Has anyone used Flubit before?

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Found 26th Nov 2012
I had only heard of this website a few days ago. I was wondering if anyone has used them before and if they are a trustworthy website?

I entered a perfume (Hugo Boss Orange) to see i they could offer it for cheaper, even though the website I entered was what I think was the cheapest online at the time (£27 for 75 ml from The Perfume Shop).

I would really appreciate hearing any personal experiences before buying from them, thank you if you can help!

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Used them many a time - they look like they simply drop ship from other stores (mainly amazon from my history, but always much cheaper!) - great for grabbing an item that's just gone out of stock somewhere else too!

Literally ordered from them 1 minute ago! It's an amazing amazing site, but I fear it goes against hukd policy to spread it as they can't claim any commission on it! Ha!

It wipes the floor on prices of EVERYTHING and I really don't know why it's not used more!

I LOVE Flubit, used them for soooooo many Xmas presents, always get you a cheaper price and ship fairly quickly! Only downside is no Quidco or TCB!

Original Poster

Thank you so much for your replys! I was very worried as I has never heard of them before, after searching HUKD and finding nothing I did worry what the reason for that could be! I think I will give them a try as their offers for the two things I had put in have been far cheaper than any other website and it will definitely help at this time of the year. Thank you for your help!

I don't get how they work.

I put an item in which was £25 at Amazon, they came back with £16 which I ordered. It came within days from Amazon

What is this sorcery?

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sancho1983

I don't get how they work. I put an item in which was £25 at Amazon, they … I don't get how they work. I put an item in which was £25 at Amazon, they came back with £16 which I ordered. It came within days from Amazon :|What is this sorcery?



That's what I was thinking too! I have no idea how they lower the prices, I put in a product from Amazon which was cheaper than any other website to begin with and they gave me an even better offer Maybe it is just best not to question it

Just did a google search and discovered this thread. I signed up with flubit over 2 weeks ago and my 1st offer for game of thrones season 2 (blu ray) still hasnt arrived. Its past the original shipping date and overall ive been waiting 12 days since i accepted the offer.
Might just be a one off but since its my 1st order with them i cant say im impressed really. I wont be rushing back to use them anyway. Not for something £5 cheaper.

Oh well you live and learn.

It works on bidding through retailers, so the bids are put out for a cheaper price, all the companies bid their lowest price (prolly all computerized in case of amazon and bigger companies) and you get sent the lowest price. flubit prolly adds 10% commission.
Edited by: "haritori" 7th May 2013

Surprised you haven't heard of them. Jas10 rarely posts without mentioning Flubit

I tried using their service to purchase a premium keyboard.
There was a saving but given the cost of the item I wanted to know who the supplier was.

Banned

MBeeching

Surprised you haven't heard of them. Jas10 rarely posts without … Surprised you haven't heard of them. Jas10 rarely posts without mentioning Flubit :DI tried using their service to purchase a premium keyboard.There was a saving but given the cost of the item I wanted to know who the supplier was.



supplier is usually the same business you use for the offer.

BA11

supplier is usually the same business you use for the offer.



Interesting. My main concern was that they wouldn't make the distinction between the different switch types available on a mechanical keyboard. (e.g. black/blue/red/brown - all vastly different in use).

Banned

to add. saw a DVD set on Sainsburys Entertainment for £80. Flubit made it £72 and when it arrived, it included Sainsburys invoice for £80. that sort of scared me, so contacted Flubit and they said to disregard, as that's what they paid.

not sure how they make money, but don't really care tbh.
Edited by: "BA11" 7th May 2013

BA11

to add. saw a DVD set on Sainsburys Entertainment for £80. Flubit made it … to add. saw a DVD set on Sainsburys Entertainment for £80. Flubit made it £72 and when it arrived, it included Sainsburys invoice for £80. that sort of scared me, so contacted Flubit and they said to disregard, as that's what they paid.not sure how they make money, but don't really care tbh.



It's witchcraft I tells ya

I am a bit surprised how it works, as I think they actually make a loss but I'm assuming they make there money by selling your information to PPI companies etc.

sancho1983

It's witchcraft I tells ya



It's true. I ordered a bike from flubit using an Amazon link... came delivered through HDNL from Amazon, with a receipt for the original price.

Spooky or what.

