Nintendo Wii $199 @ COTD B'day sale 29th October PLUS a load of other items

25 October 2008

You really need to set aside some time on Wednesday to watch the daily dal release for COTD
Every hour they are having a new catch with the Nintendo Wii for $199 as one example
4GB Nano iPod at $99
PS2 $99

I suspect the site will get a hammering so you will need to be organised

500 comments

  • nod
    http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images/1000tc/birthday_bash.jpg
  • queenshrew
    Wow! Hot, nod!!! You're right, the site would probably go under from the traffic! No chance for me with my lousy connection (I seem to dc alot nowadays...we are now thinking perhaps it's the router as we have too many wireless around the house!) I would be lucky if I snap up a broom on the day! :p (Or whatever that yellow thingy is..mop ? haha) ----- ETA: oh yeah it's a mop lol!
  • frogduck
    i wouldn't mind some of that stuff, but i'll be at university when it starts :( until 6pm :( so i'll probably be missing out on like.. all of it
  • Wally
    It will be a lottery who gets thru on the special deals, last time they had something similar the cotd site was like treacle with page freezes galore!
  • fairybelle
    Id imagine it would be like the Jetstar site when they have the $1 flight sales. Just sitting there for hours pressing the refresh button.. I wouold love to get a wii though.. it would be excellent I will be tryng to get through.
  • mouldgirl
    Worth it though. Any ideas what generation the ipod will be ?
  • bigal
    mouldgirl;67684
    Worth it though. Any ideas what generation the ipod will be ?
    the picture looks like the latest generation of ipod nano.
  • melissanj
    i wonder if they will give a 12 month warranty
  • kingyubbo
    woweesss all great bargains. The Nintendo Wii and the Nano do it for me. Depending on what camera, GPS and model DVD player it is I'm in. Judging by the pictures, that Samsung DVD player does DivX as well!!!! Will have to see if the pictures are correct though.
  • melissanj
    i want all of them!!!!!....im not that greedy....am i?
  • kingyubbo
    melissanj;67704
    i want all of them!!!!!....im not that greedy....am i?
    Why do you need a Steam mop? :p
  • fairybelle
    Hey i was eyeing off the steam mop too .. I have house with no carpet only wooden floors so all i do is mop, they look great.
  • khaz0r
    hey, I was looking at the iPod nano and I found something interest and it might be misleading. It says the iPod nano is going for $99. From the image they show us it seems as though it's the latest model. HOWEVER, the new models come in the 8GB and 16GB. On COTD they say it is 4GB, so I have a feeling that it might be the older model...
  • winniblu
    I always wanted a steam mop.....I got one and it has not come out of the box......and that was over a year ago!
  • kingyubbo
    khaz0r;67711
    On COTD they say it is 4GB, so I have a feeling that it might be the older model...
    There are 4GB Models of the New 4G Nano's selling at JBs, Myers and other retail outlets for between $140-$170. They're limited stock of 4GB chips that Apple had left over from the previous generation.
  • inferno
    im going to order 50 wii's and sell them all!!!!!!
  • khaz0r
    inferno;67724
    im going to order 50 wii's and sell them all!!!!!!
    I think there would be a limit on the number of purchases per customer. But good luck, the number of traffic on that website will be horrendus.
  • inferno
    yeah i'll be refreshing like crazy! any excuse to procrastinate ... like i am now.
  • melissanj
    kingyubbo;67706
    Why do you need a Steam mop? :p
    ummmm a new way to straighten my hair??? my bathroom has tiles!!!! oh and my laundry...the rest is cream carpet *shudder*....well at least it started out as cream carpet
  • admin EDITOR
    Thats a stunner price on the Wii, but I bet you they will only have a grand total of two of them out at that price or something silly like that
  • MamaK
    I wouldn't trust getting anything big from COTD and dealing with their warranty claims. Great prices but not worth dealing with them for me.
  • kingyubbo
    MamaK;67749
    I wouldn't trust getting anything big from COTD and dealing with their warranty claims. Great prices but not worth dealing with them for me.
    The iPod is OK as the warranty is from Apple themselves. The Wii is a worry though however could also be a Nintendo external vendor warranty.
  • lilpretzel
    This will be interesting :whistling: Good Luck if your able to catch a Bargain :D
  • nod
    I agree. It will be a very interesting exercise. One question I have about the ipods is how on earth did they get permission from Apple to sell them so cheap? Are they being ordered directly from Apple then sent to the customer or have they been purchased by COTD already?? :whistling: I wonder if QQQ the cotd rep will turn up to answer any questions :D
  • lilpretzel
    nod;67820
    I wonder if QQQ the cotd rep will turn up to answer any questions :D
    :rolleyes: Be very careful that they aren't going to be [SIZE=4] refurbished [/SIZE]products ;)
  • khaz0r
    lilpretzel;67822
    :rolleyes: Be very careful that they aren't going to be [SIZE=4] refurbished [/SIZE]products ;)
    Yeh I am afraid of them very same thing.
  • weaijiet
    How long does it take for delivery? anyone had any experience with COTD ... ?
  • khaz0r
    weaijiet;68056
    How long does it take for delivery? anyone had any experience with COTD ... ?
    It takes approx 2 weeks. I've bought a few items from them before. And i'm waiting on my mini-x max speakers to come =D
  • lilpretzel
    Oh when did the cashback go up? :)
  • frogduck
    Hmm.. for the Ipods, I was thinking that they only sell the new nano chromatics in 8gb and 16gb now? so maybe the 4gb ones are obsolete. I'm just guessing though :) don't take my word for it
  • wombatblue
    the 4gb chromatic nanos are limited edition, I just bought one from Kmart for my daughter for Christmas as 4gb is plenty of space for her, they are still available from some shops but are no longer on the apple website.
  • khaz0r
    frogduck;68068
    so maybe the 4gb ones are obsolete. I'm just guessing though :) don't take my word for it
    Actually the 4GB are new and 'limited'. Apparently the 4GB chips used in the older models will be put into the chromatic series until they sell out. So yeah, they are just reusing old stock.
  • LisaMaree
    Does anyone know anything about the tom tom? Is this a good price?? Looking at one for my DH for Christmas. Lisa
  • admin EDITOR
    Its hard to tell which of the tom tom's it is LisaMaree so hard to give comment on apart from the general statements that Tom Tom have a good rep etc.
  • lilpretzel
    Good Luck for today but I'm not holding my breath :rolleyes: PLEASE Make sure if your lucky enough to purchase any of these items that you READ THE DESCRIPTION before buying and note if it states - CONDITION: BRAND NEW! NOT REFURBISHED! (unless your willing to buy a refurbished product) :) [SIZE=4] [/SIZE]
  • queenshrew
    lilpretzel;68109
    Good Luck for today but I'm not holding my breath :rolleyes: PLEASE Make sure if your lucky enough to purchase any of these items that you READ THE DESCRIPTION before buying and note if it states - CONDITION: BRAND NEW! NOT REFURBISHED! (unless your willing to buy a refurbished product) :) [SIZE=4] [/SIZE]
    LOL lilPretz :D The site will take a battering today :p Not holding my breath either to get anything! lol If anyone succeeds to get anything.. PLEASE POST YOUR BARGAINS! Would be fun to read feedback once you receive your item/s !!! hehehe
  • LisaMaree
    They have at least 6 Wii's lol, there is a vid in their blog!! (or maybe they are just empty boxes :rolleyes: )
  • melissanj
    in another forum ( no i havent been cheating!!!) QQQQ answered a couple of questions and said that there is plenty of stock.....so maybe even 7 or 8 wii's! :p Still they avoid answering the questions about refurbished goods :( Im excited to see what they have for offer anyways
  • lilpretzel
    QQQ actually has gone AWOL melissa if it's the same forum I'm reading ;) I guess can't handle the pressure of the members comments :whistling: [SIZE=2]ummmm I wonder how many new members this had made for them?[/SIZE]
  • fairybelle
    Yeah im not holding my breath, but i really really really want one of those damn wii's
  • lindanat
    haha its 11.37 and its already starting to crash, i just got a sorry to many people online try and again later lol
  • voteoften
    I think it would be unlikely that the wii will be on at noon. They will want to milk that part of the promo as long as they can. They will probably put the mop or something like that up there first. Maybe the camera...
  • fairybelle
    Your joking... really.... already.... there is no hope then :-)
  • lilpretzel
    Then image will be burned into our brain! http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee236/lilpretzel/Buckscoop/overload.jpg
  • LisaMaree
    ^^^^^was coming in to say the same thing^^^^^^ I assume on the hour every hour the same thing is going to happen
  • melissanj
    ouch so much for their reassurance on the other forum that the site wouldnt crash! btw postage for the wii is 9.95 (told by QQQQ)
  • khaz0r
    Would that mean all shipping will be $9.95? I hope so =]
  • voteoften
    QQQQ - is the wii refurb or new and what about the warranty?
