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Graham
28-09-2008, 02:18 PM
<img src="/images/dstv.jpg" border="0" alt="Discount Shop TV" title="Discount Shop TV" hspace="3" vspace="3" align="right" />Mike Saint is to start his very own Shopping TV channel Called Discount Shop TV. <br /><br />Speaking with ShoppingTelly.com, Mike said: &quot;Although we will be just running a test at first for a month on 659 between 11 am and 12 midday through October starting on 29th Sept the long term intention is to own our epg and be the first live 24hr shopping channel in the UK. I know i'm mad but it can be done!........eventually. The idea is to build it slowly and add hours as sales grow. This way it will have a much better chance of success.<br /><br />A lot of time and effort has gone into the project and everone involved is determined for it to be a great concept with lots of new ideas. <br /><br />We have a superb studio in Lincolnshire which is brand new and cost over 100K to set up although it still needs a little more work that will happen in the near future. We are working with a company called cricketword.com on this. Our call center is based in Essex and is totally UK run with up to 70 seats our partner in this is a company called Pressplay ltd (pressplayshopping.tv) who have many years experience in mail order fulfillment. On the product side suffice to say I know where 90% of TV products come from. I can get most of them at better prices or at least get a better substitute. A great example is we are doing the JML pen set at the same price as them but on a 'Buy one get one free' deal with free gift as well even better than Asda! To be honest I don't think anyone will be able to compete with us on price but that's all for the future we have got the get the thing off the ground first.<br /><br />The theme of the channel will be on entertainment and fun something I have always said is missing from shopping TV in the UK we are looking for great great products at great prices with genuine discounts in all sorts of different catogories from DIY to Household to Fashion to Gems but we want it to be a great channel to watch as well a channel that is different from the rest.<br /><br />What we would like is feedback from your shoppingtelly.com viewers we want to know what they want (getting me off screen is not an option) what they think of the concept and how it can be improved. I want this to be something that everone can get involved with in the hope we can all make it into a great success. I will be happy to reply to any comments good or bad I really do want this to work<br /><br />The show we are putting out from 29th is not the quality we want we know even now a lot of improvement is needed which will be done but it is a start and hopefully the start of something big!<br /><br />Check out Discount Shop TV, daily 11am - 12 Midday on Sky Channel 659.

SUPERCOOLWILLOW
28-09-2008, 02:22 PM
Mike this sounds exciting and i wish you all the best for this channel

pa1916
28-09-2008, 02:52 PM
Sorry but there have been quite a number of shopping channels gone to the wall of late so it's not good for this channel.

hibbychubbs
28-09-2008, 10:43 PM
good luck hope you don't need to go down the jewellery road to make money, as every channel apart from ideal world (c&c overkill) is doing.

sunshine
29-09-2008, 07:26 AM
Good luck Mike. You going to need it but I am sure if you have good products at good prices it will go ok.Good customer service is a good requirement. No doubt ST forum members will tell you soon enough when things go wrong.Its good that you want the feedback you will get plenty here.

Jan
29-09-2008, 10:07 AM
Would love to see Bamix somewhere other than IW.

Good luck in your venture.

Mattio
29-09-2008, 10:59 AM
Is there any way I can get in touch with Mike?...

Snoopy
29-09-2008, 11:22 AM
You could try this

enquires@mikesaintonline.co.uk

Graham
29-09-2008, 11:23 AM
Is there any way I can get in touch with Mike?...

Mike will be reading and responding to all posts made here.

Snoopy
29-09-2008, 11:36 AM
Mike will be reading and responding to all posts made here.

:rolleyes:

Right here we go then .... :D good luck Mike hope it goes well for you and remember only one pair of specs at one time :)

BusyLizzie
29-09-2008, 11:40 AM
Best of Luck Mike......you're so enthusiastic about everything, think you could sell sand to the Arabs!! :54:

Liam
29-09-2008, 12:45 PM
David Ades has proved time and time again that "Discount Shopping Channels" don't really work. Go for quality products at affordable prices (ala QVC & IW)

I'm afraid, while Mike has the best intentions, we're looking at Price Crash 2.0 with 100% less David Ades.

Mike Saint
29-09-2008, 09:52 PM
Sorry but there have been quite a number of shopping channels gone to the wall of late so it's not good for this channel.

I know what you are saying and I know a lot have failed.

In my opinion they have all made the same mistake which is set up an inforstructure that the sales cannot support hence it's only a matter of time before they fail.
DSTV however is different it is based on sales and profit. To achieve this we will have great products at great prices a good customer service then build the company around it. You can only spend what you have got otherwise you end up skint like many before.

Mike Saint
29-09-2008, 09:53 PM
Mike this sounds exciting and i wish you all the best for this channel
Thankyou I can assure you it will be different!

Mike Saint
29-09-2008, 09:54 PM
good luck hope you don't need to go down the jewellery road to make money, as every channel apart from ideal world (c&c overkill) is doing.

Don't worry I will let all the others make that mistake!

Mike Saint
29-09-2008, 09:55 PM
Good luck Mike. You going to need it but I am sure if you have good products at good prices it will go ok.Good customer service is a good requirement. No doubt ST forum members will tell you soon enough when things go wrong.Its good that you want the feedback you will get plenty here.
That is what I want good or bad let me know what you want!

Mike Saint
29-09-2008, 09:57 PM
:rolleyes:

Right here we go then .... :D good luck Mike hope it goes well for you and remember only one pair of specs at one time :)
OMG I did it 3 times!

