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    XMTS Discount?

    I was looking to order a couple of things from Scotweb.

    However, I find if I use their new "Clan" website the XMTS discount is no longer automatically applied nor is XMTS recognised as a discount code at checkout.

    Using their old "Scotweb" website the discount is automatically applied - but here's the thing: the full price on the "Clan" website (w/o discount) is actually less than the price on the "Scotweb" with the discount!!

    Do we no longer qualify for discounts from this partner - or only if we are prepared to pay higher price in the first place?

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    If you go through the banner at the top of our page the price of whatever appears reduced (cheaper) than if you go through their regular website.

    TAB

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    Quote Originally Posted by TAB View Post
    If you go through the banner at the top of our page the price of whatever appears reduced (cheaper) than if you go through their regular website.
    Yep - that's what I did - but not the point I am making.

    If you click the banner add - you get the discount (woohoo) - but if you then click through from that page to their new bigger and better "Clan" website you no longer get any discount.

    The new site also has different pricing (in this case lower than the old site - even with the discount). So buying the same items from the same vender through different channels gives different results - and in this case as a XTMS member taking advantage of the discount I would end up paying more using the partner offer than I would paying the standard price on their other website.

    e.g.
    • Old website price is 6.00 per item (I am ordering a bunch of these so it mounts up).
    • XMTS discount on old website is 10% so price with discount is 5.40 per item.
    • New website price (without XMTS discount) is 5.00 per item.


    So if I use the partner offer, which only applies on their old website, I actually end up paying 7% more than I would for the same things at the standard price on their new website.

    My point is:
    1. don't assume the partner discount will be cheaper - so worth checking both sites
    2. note there is no XMTS discount on the new site (no info as to whether that is only for now)
    3. they are transitioning to the new site so things may change (e.g. Scotweb points cannot be used on the new site either).

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    Maybe Nick will catch this thread and be able to explain the clitch. Good luck.

    TAB

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    I have to disagree that the new site is cheaper even when considering the XMTS discount on the old site.

    8 YD balmoral kilt
    16 oz wallace HOE tartan, single width

    New site 335 GBP $430
    Old siie no discount 333.96 GBP. $435
    Old Sie Discount 300.56GBP $390

    At some points depending upon currency being displayed, VAT will get added in. They charge in GBP. they could be displaying pricing with slight conversion difference

    The new sight at one point would show a $1400 for a custom woven hand sewn kilt,

    But the old site with xmts discout was around $1100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinDiver View Post
    I have to disagree
    I have to disagree with your disagreement - I didn't say everything was cheaper on the new site, I said don't assume the old site with the discount will be cheaper... e.g. it's worth checking both for the best price.
    Last edited by Tomo; 23rd November 19 at 01:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomo View Post
    I have to disagree with your disagreement - I didn't say everything was cheaper on the new site, I said don't assume the old site with the discount will be cheaper... e.g. it's worth checking both for the best price.
    I am sorry for the misunderstanding. The original post made it sound like the new site is cheaper.
    The sites are different. Some tartans are available on the old site for some products but not on the new site and vice versa.
    In some ways the original site is easier to navigate.
    The new site is supposed to be mobile friendly. How many people are going to be shopping for these types of products on mobile phones? That is another topic.

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    I was browsing for a new Casual kilt in the Lindsay tartan (stalking various sites, filling Shopping Carts with abandon :-)

    The old ScotWeb site matches the Essential Scotweb Casual Kilt with Lindsay New Mini tartan in 11oz Polyviscose by "marto" (Marton Mills)
    CA$ 170.00 (with -CA$ 19 XMarks discount automatically applied.)

    The new Clan site matches the Essential Scotweb Casual Kilt with the same fabric Lindsay (Smibert) (Crawford New) tartan 11oz (Light Weight) (Marton Mills)
    CA$ 198.17

    So, if I do pull the trigger soon, it will probably be on the old site.

    But... if I want the option of upgrading the fabric to the 13oz - Marton Mills Stirling Poly-wool blend and larger sett, it will need to be on the new site, as that fabric isn't in the available selections for that kilt on the old site. And the price goes up to CA$ 235.78 on the new site without discount.

    And then I'll need to ask Nick if the XMTS discount can be applied ex post-facto...

    So I expect these are just teething issues with the new site, which seems to work well.
    Hopefully we'll get a new link in the ScotWeb banner here that will apply the discount on the new site.

    I have one grouse with the new site, it no longer lists the weaver in the tartan descriptions. But if you already know the trade names "Stirling", "Jura", etc. you can be fairly sure which is which.

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