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Boffer Bust

Postby Nick » Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:16 am

It looks like Boffer has closed for business. It's funny because only 2 days ago I suggested on their Forums that they must be in financial trouble - in recent weeks their boffers have been dire, and I've had my last boffer fail to materialise, yet had no response to my ticket. Looks like I am chasing a credit card refund now..

Interestingly their sister company http://www.bigoffers.co.uk/ is still trading.
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby keith » Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:10 pm

I need some bits but might be carefull about buying any quantity fromthem ATM

boffer front page interesting

a bit like terminator
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby Nick » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:00 pm

What's interesting is that when it first went up it said something like 77 days till the next Boffer, a day later it was 44 days ...........
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby keith » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:12 pm

I'm sure they did this or similar last year
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby Nick » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:30 am

I don't remember it. It seems unusual to close the Forums down if they were intending to carry on business. I just did a search on twitter but the only info that I found was someone else like me with no goods and an open ticket.
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby Nick » Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:31 am

Well they have returned - and in fine fettle! I have now bought 2 items - an HD Camcorder which I am delighted with & cost £45 (!)

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& an iPad lookalike on Android for £110.

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If you are into reselling they had

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Which retail for £25 (I ask myself why? :roll: ) for £1.99 delivered.

Looks like they are in business again!
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby keith » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:22 pm

Boffer is Ok now but http://www.bigoffers.co.uk/ has closed down HMMMM ...
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby Nick » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:35 pm

They have "reverse auctions" now instead - I've not got involved because they've never had anything that I want, and looks to me as if you have to stay up into the early hours to win.

I've picked up a couple of freebies - a CD (turned out to be Gareth Gates :twisted: :roll: ) & a Mobile Phone Charm

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nothing to write on a forum about, but they paid the postage as well so hey :roll:

They've had a few techie bargains, iPads & stuff, but I don't think that they are for resellers any more.
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby Nick » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:58 am

Ooo look - they've closed AGAIN!

BOFFER WILL BE CLOSING DOWN FOR A SERIOUS MAKEOVER!

We will reopen as an online retail store where we will have hundreds of offers for you to shop till you drop!

Don't worry we will of course still have the killer deal of the day!!! But rest assured this will be bigger and better than before.

Once our makeover is complete we will unveil our new look to all our Boffer Fans.

Don’t miss out on the big launch.......we will keep you all posted!


Isn't that the exact same wording as last time - that's lazy!
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby keith » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:19 pm

So both halves are now shut !
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby Nick » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:15 pm

They had a reducing price thingy, but that stopped a few weeks ago.
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby keith » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:05 pm

Still not reopened, so to me looks like a deceased duck rather than a lame one

Reopening quarter 1 2012 !
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby Nick » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:25 pm

Yep - I can't find any news on them, lost & gone forever.
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby keith » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:09 pm

Hmm Bigpockets looks to be in trouble as well

http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/index.html

that message has been there for about 6 weeks now
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby Nick » Wed May 01, 2013 5:39 am

I've saved a fortune since Boffer stopped trading! Sure I got some fabulous deals, but I was also buying stuff that I didn't need - 50 Parker pens being an example, they seemed great for £25 but it was so long before I've got around to using them that these days I'm throwing 75% away as they don't work!
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby keith » Thu May 02, 2013 9:36 pm

Strange that Nick,

I used to buy lots of stuff to resell, but then often others did as well and only the first 2-3 to stick stuffon ebay made a Profit.
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby keith » Mon May 06, 2013 4:02 pm

Looks like they are going for Bigger quantities ie Stockshifting http://www.estock.co.uk/
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Re: Boffer Bust

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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby Nick » Tue May 14, 2013 1:15 pm

Wow! - and I only just said how much money I had saved since they stopped trading! :lol:
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Re: Boffer Bust

Postby Nick » Thu May 16, 2013 8:39 am

We have decided to reinvent ourselves as an online wholesaler rather than retailer. Boffer will now be a deal a day site for eBay, Amazon and other market traders to source wholesale stock.

Boffer will now supply high quality stock for low prices to professional sellers to resell for a profit through various online and offline channels. Initially this will be in the format of a daily deal i.e. one product or job lot per day. As we are now selling stock on behalf of receivers, administrators and finance companies we must sell the stock. Every daily deal will have a buy it now price or you are welcome to make us an offer as well.


Just wondering whether there was scope for Co-Operative buying?
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