REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Vancouver LifeStyles (VLS) > #RevsceneVLS General Chat

#RevsceneVLS General Chat SOCIAL LIFESTYLES ADSPACE AVAILABLE. CONTACT INFO@BLITZGEAR.COM
2016 VLS Community Head Moderator: SaucyWoman
2016 Social Media Liason: Blitzgear

@Revscene #RevsceneVLS. Vancouver LifeStyles Discussions: Car-free, political and current events, random thoughts, or topics that don't fit in the other forums. Remember to check out feature articles on the Main Website

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-19-2008, 06:48 PM   #1
RS controls my life!
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: vancouver
Posts: 729
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
is boxing day a scam?

someone told me that it's a scam and that really not much is discounted, but rather jacked up and then discounted so it sort of equals to the same?
Advertisement
VersaceStyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 07:22 PM   #2
HELP ME PLS!!!
 
carisear's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: South Central V
Posts: 5,504
Thanked 508 Times in 203 Posts
... i am out of word.
__________________
Visit my food blog! http://jaxandcs.com/

*its not the size of your army that matters; it's the fury of it's onslaught!*

█♣█
carisear is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 07:54 PM   #3
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
jasonc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: vancouver
Posts: 667
Thanked 289 Times in 56 Posts
lol never herd of that. usually i check the prices for a few stores before buying.


but since our economy and dollar is very low. most stuff on sale will be the discontinued stuff. thats my asumption
jasonc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 08:03 PM   #4
My homepage has been set to RS
 
Preemo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Surrey
Posts: 2,175
Thanked 174 Times in 69 Posts
Basically it's all the old/surplus shit they have in the back/warehouse.
__________________
Preemo
--
Preemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 09:42 PM   #5
Hacked RS to become a mod
 
SkinnyPupp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sunny Hong Kong
Posts: 42,007
Thanked 17,634 Times in 5,341 Posts
For the most part, it's garbage that would be cheap anyway. But all the garbage gets discounted at once, making it seem like a big deal. Occasionally there are a few actual good deals out there, and that's what the idiots line up for.. If you're not one of the first few to get in the store, all that's left is crap.
SkinnyPupp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 12:50 AM   #6
My homepage has been set to RS
 
MelonBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,100
Thanked 169 Times in 91 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by VersaceStyle View Post
someone told me that it's a scam and that really not much is discounted, but rather jacked up and then discounted so it sort of equals to the same?
most of the stuff is old stock/over stocked stuff, stores are just getting rid of shit for the new stuff next year.

just to point out if a store jacks up the price and discounts it, that is considered scamming and its actually against the law, and if there caught by the government they will have to pay a penalty. Uhh theres a specific word for this but i cant remember.. uh.. anyone help me out here lol..
MelonBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 01:02 AM   #7
14 dolla balla aint got nothing on me!
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 613
Thanked 38 Times in 25 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MelonBoy View Post
most of the stuff is old stock/over stocked stuff, stores are just getting rid of shit for the new stuff next year.

just to point out if a store jacks up the price and discounts it, that is considered scamming and its actually against the law, and if there caught by the government they will have to pay a penalty. Uhh theres a specific word for this but i cant remember.. uh.. anyone help me out here lol..
I just fucking learned this in marketing this past semester and I already can't remember it. FUCK SCHOOL
bbbj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 01:06 AM   #8
Hacked RS to become a mod
 
SkinnyPupp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sunny Hong Kong
Posts: 42,007
Thanked 17,634 Times in 5,341 Posts
If that was illegal in Hong Kong, 99% of the stores would be out of business, including ALL grocery stores
SkinnyPupp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 03:04 AM   #9
RS Licensed Vendor
 
Cman333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 604
Posts: 14,492
Thanked 979 Times in 323 Posts
Working in electronics retail for so many years.... get to see the inside scoop.

People tend to hype it up themselves. Think of it as a BIG SALE that everyone has on the same day. Rather than walking in hoping to find a sale or whatever.

Usually stores will have door crashers to attract people. Those are always limited quantities. That's whats builds the hype, what people line up for. All in all it's usually the entry level no name crap thats blown out at crazy cheap prices. Once youre 2 hours into a sale, all the insane deals are gone. Then comes the "normal" stuff. Most stuff goes on sale at the usual sale price.

