Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?

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by John Phillips, London » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:20 pm

Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?

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Quidco
Quidco is a cashback scheme for online purchases that nets you cash in addition, to any loyalty/reward points.

Sign up to Quidco here.

Once you've registered, log into your account before ordering anything online and click the link on their site to the site you want to order from (note: not all sites are on quidco, but it's good to check before hand, just in case it is there). After clicking the quidco link to the site you want to order from, complete the transaction as usual.

Money you've earnt can be tracked on your quidco profile and can be withdrawn from there as well. The amount of cashback you earn varies from site to site, but can range from a percentage of your shopping back to lump sums for ordering specific things, for example £35 for taking out a pay monthly contract with O2 (correct at time of writing).

You can withdraw your money by PayPal or BACS (PayPal up to £50 at a time). To withdraw your money you need to set up a minimum payout that is paid out to you each month, providing you have received enough for this to be paid (this includes ordering, having cashback tracked, validated and received into your account). Once this is done your money will automatically be paid out to you in the method you require, each month, providing there's enough money to do so.

Once you have specified a payment method, the minimum payout will be £0.00 meaning you will be paid every month, regardless of how much. I recommend leaving your money to build up to pay minimal PayPal fees (I have yet to take any money out of quidco, at time of writing). The only charge for using quidco is a £5 annual admin fee. However, this is taken out of the first £5 you earn through Quidco, so you don't need to pay anything to Quidco at all, and if you don't earn anything in a year from Quidco, you don't pay anything.

Use a different browser for Quidco and delete all the cookies beforehand to be sure that your purchase will track. Using a browser exclusively for Quidco will preserve your daily internet habits.

Flubit
Flubit is a site that you can use to bring down the prices of products from certain web sites. At the time of writing, you can only create demands for products from Amazon. Products from Tesco and Argos have been reported to work but haven't been checked at the time of writing.

Once you've submitted a product, Flubit will email you if it's able to beat the price. Flubit will sell you the product from a different retailer at the lower price. Sometimes the price won't be beaten but you'll get a response either way within 48 hours. From time to time you'll somehow get a cheaper price for a product on Amazon and it will be sent from Amazon itself. When something like this happens, rest assured that a wizard did it.

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PostRe: Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?
by Advent7 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:45 pm

The hell is this?

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PostRe: Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?
by myrrh heat than light » Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:51 pm

Ad7 wrote:The hell is this?


A bargain thread with less than 250 pages?

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PostRe: Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?
by Tragic Magic » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:29 pm

Sorry but I don't have a bargain, I just wanted to post so this appears in my ego search.

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by HSH28 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:32 pm

more heat than light wrote:
Ad7 wrote:The hell is this?


A bargain thread with less than 250 pages?


Stupid rule, especially for a thread like this where you might conceivably want to look back at much older deals.

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by Trelliz » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:39 pm

HSH28 wrote:
more heat than light wrote:
Ad7 wrote:The hell is this?


A bargain thread with less than 250 pages?


Stupid rule, especially for a thread like this where you might conceivably want to look back at much older deals.


I find that inconceivable. What's the point of keeping thousands of pages of expired deals? What are you going to look for? How much you could have gotten something for 2 years ago that is probably cheaper now anyway?

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by HSH28 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:34 pm

Trelliz wrote:What's the point of keeping thousands of pages of expired deals? What are you going to look for? How much you could have gotten something for 2 years ago that is probably cheaper now anyway?


Pretty random 2 year date there, I might want to look back 6-12 months if I see something I want that I remember having been posted about before to check how the deals stack up.

I just don't think you gain anything from a page limit to threads in general and whether you find it inconceivable or not the ability to look back a long way within a single thread is something I find useful.

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PostRe: Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?
by John Phillips, London » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:03 pm

If only there was a search function that pinpointed exact posts, thereby removing the need to trudge through hundreds of pages of old posts.

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PostRe: Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:27 am

Dark Dragon 64 wrote:If only there was a search function that pinpointed exact posts, thereby removing the need to trudge through hundreds of pages of old posts.


You are talking about witchcraft and we will have none of that evil around here.

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by shadow202 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:07 am

Posting here so I see the thread quicker on tapatalk

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:05 pm

If you can find 'em (someone on GAF rang around stores in London with no luck) then Tesco are selling OLED PS Vita for £49 but in-store only.

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http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/playsta ... re-2135154

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by Trelliz » Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:24 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:If you can find 'em (someone on GAF rang around stores in London with no luck) then Tesco are selling OLED PS Vita for £49 but in-store only.

http://i.imgur.com/xgU06kH.jpg
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http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/playsta ... re-2135154


This kind of thing seems to happen every now and again with Tesco binning loads of odds and ends of stock for silly prices. Wish some of the supermarkets round here had games sections that were more than a single shelf unit among the DVDs selling a handful of games at full RRP. I'm glad this deal is on the first page so that anyone can look at it 6-12 months, 2 years or any other possible measurement of time down the line.

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PostRe: Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?
by Jazzem » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:15 pm

Speaking of Tesco unloading stuff, my local one had the Skylanders: Swap Force pack for the Wii for £3.25, which came with the game, portal of power and three figures.

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by Delusibeta » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:27 pm

Jazzem wrote:Speaking of Tesco unloading stuff, my local one had the Skylanders: Swap Force pack for the Wii for £3.25, which came with the game, portal of power and three figures.

You'll quite easily get your money back on the resale market. Hell, even if you're lazy and just trade it in to CEX, they'll pay £7 for it. Arbitrage!

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by jawafour » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:23 pm

Mario Kart 7 (digital download) on 3DS is £15.75 from CDkeys. Click here to hit top gear.

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PostRe: Bargain Alerts: What Are You Buying?
by Fade » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:03 pm

DmC is £25 at Amazon for pre-order

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SINHT5U/r ... UTF8&psc=1

if you have a PS4 or XBONE and haven't played it yet. Get it. Amazing game.

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by jawafour » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:15 am

Amiibo Wii Fit Trainer is £12.99 from Amazon - click here if you gotta catch 'em all.

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by jawafour » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:18 am

Infamous: Second Son on PS4 for £14 from Amazon. Click here to hit the switch.

Murdered: Soul Suspect on Xbox One or PS4 for £9 from Amazon. Click here to search for clues.

Killzone: Shadow Fall on PS4 for £13 from Amazon. Click here to send your OWL into battle.

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on 3DS for £20 from The Game Collection. Click here to rumble in the jungle.

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by GlassjAw » Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:05 pm

Tesco doing a few decent prices in store.

Destiny next gen - £25
Advance warfare next gen - £25
Ghosts - £5

Not sure if this is the norm?

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by KjGarly » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:36 pm

I noticed Advanced Warfare for that price instore yesterday.

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