  • Leonqt
    site is down...great :(
  • admin EDITOR
    fairybelle;68130
    Yeah im not holding my breath, but i really really really want one of those damn wii's
    Grab me one while your at it fairybelle :)
  • lilpretzel
    Voteoften, I don't think you will get a reply from QQQ he hasn't posted on this forum for ages :whistling:
  • admin EDITOR
    I really dont get this whole idea of having a big promo, with the hope of moving all the units you have in stock, only to be dopey enough to not bother projecting traffic well enough to make sure you have the capacity to deal with the influx. Havent people heard of cloud computing.
  • khaz0r
    helicopter...
  • lilpretzel
    BDAY1: Mini Remote Control Helicopter! RRP$39.95. Micro Size, Real Flying Heli![SIZE=4] $4.95 http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images/bashtime/catchathon.jpg [/SIZE]
  • melissanj
    well im not getting through :(
  • stilted
    HAHAHA its funny - they assumed the problem and created a default 'im busy website' screen. Im guessing no access for a couple of hours
  • melissanj
    how did you guys get in? mine is still trying to load?
  • admin EDITOR
    I reckon they should change the logo to "everything you expected" as opposed to "more than you bargained for"
  • voteoften
    lilpretzel;68148
    BDAY1: Mini Remote Control Helicopter! RRP$39.95. Micro Size, Real Flying Heli![SIZE=4] $4.95 http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images/bashtime/catchathon.jpg [/SIZE]
    Thanks for that LP. I won;t bother now for another hour.
  • melissanj
    i dont even get through to the busy page it just times out
  • queenshrew
    Has anyone got in? I keep getting the SORRY page lol.. :p
  • Grinner
    i wanted the helicopter but i can't get in. dammit!
  • airpoe
    I can't even ge in! For those who got in can you get more than 1?
  • melissanj
    we should put up what we want and whoever gets through buys them :D id hate to be the one to buy 10 wiis :p
  • admin EDITOR
    leannesammut;68159
    i wanted the helicopter but i can't get in. dammit!
    :) - do a constant refresh for the next half hour until you bludgeon your way in.
    airpoe;68160
    I can't even ge in! For those who got in can you get more than 1?
    Not a bad idea - buy two bang one up on here for re-sale.
  • queenshrew
    admin;68154
    I reckon they should change the logo to "everything you expected" as opposed to "more than you bargained for"
    At this point.. I'm more likely to say my motto for them is - "Less than you hoped for..." :p Can't even get in :p
  • fairybelle
    admin;68144
    Grab me one while your at it fairybelle :)
    Would love to donkey, but i cant get inot the site
  • melissanj
    oh yay i got the busy page :) HAHA
  • frogduck
    i think if you keep refreshing, it refreshes the sorry page, so you probably need to put in the home address again :) im still having trouble getting in though :(
  • lilpretzel
    I got as far as putting the helicopter in my cart BUT the dam thing flew away! :spiteful:
  • frogduck
    im just waiting for the wii :) or maybe the gps, anyone know what gps it is? is it the tomtom one?
  • lilpretzel
    frogduck;68166
    i think if you keep refreshing, it refreshes the sorry page, so you probably need to put in the home address again :) im still having trouble getting in though :(
    So true, leave the ]main page of the OP open than just keep clicking the deal button for a new page. Using a tab browser like Firefox makes things a lot easier ;)
  • admin EDITOR
    yea - I keep hanging as well. Be interesting to see how long it takes for peoples interest to peter out and the wii to come up. Whoever gets in there on the changeover each hour - post it up here for those that cant get in to see whether its worth bothering with.
  • melissanj
    wow...no one is going to listen to QQQQ again.....so much for plenty of stock and a better system
  • admin EDITOR
    No idea what model that GPS is frogduck. The picture is just that little bit too small to be able to identify it.
    frogduck;68168
    im just waiting for the wii :) or maybe the gps, anyone know what gps it is? is it the tomtom one?
  • melissanj
    well i guess while people are waiting they can always vote for me in the photo thread :p
  • queenshrew
    Shipping Rates Combined Shipping Service Status: ACTIVE You will receive a 50% discount on the shipping charge for every additional item in your shopping cart/order. You will only pay full price shipping for the item with the highest shipping charge. Victoria Shipping $6.95 New South Wales Shipping $6.95 Australian Capital Territory Shipping $6.95 South Australia Shipping $6.95 Tasmania Shipping $6.95 Queensland Shipping $6.95 Western Australia Shipping $6.95 Northern Territory Shipping $6.95
  • frogduck
    i think the server would probably be more overwhelmed this year than last year though :P more people probably found out about cotd since then :) like me :D
  • Victorious
    Mini Remote Control Helicopter $4.95 plus S&H $6.95. I give it a pass. It uses 6xAA batteries, not worth it IMO.
  • nod
    nothing loading for me at all
  • melissanj
    but you'd have to pay full price for all items i think....because if you dont checkout and pay straight away someone else will grab the item...as lilpretzel experienced
  • lilpretzel
    admin;68170
    yea - I keep hanging as well. Be interesting to see how long it takes for peoples interest to peter out and the wii to come up. Whoever gets in there on the changeover each hour - post it up here for those that cant get in to see whether its worth bothering with.
    My vote is the Wii will be posted around 10 PM tonight :whistling: anybody else want to guess a time?
  • frogduck
    oh no, I forgot to log in before the birthday thing started, how do i log in now :(
  • melissanj
    im going for 3 or 4 pm .......how much did you want to bet ;)
  • nod
    has anyone managed to grab the helicopter?
  • admin EDITOR
    Ha - using the COTD server IP got me the front page of the site - but then I couldnt get an order in.. 67.192.129.3
  • melissanj
    i wonder if this will go through all night til noon 2moz
  • admin EDITOR
    Victorious;68177
    Mini Remote Control Helicopter $4.95 plus S&H $6.95. I give it a pass. It uses 6xAA batteries, not worth it IMO.
    :D:D - yea Id have to agree - can probably be got from dealextreme or the like for not a lot more.
  • lindanat
    Be either 3-4 school pick up or 5-6 end of work going home time. Stupid stupid i knew not to have any faith in COTD
  • sam
    i am sure that almost none of us will get a thing...i cannot even get in, as there are too many users online...bummer:(
  • queenshrew
    I can get in, and add it to my cart..but can't check out So I've given up..as everytime you stuff up and get to the SORRY PAGE you have to start from Step 1.... How frustrating! Good Luck to those trying ;)
  • frogduck
    I can't even log in :( ahah i really should have done so before
  • melissanj
    i wonder if they leave some stock for tomorrows catchathon!?
  • fairybelle
    is there any indication of when the wii's are on?
  • admin EDITOR
    frogduck;68191
    I can't even log in :( ahah i really should have done so before
    didnt think about that - smart.
  • Leonqt
    omg I'm in and logged in as well. I dont want that heli though.
  • frogduck
    awesome i logged in :)
  • fairybelle
    its it every hour for the next 24 hours?
  • nod
    Not sure if it is 24 or 12. But think 12 as pretty sure it ends at midnight
  • admin EDITOR
    fairybelle;68194
    is there any indication of when the wii's are on?
    No none fairbelle
    fairybelle;68199
    its it every hour for the next 24 hours?
    I believe so.
  • frogduck
    anyone finding this fun? or is it just me? haha
  • melissanj
    frogduck;68202
    anyone finding this fun? or is it just me? haha
    it was fun for the first 100 tries! lol
  • admin EDITOR
    :) things must have slowed down there - I can get in now.
  • frogduck
    i think ive only done about 80 tries so far :(
  • LisaMaree
    I think it's pretty fun :D :D :D Especially watching those over at that other forum going nuts:eek:
  • frogduck
    ah yes :) some people are going crazy :) but i bet the site will pretty much crash and burn again in 20 mins
  • nod
    I think it would be good for COTD to release figures of the number of each item they had/have in stock
  • fairybelle
    yes i assume it will be crashing again soon...
  • LisaMaree
    it keeps logging me off grrrrr
  • admin EDITOR
    frogduck;68202
    anyone finding this fun? or is it just me? haha
    have to admit that I get sucked into treating it as a bit of fun as well - so long as the main page comes up occasionally before my ADD attention span wanes.
  • melissanj
    LisaMaree;68206
    I think it's pretty fun :D :D :D Especially watching those over at that other forum going nuts:eek:
    lol i think i might check it out...just to lighten my spirits
  • frogduck
    not sure if i can post this here, but heres pictures of the items for sale? ]http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images/bashtime/ edit: i don't take credit for this :)
  • LisaMaree
    thank you for all your support and also your understanding and patience, especially throughout our enormous growth spurts and the resulting server meltdowns
    :lol: on the front page
  • melissanj
    QQQ from another forum;68211
    QQQ - CatchOfTheDay on 29/10/2008 - 11:30 ¶ Hi Everyone , I’ve been reading the comments and thought I would shed some light on the matter. Let this represent the number of people that come to the site everyday: ||||||||||||||| Relative to that, this is the number of people we projected would turn up. We made special arrangements to accomodate for this (5 times the usual number): ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Fortunately or unfortunately, this is the number of people that have actually turned up: ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Now we are still able to, and are currently accommodating and selling to the original number of people we expected, however as you can see the turnout was well beyond our expectations, and indeed anyone’s reasonable expectation. Some of you may be able to view/add to cart, others may not, chances are you will get through eventually. In the meantime our system admins are working on adding additional resources, we should see improvement over the next few hours. Stay tuned and I apologise for the crude symbolic representation - best I could do for the moment! QQQ P.S Scotty sorry about the load to your server :)
    you might be interested in this reply in another forum
  • frogduck
    2 minutes to meltdown!
