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Hillary
23-11-2012, 08:36 AM
I watch bid and pricedrop and sometimes Ideal World. I tend to watch when the adverts are on, or I'm doing the ironing. I've noticed that bid and pricedrop seem to be going downhill and the bargains we used to get are no longer. I've read your comments on here before I registered and agree with them all. I was starting to wonder if I was getting a bit cranky in my middle age.

I too dislike James Russell and find Peter Simon a bit irritating, and I'm rapidly going off Peter Sherlock who used to be my favourite. I look forward to meeting you all officially (I seem to have got to know you by reading your posts)

bidtvbs
23-11-2012, 09:55 AM
welcome to the forum

Wirral70
23-11-2012, 10:02 AM
I watch bid and pricedrop and sometimes Ideal World. I tend to watch when the adverts are on, or I'm doing the ironing. I've noticed that bid and pricedrop seem to be going downhill and the bargains we used to get are no longer. I've read your comments on here before I registered and agree with them all. I was starting to wonder if I was getting a bit cranky in my middle age.

I too dislike James Russell and find Peter Simon a bit irritating, and I'm rapidly going off Peter Sherlock who used to be my favourite. I look forward to meeting you all officially (I seem to have got to know you by reading your posts)

Welcome to the forum, please do post any examples of blatant lying and exaggeration if you can. You shouldn't have to look too hard but if you catch Peter Simon, Peter Sherlock, Caroline Lyndsay, Mike Mason, Nicola George and of course James Russell they may provide you with such material.

Welcome again.

Flying Pigs
23-11-2012, 10:54 AM
Greetings Hilary. Glad to hear you have officially joined the forum. It is great fun and informative.

deedee
23-11-2012, 11:45 AM
Hi Hillary and welcome
I'm new here too an I've been made to feel very welcome
Like you, I wondered if I was just becoming less tolerant as I mature but once I read these threads, these lovely people were saying exactly what I was thinking!
Join in and have fun xx

Wirral70
23-11-2012, 11:52 AM
Hi Hillary and welcome
I'm new here too an I've been made to feel very welcome
Like you, I wondered if I was just becoming less tolerant as I mature but once I read these threads, these lovely people were saying exactly what I was thinking!
Join in and have fun xx

Welcome to you too deedee. If you do ever feel less tolerant, or like me miserable and grumpy perhaps I might suggest you buy yourself some worry angels. They helped save Peter Simon's life when he has at death's door so they must be good.

"Worries and concerns are part of our day to day life. Let the angels help you! These small worry angels are ideal to carry in your bag or pocket to be touched by an angel when you are troubled or worried, or you just need some peace of mind. They make a perfect angel gift to a dear friend in need of some enlightenment, or someone you love".

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alice kelly
23-11-2012, 12:07 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum

deedee
23-11-2012, 08:20 PM
Welcome to you too deedee. If you do ever feel less tolerant, or like me miserable and grumpy perhaps I might suggest you buy yourself some worry angels. They helped save Peter Simon's life when he has at death's door so they must be good.

"Worries and concerns are part of our day to day life. Let the angels help you! These small worry angels are ideal to carry in your bag or pocket to be touched by an angel when you are troubled or worried, or you just need some peace of mind. They make a perfect angel gift to a dear friend in need of some enlightenment, or someone you love".

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I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and advice, it's so kind and touching that you'd recommend worry angels for me.
However, I should let you know that I totally rely on my faith fairies for my inner peace, emotional well-being, to lighten my darkness, straighten out bumpy roads I encounter through my journey of life and generally to lessen the burden of worries and woes and stresses and strains.
I carry them with me wherever I go; in my pocket, in my handbag, in the car, they are always there working hard for me and sorting out my life. One day I may need them to save my life and I just know they'll be there for me.

How did I do??? almost convincing???!!!!

Wirral70
23-11-2012, 08:29 PM
I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and advice, it's so kind and touching that you'd recommend worry angels for me.
However, I should let you know that I totally rely on my faith fairies for my inner peace, emotional well-being, to lighten my darkness, straighten out bumpy roads I encounter through my journey of life and generally to lessen the burden of worries and woes and stresses and strains.
I carry them with me wherever I go; in my pocket, in my handbag, in the car, they are always there working hard for me and sorting out my life. One day I may need them to save my life and I just know they'll be there for me.

