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I have noticed a few select members, constantly sniping about hukd's affiliation with amazon and other companies. The questions are.... Do you mind how hukd makes money? Do you think hukd is…
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
I have noticed a few select members, constantly sniping about hukd's affiliation with amazon and other companies.

The questions are....
Do you mind how hukd makes money?
Do you think hukd is open about how it makes money?
Would you still hukd if (it's not gonna happen) hukd started adding editing posts to add affiliate links (like mse does)?

My personal opinion is that hukd is free to use, so if they make money, then it's their choice. It costs an arm and a leg to run a site of this size so if they make money, it keeps the site free. Their affiliate link is easy to find, and you have the choice to either use it, or use a cashback site.

what do you think?
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#1
I agree, there is no reason why they shouldn't make money, it doesn't harm us and like you say it keeps the site free. I'm sure each member has saved a significant amount thanks to this site, so why shouldn't it make money,if it keeps the site running and for free.
#2
Those people are not grateful for the amazing deals they get to know thanks to HUKD and the money they save. :)
#3
I honestly dont mind how the site makes money.

The site is free for me to use and benefit from so why should I mind?

I have saved a fair amount of cash through purchasing some cracking stuff at bargain prices and also used the FS/FT forum to sell some of my stuff and get a little cash back from that at no extra cost either or fees.

And the site also does free giveaways every now and again. Which I recently won something in so yet another positive aspect to the site.

Dont see what all the negativity is about really.

:)
#4
The members will know who they are, moaning hukd is advertising their own sites, and giving amazon stuff away far too often etc. Go on some sites and they have 90% ads and 10% content.

The hukd sites are ad free, easy to navigate, unlike mse and other sites. Big thumbsup from me
#5
the only "problem" I have with the amazon overkill is that it seemjingly goes against a large portion of what is written in the how it works section.

what I also don't get is some posters blind/crazy loyalty towards this place that would compell them to make a thread everytime some people dare to criticise the place.
#6
hukd is the one for me

dont mind how they make their money - doesnt cost us anything - we gain from bargains freebies etc

so easy to navigate

no.1
#7
StevenA2000_uk
I honestly dont mind how the site makes money.

The site is free for me to use and benefit from so why should I mind?

I have saved a fair amount of cash through purchasing some cracking stuff at bargain prices and also used the FS/FT forum to sell some of my stuff and get a little cash back from that at no extra cost either or fees.

And the site also does free giveaways every now and again. Which I recently won something in so yet another positive aspect to the site.

Dont see what all the negativity is about really.

:)


hear hear :-D
#8
couldnt care less about HUKD making money, i just wish the people running the site/mods would listen to those who use the forums (therefore the sites user and source of income) a bit more,
#9
ants97
the only "problem" I have with the amazon overkill is that it seemjingly goes against a large portion of what is written in the how it works section.

what I also don't get is some posters blind/crazy loyalty towards this place that would compell them to make a thread everytime some people dare to criticise the place.


But i don't see how they are breaking their own rules, for example, the about us states


We don't run banner ads on the site, sell ad space, use your email address for marketing or sell your details to other parties. We keep the site funded and running by using commission links on merchants where HUKD receives a commission if a product is purchased. As members submit and vote on deals we believe this keeps the site unbiased but if you have concerns please post and discuss them with us and other members in the Feedback section.


The only adverts I have seen on hukd is for hukd sites, which if not mistaken, are not banner ads with affiliates :?

The about us page also states

Any type of self-promotion or recommendation where the person profits is severely frowned upon. The basis of the site is that it is for honest tips from other people who don't stand to gain. Merchants who are found self-promoting are banned from the site.


Ok, they do go against this, but if you had a new website out, and you already had a huge website with a huge number of potential readers, wouldn't you advertise it a little?

Most websites use huge banner ads which flash and dance, they are highly annoying.

I have no loyalty to a website, but making the experience as easy as possible for your readers is fundamental on a website of this magnitude. Hukd isn't 100% amazin at the above, but it's 100% better than mse and other similar sites :thumbsup:
#10
Jetpac
couldnt care less about HUKD making money, i just wish the people running the site/mods would listen to those who use the forums (therefore the sites user and source of income) a bit more,


They do :? Read the feedback forum :p

A lot of modifications to the site, have come from users feedback. Not one person can have all the ideas and i have known many things from system bugs to new features, have come from the actual users. :)
#11
ants97
the only "problem" I have with the amazon overkill is that it seemjingly goes against a large portion of what is written in the how it works section.

what I also don't get is some posters blind/crazy loyalty towards this place that would compell them to make a thread everytime some people dare to criticise the place.


agree
its fair and right to have a bit of a bitch and moan
constructive critiscim ans all that
but this site is amazing
has saved me loads
and made me buy a lot of s**t aswell
but i think the more popular and well known these sites are,the less super bargains are out there.
slowly companies internet departments are wising up
they used to do anything to drag in custom
now they dont have to try as hard
#12
faevilangel



The only adverts I have seen on hukd is for hukd sites, which if not mistaken, are not banner ads with affiliates :?

