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Mommabear
03-12-2012, 12:54 PM
He's just been sitting on the floor in some kind of protest at the Karl Lagerfeld fragrance price being too low. Don't have a go at the viewers Peter, it's hardly anything to do with them :wonder:

Is he taking acting lessons?

merryone
03-12-2012, 01:47 PM
He's just been sitting on the floor in some kind of protest at the Karl Lagerfeld fragrance price being too low. Don't have a go at the viewers Peter, it's hardly anything to do with them :wonder:

Is he taking acting lessons?

They know exactly how much each product's gonna sell for, and that includes the perfumes. There are some slight variations, but it's always going to be between x and y pounds, so why they have to try and act surprised/cross or a mixture of the two, beats me. In fact it beats me why they bother with all the pretence in the first place. It's no longer an auction channel. For the well known branded prodcuts they start with a price which is usually the highest retail price an item has ever sold for on the high street, give us the patter, then squawk, squawk, and a few quid comes off the price,a bit more patter until another couple of squawks come along and the price goes down to just above the price they've decided it's going for, a bit more patter, and along come the last squawks.At this stage, through the presenter's earpieces a person in the gallery is reminding them to act and look surprised/cross/ or a mixture of the two.(roll around the floor even, if that's what floats your boat!) If the product doesn't appear to be "flying out of the door" tell 'em we're putting a clock on, so we can hurry on to the next piece of tat! With unbranded items, see above only with the start price...pluck any amount out of the air!
I love the way they get all excited when there's a non stop drop, we're not going to finish this auction until either all the stock has gone, or the price has dropped to a pound, they act as though this is some wonderful thing, in the old days, this is how the channel ran all the time! Shouldn't moan too much though,as things seem to be getting a lot better than they were!

monoboobooba
03-12-2012, 01:57 PM
They know exactly how much each product's gonna sell for, and that includes the perfumes. There are some slight variations, but it's always going to be between x and y pounds, so why they have to try and act surprised/cross or a mixture of the two, beats me. In fact it beats me why they bother with all the pretence in the first place. It's no longer an auction channel. For the well known branded prodcuts they start with a price which is usually the highest retail price an item has ever sold for on the high street, give us the patter, then squawk, squawk, and a few quid comes off the price,a bit more patter until another couple of squawks come along and the price goes down to just above the price they've decided it's going for, a bit more patter, and along come the last squawks.At this stage, through the presenter's earpieces a person in the gallery is reminding them to act and look surprised/cross/ or a mixture of the two.(roll around the floor even, if that's what floats your boat!) If the product doesn't appear to be "flying out of the door" tell 'em we're putting a clock on, so we can hurry on to the next piece of tat! With unbranded items, see above only with the start price...pluck any amount out of the air!
I love the way they get all excited when there's a non stop drop, we're not going to finish this auction until either all the stock has gone, or the price has dropped to a pound, they act as though this is some wonderful thing, in the old days, this is how the channel ran all the time! Shouldn't moan too much though,as things seem to be getting a lot better than they were!

I've always wished buyers used their ol' noggins on a non-stop drop and wait until something which actually is worth 50 or 60 quid or so reach pennies. Although we'd probably be waiting until the next morning becausee the rate at which the drop stops slows to an almost stand still!

The Insider
03-12-2012, 02:07 PM
Imagine if the poor sweat shop workers sat on the floor in protest at how little Peter Sherlock agrees to pay for these cheap ass fragrances...

Mommabear
03-12-2012, 02:16 PM
I've always wished buyers used their ol' noggins on a non-stop drop and wait until something which actually is worth 50 or 60 quid or so reach pennies. Although we'd probably be waiting until the next morning becausee the rate at which the drop stops slows to an almost stand still!

Oh I wish that too lol

I've noticed on a few occasions that the price (after the initial start) doesn't drop for ages and then when there's callers on the line the price drops by 1p's

Mommabear
03-12-2012, 02:19 PM
They know exactly how much each product's gonna sell for, and that includes the perfumes. There are some slight variations, but it's always going to be between x and y pounds, so why they have to try and act surprised/cross or a mixture of the two, beats me. In fact it beats me why they bother with all the pretence in the first place. It's no longer an auction channel. For the well known branded prodcuts they start with a price which is usually the highest retail price an item has ever sold for on the high street, give us the patter, then squawk, squawk, and a few quid comes off the price,a bit more patter until another couple of squawks come along and the price goes down to just above the price they've decided it's going for, a bit more patter, and along come the last squawks.At this stage, through the presenter's earpieces a person in the gallery is reminding them to act and look surprised/cross/ or a mixture of the two.(roll around the floor even, if that's what floats your boat!) If the product doesn't appear to be "flying out of the door" tell 'em we're putting a clock on, so we can hurry on to the next piece of tat! With unbranded items, see above only with the start price...pluck any amount out of the air!
I love the way they get all excited when there's a non stop drop, we're not going to finish this auction until either all the stock has gone, or the price has dropped to a pound, they act as though this is some wonderful thing, in the old days, this is how the channel ran all the time! Shouldn't moan too much though,as things seem to be getting a lot better than they were!

