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News Scan and bit-tech team up

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 28 Apr 2010.

  1. erratum1

    erratum1 New Member

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    I already did this with avforums, but its good bit tech are doing it as bit tech and custom pc are my site and magazine of choice. For the noobs check out the 'today only' tab on scans homepage sometimes theirs some good deals.
     
  2. bob

    bob New Member

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    Scan's website is much better than ebuyers, now free delivery so no need for ebuyer now.

    Cheers Scan/bit-tech!
     
  3. mrdbristol

    mrdbristol Voided my warranty years ago

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    Nice one, just updated my Scan account

    :thumb:
     
  4. Cyberpower-UK

    Cyberpower-UK Professional Overclocker

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    I guess that's the Dream PC award sewn up for the next 3-5 years as well then!
     
  5. Apocalypso

    Apocalypso Fully armed and operational.

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    Good times.
     
  6. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Woo thanks! Scan is one of the sites I buy from, so this is just brilliant. :thumb: (scan account upgraded)
     
  7. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    On the week Avatar is released as well; ironic
     
  8. battles_atlas

    battles_atlas New Member

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    Hate to break it to you, but last time I checked you were taking money out of my account every quarter for the magazine. So you do bloody charge me to read it. I can live with subsiding other people to read it free on the net, but I'm rather concerned if a member of the BitTech/CPC team thinks that its the business' whose products you review that is paying for all of it.


    Aside from lolz at 'you should've red better', Scan do manufacter systems which CPC review. As others point out, if I was another manufacturer entering the Dream PC contest, I'd be pretty concerned. In fact I probably wouldn't enter. Scan also sell some products and not others, and CPC review some products and not others. If you can't seen the possible conflict of interest, you should probably go read a book.

    Great argument - because underhand dealing happens some times, I'm naive to believe there shouldn't be an overt economic partnership between a company and a mag which reviews that company's gear. Maybe I'm just old fashioned. I also believe the police shouldn't be sponsored by Asda Walmart, and politicians shouldn't be funded by arms manufacturers. What radical thoughts.

    I'm well aware that money gets its grubby hands on everything, but I like to think that having a separate advertising dept to handle that side of things means the reviewers stay clean. Deals like this clearly cross that line - this isn't Scan buying a page to put their advert on, this is Scan buying into the content of the magazine itself.

    Scan are a great company, and i'm a long time reader of CPC, I'd just rather they kept at arms length from one another.
     
  9. bodkin

    bodkin Overheating

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    Woot, now I have free shipping at 2 retailers
     
  10. mrbens

    mrbens New Member

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    Nice to hear we get free delivery now. I could do with a new external hard drive in the next month or so.

    I bought over half my stuff from Scan when I recently built my new PC.

    I bought most of the liquid cooling components from a couple of specialist sites tho as Scan didn't have most of what I needed there.
     
  11. isaac12345

    isaac12345 New Member

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    Woohoo!! Thanks bit-tech. Although I really hope this doesn't bias your reviews for Scan products( like 3XS systems).
     
  12. Seeks

    Seeks Active Member

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    could have done with this for free delivery a month ago :( oo well still good news
     
  13. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    What? Scan sell computer hardware, where else is more relevant for them to advertise? The fact is this site has an audience which is almost 100% made up of people who buy what they sell on a regular basis. It makes sense for Scan, since they get more customers through the reviews on bit-tech, it makes sense for bit-tech because they'll get some of that revenue, like they probably do from their (quite frankly useless) price comparison shopping page, and it makes sense for bit-tech member since we get free delivery.

    I really don't see how you can think that having a simple link in a review is a conflict of interest. They've been doing it for years on this site, and have only ever linked to sites that they would recommend personally. Now, instead of linking to the cheapest place, they only link to Scan. How is having a link to the same site for every single product going to affect the impartiality of the review one way or the other? Are they going to say "give every product 10/10"? I don't think that's quite how it works on Hexus, which has even closer ties with Scan since they link to their reviews. What is comes down to is the fact that bit-tech is in the business of reviewing products. If they don't do that well, then people won't visit the site, and they won't make any money. Do you really think they're that stupid that they would jeapordise that?

    As I'm typing this right now, I can see a large advert at the top of the page for MESH and AMD 6-core processors. This is on a site which has recently been accused of having a pro-Intel bias. I would say I'm quite happy with the impartiality of the content on this site and in the magazine thankyouverymuch.

    Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try, you just can't please some people. Never has this been more evident than in the last week.

    /rant
     
  14. PegasusM

    PegasusM Stand back, I'm doing science

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    Thank you Bit-tech and Scan!
     
  15. FelixTech

    FelixTech Robot

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    I don't know if the 'Price as reviewed' is going to be Scan only also. As far as I can see that is remaining the same as it was. Surely it's a good thing if you can check out an older review and see a currently competitive price for it. Even if it isn't the best price for that product, it should still be current and reasonable.
     
  16. borandi

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    Note, basket must be £20 exc VAT.
     
  17. cgthomas

    cgthomas Cpt. Handsome

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    It's not the freaking BBC. Get real mate, it's a bloody marketing and publishing company. That's what they do for the living. And who cares if Scan get retailer of the year or DreamPC of the year, they still deserve it in the end.

    Have you seen last years entries? Or have you even done e-shopping recently? Otherwise you would have known Scan deserves every award they got.

    It's not the end of the world; if you don't like it then you should probably troll somewhere else and cancel that Direct Debit.
    I'd bet you do the same if you owned a publishing company. It's called business.

    And by the way that 'you should've red better' part was posted with my iPhone so I don't give a rat's ass that there were spelling mistakes.
     
  18. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Can't get the free shipping here, but I like the idea!

    Just trying to help us by providing a link to a known good etailer with a reduced cost so we can enjoy our products with a little more ease.

    I think talks are in order with Newegg now :p
     
  19. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Excellent, my favourite e-tailer and my favourite forum!
     
  20. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Nice one going to be ordering some bits next week, Well handy!
     
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