Amazon Lightning Deals -Should Amazon be prosecuted under the Trades description Act ?

I always have a look at the Amazon so called "Lightning deals" and I'm sorry ,its the same old "Tat" rolled out again and again - never a deal in sight . Now I notice more and more "Prime exclusive " deals for the same "Tat" .

Obviously those who signed up for "Amazon prime" were mugs of the first order , but surely even they can now see that Amazon are really taking the mickey . Rope a Dope or what- or is it just me ?

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It's just you. They aren't breaking a law

Banned

Dude, who cares. If people can't be bothered to do their own research or they think the deal is good leave them be.

No company as big as amazon offers such customer service which is second to none.

I love amazon and if every company took a leaf out of their book retail would be a much better place.

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xbox360man

It's just you. They aren't breaking a law


But if they were a High street store a "deal" would have to be supported by it being sold at that price for 14 days at one of their branches . I know the fiddles which make that pointless.

Amazon quote RRPs which stuff has never been sold at anywhere and mugs fall for it oO . Yes I accept the customer service is good -but surely even the most ardent Amazon fanboys and fangirls must now realise that Amazon are laughing at them whilst gleefully taking folks money .
Edited by: "rogparki" 5th Nov 2016

MrScotchBonnet

Dude, who cares. If people can't be bothered to do their own research or … Dude, who cares. If people can't be bothered to do their own research or they think the deal is good leave them be.No company as big as amazon offers such customer service which is second to none.I love amazon and if every company took a leaf out of their book retail would be a much better place.



​own up, are you a unbiased reviewer.
go on be honest, I won't say owt.

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shadey12

​own up, are you a unbiased reviewer.go on be honest, I won't say owt.


Sadly I have had nothing to review for over a year - their prices just don't stack up - unless of course you have bought into them by buying "Prime" - to be honest that doesn't work out great , just look at "Prime" prices for say batteries and the non prime prices for the same items.
Edited by: "rogparki" 5th Nov 2016

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They should be busted purely on the deals for invicta watches.

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shadey12

​own up, are you a unbiased reviewer.go on be honest, I won't say owt.



I just love amazon fam.

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MrScotchBonnet

I just love amazon fam.


Tell me one item today or in the last week on Lightning deals that hasn't had a grossly inflated RRP and was in fact a deal ?
Edited by: "rogparki" 5th Nov 2016

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rogparki

Tell me one item today or in the last week on Lightning deals that hasn't … Tell me one item today or in the last week on Lightning deals that hasn't had an inflated RRP and was in fact a deal ?



Don't care about lighting deals. Look for what I want and what I need.

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MrScotchBonnet

Don't care about lighting deals. Look for what I want and what I need.


Fair enough - and you find them cheaper on Amazon? Golf Bag I was looking at today from Cgd Golf £82.99 on EBay £93.99 on Amazon - same seller (OK it would be Amazon Market seller but everything I look at is the same - better deal elsewhere) Yet folks pay £75 a year to get it delivered yesterday!- cant folks wait a couple of days oO
Edited by: "rogparki" 5th Nov 2016

They should be prosecuted for selling this tat on a lightning deal for £115.35. Money down the drain!

if it's tat, shouldn't bother you that it's exclusive. exclusive buyers clubs have been around for years - achica, secret holidays, that facebook group I buy dodgy backy off

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tempt

They should be prosecuted for selling this tat on a lightning deal for … They should be prosecuted for selling this tat on a lightning deal for £115.35. Money down the drain!


But the regular price was £182.92 oO Where ,when -my point exactly

rogparki

But the regular price was £182.92 oO Where ,when -my point exactly


Search on google and you'll find that even their regular price of £182.92 is cheaper than everyone else. £115 was a genuine deal, a steal for what's on offer (14 kg shipping weight according to the item description).

£416 at Waterstones


Edited by: "tempt" 5th Nov 2016

MrScotchBonnet

I just love amazon fam.




X)

"Obviously those who signed up for "Amazon prime" were mugs of the first order"

4 years signed up - i must be a right mug!

I hate being able to order groceries aswell as everything else via prime now! it really is a mugs game, hmmm i can even make an order right this second and have it delivered tonight!

mugs game ay!

Are you just trolling or do you genuinly not have anything better to do on your saturday night

rogparki

Tell me one item today or in the last week on Lightning deals that hasn't … Tell me one item today or in the last week on Lightning deals that hasn't had a grossly inflated RRP and was in fact a deal ?



Same goes for Currys etc. who have a high price for few weeks then put it back to it's original sale and call it a special offer. I wouldn't sleep over it.

PS. Amazon rocks!

Perhaps op you should check out camelcamelcamel.... You can see the history of Amazon prices.

When you have, you might think it is a genuine deal.

Additionally, as already mentioned, a quick Internet search shows that even £182 was a bargain! It is far more expensive elsewhere.

I buy 80% of my things from Amazon. I do so after comparing with other sites.

I get next day delivery.

I have access to 15000 films and shows, which I can watch away from wifi.