How did I do??? almost convincing???!!!!

Very good, maybe you should consider a career at Bid Shopping.

You'd have to lay it on a bit thicker than that though I fancy :wink:

Take James Russell right now for example, the insincere bull just effortlessly flows from his every pore.

deedee
23-11-2012, 08:40 PM
Very good, maybe you should consider a career at Bid Shopping.

You'd have to lay it on a bit thicker than that though I fancy :wink:

Take James Russell right now for example, the insincere bull just effortlessly oozes from his every pore.


Right, more insincerity, ok I'll try harder!!
Thanks for the feedback!!

Greg
23-11-2012, 11:05 PM
:mysmilie_866:Welcome to the bear pit, Hilary!

Peter Sherlock
23-11-2012, 11:56 PM
Hello Hilary :)

Bexi
24-11-2012, 12:40 AM
Welcome Hillary! :wave:

Hillary
24-11-2012, 06:49 AM
Thank you all for your welcome. It's a relief to know I'm not the only one. I certainly will watch out for things to pass on the the ASA. I haven't bought anything from bid or pricedrop for ages. The last thing I bought was a 2-pack of duvet covers. When I got them unwrapped they were cheap and nasty, seams badly finished, already undoing and when I held one up the light I could see the house across the road through it! I sent them back and got a refund. I went to ASDA and bought 2 good quality covers for the price of postage on the shoddy ones.

Last Christmas caligraphy sets they were selling, were only 5 on our High St (half the price of postage let alone the 'genuine bargain price' they wanted) Perfumes half the channels price, Baylis and Harding gift sets 3 in SAVERS and Slazenger watches 5 in B&M.

Hillary
01-02-2013, 08:51 AM
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Thank you all for your welcome. It's a relief to know I'm not the only one. I certainly will watch out for things to pass on the the ASA. I haven't bought anything from bid or pricedrop for ages. The last thing I bought was a 2-pack of duvet covers. When I got them unwrapped they were cheap and nasty, seams badly finished, already undoing and when I held one up the light I could see the house across the road through it! I sent them back and got a refund. I went to ASDA and bought 2 good quality covers for the price of postage on the shoddy ones.

Last Christmas caligraphy sets they were selling, were only 5 on our High St (half the price of postage let alone the 'genuine bargain price' they wanted) Perfumes half the channels price, Baylis and Harding gift sets 3 in SAVERS and Slazenger watches 5 in B&M.

Can anyone explain why bidtvbs has clicked like and dislike for this post? I'm fairly new, is it a way of saying you find things bland or ambiguous?

merryone
01-02-2013, 09:59 AM
probably by mistake, I had supposedly put two dislikes on a couple of peoples post, I certainly didn't intentionally do it, and one was on a thread I can't remember even looking at before! I thought someone had somehow managed to hack in, but then realised I'd been using my tablet computer for a few days and it's so easy for your fingers to slip, but it seems funny that it's happening to others. I don't know how it's done but I seem to remember it happening before.

Wirral70
01-02-2013, 02:48 PM
I watch bid and pricedrop and sometimes Ideal World. I tend to watch when the adverts are on, or I'm doing the ironing. I've noticed that bid and pricedrop seem to be going downhill and the bargains we used to get are no longer. I've read your comments on here before I registered and agree with them all. I was starting to wonder if I was getting a bit cranky in my middle age.

I too dislike James Russell and find Peter Simon a bit irritating, and I'm rapidly going off Peter Sherlock who used to be my favourite. I look forward to meeting you all officially (I seem to have got to know you by reading your posts)

It's so funny looking back at old posts from subsequently liked and respected tellyshoppers who seemed not totally sure about Bid (and charmingly naive) . In fact that post isn't that old is it? (Nov 2012)

Hillary, you are a queen on here. It's so funny to read your opines about Sit Up but your opinion about them seems to have dropped, and dropped, and that's disapointing :grin:

Make sure you hang around, I honestly find your posts hilarious :grin:

Enigma
01-02-2013, 03:34 PM
Hi Hilary!

