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Catch of the Day Pressure Cooker Sale Wednesday 23/09/09

Posted By: ironsword, posted 2009/09/18 17:26
Get ready for some AWESOME deals coming up at Catch-of-the-day Pressure Cooker sale next Wednesday the 23rd of September at 12 midday.
Among the items up for grabs include:

PS3 Slim at $339 (RRP = $499)

Nintendo Wii for $199 (RRP = $399)

GHD IV hair styler for $199 (RRP = $299)

Nintendo DS Lite for $99 (usually around $199)

Apple iPod Touch 8GB for $139

Apple iPod Nano 8GB for $99

TOM TOM GPS for $149

Samsung 10.2MP camera for $79

And 16 other products not yet revealed.

There is only going to be 1 catch per 30 minutes. So in other words at 12midday the Nintendo Wii for **example** might be available. Then at 12:30pm the iPod Nano for **example** might be available etc... They don't specify how many units they actually have in stock of each item so be quick!

**** BE WARNED ****
In the past when catchoftheday have these 'pressure cooker' sales their website becomes unavailable very very quickly with the vast amount of people trying to access their site. So don't be disappointed if you don't manage to get what you want.

Also note that these deals are for Cotd MEMBERS ONLY so sign up before the 23/09/09.

Good Luck :)
Expiry date:2009/09/24
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  • Diannesa2009/09/18 19:08:42
    Has anyone ever got anything from these sales before? I'm a member but I haven't done them... and hubby has his eye on something but I've warned him I think it may be impossible!
  • Spackbace2009/09/18 22:23:55
    tried for the ds lite last time, site went down as soon as that hour ticked over, then kept timing out. when it came up, sold out apparently

    for the popular things the site cant handle it
  • arispablo2009/09/19 01:26:41
    got netbook last time ..runs great very impressed ..someone gets the goods keep trying ...might try for nintendo this time..fingers crossed
  • memanme2009/09/19 09:44:07
    Diannesa
    Has anyone ever got anything from these sales before? I'm a member but I haven't done them... and hubby has his eye on something but I've warned him I think it may be impossible!

    It's hard without scripts, one script to bypass the mainpage and go straight to the cart, and another program to autofill your details.
  • excite2009/09/22 12:20:02
    memanme
    It's hard without scripts, one script to bypass the mainpage and go straight to the cart, and another program to autofill your details.


    Mind to tell us the scripts of adding the item to shopping cart?

    I tried "https://www.catchoftheday.com.au/product_info.php?action=add_product", but did not work.
  • sim1402009/09/23 12:20:14
    Yes, in the one they had in July I was lucky enough to score a -
    iPod nano 8GB $129
    Nintendo Wii Fit $49
    Olympus digital camera $99
    Shirt $9.90

    Then in May they had one and I got a
    TomTom One 140 GPS $169

    But yes you do have to be extremely lucky to refresh the page just at the right time or else you get the 'overloaded server' page!
  • NoosieB2009/09/23 12:26:47
    Wow, it's only just started and already the website is clogged:
    "Our Servers are Currently Filled to Capacity
    Please Try Again in a Few Minutes, or Subscribe Below"
  • voteoften2009/09/23 12:32:31
    I just got on. They have that stupid parker pen for $6 with free shipping
  • NoosieB2009/09/23 12:41:56
    Yeh, not remotely interested in the Parker Pen. But how quickly do you reckon the Playstation 3, DS Lite or Wii's will go?
    Good luck everyone. Hopefully you have better luck getting on than I did.
    Actually, the Tom Tom looked pretty good too.
    Ahh, stop me spending $$$
    :w00t:
  • stilted2009/09/23 13:02:11
    crash of the day -

    Yeppo 10 x Toothbrushes
  • ironsword2009/09/23 13:09:28
    NoosieB
    how quickly do you reckon the Playstation 3, DS Lite or Wii's will go?


    or more importantly when do you think some good catches will come up. :p

    Gonna try and get me one of those PS3 slims. Still can't get over the price.