Boxing day prices are usually normal sales/friends & family sales/customer appreciation sale prices. Rather than just a couple items, it's usually everything on sale. Don't expect everything to be 50% off retail. It's usally 10% off. 25% off higher markup items (except door crashers).

Clothing on the other hand I tend to see discounts at places that don't usually have discounts. I don't work in the fashion industry, so I can't comment on discounts. I haven't gone boxing day shopping in many years. I remember every year I used to go, always come out empty handed anyways. Not worth the lineup, the headache, the parking, etc.

I might check out some of the smaller independant clothing stores. Even that is skeptical.
__________________
BPG AUTOSOUND
#8-2900 Smith St
Richmond, BC
604.278.4142


"High Fidelity Mobile Audio"

Authorized Retailer For:
Focal, Audison, Mosconi, Hertz, Rockford Fosgate, JVC, Kenwood, Clarion, Escort, AntiLaser Priority, Stinger Radar, Beltronics, Compustar, Thinkware, BlackeVue, Lukas plus much more!

----->BPG Autosound's Facebook<-----
----->BPG Autosound's Instagram<-----
***2017 BEST LASER JAMMER - ANTILASER PRIORITY***





Cman333 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 04:15 PM   #10
Unofficial Tin Foil Hat Specialist.
 
skyxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 8,142
Thanked 1,516 Times in 598 Posts
Sometimes there are better sales in January.
__________________
Looking for a Valentine's date. Click for further details

Hi, I'm the milkman. Do you want it in the front or in the back?
I give awesome relationship advice. Trust me.
skyxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 04:52 PM   #11
HELP ME PLS!!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 5,524
Thanked 976 Times in 164 Posts
i dont think its a scam. some of the things i see are really discounted
alex.w *// is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 07:50 PM   #12
Banned By Establishment
 
Shun Izaki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 3
Thanked 266 Times in 124 Posts
Not a scam as long as you don't get tricked into buying a dvd player for more than $20
Shun Izaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 08:09 PM   #13
Unofficial Tin Foil Hat Specialist.
 
skyxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 8,142
Thanked 1,516 Times in 598 Posts
Not Unless it's an OPPO...
__________________
Looking for a Valentine's date. Click for further details

Hi, I'm the milkman. Do you want it in the front or in the back?
I give awesome relationship advice. Trust me.
skyxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2008, 10:16 PM   #14
Hacked RS to become a mod
 
SkinnyPupp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sunny Hong Kong
Posts: 42,007
Thanked 17,634 Times in 5,341 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by skyxx View Post
Not Unless it's an OPPO...
I'm selling my Oppo for like $200 ($86 under retail) but for some reason the page gets barely any views. I know more and more people buy HDTV's.. but are they using the same $30 DVD players they had before?
SkinnyPupp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2008, 03:12 PM   #15
Willing to sell body for a few minutes on RS
 
underscore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Kel-pwn-a
Posts: 11,969
Thanked 4,957 Times in 2,167 Posts
futureshop kinda scams you, that put massive SALE tags everywhere but half the shit isn't even on sale, it's just the regular price.
__________________
1992 Toyota Celica GT-S // 1991 Toyota Celica GTFour RC FOR SALE // 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD

Quote:
Originally Posted by maksimizer View Post
half those dudes are hotter than ,my GF.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RevYouUp View Post
reading this thread is like waiting for goku to charge up a spirit bomb in dragon ball z
Quote:
Originally Posted by Good_KarMa View Post
OH thank god. I thought u had sex with my wife. :cry:
underscore is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2008, 03:47 PM   #16
Rs has made me the woman i am today!
 
static's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 4,407
Thanked 472 Times in 49 Posts
the only real discount in retail, is the five-finger discount kekekeke, jp
static is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2008, 04:13 PM   #17
DOES HE LOOK LIKE A BITCH?
 
Culture_Vulture's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 11,038
Thanked 2,569 Times in 689 Posts
why don't you just check for yourself then lol

it's usually what's left of whatever they had during and before the Christmas rush, so they want to blow it out all in one go.
Culture_Vulture is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2008, 05:20 PM   #18
The RS Freebie guru
 
InvisibleSoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: East Vancouver
Posts: 22,029
Thanked 2,489 Times in 859 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by VersaceStyle View Post
someone told me that it's a scam and that really not much is discounted, but rather jacked up and then discounted so it sort of equals to the same?
For those that know how to shop and find good deals, no.

