Being able to advertise on HUKD

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Found 4th Jun 2010
Ok i really hope i dont get in trouble for this and i am not going to disclose anything about my business.

I wanted to know, what can i do to offer HUKD members offers that we have on our site. I didnt feel it was right to put a deal up we have that would appeal to some members but i had a member from HUKD find my site and ask me if they could put it up on HUKD. I told them not to as i didnt want to get banned as i love this site for my own personal use.

I did send a message to HUKD through the contact us button but havent heard for a while now.

Also if this is not allowed at all on the forum, please do lock it and i wont post it up again. Sorry its just that i hadnt had a response when i contacted hukd a while ago so thought id post up

Thanks
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I dont think you would be allowed - and fact that they havent replied usually means NO
Original Poster
lol thats fair enough
also - why dont you report your thread (click on red triangle) and ask a mod to look at your post - might get a bit more help that way

good luck!
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you will have to use the contact us form, to discuss it with admin, as any deals they think worthy they will post, not to sure how it works though, surely it shouldnt be down to what they feel is a deal
think it would be classed as self promotion-also they dont allow deals from sole traders in any circumstances.
Original Poster
I did use the contact form a while ago but ive also just reported this thread hoping a mod can look at it. Thanks
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are you a sole trader? If so, no chance
Self promo isn't generally allowed, but you seem to have gone the right way about things and it's a shame that no one has got back to you ......good luck with your business.
Original Poster
Yes a sole trader at the moment. Thats fine if that is the rules :). I thought, if i dont ask, i wont know so its good to get some answers from all of you
preciousb;8763459

Yes a sole trader at the moment. Thats fine if that is the rules :). I … Yes a sole trader at the moment. Thats fine if that is the rules :). I thought, if i dont ask, i wont know so its good to get some answers from all of you



good luck - and am sure they will get in touch via this thread:thumbsup:
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are you talking about deals, or a promo code for hukd members? if its the latter then that is allowed via a mod posting it
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sassie;8763478

are you talking about deals, or a promo code for hukd members? if its the … are you talking about deals, or a promo code for hukd members? if its the latter then that is allowed via a mod posting it



no its not, sole traders arent allowed full stop
sassie;8763478

are you talking about deals, or a promo code for hukd members? if its the … are you talking about deals, or a promo code for hukd members? if its the latter then that is allowed via a mod posting it



you sure about that sassie? I posted a code which was a newspaper promo(daily record) for a FREE bottle of fake tan and it was removed because the offer was from a sole trader.
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colinsunderland;8763484

no its not, sole traders arent allowed full stop



barky;8763505

you sure about that sassie? I posted a code which was a newspaper … you sure about that sassie? I posted a code which was a newspaper promo(daily record) for a FREE bottle of fake tan and it was removed because the offer was from a sole trader.



i didnt realise that sole traders could not be advertised on here, why is that then, surely if its a code for money off it shouldnt make a difference if done properly, can understnad stock levels if a deal, but then argos only has the odd item to sometimes
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Both i believe but i will wait for a mod to post just to clear things up. Reading above, am pretty sure it wont be allowed.

I am only a sole trader at the moment as ive been up and running for 4 months
sassie;8763516

i didnt realise that sole traders could not be advertised on here, why is … i didnt realise that sole traders could not be advertised on here, why is that then, surely if its a code for money off it shouldnt make a difference if done properly, can understnad stock levels if a deal, but then argos only has the odd item to sometimes



yep-I didnt realise either til a coupla weeks ago-the fake tan offer was a full page promo in a national newspaper-just enter the code for a free bottle so I posted it to share and got removed and the rule pmd to me-not complaining,if thats the rules fair enough,just never realised til then.
I really hate spammers and one off cheeky traders that just use this site to advertise, but someone like OP that has been a member since 2006 should be alllowed to put up details of their new business in my opinion, it's obviously someone that has used this site for a while and is giving back what they have gained from it.
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barky;8763535

yep-I didnt realise either til a coupla weeks ago-the fake tan offer was … yep-I didnt realise either til a coupla weeks ago-the fake tan offer was a full page promo in a national newspaper-just enter the code for a free bottle so I posted it to share and got removed and the rule pmd to me-not complaining,if thats the rules fair enough,just never realised til then.



