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help:deal_posting_guidelines [2020/07/14 09:37]
moocher [Financial Services]
help:deal_posting_guidelines [2020/07/28 12:07] (current)
moocher [Price Matching & In-store Negotiations]
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 If more than one post is made for the same site/store within 24 hours, it may be removed (especially where postings aren't considered bargains or are related sales/products). Moderator discretion applies. If more than one post is made for the same site/store within 24 hours, it may be removed (especially where postings aren't considered bargains or are related sales/products). Moderator discretion applies.
  
-==== Price Matching & In-store Negotiations ====+==== Price Beat & In-store Negotiations ====
  
-Some merchants offer [[:pricematch]] against the same product listed online or in other shops. However, price match itself **is not a deal**, but rather a method to make a merchant to sell you the same product at a lower price than another merchant's publicly listed price (which is usually the lowest price around).+Some merchants offer [[:pricematch]]/price beat against the same product listed online or in other shops. However, price beat itself **is not a deal**, but rather a method to make a merchant to sell you the same product at a lower price than another merchant's publicly listed price (which is usually the lowest price around).
  
-Therefore, instead of posting the price match as a bargain, the //real deal// should be from the merchant who is offering the lowest price. Price matching is a bonus, and other members of OzBargain need to arrange their own price match. For example a specific model of HP laptop is cheapest at DickSmith, and you get Officeworks to price match at 5% less. To post this deal:+Therefore, instead of posting the price beat as a bargain, the //real deal// should be from the merchant who is offering the lowest price. Price beat is a bonus, and other members of OzBargain need to arrange their own price beat. For example a specific model of HP laptop is cheapest at DickSmith, and you get Officeworks to price beat at 5% less. To post this deal:
  
   * Use the merchant you are price match against. For example:   * Use the merchant you are price match against. For example:
-    * Title: HP Laptop $500 at DickSmith ($475 at Officeworks via Price Match)+    * Title: HP Laptop $500 at DickSmith ($475 at Officeworks via Price Beat)
     * URL: URL of the product at DickSmith's website.     * URL: URL of the product at DickSmith's website.
   * Mention that you are able to use price match at a competing merchant.   * Mention that you are able to use price match at a competing merchant.
-  * Remember to have a link to your receipt as a proof that (in this example) Officeworks do allow price matching on this product. Use [[media file uploader]] if you need to.+  * Remember to have a link to your receipt as a proof that (in this example) Officeworks do allow price beat on this product. Use [[media file uploader]] if you need to.
  
 In-store negotiated deals are dependent on the store, salesperson and other circumstances. In-store negotiated prices (haggling to receive a further discount on the ticketed price) aren't available to everyone and are not guaranteed. You should post a deal for the ticketed/guaranteed price, you can then add your experience with negotiating further discount in the deal description only. Alternatively you may wish to post your experience in the forums. In-store negotiated deals are dependent on the store, salesperson and other circumstances. In-store negotiated prices (haggling to receive a further discount on the ticketed price) aren't available to everyone and are not guaranteed. You should post a deal for the ticketed/guaranteed price, you can then add your experience with negotiating further discount in the deal description only. Alternatively you may wish to post your experience in the forums.