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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
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9y, 6m agoPosted 9 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Its fine when its 1 or 2 items, but its taking the mick when someone buys like 10 of 1 item, then marks it up a huge amount making a big profit at the expense of others.
#2
To be honest I think it is stupid not to.
#3
At the expense of everybody else here who doesn't get said deals, because they're now out of stock. Or because the deal gets cancelled completely because bulk purchases trigger an automatic check on the price.
#4
bod emrys
But at the expense of who?

People who miss out because someone just bought the last twenty..
#5
I don't really see a problem.
#6
bod emrys
I can see your point, thing is hukd has so many members now that when a truely hot deal comes along, threre's rarely enough for everyone.


But the aim of the site is to maximise the REACH of the deals so as many people can advantage.

Many Members Buying Many Items = :):)

One Member Buying Many Items = :) :-(

That's why we post deals. Whilst you can do what you like and we don't really care as moderators or have any business knowing what you are going to do with your purchases, preventing others from buying too is against the community feel and spirit of the site in my opinion.
#7
One answer for this....

What people don't know, don't hurt

So basically, if you have bought 10 or 20 of the things, don't tell anyone! :whistling:
#8
duckmagicuk2
But the aim of the site is to maximise the REACH of the deals so as many people can advantage.

Many Members Buying Many Items = :):)

One Member Buying Many Items = :) :-(

That's why we post deals. Whilst you can do what you like and we don't really care as moderators or have any business knowing what you are going to do with your purchases, preventing others from buying too is against the community feel and spirit of the site in my opinion.

Fair point, but what if somebody found a widget cheap and it had a good re-sale market on ebay, they bought 30 and thought they would post the 'deal' on here so others could benefit.
#9
birdyboyuk
One answer for this....

[COLOR=blue]What people don't know, don't hurt[/COLOR]

So basically, if you have bought 10 or 20 of the things, don't tell anyone! :whistling:

Spot on :p:p
[admin]#10
I would say that it is something that is going to happen no matter what but that the attitude of a forum where everyone was just out for themselves would not be the kind of community I want to built here.

Imagine that every deal posted was a situation where everyone was ebay resellers and could buy an unlimited amount - they would last for seconds and then would be gone. So you say well it is first come first served but I think this is the least of the problems. The bigger issue is who is going to share the deals? Do you think the ebay reseller is going to share any bargains or deals they find? No they will keep them for themselves because that is a competitive advantage. So the situation we end up with is one where the ebay reseller takes all the deals but does not give back. That results in a take take take community instead of one for mutual sharing.

So while I"m realistic and understand buying bulk for ebay is going to happen on the backs of people sharing as a community I also do not want our community to be too tolerant towards this because ultimately that attitude of taking and not sharing would result in the death of this site (and of course bite the ebay resellers back as they lose the masses hunting deals for them).

I'm not saying all ebay resellers just take and don't give but I think as a competitive model that is what it would tend towards.

Edit: Just to add I think it depends on the scale of the issue either. Buying a few things here and there for resale is not a big problem - I am more worried about resellers with large budgets who would take advantage of the information purely for their business.
[helper]#11
I think its human nature and don't see anything wrong with buying multiple items for reselling (within reason). However what is really annoying are those who then post on the thread that they have bought 10 when others have missed out on the deal....
#12
arfster
Or because the deal gets cancelled completely because bulk purchases trigger an automatic check on the price.


if an item sells 100 a week then one week it sell 3000 from individual members on here buying 1 each it wil trigger the same as if 1 person bought 3000.


some people couldnt buy the deals on here without making a bit on the side from ebay etc so god luck to them i say.
#13
Thats the sort of thing I mean, like on that DVDstereo earlier, people saying they bought like 8 or 10 at a time, now theres none left and people want them.

I sometimes see a cheap reduced item in a shop grab it and sell it, but dont have a huge mark up, but in proportion to value of item.
#14
I think its mainly the mis-prices people go for.

If I saw one, I would get it myself, wait til I have it in my hands then share it!
#15
Admin
I would say that it is something that is going to happen no matter what but that the attitude of a forum where everyone was just out for themselves would not be the kind of community I want to built here.

Imagine that every deal posted was a situation where everyone was ebay resellers and could buy an unlimited amount - they would last for seconds and then would be gone. So you say well it is first come first served but I think this is the least of the problems. The bigger issue is who is going to share the deals? Do you think the ebay reseller is going to share any bargains or deals they find? No they will keep them for themselves because that is a competitive advantage. So the situation we end up with is one where the ebay reseller takes all the deals but does not give back. That results in a take take take community instead of one for mutual sharing.

So while I"m realistic and understand buying bulk for ebay is going to happen on the backs of people sharing as a community I also do not want our community to be too tolerant towards this because ultimately that attitude of taking and not sharing would result in the death of this site (and of course bite the ebay resellers back as they lose the masses hunting deals for them).

I'm not saying all ebay resellers just take and don't give but I think as a competitive model that is what it would tend towards.

