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Sloth/Mod

I'd like to see that. I buy quite a bit from the US like clothes etc and there are some good sites out there.

I agree with the above.
It's a global market out there and there are some pretty good deals to be had from overseas sites.

Only trouble is how do you stop the numptys out there from blaming HUKD because their £500 worth of Viagra and male appendage extenders has been confiscated by customs ?

Well the mods have indicated in the past that if they get enough recommendations for a site (eg Play Asia) from members who have use them, then they do allow foreign deals.

So maybe a better option would be to have an international recommendation thread - members recommend a site, if other established members can also vouch that recommendation - then the website could go on the merchant list....

I'd like international deals posted too - as long as they include postage and customs charges in the deal (even if there is a chance of slipping through customs without charges)

gari189

Well the mods have indicated in the past that if they get enough … Well the mods have indicated in the past that if they get enough recommendations for a site (eg Play Asia) from members who have use them, then they do allow foreign deals.So maybe a better option would be to have an international recommendation thread - members recommend a site, if other established members can also vouch that recommendation - then the website could go on the merchant list....I'd like international deals posted too - as long as they include postage and customs charges in the deal (even if there is a chance of slipping through customs without charges)



Sounds like a fair and well thought out way of doing things :thumbsup: I'd go with that.

Generally one of the reasons that we don't allow deals from abroad is that they might not be subject to the same distance selling regulations, especially if they are outside of the EU. If we WERE to allow an international board we'd only get members who were scammed in some way moaning that we should close it again...

The above procedure seems to be fine though; there's no blanket rule for any site on HUKD, just "guidelines". If you're unsure then PM a mod as we tend to deal with things onn a case-by-case basis.

Vote - Yes for international deals!

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dcx_badass

I vote no, If they deliver in the UK I want them listed in the hot deals … I vote no, If they deliver in the UK I want them listed in the hot deals bit, I'd rather have a seperate supermarket section.



Thing is, companies that are based in the UK are held to various legal requirements under the DSA which makes them safe to buy from.

yes would like to see oversea deals, as i buy a lot from america,

would help me out but thats my opinion.

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dxx

Thing is, companies that are based in the UK are held to various legal … Thing is, companies that are based in the UK are held to various legal requirements under the DSA which makes them safe to buy from.



Hmmmm. Littlewoods and Pixmania spring to mind for some reason!

Littlewoods because they are allowed - but appear to act like scam merchants and Pixmania because they are definately not UK based. (Though I did think it was mentioned EU was ok?)

Anyway, what surpised me a short while back, was the suggestion that Deal Extreme (based in Hong Kong and used by many members with good feedback) is not allowed, but some dodgy looking company based in Thailand was deemed ok. What made it look even stranger, was the fact the "company" appeared to post here within minutes of some negative responses, saying they were probably selling counterfeit goods and on within hours of the original post. That made it very suspicious to me to "turn up" so soon. Maybe they've got super speed google and saw their company name mentioned and joined for their first posts to put the record straight! An alarming smell of Haddock passed my nose at that point! So a new company no one had heard of was OK - but an "old hand" isn't! Go figure!

some dodgy looking company based in Thailand was deemed ok



And what was that?

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emmajk42

And what was that?



Couldn't remember the company name (or would have posted). But I know that you personally commented in the thread that you would be wary! Maybe it was in this forum and not the "hot deals" one. Sure it was though! From memory the company name had numbers in its title.

However - when I searched through the "company" list on the home page (to try to answer your question), Ive noticed several Far East companies - inc Deal Extreme (as of a few days ago!) So are they ok now - or slipped through the net? Hopefully the former!

guv

Couldn't remember the company name (or would have posted). But I know … Couldn't remember the company name (or would have posted). But I know that you personally commented in the thread that you would be wary! Maybe it was in this forum and not the "hot deals" one. Sure it was though! From memory the company name had numbers in its title.However - when I searched through the "company" list on the home page (to try to answer your question), Ive noticed several Far East companies - inc Deal Extreme (as of a few days ago!) So are they ok now - or slipped through the net? Hopefully the former!



I think you are recalling a thread in the misc forum... so that has nothing to do with a "deal" being allowed.