    Fingers crossed.
  • blackmyst2009/09/23 13:36:34
    was the ds but sold out now
  • Kotche2009/09/23 13:39:51
    Twice I got one the first page and then when I clicked to buy it I got the server busy page. Then I got a whole lost of busy page for minutes and then sold out.

    :(
  • stilted2009/09/23 13:41:47
    its like waiting in line for tickets knowing it has sold out already but you want to stay in line just in case ..
  • ironsword2009/09/23 14:03:35
    Asus 1002HA Black Atom N270 Netbook currently up for sale. $499. Bring on the PS3 slim already
  • queenshrew2009/09/23 14:47:21
    Cygnett iPhone Case
    RRP $29.95. Yours FREE! Just pay shipping!

    Shipping is $5.95
  • queenshrew2009/09/23 15:11:31
    8GB iPod Touch 4th Gen $149.95 (shipped)

    But Sold out within first 5 minutes!!!!
  • ironsword2009/09/23 15:13:22
    I'm a bit confused. CotD has 8GB iPod Touch 4th Gen for $139 (which has sold out btw) but a 4th generation ipod touch touch doesn't exist. lol. Then it goes on to state it has FM radio etc...features of the new 5G ipod nano.

    A bit of a stuff up I reckon though most people didn't seem to mind. I refreshed my browser for 6 minutes before getting anywhere just to see what was for sale. all the products were sold.
  • stilted2009/09/23 15:29:45
    it would be 1st generation - even so its still v cheap
  • Kotche2009/09/23 16:32:40
    Boring..

    http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images//reebok_mystery/mystery1.gif
  • ironsword2009/09/23 16:36:56
    Kotche
    Boring..

    http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/images//reebok_mystery/mystery1.gif


    Agreed!!!! No wonder it's so easy to log onto the website now...for the next 10 or so minutes
  • stilted2009/09/23 17:08:53
    wii @ 199 SOLD Out
  • Kotche2009/09/23 17:40:49
    I couldn't even get the page up for the wii until it was sold out!
  • femme172009/09/23 17:51:30
    I got the thermometer with free shipping even though it stated the shipping suppose to be $5
  • ironsword2009/09/23 19:03:39
    8GB iPod Nano 5th Gen sold within 2 minutes. RIDICULOUS!! Arrghh!!!!
  • stilted2009/09/23 19:43:58
    SafeSleeper Baby Suit - $6 delivered
    tomtom $149 SOLD OUT
  • ironsword2009/09/23 20:09:58
    I'm starting to doubt my chances of getting a PS3 with how ridiculously hard it is to even view what is on sale. :(
  • voteoften2009/09/23 20:27:51
    ironsword
    I'm starting to doubt my chances of getting a PS3 with how ridiculously hard it is to even view what is on sale. :(


    yep. Consumer protection should take a look at their practices.
  • Diannesa2009/09/23 21:04:49
    Asus 1002H Black Atom N280 NetbookUltra Slim, 10" LED Backlit LCD, 160GB HDD $499 + $9.95 postage

    Sorry it's not the PS3!

    I'm a tad annoyed about the Tom Tom as I would have bought that but it was gone when I got in... wonder how many they actually had???
  • ironsword2009/09/23 21:36:35
    10.2MP Samsung ES-15 Digital Camera on sale now for $79 + postage....but is it just me or is there no 'bite me' button???? i can't see it. lol.
  • melissanj2009/09/23 21:37:40
    yep i had the same problem...although doesnt seem like that much of a deal anyways
  • Keeys2009/09/23 21:38:20
    yep same here grrrr
  • ironsword2009/09/23 21:42:39
    melissanj
    yep i had the same problem...although doesnt seem like that much of a deal anyways


    Yeah true...i didn't really want to buy it anyway. It sells for about $120-$150 according to shopbot. I just found it a little odd...and funny. Do they want to sell them because they're making it pretty hard to buy it. lol.
  • frogduck2009/09/23 21:47:19
    Ahah, I was also wondering where the bite me button was :P
  • stilted2009/09/23 21:59:46
    likely ps3 next
  • blackmyst2009/09/23 22:02:11
    ghd is up now
  • ironsword2009/09/23 22:02:45
    GHD IV Styler RARE Ltd. Edition for $199 (usually $319 apparently) on sale now WITH 'bite me' button :p

