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Duplicates - Tiger Direct & CompUSA

submitted on November 26, 2008 by Solstice in "Stores / Merchants"
Okay, so for some us its common knowledge that these two companies merged awhile back.

It also seems to be the trend that if one is offering an item at sale price, or having a special promotion, the other is doing it as well.

Additionally, it seems that if an item shows as out of stock for one,it also show out of stock for the other on a consistent basis.

This would indicate to me that both stores, although they have different names, are clearly working out of the same inventory and same marketing office.

To that end and with that in mind, it would seem that posting the same item/promotion, that also has the exact same specs/value, are nothing more than a duplicates in form and effect.

So my question to the mods is this, can you set up BUXR to where both stores are merged and treated as the same for deal submissions?

Then my question to the other members and the mods; do you think these deal submissions should be treated as duplicates?

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    Posted by Tarun on November 26, 2008 [reply] 0 0
    Even their newsletters are identical, will just have to watch for and report them until something is decided.
    • Solstice
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      Posted by Solstice on November 26, 2008
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      Thanks, I did not know that, and I think that only further adds to my point.
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    • Tarun
      Posted by Tarun on November 28, 2008 [reply] 0 0
      I signed up for some deals on here and as such got the CompUSA and TigerDirect email newsletters. It was really something to see how they were identical except for the logos.
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    Posted by MrCheap on November 27, 2008 [reply] 0 0
    Does CompUSA have any real (b&m) stores left?
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    Posted by Solstice on November 28, 2008
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    I was still hoping to get some Mod commentary on this one if possible.
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    Posted by YanBz on November 28, 2008 [reply] 0 0
    I don't want to automate anything unless we know for sure that everything CompUSA sells is available at TigerDirect and vice versa. So far this seems to be the case. Even more the URLs are the same except for the "compusa" and "tigerdirect" part. Here is an example:

    A hard drive at CompUSA:

    Find the same hard drive at TigerDirect by replacing the "" part in the URL with "":

    I will keep an eye on these merchants and if the rule proves to apply to all products I will install an appropriate logic in the Buxr deal submission. Before then, just try to keep it clean by avoiding duplicates manually

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