1. dangerousfen's Avatar
    I'll be glad when this stupid Black Friday & Cyber Monday fiasco is over and then perhaps we can get back to some interesting articles on the front page.

    Here in the uk it's been proved by 'Which' that only about 5% of these so called discounts are really genuine and that many items have been sold even cheaper earlier in the year.

    As much as I love you Americans, why on earth did you have to lumber the rest of the world with this totally stupid idea.
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    11-30-2019 09:31 PM
  2. me just saying's Avatar
    I'll be glad when this stupid Black Friday & Cyber Monday fiasco is over and then perhaps we can get back to some interesting articles on the front page.

    Here in the uk it's been proved by 'Which' that only about 5% of these so called discounts are really genuine and that many items have been sold even cheaper earlier in the year.

    As much as I love you Americans, why on earth did you have to lumber the rest of the world with this totally stupid idea.
    don't know where you get that 5% unless you are talking about the discounts being available in your country but they are real. I basically stayed home I did get a couple of echo show 5 to upgrade the dots. and that is all I participated in. too broke for much else. Maybe it is a stupid idea to you but for a lot of people it is a good time to get discounted christmas gifts.
    11-30-2019 09:45 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I think you find a variety of deals on these sale days -- many of them lame, but some of them quite good. The lame ones might be because the item's retail price was jacked up in order to make it seem like the sale price was a great deal, or because the item is a terrible/no-name brand, or because it's part of a bait-and-switch. But this isn't universal -- there are deals out there to be had if you're patient and brave enough to brave the crowds at the malls, or if you're fast enough to snatch up an online deal.
    12-01-2019 01:32 AM
  4. dangerousfen's Avatar
    I've.now stopped reading the front page, it's doing my head in.

    I'll wait till all this nonsense is over.
    12-02-2019 07:04 AM
  5. me just saying's Avatar
    I've.now stopped reading the front page, it's doing my head in.

    I'll wait till all this nonsense is over.
    only a day or so to go just about every tech site has this issue. good time for them to have affiliation links so they can pay for their service.
    12-02-2019 12:57 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    I've.now stopped reading the front page, it's doing my head in.

    I'll wait till all this nonsense is over.
    In the AC app it does have option to pay to not see ads, I'm not sure in chrome they do .Front page &  Black Friday-screenshot_20191202-131329.jpeg
    12-02-2019 01:15 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar

    As much as I love you Americans, why on earth did you have to lumber the rest of the world with this totally stupid idea.
    Well I mean this is a US site so having US stuff makes sense.
    12-02-2019 02:12 PM
  8. dangerousfen's Avatar
    No it's not. It may be run or controlled in the States but it's aimed at worldwide coverage.
    Well I mean this is a US site so having US stuff makes sense.
    12-02-2019 03:21 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    No it's not. It may be run or controlled in the States but it's aimed at worldwide coverage.
    Even so it's home base is US so.... Yep. That would be like me complaining a UK news source has UK news.
    12-02-2019 03:40 PM
  10. dangerousfen's Avatar
    Even so it's home base is US so.... Yep. That would be like me complaining a UK news source has UK news.
    Oh, come on. We're not talking news here are we!!!!!!!!!
    12-02-2019 03:44 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    Oh, come on. We're not talking news here are we!!!!!!!!!
    Ok UK deals on a UK site lol. It has to do with the region so I get it.

    So you're saying sites shouldn't advertise holidays in the US if they have any other audience? Yeah that makes a lot of sense.
    12-02-2019 03:45 PM
  12. dangerousfen's Avatar
    Ok UK deals on a UK site lol. It has to do with the region so I get it.

    So you're saying sites shouldn't advertise holidays in the US if they have any other audience? Yeah that makes a lot of sense.
    Let's get back to the real issue here. Yes, I understand that the site needs ads to survive and we all tolerate a fair number of ads all year round.

    My beef is that there is nothing else but ads during this crazy period that America created called Back Friday.

    It would be very refreshing and interesting to read the usual topics as well.

    Let's hope we cam soon get back to normal.
    12-02-2019 04:04 PM
  13. me just saying's Avatar
    Let's get back to the real issue here. Yes, I understand that the site needs ads to survive and we all tolerate a fair number of ads all year round.

    My beef is that there is nothing else but ads during this crazy period that America created called Back Friday.

    It would be very refreshing and interesting to read the usual topics as well.

    Let's hope we cam soon get back to normal.
    you may consider them ads because you are not interested in the products and devices but some other may find them handy and use them to make informed decisions. I am willing to bet if one of them was about a device you were thinking about buying this holiday season, you would click on it.
    12-02-2019 05:24 PM
  14. dangerousfen's Avatar
    you may consider them ads because you are not interested in the products and devices but some other may find them handy and use them to make informed decisions. I am willing to bet if one of them was about a device you were thinking about buying this holiday season, you would click on it.
    Look, I've made my feelings on this topic quite clear.

    We shall now have to agree to disagree.

    Out.
    12-02-2019 05:35 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that hardly any news on any site in the month of December is about anything besides shopping.
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    12-02-2019 10:30 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Future PLC is a UK based company with headquarters in Bath.
    https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/03757874
    12-02-2019 10:52 PM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    Closing. Let's use the one in the site feedback we've all posted in.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-02-2019 11:33 PM

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