Couldn't fault flubit, but my latest order hasn't arrived, nearly 2 weeks since I paid for it too...

miikeyblue

It's true. I ordered a bike from flubit using an Amazon link... came … It's true. I ordered a bike from flubit using an Amazon link... came delivered through HDNL from Amazon, with a receipt for the original price.Spooky or what.Couldn't fault flubit, but my latest order hasn't arrived, nearly 2 weeks since I paid for it too...



Same for me. Although just had a reply saying it has been delayed due to the bank holiday. Advised its being dispatched tomorrow at the latest. Still doesnt explain why its taken 2 weeks but as long as i get the item or a refund soon im not too bothered.

miikeyblue

It's true. I ordered a bike from flubit using an Amazon link... came … It's true. I ordered a bike from flubit using an Amazon link... came delivered through HDNL from Amazon, with a receipt for the original price.



Yeah I don't think there's any "bidding" going on from retailers. If that was true then it wouldn't always be the original retailer you get it delivered from. And of course you wouldn't get the receipt with your original price from Amazon

They had a couple million pounds of funding so I guess they are just trying to get traction with users before they figure out the real business model. So... get it before they go broke?

A word of warning though, the way the process works where you aren't the real purchasers (Flubit are the ones buying the goods) means the returns process is pretty messed up.

Admin

Yeah I don't think there's any "bidding" going on from retailers. If that … Yeah I don't think there's any "bidding" going on from retailers. If that was true then it wouldn't always be the original retailer you get it delivered from. And of course you wouldn't get the receipt with your original price from Amazon :DThey had a couple million pounds of funding so I guess they are just trying to get traction with users before they figure out the real business model. So... get it before they go broke?A word of warning though, the way the process works where you aren't the real purchasers (Flubit are the ones buying the goods) means the returns process is pretty messed up.



I had a minor issue with the bike so contacted Amazon as instructed by flubit. Amazon wouldn't help as I'm not the original buyer. Didn't bother progressing with flubit any further, was only minor so sorting it myself.

Admin

Yeah I don't think there's any "bidding" going on from retailers. If that … Yeah I don't think there's any "bidding" going on from retailers. If that was true then it wouldn't always be the original retailer you get it delivered from. And of course you wouldn't get the receipt with your original price from Amazon :DThey had a couple million pounds of funding so I guess they are just trying to get traction with users before they figure out the real business model. So... get it before they go broke?A word of warning though, the way the process works where you aren't the real purchasers (Flubit are the ones buying the goods) means the returns process is pretty messed up.



This was my worry, amazon customer service is amazing, has to be a decent saving on an expensive item to make it worthwhile

Admin

Yeah I don't think there's any "bidding" going on from retailers. If that … Yeah I don't think there's any "bidding" going on from retailers. If that was true then it wouldn't always be the original retailer you get it delivered from. And of course you wouldn't get the receipt with your original price from Amazon :DThey had a couple million pounds of funding so I guess they are just trying to get traction with users before they figure out the real business model. So... get it before they go broke?A word of warning though, the way the process works where you aren't the real purchasers (Flubit are the ones buying the goods) means the returns process is pretty messed up.



Very true, I'm sure Flubid will address this in the near future and provide a dedicated customer service team to send across the customer satisfaction email...it's a simple solution and I'd be extremely surprised if it's not a natural progression for a company valued at £10m.

I used them the other day to get Tekken Tag 2 for the PS3. £13 at ASDA and Amazon, Flubit offered me the game for £11.13, not massive savings but still money off! It arrived today and I ordered it on 12th May so not too shabby. Brand new, sealed etc.. delivered from selectgames.co.uk

How do you pronounce Flubit?

Lmao. The company is run by a Neville Longbottom double!
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used it several times, savings of between 12 and 15%, they are reputable and worthwhile using.

Just got Grid 2 (xbox) for £24.88.

Still don't know how they do it.

Just received my latest Screwfix products from Flubit, via Royal Mail Delivery...Flubit is a no-brainer!

Hmm, found this thread as i'm about to make my first purchase with them. To be fair even if there selling my details - so what - I'm sure at least 50% of retailers / companies / government agencies have already sold it before them.

My only concern would be that they phish for paypal details etc but as they've been running a fair while now and there's no bad reports anywhere it seems ok.