The about us page also states


Ok, they do go against this, but if you had a new website out, and you already had a huge website with a huge number of potential readers, wouldn't you advertise it a little?

Most websites use huge banner ads which flash and dance, they are highly annoying.

I have no loyalty to a website, but making the experience as easy as possible for your readers is fundamental on a website of this magnitude. Hukd isn't 100% amazin at the above, but it's 100% better than mse and other similar sites :thumbsup:



you obviously missed the amazon banner ad (jungleninja) that was up for a few days.

I wasn't criticising the likes of dealspawn or bitterwallet being advertised on the site more the rather close links it would appear to have with amazon which again is entirely fine but I think it appears to go against what is written.
#13
No ads, free website to use, help save me money (or actually spend more), thus couldnt give a rats if they made shed loads of cash!
#14
albar76
agree
its fair and right to have a bit of a bitch and moan
constructive critiscim ans all that
but this site is amazing
has saved me loads
and made me buy a lot of s**t aswell
but i think the more popular and well known these sites are,the less super bargains are out there.
slowly companies internet departments are wising up
they used to do anything to drag in custom
now they dont have to try as hard


yeah it's all about being constructive and to be fair most of the criticism is dished out with the best interest of the site at heart in whoevers opinion of course.

just because I really like this site doesn't mean I can't offer criticism. It's the same as those daft football fans who blindly follow their team and go nuts at fellow fans when the have the audacity to criticise the manager or players.
#15
ants97
you obviously missed the amazon banner ad (jungleninja) that was up for a few days.

I wasn't criticising the likes of dealspawn or bitterwallet being advertised on the site more the rather close links it would appear to have with amazon which again is entirely fine but I think it appears to go against what is written.


It's not an amazon ad though. It's a hukd site, so it's exactly the same as the dealspawn links :?

The jungleninja site is good as it fill a niche, the amazon search can be a pain and it lists the cheapest items etc.

Critiscism is what makes this site great, as the critiscisms are feedback, which can lead to say, a new feature :thumbsup:

I offer critiscism when warranted, and we all find different things annoying etc, (like the new vertical scroll cos of the playpennies advert in the footer).

I wasn't openly slating (that's why i didn't name names) i just wanted a general idea, as people will have their own opinions :thumbsup:
#16
ants97
yeah it's all about being constructive and to be fair most of the criticism is dished out with the best interest of the site at heart in whoevers opinion of course.

just because I really like this site doesn't mean I can't offer criticism. It's the same as those daft football fans who blindly follow their team and go nuts at fellow fans when the have the audacity to criticise the manager or players.


esp the man u/ man city fans :p Critiscism is good for the site, and you know that if the critiscism is fair and precise, then admin / mods will reply and give constructive feedback. (see the ebuyer thread).
#17
ants97
yeah it's all about being constructive and to be fair most of the criticism is dished out with the best interest of the site at heart in whoevers opinion of course.

just because I really like this site doesn't mean I can't offer criticism. It's the same as those daft football fans who blindly follow their team and go nuts at fellow fans when the have the audacity to criticise the manager or players.


yeah,you're right mate
i think i seen your a celtic fan
and that really is a battle between criticize and being constructive (the blind hail hail attitude)
ive gone well off the point here lol
#18
I am waiting on a thread being started saying "I went to a restaurant and found out the staff were paid - how shocking - did you know that they were paid"

I cant believe the people who are moaning about these issues - its unbelieveable
#19
I love the info that ordinary ppl provide on products and deals on here, let them make what they can.
#20
bossyboots
I am waiting on a thread being started saying "I went to a restaurant and found out the staff were paid - how shocking - did you know that they were paid"

I cant believe the people who are moaning about these issues - its unbelieveable


Typical mocking reply :roll:

:p
banned#21
who really cares if the site makes money, band width costs money , it cost money to use the template, and of course these folk who are moaning which is nothing new really , I bet they don't give a second thought when they are taking advantage of saving money.. do you ?? free loaders hate em
[mod]#22
I really cannot see how it is anyones business apart from the site owners. People need to wind their necks in.

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