YALE  home Premium alarm system HSA6400 was £199 now £45 @ B&Q
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YALE home Premium alarm system HSA6400 was £199 now £45 @ B&Q

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Found 12th Oct 2009Made hot 12th Oct 2009
Went to local (ashton) B&Q yesterday and bought a Yale home alarm security system HSA6400 premium wireless system. They are advertising 50% of all alarm & security items at the moment, banner states price will be deducted at the till. The shelf advertised the yale system as being £99.99, so when it didn't go through as discounted 50% I told them that is what the advert on the aisle states (50% of shelf price). They informed me that it had already been deducted 50% - the shelf price but had to give me another 50% as that is what they advertised. I also got a carbon monoxide gas alarm for £5.49 rather than the £11 it should of been.

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Original Poster

This is still selling at Argos for £199

* 1 siren box with flashing LED.

* 1 telecommunicating control panel, to set and unset alarm.

* 2 PIR movement detectors.

* 2 door/window contacts.

* 1 dummy siren box.

* Batteries and fixings included.

* Fitting and user manual.

* Protect your home and 2 entry/exit points or windows.

* Completely wire free, no mess.

* Length of exit/entry period can be altered.

* Add up to 20 devices to personalise the system.

* Works with other Yale alarm accessories.

* The control panel stores up to 3 phone numbers and alerts you by Telephone should the alarm be activated.

* Can also be activated and deactivated by your touch tone phone.

Even £99 is hot for this. If you can blag it for £45 then it's absolutely scorching hot...

Hmm, interesting - will check this out on my way home tonight, and post back if I manage to get one for a similar deal.

Original Poster

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Copy of receipt

non left in ashton!

Original Poster

I think this applies to all the home alarms they have - double checking the friedland models (not sure which exact onesthat they had) but shelf listed as £145 & £130?? so another 50% off those would make them a great deal also.

I don't suppose anyone knows if this is a national promotion?
Looks like you grabbed yourself a right bargain there!

Just been to the Romford branch and all yale and friedland security items are 50% off..

Jo$hdosh;6554218

Just been to the Romford branch and all yale and friedland security items … Just been to the Romford branch and all yale and friedland security items are 50% off..



Yes but presumably that only brings this item down to £99 from £199?!

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madmattie2k;6554509

Yes but presumably that only brings this item down to £99 from £199?!



depends how the shop have marked the shelf up either original price £199 or £99 - if £99 then you can claim the extra 50% off.

You cannot force them to sell it to you at £45, in fact they are not obliged to sell you anything if they so wish. You could appeal to their sense of fair play (if they have one), and try that on.
I've had one of these installed for a couple of years now with no problems at all.

Banned

has anyone except the OP actually managed to buy one for £45

This sound like a one off cockup by a single store.

Don't know why this is even on here, let alone becoming hot.

Bogart;6555451

You cannot force them to sell it to you at £45, in fact they are not … You cannot force them to sell it to you at £45, in fact they are not obliged to sell you anything if they so wish. You could appeal to their sense of fair play (if they have one), and try that on.I've had one of these installed for a couple of years now with no problems at all.



Exactly right. The store employee obviously was in a good mood, as they don't have to honour the deal at all.

You got very lucky, meaning this isn't the correct price for the deal, really.

ukviha;6553847

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Funny that you could have got three toilet seats for what you paid for the alarm itself:-D

None at either MK or Bletchley stores, to save anyone else a wasted trip.

I agree that it seems a great deal but this will be a one off at £45.

OK, called into the Wallsend/Silverlink store as it was the first one on my way home.

The labels on the shelf were all marked full price, but they had the sign stating '50% off marked prices, reduced at the till'. I did consider going for the premium pack at £99 from £199, but decided to hold off. They had one 'premium' kit left and two 'family' ones (family kit was £149, so down to £74).

Called into the Scotswood store, as its the closest to home. The prices on the shelves had been marked down to £99 for the premium and £74.84 for the family kit. The only difference between the premium and the family kit is that the premium has a dummy box and can telephone you if the alarm goes off - other than that everything else is the same. But they had sold out of th premium kit and only had one family kit left.

However, the dummy boxes were also half price, so marked at £7.98.

So went off to the till with the family kit and a dummy box, which both scanned at a total of almost £83. Queried it with the checkout girl, who checked with a few other people.

Ended up being told that they had messed up by reducing the shelf price, and saying they would honour the additional 50% off (probably as it was the last one).

So ended up paying £42 for the family kit and a dummy box, and the only thing it wont do is phone me if the alarm goes off. However, I haven't looked yet, so maybe i just need a length of telephone wire to connect to the control panel?

So this is a cracking bargain if the store has already lowerd the shelf price, and you can be bothered to hang around and argue the toss. But it seems that its hit and miss which stores have changed the prices - but I can imagine emails/faxes from head office tonight advising all stores to check them!