That said there site is often down / errors loading pages. Traffic?

Odd, got it to work, but the paypal pop up looked a little different than usual. Anyone else noticed this?

Had instant notification from official paypal email saying payment made so I guess it's ok.

Also item I requested is being supplied by a company.... just round the corner! might ring them in the morning and see if I can pick it up instead.
Edited by: "capriboycraig" 6th Jun 2013

I guess flubit work by undercutting the commission that Amazon or places like TopCashBack make?

I'm not having much luck with Flubit myself. I ordered something which should of been delivered weeks ago, it isn't even showing as dispatched yet. I contacted them via the help section a few days ago but no response. If I'd ordered it from Amazon I would of had it weeks ago. I'm saving £2.50 on Amazon price.

Complete crooks.

Avoid like the plague.

I have to prove I didn't receive my item.

I kid you not.

Gallus

Complete crooks.Avoid like the plague.I have to prove I didn't receive my … Complete crooks.Avoid like the plague.I have to prove I didn't receive my item.I kid you not.



Did you pay by credit card and meet the £100 threshold stipulated by section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act?

M91

Did you pay by credit card and meet the £100 threshold stipulated by … Did you pay by credit card and meet the £100 threshold stipulated by section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act?



You don't have to.

Credit card company can do a 'charge back' on any amount.

Have to wait for 2 weeks after the transaction, then 7 days to get a full refund.

Gallus

You don't have to.Credit card company can do a 'charge back' on any … You don't have to.Credit card company can do a 'charge back' on any amount.Have to wait for 2 weeks after the transaction, then 7 days to get a full refund.


I know they can do a charge back but for the credit card company to be legally responsible for the provision of goods, you have to meet the £100 threshold, as I'm sure you know.

First time using them and took them a fortnight to deliver a wii game that was allegedly posted 1st class the same day it was ordered and to top it all off, Amazon reduce their own price after it was ordered!, So would not use them if you are not prepared to wait a while for your goods. Good concept ruined by poor service..
Edited by: "robertwilliams30" 4th Jun 2015

I had one bad experience with flubit. I preordered a ps4 game with them and it never came and it wouldn't cancel even after 3 months no refund. Had to chase after it on the phone and walk them through the problem.

Used them a load of times after still and everything was fine.

never had a bad experience, had about 30 orders to date

For anyone that got their goods from flubit, do they provide a UK VAT receipt? I'm wondering this because that is necessary for Warranty on some electrical goods to be receipt. It has to be proved that you own the device :\

numyg

For anyone that got their goods from flubit, do they provide a UK VAT … For anyone that got their goods from flubit, do they provide a UK VAT receipt? I'm wondering this because that is necessary for Warranty on some electrical goods to be receipt. It has to be proved that you own the device :\



Nope. Nothing about VAT on my old invoices. Unless it's change, it's been a while since I ordered anything.

I saw a printer on amazon that I wanted. It was a brother MFC-8650 colour laser printer. It was available on Amazon, however having heard about Flubit I put the url in and was offered a cheaper price saving me £3.00. Assuming I had nothing to lose, I accepted the offer and paid for the printer. 2 days later, no printer is delivered, however I receive a refund saying the printer is out of stock. Now the original url on amazon has increased the price by £30.

NEVER use Flubit!

numyg

For anyone that got their goods from flubit, do they provide a UK VAT … For anyone that got their goods from flubit, do they provide a UK VAT receipt? I'm wondering this because that is necessary for Warranty on some electrical goods to be receipt. It has to be proved that you own the device :\


This is the problem I'm having. PS4 with an eject disc issue. Sony wouldn't give me details of the repair because when they return stuff to the manufacturer, they use their CEO's name. So that makes contacting the manufacturer directly an issue.

After being told to use his name when phoning Sony I did get an update. But I'm left waiting for a repair rather than the replacement I asked for.

The bonus is if Sony's job is botched, which a lot of their repairs are, I will have to go through this tedium again!!!

The price I was quoted was higher than that on Amazon, as Flubit added the notional postage, which I always avoid by combining with other purchases, and then knocked 21p off that figure. I felt quite uneasy about the process following this, and particularly about the reference to my having already placed an "order", which I thought was merely an enquiry. I have since tried to delete my account but have not been able to do this.
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