Another who would give this trader minus stars if possible. I ordered 3 perfumes and was sent 3 completely different perfumes without my permission. No email saying the item was out of stock was ever received and the only explanation was a handwritten note stating the above. A perfume is obviously something which is specific and not a generic item so sending an alternative(no idea if it was comparable value) without consulting the customer and just taking their money anyway is so unscrupulous. Certainly a good way to clear unwanted stock though! I did receive a reply to my complaint asking me to return the goods freepost but no mention of a refund. With so many people complaining on other review websites that no refund was ever received by them I have written the matter off to experience as only £30 was involved and paying for recorded delivery may well be throwing good money after bad...no doubt exactly what they want.
Would rate minus stars if I could.Ordered two x 45 Day MASCARA (eyelash tint) Email confirmation of order confirmed order as 45 Day MASCARAInvoice in package stated 45 day MASCARA What did I receive? 2x EYEBROW tint (unsafe to use on lashes).Their answering service does not appear to take messages ...just asks customers to send email. I kept number on redial for several days and kept trying - just in case there might be a human being around. Three emails have gone unanswered. I have now sent letter asking for refund and prepaid label to return EYEBROW dye. Don't hold out much hope. Reporting to Trading Standards as a matter of principal, as the amount involved is no longer the issue here.
I have purchased from this website quite a few times and up till now I have always been pleased with my purchases.
This website offers a vast range of perfumes, cosmetics, skincare and hair products, accessories and gadgets at a good price. The clearance section has a great selection of low priced items, even as low as £1, where you can get some really good bargains.
I use this website mostly to purchase nail polishes because I found some really good offers such as buy one get one or two free. This website has a lot of offers, so if you browse through it well, you're bound to make some great purchases. There are also promotional offers, for instance on my last purchase, I got a free travel jewel case because I spent £20.
I am also subscribed to their newsletter, and although they don't send too many emails (which is good as they don't pester you), the few emails they send are worth to take a look at.
Shipping is slightly expensive but it depends on what you buy.
I am from outside UK and I never had any problems with this website. My items were always delivered quite quickly and I highly recommened this website for anyone who wants to make a good bargain.
I found this site almost by accident - I was looking for a MAC make up which I bought using Amazon, and was then looking for an accompanying product... I wish I'd found it sooner as I think it would have given me more than a half-price saving as per the company name.... I bought so many things on the first visit and still struggled to exceed £15 on my first order!! This included various eyeshadows, blushers, lip liners and nail varnishes...
A part of this was because the items were grouped into discounted bargains, so I was getting £20 worth of things for £5 but even so.... it was amazingly cheap and when the items were delivered they were all bubblewrapped and sent correctly so that nothing was broken. The delivery arrived promptly too, and emails are sent so that you can track the progress of your order.
All in all - an excellent site, fantastic prices for quality items... I will definitely be using them again and again!!
I stumbled across this site totally by accident and i am so glad i did. I went on there first just to check it out and see what they had to offer. They had a great range of top brand products which i was very excited about. All the make-up products that i love and regularly use were on there!. I was thinking there had to be a catch and thought it might be on the delivery charge so i checked that out and saw it was only 1.99!. I then ordered a couple of small things just so i could check out the quality of them when they arrived. I ordered them on a Tuesday and received them today (Thursday) very fast delivery which is always impressive. The products i ordered were very well wrapped and cared for and were in tip top condition. I am so pleased with my purchases and would definitely recommend the site to anyone. They have daily bargains that are so cheap you just have to snap them up before they go. Please check this site out it is great.
I was recently lured to this website after I spotted a bargain on Money Saving Expert featuring some hair straighteners on offer. My boyfriends sister had requested some for her birthday (any brand) and halfpriceperfumes had some on offer for £10. They were a Toni and Guy brand- a beautiful bright blue colour- and also on sale in Boots for £35. A bargain, which meant with the money saved we could get her another present.
Postage and packaging costs £3.95, which is a little steep but hey it was a bulky item. As it was my first order, I could use a code for 5% discount but unfortunately this would not add to my account. However, I ordered the straighteners as were going to buy them anyway and sent a separate email detailing how I couldn't get the discount code to work. I immediately received an email back which offered to refund me the 5% discount to my Paypal account. Excellent speed of service all round and the refund was done literally within an hour of ordering.
