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Wirral70
17-12-2012, 08:39 PM
Wideboy Mike is selling a Super Soft Microfleece Throw which was selling for 4.99. he claimed you could multibuy the item and could own 9 for under 50.

Well Mike, by my reckoning in order to own 9 when the item was 4.99 it would actually cost you 116.82, or 118.35 with a call.

The item finally went for 2.99 and even at that price it would cost 98.82, or 100.35 with a call.

A bit of a difference isn't it?

merryone
17-12-2012, 08:44 PM
Are we sure that they don't now charge one p&p charge per item when it comes to multibuys?

Wirral70
17-12-2012, 08:47 PM
Are we sure that they don't now charge one p&p charge per item when it comes to multibuys?

I think if they did we would have heard about it, again and again and again!!

Just checked the website and P+P is still per item:-

How much is postage and packaging?

Postage and Packaging is paid per item and will vary on product weight. Please check each auction for exact costs.

http://www.bid.tv/PromotionsPage.aspx?Page=Help-delivery#delivery7

Varies on product weight? What a load of bull, a pair of earrings cost the same as a bloody tablet package or a halogen oven!

Greg
17-12-2012, 09:01 PM
Just more extortionate rip off Bid TV.

cheesecake
18-12-2012, 06:32 AM
See this is a real and awfully scary problem with Bid especially :( Claiming you can get 9 of these for under 50 is fine IF IT WAS TRUE. Like I said in another post, not everyone is the sharpest tool in the shed, they may ring, and when the postage is added and they get asked for the extortionate final amount, they MAY feel under pressure and go ahead which worries me. I am really a mouthy and boisterous, confident woman, and even I got pushed into a sale the other day in a shop, I was shocked with myself, luckily I could take it back, but perhaps with someone lovely on the phone, being sweet and pleasant, maybe many people would just see it as 'their mistake' and just go ahead. I've seen it in shops with my own eyes :(
very very very naughty :(

Creamedcage
18-12-2012, 07:36 AM
I would like to know who told them that they could remove the notice "Per Item".

merryone
18-12-2012, 08:40 AM
I would like to know who told them that they could remove the notice "Per Item".

I think for regular purchases, ie not things on multibuy, then they don't have to put per item. When you phone in you are always buying one product, so all they need to say is that 7.99+call charge needs to be added. Why would they want to put per item, when all that does is underline what poor value it is? That's why I asked whether they'd changed the rules on multibuy, cause if they haven't and they're charging nearly 72 to deliver what could be as light as 9 thin scarves (well any delivery shouldn't cost that much, what ever it is quite frankly),and they're not mentioning or displaying 7.99 per item,they need reporting to the ASA AGAIN!!!!!

Wirral70
18-12-2012, 08:52 AM
I think for regular purchases, ie not things on multibuy, then they don't have to put per item. When you phone in you are always buying one product, so all they need to say is that 7.99+call charge needs to be added. Why would they want to put per item, when all that does is underline what poor value it is? That's why I asked whether they'd changed the rules on multibuy, cause if they haven't and they're charging nearly 72 to deliver what could be as light as 9 thin scarves (well any delivery shouldn't cost that much, what ever it is quite frankly),and they're not mentioning or displaying 7.99 per item,they need reporting to the ASA AGAIN!!!!!

Merry, are only some items available to multibuy?

I assumed everything was, that's why 'per item' should really be displayed as it always was but that's just my opinion. For balance other shopping channels don't display 'per item' either yet allow you to purchase more than one of an item (although I know QVC sometimes discount the P+P when you order more than one of an item.)

I think the issue is exacerbated with Bid Shopping because the P+P is, to put it mildly, rather steep.

merryone
18-12-2012, 08:58 AM
Merry, are only some items available to multibuy?

I assumed everything was, that's why 'per item' should really be displayed as it always was but that's just my opinion. For balance other shopping channels don't display 'per item' either yet allow you to purchase more than one of an item (although I know QVC often discount the P+P when you order more than one of an item.)

I think the issue is exacerbated with Bid Shopping because the P+P is, to put it mildly, rather steep.