It's annoying now. They do sell the same things over and over. The shocked Sunday look is the same again on Monday and Tuesday, even though the price is more or less the same.

Wirral70
03-12-2012, 04:44 PM
Peter Sherlock says he isn't a particularly spiritual person but the smell of Lolita Lempicka 'is proof there is something better out there'.

What a load of tosh.

Chris lorenzo
03-12-2012, 04:54 PM
Like sherlocks bringing us all the best deals...i mean his managing to fly across the world to bring us the worlds leading brands and scents......so any chance he can stop off and chat to chanel,boss,armani instead if waltzing off down some back alley and meeting up with jean paul dupont ?

Adam82
03-12-2012, 04:55 PM
Fool and ignoramus Peter Simon I'm afraid lost all creditably, John scott mentioned him on rocks and co.

Chris lorenzo
03-12-2012, 05:03 PM
Watching sherlock and simon flogging some ferrari perfume...genuine mistake at 14.99 ...sherlocks paid over the odds again....y do bid employ him ...everything he buys he sells for less

merryone
03-12-2012, 05:12 PM
Watching sherlock and simon flogging some ferrari perfume...genuine mistake at 14.99 ...sherlocks paid over the odds again....y do bid employ him ...everything he buys he sells for less

Genuine Ferrari....that's a laugh!!!!! Once made a comment to a friend of ours that was smelling particularly pleasant, and he said it's Ferrari, and I paid less than a fiver for it in Poundstretcher....Nowt wrong with the scent, it's actually very nice, but it's cheap and has absolutely no staying power as OH bought some and the bottle was gone in a very short time...false economy!

Chris lorenzo
03-12-2012, 05:14 PM
Again item after item....sherlocks paid more than its selling for...and the two of them just cant believe it....amazing how the run of sherlocks buying skills continues on the downturn

merryone
03-12-2012, 05:20 PM
Again item after item....sherlocks paid more than its selling for...and the two of them just cant believe it....amazing how the run of sherlocks buying skills continues on the downturn

Could be true, 'cause as we know the real profits are being made through charging the customer at least double the amount it REALLY costs to send the items to us!

deanos
03-12-2012, 08:41 PM
They will pay the courier about 2 to deliver each item maybe less than that so they will be selling at a loss on the item but making a profit overall when you add in call charges and P+P

Adam82
03-12-2012, 11:18 PM
Peter Sherlock is an absolute ignoramus.

Paul_s
04-12-2012, 06:20 AM
They will pay the courier about 2 to deliver each item maybe less than that so they will be selling at a loss on the item but making a profit overall when you add in call charges and P+P

Has anyone ever thought of what happens when the courier picks up the parcel?

Charge to drive through gate: 2.53
Charge to call customer services to query delivery: 1.53
Charge to leave premisis: 7.99
Charge to talk to a member of staff: 9.99

Signed autograph of Mike Mason: 23.99
Painted cariture of Mike Mason by Thomas Ginkade (alter ego): 399.99

:grin:

merryone
04-12-2012, 09:03 AM
Peter Sherlock is an absolute ignoramus.

That he most certainly is NOT. You can actually tell he's a very educated bloke. I don't know where you get that idea from. Perhaps you believe he's taking us (the punters) for fools,but then he is trying to sell us something, and when you're working for a company like Sit up, then it's goes with the territory! (a nod to the fact things are getting better though!) I like him as a presenter to be honest.

Wirral70
04-12-2012, 04:31 PM
Peter Sherlock is flogging a perfume called Shiseido Zen White Heat, he says if you have never heard of it that's understandable because it's only available in 'super mega posh places'.

What Peter, like Cheap Smells and ebay? Grrr....:headbang:

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?hl=en&sugexp=les%3B&gs_rn=0&gs_ri=hp&cp=23&gs_id=13&xhr=t&q=shiseido+zen+white+heat&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bpcl=39580677&ion=1&biw=1440&bih=787&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=11851832540961348356&sa=X&ei=rjK-UPzYHo2N0wXjjoEY&sqi=2&ved=0CE0Q8wIwAQ

Greg
04-12-2012, 07:22 PM
More lies! Peter Sherlock has lost my respect.

Hillary
05-12-2012, 08:33 AM
More lies! Peter Sherlock has lost my respect.

