HUKD - Is A Scam! Open Letter From A Self Promoter
As with others before me, I have written requesting that I post deals promoting my In Car Entertainment internet shop to this website. I have been treated very badly, but it is you the consumers and Members who have not been able to take advantage of these deals - good or bad - you where not able to see them.
The following is my response to the latest and very confusing reply to my last PM from the Owner Paul.
You do not have the full history here, but I have copies if you want to see them - make your own mind up! I can take it!
"Hi Paul and thanks for the response.
Ultimately, your business "HUKD" is driven by consumers looking for "Hot UK Deals" some of these consumers become members and as a result, help you and help the moderators find good deals on the web.
Weather it be the consumer as a member, you or a moderator, you advertise these deals to attract more consumers and hopefully new members - your forum is exactly a place for advertising! This is what your forum does - It's an advertising site and your members and consumers are delighted that you and the moderators have worked so hard to produce it.
To be honest with you and if I can be perfectly blunt, your insistence on not answering my questions from the moment I joined, not explaining why you removed my posts and the fact that you have never asked me to stop posting or given me a reason why my deal wasn't good enough for your browsers apart from being rude, this suggests that you have a very dangerous and shallow agenda of not letting the consumers (potential new customers) and more importantly your members, make their minds up on the deals posted!
You havent given the members or consumers a chance to complain about or congratulate my postings on your site - I advised you that my In Car DVD/MP3 was cheaper than anything else on Froogle - you just ignored me and removed the post!
Is this website built and designed for the consumers benefit - I dont think so! You are choosing what's good for them and choosing what to hide from them - you are running this site in a dishonest fashion and playing a dangerous game.
I think that this site is a fantastic concept, and I very much hope someone copies it and runs it in a more honest manner than you are proving to do. I have noticed that you have a number of similar issues and complaints from previous members - you will get more if you don't open up.
I wonder if you really can take criticism?
Thanks for the messages. The forum here is driven by our members as consumers and by moderators that look around the web for deals. It is not driven by the merchants, it is not a place for advertising.
To be absolutely blunt, your insistence in posting your site in multiple ways has been annoying particularly after our initial conversation where I asked you not to do so.
People are assaulted by advertising enough everywhere else, I don't want it on here. Every day we have people signing up to promote anything from free iPods to their own ecommerce site. That's not what this site is for and it's not what it's going to turn into.
I think allowing a link in your sig is more than fair.