  • LisaMaree
    there goes an hour of my life i'll never get back :o :D :D :D
  • melissanj
    LisaMaree;68220
    there goes an hour of my life i'll never get back :o :D :D :D
    and here comes another wasted hour!
  • lilpretzel
    [SIZE=2]These are what we might see coming up.[/SIZE] http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee236/lilpretzel/Buckscoop/COTD-1.jpg
  • frogduck
    samsung dvd player is up now!
  • admin EDITOR
    frogduck;68214
    not sure if i can post this here, but heres pictures of the items for sale? http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images/bashtime/ edit: i don't take credit for this :)
    :D - great - if you can get the page to load.....
  • melissanj
    awww i need a dvd player
  • frogduck
    heres the specs if anyone wants it :) Samsung DVD P181 * Progressive Scan * Audio D/A Converter 24bit/192KHz * MP3/WMA Decoder * Child Protection * Moving Zoom * Super Scan Playback (2x,8x,32x,128x) * EZ View * Instant Replay * Instant Skip * Playback Media DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW * Playback Formats MP3, WMA, JPEG, DivX * Dimension 360 x 37 x 208mm * Front LED Indicator Power * Component Video Output * Composite Video Output * Audio out (L/R) * Coaxial Digital Audio Outputs
  • admin EDITOR
    thanks for the notice frogduck - save me trying and trying
  • lilpretzel
    LisaMaree;68206
    I think it's pretty fun :D :D Especially watching those over at that other forum going nuts:eek:
    The language is colourful as well :eek:
  • frogduck
    i'm gonna be waiting for the next hour :) time to do some work in the meantime :(
  • lilpretzel
    BDAY2: Samsung DVD Player P181 $29.00
  • fairybelle
    Nup dont want that either...
  • admin EDITOR
    thats interesting - I've managed to get through to the checkout process and its remembered the remote helicopter I added earlier - must still have some in stock.
  • sam
    how sad, i finally get in, than i add the item to my cart, than....oh...i get that stupid sorry page....
  • frogduck
    oh, and the shipping for the dvd player is $9.95 australia wide :)
  • lindanat
    shhh added to cart , logging in, shhhhhh
  • fairybelle
    Hmmm... im not sure about that dvd player i got one from topbuy ages ago for $19.95 plus free shipping. and its the best... but its not a brand name
  • lilpretzel
    Don't forget COTD cashback has increased - ]3.6% at catchoftheday :)
  • frogduck
    ah, if it had upscaling on it I would bite it :) but its just a plain dvd player :(
  • lilpretzel
    fairybelle;68240
    Hmmm... im not sure about that dvd player i got one from topbuy ages ago for $19.95 plus free shipping. and its the best... but its not a brand name
    DVD players that can play Divx files get my vote ;)
  • beejean
    if it time out, or if we refresh after clicking the link from here, will the cashback still be tracked?
  • lilpretzel
    [SIZE=5] SOLD OUT!!! http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images/img/soldout.jpg [/SIZE]
  • Klieu
    The site is crashing now. I haven't been able to get anything at all. Maybe, all the employees got their hands on the stock. It's always saying "The site is unavailable". So annoying of what has been said as "We've done a lot of stress test on the servers..." Never trust them!
  • fairybelle
    They must have known that the traffic on the site would be HUGE, thats why they have the sorry page. It would probably be impossible to tell how many people would be trying to login
  • frogduck
    few more minutes boys and girls!
  • lilpretzel
    BDAY3: Daewoo 7 Inch Photoframe Video, Photos, SD/MMC, USB and More! [SIZE=3]$39.00[/SIZE]
  • mikepspencer
    This hour's is BDAY3: Daewoo 7 Inch Photoframe Video, Photos, SD/MMC, USB and More! Decorate your home or desktop with this elegant digital photo frame from Daewoo. Its large, crystal clear, 7” display will make your digital photos look better than ever. With a wide variet of inputs including MMC/SD/MS/MS Pro/CF Type 1 and USB thumb drives it will look great anywhere around your home and also comes with a remote control! 7” Widescreen display 16:0 active-matrix TFT LCD Supports: MMC/SD/MS/MS Pro/CF Type1 card reader – image files up to 12 megapixels Supports USB thumb drives Photo slide show Compatible formats: MPEG-4(*.AVI/MPG/DAT), JPEG and MPT/WMA Remote control 2.5MB Internal memory that can save and display up to 20 photos $39
  • blackmyst
    BDAY3: Daewoo 7 Inch Photoframe Video, Photos, SD/MMC, USB and More! $39.00 Specs 7” Widescreen display 16:0 active-matrix TFT LCD Supports: MMC/SD/MS/MS Pro/CF Type1 card reader – image files up to 12 megapixels Supports USB thumb drives Photo slide show Compatible formats: MPEG-4(*.AVI/MPG/DAT), JPEG and MPT/WMA Remote control 2.5MB Internal memory that can save 20 photos Adjustable stand Comes with full instruction manual and guide Power source: DC 9V Operating temperature 5-35 Degrees Celsius Weight: 0.469 kg Dimensions: (W x AC Adaptor cable and USB Adaptor cable included 6 Month Warranty
  • frogduck
    ah, thats a good price again :) but I still don't need it :(
  • LisaMaree
    managed to get onein my cart - the next challenge = checkout
  • blackmyst
    Good luck with checkout, I don't need the frame, but wouldn't get my hopes up getting past checkout :p
  • frogduck
    aww :( the site logged me out, gotta try log in again!
  • lilpretzel
    Did you get logged out when adding the item to your cart? This is happening to alot of people :cry:
  • nod
    I have not been successful in logging in once :D
  • lilpretzel
    BTW shipping is $9.95 ;) http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images/bashtime/daewoo_frame.jpg
  • LisaMaree
    Arrrg what to do about this
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  • lindanat
    me either just logs me out, its pretty poor effort actually
  • blackmyst
    sold Out!!!!!! http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images/img/soldout.jpg
  • admin EDITOR
    I wasnt able to checkout after adding something last hour either. Just hung on me when I hit the checkout button.
  • nod
    LisaMaree;68266
    Arrrg what to do about this
    So you got all that way thru to payment and they are trying to send you back?? :eek:
  • admin EDITOR
    Thanks blackmyst.
  • LisaMaree
    The quote was from the paypal website. I can now open my cart page, the frame is sitting there but now telling me its sold out. Treating this like a bit of sport lol!!
  • frogduck
    wow, seems like my browser is permanently redirected to the sorry page now :S
  • blackmyst
    Some people on another site are saying its the Paypal site that is crashing as well, someone had a helicopter still in their cart as it didn't SELL OUT and they have been trying to purchase through Paypal with no luck - so they tried with their CC and received a confirmation email. So if you can perhaps try a CC instead?? Its a bummer when you put things in your cart and when you finally get somewhere its sold out and you can't purchase it.....
  • LisaMaree
    mop next i reckon or maybe the perfume
  • winniblu
    I keep getting sytem error
  • sam
    so is it every hour until 12pm tomorrow? Will we all be up at 3am trying to grab a bargain??? LOL
  • winniblu
    WHAT?? the site crashed......its a scam! and a sham! HAHA!
  • fairybelle
    has anyone actually gotten anything yet?
  • connan
    A headache and RSI!
  • nod
    hehehehehehehe .... still no login for me .. I must be jinxed
  • fairybelle
    connan;68284
    A headache and RSI!
    LOL besides that....
  • inferno
    ITS THE WII!!!! no only joking
  • admin EDITOR
    trying to figure out whats next in line - but again not having much luck even getting through.
  • fairybelle
    Its the ipod
  • LisaMaree
    its the nano
  • melissanj
    inferno;68287
    ITS THE WII!!!! no only joking
    HAHA ..if only!!
  • admin EDITOR
    inferno;68287
    ITS THE WII!!!! no only joking
    we know your joking because no one can get through to tell whether its the wii or not
  • melissanj
    i want one!!!
  • Grinner
    this is just rediculous
  • inferno
    i have an exam tomorrow i should be studying!... but i cant help refreshing every 5 minutes!!! this isnt good
  • LisaMaree
    The site has completely crashed now I think, I am not even getting the sorry message anymore
  • lilpretzel
    grrrr I really want this one. :)
  • inferno
    is there a trolley system on cotd to reserve ur product? or do you have to buy it straight away once u check out
  • khaz0r
    yeh i really want the nano too! and i cant get to the site this time round grrr indeed, and wearing my optus grrr shirt i got yesterday =P
  • morricio
    my cart has the helicopter in it. But im waiting for the wii so i can get half price shipping. So its a good idea to just get the item in your cart... and when it dies down you can pay for it. But i cant get through at all now either. It's either sorry page or timed out. Didnt they expect this? they should've provided extra bandwidth for today...
