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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:15 pm    Post subject: Forum advertisements. Reply with quote

Hi all.

Am I the only one to find it a bit awkward that an online contact lens retailer is now using this forum as a means to advertise their products?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just going to ask the same thing, not sure a site accessible by the public should have prices available on it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Forum advertisements. Reply with quote

Hornhaut wrote:
Hi all.

Am I the only one to find it a bit awkward that an online contact lens retailer is now using this forum as a means to advertise their products?

Cheers,

J.


I agree with Hornhaut and curlyclaz.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it a buying group?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Especially as a google for their phone number list their address with this message:

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One stop E-shop for your optic store. Over 25.000 frames, over 15.000 sunframes, more than 27.500 contact lenses boxes - ready to ship NOW!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont you just love rampant commercialism
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've PM'd the Boss already.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As it appears you have to login or register to see the prices on their site (although it crashed when I tried it), the only issue I have is the display of cost prices on their rolling advert. When members are asked to try so hard to keep cost prices out of the public domain, it would be seemly for the advertisers to do the same ?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a reply. he says that the advert is targeted at opticians, but will let eoptika know our concerns.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can see prices in the SALE section without logging in
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you can. Prices not that special when adding on VAT and shipping costs.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm sure that I can beat those prices with a bit of interest (not effort) on my part, but I sure find it mildly irritating to start my morning romp around the Internet with a flashing banner of 'get your contacts from us and then go complain to your optician if something goes wrong'. Confused

I am happy to slander and be libellous on the brand being advertised, though. Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man on the Moon wrote:
Got a reply. he says that the advert is targeted at opticians, but will let eoptika know our concerns.


Funny that, the ad may be targeted as us, but we mostly assumed ithem to be an online C/L retailer flogging to the public.

So most readers of the ad would not consider using them at all, and showing the prices is just wrong when forum rules suggest we don't put cost prices etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few things:

eoptika are a buying group.

There are no forum rules on discussing prices.

An advert contributes towards forum maintenance and charity.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boss, it may not be in the forum rules, but no cost prices on this forum is probably the only thing that there is universal agreement on here.

Perhaps a formal rule change would be a good idea?
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