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RE: Anyone used powerdirect.co.uk ?

Flubit named the retailer as "Fireworks Merchant Limited" at the time of payment. But the envelope was Asda. Once the order was created for me, I wasn't told who the seller was until I went to the payment page. Haven't bought anything else from them. I asked them to price match Amazon's Nokia Lumia 520 which they couldn't, presumably because I requested the price match on the day of the phone's launch. I'm yet to see a negative review about flubit.

A couple of months ago, they significantly undercut Amazon on Tefal Actifry, but I didn't go ahead with the sale, as I wanted peace of mind to return if I'm not happy with the product.

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RE: Anyone used powerdirect.co.uk ?

Re para 1, if your contract is in fact with asda then they've made it absolutely impossible to comply with their Ts and Cs and stopped from you knowing what contract you're entering into as you can't read asda's Ts and Cs. If your contract is with 'fireworks' then it would be nice to know who they are!

 

Re para 2, same here. Para 1 illustrates just the first stage in the potential difficulties of trying to sort a problem out. 

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RE: Anyone used powerdirect.co.uk ?

I don't think just because I got the blu ray disc in an Asda envelope constitutes a contract with Asda. Fireworks may be suppliers for Asda as well, who knows. Legally, my contract is with Fireworks as per all the documentation. 

Amazon and eBay have many private sellers who are bound by certain rules. If the seller doesn't resolve your problem on eBay for example, eBay will intervene. I'm not clear of flubit's role if a problem occurs. Looks as if they won't intervene. So it's only you, the seller and the law.

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RE: Anyone used powerdirect.co.uk ?

Which makes its T & Cs all the more important to read:

"You should only buy on the Site if you would seriously, without doubt, consider buying from the Seller via its own website or other retail outlet."

Maybe we should ask flubit to beat the price, & then check the seller's credentials before making a purchase.

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RE: Anyone used powerdirect.co.uk ?

bigboss wrote:

I don't think just because I got the blu ray disc in an Asda envelope constitutes a contract with Asda. Fireworks may be suppliers for Asda as well, who knows. Legally, my contract is with Fireworks as per all the documentation. 

Amazon and eBay have many private sellers who are bound by certain rules. If the seller doesn't resolve your problem on eBay for example, eBay will intervene. I'm not clear of flubit's role if a problem occurs. Looks as if they won't intervene. So it's only you, the seller and the law.

 

Flubit basically say they will intervene and do what they can but have no responsibility to do anything. They obviously don't wield as much power as amazon or eBay, as they're going to the sellers not vice versa. 

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RE: Anyone used powerdirect.co.uk ?

bigboss wrote:

Which makes its T & Cs all the more important to read:

"You should only buy on the Site if you would seriously, without doubt, consider buying from the Seller via its own website or other retail outlet."

Maybe we should ask flubit to beat the price, & then check the seller's credentials before making a purchase.

 

That's exactly what the Ts and Cs say you should do. So for example there would be nothing to gain by me putting in powerdirect's price and flubit getting a few quid off but using the same retailer, as I don't want to buy from them. 

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RE: Anyone used powerdirect.co.uk ?

But some other seller may offer a better price, and that seller may be more reputed, having own eBay store with excellent feedback rating. Basically, you won't lose anything by asking to beat powerdirect's price.

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RE: Anyone used powerdirect.co.uk ?

Just to clarify: flubit does not use the same retailer (unless it happens to be flubit's supplier.) It asks its suppliers to see who can beat the price. Powerdirect will have no interest in beating its own price, as it knows that if flubit can't beat the price, you will go to powerdirect.

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RE: Anyone used powerdirect.co.uk ?

Not necessarily, according to your links. One of your forum links included a post from someone saying that they mostly got an offer or the product from the site they'd originally linked to. And the lovemoney link puts it that by going on flubit you're saying you won't pay the lowest price you can find, so that seller is better making a sale with less profit than no sale at all. 

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