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Post by Hornhaut » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:15 pm

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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Post by curlyclaz » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:17 pm

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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Post by ankh.t » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:21 pm

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.
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Post by Homer » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:22 pm

Isn't it a buying group?
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Post by MTP » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:26 pm

Especially as a google for their phone number list their address with this message:
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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Post by chief » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:42 pm

Dont you just love rampant commercialism

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Post by Man on the Moon » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:56 pm

I've PM'd the Boss already.

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Post by fagin » Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:57 pm

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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Post by Man on the Moon » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:19 pm

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

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Post by Ant Blackman » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:43 pm

You can see prices in the SALE section without logging in
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Post by eagle » Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:39 pm

So you can. Prices not that special when adding on VAT and shipping costs.
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Post by Hornhaut » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:00 am

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'. :?

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

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Post by seeR39 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:16 am

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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Post by theOptom » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:17 pm

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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Post by Nedmundo » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:21 pm

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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