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I'm excited to announce Flash Deals. It's a new, completely separate section to the website.

Unique discount codes from top Amazon brands to help us save money.

In this separate section, brands are able to share unique codes with us. There is a minimum discount of 50% off, so you know you're getting a good price.

Latest Deals, as you know it and love it, remains fundamentally the same. The Flash Deals section is in a separate area and clearly labelled so you know it is posted by brands. 

Brands are NOT able to share within the current deals, vouchers, freebies or competitions sections. 

What is the thinking behind this?

First and foremost, Latest Deals is a community website for deal hunters to find and share deals, vouchers, freebies and competitions with each other. It will always be so. 

We want to have the best discounts but sometimes, because of our rule of "no self-promotion" we've missed out. Great discount codes for great products. 

Flash Deals is be a totally separate section, clearly labelled, where brands (Amazon sellers only for now) can share their own discount codes. 

To make sure the deals are good we're enforcing a minimum 50% discount. We're only accepting Amazon products so that everything is covered by Amazon's A-Z Guarantee, and only products with Prime delivery.

This also helps to solve another troublesome problem we've experienced for over two years: naughty brands creating fake accounts! As Latest Deals grows it attracts more attention. We have a large problem of brands, confused or not knowing our rules, creating accounts and posting deals in the main areas. This is against our guidelines and we're always chasing them down and banning accounts every day. Hopefully with Flash Deals, we'll give brands a legitimate, separate section that's clear and well understood by everyone. They can share 50% discount codes with us, and everyone wins. The rest of the site will stay the same.

 

If you have any questions, please ask them here and we'll answer any concerns you have and listen to your feedback. 

Tom
Tom
Founder
2 years ago
What do you think of this?
hspexy
hspexy2 years ago

cool! the LD team has been working hard! look forward to the new addition in the new year 👍

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sunny101
sunny1012 years ago

This is exciting news - I can't wait!

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lclements71
lclements712 years ago

Brilliant!!! Best deal website by far 😍👌🏼😍

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SuzJ
SuzJ2 years ago

Fab, sounds like a great idea!

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debz2802
debz28022 years ago

This is great new !! 🔥

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samsara116
samsara1162 years ago

ooh looking forward to it...

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Kelsey
Kelsey
Founder
2 years ago

Hey guys 🙂

Good to see people excited for the launch of flash deals.

If anyone has any questions about how it might work, or features they might like to see, please let us know - there may still be time to squeeze new things in before we put flash deals live 👍

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend2 years ago

Can't wait. 😁

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zerocenturyzero
zerocenturyzero2 years ago

Would you get points for posting Flash Deals

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

Thanks for your question! At the moment, the idea is that only brands / Amazon sellers will be able to post in the new Flash Deals section. They won‘t be getting points, no.

You, as a normal member, will still be able to find and post your own Amazon deals in the main areas of the site — as you do currently — and get points for them.

Will you be able to copy a deal from the new Flash Deals section and post it in the main area? We’d have to think about this as it may get messy with the duplicates. Good question!

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zerocenturyzero
zerocenturyzero2 years ago

Tom I believe that is fair as not everyone uses Amazon.

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JandE86
JandE862 years ago

fab and excited! always love the deals i found from amazon! was able to complete a big gift box of them from deals for my family back home!

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Zoepop
Zoepop2 years ago

Sounds good!

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jen1787
jen17872 years ago

Amazing, excited to see this. I think this a great idea! Can’t wait for launch 👍🏼

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 years ago

Wow... Sounds exciting... Can not wait

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Metrovski
Metrovski2 years ago

Looking forward to the new addition! 🙂

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ScotsChick
ScotsChick2 years ago

Ooh looking forward to this!! Eek!

Merry Xmas Tom and all

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anthonyscullion
anthonyscullion2 years ago

Will the deals/sellers be checked to verify that the deals are real? i.e. that they haven't inflated the 'original' price to give 50% off? After every Black Friday I see posts about increased prices just before 'discounts'.

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

That’s a great question and probably our biggest challenge to overcome. We’ll have to monitor what happens and think of ways to avoid this.

LD members will still be able to comment on Flash Deals, so you can point out if it’s been cheaper in the past or if you’ve seen it cheaper elsewhere. There may be other tech solutions we can do too if this becomes a problem.

