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Supermod

Hi - that isn't something which the HUKD social media team will stop doing. If there is a glitch/misprice available, it is available to everyone. If it is cancelled, no harm done.

Do also consider that it isn't just HUKD Facebook/Twitter/Google+ posting this information.

They are obviously doing it to get more traffic to HUKD and in turn adding to their revenue.

Incase you hadn't noticed, this is a deal sharing site.
Edited by: "Canary0500" 1st Jan 2015

I can see from the retailer's perspective that it's like the HUKD admin team are purposefully exacerbating problems. Egging the public on to abuse glitches on websites that cost companies money and time to put right.

Of course it's different if it's just a good price, but if it's things going through for 5p then clearly it isn't right. That's when it seems a bit morally wrong to me.

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josephmccowie

I can see from the retailer's perspective that it's like the HUKD admin … I can see from the retailer's perspective that it's like the HUKD admin team are purposefully exacerbating problems. Egging the public on to abuse glitches on websites that cost companies money and time to put right. Of course it's different if it's just a good price, but if it's things going through for 5p then clearly it isn't right. That's when it seems a bit morally wrong to me.



I agree but I'm looking at it from a consumer point of view. Surely it's better for the community if say 20 people get the glitch rather than 1000 orders which all get cancelled. If hukd stopped posting glitches to fb etc then more people would visit the hukd main site. Also the more glitches honoured the more of a reputation hukd gets for alerting people to glitches which in turn increases the site traffic and revenue. Basically whilst in the short term it may increase traffic which will then decrease if people aren't getting glitches honoured because of the number of orders. In the long term traffic will increase. I don't know about others but people are getting reluctant to post a glitch they have taken advantage of as if it's posted to fb it's almost guaranteed to get all the orders cancelled including their own.

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Canary0500

Incase you hadn't noticed, this is a deal sharing site.



By all means post on the hukd site but once it's posted to fb Twitter etc it's almost guaranteed to get all the orders cancelled due to the sheer number of orders.

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barrel24

CommentBy all means post on the hukd site but once it's posted to fb … CommentBy all means post on the hukd site but once it's posted to fb Twitter etc it's almost guaranteed to get all the orders cancelled due to the sheer number of orders.



You don't honestly think that any of these retailers are not watching HUKD do you?

Companies have these "glitches" to reel customers in. yes they will honour some of the orders as a 'goodwill' gesture but i'm pretty sure Monster supplements recent "glitch" has made them some amount of money or at least got rid of a load of rubbish stock.

Basically they claimed the free gift was an item worth £20 but you could get it for 99p if you bought one of their mousemats. Yes i know this because they sent me said crap mousemat and a note saying "due to unforeseen order levels we have run out of stock of the free gift" Hers a voucher for 5% off your next order.

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BuzzDuraband

You don't honestly think that any of these retailers are not watching … You don't honestly think that any of these retailers are not watching HUKD do you?



I know retailers watch hukd but as I say they are more likely to honour a few glitch orders than thousands. It's not about letting the retailer know it's about fb and tw as once it's posted on there there will be thousands of orders.

Loads of deals are shared on their FB and Twitter site. They won't hold back on making loads of money via clickthroughs just because you want to get a good deal on something!! Well, personally I think glitches where it's obviously a glitch (like the recent 1p Amazon fiasco) should be made fraud in law. It can put businesses under for the sake of a greedy customer bragging they got 500 serving spoons for 5p etc.
My twopenneth everyone, athankyou...

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momartin

Loads of deals are shared on their FB and Twitter site. They won't hold … Loads of deals are shared on their FB and Twitter site. They won't hold back on making loads of money via clickthroughs just because you want to get a good deal on something!! Well, personally I think glitches where it's obviously a glitch (like the recent 1p Amazon fiasco) should be made fraud in law. It can put businesses under for the sake of a greedy customer bragging they got 500 serving spoons for 5p etc. My twopenneth everyone, athankyou...




I believe that a large corporate company such as halfords. Tesco. Amazon etc should by law have to honour a set percentage of misprice or glitch orders or pay a set fine to a pot that helps out small businesses and charities when they get into financial difficulty. Small businesses would not come under this law as it could bankrupt them but this would make large corporations tighten up on procedures etc.

Strongly agree OP i believe these should be limited to our community and not advertised all over social media, after all we find the deals, we post the deals and were the ones loosing out on such things.

