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Are we allowed to talk about Amazon?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ice Tea, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Ice Tea

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2004

    Posts: 2,596

    Not sure if this type of thread is allowed but has anyone else noticed over the last few weeks that all the prices of Computer parts at Amazon have gone up on average £5 to £10 so it's no longer a cheap option even with free postage?
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2018
  2. Maundie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 20, 2010

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    As long as it's nothing that Overclockers sell you can mention Amazon (Deodorants, car parts etc) but if you're going to direct link to computer parts that's classed as a competitor so no you aren't allowed to mention them.
     
  3. Schizo

    Don

    Joined: Feb 19, 2008

    Posts: 12,092

    Location: ipswich

    Correct,amazon gets used quite a bit on here but not for items ocuk sell.
     
  4. NoobCannon

    Mobster

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    Ban for rainforrest
     
  5. rexehuk

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 13, 2009

    Posts: 3,764

    Location: My own head

    I vote for changing his name to "The Rainforest".
     
  6. Diddums

    Capodecina

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    Location: London

    I think you'll find it's called Amazon.
     
  7. Ice Tea

    Mobster

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    Posts: 2,596

    Thanks all for the clarification. :)
     
  8. MooMoo444

    Capodecina

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    Do people really think that saying 'the rainforest' is clever or disguised? Just seems a bit cringey to me.
     
  9. Ice Tea

    Mobster

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    Nothing to do with being clever or disguised , some forums run a banned word list with an infraction so i wasn't going to risk it.

    Not sure how you can ask a question using telepathy on a text forum?
     
  10. wolfie138

    Wise Guy

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    then surely you would have got banned for trying to evade filters? :-D
     
  11. Ice Tea

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2004

    Posts: 2,596

    LOL , i didn't think that through did i. :D
     
  12. The Craig

    Soldato

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    Location: Warwickshire

    Hah this.
     
  13. Hotwired

    Soldato

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    Posts: 5,860

    Considering it used to be forbidden I'm amazed by all the irritable comments that seem to be cropping up about it.

    Is it some kind of trendy thing to comment on the obvious caution.
     
  14. Hilly

    Don

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    Changed title, as it was annoying me!

    Yes we can talk about Amazon, but only when it's not a direct competitor to OcUK - so no linking to the same technologies etc.
     
  15. Ice Tea

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 1, 2004

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    I've edited the first post as well now i know it not going to cause an infraction.
     
  16. PapaLazaru

    Capodecina

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    Cringey. Pros use 'the jungle place'.
     
  17. joey1211

    Mobster

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    Nah, they were merged with Argos in 2002
     
  18. Ice Tea

    Mobster

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    I've got my clarification that we can now mention Amazon so I'm happy if a Mod wants to lock this or remove the thread as no one seems to be interested in discussing if they too have noticed recent Amazon price hikes.
     
  19. The Craig

    Soldato

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    Location: Warwickshire

    If you would like to monitor prices, a good site to use is camelcamelcamel (I think..com). Amazon varies prices just like any other websites but can set up alerts etc using the above
     
  20. ubersonic

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 26, 2009

    Posts: 19,253

    It's actually against the rules on this forum too, just there's no automated system and the mods stopped actively enforcing it years ago as long as there's no reference to something OCUK also sell. You still see long time users and sticklers for the rules saying rainforest though.