That's right, I believe that only certain items are available on multibuy. With QVC for example their p&p is also per item, however, it's not a flat rate,so if an item's small the postage cost is reflected in that,still adds up though!

newtobid
18-12-2012, 09:01 AM
really?

whenever i watch the presenter or assistant sometimes give it the "can we multibuy on this one"

the answer is always yes

Wirral70
18-12-2012, 09:10 AM
That's right, I believe that only certain items are available on multibuy. With QVC for example their p&p is also per item, however, it's not a flat rate,so if an item's small the postage cost is reflected in that,still adds up though!

This is the problem isn't it Merry, the very high flat rate of (usually) 7.99.

But again to add some balance Bid recently charged a highly reasonable 9.99 delivery for a 46" Television, the problem is they charge 7.99 for each pair of hoop earrings too.

If there are any casual browsers on here who are not too familiar with the channels it is important to remember you can order from the Bid Shopping channel websites and not only avoid the call charges but you get free delivery on orders totalling 50+, unfortunately you cannot make EasyBuy purchases online. But please note that free delivery dosen't apply to live auctions but do have a look, you can almost always find the products that have been on the channels live.

Wirral70
18-12-2012, 04:15 PM
Sally Jaxx has just done exactly the same thing with another Microfleece Throw.

This one has gone for 1.00 but she says, quote (word for word, no selective quoting for any doubters) 'Don't forget you can multible buy up to nine with one phonecall and these will cost you nine quid, it's hardly anything'.

9 is hardly anything, unfortunately 80.91 is a lot and 82.44 with a call is even more.

If anybody can defend these tactics they are upto something.

Mommabear
18-12-2012, 04:27 PM
Sally Jaxx has just done exactly the same thing with another Microfleece Throw.

This one has gone for 1.00 but she says, quote (word for word, no selective quoting for any doubters) 'Don't forget you can multible buy up to nine with one phonecall and these will cost you nine quid, it's hardly anything'.

9 is hardly anything, unfortunately 80.91 is a lot and 82.44 with a call is even more.

If anybody can defend these tactics they are upto something.

I heard her too! and something like 600 sold in no time

Wirral70
18-12-2012, 04:35 PM
I heard her too! and something like 600 sold in no time

It's just so dishonest isn't it?

If anybody thinks otherwise there's something amiss, there really is Momma.

Mommabear
18-12-2012, 04:36 PM
It's just so dishonest isn't it?

If anybody thinks otherwise there's something amiss, there really is Momma.

Absolutely!

Wirral70
18-12-2012, 06:35 PM
Absolutely!

My goodness, James Russell was also just selling the Microfleece for 1 and he actually said quote 'even with the postage it's less than a tenner'. Well done James, try and keep the honest pitches up. And it works too, 412 sold.

Mike and Sally take note. Particularly Sally, despite you saying this afternoon it was definitely the last chance to see the Yarvik before christmas it's on sale again in a bit!

PJ.
18-12-2012, 06:41 PM
I wonder what our resident <s>bid staff</s> bid defenders will add to this party? ;-)


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cheesecake
18-12-2012, 07:22 PM
I saw the bloke refer to the postage too, "even with postage its under a tenner", so so refreshing!!!! Gold star that man :)

Wirral70
18-12-2012, 07:46 PM
I saw the bloke refer to the postage too, "even with postage its under a tenner", so so refreshing!!!! Gold star that man :)

Well I am not sure what has got into James Russell tonight. He was selling an interlaced bracelet and he not only mentioned P+P he actually said it is 7.99. He was trying to stress you will get it before christmas and that it is express delivery for just 7.99 but who cares, he ACTUALLY clearly told us the cost of postage!

Paul_s
18-12-2012, 07:48 PM
Well I am not sure what has got into James Russell tonight. He was selling an interlaced bracelet and he not only mentioned P+P he actually said it is 7.99. He was trying to stress you will get it before christmas and that it is express delivery for just 7.99 but who cares, he ACTUALLY clearly told us the cost of postage!

think i need to go and have a lie down. Too much to take in all at once!

newtobid
18-12-2012, 08:00 PM
fair play to james

without doubt somebody has had a word probably to them all (except hodgson)

at least he has taken it onboard

Paul_s
18-12-2012, 08:05 PM
Let's hope this is a fresh start... but you do have to wonder who led them up the garden path in the first place to misleading folk.

