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Topic # 64879 24-Jul-2010 15:31
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Today on 1day - Red Faction WHY PAY $99.95? Today only $49.99!

Mighty Ape are selling the same game for $29.99 every day.

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  Reply # 355809 24-Jul-2010 15:35
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FAIL indeed!

Sometimes companies don't care what the RRP might be now, they continue to quote what the RRP was on day one of release.

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  Reply # 355817 24-Jul-2010 15:47
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Must be hard being as perfect as you guys and not get anything wrong...ever.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 355826 24-Jul-2010 16:02
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newznz: Must be hard being as perfect as you guys and not get anything wrong...ever.


Who said it was about getting something wrong?

I'm just pointing out that 1day isn't always as cheap as it looks...

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  Reply # 355828 24-Jul-2010 16:04
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Then if it isn't wrong then how is it a fail? The don't say they have the cheapest prices...just 3 bargins for 1 day.



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  Reply # 355829 24-Jul-2010 16:06
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It's a fail because the WHY PAY figure is rediculous... it should be "Why pay $29.99. Today only $49.99." :)

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  Reply # 355830 24-Jul-2010 16:07
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lol =)

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  Reply # 355837 24-Jul-2010 16:27


heavenlywild: FAIL indeed!

Sometimes companies don't care what the RRP might be now, they continue to quote what the RRP was on day one of release.



They have to be careful that they don't breach the faiir trading act when they use comparison pricing. If they say 'why pay $xx' then they do actually have to be for sale for that price somewhere else, and if you ask them, they have to tell you.The RRP is irrelevant, becuase noone maybe selling it for the RRP, and the RRP is just a guide anyway, and is more a guide for the retailer than the end consumer.



PS Mighty apes price is a special price, NOT and everyday price, as it say's their normal list price is $129, which is actually higher than 1days 'why pay price'. I think a lot of people get sucked in with these deal websites, thinking they are getting a good deal, when sometimes the price is still higher than you can get in stores. You can actually get good deals at normal retailers when they have slaes or clearances.



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  Reply # 355838 24-Jul-2010 16:29
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1day can be great for some things though.

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  Reply # 355840 24-Jul-2010 16:36

simon14: 1day can be great for some things though.


I agree. However the good deals are few and far between these days, and it sucks how no they often don't let you share shipping on items, as sometimes the shipping price is almost as much as the item itself. I got some good deals on icebreaker gear, as well as some nike stuff. There wine site however is not cheap, and you can often get better deals at the supermarket. You also take a risk when buying some stuff such as clothing, because of sizing, and you really don't know until you try it on whether it will fit.

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  Reply # 355843 24-Jul-2010 16:50
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robbyp: I think a lot of people get sucked in with these deal websites, thinking they are getting a good deal, when sometimes the price is still higher than you can get in stores.


Same with people buying things on Trade Me - many times I saw people buying second hand mobile phones for up to $50 more than a brand new one in store. And they still think it was a great deal, just because it was from Trade Me...





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  Reply # 355930 24-Jul-2010 22:21
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freitasm: 

Same with people buying things on Trade Me - many times I saw people buying second hand mobile phones for up to $50 more than a brand new one in store. And they still think it was a great deal, just because it was from Trade Me...



I've been burnt by that with both car parts and electronics. I had some excess 'as new' gear. I listed it at a FAIR price and got all these questions from people saying "why so cheap, what's wrong with it?" just cause other sellers were trying to rip them off.... Yell

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  Reply # 355970 25-Jul-2010 06:41
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I bought a cheap sansa mp3 player (c20) a while back from 1day but ended up being a refurbished player with battery that only last for a few minutes. Haven't bought anything from 1day since. Not exactly a bargain. Anyway I decided to modified the data cable so it can be powered from a AC-USB adaptor and used the sansa as a simple radio in my garage.

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