of the hottest deals of the last few weeks is an unbranded clone http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/33-1080p-mkv-x264-media-player-with-dts-downmix-dealextreme/880000

And here is a deal for the tablet in question http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/7-touch-screen-tft-lcd-google-andro/801660

Why is HUKD being contradictory? It's fine for people to buy them but not to sell them?
#15
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Oh dear. The ability to name a reputable retailer of Rolex watches was never called into question.

The point here is can you name a reputable UK retailer of a cloned copy of an item legitimately marketed in the UK?


You are completely missing the point.
YOU made the point about fakes, fakes and clones are completely different.

mumbojumbo
Opens the way up to selling fakes too?


Fakes are trying to be a brand, clones market under their own brand.
Fakes are illegal in the UK, however clones are not.. is it really this difficult to grasp for you?
#16
Is it really difficult for people to be civil?
#17
linuxlinks
Is it really difficult for people to be civil?


Civility is overrated.

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