Hukd 12 Days Of Christmas - Day One

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Found 12th Dec 2007
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WELCOME TO DAY ONE OF THE HUKD TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COMPETITION - DAY ONE!!!



If HOTUKDEALS isnt running a 12 days of Christmas this year then I'm happy to start one myself..unfortunately no amazon vouchers up for grabs - but would be fun to do a little searching nonetheless.

For each of the twelve days, HOTUKDEALS members must find the CHEAPEST GENUINE ONLINE price for a given item and post it into the given thread for that day. Your price MUST include:

1) Description of the item with title
2) Where you've seen it (HAS TO BE ONLINE!)
3) Final price as it would leave your bank account. This has to include any postage.
4) Any mention of QUIDCO, IPOINTS, MUTUALPOINTS or other cash/points back schemes off the back of the deal. Just a word on this - in the event of a tie and ONLY in the event of a tie, QUIDCO and/or others will be taken into consideration.
5) Your posting must begin 'MY ENTRY IS' so we can tell quickly that your posting is...well..an entry rather than just a comment. Ok?
6) Non UK STERLING deals are allowed. But please use xe.com as your conversion tool to £ STERLING and post an IMAGE of that conversion with your posting. The rate changes throughout the day!
7) Items should be delivered to your door. Deals where you can pick up items in-store won't count.
Unlike in last years' competition, REFURBS ARE allowed in this competition. They would be mentioned in the final posting onto the main board if appropriate (and cheaper!). However, its the new, non-refurb winner whose deal will be given precedence as there is a big chance that the refurb item will be withdrawn or made out of stock over a short period of time.
9) Be inventive, and think outside of the box

Each search day will run from 9AM UNTIL 7.30PM and results will feature at the end of that day - the winner announced then. zarguio (i.e. me, and anyone else appointed in case I get really busy! ) has the final say over the winner for each day. We'd be starting on the 12th and running until the 23rd.

Items to be searched for each day will be broad rather than specific - giving you more scope to argue your case. Posters who remember last year's competition will know what I mean. Unlike last year however, you're allowed more than one entry - as many as you like. We're after the cheapest price here. I'm not a mod so can't delete or edit postings so its up to you to tow the line

Finally, again - I'm really sorry, but there's no prize for each day as I'm poor - unless ADMIN wish to add some vouchers here?!?!?, so its just for the love of searching. If anyone wishes to contribute a prize then that would be great. I believe a chappie offered some webserver space just before the thread was pulled - or was I imagining things? Get in touch if you have something to give back to the board

Right folks - this is DAY ONE. And you'll be wanting DAY ONE'S QUEST. So that is:

FIND THE CHEAPEST ONLINE PRICE FOR AN MP3 PLAYER WITH OVER 2GB MEMORY. BEYOND THAT DESCRIPTION, YOU CAN BE AS INVENTIVE AS YOU LIKE. Include postage into it, take away any vouchers (these have to be usable by anyone) and post it up on this thread, taking note of the guide above.

You'll have until 7.30pm tonight to post the cheapest price you can find on the web. Any entries placed after that time wont be taken into consideration.

All the very best of luck, and merry Christmas!

Me (x)

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Just to start things off:

£29.99 2GB mp3 player with 1.5" screen.
play.com/Ele…tml

Admin

http://www.audio-mania.co.uk/shop/images/main007.jpg

Reduced from £34.99 to £20.49 + £3.49 P&P

2Gb Samsung Flash USB2 MP3 Player with FM @ ]http//ww…HHA

Inc Google checkout.....

Original Poster

Just a reminder of number 4) above

hello!

MY ENTRY IS

Memory megastore have Aigo A208 Pink 2GB MP3 Player for £17.99 with £3.95 delivery.

Total = £21.94

memorymegastore.com/mor…ome


Are we allowed more than one go? If I find a better one later, can I post that?

Original Poster

love_a_bargain

Are we allowed more than one go? If I find a better one later, can I … Are we allowed more than one go? If I find a better one later, can I post that?