He's a strange chap isn't he? What he says he is, doesn't quite square the circle with what he does. No one experienced in the world of perfume would dream of suggesting a fragrance to you before you tried it. And I've heard him say 'This is a light flowery fragrance' etc etc. but that's not an ounce of good if the scent changes on your skin is it? That's why we have testers in perfume retailers. I wouldn't buy blind and no way would I pay bid/price drop postage

merryone
05-12-2012, 08:56 AM
He's a strange chap isn't he? What he says he is, doesn't quite square the circle with what he does. No one experienced in the world of perfume would dream of suggesting a fragrance to you before you tried it. And I've heard him say 'This is a light flowery fragrance' etc etc. but that's not an ounce of good if the scent changes on your skin is it? That's why we have testers in perfume retailers. I wouldn't buy blind and no way would I pay bid/price drop postage

We've mentioned this before, and I think it was agreed that as a shopping channel, there's not a lot else they can do other than to describe it as well as they can. Sending out testers probably wouldn't be viable for them either. Most of the channels that sell fragrance, sell well known ones, so if you really don't want to buy blind then you can go into Boots or whatever and try them out there. If buying blind isn't for you, then fair enough, don't buy, but there are obviously people who do, otherwise they wouldn't sell it. Also customers aren't necessarily buying for themselves either. I've received many fragrances over the years as gifts, and some of them I'd never tried before, and not once have I received anything that I thought was completely horrible. Good point you make about the postage...perhaps they could organise some special deals regarding perfumes and postage.

Hillary
05-12-2012, 09:44 AM
We've mentioned this before, and I think it was agreed that as a shopping channel, there's not a lot else they can do other than to describe it as well as they can. Sending out testers probably wouldn't be viable for them either. Most of the channels that sell fragrance, sell well known ones, so if you really don't want to buy blind then you can go into Boots or whatever and try them out there. If buying blind isn't for you, then fair enough, don't buy, but there are obviously people who do, otherwise they wouldn't sell it. Also customers aren't necessarily buying for themselves either. I've received many fragrances over the years as gifts, and some of them I'd never tried before, and not once have I received anything that I thought was completely horrible. Good point you make about the postage...perhaps they could organise some special deals regarding perfumes and postage.


Fair enough Merry. Its a free country at the end of the day

Mommabear
05-12-2012, 12:25 PM
So Caroline doesn't like all the fragrances and she says so when she doesn't. I must have missed that then.

merryone
05-12-2012, 12:40 PM
So Caroline doesn't like all the fragrances and she says so when she doesn't. I must have missed that then.

Ooh she's such a b'sh*tta! They probably "really like" very few of them, but it's their job to sell it so they're not going to say "Ooh, it's a no from me on this one, but hey viewers, you might like it!"
Some of them you may notice will say things like....I like my perfume to be heavy, and sexy, I've no time for light, and floral fragrances, if I wanted to smell fresh, I'd have a shower". Then as sure as eggs is eggs, along comes a fresh light floral fragrance, to which they'll say "I don't normally go for for light, floral fragrances...but I REALLY like this one!"

deanos
05-12-2012, 04:24 PM
They are selling Van Clef at the moment about 23.50 with charges , apparently it shouldn't have gone that cheap ,

16.18 free delivery and 7% cashback

http://www.clickfragrance.co.uk/p-4129-van-cleef-arpels-tsar-50ml-edt-spray.aspx?cagpspn=pla&gclid=CNiH5-rig7QCFebLtAodrmMA0Q

deanos
05-12-2012, 04:34 PM
Viv Westwood Let It Rock 19.50 after charges

15.95 inc postage http://www.perfume-click.co.uk/Vivienne-Westwood-Let-It-Rock-Eau-de-Parfum-50ml-Spray-s3430/

16.99 in Home Bargains http://www.homebargains.co.uk/products/685-vivienne-westwood-let-it-rock-50ml-edp.aspx

Im guessing you can buy all of there stuff cheaper

Mommabear
05-12-2012, 04:41 PM
They keep saying they're a discount channel but their overheads must cost a fortune

deanos
05-12-2012, 04:49 PM
Bill Blass gift set, 14.50 after charges

8.28 delivered http://www.oneclickpharmacy.co.uk/bill-blass-parfum-40ml-bcream-50ml-50ml-women-bill-blass-p-99725.html?currency=GBP

newtobid
05-12-2012, 05:08 PM
sherlock getting desperate

3 edp with no brand at all selling now

these must have been freebies

Price Plunge
05-12-2012, 05:44 PM
They keep saying they're a discount channel but their overheads must cost a fortune
A Freeview channel licence alone costs them several million pounds each year even if it gets them several million more potential buyers, so not having a chain of stores isn't exactly saving them a great deal of money.

Greg
05-12-2012, 09:07 PM
Crap deals from Bid.

petpixie
05-12-2012, 10:03 PM
As far as I'm concerned there are no bargains at Bid.