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We have been saying this again & again... but some prefer to call it consumer revenge :roll:.

Not a lot we can do about it really, but I'm sure you may have noticed comments from mods in quite a few of the threads asking people not to abuse things.

But everyone wants something for nothing... and it's going to keep on happening :?

we all like to get a bargain dont we but i think there is a fine line between that and greed, one of the seven deadly sins and the fact that some stacking codes or 'abusing' deals causes orders to be cancelled etc proves that its not always the way to be :), saying that tho, im sure i wouldnt of complained if i had been brave enough to try the sainsbury wine code thing and got it delivered, discount price!!

Someone's need is others greed

emmajk42

Not a lot we can do about it really, but I'm sure you may have noticed … Not a lot we can do about it really, but I'm sure you may have noticed comments from mods in quite a few of the threads asking people not to abuse things. But everyone wants something for nothing... and it's going to keep on happening :?



I recall both yourself and other mods posting many a thread with a big 'MISPRICE' at the start of it.

Hard to take 'don't abuse the system' advice from someone who posts an obviously mispriced item on a website who's sole aim is to get as many people as possible to buy it.

As far as I'm concerned there's no such thing as abusing the system. If people stack codes or find new and interesting ways to use vouchers or someone's bright enough to create a script that grabs 200 cdwow codes instead of 1 then good luck to them.

It happens every single time and they continue to produce codes, they're not stupid, they know exactly what everyone is doing and clearly don't care enough to fix it. They'll either cancel orders or not, you roll the dice and take your chance.

The only people who whinge are those who don't get the 200 vouchers or the mispriced item, like those who do have somehow robbed them personally. You snooze, you lose.

I regularly log on and find a 13 page thread filled with people who got some bargain I'm now too late for. A big congratulations to every single one of you, I'll try and beat ya next time.

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im just curious to peoples thoughts on it.
i myself have had to stop myself buying something just because "its cheap"
but i would also think that i didnt "need" that particular item and someone else would so its better to leave it.
also i feel that most on here are just consumers looking a bit of value.
but there must be people in it purely for profit, if they can get away with a deal then its worth it to them as they lose nothing and only gain when it works.
in particular, for the mods on here, it must raise issues with where the site is going in this regard.
im convinced the site is set up for 100% genuine reasons and to help the average consumer , however these abuses of deals and codes must be annoying for the ethics of the site in general.
as i say , it annoys me as the good deals have usually gone because someone goes mental with the orders or codes, frustrating for me but for the site it must be a concern as it takes away what the whole thing is about.
annoying to think that a few people just read the deals and overkill the orders etc...seems someting that would kill the site off imo.
anyways , just trying to build the old posts up to 50 so i can pm:):):)
maybe ill catch a deal then:)
brilliant site and a super help for xmas gifts for the kids.
keep up the good work!!

Do you need 50 posts to be able to PM ? :shock:

[SIZE=2]I don't think you do :thinking:[/SIZE]

why dont you try it stevie!

Why not make mis-prices exclusive to HUKD members?
Only registered people can view them, and there is more non-registered users, than registered.
That way it wouldn't really abuse the system as its limited. It would mean an increase in members. Is that a good thing??
Anyway, just my thoughts :thinking:

There's no way to know for sure what's a misprice usually. CDwow honoured, as far as I can tell, all their orders for the 2 disc King Kong dvd set at £2.99 'before' vouchers. And left it at £2.99.

I'd call using codes obviously not designed for the product abuse... or perhaps even fraud. It's pretty much the same as usin fake money in a shop and hopin they dont notice... After all who's bright idea is it to use a laundry code against a laptop? If I was selling something I'd never accept an order from someone who had clearly used a voucher incorrectly.. would you?

seancampbell

I'd call using codes obviously not designed for the product abuse... or … I'd call using codes obviously not designed for the product abuse... or perhaps even fraud. It's pretty much the same as usin fake money in a shop and hopin they dont notice... After all who's bright idea is it to use a laundry code against a laptop? If I was selling something I'd never accept an order from someone who had clearly used a voucher incorrectly.. would you?



But these companies have accepted these codes, people have had laptops delivered using laundry codes! That's the problem. Obviously people can only abuse these things when there's scope to abuse them.

As for the mis-prices, if you look back at all the threads I've created Artemis, most, if not all, start with Mis-price? - with a question mark. A few were mis-prices, certain companies never honour these, but some companies do honour them - so people give them a try.

If you can recall quite a while ago, PS2 Finding Nemo and the Incredible games from Woolies for £2 each. That went a bit mad, but the company honoured orders of 3 or less, not the people who'd been buying in bulk for eBay. Some companies handle it very well, some don't.

It's automated acceptance... I'd love to see someone walk into say currys hand over a 10% washing machine code from the paper towards a laptop.. you'd just get laughed at. Only diff online is it's pretty anonymous.

seancampbell

It's automated acceptance... I'd love to see someone walk into say currys … It's automated acceptance... I'd love to see someone walk into say currys hand over a 10% washing machine code from the paper towards a laptop.. you'd just get laughed at. Only diff online is it's pretty anonymous.



That's the companies problem. As you say if you tried it in real life you'd get denied but the company has set it up this way to save money. It's not like they don't know what's going on but the money they lose through automated mistakes is more than covered by the money they gain through fully automating their system. If it wasn't then they'd soon change their system.

It's now beginning to happen in real life too as supermarkets have started installling more and more self service tills. They have obviously done the maths and worked out that any money they lose from shoplifting or mispriced items is more than made up for by the wages they save.

Companies make decisions like that all the time. I've done it myself.

I've done it myself.

What Artemis...shoplifted!!! LOL

currychops

I've done it myself.What Artemis...shoplifted!!! LOL



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