Yes you are

aaaaargh!! Loads of websites are blocked on the computer I'm on and ive seen a bargain mp3!! very frustrating!

well i found one on google, but I cant get into the site to see if the price is real etc. hey ho, adds to the excitement of the game... :-) I'm so sad!!

MY ENTRY IS
Compact MP3 Player Jump Drive (2GB)
dealextreme.com/det…809
$26.62 = £13.36 at 1.99286 exchage rate, free postage

Total £13.36 paid by using paypal

MY ENTRY IS

Compact MP3 Player Jump Drive (2GB) $26.62 - converts to £13.05 using ]http//ww…om/

]http//ww…809

Damn beaten to it

A question, if we have to convert currencies, which site/conversion rate do we use ?

oooh looks like different exchange rates may be a bit of a factor here!! Should we agree to use the same exchange rate for the purpose of the comp?

It looks like the only option for payment on dealextreme is paypal and their exchange rate today is 1.99286:roll:

Original Poster

Yes,

Since xe.com has been mentioned already, I think that for all items not in STERLING, this website should be used to gauge conversion.

Could anyone doing this please post a screen shot of their conversion on xe.com as the conversion rate changes throughout the day

mrmr25 and barneydog, since you both hit upon the same deal - and since it was before the above rule, you're both tied in the lead at the moment!

[SIZE="1"]Hey mrmr25 - I would add MY ENTRY IS to the top of yours in case it gets down to technicalities!![/SIZE] :thumbsup: :whistling:

Original Poster

love_a_bargain

[SIZE="1"]Hey mrmr25 - I would add MY ENTRY IS to the top of yours in … [SIZE="1"]Hey mrmr25 - I would add MY ENTRY IS to the top of yours in case it gets down to technicalities!![/SIZE] :thumbsup: :whistling:




Shush shuush...giving all the secrets away!

I see barneydog has take a leaf already..hahaha :w00t:

love_a_bargain

[SIZE="1"]Hey mrmr25 - I would add MY ENTRY IS to the top of yours in … [SIZE="1"]Hey mrmr25 - I would add MY ENTRY IS to the top of yours in case it gets down to technicalities!![/SIZE] :thumbsup: :whistling:



Thanks

:lol: Just helping my fellow HUKD members :lol:

MY ENTRY IS

SD Card MP3 player (orange)

dealextreme.com/det…032

Price $7.91

In addition to this:

2GB SD Memory Card

dealextreme.com/det…862

Price: $19.69


TOTAL COST $27.60, which is approximately half that these days at £13.80. All postage is inclusive.

No mrmr25 beat me to it fair and square

Original Poster

thekanester

MY ENTRY ISSD Card MP3 player … MY ENTRY ISSD Card MP3 player (orange)http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5032Price $7.91In addition to this:2GB SD Memory Cardhttp://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.862Price: $19.69TOTAL COST $27.60, which is approximately half that these days at £13.80. All postage is inclusive.



Great try. Can I ask that for all NON-STERLING entries to be valid, you convert using xe.com and post a screenshot of that convertion (as the rate changes during the day!).

Thanks

Banned

MY ENTRY IS

Matsui MAT120 Refurb 2GB Digital Audio MP3 Player from PC World
In Store price of £19.99, but a web exclusive price of £5.99 (£4.95 p & p) makes £10.94

pcworld.co.uk/mar…id=

the_andy

MY ENTRY ISMatsui MAT120 Refurb 2GB Digital Audio MP3 Player from PC … MY ENTRY ISMatsui MAT120 Refurb 2GB Digital Audio MP3 Player from PC WorldIn Store price of £19.99, but a web exclusive price of £5.99 (£4.95 p & p) makes £10.94http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=ccccaddmkgfeeilcflgceggdhhmdfnm.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=285227&category_oid=



**Applause**

Original Poster

I'm loving that everyone is using:

MY ENTRY IS

(in caps)....am I that much of a tyrant, or don't people want to be caught out at the end?

Banned

or we copied and pasted someone elses post and just wrote our details over the top so we dont miss anything out

hmmm Andy, I know I just sent you a message, but then I found this one and I have to do it...

