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Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by greypilgers, 7 Oct 2011.

  1. greypilgers

    greypilgers What's a Dremel?

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    I know that anything is a privilege and not a right, but does anyone else think that the 'Competitions' page on Bit-Tech has just become a page with links to a set of data-mining websites using a tenuous offer of a prize to hook people in for cold marketing?

    Todays page consists of:

    £1500 of Tesco gift vouchers - by giving Scottish Power permission to pester you to change supplier.

    £75 Amazon voucher - in exchange for taking a 30 day trial with LoveFilm

    Blackberry Curve - by registering with uSwitch and inviting email spam

    iPad2 - sponsored by Renault Insurance Direct, doesn't actually say you're signing up to be pestered by them with quotes, but a likely outcome

    PS3 and Renegade Ops - the exception so far. Doesn't seem to be ablatant data miner like the others. Hooray!

    10% of your next Dell - if you agree to be pestered by their newsletters (10% off - what a rubbish prize)

    Silverstone racing and Senna DVD - as for PS3 and Renegade Ops. Hooray!

    £200 Amazon voucher - if you order pay as you go sims from O2 (what a waste of sims)

    £500 Play voucher - by agreeing that Maximiles can pester you with spam

    £1000 gym equipment - a clear and unashamed data mine

    Laser eye surgery - As the Silverstone (but what a bizarre prize)

    Bose Station - as per £1500 Tesco vouchers

    Andy Pad - what competitions should be about; generating interest and publicity for a new product. Not mass-harvesting names, phone numbers and email addresses.



    The Bit-Tech competitions have become more and more about this, to the point where I usually don't even bother to check the page anymore, as it's nothing to do with promoting a new product or giving some lucky reader or long time subscriber a chance of a 'thank you' - it's just a way for Dennis to sell customer data to other companies.

    Eugh. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
     
  2. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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  3. greypilgers

    greypilgers What's a Dremel?

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    Amen to that, brother...

    ;)
     
  4. kelvinb

    kelvinb BF3 Username - D0rmarth

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    I have worked for one of those companies listed on this page and I warn you dont not enter unless you are happy in recieving calls 20 times a day up to 10pm at night
     

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