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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 2:29 PM

I, like I assume every other member, have just received an epz email regarding a free T Shirt from Vistaprint.
I get emails from Vistaprint just about every day offering free stuff including Tshirts, a very good offer, but as we all know it is just a sprat to catch a mackerel.
Vistaprint has been the subject of discussion quite a few times and I do wonder about this offer appearing to be exclusive but in reality it's open to all; just the same as the endless stream of spam that will follow if you take up the offerSmile

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 2:32 PM

And hence why I deleted it Wink

Maybe the team needs to read the forums more Smile

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 2:42 PM

Getting shirt-T, eh? LOL!

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 2:43 PM

Oh, I thought only me get it... disappointed...Tongue

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 2:46 PM

Bear up, Cole! Smile

csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 2:47 PM

Can anyone guess who would feature in the T-shirt for Cole?

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 2:48 PM

Red rat in the snow with nuts and hard on...Wink

tj
tj ePHOTOzine Staff 111943 forum poststj vcard England
4 Mar 2009 - 2:48 PM

We weren't aware of any of the 'bad press' and would certainly not knowingly do business with disreputable companies :-(

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 2:50 PM

Seems to be an issue Tj that you sign up for one of these, forget to tick a box that says you are not interested in one feature and then get charged 9.99 per month.

Can't remember what it was called. There are a lot of happy customers that have signed up and filled in the form "correctly", but also a lot of unhappy ones.

Companies should not resort to this kind of "trick" to get continued custom in my opinion. If people want to sign up for such a rewards scheme, then they will do so if it is openly advertised, not hidden in small print.

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tj
tj ePHOTOzine Staff 111943 forum poststj vcard England
4 Mar 2009 - 2:52 PM

Thanks Cheryl - Oh dear :-(
We really didn't know - hope it's not the case.
We're calling the client to confirm now...

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User_Removed
4 Mar 2009 - 2:52 PM


Quote: Companies should not resort to this kind of "trick" to get continued custom in my opinion.

Totally agree - and Vistaprint are notorious for this.

Badger
Badger  124736 forum posts United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 2:54 PM

Last I heard of that issue was way back in 2006. Never had any issues here when I've ordered through them.

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Tricia
Tricia e2 Member 9325 forum postsTricia vcard Ireland
4 Mar 2009 - 2:59 PM

I think it's a case of (as with everything you do online) read everything carefully, be careful where you place your ticks, and remember to cancel where appropriate!

Last Modified By Tricia at 4 Mar 2009 - 2:59 PM
t_downes
t_downes e2 Member 6260 forum postst_downes vcard United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 - 3:02 PM

Is the t-shirt free but you pay for the design then the delivery.

conrad
conrad  1010874 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2009 - 3:05 PM

Never had any problems with them - as long as you're careful in what you tick or un-tick, you get exactly what you want. It is true that they are the most enthusiastic senders of e-mails I have ever come across, but when I don't open them, after a while the new ones automatically go to my spambox, so it really isn't a problem.

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