Tell us what you would like to see on Mumsnet Co-Buying

(131 Posts)
KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 27-Feb-12 17:20:04

Mumsnet Co-Buying has launched this week. It works as follows: say lots of Mumsnetters want the same product - could be chocolate or cosmetics, could be gadgets or sports gear - then with Mumsnet Co-Buying the more of you who buy it, the cheaper the price becomes. In partnership with BuyaPowa, we'll feature different products each week. There will be a limited number of each product and each offer will last for a limited amount of time. For more information click here.
So we'd like to know what you'd like to see featured on Mumsnet Co-Buying.
Tell us here and we'll do our best to get the products you want.

NannyPlumIsMyMum Thu 01-Mar-12 19:47:17

I would like lots of beauty products .

And I love Chaos for her rhubarb liqueur idea and the link .

I would like to see that too . Plus more discounts on liqueurs as I'm trying to make a new cocktail a fortnight . As I never friffin get to go anywhere .

Well, that's 3 for the rhubarb liqueur so far wink

gazzalw Thu 01-Mar-12 22:31:52

Good things to do with DCs during hols
Hmmm - good food/eating out deals?
Hair/beauty salons?

Maryz Thu 01-Mar-12 22:40:49

Thanks for the offer fabwoman - but I suspect the postage is more expensive than the chocolate grin.

Kewcumber Fri 02-Mar-12 01:26:35

Maryz - I think I will order the chocolate... perhaps I could email you and let you know how nice it is. Would that help?

Maryz Fri 02-Mar-12 08:13:58

Kew, you are always very nice to me so I will refrain from telling to fuck off smile

See that smile ^ up there, I think I've finally got the hang of passive-aggressive smileys grin

noddyholder Fri 02-Mar-12 08:47:48

Message deleted by Mumsnet.

Playmobil smile

fabwoman Fri 02-Mar-12 09:31:44

Maryz - If you want to PM me roughly where you are I will check the postage costs.

Maryz Fri 02-Mar-12 10:29:35

It's ok, fab, don't worry about it. I'm in Ireland, so it's probably a couple of quid postage which isn't worth it for chocolate. It's a pain for ordering stuff, because I ordered a hoodie for ds for Christmas which cost 30 quid, and it cost me £10.50 for postage (like an idiot I didn't read it properly). I think the actual postage was only about £2, but they charge the same for Ireland as they do for all European countries.

fabwoman Fri 02-Mar-12 12:37:28

If you change your mind...smile.

I just looked down the request list and there is some fab stuff on.

TheLightPassenger Fri 02-Mar-12 18:04:56

Am a bit bemused that MN seems to want to turn itself into Groupon hmm, without the Groupon advantage of committing to one set price.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 03-Mar-12 22:01:52

OneLieIn

Personally I don't want it. Mn is becoming v commercial, you are using the thoughts, posts of mners to build a business.

If you ask me (which you didn't) you are moving away from the very purpose of mn.

Hi OneLieIn,
The purpose of MN is to make parents lives easier. There are tonnes of ways we could have commercialised the site over the years most of which we've eschewed. We've been really careful to only go with things that don't contradict what our core aim is because frankly, we came up with that aim and it matters a lot to us. I think co-buying (and Mumsnet Swears By) work for MN precisely because they ought to make our lives easier - saving time and money - assuming of course that we get the choose the right products. Thanks to all for your thoughts here. We'll do our best to get the products you've asked for.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 03-Mar-12 22:06:36

TheLightPassenger

Am a bit bemused that MN seems to want to turn itself into Groupon hmm, without the Groupon advantage of committing to one set price.

Hi TheLightPassenger,
If we'd wanted to turn ourselves into Groupon - we'd be sending you a mail a day advertising any old offer we could lay our hands on and most likely mining your data like crazy. We do however think that collating MNetters wisdom and buying power is a potentially useful thing we can do - which fits our purpose and hopefully helps us make a buck or two as well.

Maryz Sat 03-Mar-12 22:07:39

But it is a commercial site, isn't it?

And if it wasn't, we couldn't all driven on here for free. So as long as we aren't forced to participate, how can this do any harm?

TheLightPassenger Sun 04-Mar-12 08:16:25

Thanks for the reply Justine, and fair point that MNetters who aren't interested will not be pestered/e-mailed about these offers. I genuinely do appreciate the fact that the site owners bother to respond to queries of this nature, which I suspect would be deleted on other forums!. I do think the Groupon model is better, as it's a clear yes/no decision to make about one price.

DottyDot Sun 04-Mar-12 08:34:08

Completely agree with JustineMN big girly creep but I also would much prefer a collective buy at a cheaper price, like Groupon, rather than this lowering the price as it goes along palaver. Other than the chocolate(ahem) where I got a bit giddy and just pressed all the buttons blush I'm not into stressing about whether the price is going to drop or have I made a mistake going for something which isn't much cheaper than if I'd googled for a bit and found it cheaper somewhere.

Would there be anyway to do an 'I'm in if it's x price'?

I'm all in favour of it as I think it's a good way to pay for all the people needed to police benignly watch over AIBU. I guess whether it will be good for MN users is still to see. If the chocolate comes shortdated, or all the offers turn out to be offloaded otherwise-in-the-sales type stuff then I think there's a risk that it'll just be a turn-off. It'd be a bit of a shame if MN started to feel less 'quality' <wrinkles nose at the 'a' in buyapowa>

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Mar-12 11:56:09

LemonDifficult

Would there be anyway to do an 'I'm in if it's x price'?

I'm all in favour of it as I think it's a good way to pay for all the people needed to police benignly watch over AIBU. I guess whether it will be good for MN users is still to see. If the chocolate comes shortdated, or all the offers turn out to be offloaded otherwise-in-the-sales type stuff then I think there's a risk that it'll just be a turn-off. It'd be a bit of a shame if MN started to feel less 'quality' <wrinkles nose at the 'a' in buyapowa>

Will definitely as about alternative mechanisms - suspect it's how it works financially though - and pass on feedback re quality and name smile.

Kewcumber Mon 05-Mar-12 14:12:14

OH NO!

There's a roomba on now, please take me away - I want a roomba - I have visions of a hoovering free life which I'm sure are pie in the sky. But it might work, mightn't it? [hopeful]

Dondonz Wed 07-Mar-12 11:53:46

Pls help, i cant participate in co-buy deal on YSL's Touche Eclat

Dondonz, I don't think that co-buy deal is live yet.

I can't find the co-buy link through MN. Where is it?

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