And if you look at the other thread, you'll see that deal extreme has now been approved by admin.

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emmajk42

I think you are recalling a thread in the misc forum... so that has … I think you are recalling a thread in the misc forum... so that has nothing to do with a "deal" being allowed.



Ok ta. I had suggested that may have been the case in my reply.

Did manage to ]find the post - and it didnt have a happy ending (nor sad!) I was right that you'd said be wary!!! (memory not that bad after all!):giggle:

And if you look at the other thread, you'll see that deal extreme has now … And if you look at the other thread, you'll see that deal extreme has now been approved by admin.



Had seen the thread (I think you refer) but not the approval. Thanks for that

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emmajk42

And if you look at the other thread, you'll see that deal extreme has now … And if you look at the other thread, you'll see that deal extreme has now been approved by admin.


Where is that please? do we have a list somewhere when a non UK merchant is approved?

sassie

Where is that please? do we have a list somewhere when a non UK merchant … Where is that please? do we have a list somewhere when a non UK merchant is approved?


LOL - the thread ]you started for deal extreme:)

EDIT - there is no big thread for the foreign merchants we allow, might be an idea, but there are very few of them.

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emmajk42

LOL - the thread ]you started for deal extreme:)EDIT - there is no big … LOL - the thread ]you started for deal extreme:)EDIT - there is no big thread for the foreign merchants we allow, might be an idea, but there are very few of them.


emma are you referring to post 33, i read that as merchants that had already been ok'd not deal extreme :oops:

sassie

emma are you referring to post 33, i read that as merchants that had … emma are you referring to post 33, i read that as merchants that had already been ok'd not deal extreme :oops:



They are on the list to choose from when you start a new thread.
So guess all is ok.

The prices hardly ever change at deal extreme anyway.

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GAVINLEWISHUKD

They are on the list to choose from when you start a new thread.So guess … They are on the list to choose from when you start a new thread.So guess all is ok.The prices hardly ever change at deal extreme anyway.


well as far as i knew we couldnt post from this merchant so wouldnt have even thought of checking that

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sassie

well as far as i knew we couldnt post from this merchant so wouldnt have … well as far as i knew we couldnt post from this merchant so wouldnt have even thought of checking that



To be honest, I thought the same as you. Even though I had read that thread, i thought the reference to "having to improve" meant it still wasnt allowed. I only noticed it was ok after checking for the Thai company 5555 I mentioned above.

I have to admit, I often search though Deal Extreme and have placed loads of orders with them. A couple of times, an item has been out of stock, but they've sent the rest and forward the outstanding a few days later. Better (IMHO) than many UK companies on this issue.

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guv

To be honest, I thought the same as you. Even though I had read that … To be honest, I thought the same as you. Even though I had read that thread, i thought the reference to "having to improve" meant it still wasnt allowed. I only noticed it was ok after checking for the Thai company 5555 I mentioned above.I have to admit, I often search though Deal Extreme and have placed loads of orders with them. A couple of times, an item has been out of stock, but they've sent the rest and forward the outstanding a few days later. Better (IMHO) than many UK companies on this issue.


seems alot of posts are written in a round about way, never a straight to the point answer, even when a straight to the point question is asked :roll:

sassie

seems alot of posts are written in a round about way, never a straight to … seems alot of posts are written in a round about way, never a straight to the point answer, even when a straight to the point question is asked :roll:



You've been told, there is no straight to the point answer as everything is dealt with separately.

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duckmagicuk2

You've been told, there is no straight to the point answer as everything … You've been told, there is no straight to the point answer as everything is dealt with separately.


that is total twaddle, has it been sanctioned? yes or no, whats bleedin hard about that :roll:

sassie

that is total twaddle, has it been sanctioned? yes or no, whats bleedin … that is total twaddle, has it been sanctioned? yes or no, whats bleedin hard about that :roll:



Sassie, I think it is pretty clear:

admin

I think there's enough positive feedback and people using it to post good … I think there's enough positive feedback and people using it to post good offers for it.


emmajk42

you'll see that deal extreme has now been approved by admin.



Yes.
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