Forgive me :oops:

MY ENTRY IS

currys.co.uk/mar…227

Matsui MAT120 Refurb 2gb Digital Audio MP3 Player at Currys

Web Exclusive £5.99 plus £2.99 delivery =£8.98

5% Quidco :-D

Just found this code on here: hotukdeals.com/for…776 An extra 5% off using code SANTA504. So I guess £5.99 - 5% = £5.69

£5.69 =£2.99 = £8.68

Somehow think we might have reached the end of this for today...

Can't see it getting much cheaper...

Original Poster

love_a_bargain

Do we have to have delivery, or can we collect??



For fairness, the item has to be delivered. You can't pick it up, hence it'll need to be an entirely online deal

Original Poster

highguyuk

Somehow think we might have reached the end of this for today...Can't see … Somehow think we might have reached the end of this for today...Can't see it getting much cheaper...



Open til 7.30 tonight highguyuk...who knows what folks might find if they're inventive

I'm aware of the rules, but £8.98 for a 2GB mp3 is a bargain!

Oooo...but might be out of stock by 7.30pm if it's a Refurb and people are looking at this thread and buying...

MY ENTRY IS... (and now I'm stopping because no work is getting done!!)

currys.co.uk/mar…227

Matsui MAT120 Refurb 2gb Digital Audio MP3 Player at Currys

Web Exclusive £5.99
Then add this code on here: hotukdeals.com/for…776

An extra 5% off using code SANTA504. So I guess £5.99 - 5% = £5.69

plus £2.99 delivery =£8.61

5% QuidCo

Cheers people, have had an enjoyable morning!

Original Poster

highguyuk

Oooo...but might be out of stock by 7.30pm if it's a Refurb and people … Oooo...but might be out of stock by 7.30pm if it's a Refurb and people are looking at this thread and buying...



A really good point highguuyk, and last year HUKD disallowed refurbs as deals in this competition.

However, its Christmas (bluddie!), and the competition is about finding the cheapest online at a given moment. So I think the rule is that refurbs are allowed in the 12 Days of Christmas 2007. Looks like the hunt continues....

So, if the given moment is 7.30pm then these may be out of stock?

Doesn't seem much point if at 7.30pm when you'd want to post it as a Hot Deal that no one can buy because it's out of stock...

Original Poster

highguyuk

So, if the given moment is 7.30pm then these may be out of stock?Doesn't … So, if the given moment is 7.30pm then these may be out of stock?Doesn't seem much point if at 7.30pm when you'd want to post it as a Hot Deal that no one can buy because it's out of stock...



What do others think? I'm willing to reconsider if there's a consensus If we take away the REFURB rule then that takes us back to the deal for just over £13 from the US.

Personally think Refurbs SHOULD be allowed, if they are in stock at 7.30pm to post as a deal.

Or maybe, 2 categories. One for Refurbs, One for Brand Spanking new. Can't imagine for all 12 days of items you'd find refurbs anyway...

obviously im on the side of refurbs!!

Original Poster

Ok - I think highguyuk has a good solution here to keep everyone happy....

...refurbs should and will still be included, and would be mentioned in the final posting onto the main board if appropriate (and cheaper!). However, its the new, non-refurb winner whose deal will be given precedence.

Our cheapest so far is therefore back to barneydog (you're still in!) and mrmr25 with their 2GB Compact MP3 Player Jump Drive from the US which converts to £13.05 delivered.

£13.05 is the price to beat for non refurbs.
£8.61 - QUIDCO is the price to beat for refurbs.

Hope that sorts it

Good compromise!

MY ENTRY IS...
]http//ww…tml

This is actually 4GB, rather than 2GB and is the princely sum of £11.95 delivered - apparently!

Original Poster

Mike73

MY ENTRY … MY ENTRY IS...http://www.mall.hk/product_info.php?info=p503{1}13_4GB-4-GB-MP3-Shuffle-Player-with-Samsung-Memory--iPod-Style-.htmlThis is actually 4GB, rather than 2GB and is the princely sum of £11.95 delivered - apparently!



Hi Mike,

Please read the rules with regards to £ conversions at the start of this thread, do the actual conversion with xe.com and let us know what it is.

Thanks
zarguio

thats a really good price for a 4gb!!
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