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Question Why is Scan banned?

Just went to search by vendor and see Scan is banned and wondered why? I like to read about their deals because they are local to me and the place I'd be buying my PC stuff from.

Posted 3 years, 3 weeks ago by
Meathotukdeals

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shazar
Oct 04, 2011
Really yeah what gives? Did they not pay there bribe money or something?
Meathotukdeals
Oct 04, 2011
ps I'd also like to know how long they will likely be banned - I know nothing about his aspect of HotUKDeals.
HeroDeveloper
Oct 04, 2011
From what I can tell, it looks like they had a lot of negative feedback from HUKD users.

EDIT: Redacted! See JB's statement below. :)

Edited By: HeroDeveloper on Oct 04, 2011 16:04: Redacted
shazar
Oct 04, 2011
Regarding what? No filing orders ? Returns ? because The Hut and Zavvi get a lot of negative feedback as well. How much do you need to get banned?
Lazycouple
Oct 04, 2011
That's a bit unfair to ban Scan tbh, the only negative thing is to hike the P&P charges
shazar
Oct 04, 2011
Lazycouple
That's a bit unfair to ban Scan tbh, the only negative thing is to hike the P&P charges


Hey if they want to make there site less competitive against the other deal sites then i guess its there call.
Nailez
Oct 04, 2011
shazar
Regarding what? No filing orders ? Returns ? because The Hut and Zavvi get a lot of negative feedback as well. How much do you need to get banned?


Wasnt there a massive thread about The Hut Group etc ?
Meathotukdeals
Oct 04, 2011
HeroDeveloper
From what I can tell, it looks like they had a lot of negative feedback from HUKD users.


Huh well I can't argue with that looking at the HotUKReviews but as a regular on their threads (even if not posting) their offers were very popular on here. Pity.
ants97
Oct 04, 2011
HeroDeveloper
From what I can tell, it looks like they had a lot of negative feedback from HUKD users.


and yet the hut/zavvi remain.

It'll be more to do with them not paying as much as the hut for the click throughs.
juliet_bravo
Oct 04, 2011
They're suspended currently while we look into complaints from members that Scan were specifically requesting their facebook followers and forum members to post on our forum. We received numerous emails from community members expressing their concerns that Scan may be pushing or incentivising promotion.

Few examples from Facebook in September:


Report: "Scan are constantly begging people to add deals to HUKD"
http://www.facebook.com/#!/ScanComputersInternational
Scan Computers International "Can someone bung this on Hotdealsuk for us (Please)"
Monday at 11:57
http://www.****/search.aspx?q=33750

Report : self-promotion
http://www.facebook.com/ScanComputersInternational/posts/284433781569962?notif_t=share_reply
Scan Computers International "Someone needs to hotukdeals this!"
59 minutes ago

More comments here:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/targus-leather-ipad-ipad-2-case-scan-8-15-p-p-1020610/#post12304315



Edited By: juliet_bravo on Oct 04, 2011 15:59
33342
Oct 04, 2011
Whats to look into? They were doing it, proof is there.
juliet_bravo
Oct 04, 2011
Hiya colin, this decision only happened in the last few hours, and of course there's proof of the main issue- I put the ban in place temporarily so I could have a look through their posts and get an idea of the extent of what's been going on (other issues such as direct sp, comment sp etc) before making a final decision. (ie temporary suspension or full ban..)
Meathotukdeals
Oct 04, 2011
Ta for the info. Any chance you could update here with the decision?
guv
Oct 04, 2011
What a load of codswallop.

HUKD has it's logo and links on numerous sites requesting shoppers to flood this site with it's merchandise.
dcx_badass
Oct 04, 2011
I presumed you knew about it, they did it nearly every single time they posted a deal on facebook last month. First comment was begging someone to post it on here.

"Scan Computers International Can someone please hotukdeals.com these for us!"
"Can someone bung this on Hotdealsuk for us (Please)"

Well can only find it twice but know for a fact they did it a fair few times more than that.

Edited By: dcx_badass on Oct 04, 2011 22:38: .
juliet_bravo
Oct 05, 2011
Guv, a decent product will always be shared and go viral at it's own pace, either by the consumer using social media (like share buttons) or by posting it on a site like this/MSE/AV etc.

Natural viral activity does not involve the merchant requesting people post on it's behalf; it's akin to self promotion. Realblender hit the nail on the head in his comment here

Scan will be remaining suspended for the foreseeable future.
guv
Oct 05, 2011
juliet_bravo
Guv, a decent product will always be shared and go viral at it's own pace, either by the consumer using social media (like share buttons) or by posting it on a site like this/MSE/AV etc.

Natural viral activity does not involve the merchant requesting people post on it's behalf; it's akin to self promotion. Realblender hit the nail on the head in his comment here

Scan will be remaining suspended for the foreseeable future.


We'll agree to disagree. All the time you have sites with your logo and a link shouting "promote me, promote me", I really can't see the difference. They have both asked for the same thing. Maybe if Scan had these links, they wouldn't feel inferior to your preferred client base?
jayjayuk1234
Oct 05, 2011
another contradiction to the site rules? woot! never!
realblender
Oct 05, 2011
I expect there is much worse and more devious behaviour from scan that has led to this decision. Hotukdeals has only made public what they have have good evidence for.
ants97
Oct 05, 2011
juliet_bravo
Guv, a decent product will always be shared and go viral at it's own pace, either by the consumer using social media (like share buttons) or by posting it on a site like this/MSE/AV etc.

Natural viral activity does not involve the merchant requesting people post on it's behalf; it's akin to self promotion. Realblender hit the nail on the head in his comment here

Scan will be remaining suspended for the foreseeable future.


they will 100% be back when they decide to cough up enough cash to be allowed to "self promote". They may even get a little icon to put on their website making it even easier for the community to promote their deals depending on how much cash they stump up.
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