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deanos
13-01-2013, 08:17 AM
Will be interesting, low quantity or higher prices me thinks ??


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newtobid
13-01-2013, 09:13 AM
items have been absolutely flying this morning with guy

some fair prices quantities been normal for what he would have on his show

and prices the same

so fair play

Mommabear
13-01-2013, 09:31 AM
I've seen a set of three handy bulbs go for 8.88......thought they might be a quid any other day

A sparkly door curtain for 11.99.....fair enough

Telescopic handle tree pruner, would be a fair bit to post, 13.99, bargain

newtobid
13-01-2013, 09:36 AM
those bulbs have sold for between 6 and 8.99 before when i have seen them so todays price is more than fair

Atticus
13-01-2013, 09:54 AM
Yonanan's going at the standard price of 39.99. Items going at good to very-good prices.

Can't believe I'm about to type this: Well done Bid!

The Insider
13-01-2013, 09:59 AM
Yonanan's going at the standard price of 39.99. Items going at good to very-good prices.

Can't believe I'm about to type this: Well done Bid!

Guy Kean is bloody useless at demonstrating it...

...all seems very desperate, this only ever use to be available on 2 easy buy payments, now they have it on 4.

Hopefully they will take note that more people will buy if they don't slap on obscene postage charges.

Although saying FREE P&P TODAY ONLY is misleading as I can see this happening again soon.

Atticus
13-01-2013, 10:06 AM
Guy Kean is generally useless at presenting.

I would imagine that they might be trying out different selling models - the whole 7.99 and 1.50 call seems to have run its course, with pretty much everyone criticising it and many of the presenters now mentioning it - especially as they've moved towards selling lower prices items, there's only so many times they can say an item is going for a 1 or 1p without looking like frauds.

The Insider
13-01-2013, 10:10 AM
I've turned over as the breaks are too long and random today...

They sold 200 Yonanas in less than 10 minutes, then mess around to bring more back any according to there website they've only sold 175 in 20 minutes and there still going at it.

Move on...

newtobid
13-01-2013, 10:19 AM
the insider

bid are criticised for selling items with postage costs that are to high ( i have criticised them for this many times)

today they remove this extra charge and offer a product (yonanas) at a MUCH lower price than amazon all in

whether you like the product or not is neither here or there, at least bid are proving more than competitive

Bennyxp
13-01-2013, 10:53 AM
They sold 200 Yonanas in less than 10 minutes, then mess around to bring more back any according to there website they've only sold 175 in 20 minutes and there still going at it.

Move on...

Why would they move on if they are proving popular?

The Insider
13-01-2013, 11:03 AM
Why would they move on if they are proving popular?

My point was it wasn't proving that popular second time round - they sold an initial 200 in less than 10 minutes with little demonstration, then came back 10 minutes later with 400 and took half an hour to sell just another 200 with many clumsy demo's... the 's per minute would tell you to have moved on quicker instead of loosing how many viewers who were stick of nearly 40 minutes of Yonanas!

merryone
13-01-2013, 11:06 AM
Seems good to me, and definitely a step in the right direction! Shame I'm skint!

newtobid
13-01-2013, 11:35 AM
selling 400 in 45 minutes of anything on a sunday morning is very good

newtobid
13-01-2013, 11:45 AM
i am hoping they have some blue magic on today

9.99 all in (via web) is a good price and my supply is lowish

happily get some could be my first bid purchase

Atticus
13-01-2013, 11:58 AM
If i wasn't skint I would actually buy from Bid today. Some decent prices and good products!

Great to see Bid doing this.

newtobid
13-01-2013, 12:06 PM
yes the blue magic is about all i can afford at present!

the products are flying out i expect they will do this maybe once a month in future

good idea

radio_dayz
13-01-2013, 12:17 PM
Not all good. I saw a pair of ladies boots go a for 16.99 today, which were 6.99 a few days ago. So that makes them 2 more today when you take off the 7.99 postage.

Greg
13-01-2013, 12:32 PM
Free p&p? No? Really? :mysmilie_466::mysmilie_466:

Mommabear
13-01-2013, 02:12 PM
Have they had any 1p or 1 items today? Or is that asking a bit much? :wonder:

merryone
13-01-2013, 03:34 PM
Have they had any 1p or 1 items today? Or is that asking a bit much? :wonder:

Yes, of course it is! Whilst I'm still saying free p+p's good, the cynical side of me has noticed that a lot of stock has suddenly "disappeared" in the last couple of days, and the clearance section of the website which has been there for as long as I remember has also gone! I'm wondering whether this is just a chance for them to purge themselves of stuff that doesn't sell that well, or stuff that they've got too much of?