  • lilpretzel
    If it's not SOLD OUT some people have been able to purchase the item 1 hr later, e.g. the helicopter with the DVD you had to remove it from your cart before checking out as it was SOLD OUT!! My helicopter went MIA :( :)
  • admin EDITOR
    I guess that the advantage of the server meltdowns are that it makes it a bit more of a lottery as to whether you will get one given that everyone seems to be unable to checkout / get in.
  • blackmyst
    Probably a stupid question, but since I haven't purchased from COTD before, I am wondering If you are able to pay using CC by ringing them up? in hopes to keep your order???
  • melissanj
    if you could find a number that might work
  • blackmyst
    well just googled and it looks like its email only correspondence, thats just going off a forum somewhere, it says they don't 'have a contact number, well thought it might be worth a shot
  • lilpretzel
    blackmyst;68304
    Probably a stupid question, but since I haven't purchased from COTD before, I am wondering If you are able to pay using CC by ringing them up? in hopes to keep your order???
    I would say a BIG NO!!! It's hard enogh to get a reply via email :whistling:
  • blackmyst
    Thought so.... ;) Thanks lilpretzel
  • MamaK
    I don't think they have a ph number do they? anyway, good luck getting what you want- it's making for interesting reading :)
  • melissanj
    has anyone even gotten to the main page yet?
  • lilpretzel
    [SIZE=5] NOPE!![/SIZE] http://www.jokefile.co.uk/office_jokes/0329.gif
  • nod
    they do have a phoen number but it lobs you into Daily Deals .. or they used to. But I suspetc they would not be answering the phone today anyway :D ]http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1077831&p=5 for a different idea or two :whistling:
  • fairybelle
    Ok really has anyone heard even on otherforums of people actually buying anything?
  • lilpretzel
    Just a heads up, these maybe the correct time ;) Wii at 6pm Celine Perfume at 7pm ( $4.95 ) Camera at 8pm TomTom at 9pm PS2 at 10pm
  • morricio
    this is ridiculous. i havent been able to get back onto the site for a good hour or more - it just throws up the sorry page. How can anyone access it?!?! How are they able to sell stuff???!!!
  • admin EDITOR
    A Wii at 6 would make sense. Anyone got in to see whats next on the list.
  • stilted
    assume mop wil be now or at 5pm
  • admin EDITOR
    morricio;68320
    this is ridiculous. i havent been able to get back onto the site for a good hour or more - it just throws up the sorry page. How can anyone access it?!?! How are they able to sell stuff???!!!
    My sentiments exactly.
  • fairybelle
    hey lil were did you get that info
  • Michelle2154
    Is it just me or is anyone else getting heaps of crap on their email such as failer deamond, or mail failed to be sent for every time you try to log in? I've got heaps of them and its anoying me. Michelle2154
  • lilpretzel
    ummm site might be getting updated with some more Fred Flintstone power! :spiteful: http://inovis.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/flintstones.gif
  • khaz0r
    Apparently the catch now is, 1.5" Digital Pocket Photoframe! RRP$69.95. Pocket Sized Digital Photo Album! An awesome gift, the perfect accessory for your keys, ready to hang around your neck with the included lanyard – it's a photoframe with a difference. Normally retailing for $69.95, now available on catch for just $4.95. This frame is capable of some serious photo quality! With capacity for 70 photos that's an entire family album, on a small device that fits snugly into your pocket! If you haven't joined the digital photo frame bandwagon, now is the perfect chance! * 1.5 inch LCD screen – vibrant colours, superb contrast! * Massive file format support: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIF * Whopping 8MB onboard flash memory – store up to 70 quality photos. * View your photos in single or slide mode * Time display! * Rechargeable Lithium battery built in – simply charge via USB! * Keyring and Lanyard included! * Sleek n' slim metallic silver design For $4.95
  • lilpretzel
    fairybelle;68324
    hey lil were did you get that info
    A little birdie told me :whistling:
  • fairybelle
    ok thats crapola i dont want that either....
  • sam
    well i do not know of anyone who has bought yet...what a bloody waste of a day........:mad:
  • morricio
    lilpretzel;68326
    ummm site might be getting updated with some more Fred Flintstone power! :spiteful: http://inovis.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/flintstones.gif
    Is that a joke - or are they actually adding more bandwidth as we speak? I'd better be able to buy my Wii at 6pm or i will have wasted the day - arghhhh i have Uni work due!!!!
  • Michelle2154
    Well i managed to get onto a catch of the day how to cook fish with Kraft sauce if anyone is interested? Gave me some ideas for dinner anyway, but i think thats about all I or anyone else will catch today, I think its all a rort and they arn't selling anything [thats the catch]. If anyone does have any luck please put us all out of our mysery and share your good news, but for me im going to remain sceptical. Michelle2154
  • jezzamine
    khaz0r;68327
    Apparently the catch now is, 1.5" Digital Pocket Photoframe! RRP$69.95. Pocket Sized Digital Photo Album! For $4.95
    postage is $7.95 :(
  • lilpretzel
    Gee that is sucky :rolleyes:
  • khaz0r
    And apparently the 4GB nanos have been sold out. Absolutely no idea how they could have sold when i've heard of 0 people mention purchasing it
  • jakal
    Maybe they only had 10 of them
  • Leonqt
    khaz0r;68338
    And apparently the 4GB nanos have been sold out. Absolutely no idea how they could have sold when i've heard of 0 people mention purchasing it
    I recon it's just a way to get ppl to notice the site about the deals it has. Or has anyone actually bought something off there with this bargin???
  • LisaMaree
    I think it is set up to show them sold out at the end of the hour regardless of whether they actually are. Not looking forward to explaining to my hubby what I have been doing all day :o :o
  • eron
    Or maybe the webby is earning revenue just by the number of 'clicks' it gets. Maybe for a competition, or something. But like what Leongt suggested, it is definitely good publicity.
  • labgirl
    Well I just got me a 1.5" digital photoframe, this hours deal. I was really after the ipod, but couldnt get on, and I was determined to have something to show for my efforts:)
  • winniblu
    yay its working!
  • sam
    sold out!!!
  • eron
    sold out!!!
  • stilted
    I got to the final check out with a couple left and then zero at the final payment screen:(
  • voteoften
    small photo frame - sold out
  • inferno
    i love how everyone on the other forums are raging..... quite amusing
  • melissanj
    hmmm i dont like this :( i wanted that ipod!! looks like not many people are hoping for this current catch because i can actually get on the site!
  • sam
    inferno;68356
    i love how everyone on the other forums are raging..... quite amusing
    which sites??
  • winniblu
    did you know that with the loss in wages from watching this site for hours on end you could have taken that money and prob bought it from the shops and still had time to work earn some more money..... the things we do for the chance of getting a bargain :D
  • inferno
    sam;68358
    which sites??
    ozbargains
  • inferno
    winniblu;68359
    did you know that with the loss in wages from watching this site for hours on end you could have taken that money and prob bought it from the shops and still had time to work earn some more money..... the things we do for the chance of getting a bargain :D
    its more than catching a bargain now.... its more like having the thrill of being able to catch the bargain before anyone else!!!! i bet there are lots of people who will receive their 1.5" digital photo frame and think to themselves.. do i really need this? haha
  • winniblu
    :D ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh the things we do.....although I am not one of those people who will be sporting 1.5" digital photo frame...HAHA!
  • kermi
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Why get so upset over it all... sheesh... take a chill pill to those on other forums! :whistling: Hmmm now I don't need any of this but it's certainly entertaining.:eek: [/FONT]
  • fairybelle
    labgirl;68346
    Well I just got me a 1.5" digital photoframe, this hours deal. I was really after the ipod, but couldnt get on, and I was determined to have something to show for my efforts:)
    YAY someone actually got SOMETHING...
  • inferno
    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=ekb46dfKHHI - catch of the day warehouse.... have a look at all those empty wii boxes!!! ;)
  • nod
    Welcome Kermi :flowers: You are right. Taking it all too seriously is not worth it. All this was expected when the sale was announced as far as i was concerned :D .. this is COTD
  • fairybelle
    if your correct Lil that means i will be sitting in traffic on my way home when the wii's are on? DAMN YOU COTD!!!!
  • winniblu
    steam mop!
  • fairybelle
    really.... i want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • MamaK
    Yes welcome Kermi :D
  • lindanat
    honestly who cares about the other forum (i dont even know what you are talking about). No need to get Knickers in a twist, its a game and as has been said its the thrill of grabbing if you can
  • winniblu
    wont change page when you bite it
  • kermi
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Nod, thanks for the welcome. :) I currently have 3 forums open just to watch it all unfold.... better than telly! ;)[/FONT]
  • LisaMaree
    Is Kermi Carmen????