could you link me the rule please
sassie;8763549

could you link me the rule please



lol-no I cant-my thread got removed and a mod(think it was andywedge) pmd and told me it wasnt allowed cos it was a sole trader-I take their word for it without going trawling through the rules.
dcx_badass;8763575

I'll post it for you, it's not self promo then :p.



lol-he will still be a sole trader tho
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barky;8763571

lol-no I cant-my thread got removed and a mod(think it was andywedge) pmd … lol-no I cant-my thread got removed and a mod(think it was andywedge) pmd and told me it wasnt allowed cos it was a sole trader-I take their word for it without going trawling through the rules.



i have never heard about this, or read it :?
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sassie;8763586

i have never heard about this, or read it :?



I don't think its in the rules, but it has been discussed in feedback more than once, I tried to search but couldn't find anything - I did use the hukd search though
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colinsunderland;8763598

I don't think its in the rules, but it has been discussed in feedback … I don't think its in the rules, but it has been discussed in feedback more than once, I tried to search but couldn't find anything - I did use the hukd search though



oh another of the make it up as you go along rules
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sassie;8763602

oh another of the make it up as you go along rules



yep :-D
Original Poster
Lol before things get heated, lets just wait to see what a mod has to say for sure.

But thank you to all those who have posted. Great insight and hopefully one day in the near future i will no longer be a sole trader
Original Poster
Hey all, HUKD replied to my initial email which is very pleasing so a big thank you to them.
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preciousb;8764046

Hey all, HUKD replied to my initial email which is very pleasing so a big … Hey all, HUKD replied to my initial email which is very pleasing so a big thank you to them.



and, well dont tell us ahalf a story, what they say
supermod
hotukdeals.com/ite…t=5

from the deal criteria link above, unfortunately sold traders aren't allowed currently@

Please note, we do not allow:[LIST=1][*] Referrals[*] 3rd party … Please note, we do not allow:[LIST=1][*] Referrals[*] 3rd party affiliate links[*] Amazon MarketPlace/PlayTrade/ Priceminster marketplace deals[*] eBay auctions/eBay based sellers (except for ebay Daily Deals or ebay Outlet Retailers)[*] Self promotion of any kind[*] Spam[*] Non UK sites (except those pre-approved by Admin)[*]UK Sole Traders/Individuals[/LIST]All new posts, for new companies, by any members, will be checked out, and may be pulled from the viewable forums while we do so.



We do ask any traders who do meet the merchant criteria to use the main Contact Us link to get in touch with the Admin Team regarding submitting their deal rather than posting directly on the forums as it would be classed as self promotion, Thanks again.
I'm guessing here but HUKD won't allow promotion of sole trader websites, because...

1) Sole traders aren't registered businesses
2) Anyone can knock up a site and claim to be legit

If I also remember rightly, if enough people ask for the website to be allowed on here, then the admin will look into the possibility. It's happened with quite a few sites.

P.s. Preciousb - You got the ebay template installed fine?
Original Poster
Yes thank you soo much with that :). You made things very easy for me faevilangel
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sigma;8764078

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/145906/newcomers-advice-on-hotukdeals-gene/showpost.php?p=1580411&postcount=5from the deal criteria link above, unfortunately sold traders aren't allowed currently@We do ask any traders who do meet the merchant criteria to use the main Contact Us link to get in touch with the Admin Team regarding submitting their deal rather than posting directly on the forums as it would be classed as self promotion, Thanks again.



Thanks for clearing that up
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so why would you ask people to contact admin. slighly confusing


edit - ooops sorry misread
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faevilangel;8764087

I'm guessing here but HUKD won't allow promotion of sole trader websites, … I'm guessing here but HUKD won't allow promotion of sole trader websites, because...1) Sole traders aren't registered businesses2) Anyone can knock up a site and claim to be legitIf I also remember rightly, if enough people ask for the website to be allowed on here, then the admin will look into the possibility. It's happened with quite a few sites.P.s. Preciousb - You got the ebay template installed fine?



of course a sole trader is a registered business, otherwise they wouldn't be classed as a sole trader. In fact you can have more protection with a sole trader as he is personally liable for any debts rather than a ltd company that isn't.

Not sure why sole traders aren't allowed whereas partnerships seem to be ok?
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