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because the poster doesnt know but sometimes the deal can be in all the stores nationwide like a couple that i have picked in the past.
So why keep it a secret?

Edited by: "garbage456" 22nd May 2011

Good idea

There was an offer today, probably store specific and the OP stated "Took the last one"
Edited by: "wbmkk" 22nd May 2011

QUOTE from OP;-What do store specific deals bring to the site ? It's fine for 0.0000001% of the population and even then the stock they are carrying is in single digits. Not to mention the fact I've seen some of the spastic deals reach over 1000oC which is nothing of the sort.

lots of deals reach 1000oC plus like the latest HTC desire S deal but we would have to wait 2 days for the working Monday to find out if the deal is going through or not.

wbmkk

Good ideaThere was an offer today, probably store specific and the OP … Good ideaThere was an offer today, probably store specific and the OP stated "Took the last one"



lol

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garbage456

because the poster doesnt know but sometimes the deal can be in all the … because the poster doesnt know but sometimes the deal can be in all the stores nationwide like a couple that i have picked in the past. So why keep it a secret?



Wouldn't it be easier to ask if its a nationwide price when buying ?

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wbmkk

Good ideaThere was an offer today, probably store specific and the OP … Good ideaThere was an offer today, probably store specific and the OP stated "Took the last one"



lol. I bet it got to 2 million degree's too.

Banned

Surely its time to ban them ?



and how do you know its store specific until its been posted and others have tried in their local stores, or do you expect the person who found the deal to spend a couple of weeks travelling round every tesco in the country to see if theres more available?

581d

Wouldn't it be easier to ask if its a nationwide price when buying ?



most shop staff wouldn't know

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garbage456

QUOTE from OP;-What do store specific deals bring to the site ? It's fine … QUOTE from OP;-What do store specific deals bring to the site ? It's fine for 0.0000001% of the population and even then the stock they are carrying is in single digits. Not to mention the fact I've seen some of the spastic deals reach over 1000oC which is nothing of the sort. lots of deals reach 1000oC plus like the latest HTC desire S deal but we would have to wait 2 days for the working Monday to find out if the deal is going through or not.



That bears little resemblance to what I have just said. That HTC deal was available to everyone. Ok, it got to a high temp before its time but that is another thing altogether.

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Surely its time to ban them ?

581d

Wouldn't it be easier to ask if its a nationwide price when buying ?



Dont ask shop staff then. Take about 20 secs to search the net when you get home to find another store local, give them a ring, ask if they have 'X' for 'X price'

done.
Edited by: "581d" 22nd May 2011

581d

Dont ask shop staff then. Take about 20 secs to search the net when you … Dont ask shop staff then. Take about 20 secs to search the net when you get home to find another store local, give them a ring, ask if they have 'X' for 'X price'done.



Or when they post the deal you could ring your local store yourself.

Ringing stores is often frowned upon though, like you are regarding as tipping off the store.
I've seen quite a few posts on here slating folks for contacting stores and offers then being withdrawn.
Mind, i've been on the site for years, so seen quite a lot but not seen it all

Banned

581d

Dont ask shop staff then. Take about 20 secs to search the net when you … Dont ask shop staff then. Take about 20 secs to search the net when you get home to find another store local, give them a ring, ask if they have 'X' for 'X price'done.



and if that store has sold out yet another 750 stores in the uk have 50 each in stock then the deal doesn't get seen by anyone.

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colinsunderland

and if that store has sold out yet another 750 stores in the uk have 50 … and if that store has sold out yet another 750 stores in the uk have 50 each in stock then the deal doesn't get seen by anyone.



Regardless if it has sold out or not, they will still know what the price of it was.

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Syzable

Or when they post the deal you could ring your local store yourself.



lol, ok someone posts a deal, and I'm expected to ring a store to verify it ? good grief.

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boydent999

Ringing stores is often frowned upon though, like you are regarding as … Ringing stores is often frowned upon though, like you are regarding as tipping off the store.I've seen quite a few posts on here slating folks for contacting stores and offers then being withdrawn.Mind, i've been on the site for years, so seen quite a lot but not seen it all



If its nationwide it wont be withdrawn. If its a deal that causes a store to remove it then its store specific and shouldnt be on the site anyway imo.

Banned

581d

Regardless if it has sold out or not, they will still know what the price … Regardless if it has sold out or not, they will still know what the price of it was.



and how will they know if theres stock in any other store?
The DSG £?.97 deals are priced up nationwide but there may only be 3 in the whole country, so are you saying its ok to post them as the price is correct but theres no stock anywhere?

581d

If its nationwide it wont be withdrawn. If its a deal that causes a store … If its nationwide it wont be withdrawn. If its a deal that causes a store to remove it then its store specific and shouldnt be on the site anyway imo.

