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Another Pipeline card update

Discussion in 'Motors' started by wolseley, 2 Aug 2006.

  1. wolseley

    Gangster

    Joined: 3 Dec 2003

    Posts: 441

    Location: Surrey

    At last! An update on the Pipeline card. :eek:

    Short version: Still nothing to report.

    Original Version:

     
  2. Nathan

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,653

    Location: West Midlands

    So, its ture. They are selling other products/services to the huge potenial customer base they have gathered. What an absolute pillock. Im taking my name off the mailing list.
     
  3. JRS

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 16,810

    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    Yes, because they really are forcing to to buy that stuff, and absolutely bombarding you with spam e-mails.....
     
  4. The Running Man

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,415

    Location: block 16, cell 12

    lol of course it was always a scam - as i said originally, if a petrol outlet wanted more customers, drop the price by a pence or two, why bother with an elaborate card based system designed by a 3rd party when it is simply not necessary.

    the whole concept never made sense, and tbh it was such a clear scam to get your email addrss/build a database i cant believe how many folk signed up!
     
  5. JRS

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Jun 2004

    Posts: 16,810

    Location: Burton-on-Trent

    If it was a scam to get e-mail addresses, then how come I haven't been inundated with a truckload of spam, product adverts, etc?

    It's either a particularly useless scam, or it actually isn't a scam. Either way, I lost absolutely nothing by sticking my e-mail addy in did I? :)
     
  6. The Running Man

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,415

    Location: block 16, cell 12

    not yet, although i believe you have recieved some product "deals"? What have you gained from this?
     
  7. Nathan

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,653

    Location: West Midlands

    Its blatant they are never going to get this petrol thing rolling now though. No, we dont get spam, we just get "update" emails with details of "great savings". No thanks.
     
  8. Fusion

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,584

    Location: Notts

    Yeah, I knew things had gone to pot when the last update contained details of an offer on sat nav.
     
  9. Oakesy2001uk

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,312

    So what if someone has a good idea, I hope it comes off, If they were trying to spam us then they would have done by now!!!
    They even now have a seperate other offers page that has 2 offers on it! shock horror,so now the mailing list just gets the updates. You can take yourself off it at any time, I cant see a scam!
     
  10. mattpc

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,731

    Location: Manchester

    Who cares, give the guy a break! If he pulls it off you will all be eating humble pie. These things don't happen overnight and if you are that bothered just take your name off as has already been suggested.
     
  11. The Running Man

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,415

    Location: block 16, cell 12

    why? wouldnt it make sense to build up as big and trusting database as possible before selling/spamming them? otherwise bad feedback will reduce the total headcount of the database and thus the amount he could sell it for?
     
  12. Confused

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,019

    If he wanted to spam, he could buy thousands of email addresses for pence.

    So far I've had one email stating that they're offering a sat-nav system. I ignored it. Other than that, the updates have given some information as to what is going on. As is said, you can remove yourself from the mailing list at any time. If you then continue to get things, then you have reason to complain.

    For the sake of a single email every month or two, is it really that big of a deal?
     
  13. The Running Man

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,415

    Location: block 16, cell 12

    if its not a big deal, why not just withold your email until there is a service worth signing up for and then joining?
     
  14. Confused

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,019

    Because I haven't got any crap coming through that email account (I set up individual email accounts on my server for each company/service I sign up for, so I know if they sell/give out my email address, as that address will only be given to that individual company, and no others) and i get an update to my mailbox as/when anything happens, rather than having to continually check the website or other places for any information.

    As soon as something other than those updates comes through that account, I'll be the first to get in touch with them and find out exactly what's going on.
     
  15. stoofa

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Mar 2003

    Posts: 12,133

    Location: Chatteris

    I mean...I have received just so much Spam since signing up to his site...oh wait a second, no I haven't - silly me.

    The fact he hasn't managed to roll-out a card already getting us all 10p per litre off at the pumps means two things:
    1. It is a scam to get lots of e-mail addresses and then not spamming them
    2. It was obviously never going to work anyway, even though the theory is sound and there is no reason why it can't.

    Just look at his name I mean come on - it has to be a scam.

    *This message bought to you by the "usual suspects" and posted before anybody else gets the chance.*
     
  16. Nathan

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Feb 2003

    Posts: 4,653

    Location: West Midlands

    How can he buy "thousands of emails for pence"? He now has hundreds of thousands of motorists details, it is a lot more favourable for the companies who are going to pay him to advertise to us all. I was looking forward to this too :/
     
  17. Confused

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 8,019

    This arguement comes up EVERY SINGLE TIME an email is sent out - and it's the same people who start it off.


    Do they have your email address? Have you received any emails other than the infrequent updates? Has anyone forced you to buy anything? Have you removed yourself from the listing? They have sent out a *single* email about a *single* product in the last year or so since this first came out.

    The Unsubscribe link is very obvious - I suggest you follow it if you don't want them to have your details - if you continue to receive updates after you've done that, then you can start complaining about it.
     
  18. lordrobs

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Sep 2003

    Posts: 14,998

    Location: Norwich

    Can I do a quick summary of the thread so far/ will only ever be-

    **repeat the above a few times**

    To be completely honest, if you've signed up you'll get the updates, if you haven't you don't need to know. Therefore as all these threads do is cause arguments anyway I don't really see the need/point of them.
     
  19. The Running Man

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 35,415

    Location: block 16, cell 12

    well thats not strictly true. i would like this card to happen, and would be delighted to see a news refresh on here saying that it has happened etc.

    but i dont see the economic sense to it above and beyond any kind of storecard that shell/etc already offer? why would they drop the price by 10p for these customers on a 3rd party card and not off their own loyalty cards? i am sure they would make just as big a headlines, but with credability and win custom that way? why do they need mr scammel?
     
  20. Jet

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2004

    Posts: 2,952

    Location: Newcastle

    Errr, because there wouldn't be a service unless people give their details :confused:

    I bet if it does get off the ground the sceptics will be signing up :rolleyes: