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#1
Admin received 100s of requests each days and its virtually impossible to reply to every PM. Further, the imininent forum update may also have contributed to the delay in responding to your PMs :)
#2
Self promotion isn't allowed here, so your thread would have been moved for that reason. Please read the forum code of conduct you signed up to. Thanks.
banned#3
where does that leave me?????
banned#4
I know that....
I did it to get a response from you........
#5
lizzydripping
where does that leave me?????


Merchants cant submit deals themselves.. Use the merchant gateway and wait for a reply. Your subsequent actions dont favour ur case :)
banned#6
Well that has been a great help.................

I thought the idea of this site was to help people get good deals and save money?
Surely that can only happen if genuine good deals are allowed to be posted
#7
lizzydripping
Well that has been a great help.................

I thought the idea of this site was to help people get good deals and save money?
Surely that can only happen if genuine good deals are allowed to be posted


This is a community forum where members share unbiased deals and purely for the benefit of the community. No merchant is allowed to post deals themselves for the same reason.
[admin]#8
I have tried to contact admin via the contact button to list my online store on this site, but I get no responce!


Submissions are reviewed and posted where they are considered to be a good offer. We don't "list" online stores.
banned#9
Correct me if I am wrong..... But with a quick glance at your list I happened upon a few "online stores" ie Ebuyer & 7dayshop to name but 2......

However I can see that I am getting nowhere and I just hope that people don't trust this site to find all their "hot deals"

I do however think that the basic principle of the site is excellent, although I can't understand why you would want to limit your list to the chosen few merchants?

Surely if I can offer a product via the correct "contact button" cheaper than anyone else then its to the benefit of everyone?:?
#10
lizzydripping
Correct me if I am wrong..... But with a quick glance at your list I happened upon a few "online stores" ie Ebuyer & 7dayshop to name but 2......

However I can see that I am getting nowhere and I just hope that people don't trust this site to find all their "hot deals"

I do however think that the basic principle of the site is excellent, although I can't understand why you would want to limit your list to the chosen few merchants?

Surely if I can offer a product via the correct "contact button" cheaper than anyone else then it to the benefit of everyone?:?

Soz, nowt we can do, it's all up to Admin.
Try another site, MSE or PTS:p
#11
if ur store is so great etc, im sure some 'regular' member will pick it up an post a deal
#12
lizzydripping
Correct me if I am wrong..... But with a quick glance at your list I happened upon a few "online stores" ie Ebuyer & 7dayshop to name but 2......

However I can see that I am getting nowhere and I just hope that people don't trust this site to find all their "hot deals"

I do however think that the basic principle of the site is excellent, although I can't understand why you would want to limit your list to the chosen few merchants?

Surely if I can offer a product via the correct "contact button" cheaper than anyone else then its to the benefit of everyone?:?

Hasn't failed me yet..
banned#13
I think I have made my point and hopefully a few people will read this and make up their own minds............ Unless of course it gets deleted.
banned#14
Funnily enough they did...........................It got removed............
[admin]#15
Funnily enough they did...........................It got removed............


Seriously lizzydripping don't self-promote. Thanks. There is an option for merchants to let us know of good offers and if they are of value they will be posted. The site is not a free ad service.
#16
dinosteveus
Soz, nowt we can do, it's all up to Admin.
Try another site, MSE or PTS:p


What's the PTS site like, is it any good and what's the link?

It's always good to see more sites that offer good bargains. :)
#17
realfriendlyman
What's the PTS site like, is it any good and what's the link?

It's always good to see more sites that offer good bargains. :)

Hey realflirtyman, I bought a Wii. :thumbsup: I think it's a load of billox but....

Anyway, [COLOR=red]PTS=Paid To Shop[/COLOR][COLOR=red]. [COLOR=black]is OK, but you have to register to look around.[/COLOR] [/COLOR]
#18
dinosteveus
Hey realflirtyman, I bought a Wii. :thumbsup: I think it's a load of billox but....

Anyway, [COLOR=red]PTS=Paid To Shop[/COLOR][COLOR=red]. [COLOR=black]is OK, but you have to register to look around.[/COLOR] [/COLOR]


Oh yeah, I joined them a while ago but it looks virtually identical to HUKD but with a different colour scheme.

