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I tend to keep an eye out on a regular basis for vouchers, deals and other things of that nature. I often see some that are no good to me but may be for others so thought i would start a thread and hopefully we can help each other save a few quid along the way

please feel free to add your own peeps

I will start with this

""Until 11.59pm on Sun 25 March, anyone can sign up to get nine months of the Sky Sports Pass for £150, which effectively gives half-price access to all 10 Sky Sports channels""

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/now-tv?utm_content=1520334193&utm_medium=social&utm_source=multiple

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Funnily enough Ralphy I’m on the hunt for a new laptop and ideally want to spend no more than £700. Typically I’ve seen one I want for £1000.

I want a lot for the £700 price and have been looking constantly/daily for a couple of weeks. I saw a cracking deal on a Medion in Argos but it’s gone.

I’ll post some of my findings on here.

@Silky Kisser might have some bargains on some extreme urban inlines. You’ll have to meet him behind the big ramp in the skate park though.

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what sites have you been looking on? I often look for vouchers/discount codes before i buy from a site, by doing this ive saved decent amouns of money in the past, even by buying at an initial higher price than a different site that has it cheaper pre voucher

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2 hours ago, Chest Rockwell said:

Fuck that's expressive. I'm so glad I don't like sports.

/r/SoccerStreams + Acestream = fuck Sky. 

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1 hour ago, Ralphy said:

what sites have you been looking on? I often look for vouchers/discount codes before i buy from a site, by doing this ive saved decent amouns of money in the past, even by buying at an initial higher price than a different site that has it cheaper pre voucher

Exactly what I do, and 90% of ‘vouchers’ aren’t anything other than what the site offers as a general. Those voucher websites aren’t as good as they once were.

As a rule of thumb I have a look on hotukdeals. I like the format that fellow shoppers have found offers, so it’s less likely to be an advert. You get a good idea if the offers any good based on how hot or cold it’s been voted. A fair amount of the time the person who has added the offer tends to have product knowledge too.

So for example, this is the laptop I came across initially, which is pretty decent spec for the price (as of Feb 2018). It’s not coming back in stock unfortunately.

https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/medion-x6603-i5-156-in-8gb-1tb-gtx1050ti-at-argos-for-68999-2900578

 

Edited by Kaz Hayashi

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Not necessarily a deal per se, but have you had a look at PCSpecialist @Kaz Hayashi? I haven't dug deep but just knocked a quick custom laptop up 8Gb RAM, 1050Ti, 1Tb HDD and 120Gb M.2 SSD for around £800. Could probably find other configs on there for a bit less too.

Bit more than your £700 target but still a lot for the money. Could drop the SSD too and that'd get you closer.

Edited by FailedPromoter
Nailing targets...

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1 hour ago, FailedPromoter said:

Not necessarily a deal per se, but have you had a look at PCSpecialist @Kaz Hayashi? I haven't dug deep but just knocked a quick custom laptop up 8Gb RAM, 1050Ti, 1Tb HDD and 120Gb M.2 SSD for around £800. Could probably find other configs on there for a bit less too.

Bit more than your £700 target but still a lot for the money. Could drop the SSD too and that'd get you closer.

Ta for that. I’m stuck between sticking to budget (can get some decent 8gb, i5 dual core set up for around the £600 mark, but with integrated graphics) or for a grand I can go with a i7 6700hq, 1tb & 256gb, 16gb RAM and a GTX 1060. It’s a refurb, very tempting, but not necessary.

I need to bloody buy something in the next week though, that’s the key.

Just to add, I’m not getting it for gaming, but I will be heavily reliant on it for hdmi out video content.

I need it for an event hence the deadline of a week’ish from now, but my only other computer is a 2011 iMac. It’s doing ok, but I don’t trust it to get me through another 2 years. So this next purchase will be my bread and butter machine.

Edited by Kaz Hayashi

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I've got into searching auctions/charity shops etc and the more I'm doing it, the more fun I'm finding it. Turning into a surprisingly pleasant hobby. Aside from the usual book bargains, I've grabbed a few other nice buys.

Best value buy I've had recently were a couple of two-seater chairs, TV table, fridge freezer and dining room table with chairs which came to just under £300 for the lot. All decent stuff in good condition as well.

Obviously, there's periods where you feel like you're aimlessly searching through stuff and plenty of times when there's naff all worth buying, but putting your headphones in and spending a couple of hours a week having a look around the local auctions and charity shops can be pretty good fun, and it's always good for a nostalgio buzz when you find a toy or memorabilia from your youth. 

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12 minutes ago, Undefeated Steak said:

I've got into searching auctions/charity shops etc and the more I'm doing it, the more fun I'm finding it. Turning into a surprisingly pleasant hobby. Aside from the usual book bargains, I've grabbed a few other nice buys.

Best value buy I've had recently were a couple of two-seater chairs, TV table, fridge freezer and dining room table with chairs which came to just under £300 for the lot. All decent stuff in good condition as well.

Obviously, there's periods where you feel like you're aimlessly searching through stuff and plenty of times when there's naff all worth buying, but putting your headphones in and spending a couple of hours a week having a look around the local auctions and charity shops can be pretty good fun, and it's always good for a nostalgio buzz when you find a toy or memorabilia from your youth. 

i also enjoy a good charity shop hunt, i get most of my clothes and books from them, managed to get many birthday and xmas presents from them too. most of my favourite clothes are ones ive gotten from charity shops! 

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There’s 4 community furniture stores up here. You phone them if you want rid of any kind of furniture, mirrors, to fridge freezers, and providing it’s not knackered, they take it away for free, sell it all from an open plan unit, and the profit goes in to keeping some community assisted transport busses on the go (for vulnerable/ disabled people).

Im addicted, had some great bargains, upcycled done bits and sold on. I’ve had 5 sofas since September. Obviously send the ones back with them I have no use for... my wife thinks it’s excessive. I’ve barely even started.

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My girlfriend works in a charity shop and is always getting great finds.  She is an avid car booter as well so we are off to the one at Bowlers in Manchester this weekend.  Has anyone been?  Also, is this possibly another thread, one for good finds as opposed to good deals?

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1 hour ago, Keith Houchen said:

My girlfriend works in a charity shop and is always getting great finds.  She is an avid car booter as well so we are off to the one at Bowlers in Manchester this weekend.  Has anyone been?  Also, is this possibly another thread, one for good finds as opposed to good deals?

Not been to that one, but I’m a big car boot fan. Not been to many outside of the northeast apart from a handful. 

One thing we don’t do so well at over here is random markets. There’s obviously a lot of established markets that have become pretty gentrified over the years, but proper hustle and bustle markets that almost feel like intense car boot sales, we don’t really do.

Ive been to a couple in France, Italy, Germany and Sweden, and they absolutely rock. My favourite was one on the side of a busy road heading back from the Dordogne region. Loads of people selling loads of really old authentic pieces, like cooking and butchery equipment, wine paraphernalia and what have you, cleary all from the turn of the last century, for absolute pennies too. The kind of shit you’d find replicas of in Spitalfields market for £80.

There’s a cracking indoor antique market in Berlin. Mounds of stuff from wartime, typical things such is army boots, weapons etc, to candelabras, pocket watches etc, lots of wood, brass and silver, incredibly fascinating. 

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