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If you post a deal from Amazon, HUKD gets money.

Post from a small seller and they don't
1 Like #2
krisward7955
If you post a deal from Amazon, HUKD gets money.

Post from a small seller and they don't


I didn't even know that. Thanks for sharing. Shame that smaller businesses aren't vet as much attention.
[mod]#3
krisward7955
If you post a deal from Amazon, HUKD gets money.
Post from a small seller and they don't

Absolutely not true.

Dechilo - If you look at our merchant list you'll see thousands of merchants. Take a look here.

When a deal is posted for a merchant which is not on our list it'll get reviewed. When reviewing we look at a few factors and some of that criteria is:

- Adequate contact information for customers to get in touch (non-mobile telephone number, business address, returns)
- Company registered with Companies House
- Long history of trading so they're an established business
- Good social following (Facebook, Twitter, G+, Instagram, Pinterest etc)
- Member feedback (if we get numerous requests for a merchant we've reviewed as unsuitable we'd take another look)
- As a general rule UK based but there are exceptions to that using some of the above requirements

If you drop the team a message they'll be happy to review the merchant if you think theres been a mistake. Get in touch here - http://www.hotukdeals.com/contact
#4
magicjay1986
krisward7955
If you post a deal from Amazon, HUKD gets money.
Post from a small seller and they don't

Absolutely not true.

Dechilo - If you look at our merchant list you'll see thousands of merchants. Take a look here.

When a deal is posted for a merchant which is not on our list it'll get reviewed. When reviewing we look at a few factors and some of that criteria is:

- Adequate contact information for customers to get in touch (non-mobile telephone number, business address, returns)
- Company registered with Companies House
- Long history of trading so they're an established business
- Good social following (Facebook, Twitter, G+, Instagram, Pinterest etc)
- Member feedback (if we get numerous requests for a merchant we've reviewed as unsuitable we'd take another look)
- As a general rule UK based but there are exceptions to that using some of the above requirements

If you drop the team a message they'll be happy to review the merchant if you think theres been a mistake. Get in touch here - http://www.hotukdeals.com/contact


So your telling me your get money for a link posted on a deal that comes from a vender not on your list? Course you don't

You get paid when people click the link from a vender on your list.

This was talked about ages ago and was said back then. Until a mod deleted it

I refuse to post deals now I know how it works
[mod] 2 Likes #5
krisward7955
magicjay1986
krisward7955
If you post a deal from Amazon, HUKD gets money.
Post from a small seller and they don't
Absolutely not true.
Dechilo - If you look at our merchant list you'll see thousands of merchants. Take a look here.
When a deal is posted for a merchant which is not on our list it'll get reviewed. When reviewing we look at a few factors and some of that criteria is:
- Adequate contact information for customers to get in touch (non-mobile telephone number, business address, returns)
- Company registered with Companies House
- Long history of trading so they're an established business
- Good social following (Facebook, Twitter, G+, Instagram, Pinterest etc)
- Member feedback (if we get numerous requests for a merchant we've reviewed as unsuitable we'd take another look)
- As a general rule UK based but there are exceptions to that using some of the above requirements
If you drop the team a message they'll be happy to review the merchant if you think theres been a mistake. Get in touch here - http://www.hotukdeals.com/contact
So your telling me your get money for a link posted on a deal that comes from a vender not on your list? Course you don't
You get paid when people click the link from a vender on your list.
This was talked about ages ago and was said back then. Until a mod deleted it
I refuse to post deals now I know how it works

It is no secret how HUKD is funded. After all, if we weren't able to be funded the site wouldn't be able to exist.

"How HotUKDeals is funded

The site is funded by using commission links on some threads where HUKD receives a commission if a product is purchased. As members submit and vote on deals and ultimately decide what goes hot and what doesn’t, we believe this keeps the site unbiased."

Just because we have a merchant on our list it does not mean that HUKD gets paid when you make a purchase nor is it a requirement that a merchant is on an affiliate program before we add them to our merchant list.

Your limited knowledge of how this works shouldn't be stated as fact. I didn't want to remove your comment as no doubt you'd assert it was removed because it was true and we've something to hide (quite the opposite!).

If you've any other concerns please drop the team a message and not in this chat as we're going off topic.
banned 1 Like #6
krisward7955
magicjay1986
krisward7955
If you post a deal from Amazon, HUKD gets money.
Post from a small seller and they don't
Absolutely not true.
Dechilo - If you look at our merchant list you'll see thousands of merchants. Take a look here.
When a deal is posted for a merchant which is not on our list it'll get reviewed. When reviewing we look at a few factors and some of that criteria is:
- Adequate contact information for customers to get in touch (non-mobile telephone number, business address, returns)
- Company registered with Companies House
- Long history of trading so they're an established business
- Good social following (Facebook, Twitter, G+, Instagram, Pinterest etc)
- Member feedback (if we get numerous requests for a merchant we've reviewed as unsuitable we'd take another look)
- As a general rule UK based but there are exceptions to that using some of the above requirements
If you drop the team a message they'll be happy to review the merchant if you think theres been a mistake. Get in touch here - http://www.hotukdeals.com/contact
So your telling me your get money for a link posted on a deal that comes from a vender not on your list? Course you don't
You get paid when people click the link from a vender on your list.
This was talked about ages ago and was said back then. Until a mod deleted it
I refuse to post deals now I know how it works

Is that post for real. Out of interest do you think this site is a charity, there is no staff on a salary, or perhaps the owners have found a magical way of supporting themselves and their families with pixie dust?

One of my pet hates is when people are so concerned about how others earn their living, it's basically none of your business and yet it's quite transparent how it is accomplished. Any earnings made by the company is not in any way detrimental to anyone. As far as I can see anything anyone purchases from this site is a purchase made of their own free will. So your attitude of not posting deals benefits who exactly? One last point. Would you work for nothing?





Edited By: cchopps on Sep 12, 2016 03:21: Punctuation.
1 Like #7
I disagree with post but i do wish ebay and amazon sellers wouldnt get removed. Ebay and amazon offer complete 100% protection so who cares how big the seller is.

Yet a ps4 glitch has been heavily promoted when sainsburys wont honour it.

Edited By: davidian84 on Sep 11, 2016 22:43
#8
There's no severe preferential treatment, of course, as (strategically) that'd be foolish as a bias from greed - it'd restrict real deals for potential interest overall, it'd affect their credibility and it'd undercut the ethos of a 'deal' when superior alternatives may exist (thus limiting site success). You'll discover they're mainly happy for a percentage to be /affiliates/, sure, but they're not actively enforcing that or else it'd contradict a relatively basic tenet of operational management in such an industry.
#9
cchopps

Is that post for real. Out of interest do you think this site is a charity, there is no staff on a salary, or perhaps the owners have found a magical way of supporting themselves and their families with pixie dust?
One of my pet hates is when people are so concerned about how others earn their living, it's basically none of your business and yet it's quite transparent how it is accomplished. Any earnings made by the company is not in any way detrimental to anyone. As far as I can see anything anyone purchases from this site is a purchase made of their own free will. So your attitude of not posting deals benefits who exactly? One last point. Would you work for nothing?

I agree with what you say, however

The purpose of the site is to escape from the marketing messages and ads that surround us and get genuine advice from other people about hot deals.

is a bit misleading when probably around 80+% of deals posted by mods are in my inbox as promotions before they get posted on here, but when I read them I can predict pretty accurately who will post it. Then some are Deal of the day, usually either high earning products or mods deals.
I did a post about being able to cancel plusnet early and stated what retentions were offering, so a retention deal. There are LOADS in the main forum for Sky and mobiles, yet when I asked why it had been moved to misc, completely blanked. Thats fair enough but then you get posts that are xxx are having a sale in x days/weeks/,months with up to 50% off, and they stay, get stupid heat, but they generate clicks to the retailer. Should be a level playing field in my view.

Also a lot of cashback deals don't direct to TCB or Quidco like they should, sending you directly to the retailer, and risking your chance of getting cashback.

Edited By: julieallen on Sep 13, 2016 23:34
#10
julieallen
cchopps

Is that post for real. Out of interest do you think this site is a charity, there is no staff on a salary, or perhaps the owners have found a magical way of supporting themselves and their families with pixie dust?
One of my pet hates is when people are so concerned about how others earn their living, it's basically none of your business and yet it's quite transparent how it is accomplished. Any earnings made by the company is not in any way detrimental to anyone. As far as I can see anything anyone purchases from this site is a purchase made of their own free will. So your attitude of not posting deals benefits who exactly? One last point. Would you work for nothing?
I agree with what you say, howeverThe purpose of the site is to escape from the marketing messages and ads that surround us and get genuine advice from other people about hot deals.
is a bit misleading when probably around 80+% of deals posted by mods are in my inbox as promotions before they get posted on here, but when I read them I can predict pretty accurately who will post it. Then some are Deal of the day, usually either high earning products or mods deals.
I did a post about being able to cancel plusnet early and stated what retentions were offering, so a retention deal. There are LOADS in the main forum for Sky and mobiles, yet when I asked why it had been moved to misc, completely blanked. Thats fair enough but then you get posts that are xxx are having a sale in x days/weeks/,months with up to 50% off, and they stay, get stupid heat, but they generate clicks to the retailer. Should be a level playing field in my view.
Also a lot of cashback deals don't direct to TCB or Quidco like they should, sending you directly to the retailer, and risking your chance of getting cashback.


This is why when you see a deal, just open a new browser and go there directly

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