Well done for finally getting a Wii, I bet you had to put a gun to someones head to get that. lol

Give the console a chance though, it's all about finding the right game, for example, Wii Sports is a good start off game to get you used to the controls and have a bit of fun in the process but by no means is it showing off the capabilities of the console.

Games such as Resident Evil 4, Mario Galaxy, Zelda, Metroid Prime and the soon to be released Smash Bros will showcase what the Wii is all about but since you don't play games often, I would recommend you try out some party games that would be more fun for you, especially after some drinks, it's great fun. ;-)

Do give it a chance though and I guarantee your kids will love it, especially after you buy the games I suggested. :)
#19
realfriendlyman
Oh yeah, I joined them a while ago but it looks virtually identical to HUKD but with a different colour scheme.

Well done for finally getting a Wii, I bet you had to put a gun to someones head to get that. lol

Give the console a chance though, it's all about finding the right game, for example, Wii Sports is a good start off game to get you used to the controls and have a bit of fun in the process but by no means is it showing off the capabilities of the console.

Games such as Resident Evil 4, Mario Galaxy, Zelda, Metroid Prime and the soon to be released Smash Bros will showcase what the Wii is all about but since you don't play games often, I would recommend you try out some party games that would be more fun for you, especially after some drinks, it's great fun. ;-)

Do give it a chance though and I guarantee your kids will love it, especially after you buy the games I suggested. :)



PTS seems less ermmm, what's the word?
Everybody in the Family likes the Wii, apart from me. I just bought it to see what all the hype was.
#20
lizzy, whilst I can kind of empathise with your point, you've got to realise that it's very open to abuse, and thus users cannot post hot deals for their own sites :)
#21
I felt like I had a point to add... and subsequently realised I didn't.
[mod]#22
lizzydripping

Surely if I can offer a product via the correct "contact button" cheaper than anyone else then its to the benefit of everyone?:?


Mainly it's of benefit to you and the members are just a tool to meet your own ends.

So rightly so you shouldn't be able to post and self promote as this site is about giving and sharing and not using members to line your own pocket. :thumbsup:
#23
Syzable
Mainly it's of benefit to you and the members are just a tool to meet your own ends.

So rightly so you shouldn't be able to post and self promote as this site is about giving and sharing and not using members to line your own pocket. :thumbsup:

Well said,Sy:)

That's it in a nutshell.
banned#24
Silly me.......... I didn,t realise that all these "Hot Deals" were posted by ordinary people who just happen to stumble across the same deal every other day..... I mean all the other deals on here have nothing to do with getting you to the sellers website have they?

Besides you seem to have missed the point somewhere along the line...... I want to submit deals via the correct proceedure but I just get ignored....

Just a reply to say that my deal is not that good and a bit of evidence to prove it and I would be more than happy.....

At the end of the day it is the members of this site who lose out if genuine deals from whoever, never get to see the light of day.....



I think that might be it in a nushell...........
#25
lizzydripping
Silly me.......... I didn,t realise that all these "Hot Deals" were posted by ordinary people who just happen to stumble across the same deal every other day..... I mean all the other deals on here have nothing to do with getting you to the sellers website have they?

Besides you seem to have missed the point somewhere along the line...... I want to submit deals via the correct proceedure but I just get ignored....

Just a reply to say that my deal is not that good and a bit of evidence to prove it and I would be more than happy.....

At the end of the day it is the members of this site who lose out if genuine deals from whoever, never get to see the light of day.....



I think that might be it in a nushell...........
the point is if you do have good deals then someone will spot them and will post them.this site is not to market the companies it is for the general public to share bargains they find.if you want to build your sales then market your company effectively in the right areas and that is not here.if someone does spot a good deal and posts it then you should be thankful for the free advertising you get.
#26
lizzydripping
Silly me.......... I didn,t realise that all these "Hot Deals" were posted by ordinary people who just happen to stumble across the same deal every other day..... I mean all the other deals on here have nothing to do with getting you to the sellers website have they?

Besides you seem to have missed the point somewhere along the line...... I want to submit deals via the correct proceedure but I just get ignored....

Just a reply to say that my deal is not that good and a bit of evidence to prove it and I would be more than happy.....

At the end of the day it is the members of this site who lose out if genuine deals from whoever, never get to see the light of day.....



I think that might be it in a nushell...........