I understand why HUKD do it, but if they just gave us for example 45 minutes before doing it, our members would have a chance to place there orders before the websites crash / orders flood in.

Or we should have an option when posting to exclude ourselfs from social media advertisments

AStonedRaichu

Strongly agree OP i believe these should be limited to our community and … Strongly agree OP i believe these should be limited to our community and not advertised all over social media, after all we find the deals, we post the deals and were the ones loosing out on such things. I understand why HUKD do it, but if they just gave us for example 45 minutes before doing it, our members would have a chance to place there orders before the websites crash / orders flood in. Or we should have an option when posting to exclude ourselfs from social media advertisments



The original information (taken from the merchant's web sites, the national press, radio/television advertising, & so on) is not restricted to just the members of this site, so why do you consider it to be private?

This site is also not the only source of a collection of ongoing offers available to the public.

momartin hit the nail on the head ... we shouldn't be debating whether these glitches should be communicated to the wider audience in case HUKD members miss out. We should be debating whether it's morally correct to allow these so called deals when the small businesses affected could be made bankrupt because of it. I was appalled by the way some of the HUKD members behaved during the Amazon 1p deals.

gerrymig

momartin hit the nail on the head ... we shouldn't be debating whether … momartin hit the nail on the head ... we shouldn't be debating whether these glitches should be communicated to the wider audience in case HUKD members miss out. We should be debating whether it's morally correct to allow these so called deals when the small businesses affected could be made bankrupt because of it. I was appalled by the way some of the HUKD members behaved during the Amazon 1p deals.



Many examples of this type of subject matter exist:
"Your favourite HUKD Glitch/Misprice/loophole bargain thread - Share your success stories and best bargains" (Syzable[mod]; posted 3 years, 2 months ago)

One of the "Blog Network" sites seems to revel in some occurrences too; here is an example from back in 2011:
[ bitterwallet.com/dea…801 ]

I posted a comment upon that blog entry pointing back to a thread here:
[ hotukdeals.com/dea…123 ]


The HotUKDeals.com site exists as a personal venture for Admin (& Mrs Admin) to make money.

It may have started as a great crusade for the "Deal Vikings" of the Interwebz, but today the only parties served by the site are those making revenue from it.

Even if the site did not exist, though, another site would be reporting the price "glitches".

It is just human nature to want to get something as cheaply as possible... often at the expense of somebody else.

The HotUKDeals.com site exists as a personal venture for Admin (& Mrs Admin) to make money.
Totally agree, we are unpaid contributors to their retirement fund

Even if the site did not exist, though, another site would be reporting the price "glitches".
I'm sure they would but that still doesn't make it right

It is just human nature to want to get something as cheaply as possible... often at the expense of somebody else.[/quote]
There is a difference between a bargain and greed (at someone elses expense) as displayed by the vultures ordering 10 or more items... just because they could

You always make a good and well supported point fp ...
Edited by: "gerrymig" 3rd Jan 2015

fanpages

The original information (taken from the merchant's web sites, the … The original information (taken from the merchant's web sites, the national press, radio/television advertising, & so on) is not restricted to just the members of this site, so why do you consider it to be private?This site is also not the only source of a collection of ongoing offers available to the public.



I'm not saying it is the only source of information but like the Wrappz glitch yesterday as soon as it went on facebook the site became unusable due the amount of traffic. HUKD has 600,000 followers on facebook and each post potentially reaches millions of peoples news feeds. Its damaging companies who honor them and HUKD just sit back and roll in the pennys from the clicks

AStonedRaichu

I'm not saying it is the only source of information but like the Wrappz … I'm not saying it is the only source of information but like the Wrappz glitch yesterday as soon as it went on facebook the site became unusable due the amount of traffic.



Sorry, I didn't notice the site being unusable. Well, not more than usual. When was that?

AStonedRaichu

HUKD has 600,000 followers on facebook and each post potentially reaches … HUKD has 600,000 followers on facebook and each post potentially reaches millions of peoples news feeds.



It potentially is not read by millions of people too.

AStonedRaichu

Its damaging companies who honor them



They can simply not do that, or stop at a certain limit (time based, quantity, or loss of revenue).

AStonedRaichu

and HUKD just sit back and roll in the pennys from the clicks



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