What is price-drop tv?
price-drop tv is the 2nd shopping channel to have been launched by Sit-up Shopping Limited. Prior to the launch of price-drop tv in 2003, Sit-up shopping operated their only other shopping channel at the time, bid-up tv, which consisted of a rising price dynamic. Due to the overwhelming success of bid-up tv ( now bid tv) , sit-up shopping launched price-drop tv, in 2003. Since the launch of price-drop tv, sit-up tv have gone on to launch a further shopping channel, titled Speed Auction TV, although nowadays, the name is a little irrelevant - initially the channel was a rising price auction channel, with auctions lasting only 4 minutes, hence the use of the word SPEED in the title. This auction dynamic was scrapped to make way for a falling price style channel, making this the third of it's kind existing within the sit-up shopping company.The shopping channel group now advertise as being the 'UK's Biggest Discount Channels group' and have won many awards for their contribution to shopping television.
How to buy
Buying on price-drop tv is fairly easy. You have 2 main ways to buy.
To buy on your phone, all you have to do is dial the number which is shown on the screen, listen to the message on the phone which just simply tells you what it is your buying, and hit the 1 key to confirm your order. This is a relatively quick process. The only downside to this way of buying as it will set you back £1.50 due to the use of an 0904 number. The only downside to phoning, as you can't stay on the line and wait for the price you are willing to pay, as you only get roughly around 30 seconds to make your choice, or the line automatically cuts you off, thus, a wasted £1.50 - definitely not something you want to happen!
The first time you buy from the channel, you'll be classed as a NEW BUYER. Within an hour of purchasing, you'll be phoned back by a customer service agent, who'll gather your delivery and payment details. In addition to this, you'll be issued with a 4 digit no call back code, which you can enter on the phone next time you buy, saving you having to wait for a customer service agent to phone you back next time - they'll just use your existing credit and delivery detailsBuying online is most definitely the most convenient method, as you key in the price you are willing to pay maximumally. If your price becomes higher than the price the price-drop is currently at, the system will automatically ' drop you in', meaning you got the item, whilst avoiding the £1.50 phone call.
If you are successful, price-drop tv will send you a confirmation email, telling you the final price and of course a little reminder of what you've purchased... not that you'll need reminding I'm sure!!
The price-drop tv website in addition to the channel is like an online web store, which sells hundreds of other items, which aren't actually on tv, aswell as those due to come on tv, for you to place web bids.The categories on the website are :
- Beauty and Health
- Entertainment and Leisure
- Home and textiles
How price-drop tv works
The way price-drop tv operates is fairly simple.