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    Idea for a new thread (but not the thread itself)

    I wanted to ask people, and particularly Hexus moderators, what people thought about the following idea:
    We currently have a forum area for bargains. It's a great idea. it works. People benefit from it.
    But how about an 'anti-bargain' area?
    Let me explain - i regularly browse e-tailers websites for bargains and the like, and often look at clearance items etc etc. On a number of occasions I have seen 'B' grade, used, or clearance stock that plainly hasnt been updated by the website (most likely due to reasons of time). Eg not too long ago I saw a Geforce 2 Ultra AGP for sale, and from what I recall it was "only" £300!
    The aim of said thread would not be to demoralise or upset the website in question per se, but simply to have fun by spotting 'anti-bargains'.
    I wont post a specific case now in case it is felt inappropriate, but what do people think??
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    I say no. It would be far more productive to simply email the site concerned and tell them.

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    Sounds like a totally unproductive mission to go on.

    Whats your motivation behind it?

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    Ok, sounds like a no-go-er which upon reflection is fine by me.
    My motivation I suppose is to raise awareness of the fact that not everything in a 'bargain' area is in fact a bargain, and therefore to save people getting ripped off. Then again I am thinking now that most people who read Hexus anyway would probably be aware of that.
    The other downside that I am considering now is that it would be very easy for such a thread to transform into a 'let's have a go at so-and-so', even though that is not my objective.
    Consider it an officially bad idea (that wasnt really well thought out in the first place!)
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    I think I'd get bored doing it, and I'd have to be bored to do it anyway.

    Plus it would clog the forum up with needless spam (in a sense..).

    No offence, just my opinion.

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