A week later I had not seen my parcel, which worried me immensely. It was a present and with the birthday looming I was getting a little panicked! I emailed to see where my order was, and again I received a prompt response saying my order had been refunded due to a computing error. I was disappointed in this and on checking my Paypal account this was not the case. I had had no refund except for my 5%. I again emailed them and explained the situation. I received an email the next day, apolgising for their mistake (it was some kind of computing error, it'd had thought my order was completely refunded) and offered to send me out my parcel with next day delivery.
I did indeed receive the parcel the next day, very well packaged so as not to damage them and with a few samples thrown in for good measure (perfumes and lotions). Again, on the delivery slip they apologised again.
I have not ordered anything else from the website but I just wanted to share my experience with everyone and promote how good their service was. Although they did make the error, their response speed was EXCELLENT- some shop websites I have dealt with in the past take two-three days to respond- these guys were on it! And they made up for their error by sending my parcel out immediately.
Browsing their website you will find some great deals for cheap branded cosmetics. I reminds me a little of an online market stall full of many hidden bargains. I now regularly receive emails with offers on for free items (pay postage) or items with great discounts on.
I am giving them 4/ 5 stars as their computer system let them down!
I'm not really like all the other reviewers who are going to tell you all about when the company were established and how long they've been trading ...I'll just explain how I found them and what I think of them. like the Meerkat says ...simples !
I received a link for halfpriceperfumes.co.uk via a freebie website , the freebie was for a lip balm, the promise was if you sign up for their website you will get tailored beauty bargains to your email address regulary.The lip balm was something I didn't really need , but as both the lip balm and postage were free, I thought I'd give the site a go .
Signing up for the site is very fast and simple , make sure that you put all your details in correctly as they dispatch to your address.
True to their word I received the lip balm two days after ordering, it was a high quality product which was surprising , not what you'd expect for a freebie at all.
The following day I received an email with the sites latest deals, They really do sell top quality products at knock down bargain prices , and if you sign up for their emails you also get voucher codes, two or three times a month these codes are for products absolutely free of charge ( although you do pay £3.99 postage, which in my opinion is fair. )If you want to take advantage of these offers you have to act fast as they do run out fast due to demand.
The last freebie I ordered from Halpriceperfumes.co.uk was a Bronzing set the RRP on it was £29.99 with shipping it would have been £33.98 , with my voucher code it cost just £3.99.
Looking through the site they are true to their name halfpriceperfumes ,the latest Paco Raban Million , for men and women is available at more than half the RRP, £40.00 instead of £80.00 this is one I am definitely going to be purchasing as a present.
The sites navigation is extremely simple allowing you to search in different categories or typing the product name you require into the search bar.
Ordering is fast it takes less than ten minutes the first time you order after putting in the relevant payment details subsequent visits to purchasing are even quicker,you receive an email within minutes confirming your order and giving you a delivery estimate.Usually the estimated delivery time is three working days , but I have to say I have found them Outstanding in this department.My order was placed on a Monday and Tuesday morning it arrived at its destination.
The only down side to ordering from a site like halfpriceperfumes is you are unable to try any of the products before you buy them. I would suggest only ordering products you are familiar with, as it could be costly if you decide you don't like something you have ordered.
All in all I'd say the benefits of using this site far outweigh the negatives , you can smell sweet at half the price using halfpriceperfumes.
They also have a fan page on Facebook, which often features the weeks special offers, with links to get to the site. Very useful if you're busy in Farmville.( not that I'd know anything about that ...I'm a poker addict myself ..)
I have to say that I agree with MILLLICENT on this one. While their prices are not 'that' low, their customer services are absolutely excellent. Having had the most shocking experience recently with CS (O2 to be precise) I was pleasantly surprised to be treated with consideration and care by the HPP customer service team.
My order was late - Paco Rabanne Lady Million - by one day, after I ordered with 'Next Day Delivery'. I was very upset because I had paid he extra £2.05 for the service. However, when I emailed to complain about the delay, I received an unexpected response via telephone literally minutes after I had pressed the send button. The lovely German(?) lady who spoke to me tracked my parcel for me and told me it was going to be their by 1pm that same day, which I was more than happy about as I just wanted the perfume for my partner's birthday which was two days away. However, she also promised to remove the entire cost of delivery for me and refund it back to my bank acc and also included a selection of samples to give to my girlfriend too as I had explained that it was coming up to her birthday.
As promised, the parcel was delivered (at 12.47) in great condition and the samples arrived a day later.
The prices are good, very decent and cheaper than you would have to pay at a high-street shop or department store. In fact, they are cheaper than most on-line shops too, but their delivery is a little expensive which brings the prices up a little, but all in all, I think their prices are very fair indeed!
