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banned#1
hi and welcome, sorry you had your first deal pulled and have said many a time how disheartening it must be for newbies, did you not receive a pm off a mod to explain why, maybe it was from a site that is banned, usually mods send pms, when was it pulled?
#2
sassie
hi and welcome, sorry you had your first deal pulled and have said many a time how disheartening it must be for newbies, did you not receive a pm off a mod to explain why, maybe it was from a site that is banned, usually mods send pms, when was it pulled?


When i looked at it there was 1 comment, but when I clicked it it the post had been pulled.

The people I purchased from were reputable, next day delivery & as said in the listing I even got a thankyou for your custom letter in the package & a bag of sweets :-D Just that alone would make it a worthy post never mind the cracking price!
#3
CruisingComet
When i looked at it there was 1 comment, but when I clicked it it the post had been pulled.

The people I purchased from were reputable, next day delivery & as said in the listing I even got a thankyou for your custom letter in the package & a bag of sweets :-D Just that alone would make it a worthy post never mind the cracking price!

hi what tends to happen is if you have only had a few posts and you post a deal for an unknown company it tends to get removed to be checked to ensure its nor spam or self promo.if its checked and ok it will be put back.it could have also been spammed by other members and then it dissappears.
#4
PM a mod, they are the ones that know what happened to your thread. As SpecialK said just because it's been removed, doesn't mean it won't be back...they often take things off for a while to check certain things out.

But you do have to remember as well that just because you think something is a hot deal doesn't mean it is, I am often left scratching my head here at some of the stuff that gets voted hot, every one has had their own deals voted cold etc. You can't be sensitive about it.
#5
Thanks, they said its because im a newbie & asked if i was affiliated with the site, I really hope they put it back on as I thought it was a great deal & excellent service.

Thanks for your comments, makes me feel a little better :)
#6
and your in no way affiliated with the site? You didn't state that above...
#7
CruisingComet
I even got a thankyou for your custom letter in the package & a bag of sweets :-D Just that alone would make it a worthy post never mind the cracking price!


firebox do that too. I keep getting little packets of fried eggs. :)
#8
bazzaric
and your in no way affiliated with the site? You didn't state that above...


Ummm No.. Im just curious does everyone who posts a deal get asked this question I wonder?

Even if i was (Which im not) what difference would it make? Maybe im missing something here :?
banned#9
CruisingComet
Ummm No.. Im just curious does everyone who posts a deal get asked this question I wonder?

Even if i was (Which im not) what difference would it make? Maybe im missing something here :?

probably not everyone no, but if they feel the need to pull something then thats their perogative, and yes it would make a difference if you where in some way something to do with the site, as the site do not allow self promotions, nor affiliate links
#10
Appreciate your situation but, genuine posters of deals just grin and bear the good and bad feedback.

Sometimes newbies post deals that can quickly and easily be bettered elsewhere as they havent researched enough.

Please keep posting deals if you find them as this is what makes the site what it is. However, its not perfect and like everything in life it comes with its plus points and its negative ones.
#11
sassie
probably not everyone no, but if they feel the need to pull something then thats their perogative, and yes it would make a difference if you where in some way something to do with the site, as the site do not allow self promotions, nor affiliate links


Well as I keep saying, im not. Im begining to get a real complex here.

If hot deals are so concerned about this kind of thing happening then why when you sign up do you only have to supply a username & password? why not make it so you give your full name, address & postcode & even your phone number incase they need to check validity?

Its not my intention to cause offence here, but Im really annoyed that I took the time to sign up (Ive been a visitor here for months) & post this deal which i found quite complicated only to be treated as if im connected to the company selling the item & as a result having to endure the spanish Inquisition.

Im a self employed ceiling contractor not an electrical retailer :w00t:
#12
pluves1


Sometimes newbies post deals that can quickly and easily be bettered elsewhere as they havent researched enough.




Well can you tell me where i can get a HDMI lead of the same or similar quality for the same money? :whistling:
banned#13
CruisingComet
Well as I keep saying, im not. Im begining to get a real complex here.

If hot deals are so concerned about this kind of thing happening then why when you sign up do you only have to supply a username & password? why not make it so you give your full name, address & postcode & even your phone number incase they need to check validity?

Its not my intention to cause offence here, but Im really annoyed that I took the time to sign up (Ive been a visitor here for months) & post this deal which i found quite complicated only to be treated as if im connected to the company selling the item & as a result having to endure the spanish Inquisition.

Im a self employed ceiling contractor not an electrical retailer :w00t:

I never said you where, i responded to your question where you said and what if i am

The site does not want self promotion, and that is what i was responding too, stop reading what you wish to see;-)
#14
You can pick up an HDMI lead in the high street (such as Game) for 12.99, most places have the cables for under 20 pounds. As it's a digital signal, the quality of the cable is nowhere near as important as with vga or component connections. If you go online you can easily pick up a decent cable for well under a tenner, I have a pair I am using which I bought for 13 quid (total) and are working great with a 1080p signal.

Self promotion is not allowed on the site which is why deals are pulled if they are suspected to be so, to be honest your first post here does come across as marketting.

John
#15
CruisingComet
Well can you tell me where i can get a HDMI lead of the same or similar quality for the same money? :whistling:


I cant because I cant see your deal:-D

I stated 'sometimes newbies post deals' and I wasn't referring to your deal in particular. :?

I would take a few moments to compose yourself and stop jumping down the throats of those that are encouraging you to continue posting and not give in:thumbsup:
#16
CruisingComet
Well can you tell me where i can get a HDMI lead of the same or similar quality for the same money? :whistling:



All prices are without delivery but that's not going to triple the price:

4.99:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130508

6.66:
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=456T&SearchType=1&CategorySelectedId=11018&SearchTerms=hdmi&PageMode=3&SearchKey=All&SearchMode=All&NavigationKey=11018

4.69:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=566445

I could go on but there's not much point as you can get a cheap hdmi from many places and before you tell me these ones are not high quality cables, read this article:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,121777-page,2-c,components/article.html

It makes no difference.

John
#17
I see it as, if its not a popular product it won't get much heat.
#18
Johnmcl7
You can pick up an HDMI lead in the high street (such as Game) for 12.99, most places have the cables for under 20 pounds. As it's a digital signal, the quality of the cable is nowhere near as important as with vga or component connections. If you go online you can easily pick up a decent cable for well under a tenner, I have a pair I am using which I bought for 13 quid (total) and are working great with a 1080p signal.

Self promotion is not allowed on the site which is why deals are pulled if they are suspected to be so, to be honest your first post here does come across as marketting.

John


Yes you can buy a cable for a fiver but how good is it really?

I personally wouldnt want to hook up a cheap performing cable like that to a TV & HD setup costing well over a grand. The point is this is not a standard cable, it's for those who seek better quality. Its like telling someone that your Bush or Goodmans LCD TV is just as good as their Panasonic or Samsung TV so why waste money paying the extra.

I think I'll just give up.. I was only trying to help others. Correct me if im wrong but I thought that was the whole purpose of HotUKDeals?

Quote: to be honest your first post here does come across as marketting.

What I posted was no different to what anyone else posts here each & every day.. What is it with you people? Do you want my business name & phone number so you can call me for proof? This is just so silly:giggle:
#19
Johnmcl7
All prices are without delivery but that's not going to triple the price:

4.99:
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130508

6.66:
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=456T&SearchType=1&CategorySelectedId=11018&SearchTerms=hdmi&PageMode=3&SearchKey=All&SearchMode=All&NavigationKey=11018

4.69:
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=566445

I could go on but there's not much point as you can get a cheap hdmi from many places and before you tell me these ones are not high quality cables, read this article:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,121777-page,2-c,components/article.html

It makes no difference.

John


OK John.... you win buddy.

It's a good job this is not an AV forum because you would be so flamed. :oops:

Thanks anyway for the tip I will just throw away my cable & get a cheapo cable instead as they are just as good. :w00t: Only joking!
#20
I knew this was coming....even though I provided a link with extensive detail!

You either have no idea about hdmi cables or you're trying to promote this original deal - your analogy is completley wrong, there is a large difference in quality between a budget LCD TV and a more expensive budget LCD TV. However the difference does not exist for HDMI cables, if you read the link I posted you'll see that even with sophisticated equipment pushing the boundaries of what the cable is capable of working with there was no difference in performance between the cheapest hdmi cable and the extremely expensive monster cables

If you read any properly written article on hdmi cables, you'll find the same - it's an advantage of digital signalling, if we're talking about component or VGA cables then I'd agree with you, buying poor quality cables with insufficient shielding will produce a low quality output on the TV/monitor.

The reason for these supposedly 'high quality' hdmi cables, well it's simply to fleece consumers many of whom are like yourself and don't realise they aren't actually getting anything more for the money aside from a hole in their wallet.

What you did post was different to other ones here, it comes across as a marketting pitch and to be honest your further posts only seem to confirm that. In each of the previous cases where someone has posted like yourself then tried to defend it on this section of the forum it's been self promotion every time which is why people have assumed your post is the same.

John
#21
I give up fighting with you guys.. its not what I contributed here for!

You are so incapable of seeing me as a genuine poster & have convinced yourselves that im self promoting, (Quite flattering really) Despite saying I would give you my business name & phone number to prove otherwise which no one has taken me up on? the sellers dont even have the cable listed anymore I suspect because of all this ****!

HotUKDeals just cancel my sign in details before I go crazy.. Beam me up Scotty out of this awful place!
#22
[SIZE=2]In the end it doesn't really matter if it's self promotion or not, it was a poor deal given you can get a similar product for half the price elsewhere.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]John[/SIZE]
#23
pluves1

I would take a few moments to compose yourself and stop jumping down the throats of those that are encouraging you to continue posting and not give in:thumbsup:


Too late for that mate but thanks anyway.. your words might have been encouraging not so sure about the others.

Ive had a gutfull of this place today, apparantly Im not who I say I am.. Im a self promoter.. & Im misinformed, nice welcome guys.. nice to know you all.. wish i could say it was fun while it lasted :roll:
#24
Johnmcl7
[SIZE=2]In the end it doesn't really matter if it's self promotion or not, it was a poor deal given you can get a similar product for half the price elsewhere.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2][/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]John[/SIZE]


OK John.. You Win Buddy!

If this was an AV forum you would be so flamed right now :oops:

I will just throw my cable away & get a cheapo one like yours... :w00t:

Im going to let this go now as this is not what I contributed here for ok
#25
Umm - for the third time now, did you read the link? I'm guessing not, especially as your best response is that I'd be flamed if this was an AV forum, if you read http://www.avforums.com you'll find plenty of posts which confirm what I'm saying. In fact it's not even as complex as that, if you read up on analogy and digital signalling you can see exactly why additional shielding for hdmi cables is worthless. Here is a post from avforums from one of the long time moderators:

If it's a short lenght it doesn't matter. One of the cable's I'm using cost me £5.49 with shipping ( the cable was 99p and the shipping was £4.50 ). Just go to Amazon and type in HDMI in the search box. If you want one locally some the big supermarkets sell them pretty cheap or Woolworths has one for £10.


http://www.avforums.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5807686&postcount=40

I'm assuming you the deal you posted wasn't for a particularly long cables (>15m)?

However if you disagree with the testing methodology or hardware that was used on the cables, perhaps you'd like to specify exactly where they went wrong? I'm sure the writers would appreciate your technical knowledge on the subject you've been demonstrating here.

John
#26
Quote: Im going to let this go now as this is not what I contributed here for ok, comprehendo?
#28
CruisingComet
Quote: Im going to let this go now as this is not what I contributed here for ok, comprehendo?


I assume that means you realise you were wrong about the hdmi cable quality then? If you genuinely believe what you've posted and can back it up then you should do so, the way you're posting only seems to back up the original mod decision.

John
[admin]#29
the way you're posting only seems to back up the original mod decision.


qft
#30
'Digital technology promises to transmit a perfect signal nearly all the time, thanks to the exacting standards incorporated in the HDMI specification. HDMI Licensing, which oversees the HDMI spec and ensures that companies comply with it, requires that no more than one pixel per billion be lost in transmission. "Even if you lost one out of a thousand pixels, you wouldn't notice it," says Leslie Chard, HDMI Licensing president.'

'Once you get a good HDMI connection, our tests indicate, you can expect flawless performance from any 4-meter cable, regardless of price.'

It makes NO difference.

A £4.99 cable is the best buy.

You will get flamed at AV forums for suggesting otherwise, because it's the truth.

Expensive cables are for mugs.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,121777-page,2-c,components/article.html
#31
Admin
qft


:? :? What's qft? :?
#32
Quoted For Truth :)

John
suspended#33
Just my daft suggestion but maybe new members should just at the beginning stick to deals from well known sites to save all this hassle of deals getting pulled & self promo & get use to how the site works ,post deals,pics & so on.Seen many get upset when their deals are taken out from companies that maybe they have used but many have not heard of.The rules have always been there about self promo & self gain.Its never been personal but new members always take it that way so CrusingComet hang around mate as help & deals from every member is always appreciated.
#34
lol qft, 1st time ive heard that :P
#35
Admin
qft


I had to look this up!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QFT

I quite like the other meaning as well 'quit f****** talking;-)
#36
I have also been a bit aggrieved by the actions of the moderators on this site. I posted a deal about a free gift with a magazine subscription. it was pulled.

Fair enough, I am a new posted, it was a new merchant, so checks need to be done. Ho hum. So then I post another deal, for a completely different merchant, and that is pulled. This time no explanation.

However, the first company is based in Northants I think. The second is in Glasgow. If you check my IP adrdess you will see I'm in Newcastle.

So how about applying some common sense here? Or maybe you mods think I am moonlighting for 2 different companies up and down the country.

And there was I stupidly thinking I would just give back to the community which has pointed me in the direction of many a good deal.

I am curious, how many posts am I required to post and then have pulled before I become trusted?
#37
You may be able to understand why a user called "FishingMad" posting deals for a company related to fishing would seem odd to a moderator though.

For example, someone called "fairnike" has just been banned for trying to sell his Nike goods.
#38
[QUOTE=duckmagicuk2]You may be able to understand why a user called "FishingMad" posting deals for a company related to fishing would seem odd to a moderator though.

Not necessarily. This comment confuses me as I would have expected someone called fishing mad to come up with fishing deals as that is what his hobby is:?

That said admin can usually spot an imposter a mile off so we have to rely on his judgement.
#39
It's not hard to imagine however someone coming on to post a deal and trying to think up a half descent username, with the knowledge that the vast majority of deals and offers I would come across would be fishing related. It's my hobby after all.

Anyway, I'm not going to argue the toss. I know there has to be rules, and those rules have to be enforced. But a little common sense couldn't go amiss.

I just wonder whether its worth me posting more deals? They will most likely be fishing related, but again thats just my hobby, and it's what I know. But it looks like posting a deal is just 5 minutes of my life I won't get back.
#40
Tell ya what... :) I'll go and do some fixing.

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