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DeepDiscount Blowout Bin

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by elsanto, Jul 3, 2019.

  1. Jesse O Taylor

    Jesse O Taylor Well-Known Member

    Location:
    US
    After a little bit of digging on the subject, it appears taxing shipping charges is legal, but laws about it vary state-by-state.

    Regardless, it's a pretty awful way to do business. They're scamming every penny they can off their customers.
     
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  2. Rentz

    Rentz Forum Resident

    Location:
    Texas
    yeah i dont think i had problems before but i had 2 of 3 items cancelled and got 2 different refunds to paypal both for the exact amount of each item pre-tax
     
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  3. Rentz

    Rentz Forum Resident

    Location:
    Texas
    it likely happens more than i've realized, i dont think they HAVE to tax shipping(might be wrong) but i'd wager the pos systems are just setup to tax off the total transaction.
     
  4. Bloom

    Bloom You're embarrassing me in front of the wizards

    "Misunderstandings and lethargy have caused more wrong than malice" - Hanlon's Razor

    DD is awesome. I've gotten insane deals from them and will probably get more insane deals in the future. I've missed out on some, it happens. I doubt a distributor as big as them is intentionally baiting you on a Rush album to get $.75 in tax money from you. If you need it badly enough, email them and I'm sure they will sort it out. You are getting a bit dramatic with this.
     
  5. Jesse O Taylor

    Jesse O Taylor Well-Known Member

    Location:
    US
    They failed to refund 50 cents from the price of each album (the CS rep I talked to seemed confused about how it could have even happened), and 75 cents per album in taxes, totaling $14+ altogether.

    If I hadn't contacted them, they would have made $1.25 for every album they cancelled.

    How many hundreds (if not thousands) of items do you think they've cancelled this week?

    Like I said, I've ordered from them a lot in the past too. But this is outrageously unacceptable & shady as hell.
     
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  6. dcarwin

    dcarwin Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    For DD I've switched to using my CC instead of Paypal. They only charged me for what shipped this time, though I think I did end up paying for shipping.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2020
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  7. Rentz

    Rentz Forum Resident

    Location:
    Texas
    right, i dont think there is any ill intent or malice. its just a POS system doing what it does.
    I emailed them about it just because, if i get back my buck fifty so be it if i dont i wont go much further not worth my effort.
     
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  8. allbrosca

    allbrosca Dancing Madly Backwards

    Location:
    Toronto
    Just ordered three items and within an hour got cancellation on two of them: Alice Cooper and Miles Davis. Bummer! On my Rush cancellation I emailed them before the refund and the refund did include the shipping charges this time.
     
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  9. Matt I

    Matt I Forum Resident

    Location:
    Alabama
    Honestly, I have no problem with getting the occasional cancellation and refund, because I get to keep all applicable qualifying discounts.
     
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  10. blewmaearsout

    blewmaearsout Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, ON
    I was refunded for the portion of my order that was cancelled, but after doing the math, think I've been overcharged by nearly $1 for the album that was sent out, after comparing with a comparable single item order.

    Time for an email while I wait for the doomed-to-be-warped album to be delivered....
     
  11. geebagel

    geebagel Well-Known Member

    I placed an order for 12 LPs on July 3rd. Ten of them were cancelled. I paid via Paypal and they made 8 separate refunds to my Paypal account. Six of those exactly matched the pre-tax prices for the records. The other two were more than the pre-tax price with one short of the after tax cost by $3.44 and the other short of the after tax price by 31 cents. In total their individual refunds were short by $15.83. I called them today and after 32 minutes of being on hold and talking to a CS rep they told me they would refund the rest.

    I think from now on I will use a credit card to pay. That seems to be the advice I'm seeing in the posts here.

    I placed this order on Friday, July 3rd at 5:07EST. The Petty box set, Rush - 2112 3 LP, and both Kravitz titles got canceled. I was very disappointed about the Petty box. I hope someone in this forum scored a copy of this.

    All that being said, I will continue to buy from DD as the deals are just too good. They got me hooked and spending way too much money and time scrolling through their site.
     
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  12. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Senior Member

    Location:
    Long Island
    That's a bummer. Petty and Let Love Rule shipped for me. I think your approach sounds smart. Pay with a CC and avoid their (hmm....subpar?) return system. As you state, the deals are just too good to ignore.
     
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  13. Larsen

    Larsen Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bergen, Norway
  14. allbrosca

    allbrosca Dancing Madly Backwards

    Location:
    Toronto
    Called them on this one and no refund on shipping charges since I was told they are the same for one or three items , so I cancelled the remaining item. Not worth $10 in shipping. Also checked on the Best of Lulu which did not ship in an order a few weeks ago. It is not cancelled but backordered and they expect to fill it.
     
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  15. japes

    japes Forum Resident

    Location:
    richmond, va
    On 7/3 I ordered the following:

    The Band - Capitol Years box
    Eric Clapton - Life in 12 Bars box
    The Band - Big Pink Super Deluxe box
    Rush - 2112 Deluxe box
    John Mellencamp - 1982-1989 box

    I put in 2nd order on 7/4:

    Tom Petty album box
    Rush - Farewell to Kings Deluxe box

    The Band Capitol Years box and Life in 12 Bars box arrived today.

    The Petty and Farewell to Kings boxes have shipped according to DD.

    No word on the rest.
     
  16. Biittner Hair Flyin'

    Biittner Hair Flyin' Comfortably Dumb

    "I always mess up some mundane detail." :winkgrin:
     
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  17. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    I would say you made out like a bandit then! Nice!
     
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  18. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    Interesting tidbit:

    Using the USPS Informed Delivery App, I am showing two packages from Alliance Entertainment — one is the three LPs I ordered from the Saturday Night Price Massacre in July 4th, and I received a notification from DD on that one. I matched the tracking number to confirm.

    However, there is one more package there coming from them that I have not gotten an email from them about and the tracking number doesn’t match anything else I’ve ordered from them.

    COULD THIS MYSTERY PACKAGE BE MY NITZER EBB BOX SET?!?
     
  19. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    Reggae Sale on DeepDiscount

    Reggae “Sale” at DD — some questionable calls here (is 311 really reggae?! REALLY?!) and most of the discounts are in the 15-20% range but hey, ‘tis the season!
     
  20. Biittner Hair Flyin'

    Biittner Hair Flyin' Comfortably Dumb

    My guess is that it's everybody else's missing refund amounts (sales taxes mostly), in pennies and nickels, thrown into a box and shipped to you because DD assumed that you'd be able to pass it on to everybody. :wiggle:
     
  21. jason202

    jason202 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, D.C.
    I guess they have to put it there because they don't have a category called Crap :D :hide:
     
  22. Bloom

    Bloom You're embarrassing me in front of the wizards

    I mean they are reggae influenced. Their album SOUNDSYSTEM is a direct reference to it. People call John Mayer a blues artist as if that is any less offensive, I guess.
     
  23. Juggsnelson

    Juggsnelson Senior Member

    Location:
    Long Island
    I actually laughed out loud at this comment!
     
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  24. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    It isn’t any more offensive than listening to John Mayer try to sing like an authentic blues man.
     
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  25. Rentz

    Rentz Forum Resident

    Location:
    Texas
    Mayer was at the crossroads guitar fest last year I was just thankful he was only a short between stage acts show....that’s when the beer/bathroom break happened
     
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