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Wirral70
21-12-2012, 10:22 AM
The ever honest Andy Hodgson has just done a trailer for the pampering day he is selling in his show from 1130.

As we all know the presenters make much of the fact it comes with free P+P. Guess what? He has just confirmed that they merely EMAIL the details needed to attend!

I suspected as much, they never give in do they. Many thanks again though Andy, you are a true beacon of light in a very, very dark place.

Wirral70
21-12-2012, 11:09 AM
Giving Bid the benefit of the doubt I now wonder if the previous ones were indeed posted? The on screen banner and website does now say email only, I know the on screen banner didn't previously say this but I don't know what the website said.

In fact Andy said if you don't have email you need to ask someone if it can be sent to their address.

newtobid
21-12-2012, 11:48 AM
yes

they were previously posted but have been emailed today and yesterday (if requested)

for what it is i actually think that is a more than fair offer

Wirral70
21-12-2012, 12:12 PM
yes

they were previously posted but have been emailed today and yesterday (if requested)

for what it is i actually think that is a more than fair offer

It dosen't seem a bad offer, hopefully people will give some feedback.

Greg
21-12-2012, 12:21 PM
There are points to be raised when signing up for these "Pampering Day" "Makeovers".

1) These offers are often given away by some makeover companies for nothing under the guise of winning a competition "second prize" in a marketing strategy. So the fact Bid are making you pay 20 isn't actually that much of a deal when you can get something like this for 'free'.

2) A new hairstyle? Make-up professionally applied? Professional photographer? Sounds awesome at twenty quid for two, doesn't it? As with anything, (and particularly where Bid TV network is involved!) this really isn't a free lunch. Yes, you go away with a free print from your photo shoot but where the catch is (and it is a big one), is that the makeover organisers will do the big pressure selling into making you buy the full image set. From some of the various reviews of these sort of companies on the net, they charge as much as 60-70 per extra image. I saw people saying they were paying upwards of 400-500 for a set. Some were willing to pay as much as 1200 for the images, in a finance deal 100 a month for a year.

Be very wary! You will be pressurised on the day when you view your prints. Bid TV say nothing about this pressure selling tactic process in the presentations. I can imagine quite a few people walking away from the "Pampering Day" spending far more than they expected.

radio_dayz
21-12-2012, 12:56 PM
Well pointed out Greg. Anything that looks too good to be true, usually is! These makeover people don't like you walking away without spending a lot of cash! Sp be aware!

Wirral70
21-12-2012, 12:57 PM
There are points to be raised when signing up for these "Pampering Day" "Makeovers".

1) These offers are often given away by some makeover companies for nothing under the guise of winning a competition "second prize" in a marketing strategy. So the fact Bid are making you pay 20 isn't actually that much of a deal when you can get something like this for 'free'.

2) A new hairstyle? Make-up professionally applied? Professional photographer? Sounds awesome at twenty quid for two, doesn't it? As with anything, (and particularly where Bid TV network is involved!) this really isn't a free lunch. Yes, you go away with a free print from your photo shoot but where the catch is (and it is a big one), is that the makeover organisers will do the big pressure selling into making you buy the full image set. From some of the various reviews of these sort of companies on the net, they charge as much as 60-70 per extra image. I saw people saying they were paying upwards of 400-500 for a set. Some were willing to pay as much as 1200 for the images, in a finance deal 100 a month for a year.

Be very wary! You will be pressurised on the day when you view your prints. Bid TV say nothing about this pressure selling tactic process in the presentations. I can imagine quite a few people walking away from the "Pampering Day" spending far more than they expected.


Oh dear, that sounds awful.

I couldn't possibly imagine Bid Shopping being party to something like that.

Then again I still believe in Santa Claus :doh:

Mommabear
21-12-2012, 01:48 PM
I can imagine things turn very frosty when you say no thanks you are very happy with just the one FREE 8x4 print ta :wave:

newtobid
21-12-2012, 01:55 PM
of course there is that to bear in mind

tbf to Caroline Lindsay (first time i have said that) she has said numerous times if you do not want extra prints then do not take any extra money

the company involved are going to get about 8,000 people visit them who would not have before and are probably working on about 15-20% paying for prints

which is fair enough really

Paul_s
21-12-2012, 02:00 PM
News on the grapevine is that KatBaker is going with Mike Mason. New lady/goddess mk2.

Mommabear
21-12-2012, 02:01 PM
I'm sick of seeing it now, it's all over the place

aqua
21-12-2012, 02:03 PM
I have noticed that when Caroline Lindsay sold this service she said 'the day starts with a champagne reception' however the pre-recorded voiceover ad they run describes it as 'a glass of fizz'.
You can bet your life there is no champagne,just cheap sparkling wine and just one glass per person (unless of course you wish to purchase more).

Mommabear
21-12-2012, 02:04 PM
I have noticed that when Caroline Lindsay sold this service she said 'the day starts with a champagne reception' however the pre-recorded voiceover ad they run describes it as 'a glass of fizz'.
You can bet your life there is no champagne,just cheap sparkling wine and just one glass per person (unless of course you wish to purchase more).

Andy said you can just have coffee if you like :giggle:

Bexi
21-12-2012, 02:44 PM
It's Bucks Fizz, so I guess Cheryl Baker will be there :drunk:

Blue star
21-12-2012, 03:01 PM
thought he was with moet & muffins must have flicked her for katbaker dont forget kat tapes his hours "must be love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Atticus
21-12-2012, 04:18 PM
To be fair to Andy, they have before posted them with free P&P - they are emailing them now to avoid Xmas delays etc so no problems there.

I do think you have to be realistic about what you're going to get for 20. Considering how many of these they've sold and how cheap they are, I would imagine there will be long waits to get a slot and when you do it'll will be a bit like a cattle market. It's obvious that they will do the hard sell and try to sell your more prints at a very expensive price - but tbf, the offer for 20 still probably isn't bad - it's just about expectation!

I saw Peter Simon selling them earlier this week and he was saying "You'll get all the massages, all the manicures, all the dresses, all the products" - he's out of control.

newtobid
21-12-2012, 04:24 PM
well put josh

what i was trying to say!

petpixie
21-12-2012, 05:04 PM
I saw Peter Simon selling them earlier this week and he was saying "You'll get all the massages, all the manicures, all the dresses, all the products" - he's out of control.

He'll be promising liposuction and a facelift next.

MajorDalby
21-12-2012, 07:48 PM
is it just me, or does that blonde in the trailer look like she's been having a fumble in the stationary cupboard with her boss? the bit where she staggers through a door. lol

summergirl
21-12-2012, 08:31 PM
My friend won a day's pampering a few years ago (and by that I mean about 15 years ago). It was in a large photo studio in Edinburgh, like Andy said, the day starts with a glass of fizz (cheap plonk). It's a long day by the time you get your hair done, make up and photographer goes through what clothes you've brought with you and what would look good in the photos. He/she takes loads of pictures which are then shown later on a projector screen for you to ooohhh and aaaahhhh at them.

THEN comes the big sell and the price for the pictures are extortionate! My friend won a free photo but they did the big sell for her to buy an album (which she did and it was around the 300 back then!) Guess where that album is now? Up in my friend's loft cause she hates the pictures and would never in a million years have them up on her walls etc.

Enigma
21-12-2012, 08:36 PM
The pics and styling look awful: why pay 20 to be made to look like an extra from Secret Diary of a Call Girl?

Just the present for Mum!

Bexi
22-12-2012, 07:04 PM
I agree, the pics do look awful and tacky. My idea of hell would be one of these pamper days :puke: