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What kind of bargain hunter are you?

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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
WARNING: I had some time and decided to use it to have a look on why some people have loads of good deals and others not. Please don't use it to flame or wreck the thread. If you want to post, say which group you fit MOST in. If you have any other "groups" that I left out, please post too.
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
KK folks, over the year or so i've been around here I was wondering how come the same members keep on posting the best deals. Hence below is some characteristics and some names which I decided to call to help differenciate the groups of bargainhunters in hotukdeals. So just post where you are most likely to fit in. Any other "groups" you think is relavant, please post.

Ok, are you a bargain...

1) ...searcher?
Basically you literally scour the internet for ANYTHING. You know the latest prices of cds and you probably know the news of when is Dell's next move in the supply line from the Financial Times. You click all over the place and usually lady luck comes to you and you find that it is lowest price you have seen. Hence you post!

2)... insider?
You have links. You know the boss of your mate's cousin's sister's father's uncle's son-in-law who happens to be the executive of Curry's. Hence you know when the next deal is coming before anyone else in the land. You know that your post cost 1000s of degrees and many suns of reps so you post in glory!

3)... linker?
Almost like the insider, but instead you have the power to search billions of forums similar to hotukdeals. You pick a deal that another has picked up and scored highly. You then "port" that deal over to hotukdeals to expect similar results! Sometimes you get flamed for stealing threads and sometimes you even make the mistake of making a repeat thread that another has posted already!

4)... lucker?
Deals ain't really your thing, but you like freebies and comps where entering is free. You have signed up for many newsletters that give you some competitions and freebies. Often you fail to win something and you get a consolation from the freebie. But as always, you share you competition findings and freebies to gain some reputation around here.

5)... Observer?
You are interested in ONE product only. Hence you go and open every online retailer that stock it and check on the prices in real time. You refresh every hour or so hence any changes can be seen visually. Really, you want to buy it rather than post it to gain some hotness because that is all you want. However, after you bought it, it does not bring enough satisfaction, so you post it.

6)... Beater?
Someone has posted a deal on hotukdeals and has gained about 300 degrees. You are depressed that this scum has nicked a deal that you could have found 5 minutes ago. Therefore, you go and search for anything, ANYTHING that is lower in price and when you post it, you say "cheaper than the one at XXthreadXX".

7)... destroyer?
You don't post deals, you hate them. Cold is your thing and you post cold at everyone at everything at everywhere everyday. Of course, heat nothing except your own deal, but revenge catches you and everyone votes you down to liquid hydrogen temperatures. Sometimes you get yourself banned and are sort of proud of it :D.

8)... traveller?
You don't like looking for deals as it costs you too much time. Instead what comes around goes around. You only post deals when it hits you in the face AND when you feel like it. You don't really care about heat or rep or any of that biased nonsence. Of course, that still doesn't prevent you from lending a helping hand to another member which of course can gain you rep.

9)... newsreader?
You don't look for deals, deals look for you! You signed up to most of the newsletters and if Play.com has another rubbish £5 sale, you want to be the first to post it (even if it is rubbish). Others include the Curry's internet sale, amazon offers, vouchers and well, anything that comes through your hotmail inbox.

10)... Moaner?
Often go about and take the mickey out of others. Moans about the weather (for raining on Sundays), the sky (for not being in your favourite colour), admin (for picking the wrong member to be the mod), col (for beating you for being mod), mikebeaver (for... being called that), shengis (for contributing), artonox (for wasting more bandwidth) and the list goes on. Often popular but not necessarily in a good way. Gets the rep through moaning (somehow). Sassie even moans about this thread that it doesn't have this category specifically for her (read post 11). Even when helping, you go in a moaning state, so that others don't know whether to thank you or stay silent. Oh well, at least it keeps the world spinning. LOL this is just a joke, we know we can't live without them and we know that they always need cheering up!

11)... Helper?
You make your rep and degrees through help. When making a deal, others do not want to vote the deal cold as they remember that they are in debt from you. Personnally I think Emma fits here and sassie too (maybe). You often lend a helping hand to the noobs in the FS/FT, Deals Request and Feedback section. Others earn your respect and like the opposite of destroyer, deals are often heated quickly due to many people heating as thanks.

12)... Noob
God, do I want to explain this? Oh well, every thread, forum, land has you lot (well I was a bargainnoob once). Basically you post a thing you call a "deal" when everyone else know it ain't. You protect your first deal by saying "first post, be nice", "second deal post, be nicer", and so on. Of course, Destroyers will thrash your thread to pieces and you'd go either "fine I won't post again" when you will or argue back and become a Moaner for a while. You may also think you are "pro" and act it by saying yeah I know this. But then you get yourself banned because yeah, you don't :D. After a certain time though, you will get used to what happens and you learn about what it take to be a real bargainhunter.

13)... ihavenoidea
Basically you either want to be a bit of each (minus destroyer or something) or you dunno...


More coming soon and I hope you enjoyed reading :D.