Edit: Just to add I think it depends on the scale of the issue either. Buying a few things here and there for resale is not a big problem - I am more worried about resellers with large budgets who would take advantage of the information purely for their business.


I think most ebayers who have 'large budgets' would not take a gamble on buying something 'new'. I've re-sold a couple of things I've bought because of HUKD on my Dino ID, the ASOS padded jacket because the people I bought them for didn't like them, I didn't make much, but I would not dream of spending a large amount on something I'm not 100% sure on.
#16
Another thing, to be honest I've not really seen anything on here that has a good re-sale value on ebay, ebid or Amazon.
#17
TBH there's no problem with buying something on here and then selling it on later. The thing users tend to condem is the bulk buying when others miss out.

Even Admin said himself... the beauty of HUKD is that you can buy anything you like if you know you can sell it for more. Just to see if you'll like it.
#18
On one hand i do think "good luck to everyone" but on the other hand I do find it unfair when some peopple miss out on a genuine deal because other people have bought 5 or 10 purely to sell on for profit.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I ordered a doll for my daughter from Boots website reduced from £39.99 to £9.99.

Whilst I was awaiting delivery I bought a few bits and pieces (clothes etc) to go with the doll on ebay.

then Boots turn round and tell me that my parcel seems to have gone missing and they have sold out, meaning my daughter has lots of clothes and accessories and no doll to put them on!

I looked on eBay and - lo and behold - the exact same doll has recently flooded ebay, selling for £25 which I am sure is no coincidence - some sellers have more than 5 up for sale. This means that to still buy the doll, i am looking at paying over twice as much!

I understand that most people are always up for making a few quid, but I don't know why Boots let these people buy so many of one item, don't they limit peoples purchases?
#19
People are always going to 'miss out' on a deal, because they ain't got the cash, they 'found it' too late or it was a misprice.

Paul mentioned the 'community', but it's not really a 'community' as such, because everyday there is at least 2,000 'lurkers' who do not put anything into the site.
#20
You also have to be careful with the guarantee/warranty and any 'shop' marks on the item.
As a seller on ebay with two accounts, I don't think you could make more than a couple of quid from most of the 'hot deals' posted on here, and the hassle/grief that goes with selling a 'new' product is not worth it, for me at least.
#21
I'm a bit peeved I missed the deal on the DVD micro Hi-Fi's but it would've crossed my mind to sell them on Ebay to, So can't complain.
#22
I find it frustrating, this is not some trader's site where people are posting deals to make money from a referral or something and hence don't care who buys what...I still see it as a community site for everyone to benefit, not for a few individuals to take advantage of a deal for their own pocket.

John
#23
Johnmcl7
I find it frustrating, this is not some trader's site where people are posting deals to make money from a referral or something and hence don't care who buys what...I still see it as a community site for everyone to benefit, not for a few individuals to take advantage of a deal for their own pocket.

John


In a way I think it would be a good idea to have to register to view the 'Deals' but.......
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/custom_buttons/collapse_thead.gifCurrently Active Users: 963 (163 members and 800 guests):-( :? :?
#24
Possibly but I guess what would happen is people would register then never post and continue as before - you can't really force people to post deals of their own or contribute to the forum.

John
#25
Johnmcl7
Possibly but I guess what would happen is people would register then never post and continue as before - you can't really force people to post deals of their own or contribute to the forum.

John

Agreed, :-(
#26
I do feel like hitting the "Hot Deal! Ordered 42!" people...

Just because they don't even have the sense to keep quiet about it
#27
I think it sucks the big one. There is nothing wrong with taking advantage of a good deal. When the supermarkets do a BOGOF deal, I usually buy four (2x2). I just hate the people that clear the shelf :roll:
It's just greed. Pure and simple selfishness.
banned#28
the reality is u dont tend to make enough profit on ebay. most of the ebay users are aware of hudd. i did buy in bulk once and tried flog on ebay but had to make a loss as kept getting emails - i can get this item cheaper via hudd and mse
and the crap imports from china doesnt help.

so be warned!
#29
freeDUMB
I do feel like hitting the "Hot Deal! Ordered 42!" people...

Just because they don't even have the sense to keep quiet about it


Haha, so true. I don't understand the mentality of bragging about the fact that you're a greedy b******.

In fact that's the main issue I have with it - if I didn't know someone had done it, then I couldn't complain. I do think it's unfair if someone goes over the top, because it is just greed and not wanting other people to share in the bargain. But then it's not like eBay selling is a real job anyway.
#30
dinosteveus
In a way I think it would be a good idea to have to register to view the 'Deals' but.......
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/images/custom_buttons/collapse_thead.gifCurrently Active Users: 963 (163 members and 800 guests):-( :? :?


to be honest, i rarely log in unless i'm posting etc. i quite often browse deals without logging in.
banned#31
As my deals always get deleted for being a smidge inaccurate or in the wrong catagory (an album for download is not a deal?) I don't post deals anymore. I think it would have made more sense for the admin to edit the post rather than delete it, but hey there you have it. So I'm here to gain gain gain and not share.

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