There is a new website BuckSaver.ca registered on Nov 16, 2011 which is supposed to sell different Toys, Gadgets, Computer and Electronics Equipment, Cell Phones, Auto Equipment, etc.
But it is just another example of a website created purely to be featured on various daily deal websites like SlamBuy, DealTicker and make profit by taking advantage over customers with enormously overinflated original prices. Which is in fact scam… because people used to trust reputable group buying websites…
Even Google knew nothing about BuckSaver.ca before the first deal happened on SlamBuy:
$119 for a 7” Android 2.3 Tablet ($349 Value) at BuckSaver.ca (Value $349)
Let’s take a look what kind of Android Tablet BuckSaver usually offers for $349:
Wait a moment!!! Just recently the price was $299 instead of $349! It’s not my imagination. Here is a screenshot taken a bit earlier:
Seems like Buck Saver decided to provide even bigger discount to attract more customer by inflating original price by another $50…
Let’s check what is the real price of the 7″ Android 2.3 Tablet offered by BuckSaver, SlamBuy and probably other daily deal websites in the nearest future.
This is a description from product page at bucksaver.ca:
1. CPU: Infotmic – Main frequency: ARM 11, 1GHZ
2. WiFi 802.11 b/g
3. OS: Google Android 2.3
4. RAM 256 MB – Storage : 4GB DDR
5.Support Flash 10.1
6. 7inch Touch screen, 800 * 480PX Resolution
7. Ebook reader, microSD slot
8. G-sensor, Loud Speaker, Google Browser
This is a description from another website:
CPU:Infotmic iMAPS210,Main frequency:1.0GHz
WiFi 802.11 b/g
OS:Google Android 2.3
G-sensor, Loud Speaker, Google Browser
256 MB RAM, 4GB DDR
Support Flash 10.1
7inch Touch screen, 800 * 480PX Resolution
Ebook reader, microSD slot
Does anyone see the difference? I don’t… It even seems like a copy-paste…
Actually there is some difference… The second offer includes high quality keyboard for free and many more languages support: Simple Chinese, Tradition Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean,Polish, Russian, Spanish. That one from BuckSaver does not have keyboard case and supports only English.
What about the price?
BuckSaver offers it for $349, SlamBuy offers it for $119, but another retailer offers it for $75 with free shipping!
What’s the deal at all?
The original price posted at BuckSaver.ca is almost 5 times higher than regular market price for this Android Tablet.
SlamBuy is actually offering a negative discount asking to pay 59% more than a real value of the product…
It is indeed unacceptable practice in group buying industry! These kind of daily deal websites like SlamBuy and merchants like BuckSaver should not spoil daily deal market!