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d000hg
19th November 2012, 10:41
Is it worth watching, are they genuine big discounts or is it a bit like being tricked by airport duty-free shops into assuming things must be cheaper?

fullyautomatix
19th November 2012, 10:43
I buy something when I feel a need for. I do not let corporate influence my buying habits when they start all this madness sales trying to tempt me to buy something I have no need for.

d000hg
19th November 2012, 11:07
That's nice.

SimonMac
19th November 2012, 11:10
There used to be some uber bargains on there, but recently its become more of a sell crap they can't get rid off at a perceived discount, wouldn't be surprised to see them try to off load a job lot of sledges that MF could never sell

doodab
19th November 2012, 21:04
wouldn't be surprised to see them try to off load a job lot of sledges that MF could never sell

There is no sledge MF couldn't sell. At below cost price. Allegedly.

BrilloPad
19th November 2012, 21:06
Make sure to compare with ebay. And use sniping. Even if only to annoy AtW.

d000hg
23rd November 2012, 15:25
£99 for a Kindle Fire... tempted just 'cos it's so cheap! But I already have an iPad... wonder if the wife wants one for Xmas?!

Scoobos
23rd November 2012, 15:39
I bought one for my mother in law (Kindle Fire) and was very impressed with it, I thought it was amazing value for money and felt well made.

northernladuk
23rd November 2012, 15:40
£99 for a Kindle Fire... tempted just 'cos it's so cheap! But I already have an iPad... wonder if the wife wants one for Xmas?!

But buying a £99 piece of kit you don't really need just because it is cheap doesn't make it a bargain.

mudskipper
23rd November 2012, 15:44
Just bought some earphones :)

Edit: and a forerunner (but as a 'waiting list' deal - not sure that means if I've got it or not...)

rootsnall
23rd November 2012, 15:57
Is it worth watching, are they genuine big discounts or is it a bit like being tricked by airport duty-free shops into assuming things must be cheaper?

After a decade or two of not even glimpsing at duty free I recently checked a few booze items in the airport duty free against local Lanzarote supermarket prices, a complete rip off, not just a few quid more.

d000hg
23rd November 2012, 16:00
But buying a £99 piece of kit you don't really need just because it is cheap doesn't make it a bargain.Yeah but at a ton it's practically disposable.

If I didn't have an iPad I reckon I'd get one in a shot just for Netflix.

MarillionFan
23rd November 2012, 17:01
Is it worth watching, are they genuine big discounts or is it a bit like being tricked by airport duty-free shops into assuming things must be cheaper?

It's some American think. All the press is full of Black Friday sales, seems the equivalent of our Boxing Day sales. People started queuing for one store at 8pm last night for them to open at 12.

escapeUK
23rd November 2012, 17:05
Ive never even heard of Black Friday in this context, I thought this was when shares crashed on a Friday.

MarillionFan
23rd November 2012, 17:16
BBC News - Black Friday: US begins its key sales weekend (http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20458895?)

There you go. My flight isn't until 9pm tonight so I may as well go shopping.

mudskipper
23rd November 2012, 17:25
Just bought a waterproof jacket. This is getting expensive. Think I'd better stop looking.

d000hg
23rd November 2012, 17:44
Ive never even heard of Black Friday in this context, I thought this was when shares crashed on a Friday.It's only Amazon who seem to 'celebrate' it in the UK really, and that's relatively recent.

MarillionFan
23rd November 2012, 19:14
Just picked up a five piece luggage set for $50. Now going to fill it!

minestrone
23rd November 2012, 19:17
Just picked up a five piece luggage set for $50. Now going to fill it!

Thought you only had 3 kids.