NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Melody 3 Blue Coffee Machine + Star Trek 2013 PS3 GAME@Tesco Direct 44.50 with new customer code (£10 off)+CEX give £9 cash or 13 trade in, for Star Trek,  making the total potentially 35.50!
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NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Melody 3 Blue Coffee Machine + Star Trek 2013 PS3 GAME@Tesco Direct 44.50 with new customer code (£10 off)+CEX give £9 cash or 13 trade in, for Star Trek, making the total potentially 35.50!

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Found 5th Sep 2013
This machine costs 69.99 on amazon, plus you get Star Trek 2013 game for free when using a £10 off new customer code! Note you must add Star Trek to basket. CEX currently gives 9 pound cash and 13 trade-in value for Star Trek. Or get God of War: Ascension for an extra fiver, making the total 49,50 with Coffee machine...Or get 2 copies of Max Payne 3 for £5 each making it the same total as Star Trek deal.
Add code- TDX-FT6J

Here's the linky-
tesco.com/dir…342

Link to cex- uk.webuy.com/pro…539

10 Comments

Original Poster

Why so cold? Where can you get both items together cheaper?

Odd combination but cracking deal.

Original Poster

furi0n

Odd combination but cracking deal.



There was a deal on here for the machine on it's own for 44.50...I looked around for voucher codes and discovered the £10 off £50 spend new customer voucher...Since I'm a gamer I decided free £10 game! I tried Max Payne 3, which is £5 pound, but was 0.50p short 49.50 and to be honest, adding something useless would cost me another 2.39-4 pound...So looked around for £10 games and Star Trek on PS3 came up! Thought why not? Free game right? And if I don't like it, CEX give 9 pound cash or £13 trade-in...So that's how this odd combination came about.

Don't waste your money !! Whilst may seem a good price ! pods expensive. its a bit like buying a cheap printer only to find out that inks are twice cost of other printers. false economy. worth saving up and buying a decent coffee machine !!!!!

don't waste your money. although may seem a good buy in long run costing you an arm and leg. its a bit like buying a cheap printer only find out that inks are twice as expensive as any other brand!! treat yourself or save up for a gaggia in long run what you save in pods will more cover initial outlay!!!!

Original Poster

pnaylor39

don't waste your money. although may seem a good buy in long run costing … don't waste your money. although may seem a good buy in long run costing you an arm and leg. its a bit like buying a cheap printer only find out that inks are twice as expensive as any other brand!! treat yourself or save up for a gaggia in long run what you save in pods will more cover initial outlay!!!!



Many companies employ this strategy...Gillette started it off with their cartridge blades. They recognised that people will buy the handles, as long as they are cheap...They then charge high for the replacement cartridges. It's commonly referred to as 'The razor and blade business model' or tied business....Basically where they sell durables at low prices, or sometimes given away for free, with the sole purpose of tying consumers to complementary consumables.Without each other the durable becomes unusable without the consumables, which affectively ties a consumer to buy an ongoing supply of consumables at high mark-ups. This type of business practise yields high profitability for example Gillette sell the 5p razors heads for £2.43, a mark up of 4,750%!

Anyhow, the point is, whilst it is bad for the consumer, it is excellent for business. In some way, you could say it is eco in the way that a consumer has to limited how many they buy rather than buy loads and consume more which creates more wastage. However, it can be argued that consumers have a choice whether to be tied to this model, as competitors will employ strategies where there is more freedom and consumer choice, such as the DE shaving business.

Since there is no patent, as DE shaving is hundreds of years old, DE shaving offers the consumer to buy handles at higher prices vs Gillette as the blade prices are far more inexpensive and companies make money via larger mark-up of the actual handles and because of this, becomes choice.

As most tied business models are based on old ideas being created to more convenient solutions the consumer has to pay for the convenience and innovation rather than argue the whole value point. The nescafe machine, comes with shop quality coffee which tastes just as good as starbucks or Costa at a fraction of the price which you can use at home anytime you want. Just remember convenience and innovation costs money.


Edited by: "Backriver000" 5th Sep 2013

Huh??!!

Original Poster

betterthanbuffy

Huh??!!



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furi0n

Odd combination but cracking deal.


Presumably to keep you awake whilst playing a Star Trek game...
Will CEX buy the coffee maker as well?!?
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