Why? It could be nationwide and a mis-price - place is littered with them.
This site will never be an exact science, some you win, some you don't
Why does it matter anyway if it *is* store specific, good luck to those who gain from it.
Should we ban national/regional offers too? A sale in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, South of England is no use to me but will be to a great many.......

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colinsunderland

and how will they know if theres stock in any other store?The DSG £?.97 … and how will they know if theres stock in any other store?The DSG £?.97 deals are priced up nationwide but there may only be 3 in the whole country, so are you saying its ok to post them as the price is correct but theres no stock anywhere?



you are missing the point, its still a nationwide deal. regardless of 3 stock on the planet, that 3 stock are available to everyone.

Banned

581d

lol, ok someone posts a deal, and I'm expected to ring a store to verify … lol, ok someone posts a deal, and I'm expected to ring a store to verify it ? good grief.



lol, I have to go to the trouble of finding a deal, photo, description, posting it and spend money on a phone call to other shops just to save others making a phone call? good grief.

Store specific deals can be annoying but unless you check you never know, I've seen loads of deals on here that people say 'it will be store specific' then the next 20 posts are 'not in my store' then you get some posting that they got it in other stores, so the only way to be sure is contact numerous shops in numerous parts of the country, if you expect anyone to do that before posting then you are mad.

581d

you are missing the point, its still a nationwide deal. regardless of 3 … you are missing the point, its still a nationwide deal. regardless of 3 stock on the planet, that 3 stock are available to everyone.



how is stock thats available in a 3 stores 300 miles away from me any more or less available than a single shop having the stock 300 miles away?

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boydent999

Why? It could be nationwide and a mis-price - place is littered with … Why? It could be nationwide and a mis-price - place is littered with them. This site will never be an exact science, some you win, some you don'tWhy does it matter anyway if it *is* store specific, good luck to those who gain from it.Should we ban national/regional offers too? A sale in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, South of England is no use to me but will be to a great many.......



why does it matter if its store specific ? you are not seriously expecting me to answer that when its clear I have answered it in my very first post.

Regional offers ? I've never seen any regional offers but that has nothing at all to do with my original question.

581d

why does it matter if its store specific ? you are not seriously … why does it matter if its store specific ? you are not seriously expecting me to answer that when its clear I have answered it in my very first post.


I am expecting you to answer - it's clear from the replies that only you seem to have an issue with it. If it's store specific and you miss out, move on.
At point of deal being posted it's highly unlikely that the OP know's it store specific, single digit, single store - and as has been said, no one is gonna do all the ringing around to find that out.
The folks on here who post deals do so to help other's, not like there is any personal gain is there? I'm grateful that folks post deals cos i have took advantage more of what i have given back that's for sure

581d

Regional offers ? I've never seen any regional offers but that has … Regional offers ? I've never seen any regional offers but that has nothing at all to do with my original question.


Look harder lol - what about when a store opens, opening offers and it's 200 miles from where i live. Doesn't mean it's not a hot deal just means i've got a drive on my hands which i won't be making but i can still be subjective enough to decide it's a hot deal


Edited by: "boydent999" 22nd May 2011

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581d

lol, ok someone posts a deal, and I'm expected to ring a store to verify … lol, ok someone posts a deal, and I'm expected to ring a store to verify it ? good grief.

581d

you are missing the point, its still a nationwide deal. regardless of 3 … you are missing the point, its still a nationwide deal. regardless of 3 stock on the planet, that 3 stock are available to everyone.



where in gods name did you get it that the stock is 300 miles away ? did you just make that number up in your head ? be honest now, it makes your nonsensical debate much more relevant doesnt it ?

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581d

why does it matter if its store specific ? you are not seriously … why does it matter if its store specific ? you are not seriously expecting me to answer that when its clear I have answered it in my very first post.

581d

Regional offers ? I've never seen any regional offers but that has … Regional offers ? I've never seen any regional offers but that has nothing at all to do with my original question.



That is very clear, I do seem to be the only one with an 'issue' with it as you say. I'll bow out as I'm the only one out of nearly 370,000 members.

Banned

581d

where in gods name did you get it that the stock is 300 miles away ? did … where in gods name did you get it that the stock is 300 miles away ? did you just make that number up in your head ? be honest now, it makes your nonsensical debate much more relevant doesnt it ?



are you on drugs?
If it is store specific then if you are whinging on about them being banned, then its probably because they are too far to travel for you. 300 miles was an example, as I'm sure everyone else reading the thread would guess.

OK, simple question, if one store in the UK has a ps3 on offer for £19.99, how is that not available to everyone?

581d

That is very clear, I do seem to be the only one with an 'issue' with it … That is very clear, I do seem to be the only one with an 'issue' with it as you say. I'll bow out as I'm the only one out of nearly 370,000 members.