Mostly - as you can tell from this review - I was pleased with the quality of their customer services. While it is mostly a case of bad experiences fuelling bad reviews, it is all down to personal experience. And mine was exceptional.
I have been shopping with Halfpriceperfumes for a couple of years and I must say that their prices continue to get better and better. Since joining I must have spent a small fortune and have not once been disappointed with the service I have received from them.
They are a regular feature on MSE (where I first came across them) and it really is no wonder why. Their products are not all half price as their name suggests, but you will find that almost every product they do sell is as cheap, if not much cheaper (usually the case) than most other online beauty shops.
Depending on which browser you use, a pop-up window will appear when you first go to the site, offering you an extra 5% off your purchases. I have only found this on IE and Firefox. Chrome has yet to feature this. (not sure why).
As most other reviewers have said, the price of delivery is a little steep. However, when I researched this a little further I found that most other sites charge by and per the item which can considerably increase the cost of delivery if you want to order a few things.
Halfpriceperfumes' flat 1st class fee of £3.95 is good if you want to buy a lot. And there are occasionally free delivery offers too. I found one on MSE the other day.
While there may be a few to many promotional emails being sent, they are mostly of good content and always worth a look. (Personally I have a separate email address for subscriptions to online content and it is a god send. Helps to keep my personal stuff free of clutter.)
Anyway, if you're looking for a good bargain and like me are a make-up and perfume nut, then Halfpriceperfumes is the site for you.
I highly recommend it.
Half Price Perfumes is one of those sites where you always have to do a double take; looking at the incredibly low prices I immediately asked myself if it was too good to be true. After reading a couple reviews online I took the plunge and ordered a couple items, everything went fine and I awaited the delivery.
I ordered on a Thursday using their standard delivery and was pleasantly surprised to have it on my door on Saturday. Opening my package I straightaway noticed that two of the seven products I ordered were missing, to top it off one of the boxes for the product that did arrive was damaged, mainly to do with the inadequate packaging they used. I sent them an email complaining and they offered to send me the missing products, a "special gift" for my troubles in addition to replacing the damaged product.
In the end I received the missing products, my special gift was two mini bottles of perfume worth about £15, I did decline to replace the damaged box as the actual product was fine. All being said even though my first experience wasn't the best I would actually use them again, the prices are low, the customer service was prompt and considering how rare it is for companies to offer free gifts when they screw up I can only applaud such behavior.
I came across HalfPricePerfumes.co.uk after reading the weekly email I have sent to me from MoneysavingExpert.com, where the site was advertised as having some good offers on cosmetics.
I decided to take a look.
WHAT IS HALFPRICEPERFUMES.CO.UK ?
HalfPricePerfumes.co.uk is an online site offering savings on perfumes, aftershaves, cosmetics and skincare. Established in Manchester in 1996.
The site claims to offer the latest brands at the lowest prices, and states that shipping is usually completed within 24 hours.
They also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
BROWSING THE SITE
When you enter the site you will find it all clearly laid out and easy to use. Along the top there are categories you would expect to see such as Fragrance, Gift Sets, Skincare, Cosmetics and Hair Care. However, there is also a children's section, a men's section, Jewellery, and a Pharmacy section where you can buy a range of products from health supplements to cough mixture and Alka-Seltzer!
Simply clicking on these brings up all the available items in that section, with information and prices.
A search bar also features at the top of the page, and also a list of manufacturers etc so that you can search for specific items if you wish.
There is also a clearance section, but in addition to this, down the left side of the page, you will notice four sections offering £1 cosmetics, £2 cosmetics, £5 cosmetics and £10 fragrance and gifts.
As I like a bargain, these sections at the side, and also the clearance sections were the first places I looked at!
In these sections I found Max Factor, Revlon and Rimmel lipsticks for £1, as well as other make-up and haircare offers, but probably the best bargains I found in my opinion were Bourjois Lipgloss and Lipstick priced at only £1.99, reduced from £7.99, Garnier Summer Body Spray Tan at £1.99, reduced from £5.00, and Maybelline Dream Mousse Bronzer and Lipliners at £1.99, reduced from £8.00!
There are also reductions on childrens items such as a Makka Pakka wash mitt and soap set for £1.49, so you can stock up on a few bargain stocking fillers for Christmas.