  • fairybelle
    Ok im logged in now to purchase..... *fingers crossed*
  • kermi
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Sprung Lisa! ;)[/FONT]
  • fairybelle
    LMAO - just got a new error, not even the sorry page Hi there! We have just experienced a minor system error. We would appreciate if you could also notify us here. Return to main pageHi there! We have just experienced a minor system error. We would appreciate if you could also notify us here. Return to main page
  • LisaMaree
    LOL Kermi, fancy seeing you here. maybe i should just go and buy a new wrap instead lol.
  • maf101
    I'm not sure if this has been posted.... It appears this is the order of the remaining items based on the banner info posted on wp. 4pm QLD, 5pm NSW - kenwood_steam 5pm QLD, 6pm NSW - wii 6pm QLD, 7pm NSW - celine 7pm QLD, 8pm NSW - samsung_camera 8pm QLD, 9pm NSW - tomtom_gps 9pm QLD, 10pm NSW - ps2
  • Brad
    Finally get on, only to be greeted by the mop! :rolleyes:
  • sam
    Brad;68387
    Finally get on, only to be greeted by the mop! :rolleyes:
    aha me tooooo............damn
  • morricio
    ARGHHHHHHH im sooo frustrated!!!!! I just want to get onto the site!!! I want that Wii so badly...
  • lindanat
    Has anyone actually managed to checkout items yet - in other words are there any confirmed and paid for orders?
  • morricio
    LOL i finally got on to be greeted by a sold out steam mop. Fark.
  • fashionista78
    I got the photo frame and the mop, now for the wii...........
  • kermi
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Oh definitely Lisa! I'm sure you'll get many hours of fun with a wrap!! :D Guess we should feel lucky we don't have this many people after them.... unless it's Pamir :whistling: [/FONT]
  • blackmyst
    Another question..... If logged in and just sitting on the page with the timer ticking down, once it reaches 0 will the deal change or do I still have to refresh??? any ideas???
  • blackmyst
    STEAM MOP http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images/img/soldout.jpg
  • inferno
    the website seems a lot faster now..... have they increased their bandwidth?
  • kermi
    inferno;68397
    the website seems a lot faster now..... have they increased their bandwidth?
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Or everyone is waiting for the "next" item... ;)[/FONT]
  • melissanj
    blackmyst;68394
    Another question..... If logged in and just sitting on the page with the timer ticking down, once it reaches 0 will the deal change or do I still have to refresh??? any ideas???
    i tried that and it just counted down and then the counter went white.... i refreshed and was greeted by a lovely page telling me that there were lots of people online grrrr
  • Brad
    ^^^^ Should start seeing that message again in 10 minutes :)
  • Wally
    Anybody get a 4GB iPod for $99??
  • inferno
    calm before the storm........
  • nod
    it is the Wii next is it not :w00t:
  • Brad
    Yes, even though all the items so far seem to have been fictional! :D
  • sam
    cannot get on now...want that wii
  • khaz0r
    Apparently it is the Celine Dion Parfume 75ml for $4.95
  • kermi
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Seems the whole site is down now...:whistling: [/FONT]
  • Wally
    Was in, but cannot reload frontpage! bit pathetic cotd!!
  • nod
    I am sure I read somewhere that it was the Wii at 6pm
  • morricio
    Arghhhhhhh Bloody Site Wont Load I Want My Wii.
  • admin EDITOR
    khaz0r;68338
    And apparently the 4GB nanos have been sold out. Absolutely no idea how they could have sold when i've heard of 0 people mention purchasing it
    You've been to my school of cynicism then :)
    kermi;68366
    [FONT=Comic Sans MS]Why get so upset over it all... sheesh... take a chill pill to those on other forums! :whistling: [/FONT]
    :) - its much nicer when its all civil. Better quality of information.
  • Brad
    Down here as well :D
  • carolina88
    it's only the celine dion perfume, don't bother crowding the site more to see it
  • blackmyst
    Yep sure is Celine Dion Purfume http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images/bashtime/Celine_Perfume.jpg BDAY8: Celine Dion Parfum Deoderant 75ml An inspiring fragrance, for an inspiring day! * BDAY8: Celine Dion Parfum Deoderant 75ml * Celine Dion ‘Notes’ Parfum Deoderant 75ml * Gift packaged * Enjoy genuine designer fragrance at catch prices! $4.95 plus postage
  • admin EDITOR
    anyone been able to get on to see what the next item is ?
  • Wally
    But I suppose a mix of Celine Dione and cheap perfume is a deadly cocktail for the usual order of things in any situation! heh
  • morricio
    how can we get an advantage? will loading the page from 3 different computers increase our chance of getting the item?
  • Klieu
    Ever one been able to grab a Nano? I haven't got a thing,shame on COTD for that advertisement and demo video!!!! They have just very limited stock but advertise as if there's plenty
  • sam
    morricio;68419
    how can we get an advantage? will loading the page from 3 different computers increase our chance of getting the item?
    nope don't think so...
  • Wally
    Being close to their web server location with a high bandwidth would be an advantage
  • carolina88
    does anyone know when this birthday promotion thing will end, will it keep going until 12pm tomorrow??
  • blackmyst
    Looks like the luck of the draw here.... and I haven't been able to get one thing today, but enjoying it anyway lol :P
  • morricio
    ok well i am using the Australian National University's backbone - which is a 1gbps link - only thing is im in Canberra... i assume the servers are in sydney...
  • Wally
    Sort like watching a train crash pileup, huh!?
  • kermi
    Wally;68426
    Sort like watching a train crash pileup, huh!?
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]LOL But not as morbid! ;) [/FONT]
  • sam
    carolina88;68423
    does anyone know when this birthday promotion thing will end, will it keep going until 12pm tomorrow??
    i am wondering that tooo!!!!
  • khaz0r
    Have a feeling the Wii will be up next guys :) Although I am not gonna bother refreshing, it will be an hour of congested traffic like it was for the Nanos.
  • maf101
    Bday 8.... I wonder why they skipped 7?
  • nod
    maf101;68431
    Bday 8.... I wonder why they skipped 7?
    They lost it :D
  • blackmyst
    Anyone else having problems even getting onto the site now? my page doesn't load one little bit!
  • sam
    blackmyst;68434
    Anyone else having problems even getting onto the site now? my page doesn't load one little bit!
    aha nothing at all, where as it was easier earlier
  • carolina88
    hmm me thinks it crashed
  • carolina88
    this sale was also promoted in the age newspaper
  • Wally
    All I get know is http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/sorry.html can only get worse with people knocking off work and logging on to see whats up!
  • sam
    does anyone know if this is perfume, or a deoderant???
  • lilpretzel
    It's a Celine Dion Parfum Deoderant 75ml :confused: http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images/bashtime/Celine_Perfume.jpg Celine Dion parfum notes contain an inspiring blend of floral, woody musk fragrance notes. The top notes have a sensuous crispness, which highlight the floral heart of Amzon orchid, mimosa and peony.[LIST] [*]Celine Dion ‘Notes’ Parfum Deoderant 75ml [*]Gift packaged [*]Enjoy genuine designer fragrance at catch prices![/LIST]
  • inferno
    it's Parfum Deoderant.... Parfum....
  • lilpretzel
    WoW I actually got something :whistling:
  • sam
    hmmmm, well i can chekout now for that perfume, or risk it, by leaving it in my cart, and grabbing other things with half price shipping...dunno, ause well i do not know what this perfume smells like? Anyone????
  • Grinner
    yay! I actually got something today, I'm excited!
  • blackmyst
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Has anyone taken notice of the Names under the LAST CATCH??? I have now been able to load the page (so opened it up in 8 tabs lol) and I have user names of people who "apparently" caught something lol rodsta15 CorrinFinlay samboxxxx Nixie kazzabear1973
  • lilpretzel
    Where does it say " Half price shipping " please. :)
  • carolina88
    perfume is now sold out lol
  • admin EDITOR
    so after all that there is a grand total of eight people who have managed to get something :)
  • kingyubbo
    All the Parfum sold out. 15 minutes til the next birthday deal!
  • sam
    man. i got all the way, went through to paypal, liked on onfirm order, and bang...it told me, item sold out. If you have it in your cart it should be yours...very unfair!!!!
  • admin EDITOR
    sam;68452
    man. i got all the way, went through to paypal, liked on onfirm order, and bang...it told me, item sold out. If you have it in your cart it should be yours...very unfair!!!!
    Yea I reckon thats a bit rough - but then they cant get their traffic projections right its not surprising the internal processes arent quite there either
  • inferno
    celine dion perfume sold out!!! .... yeAAAHHHHHHH, no worries
  • jezzamine
    I managed to get a perfume just in the nick of time :)
  • Wally
    heh!! nuthin like shifting deodarent like hot cakes!! heh
  • sam
    admin;68453
    Yea I reckon thats a bit rough - but then they cant get their traffic projections right its not surprising the internal processes arent quite there either
    i just emailed them...not that its going to achieve anything, but had to do it!!!!
  • blackmyst
    I'm thinking this is going until midday tomorrow due to the TIME LEFT 17h 7m Man a lot of people aren't going to look too good tomorrow if they stay awake through this lol :p
  • melissanj
    mine says 5 mins
  • blackmyst
    Sorry I meant in the PINK CATCH COUNTDOWN BOX
  • melissanj
    ahh i get cha.....haha im going to set my alarm at 3am...