Mike Saint
29-09-2008, 10:00 PM
Best of Luck Mike......you're so enthusiastic about everything, think you could sell sand to the Arabs!! :54:
I don't know about that but I remember selling a bag of stones on QVC that took smells from your home....natural volcanic rock I think!

Mike Saint
29-09-2008, 10:02 PM
David Ades has proved time and time again that "Discount Shopping Channels" don't really work. Go for quality products at affordable prices (ala QVC & IW)

I'm afraid, while Mike has the best intentions, we're looking at Price Crash 2.0 with 100% less David Ades.

I can assure this will never be pricecrash 2 and mr Ades will have nothing to do with it whatsoever!

Mike Saint
29-09-2008, 10:12 PM
Mike this sounds exciting and i wish you all the best for this channel

Thankyou I can assure it will be different

Moth
30-09-2008, 10:24 AM
Good luck Mike! Looking forward to something new and exciting :) I'm sure it's going to be fun to watch too. Just don't start selling craft :54:

Best wishes :1:

ALWAYSSKINT
30-09-2008, 03:56 PM
Good luck Mike

Hope to see products that work and no gimmicks all we want is honest sales from you and something a little different to sell. There is far too many in-commercials repeating the same product at stupid prices try not to go down that route.

Mommabear
30-09-2008, 05:00 PM
Good luck Mike! Looking forward to something new and exciting :) I'm sure it's going to be fun to watch too. Just don't start selling craft :54:

Best wishes :1:

Or Window Wizards :54:

Graham
30-09-2008, 05:41 PM
A DVD Recorder for 28 is available, great price.

Mike Saint
01-10-2008, 12:53 AM
Good luck Mike! Looking forward to something new and exciting :) I'm sure it's going to be fun to watch too. Just don't start selling craft :54:

Best wishes :1:

I think craft will be bottom of the list

Mike Saint
01-10-2008, 12:58 AM
Good luck Mike

Hope to see products that work and no gimmicks all we want is honest sales from you and something a little different to sell. There is far too many in-commercials repeating the same product at stupid prices try not to go down that route.

We will only offer products we feel customers will be happy to receive and the only thing I intend to do with informercials is undercut them on price!

Mike Saint
01-10-2008, 01:00 AM
Or Window Wizards :54:
Believe it or not I have a Window Magic from Ideal and I like it.

Mike Saint
01-10-2008, 01:04 AM
A DVD Recorder for 28 is available, great price.

We only have very limited stocks and it really is a very good deal in fact I saw a very similar one in Asda at 54 without a 'Trace your ancestors' DVD.. so get in fast while stocks last we can't get anymore!

Mommabear
01-10-2008, 12:26 PM
Believe it or not I have a Window Magic from Ideal and I like it.

.......:33:

Mike Saint
02-10-2008, 12:34 AM
.......:33:

I do honest!
Let me give a tip to anyone who has one before you use it for the first time you MUST soak the blades in boiling water and use PLENTY of washing up liquid get it really foaming and it will work perfect! I have some upstairs windows I cannot get to from the outside and it's perfect.

Mrs James
02-10-2008, 07:10 AM
she's probably using them the wrong way round or something :zipit:

dollydimple
04-10-2008, 07:54 AM
do you have a website Mike? I dont have sky tv, only freeview, so cant access your shop on the telly.

Mike Saint
05-10-2008, 01:42 AM
do you have a website Mike? I dont have sky tv, only freeview, so cant access your shop on the telly.
We do not have a site where you can watch at the moment when we do I will let you know!

deanos
21-10-2008, 05:19 PM
Where abouts in Lincs are you based ?

Oh good luck !

Mike Saint
22-10-2008, 04:45 PM
Where abouts in Lincs are you based ?

Oh good luck !

The studio is in Grantham Our call centre is in Devon

deanos
22-10-2008, 06:00 PM
Thats cool you are about 12 miles away im in Sleaford :)

Down_2_The_Last_10%
13-11-2008, 03:14 PM
I'm sure Mike's delighted about that, deano! Most probably he could deliver the items directly to your door, when he's on his way home?

So Mike, these stones you sold on QVC - you know the ones that apparently neutralise the smell of cat pee, my sister's cooking, my dad's bo and the smell of garbage from sales people's mouths - was it all gash? http://www.shoppingtelly.com/forum/images/smilies/yahoo/32.gif

Surely you're not telling me that these volcanic stones were from Blackpool beach are you, because anything from that beach would have no chance of neutralising any smell, most notably they'd need to be neutralised before removing them from Blackpool!

I remember you selling them at the time and thinking 'what's this guy on?' http://www.shoppingtelly.com/forum/images/smilies/yahoo/20.gif

Best of luck with the new venture and in a few years you could be as rich as Mr.Segal!

mr jones
09-12-2008, 01:29 PM
Loved the Belgian guy and his bucking bronco toning machine. He looked so daft on it and Mike looked even dafter! Not a great advert as the Demonstrator looked kinda flabby so I guess he doesn't sit on the wobbly doodah too much. Thanks for the giggles though.

Mommabear
10-02-2009, 02:54 PM
The studio is in Grantham Our call centre is in Devon

Where is it now? :confused: and where are you? :confused:

warlord
16-08-2015, 07:49 PM
is this the same david ades that is here: www.diydavehandyman.co.uk