For those that don't know how to shop, yes.

One quick tip is to be aware of what the signs say.

Most signs will say "Up to 80% off"

This means absolutely nothing. They could have just one item, the crappiest thing that nobody would buy, at 80% off and everything else at regular price.

Some other stores might advertise "50% off on selected merchandise", and this is similar. They might only have the crappy stuff at 50% off and other stuff at regular price.

The best boxing day sales have signs that say "50% off everything" and that's exactly what it means - every single item is 50% off.
InvisibleSoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2008, 05:17 PM   #19
Everyone wants a piece of R S...
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: : : : : :
Posts: 388
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Physixx View Post
why don't you just check for yourself then lol

it's usually what's left of whatever they had during and before the Christmas rush, so they want to blow it out all in one go.
for the most part, you should always do a little research before going into a store and thinking what you got is a deal.

remember many sales on boxing day are non-refundable.
__________________
Sleeping is a waste of time.
yayabonks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2008, 06:24 PM   #20
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: vancouver
Posts: 2,765
Thanked 442 Times in 213 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by carisear View Post
... i am out of word.
you should get a refill then...
blkgsr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 08:51 AM   #21
Ye olde moderator
 
orgasm_donor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Vancouvwhore
Posts: 13,132
Thanked 1,276 Times in 389 Posts
I don't understand why people call me and say "hey dude, you got any boxing day sale prices going on?" when they know for a fact that I just give everybody good prices all year 'round. Low overhead + top shelf product + good volume = always good prices! Why market your shit around one day when you can have people come in all year 'round.

Thats my philosophy anyways.

edit: Look for our boxing week sale coming up soon!

__________________
Revscene ADMIN elite

Formerly from SoundsGood
orgasm_donor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 09:14 AM   #22
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Shaugnessy
Posts: 2,610
Thanked 480 Times in 167 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by underscore View Post
futureshop kinda scams you, that put massive SALE tags everywhere but half the shit isn't even on sale, it's just the regular price.
This is true. I did the whole lining up early for boxing day thing a few years back only to learn that boxing day is all hype. It's true that they're clearing out inventory, but only the shittiest products that failed to sell during the whole year.
BNR32_Coupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 11:04 AM   #23
Orgasm Donor & Alatar owned my ass twice!
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 16,343
Thanked 5,612 Times in 2,301 Posts
Boxing day is mostly good for electronics..having that said, i dont understand why people start lining up at 5pm christmas day for door crashers when you can start buying them christmas eve online??

and most of the bigger merchandise for door crashers is available online...so it's not like it's an in-store only deal. The only thing you might be saving is S&H fee..but paying the S&H fee sounds better than freezing your ass off for 12 hours in this kinda weather.

For the most part, it's a hype.
__________________
My BST Feedback

Last edited by twitchyzero; 12-24-2008 at 11:10 AM.
twitchyzero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 11:50 AM   #24
Banned By Establishment
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Richmond
Posts: 12,489
Thanked 2,090 Times in 773 Posts
^me and my friends make it tradition, we actually have a bit of fun lining up.
Meowjin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2008, 01:23 PM   #25
Willing to sell body for a few minutes on RS
 
underscore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Kel-pwn-a
Posts: 11,969
Thanked 4,957 Times in 2,167 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by BNR32_Coupe View Post
This is true. I did the whole lining up early for boxing day thing a few years back only to learn that boxing day is all hype. It's true that they're clearing out inventory, but only the shittiest products that failed to sell during the whole year.
waiting at FS is a waste of time, show up like 10 mins after they open and walk right in, a couple years back I got a 100 stack of DVD-R's for $18 and a 250GB external for $100, was a good deal at the time.
__________________
1992 Toyota Celica GT-S // 1991 Toyota Celica GTFour RC FOR SALE // 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD

Quote:
Originally Posted by maksimizer View Post
half those dudes are hotter than ,my GF.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RevYouUp View Post
reading this thread is like waiting for goku to charge up a spirit bomb in dragon ball z
Quote:
Originally Posted by Good_KarMa View Post
OH thank god. I thought u had sex with my wife. :cry:
underscore is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net