H&R added for the heads up.

Has anyone who's used 1 of these had problems. I've heard wireless systems are crap and go of for no reason due to wireless frequency clashes with all sorts of things from baby alarms to emergency services radio's?? If this is the case why buy 1 at any price? It is very cheap, but buy cheap buy twice.

:viking:not nationwide:whistling:

rhodyate;6556667

:viking:not nationwide:whistling:



Not even regionwide - but surely worth a look at your local store(s) incase.

Great deal...
Before i dash out and try and track one down.does anyone know if the battery is trickle charged via solar cell or not ?
thanks

JOHNATHAN.HUNSLE;6557088

Great deal...Before i dash out and try and track one down.does anyone … Great deal...Before i dash out and try and track one down.does anyone know if the battery is trickle charged via solar cell or not ?thanks



as far as I know there is no solar charging in this system at all, the siren box uses normal D size batteries and the control panel has a built-in backup that charges off the mains.

You can see the manual here:

http://www.yalesupport.com/downloads/Yale_Kit_6300-6400_instructions.pdf

I have just installed one of these Alarms after argos were selling them at £99 they are superb well impressed and work great

Burty;6556636

Has anyone who's used 1 of these had problems. I've heard wireless … Has anyone who's used 1 of these had problems. I've heard wireless systems are crap and go of for no reason due to wireless frequency clashes with all sorts of things from baby alarms to emergency services radio's?? If this is the case why buy 1 at any price? It is very cheap, but buy cheap buy twice.


I've got one and its great, the only time it's gone off in error is when I fitted a PIR in the shed and a mouse set up home just in front of it, lol

Burty;6556636

Has anyone who's used 1 of these had problems. I've heard wireless … Has anyone who's used 1 of these had problems. I've heard wireless systems are crap and go of for no reason due to wireless frequency clashes with all sorts of things from baby alarms to emergency services radio's?? If this is the case why buy 1 at any price? It is very cheap, but buy cheap buy twice.



I have a Yale alarm (not the same one) and the only times its been triggered twice - once when the power supply was switched off for days (once internal backup batteries are exhausted it triggers the alarm) and once when I didn't set the tamper spring properly after replacing the batteries in one of the IR detectors. In other words it is pretty reliable...

Burty;6556636

Has anyone who's used 1 of these had problems. I've heard wireless … Has anyone who's used 1 of these had problems. I've heard wireless systems are crap and go of for no reason due to wireless frequency clashes with all sorts of things from baby alarms to emergency services radio's?? If this is the case why buy 1 at any price? It is very cheap, but buy cheap buy twice.

I've been using a couple of Yale wireless alarms for about a year and I've NEVER had a false alarm. Mine "listen" to two wireless door sensors and one wireless PIR.
The build quality of these units is second to none. Quite unlike the cheap electrical junk shipped over from China these days.
Having said all that, mine are the old squarer design that got replaced last year by the new units with rounded edges. However, I'd be very suprised (not to mention disappointed) if Yale have sold out on their high quality standards.

Have had a look at the control unit in the 'family' kit - it doesn't have a telephone socket, so is a slightly different one to that in the 'Premium' kit, for those maybe considering which to go for, if the telephone contact element is important.

Ideally we need one more PIR and one more door/window contact (two of each in the kit), so will be scouring the net for the best prices on those.

But having looked at the instructions, it looks relatively straight forward to install.

JOHNATHAN.HUNSLE;6557088

Great deal...Before i dash out and try and track one down.does anyone … Great deal...Before i dash out and try and track one down.does anyone know if the battery is trickle charged via solar cell or not ?thanks



Not solar but damm good alarms, as I found out when my son went fishing at 5am and entered the garage and scared this living s**t out of me,

I was told that the original batteries can be a little on the weak side (longivity) and invested in a high capcity one, but was it needed ??? who knows ?

Looks like it's a hot deal then even if you have to pay £99

I've had one of the old Yale wireless alarms for about 4-5 years. In that time I've added another working siren so one front and back. Also added extra PIRs that I got off Ebay. It all works perfectly. Only had to change the baterries in each siren once.

It has never been set off or interfered with by anything else wireless. Our neighbour has the same alarm and theirs has never interfered with ours either (and it never will according to the Yale blub.)

Basically this is the only way to get a full coverage alarm system without paying someone £100s to fit one for you and you can add in extra bits easily whenever you need.

Bogart;6555451

You cannot force them to sell it to you at £45, in fact they are not … You cannot force them to sell it to you at £45, in fact they are not obliged to sell you anything if they so wish...


I'm no legal expert, but based on offer to buy / acceptance to sell (or similar) legaities, you could mutter these immortal words at the checkout:
"I would like to buy these items at the indicated offer terms. Will you sell them to me please?"
That might sound a little prat-like, but I seriously doubt any checkout operator would refuse outright, nor even bother to ask what terms.
That suggests to me you would then have a contract of sale...
I'm so sad I would love to try it :w00t:

manbearpig;6555829

This sound like a one off cockup by a single store.Don't know why this is … This sound like a one off cockup by a single store.Don't know why this is even on here, let alone becoming hot.



because that's what this site is about.
OP has clearly stated you may or may not get it at that price. its up to you to chance it.
if you don't like it then maybe post a deal yourself:whistling:

thanks for sharing OP!

Flipd;6559519

I'm no legal expert, but based on offer to buy / acceptance to sell (or … I'm no legal expert, but based on offer to buy / acceptance to sell (or similar) legaities, you could mutter these immortal words at the checkout:"I would like to buy these items at the indicated offer terms. Will you sell them to me please?"That might sound a little prat-like, but I seriously doubt any checkout operator would refuse outright, nor even bother to ask what terms.That suggests to me you would then have a contract of sale...I'm so sad I would love to try it :w00t:



As to the legal point, a marked price or advert is nothing more than an 'invitation to treat', i.e. an invitation to the customer to offer to pay the indicated price, which the seller can then accept or reject as it chooses; the marked price is NOT itself an offer to sell. But to display a false or misleading price can be a criminal offence, quite apart from alienating customers, and a retailer making this sort of silly shelf-pricing error might well decide to allow the double discount rather than get into an argument.

I saw this '50% off' deal in my local B&Q last Saturday and could not understand why the kits were repriced but not the accessories. I queried it with a helpful assistant - yes, there are a few - and he agreed it was misleading and confirmed all items were reduced by 50% but that only the net kit prices were displayed. We checked a couple of items at the till: family alarm now approx £75 and single PIR now £9.98, i.e. both half their previous price.

I already had the Premium kit (bought thru Homebase at £89.99 two weeks ago) but wanted some more PIRs, contacts and the auxiliary keypad (to use upstairs). The most economical way of buying these was to get the 'Standard' kit at £49.98 and keep the extra siren as a spare. And there was only one separate PIR on the shelf so I bagged that too.

Very little stock left at Tunbridge Wells on Saturday and almost nothing in Crawley today. Hard luck if you are hoping to save even more on Wednesday with a Diamond Card!

My local B&Q (Ellesmere port) did not have any Yale at all, but the promo material was wrong here too, the prices for the friendland was £149 + 50% off at the till. Even if they don't honour it you don't get nothing without trying.

Poondash;6561204

My local B&Q (Ellesmere port) did not have any Yale at all, but the promo … My local B&Q (Ellesmere port) did not have any Yale at all, but the promo material was wrong here too, the prices for the friendland was £149 + 50% off at the till. Even if they don't honour it you don't get nothing without trying.



Agree with this.

If the 2nd store had stood firm and refused to lower it the extra 50%, I wouldnlt have kicked up a fuss - I would have just said that I'd leave it, and look for the premium kit instead for £99.

The lady (supervisor) who gave me the extra discount admitted that the shelf price had been lowered in error, and that I had gotten 'bargain of the day'.

With these kind of misprices, the're great if they come off, but not worth losing sleep over if they dont.

For what it's worth, if you're unable to find the additional PIRs in B&Q, they can be had from Screwfix for a reasonable £21-ish. I'm sure there are cheaper ones on ebay, but if trust is an issue for you this is probably the next best alternative. After getting my Alarm from Argos in the recent £99 deal, i ordered 3 of the PIRs from Screwfix on Thursday evening and they were waiting for me on my desk at work the next morning! Plus free delivery over £50.

I just tried Bridgend. They had no stock on the shelves but I spotted one family one hidden away on top so I got someone to get it down for me. They had stickers saying "You Pay 74.84" but I tried my luck anyway and they weren't very happy about it.

Bought it anyway as still seems like a bargain.

Can someone please point me to where the offer is published. My store did not know anything about it. Is the offer nationwide?

dashforth;6564152

Can someone please point me to where the offer is published. My store did … Can someone please point me to where the offer is published. My store did not know anything about it. Is the offer nationwide?



In the two stores I went to, both had a large banner fixed to the end of the shelves/section where the alarm systems were kept.

It said 50% off all Alarms and CCTV (or something like that). Then in very small print at the bottom, it said "50% off marked prices. Reduction made at checkout" It was a 'proper' banner, not just a handwritten managers special type notice.

It didn't mention any start or expiry dates, but did have two excluded barcode numbers - not sure which systems they referred to though.

Would have assumed the 50% off woudl be nationwide given the people who have found this, but the 'mispricing' on the shelves will be store specific.

They hadn't marked down the prices on the shelf at my local so they price was £99 for me, op got a bargain!
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