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Giffgaff price increase

Started by: itwashimnotme
On: 22/05/2015 | 11:43
Replies: 12
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by: itwashimnotme
on: 22/05/2015 | 11:43

Hi all, been keeping an eye on the price of purchasing handsets from giffgaffs and it all seems a bit strange to me. I'm no retail analyst but handset prices seem to rise and fall constantly - this weeks changes have included price rises on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (was £499 now £529) the Galaxy S5 sees a price hike from £329 to £349 and the Galaxy A5 moves from £269 to £279. These examples are not unique there have been similar increases with some of the other handsets.(a few have reduced in price too though) Yes, supply & demand may play a part in changes to price however ive always thought that in retail the trend is to move prices downwards as the product ages NOT increase prices!    

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by: aronrose
on: 22/05/2015 | 11:47
Noticed also,

Its prob because of the £30 voucher that they are giving with it.
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Message 2 of 13
by: endorphin
on: 22/05/2015 | 11:51 edited: 22/05/2015 | 11:52

It's basically supply and demand methinks, prices do go down as well as up!

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by: cim
on: 22/05/2015 | 12:09

Don't big retailers like Amazon etc constantly juggle with prices also? Seems to be the way of it with online retail these days...

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by: itwashimnotme
on: 22/05/2015 | 12:11

ahh...the much hyped FREE accessories voucher with every handset. At first glance seems like a great offer however if you purchased say the Note 4 last week at £499 then £499 was your only outlay - this week you are still paying the £499 for the handset but you are obliged to also buy the £30 'free' accessories voucher too. 

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by: willothewisp63
on: 22/05/2015 | 12:45
Argos do the same, reduce and increase there prices also, I've noticed this too on giffgaff.
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by: popsybobby1
on: 22/05/2015 | 22:52
I think carphone warehouse has a cheapest phone prices as well and its more cheeper then Argos and even giffgaff..
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by: gordie10
on: 23/05/2015 | 03:44

These weekly price changes have a lot to do with whatever giffgaff's competitors are up to. They won't drop prices so much that they end up making a loss on them though.

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by: mofo57
on: 24/05/2015 | 00:06
just the way of the market
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by: sophiaarmstrong
on: 25/05/2015 | 07:37
The more sold higher price goes
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