Mommabear
13-01-2013, 05:31 PM
Seems they can't shift gold plated unknown metal necklaces even with free p&p, not at 40 anyhow :grin:

The Insider
13-01-2013, 05:35 PM
That REALLY cheap looking cutlery set which usually goes for 1 is at 8.40 and flying out... I wouldn't pay 1 with FREE postage for it let alone 8.40 - but it does look like viewers don't mind paying more on the price over the postage.

merryone
13-01-2013, 05:39 PM
Just saw the tail end of a sale of a hideous gold plated figaro chain, I didn't catch the start price, but tbh I would have thought it would have dropped below 15, I most certainly wouldn't have wanted to part with more than a tenner for it that's for sure. It hovered at 59 for a bit, and few people bought one before the big price plunge, only it was more of a "Bijou splash-ette" as it hit the rock bottom price of 39.99 and on went a clock, and it immediately began ticking...Unsurprisingly after that point nobody bought any more! Poor sods, oh well, at least it'll only cost them the amount of the postage to return it (which shouldn't be much!) and they'll get all their money back!

Mommabear
13-01-2013, 05:47 PM
Just saw the tail end of a sale of a hideous gold plated figaro chain, I didn't catch the start price, but tbh I would have thought it would have dropped below 15, I most certainly wouldn't have wanted to part with more than a tenner for it that's for sure. It hovered at 59 for a bit, and few people bought one before the big price plunge, only it was more of a "Bijou splash-ette" as it hit the rock bottom price of 39.99 and on went a clock, and it immediately began ticking...Unsurprisingly after that point nobody bought any more! Poor sods, oh well, at least it'll only cost them the amount of the postage to return it (which shouldn't be much!) and they'll get all their money back!

It started at 59.99 with only 35 in the quantity

I would have thought with a lowish start price, the finish price would be 15 ish like you say

39.99 and only 6 sold. Not the buy of the day for sure. But yeah, easy enough to return for a refund.

newtobid
13-01-2013, 07:21 PM
tapered off a bit tonight

but the stuff this morning was genuinely priced

was reflected in most things selling out within minutes which never happens on a sunday morning

Trippy
13-01-2013, 08:00 PM
I can see them doing away with the P&P after today and re-designing their price structure and marketing.

Atticus
13-01-2013, 08:19 PM
That REALLY cheap looking cutlery set which usually goes for 1 is at 8.40 and flying out... I wouldn't pay 1 with FREE postage for it let alone 8.40 - but it does look like viewers don't mind paying more on the price over the postage.

To be fair, it was 64 piece set (so 4 of the 1 16pc sets) - before that would have cost you around 40 to get 64 pcs, so 8.40 all in is a BIG saving on the usual price they do it.

I've seen a few of the products they usually do at a 1 (plus p&p) go for between 2.99-5.00. So i'd still say the prices have been generally cheaper today than usual.

Price Plunge
13-01-2013, 08:31 PM
This evening on Bid TV it was obviously the stuff for which there's an appreciable profit margin, namely AAAA Tanzanite (sold for 200+), solid 9ct gold curb chains and the like, plus the Stephen Gayford art evening where various prints sell for silly money just because they're in a gilt frame and signed by the legend himself. (And I don't mean Peter Simon, boom-tish.) Peter Simon was going into overdrive for the solid gold pieces, though even Pineapple Pete couldn't claim that it was the "purest of the golds" and you had to question the actual valuations they were using despite the high price of the metal at the moment. Naturally their African background music also received a solid workout throughout the proceedings though I was cooking in the kitchen for most of the time so wasn't paying full attention to what was happening at the time.

Plus that cutlery set looks equivalent to the Tesco Value set I once bought in an emergency...

Ilovebid
13-01-2013, 10:54 PM
It started at 59.99 with only 35 in the quantity

I would have thought with a lowish start price, the finish price would be 15 ish like you say

39.99 and only 6 sold. Not the buy of the day for sure. But yeah, easy enough to return for a refund.


I wonder how many people do actually return them. It's uncommon for them to do this, the price would usually drop a lot lower and then eleven lower to draw in buyers. Maybe a little experiment to see how many return the item and purchase again and/or how many don't return the item and don't buy again and /or how many don't return and do buy again. Especially with the FREE P&P experiment in full swing I'd imagine they'll be doing a few weird sells today.

Ilovebid
13-01-2013, 10:57 PM
This evening on Bid TV it was obviously the stuff for which there's an appreciable profit margin, namely AAAA Tanzanite (sold for 200+), solid 9ct gold curb chains and the like, plus the Stephen Gayford art evening where various prints sell for silly money just because they're in a gilt frame and signed by the legend himself. (And I don't mean Peter Simon, boom-tish.) Peter Simon was going into overdrive for the solid gold pieces, though even Pineapple Pete couldn't claim that it was the "purest of the golds" and you had to question the actual valuations they were using despite the high price of the metal at the moment. Naturally their African background music also received a solid workout throughout the proceedings though I was cooking in the kitchen for most of the time so wasn't paying full attention to what was happening at the time.

Plus that cutlery set looks equivalent to the Tesco Value set I once bought in an emergency...

Did you see him flogging the Yonanas? I think he'd been crack pipe before that one..

Krlsthjckl
14-01-2013, 01:31 PM
Did you see him flogging the Yonanas? I think he'd been crack pipe before that one..

Lol that was class. He dipped his full face in a bowl at one point.

Shoptilidrop
14-01-2013, 03:18 PM
I've had so much bother hassle with items I've bought from Bid that i would no longer buy anything else, not even free P & P tempts me!!