Flippin eck, you do go on?
The way I see it, we managed fine without your deals for this long, so why is it so important that you post them, unless you need the HUKD traffic.
What is the name of your site?
#27
Syzable
Mainly it's of benefit to you and the members are just a tool to meet your own ends.

So rightly so you shouldn't be able to post and self promote as this site is about giving and sharing and not using members to line your own pocket. :thumbsup:


You missed the point that the only reason the user tried that way is because they had no response going the official way. Unlike many other self promoters, lizzy has been entirely honest about it. I'm not saying merchants should be allowed to self promote but I think some people are overlooking the details here before posting and going rather hard on lizzy.

John
banned#28
I couldn't agree more and I'm sure they will........
However there is a facility to submit your own deals for review.

How is this site funded?
#29
lizzydripping
I couldn't agree more and I'm sure they will........
However there is a facility to submit your own deals for review.

How is this site funded?

I think you have been treated rather badly, but there is nothing we, as in Members, can do for you. Soz but it's not our site.
Have a search and you will see how this site is funded.
banned#30
At last someone who CAN see the wood for the trees!!!!!!!!

Cheers John..

I won't give the name of my site as that would surely be against the rules!!!!
#31
lizzydripping
At last someone who CAN see the wood for the trees!!!!!!!!

Cheers John..

I won't give the name of my site as that would surely be against the rules!!!!

Email it to me, I'd like to know what all this fuss is about.:roll:
banned#32
Thanks dinosteveus.................
#33
dinosteveus
Flippin eck, you do go on?


Dont they just...

And i wouldnt want Admin wasting time PM'in you and the "100's" of other "rejects"... he has the over due site update to finish!!
#34
gary_rip
Dont they just...

And i wouldnt want Admin wasting time PM'in you and the "100's" of other "rejects"... he has the over due site update to finish!!


Email me Gary, I don't do PM's. :roll:

Anyway, I've seen this deal, it's OK. :p
#35
We review deals sent to us, and if they are outstanding then we post them.

As people say, the best way to go about it is to get some customers through proper marketing and then hopefully a genuine member will stumble accross them.
#36
duckmagicuk2
We review deals sent to us, and if they are outstanding then we post them.

As people say, the best way to go about it is to get some customers through proper marketing and then hopefully a genuine member will stumble accross them.

I've seen this deal and the item is cheaper than Amazon and cheaper than ebay.
They do have a really naff website.
Anyway,
This is out of my hands, same as the SoftUK post.:roll:
#37
Often, if we do get a submitted a deal by a store owner and it's on a poorly designed website with insufficient information and we have no customer feedback about the site then you can understand why it might not get posted immediately.

You know better than I do, dino, that any Tom, Dick or Harry from eBay or the like can go and set up an online shop and start trading.
#38
duckmagicuk2
Often, if we do get a submitted a deal by a store owner and it's on a poorly designed website with insufficient information and we have no customer feedback about the site then you can understand why it might not get posted immediately.

You know better than I do, dino, that any Tom, Dick or Harry from eBay or the like can go and set up an online shop and start trading.


Yep, I know what you're saying Ducky.:thumbsup:

BTW, They say VAT will be added, but I can't find any VAT number on their site. I'll have to check this out tomorrow. ;-)
Have you done a Whois yet Ducky?:roll: :giggle:
[mod]#39
Johnmcl7
You missed the point that the only reason the user tried that way is because they had no response going the official way.

John


How have i missed the point. If you and the OP take the time to read what Paul says about responding to merchants submissions and how he handles them then this has gone by the book. He'll only respond if he feels that it is worthy of posting, if not then they can't.

It's not a heartfelt plea to save the users some money. If the deals were that good then they'd be doing a roaring trade already. it's just begging for some free advertising and the opportunity to drum up some much needed business and that is not what the site is about.
#40
I think Lizzie has a point if someone offers a ds lite at £80 and Lizzie can offer it at £70 surely the consumer is better off finding out about the cheaper deal. There is no accountability with HOTUKDEALS and as much as I love them it is open to misleading us. I dont have a solution to how it then all of a sudden becomes a supplier site but some of the deals seem so repititous I find it hard to believe there isnt commissions paid somewhere. How the temperature is arrived at is a complete mystery.
I suppose a simple answer would be at the top of the website have "deals" and "supplier deals" and we can decide. Keep up the mainly great work.

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