As a comparison, Netflix costs (I believe £7.50 per month.)

I have access to over 1 million tracks, available offline.

I have a free Kindle book each month to borrow.

I get great service. Recent example, my faulty 14 month old out of warranty phone was refunded immediately and without question. £255.

BTW £79 per year, not £75.

I am a mug.

Very happy being one too!

​Couldn't resist the challenge. It only took one minute....

​​"​​Tell me one item today or in the last week on Lightning deals that hasn't had a grossly inflated RRP and was in fact a deal ?"

WORX Aerocart WG050

Normal Amazon price £136.59
Lightning deal price £83.99

Argos price £134.99
Homebase £147


£51 saving seems like a good Lightning deal to me.

tempt

They should be prosecuted for selling this tat on a lightning deal for … They should be prosecuted for selling this tat on a lightning deal for £115.35. Money down the drain!


9 X 5* and 4* reviews, quite alright if one's a fan as it is 3000 pages, and it is 10 hardback books. I would have thought at least £12 per hardback = £120 and it is a bit of a nice gift or collectors' item for loyal fans.
.
Gosh, that was really a HOT deal

Edited by: "splender" 5th Nov 2016

rogparki

But if they were a High street store a "deal" would have to be supported … But if they were a High street store a "deal" would have to be supported by it being sold at that price for 14 days at one of their branches.


But they aren't are they.
Sure they have loads of silly RRPs but only dumbos fall for that.
Buy on price not the saving.

splender

9 X 5* and 4* reviews, quite alright if one's a fan as it is 3000 pages, … 9 X 5* and 4* reviews, quite alright if one's a fan as it is 3000 pages, and it is 10 hardback books. I would have thought at least £12 per hardback = £120 and it is a bit of a nice gift or collectors' item for loyal fans..Gosh, that was really a HOT deal


It went quick, all taken within the prime early acess slot.

just wait til Black Friday week, when all the sheeple pay their £79 to be first in line to buy a load of tat that even a charity shop wouldn't take.

thegroutch

just wait til Black Friday week, when all the sheeple pay their £79 to be … just wait til Black Friday week, when all the sheeple pay their £79 to be first in line to buy a load of tat that even a charity shop wouldn't take.



In the interest and spirit of helping others..... ​you may not be aware, but if you don't like Amazon, you don't have to buy from them..... there are (apparently,) other retailers!

I've been told (not sure if it is true,) that if you don't open their web pages, their offers don't even assault your eyes, and insult your intelligence!!

I have Prime membership. Are you calling me a mug?

I don't buy a yearly subscription but I have bought it for 1 month a few times this year. The Amazon TV and the quick delivery more than makes up for the £7.99 price.

I've also bought my washing powder in bulk and a few other items from the pantry because it worked out cheaper and I didn't have to travel to pick up the items and wait in a queue for them.
Edited by: "GameofDeals" 5th Nov 2016

rogparki

Fair enough - and you find them cheaper on Amazon? Golf Bag I was looking … Fair enough - and you find them cheaper on Amazon? Golf Bag I was looking at today from Cgd Golf £82.99 on EBay £93.99 on Amazon - same seller (OK it would be Amazon Market seller but everything I look at is the same - better deal elsewhere) Yet folks pay £75 a year to get it delivered yesterday!- cant folks wait a couple of days oO



Prime offers much more now than next day delivery... hour/ 2 hour delivery // prime tv & music also twitch prime! Love Amazon

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Snakeyes646

Prime offers much more now than next day delivery... hour/ 2 hour … Prime offers much more now than next day delivery... hour/ 2 hour delivery // prime tv & music also twitch prime! Love Amazon


Amazon Video pales in comparison to Netflix.

I don't think I've actually bought anything in the last two years from Amazon's Black Friday Lightning deals. Prime day was brilliant for deals though, hopefully the next one will be just as a good.

Just watch out for those price hikes in your basket where Amazon are trying to make the price look better than it actually is.
amazon.co.uk/for…YVM

thesun.co.uk/liv…re/

Spasho

Amazon Video pales in comparison to Netflix.



​I have and watch both.

However, Netflix only offers video, and it cannot be downloaded.

They both have their advantages.

rogparki

Fair enough - and you find them cheaper on Amazon? Golf Bag I was looking … Fair enough - and you find them cheaper on Amazon? Golf Bag I was looking at today from Cgd Golf £82.99 on EBay £93.99 on Amazon - same seller (OK it would be Amazon Market seller but everything I look at is the same - better deal elsewhere) Yet folks pay £75 a year to get it delivered yesterday!- cant folks wait a couple of days oO



For £75/Year you're getting the following.

​Amazon prime video
amazon prime music
Amazon next day delivery (free)
Amazon cloud storage
Amazon kindle lending library
amazon pantry
Amazon prime now (same day shopping delivery)

As you've called everyone who uses them a mug a few times and only quoted about Amazon being a rip off and delivery. I question if you know much about their service or you're just on an uneducated rant.