I completely agree with you that discount price inflation is a problem and the goal is to have the best deals possible.

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anthonyscullion
anthonyscullion2 years ago

Tom If your computer system can automatically check with Camel Camel Camel and show the cheapest price the item has been that will show how good each deal is. Ideally put this right next/below the new offer price for easy comparison for everyone. Something for your programmers I guess.

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

anthonyscullion That’s a very nice idea thank you. Kelsey, our tech whizz, will certainly keep that in mind.

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Superman
Superman2 years ago

Just giving this a bump for those who may have missed it.

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MumOfThree
MumOfThree2 years ago

Great news looking forward to it sounds pretty good

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jigsawx3x
jigsawx3x2 years ago

ld you are always working hard to impress us well done look 4ward to seeing some great deals

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Pjran
Pjran2 years ago

Maybe we as customers could suggest what offers we’re interested in or need to replace in our homes. I’m looking for an induction standard cooker if that help.

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danbyk
danbyk2 years ago

Exciting news, I look forward to this new section.

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k54321b
k54321b2 years ago

This sounds great. Good work guys. Looking forward to seeing it go live.

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ommacross19
ommacross192 years ago

Ooo!! THANK YOU so much!! I cannot wait for this to happen, and will be very handy👍🤩😃

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nipperjwb
nipperjwb2 years ago

Sounds great

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mso
mso2 years ago

This sounds amazing, that's a great idea! Very exiting 👍I can't wait 😊

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn2 years ago

Tom, this sounds very cool and interesting. I didn't see this post 2 months ago so I'm guessing this is going to be rolled out very soon. I look forward to seeing it.

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FrankieB
FrankieB2 years ago

Sounds brilliant.. thank you! Look forward to it 👌👍

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JackieFinch
JackieFinch2 years ago

more bargains, sounds fab cant wait for it to be up and running .

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tumblespots
tumblespots2 years ago

This seems like a good idea to me. I would love AO to be added as I am still buying things for my new (and not moved into yet) house. I shall keep 'em peeled.

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AlexS
AlexS2 years ago

Wow looking forward to this, any idea roughly what date is going to start?

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jigsawx3x
jigsawx3x2 years ago

oh nice where do i sign up carnt wait

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GlitchHunter
GlitchHunter2 years ago

This is a great idea! I do a lot of my online shopping on amazon. MAking my prime membership worth it!!

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 years ago

So amazon Lightning deals can be flash deals too.

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sarahmorton1976
sarahmorton19762 years ago

Can't wait thanks

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

Coming very soon peeps!

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Mummyk
Mummyk2 years ago

Tom

One question.

The "unique" codes will they be 1 time use for 1 person or unique they are specifically for LD?

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

Mummyk I think the best way to answer this is just to wait and see. Will all make much more sense then 🙂

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kirstiejackson2
kirstiejackson22 years ago

Sounds good thank u x

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sarahmorton1976
sarahmorton19762 years ago

Can't wait for this

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amytyler03
amytyler032 years ago

Do you have to have Amazon prime to be able to get these deals?

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

No. Anyone can get them, but if you have Amazon Prime then you'll enjoy the "free" delivery Amazon Prime offers.

We have made Amazon Prime a condition for the sellers, to ensure that all products are here in the UK at the time of dispatch. This is to avoid products being posted that are sent from China and take ages to arrive. Also has some quality benefits too.

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Tom
Tom
Original Poster
Founder
2 years ago

To manage expectations - It will take a while for us to make Flash Deals really, really good. Don't expect it to be a full on VIPON experience on day one! We'll get there 🙂 I just have to haggle with hundreds of Amazon Sellers to get deals for us. Treat this like a beta, an experiment subject to improvements over time and you won't be disappointed.

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SashiShekharDas
SashiShekharDas2 years ago

Wow. So one more to check and keep an eye on. This way no time to sleep, just in case I miss a deal.

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TheresaCleaver
TheresaCleaver2 years ago

here is to more brilliant deals! Glad i found this website!! Thanks for all your hard work!

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Bikywander
Bikywander2 years ago

Brilliant, I keep missing these glitches and codes so 50% is still a good in, thanks LD team xx

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