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Old 29th August 2020, 10:25 AM
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Default Ilford 10% off all paper this Bank Holiday weekend nioender

I received a note from Ilford yesterday to the above effect but deleted it so unfortunately the exact date it ends I cannot remember. I imagine it will be midnight Monday but you will need to check

The strangest thing is that I thought I could check now by going to Ilford Photo but there is no mention of it I can find there.

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Old 29th August 2020, 10:47 AM
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The detail is here

The problem is when you 'Shop Now' is says 'Find a Retailer" Is it just me or is Ilford's website just poor?
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Old 29th August 2020, 11:19 AM
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Thanks, Barry. Where on the website is this. When I logon the first thing I see is a picture of a lady called Sandy Phimester who looks as if she may have a splitting headache - serves her right for trying to find the 10% off announcement

On a more serious note the site has not got the best webmaster in my opinion. I attempted to logon with what I thought was my password last night and it took several failed attempts before Ilford said it recognised I was on their list and I needed to re-set my password. It then took abut 15 mins for the reset e-mail to come through whereas on Jeff the Billionaire's site where you can buy anything, everything is instant

The lesson seems to be: Keep it simple and the customers happy and they will build you a yacht that make Emilio Largo's look like a dinghy

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Mike, click on the 'Shop Now' button in the link above and see if you can find any mention of the discount?
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You have to apply the discount code 'PAPER10' at checkout. I didn't see it on the site but it does mention it in the email.
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Barry I already tried this and while it does take me to the range of Ilford products.There is a mention of "Find a Retailer" but this does seem to be an option if you want to use it. I suppose that unless Ilford wants to be seen as the retailers' out and out competitor it would have to mention retailers. I went through the ordering and even after it is in the basket I could find no mention of the 10% off. I had to sign in and then appeared to be on the point of paying with again no mention of a code to enter

It might just be that a code box only arises when you are literally on the point of paying but in case there was no easy way back from that point I never went there

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Ilford used to sell via Harman Direct, I am not sure if this is still running? I cannot see retailers honouring Ilford's discount?
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I was going to made a paper order with ilford but just checked AG photographic paper prices ,and I would save 71p buying from ilford with there 10pc off , is it really worth it
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Old 29th August 2020, 08:50 PM
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Generally the Ilford discounts may occasionally undercut the retailers but on most occasions it is not by much as big paul has pointed out. If Ilford occasionally undercuts a few retailers it is only for a few days and not by much so probably doesn't upset them too much.

If I recall matters the only time I can think of when ilford did undercut retailers with one of their "weekend" offers was when it offered a discount and the customer ordered enough to get free shipping. Some retailer will offer free shipping but the minimum order they need is usually much higher

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The problem is when you 'Shop Now' is says 'Find a Retailer" Is it just me or is Ilford's website just poor?
You have to select the options before it shows the "add to basket" button. I also think it does a geolocation check on your IP address to see if you are in the UK so if you are using a VPN etc it may get confused. Ad-blockers can also cause issues by blocking cookies...
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