I'm fairly new myself :wave:

Hillary
01-02-2013, 03:36 PM
Thanks to you both. I am still finding my way around the forum so need all the explanations I can get. I find (Wirral) that just lately the station has got a lot worse It's probably just me, but I find some of it most uncomfortable watching. I used to really like Sophie when she was an assistant but now she is getting really loud and pushy. I used to also love Charlie, but he has disappeared again

Nora
01-02-2013, 03:39 PM
Hi Hillary!

Enigma
01-02-2013, 03:40 PM
I used to enjoy watching Bid too. The presenters and assistants seemed to be having fun.

Now it's all very cynical, with everyone out to get as much cash from the public as they can.

I'm finding that I'm changing channels a lot of the time now because it's so depressing listening to the same old scare stories again and again.

Ilovebid
01-02-2013, 04:08 PM
Ok guys and gals, I just watched an ad for 'text a psychic' - I kid you not, it said "if you want to know your future text your name and town to 6336". It was 1.50 a text and the only disclaimer was a quick shot of some very small text that said 'we may use artistic licence'. Give that this kind of crap is rampant on TV, and put in perspective against the bid channels, don't you think you are being a bit harsh on them?

Mommabear
01-02-2013, 04:13 PM
Ok guys and gals, I just watched an ad for 'text a psychic' - I kid you not, it said "if you want to know your future text your name and town to 6336". It was 1.50 a text and the only disclaimer was a quick shot of some very small text that said 'we may use artistic licence'. Give that this kind of crap is rampant on TV, and put in perspective against the bid channels, don't you think you are being a bit harsh on them?

No, 1.50 is a bargain for finding out what your future holds :wink:

Ilovebid
01-02-2013, 04:30 PM
I got another example too, there is a poster on the local bus stop for Sky, the complete package for 21.50 per month (there or there abouts) but it failed to mention, clearly and concisely that you would have to pay the, or BT line rental too. At least with Bid the costs are clearly displayed in big bold letters.

Ilovebid
01-02-2013, 04:32 PM
No, 1.50 is a bargain for finding out what your future holds :wink:

Good point, I think I might set one up and undercut them at 1.49...

Enigma
01-02-2013, 07:45 PM
I got another example too, there is a poster on the local bus stop for Sky, the complete package for 21.50 per month (there or there abouts) but it failed to mention, clearly and concisely that you would have to pay the, or BT line rental too. At least with Bid the costs are clearly displayed in big bold letters.

And who ran Sky? He turned out to be really trustworthy, didn't he?

Not sure that using any part of News International or dodgy psychics to justify Bid's behaviour is really helping your cause ILB :smirk:

Ilovebid
01-02-2013, 09:11 PM
And who ran Sky? He turned out to be really trustworthy, didn't he?

Not sure that using any part of News International or dodgy psychics to justify Bid's behaviour is really helping your cause ILB :smirk:

Overlord Murdoch has nothing to do with Sky, NewsCorp own a small stake in BSkyB which is the company that owns Sky.
All I'm saying is your uneccessarily 'picking' on Bid when a) they are really not that bad and b) there are far worse practices out there that you could be focusing on.

Price Plunge
01-02-2013, 10:15 PM
Overlord Murdoch has nothing to do with Sky,
Have you ever heard of someone called James Murdoch?


NewsCorp own a small stake in BSkyB which is the company that owns Sky.
It was a 39% economic interest and 37% voting interest (at least in 2011), which was/is still enough to have significant influence, especially when James Murdoch is in a position of power.


All I'm saying is your uneccessarily 'picking' on Bid when a) they are really not that bad and b) there are far worse practices out there that you could be focusing on.
Not that bad? It's true that they're improving but they still have a way to go, especially relating to the description of certain products. Anyway, this forum is solely for the discussion of the Sit-up/Bid Shopping channels, therefore the discussion of anything else is, well, elsewhere :wink:

Enigma
02-02-2013, 12:50 AM
Have you ever heard of someone called James Murdoch?


It was a 39% economic interest and 37% voting interest (at least in 2011), which was/is still enough to have significant influence, especially when James Murdoch is in a position of power.


Not that bad? It's true that they're improving but they still have a way to go, especially relating to the description of certain products. Anyway, this forum is solely for the discussion of the Sit-up/Bid Shopping channels, therefore the discussion of anything else is, well, elsewhere :wink:

Thanks PP. I really wasn't sure where to start with responding to ILB.