I found there were considerable discounts on a range of perfumes and aftershaves. Don't be expecting them all to be half-price as the name of the site may suggest to you, but they are all offered at a lower price than the RRP. For example : Hugo Boss Pure Purple 30ml was priced at £19.99 instead of £30, and Joop aftershave 75ml was £19.99 instead of £30. These are both fragrances I buy and I was pleased with the prices offered.
There is a blog section and also testimonials from customers, as well as further sections on electrical goods such as blood pressure monitors and massagers.
Information is also given on free gifts available when you spend over a certain amount.
A message pops up when you first access the site telling you that if you are ordering for the first time you will receive 5% discount on your order.
There is also an option to join the Halfpriceperfumes.co.uk club where for £10 a year you will receive 5% discount on all your purchases, no matter how much you spend, and you will also receive a £10 E-voucher to give to a friend to use on their first order.
Overall I found browsing the site very easy and there were quite a few bargains and good prices on fragrance to be had.
I think I found a really good bargain when I discovered a Korres make up set for only £6.99, reduced from £29.99. I priced the items contained in the set on the Korres website and they came to over £50 if purchased separately!
I ordered one of these for a Christmas gift and also some little bargain bits and pieces from the £1 and £2 section. Postage and packing was £3.99, which may seem a little steep to some, but I did receive 5% off my order, and felt that overall the money I was saving on my purchases more than made up for the p&p charge.
As well as being able to pay via debit/credit cards, there is also an option to pay via Paypal which I thought was useful. I chose to pay via Paypal and completed check-out.
I must also point out that I am a member of the cashback site TopCashback and I found that they offer 7% cashback on all purchases from HalfPricePerfumes.co.uk, so in addition to receiving 5% discount on my purchases, I have also received a further 7% cashback!
I received an email from Halfpriceperfumes.co.uk immediately after my payment was made, confirming my order and also telling me I could track my order online at any time. I ordered my items late at night on Thursday. On Friday I received an email telling me my order had been despatched, and on Saturday morning it arrived. I was very impressed by the speed of delivery. My order was well packed and I was very pleased with the contents.
Overall I can recommend HalfPricePerfumes.co.uk. I am impressed with my order, and the service received, and I will be back to purchase some further items for Christmas!
I first found this online store quite some time back, and it has remained one I use on occasion because it is very reliable to use. They are prompt in sending items out to you and they wrap things well when posting them which means I've never had anything arrive broken or damaged in any way.
They call themselves half price perfumes, but not everything is actually half price, and they do sell a bit more than just perfumes as they have some quite nice gift sets, and a few bits of jewellery and makeup too, and occasionally the odd other item as well. Some items only seem to come in at a £ or two under the RRP, but other things are a lot lower, and I've bought a few bits from there over the years that were well under half the RRP price. The store is laid out quite nicely and is pretty easy to access with links made obviously clickable and all the prices by the items so you can see at a glance what you're looking for, and the search facility is easy to use and quite speedy as well
They're pretty good at answering questions when you contact them by e-mail, although they can be a little on the slow side at certain times - mostly the times where you'd expect them to be slower though such as at Christmas for example.
They do some good special offers at times too where you can get extra discounts by using codes that they e-mail to you for a percentage off, or to get a free gift when you spend over x amount etc. I've found being signed up to their e-mail newsletter quite worthwhile over the years for this reason, as it's alerted me to bargains I wouldn't have noticed otherwise.
About the only bad thing I have to say about them is that the store can be a little hit and miss. Having bought something from them once doesn't mean they're going to have the same thing the next time you go to shop there which can be rather frustrating. However when I've done this I've usually found something else to buy instead so I've never been too unhappy using them repeatedly.
*adapted from my own review writen on bview*
I cant remember how i came across this website but im glad i did as i have saved so much money!!
The web site sells a wide range of products from fragrance,gift sets,cosmetics and many other items.
The website layout is easy to navigate you can search by type of product ,by brand or by price range.
Things you can buy include clinque,benefit,Elizabeth Arden,lancome and many others.
Savings vary depending on the product but generally starts from around 20% off the recommended retail price to i think my biggest saving was 80% off the recommended retail price.If you sign up to the email(free) they send you daily offers which have their biggest savings on it.
When i have ordered from them i have always received my package within a weel which i think is great. They take payment via paypal and they have a offer on giving you an extra 5% off your first enter just enter "firsttime" at the checkout. They also a membership which costs 10 for the year and with this you get a £10 gift voucher for a friend plus 5% off all orders. They also give you free gifts when you spend over £40,£60 and £100.