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I am very wary about bulk buys. I used to belong to a forum that did some and the problem is (a) they are a huge administrative hassle and (b) they always end up in a spat at some point. I know what you're saying but at this point we have enough admin headaches in things like fs/ft to look at doing bulk buys and handling money, delivery, etc etc. So I think at this point I wouldn't be too responsive about allowing it on the site.

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I am very wary about bulk buys. I used to belong to a forum that did some … I am very wary about bulk buys. I used to belong to a forum that did some and the problem is (a) they are a huge administrative hassle and (b) they always end up in a spat at some point. I know what you're saying but at this point we have enough admin headaches in things like fs/ft to look at doing bulk buys and handling money, delivery, etc etc. So I think at this point I wouldn't be too responsive about allowing it on the site.


Thanks for the reply.
I can imagine that it could end up as an administrative nightmare, just thought I'd share my thoughts

Its a shame that you couldnt contact a specific company and work out a deal on a certain item, then all payments go direct to that company, and they post it out to the individuals - if that makes sense...

That would save everyone time and hassle, but you'd have to find a company willing to do it

They have done deals like this on the DVD Forums Bargain Section before, Big Pockets had some cheap External drives but needed at least 100 people to register their interest first before they would commit to the deal, they then handled it all themselves their end.

But Big Pockets are one of the sponsors of that board so that's how that became available there.

Well hopefully we can eventually work on more exclusive discounts with our huge member base like the one we have with SVP. So it pays to tell your friends about HotUKDeals.

Nice bit of marketing there ducky!

It's true though...

I like the idea saving money is always good, but only if it would be safe. Trust issues would be a problem for me.
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