STATISTICS:
Chully - Searcher
bankofmumndad - Searcher
owlass - destroyer lol!
Shengis - Observer (and Traveller cos he's a pirate like Johnny Depp :D)
Chesso - Traveller
gav989 - Observer
Sassie - Moaner (and Helper :D)
dcx_badass - Traveller + Helper
Kommunist - Observer + Helper
Agent_Silver - Observer + Traveller
jennybubbles - Traveller
Suze - Traveller
Hottoshop - ihavenoidea
Chuckles 2007 - ihavenoidea
kelly_o_fanatic - Traveller + Helper

OP thoughts so far: So Travellers do better than anyone else?! You just happen to stumble into great deals?
banned#2
I am a searcher!
#3
You missed off DESTROYER for those who vote cold a perfectly good deal!! He he

I am a 'searcher'

:-)
#4
Couldn't give a do-da group

If i see a deal i'll post it, don't go looking for any.
Not bothered about heat or rep', just glad if it helps anyone :whistling:


....voting this cold by the way :roll:
#5
I would have to go with Observer I think as I do tend to 'stalk' items i'm interested in till the price is right then maybe post them here or post links as and when somebody on here requests a good price for item X. I also 'observe' certain websites to see if they have anything good amongst the usual dross (Aldi/Netto?Lidl etc).
#6
thanks for your votes people and I hope you enjoyed reading!
#7
traveller, for sure
1 Like #8
last bump lol if it counts in misc forum as well :D
#9
probably an observer of a select few items. there's usually about 5 or 6 things i want at any given time and when i think the price is right i pounce, then post
banned#10
im a moaner apparently, but that doesnt appear to be on your list
#11
added one specifically for you sassie :D
banned#12
Artonox


10)... Moaner?
Often go about and take the mickey out of others. Moans about the weather, the sky, admin, col, mikebeaver, shengis, artonox and the list goes on. Often popular but not necessarily in a good way. Gets the rep through moaning (somehow). Sassie even moans about this thread that it doesn't have this category specifically for him/her. Nicknamed the "nazis".


OMG i never thought i took the mickey, thought i joked with those that had a sense of humour, and have never moaned about the sky, mikebeaver, shengis nor artonox :-(


And just for you i will let you into a little secret..
































i'm a her;-)
#13
LOL had a feeling about that! you made me feel bad now that i hurted a lady's feelings :-(. dont think like a moaner, think more like ermm... a bargain helper - hey I remember you helped me out loads in the past!
#14
holy ****. Ill put you down as helper due to mass rep ownage.
#15
sassie
im a moaner apparently, but that doesnt appear to be on your list


sassie
OMG i never thought i took the mickey, thought i joked with those that had a sense of humour, and have never moaned about the sky, mikebeaver, shengis nor artonox :-(

And just for you i will let you into a little secret..
i'm a her;-)


Without wanting to turn this into to serious a post/thread, because I think it was very light hearted initially, one's perception of oneself is not always the best benchmark.

Blow what others think of you, you are what you are and provided you have morals, civility, respect and a good sense of humour you are beyond question in my book.

Not everyone's going to agree with you and vice versa, it would be boring. Pigeon holing yourself as somebody negative is not a good idea and does no justice to who you actually are.

I think a lot of people would be very surprised at how they are actually perceived both in real life and in the slightly surreal environment of internet forums.

Any manager/leader worth his salt will tell you if you surround yourself with yes men or indeed people of the same type you will come tumbling down pretty quickly or suffer a heart attack in trying to keep that team together.

Be yourself, be happy :thumbsup: :)
banned#16
lol @ tony, i said apparently, it certainly isnt how i perceive myself and to be honest how others perceive me is only of interest to me if i have hurt them ;-)
#17
lol please dont take it seriously, im just trying to make you guys smile at least! or laugh! I l smiled a lot as I done this up (you can tell it leaks through all the comedic stuff oozing off the post) and I hope you guys smiled too!
banned#18
Artonox
lol please dont take it seriously, im just trying to make you guys smile at least!


You have made me titter :thumbsup:



P.s And tony why does your stick out further than the others?:?
#19
Sorry guys that was me taking things too seriously and thinking sassie was getting upset , lol. Protective of people I respect I guess :)

Heck this post is an hour later, I must stop falling asleep at the keyboard lol.

I'll remedy my protuberance sassie, "cough" Only happens when you're about, lmao.
#20
I guess I am somewhere im between Observer amd Helper. When I need to buy something, I normally spend some time on tech forums trying to figure out all Pro and Cons, then search for the best price. If no good (or what I consider to be good) price is available right now, I can wait a couple of weeks, checking prices on daily basis. Once good price was found, I order the product and only then post deal here. Normally no deals I post gain a lots of heat and most ara floating at around zero degrees. Not that I care much about it as most of rep came to me from people I helped in various threads...
#21
Can I be marked as a traveller too as I am a land pirate complete with ship (ok caravan :lol:):whistling:
#22
there you go Johnny Depp :D
#23
I like Sassie and the comments she makes - she seems to make a lot of sense to me what she say :)


As for what type of bargain hunterI am....I don't think I fit into anyone of those categories. I reguarlly check HUKD for mega bargains - and if its something I can see myself wanting at some point then I will take advantage of it.

If I am looking for something, then I use the various comparison sites and HUKD to try and get the best deal, but almost always from the major stores that I know of.

I don't vote cold ever, and only vote hot or give reputation when I use the deal....mainly because I don't log in that often.

Occasional competition enterer, if the odds seem good - eg the Amazon promotions whereby 250 people got a product at 75% off.
#24
Observer & Traveller....I think, perhaps stalker? was that there?
#25
TBH I'd say traveler. If I found a good deal I'd certinly share it but I don't scour the net looking for 'em
#26
Think I'm a Traveller, as I do take up on deals which I like and are good.

Also, I do post if I know of a good deal that is running and heads-up any future ones I'm aware off.
#27
updated :D though everyone who has loads of rep seems to point at travellers.
#28
Probably traveller or helper.

I dont post many deals, but the ones I do arent stuff that has come through my mail box, they are usually items I have noticed while searching for something else.

Most of my rep comes from helping people

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