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to be honest with your example £50 more than buying it new just as it has 2gb ram upgrade is way over the odds, as i upgraded mine and the RAM was £15.. so he is profiteering by £35

i understand your point about the car example though
Edited by: "winifer" 30th Apr 2011

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don't see the problem there TBH, he is obviously selling for more than he paid, and hasn't said its a refurb either

Don't see how that can be viewed as profiteering. The seller had to do some work to the laptop to get it in working condition (download and install missing drivers) which maybe cost £20 for a shop to do, he then bought 2gb memory which can be very expensive if bought from high street retailers (£30-£40), and he was including original 1gb too. Bit harsh IMO
Edited by: "Deano467" 30th Apr 2011

Deano467

Don't see how that can be viewed as profiteering. The seller had to do … Don't see how that can be viewed as profiteering. The seller had to do some work to the laptop to get it in working condition (download and install missing drivers) which maybe cost £20 for a shop to do, he then bought 2gb memory which can be very expensive if bought from high street retailers (£30-£40), and he was including original 1gb too. Bit harsh IMO



Refurb = back to original so no drivers would be required at all....

2GB = £15/20 online, to install you have to unscrew 1 screw, take out old ram put in new ram, put screw back in.. The idea of the site if to get stuff as cheap as possible, so if buyer wanted to do it to the laptop they would most likely get it off the internet if it is half the price..

Original 1Gb Ram is worth nothing - I looked on ebay to see if i could get anything for the one i had left over and none are selling..

Original Poster

Can we take the attention off my initial example of the unfortunate fellas laptop. It was just an example which made me think, from the reactions above I can clearly see many of you also view the line between profiteering and value of time a cloudy decision. I was more seeking a statement as to whether the input of time to improve a product had a possitive effect on the products HUKD value?

I was also keen to see if anyone else had noticed a significant reduction in the number of deals being posted?

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Mp2609

Can we take the attention off my initial example of the unfortunate … Can we take the attention off my initial example of the unfortunate fellas laptop. It was just an example which made me think, from the reactions above I can clearly see many of you also view the line between profiteering and value of time a cloudy decision. I was more seeking a statement as to whether the input of time to improve a product had a possitive effect on the products HUKD value?I was also keen to see if anyone else had noticed a significant reduction in the number of deals being posted?


time spent isnt allowed to be taken into consideration for increasing an items value

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csiman

time spent isnt allowed to be taken into consideration for increasing an … time spent isnt allowed to be taken into consideration for increasing an items value





So to clarify, if I purchase a broken car (say with no engine) and then place an engine in the car, pass MOT etc, the car for HUKD purposes is still only worth the original value?

Thanks for your time, just an intriguing concept for the forum rules.

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Mp2609

So to clarify, if I purchase a broken car (say with no engine) and then … So to clarify, if I purchase a broken car (say with no engine) and then place an engine in the car, pass MOT etc, the car for HUKD purposes is still only worth the original value? Thanks for your time, just an intriguing concept for the forum rules.


but a new engine, mot pass etc isnt TIME so irrelevant.

Mp2609

Thanks for your time, just an intriguing concept for the forum rules.



If time was considered in any way as a factor of price, then someone would be making money for the use of their time, which would be trader (like) behaviour, quite clearly and correctly against the FS/FT rules.

As for posting less deals, theres always a small seasonal variation (things are always busiest in the run up to Christmas and then probably quietest around this time of year) but that said theres only 10-15% less deals posted this month than the previous few months... There has been noticably less posted in the last week or so, but then most businesses have only been open for 4 out of 8 days!
Edited by: "jah128" 30th Apr 2011

I don't post that much in deals anymore because everytime I post someting someone has to change it.

Just posted the title Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition (Blu-ray) £7.59 @ Play With Code 20BLU2

And was changed to

Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition (Blu-ray) - £7.59 (with code) @ Play

And then put Use Code - 20BLU2 in the description.

What the bloody hell was wrong when I posted, as I had been doing it that way for over 2 years ?

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Cool... another whinging thread.

Always seems to quieten down this time of year.

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philmitchell

I don't post that much in deals anymore because everytime I post someting … I don't post that much in deals anymore because everytime I post someting someone has to change it.Just posted the title Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition (Blu-ray) £7.59 @ Play With Code 20BLU2And was changed to Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition (Blu-ray) - £7.59 (with code) @ PlayAnd then put Use Code - 20BLU2 in the description.What the bloody hell was wrong when I posted, as I had been doing it that way for over 2 years ?




Fair point! Perhaps it's just someone that feels helpful or maybe just to annoy you! X)

It is something that deserves a reply though.

It seems less and less people at posting deals everyday, even with the … It seems less and less people at posting deals everyday, even with the good weather the posts have gone down,



funny that, I wonder what everyone is doing in the nice weather rather than sitting online posting deals...
Edited by: "numptyj" 30th Apr 2011

ridiculous decision to close netbook thread.
seems yet again profiteering concept is too difficult

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philmitchell

Just posted the title Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition (Blu-ray) £7.59 @ … Just posted the title Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition (Blu-ray) £7.59 @ Play With Code 20BLU2And was changed to Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition (Blu-ray) - £7.59 (with code) @ Play


Nothing wrong with what you posted philmitchell. I have edited it back to what you posted it as. I think it was edited in error whilst other thread titles were being edited i.e. many threads get posted without prices, merchant info etc in the title and it's possible your post was edited around the same time. If it happens again could you hit 'report' so someone can look into it? Thanks.