  • LisaMaree
    It is pretty standard practice for carts as far as I know. The object is not yours until you complete checkout, just putting it in your cart is not sufficient enough.
  • Wally
    Jeez $7.95 shipping on a 75ml $4.95 Deoderant got to wonder how much a heavy unit like a Wii is gunna cost!?
  • sam
    Get Ready All...next One In Less Than A Minute
  • kingyubbo
    Hahaha... can't get in. Oh well, do tell what is for sale peepz!
  • carolina88
    Wii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Wally
    No traction ... whirl .... reload .. whirl ... aaagh
  • kingyubbo
    carolina88;68471
    Wii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Don't we all hope!
  • Klieu
    It's not Wii!! Don't bother!!
  • blackmyst
    seriously?? :rolleyes:
  • carolina88
    it is the wii
  • morricio
    Im on a 1gbps AARnet link. This site is Farked.
  • khaz0r
    No, i think it IS the wii....
  • carolina88
    i pressed bite me but it just doesnt want to load the page useless
  • Wally
    You biting for a Wii?
  • blackmyst
    ok who is being honest here? :P Klieu if it isn't the Wii what is it?
  • carolina88
    yes i am......trying to at least if it will ever load me to the transaction page
  • carolina88
    if i knew how to post pictures on the site i would show u that it is the wii
  • Wally
    I can see the Sales and Marketing guys at cotd selling this techno-debacle as an outstanding success showing how great demand was ... sigh .. twits!!
  • morricio
    This is Ridiculous. What a waste of my time. The site refuses to load and the 1 Wii they had is probably sold out.
  • Klieu
    sorry guys the webpage somehow shows me the mop. I've just realised the mop was on COTD a few hours before.
  • sam
    Klieu;68490
    sorry guys the webpage somehow shows me the mop. I've just realised the mop was on COTD a few hours before.
    LOL:D THIS REALLY IS RIDICULOUS
  • Wally
    I wish I was still seeing the mop rather than Celine Dione's dopey mug starring out at me!! heh
  • sam
    ALL SOLD....just a guess though!!!
  • static85
    Just managed to get through... The wii still ain't sold out, but yeah, it's impossible to get to the next step after clicking 'Bite Me'...
  • carolina88
    sold out :(
  • kingyubbo
    http://www.nelga.com/wii.jpg Confirmed it is the Wii for sale at the moment.
  • frogduck
    i can't get to the site :( not even a glimpse
  • admin EDITOR
    Wally;68495
    I wish I was still seeing the mop rather than Celine Dione's dopey mug starring out at me!! heh
    laughing my head off
  • Wally
    Aldi couldn't get away with this nonsense .. is the Internet that vastly differnt one has to ask Consumer Affair ought audit to see how many Wii were actually available and sold i reckon
  • sam
    Wally;68504
    Aldi couldn't get away with this nonsense .. is the Internet that vastly differnt one has to ask Consumer Affair ought audit to see how many Wii were actually available and sold i reckon
    YEP:mad: i totally agree
  • lilpretzel
    I would say [SIZE=4]1[/SIZE] Wii which actually was purchased by a staff member :spiteful::prop:
  • morricio
    ARGHHHHHHHHHHH Ive wasted my entire day on this crap, and i have nothing to show for it. Im so over it. Hungry, Frustrated, Tired, and Lots of Uni work to do. COTD - Epic Fail. This is ridiculous.
  • leny
    After reading this thread, I'm hoping Buckscoop goes back to our quiet little polite community. :D
  • eron
    Now, I think that this deal is actually VERY VERY VERY COLD. How hot is a deal that you can't reach?
  • sam
    all us BUCKSCOOPERS should complain...hold some sort of....ummmmmmmmmm, i am sooooooo tired i forgot the word!!!!
  • leny
    Tomorrow at least. :p I didn't bother much with this sale. :)
  • Wally
    And with a Uni connection to use .. sux big time buddy! Glad I only logged in at the very end of the steam mop offer
  • lilpretzel
    What I want to know is how many of each item they had for sale, to be told there was heaps of Wii and for them to SELL OUT in 5 mins on a site that is CRAP!!!! I think something very fishy is going on :whistling:
  • Klieu
    I would totally agree with that! Staff always get their hands in first
  • trevorf
    This is just a marketing tactic, they probably only have 5 available Wii's anyway. Wouldn't be surprised if this is because their sales recently has taken a downturn.
  • eron
    I dunno about the number available, but the inability to log on does frustrate.
  • lilpretzel
    leny;68511
    After reading this thread, I'm hoping Buckscoop goes back to our quiet little polite community. :D
    Leny Buckscoop members have been pretty good with there posts, I've seen some really colourful posts on other sites today. It's great to see members posting which item is coming up and when it's SOLD OUT! :flowers:
  • morricio
    who could have possibly gotten through? Im on one of the (possibly) fastest internet connections there is in Australia - and i havent even seen the Wii page. It would be so jammed - nobody could have possibly bought it. What a scam.
  • sam
    morricio;68522
    who could have possibly gotten through? Im on one of the (possibly) fastest internet connections there is in Australia - and i havent even seen the Wii page. It would be so jammed - nobody could have possibly bought it. What a scam.
    aha i seriousally believe catch of the day have alot of questions to answer
  • frogduck
    boring :( i wanna at least see it sold out
  • trevorf
    It's definitely a good and unethical marketing technique, and not bound by all the same rules a normal retailer is ... Bait and Switch, and there's no law surrounding server capabilities. Everyone falls for it, cos there's no proof that there's not enough stock, and no proof of anything related hindering the successful purchase of a product being advertised. Just look at all the Aussie forums, so much free marketing. :)
  • admin EDITOR
    I agree with you all but at the same time they done a heck of a good marketing job. Wonder if we can coax the marketing manager over to here :)
  • blackmyst
    wow I'm not even going to be able to see the Wii sold out, its going to change over and take another 40 mins to see the next deal ;)
  • admin EDITOR
    I'm joking by the way.....
  • lilpretzel
    Yes! it might be all about free marketing but I think the way this has turned out has actually done them MORE damage than good which COTD doesn't need. Let's see if I actually receive the correct perfume that was actually advertised ;)
  • morricio
    i love this post from whirlpool: "When the government ISP filtering kicks in..probably COTD should be one of the sites banned from Aussies forever for good. Productivity in this country went down because of their bloody birthday bash..."
  • carolina88
    10 minutes til next item lol
  • melissanj
    keep trying i just got through....doesnt say sold out
  • melissanj
  • frogduck
    nope :( not over here edit: the whole site not working again for me :(
  • Victorious
    i just got in at 19:52 and Wii is still available clicked on bite and now i'm waiting........ This just showed up LOL Connection Interrupted The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.
  • morricio
    Yep just got through ive clicked bite me opened into a new tab lets see. It's still in stock - indicating nobody has been able to get through!
  • melissanj
    yeh doesnt look like it im pretty sure samcanno (last catch buyer) was the last buyer with the last item
  • kermi
    melissanj;68535
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Not here... but I just got in and it doesn't say the wii is sold out....:eek: [/FONT]
  • morricio
    1 minute to go - i doubt i can get it into my shopping cart in that amount of time
  • frogduck
    yeah i think we missed it :( damn cotd
  • lilpretzel
    All over red rover :(
  • frogduck
    i'll just have to settle with playing on my pc :(
  • lilpretzel
    BDAY9: Samsung 8.1 MegaPixel Digital Camera $49.00 Limit per customer:5
  • melissanj
    for those interested there was a limit of one per customer....not like that does anything
  • morricio
    i can only pray it got into the cart... oh please lord. Send me a Wii... Mr Sandman.... Give me a Wiiiiii, make it the cheapest, that i've ever seeeeen...
  • Michelle2154
    Ive only had my Wii for 3 weeks and it's stuffed, wouldnt like to have to get it replaced by COTD with their track record ATM. Off to Kmart on the weekend to get it replaced i hope.:( Michelle2154
  • sam
    morricio;68547
    i can only pray it got into the cart... oh please lord. Send me a Wii... Mr Sandman.... Give me a Wiiiiii, make it the cheapest, that i've ever seeeeen...
    let us know...good luck!
  • frogduck
    yeah im hoping too :D when it gets into the cart does that mean u have one?
  • sam
    frogduck;68550
    yeah im hoping too :D when it gets into the cart does that mean u have one?
    no...i had things in my cart...but they got away.
  • Brad
    I love it how they add the images down the side automatically each hour with the 'Sold Out' tag attached to them, when they clearly are not sold out. :rolleyes:
  • frogduck
    oh no :( thats no good
  • stilted
    $9.95 postage - yup the camera Next should be the GPS??
