There's been a couple of times lately where a deal has been posted and my gut instinct has been to cry "Don't deal with XXX - they've screwed me in the past". However i don't think the Deals forum is the place to vent my opinions on a company. I was wondering if a section on the site/forums were you could recount your experiencs of a company would be a good idea - something were you could check up on a companies rep when a deal/code is posted.
I'd be loath to allow an open ended forum style system where folk could post page after page of rant about a company - i think an eBay style good/bad/neutral + 80 word comment would be enough to get your message across. Maybe even a different score for Purchasing and Customer Support.
That way i could see at a glance with a couple of scores what folk thought about a company.
I appreciate it's a non-trivial amount of work but on the the flip side there are plenty of companies on here I've never heard of and would we wary of purchasing from with someone else's recommendation (especially cash-back mobile phone contracts).
Or maybe I just have to find a different way to vent my furstration at Boots, eBuyer, Kodak, ... :wink: