that other site (moneysavingexpert.com)!!!!!

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Found 26th Jan 2006
Well, I was just over browsing moneysavingexpert.com/ moneysavingexpert and i found it really difficult to navigate. Maybe some mod from their page will read this, but i feel that the page is really cluttered and not very user friendly. Well, i suppose i'm comparing it to hotukdeals.com hotukdeals which has excellent structure, layout and navigational support. Hope this doesn't offend anyone over there...

LOL, i'm just ranting :lol: ...what do y'all think?

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Thanks for the compliment!

A strong feature over MSE is the clear layout, however MSE does have the few extra thousand members than we do.

Original Poster

however MSE does have the few extra thousand members than we do.



ah. wot a shame. but i'm sure we're catching up....thinking of the amount of people I've told about HUKD since I joined a few months ago!

It's true what they say, word of mouth is the best way of communication so thank you! :thumbsup:

We're rapidly accelerating!!

And yes I agree, I hate looking at the MSE website too. I just look and think 'WHAT?'.

same here, it's not the best layout i've seen and can be quite confusing

now hotuk on the other hand is quite the opposite

Well MSE has many many forums that HUKD doesn't really touch upon, particularly all the money management end of things, getting out of debt etc. So it has a lot more information to navigate around while at HUKD we just do bargains.

I enjoy them both.

I also enjoy both and I think the problem you have is because this site is very specialised whereas MSE isn't. It covers a lot and sometimes it is a bit 'too much', I agree with you. But then I think its mainly due to this countries access to far too much credit and people needing to save money, not wanting to like most people on here.

Just an observation, thats all.

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moosey

Just an observation, thats all.



but a valid one. True that MSE has much more info, but i can't help how i feel about their site navigation and 'cluttered' feel. I think they should take a leaf out of HUKD's book.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c17/emmajk42/book.gif

I just feel embarrassed reading some of the MSE posts. For example - 1) a debate about buying stuff from tesco/boots and cutting the points bit off the receipt then taking it back so you get free points, 2) People talking about how they've got 68 different Time Delay items from Boots with those coupons and are now selling them on ebay, 3)Great debates about asking to have the service charge taken off a restaurant bill because they don't see why they should tip....

HUKD just seems to have a better class of poster :wink: Wanting a bargain is one thing - but I really hate cheap people.

:lol:

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sheenamc2

Wanting a bargain is one thing - but I really hate cheap people.



ahhhh.

we're all cheapos at heart....

but I really hate cheap people


People are priceless

Original Poster

rayman

People are priceless



for everything else there's mastercard
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c17/emmajk42/images.jpg

Hehe

i wanted to make a similar post few months ago, but never did. i entirely agree that MSE has (really) bad navigation, also their search function doesn't seem to work at all. i could only get to the relevant forum thread through google search!

also many threads seem to have endless replies, dated back ancient years! so it takes (quite) a while to get to the recent (more up-to-date) replies.

must say their articles are really informative, but again soon get lost where you went. then is impossible to find the same page in the next visit, either the content being updated (no achieves) or the page gone entirely!

awwwwwwww bless ... this is the cutest old thread ever! awwwwwwwww.... how are we doing vs. mse now in terms of members? and also.... awwwwwwww

MSE still sucks....

HUKD rocks!

HUKD all the way... we don't need Martin :-p

lol!

It looks like in the early days there were only about 4 members, maybe I was the fifth to join?

Were the mods actually mods then or just members?

Hellllloooooooo

I like mse for the more serious things and have to admit spent most of last week on there. (ppi claim).:oops: I did say to my oh when i came back on hot deals my headache seemed to disappear.

marshallka;2048534

I like mse for the more serious things and have to admit spent most of … I like mse for the more serious things and have to admit spent most of last week on there. (ppi claim).:oops: I did say to my oh when i came back on hot deals my headache seemed to disappear.




good hukd member; use and abuse mse for personal gain, but rmbr where the awesomest deals and ppl are..HUKD!


Benjimoron;2048493

lol!It looks like in the early days there were only about 4 members, … lol!It looks like in the early days there were only about 4 members, maybe I was the fifth to join?Were the mods actually mods then or just members?



thats what i was thinking...how many members were there?!

I used hot deals back then but never registered as I just used the site for the CDWOW vouchers haha

Benjimoron

Were the mods actually mods then or just members?



Just to be clear emmajk42 was a regular member when she wrote this. This isn't HUKD bashing mse. As I wrote then I still say now which is that mse is actually quite different to HUKD - they are very personal finance focussed whereas HUKD is just about deals. If you want to know what PPI is go there - if you want a cheap Wii come here

Banned

Admin;2048666

Just to be clear emmajk42 was a regular member when she wrote this. This … Just to be clear emmajk42 was a regular member when she wrote this. This isn't HUKD bashing mse. As I wrote then I still say now which is that mse is actually quite different to HUKD - they are very personal finance focussed whereas HUKD is just about deals. If you want to know what PPI is go there - if you want a cheap Wii come here



haha! love it

Admin;2048666

Just to be clear emmajk42 was a regular member when she wrote this. This … Just to be clear emmajk42 was a regular member when she wrote this. This isn't HUKD bashing mse. As I wrote then I still say now which is that mse is actually quite different to HUKD - they are very personal finance focussed whereas HUKD is just about deals. If you want to know what PPI is go there - if you want a cheap Wii come here



Thought so, you read my pm about mods?

Admin;2048666

Just to be clear emmajk42 was a regular member when she wrote this. This … Just to be clear emmajk42 was a regular member when she wrote this. This isn't HUKD bashing mse. As I wrote then I still say now which is that mse is actually quite different to HUKD - they are very personal finance focussed whereas HUKD is just about deals. If you want to know what PPI is go there - if you want a cheap Wii come here



Nice hair cute btw admin, suits you.

Admin;2048666

Just to be clear emmajk42 was a regular member when she wrote this. This … Just to be clear emmajk42 was a regular member when she wrote this. This isn't HUKD bashing mse. As I wrote then I still say now which is that mse is actually quite different to HUKD - they are very personal finance focussed whereas HUKD is just about deals. If you want to know what PPI is go there - if you want a cheap Wii come here



admin running in to defend his peeps...u rock... couldnt see martin being as awesome!

magicbeans;2049242

admin running in to defend his peeps...u rock... couldnt see martin being … admin running in to defend his peeps...u rock... couldnt see martin being as awesome!



Martin did in my recent argument with him, but he basically stiched up his colleague at the same time!

Benjimoron;2049259

Martin did in my recent argument with him, but he basically stiched up … Martin did in my recent argument with him, but he basically stiched up his colleague at the same time!



haha rmbr ur lil rant to martin..u pasted link here! well done benji.

wonder who cuts admin's hair!? haha:p

Original Poster

magicbeans;2048438

awwwwwwww bless ... this is the cutest old thread ever! awwwwwwwww.... … awwwwwwww bless ... this is the cutest old thread ever! awwwwwwwww.... how are we doing vs. mse now in terms of members? and also.... awwwwwwwwMSE still sucks....HUKD rocks!



LOL bumping this after 2 years...

Admin;2048666

Just to be clear emmajk42 was a regular member when she wrote this. This … Just to be clear emmajk42 was a regular member when she wrote this. This isn't HUKD bashing mse. As I wrote then I still say now which is that mse is actually quite different to HUKD - they are very personal finance focussed whereas HUKD is just about deals. If you want to know what PPI is go there - if you want a cheap Wii come here



I think if I posted this kind of thread now... I'd be seen as a bit biased!!

emmajk42;2049303

LOL bumping this after 2 years...I think if I posted this kind of thread … LOL bumping this after 2 years...I think if I posted this kind of thread now... I'd be seen as a bit biased!!



haha was bored and looking at older threads...... see all the mods as lil newbibies... putting down martin and his hard to navigate site ..... not that u guys ever do nowadays i bet :p:thumbsup:

Tbh i really dont like mse's forums BUT if it wasnt for some of there members helping me out when debt collecters came chasing me for a debt that wasnt mine, then i would have ended up having to pay out £400 for nothing. So i really would say that there are some amazing people on there. And some great people on here...both have there numb nuts though :P

I don't think you can read too much into numbers of members, it's the regular number that are using it that's important. I am a member of MSE and apart from the recent Redten problems I never use MSE. So I would be counted as using it when I don't.

Any idea on how many are regulars at MSE?

8444 here, although I see the box has disappeared.

akme;2049328

Tbh i really dont like mse's forums BUT if it wasnt for some of there … Tbh i really dont like mse's forums BUT if it wasnt for some of there members helping me out when debt collecters came chasing me for a debt that wasnt mine, then i would have ended up having to pay out £400 for nothing. So i really would say that there are some amazing people on there. And some great people on here...both have there numb nuts though :P



nah not saying all MSE'rs are pants... its just sometime u read theire threads and they r in AWE of martin and talk of him like their saviour... i mean hes done well and the CC/mortgage/debt threads are pretty valuable..... but sometimes it can almost be cringeworthy how in love they r!

nutters galore on hukd...we just aint ashamed of it!

Benjimoron;2049350

I don't think you can read too much into numbers of members, it's the … I don't think you can read too much into numbers of members, it's the regular number that are using it that's important. I am a member of MSE and apart from the recent Redten problems I never use MSE. So I would be counted as using it when I don't.Any idea on how many are regulars at MSE?8444 here, although I see the box has disappeared.



im siure there are more MSE'rs..... just looks like it as they offer more services... be fab if the vikings were up on them though... tell us martin!

magicbeans;2049374

im siure there are more MSE'rs..... just looks like it as they offer more … im siure there are more MSE'rs..... just looks like it as they offer more services... be fab if the vikings were up on them though... tell us martin!



I expect so, but their site is such a mess. I like our simply structure, DEALS. That's all you need, not the argos board, shop but don't drop, gone but was it any good? etc!

I think they do more in the way of financial advice but the people seem to get excited about changing their whole bank account system for the sake of 50p extra in interest. They don't think it through and realise that if it takes them half an hour to do they've basically been working for £1 an hour!

i should think that you shouldn't compare the two
they are two totally different websites and have two totally different agenda
mse caters for the masses hukd caters for the vikings

jasonrat;2049457

i should think that you shouldn't compare the twothey are two totally … i should think that you shouldn't compare the twothey are two totally different websites and have two totally different agendamse caters for the masses hukd caters for the vikings



When's the war to see who's best then?

well if you want to talk about war then comparing the two would be like hukd'ers having afight in a queue for the january sales over a leather jacket and msers everyone fighting for civil liberties
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