  • blackmyst
    I had a Wii in my cart and was waiting for the page to load, then i lost connection, logged back in, and it is in my cart but saying sold out... so i can't get it booo hooo
  • jezzamine
    Samsung 8.1 MegaPixel Digital Camera S860 RRP$169. Capture memories with sharp digital clarity Available in assorted colours, randomly selected and shipped. The SAMSUNG S860 is a high resolution digital camera that is equipped with a true-colour filtered 8.1 megapixel CCD. This allows the SAMSUNG S860 to produce even better images and take detailed photos for printing up to poster size. In addition, the SAMSUNG S860 has a 3x optical and 3x digital zoom giving 9x total zoom when combined. DIS (Digital Image Stabilization) function - DIS technology prevents the degradation of image clarity and colour which is sometimes found in flash photography. With DIS the effects of image blur are reduced in lower light conditions. You can even take well exposed, sharper pictures in low light conditions without using a flash at all, which guarantees brighter and more natural pictures. Face detection AF & AE - With the Face Detection AF & AE function, the SAMSUNG S860 enables the user to take better portrait pictures more easily. The function detects faces and automatically focuses on them; the brightness of the faces is adjusted optimally for beautiful portrait pictures. Self portrait - Using the face detection algorithm, the camera provides a confirmation notice through sound, if the face is detected within the certain area. Normally, it is difficult to position the face in the centre of the image while taking a self shot. Now, it is easy to take a self shot using Self Portrait. $49.00 (including GST) + shipping $9.95
  • Brad
    For those that can't log onto 8pm's catch: ]http://i35.tinypic.com/35arcie_th.jpg
  • airpoe
    OH FUDGE!! i put it in the cart, enter my credit card & pressed next it was ok but I also had to press confirm but I't didn't load, had a connection error then tried again & it say remove from my cart cos it sold out!!! :mad:
  • blackmyst
    and I agree Brad, they mark them Sold Out, when honestly who could even get on to get one???? and those who got it in their cart, still couldn't do anything with it,
  • morricio
    NOOOOOOOOO... It was in my cart but now i have to remove it. Sorry BDAY7: Nintendo Wii Console is sold out! : Please remove it from the shopping cart to continue with checkout.
  • stilted
    * Image sensor Type 1/2.5'' (Approx. 1.02cm) CCD * Effective Pixel Approx. 8.1 Megapixel * Total Pixel Approx. 8.3 Megapixel * Lens Focal Length SAMSUNG Lens f = 6.3 ~ 18.9mm (35mm film equivalent: 38 ~ 114mm) * F No. F2.8 ~ F5.2 * Digital Zoom Still Image mode: 1.0x ~ 3.0x / Play mode: 1.0x ~ 12.8x (depends on image size) * Focusing Type TTL auto focus (Multi AF, Centre AF, Face Detection AF) * Range Normal: 80cm ~ infinity / Macro: 0.1m ~ 0.8m (Wide), 0.5m ~ 0.8m (Tele) / Auto Macro: 0.1m ~ infinity (Wide), 0.5m ~ infinity (Tele) * Shutter Speed Auto: 1 ~ 1/2,000s / Manual/Night: 8 ~ 1/2,000s / Firework: 4s * Exposure Control Program AE * Metering Multi, Spot, Centre-weighted, Face Recognition AE * Compensation ±2EV (1/3EV steps) * ISO Equivalent Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1000 * Flash Modes Auto, Auto & Red-eye reduction, Fill-in flash, Slow sync, Flash off * Range Wide: 0.3m ~ 4.0m / Tele: 0.5m ~ 2.1m (ISO AUTO) * Recharging Time Approx. 5.5s * Image Adjust Sharpness Soft, Normal, Vivid, Soft+, Vivid+ * Shooting Scene Children, Landscape, Close-up, Text, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks, Beach & Snow, Night * Continuous Single * Self Timer Self-timer: 2s, 10s, Double (10s, 2s), Motion Timer * Movie Clip Feature With Audio or without Audio (user selectable, recording time: memory capacity dependent) / Size: 640 x 480, 320 x 240 / (3x Optical Zoom, Mute during Zoom Operation) / Frame rate: 30fps, 15fps * Movie Editing Pause during recording, Still Image Capture * Storage Media Internal memory: Approx. 11MB flash memory / External memory: SD Card (up to 2GB guaranteed) / MMC plus (up to 1GB guaranteed) / SDHC (up to 4GB guaranteed) * File Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1, PictBridge 1.0 / Movie Clip: AVI (MJPEG) / Audio: WAV * Image Size Normal Shooting Mode, 8M: 3264 x 2448 pixles, 5M: 2592 x 1944 pixels, 3M: 2048 x 1536 pixels, 1M: 1024 x 768 pixels / Wide Shooting Mode, 6MW: 3264 x 1836 pixels / Print Shooting Mode, 7MP: 3264 x 2176 pixels * Effect Button Colour Effect Normal, B&W, Sepia, Red, Green, Blue, Negative, Custom * Image Play Type Single image, Thumbnails, Slide show, Movie Clip * Editing Resizing, Rotate, Colour * Interface Digital Output Connector USB 2.0 * Audio Mono * Video Output NTSC, PAL (user selectable) * Power Supply Power Source Primary Battery: 2x AA Alkaline / Rechargeable battery (optional): SNB-2512B KIT (2x AA 2500mAh Ni-MH Battery & Charger) (1) * Physical Specification Dimensions (WxHxD) 93.0 x 62.0 x 26.5mm * Weight 123g (without batteries and card) * Operating Temperature 0 ~ 40ºC * Operating Humidity 5 ~ 85% * Software Camera Driver Storage Driver (Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista, Mac OS 9.2 ~ 10.4) 12 Month Warranty
  • melissanj
    looks like we have been introduced to the world of colourful language
  • morricio
    This is ( insert word here ). Im sorry but it's just so bloody ridiculous. I had it in my cart - the Wii was mine. That's not fair.
  • kermi
    melissanj;68563
    looks like we have been introduced to the world of colourful language
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]S'ok... I've got my eyes closed anyhow...:p LOL[/FONT]
  • LisaMaree
    I was going to congratulate all buckscooper's on their show of decorum during these troubled times but alas it was not to be......
  • blackmyst
    I'm not looking either lol What I have done though is taken a screen shot of the Wii in my cart but stating its sold out, so next time i feel like crying I can open that picture up hahahahahahahahaha
  • queenshrew
    Did anyone actually succeed in getting a wii? I bet the servers were so loaded no one got one :p
  • queenshrew
    This is really sly of COTD. Free publicity for them all day, and I bet they didn't have to part with any of their wiis :p
  • carolina88
    omg so close to getting camera just waiting for it to confirm wish me luck
  • sam
    you know what guys...i have being on all day...had things in my cart, than had them taken away...i am soooooo stupid i stayed on this long, but i am off....tired and upset...goodluk to the rest of you, but i could not be bothered anymore
  • blackmyst
    Luck....... :)
  • LisaMaree
    Waaaah my cart is empty :(
  • carolina88
    i got the camera!!!!!! yay!!! that's what i wanted most of all i will go off the site now to let others have a chance of winning see ya guys good luck
  • queenshrew
    It says the camera's sold out!
  • blackmyst
    I'm happy for you! At least someone got what they REALLY wanted!! :)
  • melissanj
    i got the camera too ...although for some reason i felt gypt....as i went to checkout...i had to do the painful thing of ticking the delete box for the wii :(
  • queenshrew
    carolina88;68574
    i got the camera!!!!!! yay!!! that's what i wanted most of all i will go off the site now to let others have a chance of winning see ya guys good luck
    Gratz carolina...glad someone got something :D
  • lilpretzel
    I'm so disappointed, I only was just saying how well our members have been with there posts. Please be careful with your words ;) Thank you lilpretzel & Admin
  • LisaMaree
  • rachlee78
    Finally got through for the camera- which is what i wanted- got to checkout to find its already sold out!!! What a croc!!!!!!!!!!
  • jezzamine
    The camera was limited to 5 per person. I had one in my cart, went all the way through the payment process, clicked on confirm order, then it told me it is sold out!!! :(
  • blackmyst
    I am refusing to close my window that states a Wii even made it to my cart hahahahaha :) :) :) :)
  • kermi
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]I had 2 cameras in and it went to the next page... but then I shut it down coz I really don't want a camera... or 2. :cool: We have a Samsung one here already and I was so impressed with it I gave it to the kids!:p [/FONT]
  • Victorious
    What a joke was waiting for ages to confirm purchase after paying through Paypal and now says sold out!!!!:mad:
  • Brad
    LisaMaree;68581
    :whistling: Proof they never did sell out of them !!
  • blackmyst
    What The????
  • blackmyst
    What a sham
  • rachlee78
    whats going on there??!!!!
  • melissanj
    LisaMaree;68581
    OMG OMG OMG THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU!!!! This is what i wanted (as well as the wii of course)!!!! How did you find it? I hope it checks out
  • Keeys
    I can't get past the stupid we are busy page thingy :(
  • melissanj
    it did it did!!! I love you!!!! i dont know who you are!! but i love you!!! :D
  • rachlee78
    got through to checkout out for ipod but dont really want it!! this is SO frustrating!!
  • LisaMaree
    thank you i strive for anonymous forum poster love :cool:
  • Klieu
    It's actually sold out! The system says the 4GB Nano is sold out so I have to remove it.
