Philips HPS940 ProCare Professional Auto Hair Curler, Grade B+ £24.79 Delivered @ Cheapest Electrical Ebay. Also Brand New, Grade A Options Available
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Philips HPS940 ProCare Professional Auto Hair Curler, Grade B+ £24.79 Delivered @ Cheapest Electrical Ebay. Also Brand New, Grade A Options Available

£24.79eBay Deals
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Found 20th May 2017
(I suspect these may be Tesco overstock items - see Post #11? Also added photos of what I received - my Grade B+ was pristine and unused with all accessories - just a slightly scruffy box).

Missed out on the Tesco deal for this, but may interest those who have their heart set on one of these but don't want to pay Babyliss prices! Apparently it's nearly half the weight of the Curl Secret, too (according to Amazon.de Q&As).

Available on ebay in Grade A (Open Box) or B+ (see Grading description below). Brand New available on the Cheapest Electrical website.

Grade A on their ebay store £37.89: ebay.co.uk/itm…633 (4 left)
Grade B+ on their ebay store, £24.79: ebay.co.uk/itm…982 (more than 10 available)

Also on their website Brand New at £38.99: cheapestelectrical.co.uk/phi…tml also Open Box Grade A and Grade B+.

They also have listings on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B016N73YEM/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

Also "BUY 1, GET 1 AT 5% OFF (add 2 to basket)" on ebay which takes it to, eg, for Grade B+:

Subtotal (2 items): £49.58
Delivery: Free
Discounts: -£1.24
Total: £48.34

"Graded Items Explained
Graded items are customer returned items...often an item that has never been used. The customer may have simply changed their mind after purchasing, or the item could be an unwanted gift.

Graded Items have been tested, graded and reboxed in the original packaging or suitable alternative packaging, complete with all accessories. There may be some very slight marks on the unit as you would expect but this will not affect the items performance in any way.

...We back it up with a 12 month Warranty for your peace of mind!

Brand New
Item is brand new, in original packaging, supplied with all accessories.

12 months warranty supplied as standard.

Open Box (Grade A)
Item is new and unused with possible box damaged/ box replaced with item seal removed.
Item is otherwise complete with all accessories as you would expect from a new item.

12 months warranty supplied as standard.

Grade B+
Item may have been purchased and returned as unwanted and as a result may have a very slight mark on the casing and possible box damage or replaced box.
Item is otherwise complete with all accessories.

12 months warranty supplied as standard."


The Philips ProCare Auto Curler automatically makes consistently fabulous curls. The professional brushless motor and titanium ceramic heating barrel automatically rolls, heats and curls hair to create a perfect curl, everytime.

Professional auto-curling for fabulous curls
Professional brushless motor
No burn heat isolating chamber
Titanium ceramic barrel
Worldwide Voltage: 120/240V

Different settings for natural, polished curls from loose to tight
Heat Settings: 170°C, 190°C, 210°C
Time Settings: 8s, 10s, 12s
3 Curling Directions: Left, Right and Alternating
2m swivel cord
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15 Comments
Original Poster
Philips' Official Page: http://www.philips.co.uk/c-p/HPS940_03/-

Some reviews on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B016N73YEM/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_summary?ie=UTF8&reviewerType=all_reviews&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=helpful

Amazon.de reviews: https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.de%2Fproduct-reviews%2FB011BXV13O%2Fref%3Dcm_cr_dp_see_all_summary%3Fie%3DUTF8%26reviewerType%3Dall_reviews%26showViewpoints%3D1%26sortBy%3Dhelpful&edit-text=

Amazon.de Q&As: https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.de%2Fask%2Fquestions%2Fasin%2FB011BXV13O%2Fref%3Dask_ql_qlh_hza%2F261-7688990-2653162

Quick Philips promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ath9tUUJzJw

How to use: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh-KKyho7IA
https://www.cheapestelectrical.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/1024x1024/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/H/P/HPS940_20a_3.jpg
https://www.cheapestelectrical.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/1024x1024/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/H/P/HPS940_20b_3.jpg
Barrel cleaning accessory:
https://www.cheapestelectrical.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/1024x1024/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/H/P/HPS940_20c_3.jpg
https://www.cheapestelectrical.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/1024x1024/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/H/P/HPS940_20d_3.jpg
Edited by: "louiselouise" 20th May 2017
Original Poster
Hair sectioning accessory, which allows you to determine the correct thickness of hair strand for curling:https://www.cheapestelectrical.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/1024x1024/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/H/P/HPS940_20e_3.jpg
https://www.cheapestelectrical.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/1024x1024/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/H/P/HPS940_20f_3.jpg
https://skelbiu-img.dgn.lt/1_5_441655589/philips-hps940-procare-autocurler.jpg
http://antikkala.com/userimages/items/1867e7efc4fd6f1753c6666d2da54a75-boucleur-procare-gratuit_5934_pic1.jpg
Edited by: "louiselouise" 20th May 2017
Original Poster
I've went for a Grade B+, so will update when it arrives The one I have is the Babyliss C1100E Curl Secret (European - I fitted a UK plug) which heats up to 210-230°C, has a 2.5m cord and is Ionic.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 20th May 2017
most probably fake
Original Poster
Daintymummy

most probably fake

Eh? What makes you say that? I thought Cheapest Electrical were decent.

This item has been on Clearance a few places so I'm guessing it's discontinued by Philips (?).