Greg
18-12-2012, 08:39 PM
This sounds promising. Just a bit of transparency and a level playing for the buyers is all I am asking. :clapping:

Enigma
18-12-2012, 09:46 PM
Well it is the time of goodwill I guess, let's hope that this p&p aknowlegement isn't a flash in the pan.

Or the halogen oven?

Enigma
18-12-2012, 09:49 PM
Hahaha! nice one! :giggle:

Hopefully not with Wayne the "Salmonella Kid" using it :puke:

tinshed
20-12-2012, 06:46 PM
I cannot stand the man. He really does try so hard to sound eloquent in all his descriptions of any product he sells. The bloke is nothing more than a mockney wide boy, not loveable nor cheeky just impossibly annoying. Its come to the point where I switch over to another channel as soon as I hear his gob. Arrrrrr.

Adam82
21-12-2012, 02:08 AM
Dreadful ghastly is this the end of situp channels.

merryone
21-12-2012, 07:30 AM
It's disgusting! It's like trying to play a game of "whack the meerkat", you report one shonky practice, and up pops another one and another one! I have noticed that they're using the term "overlay" now, what's wrong with the word "plate"? Obviously it's beacause plate is a known sign of poor quality! More often than not now, they don't even bother to mention what metal the item of jewellery is actually made of, they think we'll be blown away by the fabulous AAAAAAA grade Tanzanite, ffs sake if the stone was that precious, then it wouldn't be set in anything less than 9ct gold!
As for the Triple protected business, they really need hauling over the coals for that one, not only is it a false representation of the product, it's actually making it sound SUPERIOR to the real thing!

Wirral70
21-12-2012, 09:20 AM
I accept the buyer has some responsibility to research a product prior to making a purchase. However, the seller has a far bigger responsibility to provide an honest and indeed relevant description of the goods on sale. As me and other Telly Shoppers have posted many times i'm afraid in the case of these 'Opals' they are simply not doing that.

I am having an issue with an ebay seller right now, I bought a 'brand new and unused' Sky remote control, it was only a tenner and it works absolutely fine but it is covered in scratches, in fact old looking scratches. Why cant some people just be honest?

Mike Mason's performance last night was mostly miserable, rarely have I ever seen such a hard sell. In his defence I did hear him say 'Triplet' on a few occasions but the on screen banner clearly said Triple Protected so what on earth is a buyer to think?

And I don't buy that crap about they are paying extra for xmas delivery either. Every item on sale that I saw was small items of jewellery, I suspect 7.99 would be more than enough for even next day delivery.

Cynical to the end, I truly hope 2013 brings an end to this terrible outfit.

Mommabear
21-12-2012, 09:32 AM
I see he had a new assistant, Tara was it?

In reply to his 'tell em how gel', her response was silence :giggle: Maybe she couldn't understand him. Mike had to 'tell em' himself lol

Blue star
21-12-2012, 09:49 AM
watched mike the liar last night and was shocked they have sunk to new levels with these so called" lightening ridge opals" they gave no carrot weights for them he kept saying there massive!!!!! and what were the stones on the shank of the ring he never mentioned them ive been buying jewelry for years and have some opals from lightening ridge and cooper peedy and they look nothing like that junk from last night and never heard of" triple protected opal" and were has the A rating come from i found it sickening to watch they need reporting and fast !!!!

Wirral70
21-12-2012, 10:05 AM
watched mike the liar last night and was shocked they have sunk to new levels with these so called" lightening ridge opals" they gave no carrot weights for them he kept saying there massive!!!!! and what were the stones on the shank of the ring he never mentioned them ive been buying jewelry for years and have some opals from lightening ridge and cooper peedy and they look nothing like that junk from last night and never heard of" triple protected opal" and were has the A rating come from i found it sickening to watch they need reporting and fast !!!!

They can't possibly give a carat weight as well over 90% (and that is being modest) of the 'stone' is the black backing material and quartz. It's hard to give a paper thin slice of Opal a carat weight!

But when Mason and Russell tell us all about Black Opals one could easily think what you're getting is valuable, 'the ninth most valuable gemstone in the world' is a favoured line and indeed Black Opals are valuable, Opal Stones that is.

It's beyond disingenuous.