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    • Jelli
    • By Jelli 20th Feb 18, 1:22 PM
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    Cheapest buyable things on the net (not free)?
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    • 20th Feb 18, 1:22 PM
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    Cheapest buyable things on the net (not free)? 20th Feb 18 at 1:22 PM
    I need an excuse to use my credit card's DD to get benefits elsewhere but the cheapest thing I've found is 39p in the Steam sales and wondered if anyone could beat that. I might have a false memory but could swear online market places use to have sellers selling free PAYG SIM cards for 1p but maybe that never happened.

    So can anyone beat 39p for anything digital or physical?
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    • Pun
    • By Pun 20th Feb 18, 2:08 PM
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    • 20th Feb 18, 2:08 PM
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    • 20th Feb 18, 2:08 PM
    Loads of stuff on ebay for 1p, post free. Amazon also has 1p SIM cards post free.
    • Jelli
    • By Jelli 20th Feb 18, 3:31 PM
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    • 20th Feb 18, 3:31 PM
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    • 20th Feb 18, 3:31 PM
    Ah, brilliant. Thanks.
    • Sea Shell
    • By Sea Shell 20th Feb 18, 3:45 PM
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    • 20th Feb 18, 3:45 PM
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    • 20th Feb 18, 3:45 PM
    Do most cc's have minimum DD before they'll take it?
    " That pound I saved yesterday, is a pound I don't have to earn tomorrow "
    • Jelli
    • By Jelli 20th Feb 18, 3:54 PM
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    • 20th Feb 18, 3:54 PM
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    • 20th Feb 18, 3:54 PM
    Do most cc's have minimum DD before they'll take it?
    Originally posted by Sea Shell
    I've never done it before as I'm new to CCs but I've selected the option to "clear the balance in full" each month so it works. It would be awful if I got a missed payment penalty!
    • Sea Shell
    • By Sea Shell 21st Feb 18, 6:27 AM
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    • 21st Feb 18, 6:27 AM
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    • 21st Feb 18, 6:27 AM
    Yeah, but what's in the T&C's about that "clear balance in full", would they still take the DD if the balance is literally pennies. I think they may have a minimum threshold, under which they let the balance "roll-over" and not take the DD.

    (nips off to check one of her cards T&Cs)
    " That pound I saved yesterday, is a pound I don't have to earn tomorrow "
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 21st Feb 18, 8:23 AM
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    • 21st Feb 18, 8:23 AM
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    • 21st Feb 18, 8:23 AM
    Surely the recipient will incur charges simply to take a payment of 1p? They could well refuse to call for the payment (I know I would!), so if the DD is not being paid you wouldn't benefit - and why should you at the cost to somebody else?
    • Jelli
    • By Jelli 21st Feb 18, 8:58 AM
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    • 21st Feb 18, 8:58 AM
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    • 21st Feb 18, 8:58 AM
    I think I know the answer LadyDee. The crd issuer wouldn't lose because they always take a fee from the retailer so it's the retailer's call how much to price a product. A low DD should be fine with CC's for that reason.
    Last edited by Jelli; 21-02-2018 at 9:02 AM.
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 21st Feb 18, 9:16 AM
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    • 21st Feb 18, 9:16 AM
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    • 21st Feb 18, 9:16 AM
    I think I know the answer LadyDee. The crd issuer wouldn't lose because they always take a fee from the retailer so it's the retailer's call how much to price a product. A low DD should be fine with CC's for that reason.
    Originally posted by Jelli
    I was looking at it from the retailer's point of view - why should he incur costs to sell you something for a penny?
    • Jelli
    • By Jelli 21st Feb 18, 9:26 AM
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    Well, with the few retailers that are selling things for pennies maybe they get commission and the cost of the product isn't important.
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 21st Feb 18, 12:30 PM
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    why not just put something you'd usually buy on the CC - like petrol or a weekly shop then put the aside and pay it off in full when the bill comes in. Set up the DD to 'pay balance in full'. Saves faffing about looking for stuff you don't need / want (and will also mean there's no environmental impact transporting you something you don't want either)
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    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 21st Feb 18, 12:30 PM
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    I hope all this faffing about is worth it!
    • seatbeltnoob
    • By seatbeltnoob 11th Mar 18, 1:19 PM
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    i cant find anything for 1p myself. The cheapest item is 1p but for cash on collection only. I'm guessing they're trying to pump up their feedback to sell thigns on ebay on larger scale.
    • Jelli
    • By Jelli 11th Mar 18, 5:40 PM
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    They have sim cards for 1p but I'm doing a different way now. I'm just using the CC's as normal but paying off 99% of it leaving just 1p for the DD to take when it's time. So for example if my shopping cost me 50 I just payoff 49.99 with my debit card and wait for the DD to take the leftover 1p.

    The reason why I don't just leave the whole amount for the DD to take is I don't like dept lingering about.
    • Sharry66
    • By Sharry66 12th Mar 18, 9:44 AM
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    Wow, thanks!
    • agatham
    • By agatham 13th Mar 18, 6:36 AM
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    Cheapest stuff I could think of buying online is toilet papers.
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