I have fell for the so called lightning deals and seen the price go down further.
Just a clever tactic to get people to buy quickly.

kos1c

For £75/Year you're getting the following. ​Amazon prime videoamazon pr … For £75/Year you're getting the following. ​Amazon prime videoamazon prime musicAmazon next day delivery (free)Amazon cloud storage Amazon kindle lending libraryamazon pantryAmazon prime now (same day shopping delivery)As you've called everyone who uses them a mug a few times and only quoted about Amazon being a rip off and delivery. I question if you know much about their service or you're just on an uneducated rant.




OP hasnt come back to thread, he was obviously just spending his saturday night trolling

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fattyuk

OP hasnt come back to thread, he was obviously just spending his saturday … OP hasnt come back to thread, he was obviously just spending his saturday night trolling


You really shouldn't use the word "trolling " unless you really understand the evil of that word , I suggest you don't . Having a go at a multinational corporation (who are more than capable of looking after themselves) is not "Trolling " - Having a persistent disgusting go at vulnerable individuals is "Trolling" . Until you can tell the difference I suggest you remove your comment . Many vulnerable individuals have committed self harm ,even suicide because of "Trolling" I would suggest you have the decency to choose your terms better in the future ! Amazon are fair game for criticism and that is certainly not Trolling .

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kos1c

For £75/Year you're getting the following. ​Amazon prime videoamazon pr … For £75/Year you're getting the following. ​Amazon prime videoamazon prime musicAmazon next day delivery (free)Amazon cloud storage Amazon kindle lending libraryamazon pantryAmazon prime now (same day shopping delivery)As you've called everyone who uses them a mug a few times and only quoted about Amazon being a rip off and delivery. I question if you know much about their service or you're just on an uneducated rant.


If you are happy with it ,that's fine . But be honest how much overpriced Tat have you ordered just because its "Free next day delivery " ? then realised you have overpaid for it ? be honest ! That's Amazon's marketing model . Fair enough their customer service is great - to be fair its the only reason I may ever buy from them .

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rogparki

You really shouldn't use the word "trolling " unless you really … You really shouldn't use the word "trolling " unless you really understand the evil of that word , I suggest you don't . Having a go at a multinational corporation (who are more than capable of looking after themselves) is not "Trolling " - Having a persistent disgusting go at vulnerable individuals is "Trolling" . Until you can tell the difference I suggest you remove your comment . Many vulnerable individuals have committed self harm ,even suicide because of "Trolling" I would suggest you have the decency to choose your terms better in the future ! Amazon are fair game for criticism and that is certainly not Trolling .



I am not sure why this hasn't been placed in ASK where it ought to be. What's your issue with Prime?

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rogparki

If you are happy with it ,that's fine . But be honest how much overpriced … If you are happy with it ,that's fine . But be honest how much overpriced Tat have you ordered just because its "Free next day delivery " ? then realised you have overpaid for it ? be honest ! That's Amazon's marketing model . Fair enough their customer service is great - to be fair its the only reason I may ever buy from them .



That's a different stance to Obviously those who signed up for "Amazon prime" were mugs of the first order. It's a weird post.
Edited by: "cchopps" 6th Nov 2016

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cchopps

I am not sure why this hasn't been placed in ASK where it ought to be. … I am not sure why this hasn't been placed in ASK where it ought to be. What's your issue with Prime?


No issue ,just a general discussion thread which belongs in Misc - OK?

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cchopps

That's a different stance to Obviously those who signed up for "Amazon … That's a different stance to Obviously those who signed up for "Amazon prime" were mugs of the first order. It's a weird post.


Thanks for that , it was meant to be To provoke thought .

rogparki

You really shouldn't use the word "trolling " unless you really … You really shouldn't use the word "trolling " unless you really understand the evil of that word , I suggest you don't . Having a go at a multinational corporation (who are more than capable of looking after themselves) is not "Trolling " - Having a persistent disgusting go at vulnerable individuals is "Trolling" . Until you can tell the difference I suggest you remove your comment . Many vulnerable individuals have committed self harm ,even suicide because of "Trolling" I would suggest you have the decency to choose your terms better in the future ! Amazon are fair game for criticism and that is certainly not Trolling .



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"Many vulnerable individuals have committed self harm ,even suicide because of "Trolling" - Yes unfortunately in this world there are different levels off trolling and that sort of level is just disgusting.
Edited by: "fattyuk" 6th Nov 2016

rogparki

If you are happy with it ,that's fine . But be honest how much overpriced … If you are happy with it ,that's fine . But be honest how much overpriced Tat have you ordered just because its "Free next day delivery " ? then realised you have overpaid for it ? be honest ! That's Amazon's marketing model . Fair enough their customer service is great - to be fair its the only reason I may ever buy from them .



Funny you keep harping on, but amazon quite literally price match any other website on the internet!

also ive lost count (actually done it twice this week) the amount of items that if they reduce the price after ive bought it, within 28 days, a quick chat with them and they refund you diffrence!
Edited by: "fattyuk" 6th Nov 2016
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