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Old 21 February 2008, 16:09   #11
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Yes - used to be for Sky TV until recently.

I'm not sure whats wrong with charging people to advertise (or e.g. charging for adding a picture) - assuming the costs are low. Afterall anyone listing there is intending to make money out of it. This would also reduce the tendency for the "scam posts".
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Old 21 February 2008, 16:11   #12
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I used to advertise with them when Phil owned and ran it, i would have an advertising console that cost me about 25 a month, this was great and the site seem to be alot more efficient back then, it loaded everytime and not too many ads.... different story now.
Exactly my view, it has been getting slower and more expensive and is now unusable for the trader and getting that way for the buyer.

They lured me back for a three month retrial and it was the worst thing I ever did, I do not think I got a single enquiry from anyone outside of Nigeria.

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Old 21 February 2008, 17:08   #13
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I know the bloke who runs it visits this site from time to time.

What HAVE you done??? It used to be the best place ever to buy a boat from - I even bought my SIB that was advertised on there.

I know you have to cover costs etc but your site is now a mess - haven;t visisted it for while but it's gone really bad!!!
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Old 22 February 2008, 03:13   #14
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i e mailed them yesterday, let see if i get a reply, will post it if i do,
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Old 22 February 2008, 04:02   #15
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I don't know of it has anything to do with the above, but I think the number of ribs added to the site had dramatically reduced. I check the rib section most days; a year or so ago you would see a few new boats every day, now there is quite often nothing added on a daily basis.
I think its very sad as B&O used to be IMHO the best place to advertise boats; from memory I have sold every single item I have ever advertised on there. Normally, incredibly quickly. It would be a real shame if it went to pot.
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Old 23 February 2008, 16:09   #16
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LR popup is very annoying especially if you have sound on too!
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Old 27 February 2008, 07:18   #17
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Excellent.... my pop up ad has changed to think property! ....'good to see we've had a response from them too. Not.
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They have not even acknowledged the email cancelling our trade membership.
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They are getting worse now. I've now had 7 ads for my jetski disallowed with no reason given despite emailing 'Boats' on here AND their admin. Eventually I rang them and the ad was allowed...but as soon as I edited it to put a couple of small details in that I forgot, it was disallowed again...

Just glad I wasn't paying for the 'service'. If I was I'd be billing them for time wasted by now.
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i also e mailed them a few weeks ago, No Reply, another crappy company,
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