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brilly

ridiculous decision to close netbook thread.seems yet again profiteering … ridiculous decision to close netbook thread.seems yet again profiteering concept is too difficult



You can't sell for more than your purchase price. As the item included an upgrade, the OP would be entitled to add the cost of the additional components to the asking price. Therefore if he had paid £120 + £50 for the ram upgrade then the asking price of £170 would be fine.

It looks as if we were a little hasty in permanently closing the thread. The member should have been given the opportunity to confirm the additional cost and upon a satisfactory response, the thread could have been unlocked.

Edited by: "aScottishBloke" 1st May 2011

aScottishBloke

You can't sell for more than your purchase price. As the item included an … You can't sell for more than your purchase price. As the item included an upgrade, the OP would be entitled to add the cost of the additional components to the asking price. Therefore if he had paid £120 + £50 for the ram upgrade then the asking price of £170 would be fine.It looks as if we were a little hasty in permanently closing the thread. The member should have been given the opportunity to confirm the additional cost and upon a satisfactory response, the thread could have been unlocked.


actually i take it back - good decision within the rules. sorry.
never saw the refurb link points to a specific post where the guy was buying it for 120.
(am i the only one that gets the random scrolling with these links or is it me instintively looking for the top?)
very very unlikely they spent 50 on the 2gb ram.

andywedge

Nothing wrong with what you posted philmitchell. I have edited it back to … Nothing wrong with what you posted philmitchell. I have edited it back to what you posted it as. I think it was edited in error whilst other thread titles were being edited i.e. many threads get posted without prices, merchant info etc in the title and it's possible your post was edited around the same time. If it happens again could you hit 'report' so someone can look into it? Thanks.




Thanks .

its already getting worse because of the masses and masses of dvds etc. i think dvds,games,bluray needs its own section as its such a pain in the ass somedays to search through with the massive amounts of these items posted

philmitchell

Just posted the title Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition (Blu-ray) £7.59 … Just posted the title Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition (Blu-ray) £7.59 @ Play With Code 20BLU2And was changed to Predator: Ultimate Hunter Edition (Blu-ray) - £7.59 (with code) @ Play



andywedge

Nothing wrong with what you posted philmitchell. I have edited it back to … Nothing wrong with what you posted philmitchell. I have edited it back to what you posted it as. I think it was edited in error whilst other thread titles were being edited i.e. many threads get posted without prices, merchant info etc in the title and it's possible your post was edited around the same time. If it happens again could you hit 'report' so someone can look into it? Thanks.



Not the first time it has happened "in error"...

[ hotukdeals.com/fee…959 ]

Also see:

[ hotukdeals.com/fee…007 ]

...and...

[ hotukdeals.com/dea…975 ]

BFN,

fp.

Please can someone help? I'm new to this forum, how do I start a topic? I would like to make the community aware of following, assuming someone hasn't already done so;
When a 'Glitch' is reported it is of course a Massive Benefit to Consumers (and I'm one of the first to shoot down the shops), however I know for a FACT Branch Managers of a Certain Chain monitor HUKD daily and erradicate/rectify any Glitches immediately -interestingly enough I can't remember the last time this retailer had an 'Active Glitch' lasting for any amount of time.
My proposal is for Members not to Post the Retailers name in full but to 'disguise/encrypt' e.g. 'Woolworths' could be listed as *ool*orths; Any users should list the Same Retailer differently e.g. W**lwo**hs. Granted this makes genuine users 'Search' a little bit tricky, but makes it extremely difficult for a Retailer to pinpoint and correct their 'glitches' - for the same reason 'Glitch' needs to be worked around... Many Thanks

bondvillain20

Please can someone help? I'm new to this forum, how do I start a topic? I … Please can someone help? I'm new to this forum, how do I start a topic? I would like to make the community aware of following, assuming someone hasn't already done so; When a 'Glitch' is reported it is of course a Massive Benefit to Consumers (and I'm one of the first to shoot down the shops), however I know for a FACT Branch Managers of a Certain Chain monitor HUKD daily and erradicate/rectify any Glitches immediately -interestingly enough I can't remember the last time this retailer had an 'Active Glitch' lasting for any amount of time. My proposal is for Members not to Post the Retailers name in full but to 'disguise/encrypt' e.g. 'Woolworths' could be listed as *ool*orths; Any users should list the Same Retailer differently e.g. W**lwo**hs. Granted this makes genuine users 'Search' a little bit tricky, but makes it extremely difficult for a Retailer to pinpoint and correct their 'glitches' - for the same reason 'Glitch' needs to be worked around... Many Thanks




If you are looking to create a new "Misc" thread, try this hyperlink:

[ hotukdeals.com/sub…isc ]

...or a new "Feedback" thread:

[ hotukdeals.com/sub…ack ]

What you propose sounds like subject matter for a "Misc" thread, though.

BFN,

fp.
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