It's not about bowing out. feedback often turns into stuff like this.
You clearly have an issue and no one can dispute that but alas as you have said, it is just you thus far.
We all have issues on here just we know the site won't change much

Banned

Is it only me who finds it ironic that the people who whinge the most are generally the ones who contribute the least to this site?

OP has posted 4 deals in 4 years! oO

Probably cos he couldnt be bothered to ring other stores up to confirm deal is nationwide
Edited by: "csiman" 23rd May 2011

I've had a think about the idea in the OP, and the answer is an emphatic "No".

We're going to put in a field for 'local' on the offline deals so you can add a location. Let's try that and if it looks like it's going to work we could add things like multiple locations, maps, etc as has been discussed on here before.

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Admin

We're going to put in a field for 'local' on the offline deals so you can … We're going to put in a field for 'local' on the offline deals so you can add a location. Let's try that and if it looks like it's going to work we could add things like multiple locations, maps, etc as has been discussed on here before.



Thanks, and that sounds like it could be a very good idea.

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csiman

Is it only me who finds it ironic that the people who whinge the most are … Is it only me who finds it ironic that the people who whinge the most are generally the ones who contribute the least to this site?OP has posted 4 deals in 4 years! oOProbably cos he couldnt be bothered to ring other stores up to confirm deal is nationwide



4 deals ? lol, what you fail to realise is that there was a mix up with my accounts a while back and for some unknown reason I had a duplicate. I was forced to keep this old one and the new one removed. But you wouldnt have known that would you, you just belched a pile of **** and failed miserably.

Banned

581d

4 deals ? lol, what you fail to realise is that there was a mix up with … 4 deals ? lol, what you fail to realise is that there was a mix up with my accounts a while back and for some unknown reason I had a duplicate. I was forced to keep this old one and the new one removed. But you wouldnt have known that would you, you just belched a pile of **** and failed miserably.



a mix up? you mean you created a new account? They don't just magic themselves up. What was the other account name?

Banned

581d

4 deals ? lol, what you fail to realise is that there was a mix up with … 4 deals ? lol, what you fail to realise is that there was a mix up with my accounts a while back and for some unknown reason I had a duplicate. I was forced to keep this old one and the new one removed. But you wouldnt have known that would you, you just belched a pile of **** and failed miserably.


to be fair, this whole thread is one mess of fail

stop your whining and try to give something back for once rather than just ranting off
Edited by: "csiman" 23rd May 2011

Original Poster

As the admin has answered the thread fairly, and a change has been made this thread can now fade away.

On a side not, this ignore user feature is class.

Banned

Who judges if its store specific or not?

I've posted deals before (sainsburys vb1 legendary deals) which have been in multiple stores, but very much 'store specific'. Howwever, at the time of posting, you may well have claimed they were store specific, and many people could have lost out.

No ban.

Banned

581d

As the admin has answered the thread fairly, and a change has been made … As the admin has answered the thread fairly, and a change has been made this thread can now fade away.On a side not, this ignore user feature is class.



hmmm using a multi but wont say what the name was, were you ripping people off or something?

Admin

We're going to put in a field for 'local' on the offline deals so you can … We're going to put in a field for 'local' on the offline deals so you can add a location. Let's try that and if it looks like it's going to work we could add things like multiple locations, maps, etc as has been discussed on here before.


To be fair, the amount of deals that aren't posted correctly currently makes me smile, things such as store/company, price, price inc delivery, etc and now, you're gonna add another element to posting a deal?
I can see folks not adding this, not quite knowing what to do with it and it just being an un-necessary element

Edited by: "boydent999" 24th May 2011

I have a problem with banning store specific (i.e location specific) deals and that is - where do you draw the line?

Is it a distance, is it the cost of traveling there, is the possible stock levels?

Is it that certain stores simply do not have in stock or carry certain item in different locations?, Some stores like John Lewis if they have stock in one area might deliver them to another even though they don't have them themselves, the Dyson deal for me was a good example where even though the Sheffield store didn't have them they got one from Cardiff for me.

Do you want to ban the hot Costco, Macro etc deals, some of them seem to be very store specific and even so most people can't get them anyway.

Are you going to ban Waitrose delivery vouchers, they are nearer to me but they won't deliver to my address even though my nearest Sainsburys will who are further away will?

At the end of the day if a store has something that is worth my time and trouble going there I might consider it.

As a last point think about this, if you have to go the supposedly 300 miles to get something you want is it worth it for you?, it might be a new store opening etc, if they are offering something worth £10k to you for £100, you might go out of your way to get it
.
All deals are like this (though the example is meant as an complete exaggeration) - it is completely a matter of degrees.
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