    ** sold ** within 4 mins
  • blackmyst2009/09/23 22:04:56
    its sold out now
  • frogduck2009/09/23 22:06:59
    and surprise surprise the camera is sold out too lol
  • Diannesa2009/09/23 22:17:51
    How do you know the camera is sold out? Can't be - lol - they didn't sell a 1! (EDIT - I see in past catches...)

    And why is the GHD so good? I don't get it...
  • Diannesa2009/09/23 22:31:11
    Sports wallet - free + postage

    How long does this go on?
  • frogduck2009/09/23 22:40:46
    if you click on past catches you can see the camera and theres a sold out sign on it :P as with everything else. Wallet isnt really appealing to me :S

    edit: didnt see your edit til after i posted :( ahah
  • ironsword2009/09/23 22:42:36
    How long does this go on?


    til' 12 I think, so i think another 2 catches to go with the last one being at 11:30pm
  • Diannesa2009/09/23 22:50:06
    frogduck
    Wallet isnt really appealing to me :S


    looks like it's not appealing to anyone... :p
  • jezzamine2009/09/23 23:05:33
    Ps3 $339.00

    Edit: Sold Out
  • frogduck2009/09/23 23:07:59
    i saw it! and then i didnt anymore :(
  • Diannesa2009/09/23 23:11:28
    grrrr - the PS3 is in my cart but now it's sold out and it says I have to remove it! Sooooo annoyed!
  • ironsword2009/09/23 23:14:16
    omgsh!! so annoyed right now. Saw the PS3, added it to my shopping cart, did the paypal process, then hit Confirm on the CotD checkout and then it went to their "sorry our servers are too crap to handle this many people" page! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!
  • mouldgirl2009/09/23 23:32:57
    ironsword
    omgsh!! so annoyed right now. Saw the PS3, added it to my shopping cart, did the paypal process, then hit Confirm on the CotD checkout and then it went to their "sorry our servers are too crap to handle this many people" page! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!


    that sux. I stay away from COTD. been burnt before with their supa sales :rolleyes:
  • karper2009/09/24 12:05:14
    For Any willing reader who has a good deal of spare time on their hands might like to try to sue COTD for False/Misleading advertising.The Pressure Cooker days which offer a handful of items to lure you to their site can be considered misleading the consumer according to Consumer Affairs. They interpret the law as follows “a reasonable quantity of the product/service must be made available/ provided at the advertised price’. Put simply, it is illegal for a site to advertise Nation wide a product with such limited supply. It has to be considered a “reasonable quantity” proportionate to the market size. Example if you’re advertising in a small Regional town in a local paper 50 units of Nintendo consoles at say $100, this may be considered reasonable because of market scale. Because Catch of the Day is Nation wide, to only have say 100 Nintendo DSLite available would be deemed insufficient quantity and is unquestionably false/Misleading the consumer. Furthermore COTD are not pardoned by advertising “limited stock”, they cannot circumvent the law of “reasonable quantity”
    A case study worth mentioning is department store MYER of Melbourne , who previously advertised TV’s and Fridges during their Stock take sales at far below cost prices, the catch was only a handful were ever made available. This form of lure advertising is no longer permitted, hence why you haven’t seen MYER advertise deals like this for over 5 years.

    COTD never reveal the quantity available on hot ticketed items such as Nintendo, Ipod Tom Tom etc. In my legal opinion, they cross the line.
    It is also worth mentioning that rather useless high profit items (FREE T SHIRTS, CAPS, and COSMTICS when you pay $6 p/h) are nearly always available during these high demand days. Funny thing that?
    This leaves two option. 1 Don’t support them.
    2 Demand a product from them at the advertised price or take action.
    Hope this is useful
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