  • inferno
    the smallfish nano sold out when i tried to checkout
  • Wally
    any cotd discount promo codes?? baah shoulda known it was a crock as a small fish offer!!
    Sorry BDAY4: 4th Gen iPod Nano 4GB is sold out! : Please remove it from the shopping cart to continue with checkout.
  • Victorious
    Wasn't the iPod already SOLD OUT before?! What kind of SCAM is this? I could have bought it as small fish, but I don't need 1.
  • Klieu
    The site is now faster again as everyone is taking a rest before the next challenge!!!
  • blackmyst
    yep sold out now, but when i had it in my cart (for a while trying to see if my sis wants it) it was very much for real lol (well as real as the rest has been)
  • kermi
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Weird I just got a blank page for the small fish then! :p[/FONT]
  • melissanj
    yeh i think they caught on...its not listed as small fish anymore....they must have felt bad lol
  • inferno
    how did u get the link to the smallfish page?
  • inferno
    lucky you melissanj! hehehehe
  • mishmart
    Does anyone know what is up next?
  • tatts
    hmmm this coty sale seems to be one big scam
  • queenshrew
    LOL You go. Mel! :D
  • Grinner
    i got a madonna parfum in small fish, that's 2 parfums for today!
  • admin EDITOR
    how much pafum does a girl need :) or is that a stupid question
  • melissanj
    queenshrew;68615
    LOL You go. Mel! :D
    :D wouldnt it be great if they put wii on small fish HAHA wishful thinking...but you never know!!
  • queenshrew
    melissanj;68618
    :D wouldnt it be great if they put wii on small fish HAHA wishful thinking...but you never know!!
    LOL! Don't think they will hehehe But can keep hoping hehe
  • melissanj
    admin;68617
    how much pafum does a girl need :) or is that a stupid question
    depends how stinky she is:p
  • kingyubbo
    bummer on the ipod. That's the one i was looking for too. wd melissa on the catch!
  • melissanj
    id like to know where the link came from...perhaps there are other hidden ones
  • Grinner
    i am stinky :D haha nah will give them away as xmas gifts
  • frogduck
    the site seems awfully fast now
  • queenshrew
    I don't really need anything to be honest hehehe Going on holiday soon...and we're moving house next year..probably will need to get rid of most of my garbage :( ....But hope I'll catch something today..just for the fun of it to say I caught a bargain lol :D
  • melissanj
    :) im addicted to impulse buying /....catch of the day knows my weakness:o
  • frogduck
    i'm gonna keep an eye out for a small fish wii :D
  • melissanj
    ...if only there was a site map.....
  • kermi
    frogduck;68631
    i'm gonna keep an eye out for a small fish wii :D
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Wishing you all the luck in the world there! ;) [/FONT]
  • frogduck
    I swear they're just purposely making the servers slow, i was refreshing fine til 10 seconds before it went to the next deal
  • melissanj
    Tom Tom!!!
  • frogduck
    Tom Tom one GPS * Battery type * Lithium-ion * Connectivity * Built-in wireless connectivity - Bluetooth * Dimensions (W x D x H) - 82 x 25 x 96 mm * Device type - GPS navigation device * Weight 174 g * Memory – RAM: 32MB MB * Processor - Processor speed: 266 MHz MHz * Screen - Max screen resolution: 320 x 240 pixels * Number of colours: 65K
  • winniblu
    I need it and cant get on
  • kermi
    Tom Tom One GPS V3 RRP$399. All you need in a GPS! * Easy to use * Plug & go * Quick and easy start-up * User-friendly 3.5” touchscreen * Portable * Loud & clear spoken instruction
  • melissanj
    yeh i think so too.....but i think its not as bad now that they have started that....still slow tho....
  • frogduck
    still waitin on that small fish :D ahah edit: shipping for gps is 9.95 :) edit 2: and its sold out now
  • melissanj
    i need to stop this.....i will never pay off my credit card
  • Wally
    Sold Out .........
  • kermi
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Sold out 4 mins in.....:rolleyes: [/FONT]
  • lilpretzel
    What the!!!! You have to be kidding :eek: :whistling:
  • winniblu
    I am at the shopping cart
  • labgirl
    So, how the hell can the GPS be sold out in less than 5 minutes:mad:
  • queenshrew
    probably only 1 on offer :p
  • melissanj
    damn i was one page away from confirmation....maybe it was a blessing in disguise.......a very good disguise
  • stilted
    A little fishy that one - pun intended
  • inferno
    i got to confirm my order.. the last step... and clicked 'confirm' but its hanging... i dont even know if it has been confirmed? i put my cc details and everything in already.........
  • Wally
    Talk about cognitive dissonance! I know they are manipulating and jerking me around but I want to buy a Bargain from them!! gaaargh! :eek:
  • Klieu
    Bloody ridiculous! Sold out in less than 4 minutes! This is totally a scam. No one's been able to put their hands on any of them but the GPS are all sold out! Impossible!!
  • winniblu
    it said it was sold out and I bit it and checked out as soon as it came up! hmmmmmmmmmm???
  • queenshrew
    melissanj;68650
    damn i was one page away from confirmation....maybe it was a blessing in disguise.......a very good disguise
    LOL! I can see you with a whole truck and trailer arriving at your house sometime next week to deliver all your bargains lol!
  • melissanj
    inferno;68652
    i got to confirm my order.. the last step... and clicked 'confirm' but its hanging... i dont even know if it has been confirmed? i put my cc details and everything in already.........
    If its the page where you enter your details....there is another confirmation button after that ...so it wouldnt have gone through if it was the final confirmation page...id be asking questions...
  • willytheparrot
    i bidd for the gps ~ i paid for paypal now it is stillll loading the checkout page...../checkout_shipping.php... does that mean i got it or that i missed out... ---__--- :( at least let me get one thinggg i've been waiting all day for something
  • melissanj
    queenshrew;68656
    LOL! I can see you with a whole truck and trailer arriving at your house sometime next week to deliver all your bargains lol!
    HAHAHA it will be amusing to see me fit a truck load of bargains into my tiny unit!
  • inferno
    nono - its the final comfirmation page...
  • inferno
    is there anyway of checking later if anything did get through? ie in ur cotd account or something
  • melissanj
    inferno;68660
    nono - its the final comfirmation page...
    if they dont give it to you, you should complain...maybe that will get you the gps anyways:)
  • melissanj
    looks like the ps2 is up next
  • willytheparrot
    my checkout shipping page is still loading.... omg --__--
  • melissanj
    I just noticed Nod was the one who posted this deal....look what you have started!! :p
  • queenshrew
    inferno;68661
    is there anyway of checking later if anything did get through? ie in ur cotd account or something
    You should receive a confirmation letter?
  • melissanj
    inferno;68661
    is there anyway of checking later if anything did get through? ie in ur cotd account or something
    yep there is a little tab...pretty sure it says my account.....it will tell you what orders you have placed
  • inferno
    oh okay cool.. as long as theres somethign i can refer to later on when the sites not jam packed.... ive also print screened that page just in case!
  • melissanj
    wow the site is really bogged down atm
  • Grinner
    yeah it sure is, I'm still waiting for the checkout confirmation to load.... like most of us
  • kermi
    [FONT="Comic Sans MS"] Hmm well I did finally manage to get in and clean out the items in my cart... but I sure don't want a PS2...:)[/FONT]
  • melissanj
    ooooh a ps2....no melissa dont....but a ps2!!!...no dont...awwww but but but......NO.....fine shhh i just wont tell her
  • inferno
    Ok - it looks like i have made no purchases. :'( If my cc gets charged........ Grr.. *Woooooosa*
  • melissanj
    would refreshing the browser eliminate the buckscoop cashback?
  • queenshrew
    melissanj;68675
    would refreshing the browser eliminate the buckscoop cashback?
    Nah, it shouldn't. It should put a cookie in there after the first time you click :D
  • kingyubbo
    I thought it would be the new one as per the picture, but it's actually the old model that sells for around $250 new. Doesn't have the latest maps or street name speech navigation.... still good for $99 to whoever.
  • queenshrew
    kingyubbo;68677
    I thought it would be the new one as per the picture, but it's actually the old model that sells for around $250 new. Doesn't have the latest maps or street name speech navigation.... still good for $99 to whoever.
    Yeah it's V3, not V4 (which is the newest one) But you should be able to upgrade your maps to the current one from the TomTom website for free, if the model you purchased has an older map. It does say 12 months warranty..so should cover the maps too I believe :D
  • Keeys
    and in 8 mins we have????? ANOTHER MAD RUSH!!!
  • melissanj
    haha if its the ps2 im going to leave it....ebay is heaps cheaper
  • Victorious
    yep ps2 :(
  • Grinner
    ps2 for $99 are up now
  • melissanj
    im off for an hour....i wonder what the next item will be...
  • Klieu
    They purposely slow down the servers because as soon as the clock turns 10pm,the page is frozen. I really hate COTD now. Reckon they shouldn't have advertised anything at all
  • lilpretzel
    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee236/lilpretzel/Buckscoop/ps2.jpg

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