Eg, this was around £30 at Tesco around Xmas, then down to £27.50 hotukdeals.com/dea…430

I have heard of fake Babyliss Perfect Curl devices (especially the US Miracurls which are all over Aliexpress and Alibaba) but not came across this one.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 21st May 2017
Back in stock @ Tesco Outlet
ellenw

Back in stock @ Tesco Outlet



​tbh in my opinion most electrical appliances devices that are that dirt cheap are fake. I wld rather pay a little more in known stores so that if something was to happen then you have something to fall back on. This of course is not about money but safety! we got a hover board that nearly killed us when it burst into flames so Iam sort of cautious with eBay and Amazon. same goes for perfumes, alcohol, electronics, you just never know! The fakers have really upped their game! Best to be safe than get a bargain!! hehe
obviously this is my opinion and experience.
Original Poster
Daintymummy

tbh in my opinion most electrical appliances devices that are that dirt … tbh in my opinion most electrical appliances devices that are that dirt cheap are fake. I wld rather pay a little more in known stores so that if something was to happen then you have something to fall back on. This of course is not about money but safety! we got a hover board that nearly killed us when it burst into flames so Iam sort of cautious with eBay and Amazon. same goes for perfumes, alcohol, electronics, you just never know! The fakers have really upped their game! Best to be safe than get a bargain!! hehe ;)obviously this is my opinion and experience.

Believe me, I research before I buy anything - we have so much information available to us.

Your comment about "known stores" is baffling - does Tesco count? Do you think they are also selling fakes? The Philips was much more expensive originally - it's just a Clearance price, as, I assume and said before, Philips seem to be discontinuing this.

I did a lot of reading about Perfect Curl and its knockoffs (especially so as I wanted to make sure the EU version I got wasn't a fake).

There are lots of online articles about fake Perfect Curls (very often the Chinese counterfeiters like to dupe the colour variant Miracurls which are sold in the US - though more basic ones are out there as well).

Haven't seen any articles or blog posts about the Philips ProCare Auto Hair Curlers at all - unless you have and would like to share?? If you're going to cry fake, it does help if you have evidence supporting this - which is what I'd do.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 24th May 2017
Original Poster
Received mine today. Haven't tested it but this Grade B+ simply seems to have a rather scuffed box (resealed with sellotape). The gadget itself is pristine - don't see any signs of use. I will test it later. (Edit: Seems okay, heats up quickly as expected, haven't tried it on my hair though).
http://i.imgur.com/B4X6YD8.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Hf05hya.jpg
Edit: There's also an embossed/engraved serial number underneath the Model Number blurb, will try my best to see if there's a way of authenticating this.
http://i.imgur.com/SjxWjCn.jpg
Includes: User Manual, Quick Start Guide, Warranty/Certificate Of Purchase, Step-By-Step Illustration Instructions, Hair Sectioning Tool, Barrel Cleaning Accessory.
http://i.imgur.com/fkVbUJJ.jpg
Edited by: "louiselouise" 24th May 2017
Original Poster
You can Register your product here https://www.philips.co.uk/myphilips/register-product.html

I was hoping the Philips website would give some clues to help authenticate this (eg asking for a serial number) but it doesn't seem to - just wants you to upload an invoice or receipt.

Already have my Sonicare on there
Original Poster
There's also a yellow "Security Protected" removable sticker on the side of the box I received. Wonder if Cheapest Electrical are also sourcing Tesco overstock, as the sticker looks similar to Tesco's - two examples below my photo:http://i.imgur.com/7Kg7F8H.jpg
Tesco "Security Protected" sticker:
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/09/27/article-2042470-0E1D5D7A00000578-274_468x321.jpg
Another Tesco "Security Protected" sticker:
http://c8.alamy.com/comp/D497JX/yellow-security-protected-label-for-chilled-foods-on-a-reduced-packet-D497JX.jpg
Edited by: "louiselouise" 24th May 2017
louiselouise

There's also a yellow "Security Protected" removable sticker on the side … There's also a yellow "Security Protected" removable sticker on the side of the box I received. Wonder if Cheapest Electrical are also sourcing Tesco overstock, as the sticker looks similar to Tesco's - two examples below my photo:Tesco "Security Protected" sticker:Another Tesco "Security Protected" sticker:


Have you tried it yet? thinking of buying one for my daughter, don't want to spend hours curling her long, thick hair though.
Original Poster
ellenw

Have you tried it yet? thinking of buying one for my daughter, don't want … Have you tried it yet? thinking of buying one for my daughter, don't want to spend hours curling her long, thick hair though.

No, I haven't, I have my own Perfect Curl. Going to give it to my sister as a pre-wedding gift (she told me just after I purchased she doesn't really fancy one, hmph!) but if she tries it today after work I'll report back.
louiselouise

Hair sectioning accessory, which allows you to determine the correct … Hair sectioning accessory, which allows you to determine the correct thickness of hair strand for curling:


This seems like such a handy tool to keep in the dressing table. I like that you can vary the thickness of hair fed through
Original Poster
iceman85

This seems like such a handy tool to keep in the dressing table. I like … This seems like such a handy tool to keep in the dressing table. I like that you can vary the thickness of hair fed through

It's just like the Perfect Curl really, in that you can only use rather small sections of hair at a time. Bit of a bummer but with a few practice runs you can pick up the speed a bit. I still have to devote about half an hour to mine (though I'm crap with hairstyling and hair wands, which is why I bought my Babyliss!).
Edited by: "louiselouise" 30th May 2017
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