Ilovebid. No-one can be so obtuse that they can't have been aware of Newscorp's involvement in Sky. Or of James Murdoch's management of said station. Or of the Murdoch family's involvement in the shady practices that saw the closure of the News of the World.

The investigations into this are still ongoing, and the repercussions are still being felt today. For ages now you've not been able to pick up a newspaper, turn on the news or look online without seeing something about phone hacking and police corruption involving Murdoch companies.

Either you've been living on the moon for the last 2 years or so, or you're deliberately trying to wind people up. Which isn't really a very nice thing to do, is it?

Hillary
02-02-2013, 02:01 AM
Ok guys and gals, I just watched an ad for 'text a psychic' - I kid you not, it said "if you want to know your future text your name and town to 6336". It was 1.50 a text and the only disclaimer was a quick shot of some very small text that said 'we may use artistic licence'. Give that this kind of crap is rampant on TV, and put in perspective against the bid channels, don't you think you are being a bit harsh on them?


I've seen those ads too Ilovebid. They do as much good as sticking 2 chicken bones under your pillow and dancing under the light of a full moon. Have you also seen the ones to text your name and your boy/girlfriend's name and you will get a text back telling you if you are compatible?

Ilovebid
02-02-2013, 04:14 PM
I've seen those ads too Ilovebid. They do as much good as sticking 2 chicken bones under your pillow and dancing under the light of a full moon. Have you also seen the ones to text your name and your boy/girlfriend's name and you will get a text back telling you if you are compatible?

Yes I've seen those ones, in fact if you look at the premium rate text services it's one of the most complained about industries out there, it really is the Wild West and there isn't much if any regulation. Personally I'm surprised Bid haven't started giving people the option to 'text to buy' and then get a call back. This would benefit me as we don't have a landline anymore so when i ring to buy a bargain from my Orange mobile they rape me for 2.53!

Ilovebid
02-02-2013, 04:29 PM
Thanks PP. I really wasn't sure where to start with responding to ILB.

Ilovebid. No-one can be so obtuse that they can't have been aware of Newscorp's involvement in Sky. Or of James Murdoch's management of said station. Or of the Murdoch family's involvement in the shady practices that saw the closure of the News of the World.

The investigations into this are still ongoing, and the repercussions are still being felt today. For ages now you've not been able to pick up a newspaper, turn on the news or look online without seeing something about phone hacking and police corruption involving Murdoch companies.

Either you've been living on the moon for the last 2 years or so, or you're deliberately trying to wind people up. Which isn't really a very nice thing to do, is it?

Well, not to sound too pessimistic but in this country (that I love dearly) every bugger is at it. The politicians are inflating expenses, the police are selling info to the media, said media are invading people's privacy, nearly every 80's television celebrity has been questioned for a abusing children, the banks are mis selling insurance and dooming us all with their dodgy practices, corporations are making billions and not paying any tax and let's not even go near the benefits system which is getting horrendously abused.

Everybody is at it, it's a rat race this country.

My only point, if going about making it in a long winded manor is that sometimes the comparisons of Bid are a little over the top - yes they walk the line and occasionally step over it but they really are not that bad and in the grand scheme of things they're are a good company selling good products and, no matter how juggle the price structure around, the total price you pay is actually good value (although I can't comment on the jewellery as I have no idea about jewellery prices).

No I don't work for them, and no I'm certainly not trying to wind anyone up but having over the years seen very legitimate businesses conducting far worse practices I feel compelled to defect them.

And before anyone mentions the ASS, yes they have upheld complaints but those complaints where assessed using the guidelines that are designed for adverts - they are not adverts, they are live commercial presentations. I would like to see a separate body, or at least separate guidelines for these channels (that's all shopping channels, include online sales presentaions).

Enigma
02-02-2013, 06:05 PM
And you rush to defend Bid like this because they sold you an egg cooker?

That must be one HECK of an egg cooker! :smirk:

Ilovebid
02-02-2013, 07:15 PM
Defect Bid to where ILB, (planet zog)? :giggle:

Oop! :hi: in my eagerness to respond I may have misspelt Defend!

Ilovebid
02-02-2013, 07:15 PM
And you rush to defend Bid like this because they sold you an egg cooker?

That must be one HECK of an egg cooker! :smirk:

It is, it's revolutionised dippy eggs in my house!