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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Mickel, Jun 27, 2011.

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  1. Mickel

    Mickel Guest

    For anyone who likes deal extreme, here's a similar site. They seem to
    match deal extreme's prices to the cent and have many of the same
    products. Anyone have any others similar?

    lightake.com
     
  2. Dealextreme spammed the **** out of me (never heard of them before, and
    never bought from them before), and then expect me to come running to
    buy their crap, when I could get same/similar crap locally for less.

    And you expect your spammed suggestion is going to be any better?

    Yeah, watch how fast I go.
     
  3. Mickel

    Mickel Guest

    There's always one idiot.
     
  4. Spamming is a modern-day version of door knocking. Those type of
    sellers have ONE particular deal in mind, and it's THEIR deal. I've
    very rarely had them to be negotiable.

    So if you knock on my door, don't expect me to buy your gear, internet
    plan, phone plan, religion, aluminium siding, vacuum cleaner or whatever
    shit-in-a-box you happen to be selling today.

    Because odds are, I either *already* have something cheaper, or can get
    it cheaper if I were actually interested in whatever you're selling.

    I'm probably on the right track, because I've had friends that say
    "talk to my mate at so-and-so, he can give you a better deal below
    whatever normal deal prices are at". And I *STILL* manage to find it
    cheaper, even if it's shipped across the country.

    "Idiot" has a rather wide definition, and sending people out on the
    hope they're going to sell over-priced crap to me is probably one of those.
    Email is worse in my books, because not only is it a figurative way of
    door-knocking, it's ultimately lazy.

    So there.
     
  5. F Murtz

    F Murtz Guest


    Strange, dealextreme is one of the least spamming people I deal with.
    I never get emails except when buying.May be you ticked some box or
    other inviting it ?
     
  6. Mickel

    Mickel Guest

    Great point but what relevance does that have to my post. I was NOT
    spamming, this is more like word of mouth. Surely I have to have some
    sort of vested interest to actually be spamming. I've been frequenting
    this newsgroup on and off for 10 years and have rarely or never posted
    links like this before. I thought it was relevant considering someone
    just mentioned deal extreme. Lightake are a very similar company but
    might have something different that someone is after.
    I don't give a shit what you do.
    If you can why don't you make yourself useful and post information about
    where we can get such deals cheaper instead of moaning about how
    expensive these web sites are. ie put up or shut up pal.
    Do you want a medal?
    I've got links to plenty of good stuff from here and thought it would be
    worth contributing. You seem to be one of those people who like to crack
    the sads just because it makes you feel superior. If you don't like the link
     
  7. Call it what you want Fred, it's still spamming.
    This is an electronics based group, not whitegoods. (even if your
    whitegoods contain electronics).
    This is an Australian based group, not China. (even if we can deal
    directly with China).

    You were saying nothing other than it's yet another site that sells crap.
    Surely. And don't call me Shirley.
    It wasn't a reply to someone mentioning Dealsdirect. It was an
    unsolicited (no-one had asked for it) statement that if you like one,
    you'll probably like the other.
    Probably a good thing.
    I do. In context. I don't shout it from the rooftops, however.
    I have lots thanks, did you want one?
    Naw. I just felt like jeering you up a bit. I could have killfiled
    you last week.
     
  8. Mickel

    Mickel Guest

    Interesting that you didn't reply to my point about me not having a
    vested interest. That means you basically agree with that point (even if
    you don't admit it to yourself). Hence you agree it was not spam.
    Naturally I wouldn't expect someone like yourself to admit to that.
    Both completely irrelevant points.
    It was in response to the previous thread that did mention dealextreme.
    I thought it was a new topic asking if anyone had any similar sites so
    posted it as a new thread. Get over it john and go cry somewhere else.
    All you are doing is being obstructive. My thread asked if anyone had
    similar links, this could be useful information to many people as I'm
    sure many people use dealextreme. You are just putting people off from
    posting replies while posting nothing yourself. All the while claiming
    you have some great knowledge about cheaper deals. If you have them then
    post them, otherwise stop being a git.
     
  9. **Agreed. I hardly ever hear from them.
     
  10. terryc

    terryc Guest

    Irrelevant, but then they all say that(no interest).
     
  11. I didn't say anything because I don't know (if he has a vested interest).
    The fact I said nothing about it doesn't change anything else.
     
  12. Mickel

    Mickel Guest

    Actually spammers will send something to multiple newsgroups and say
    nothing. They don't hang around to discuss it afterward and they don't
    participate in the group. The definition of spam from wiki is sending
    out bulk messages of some form. Quite simply my message was not spam.
    John just likes to get his nickers in a knot for the hell of it.
     
  13. terryc

    terryc Guest

    Lol, easy to see you have little experience with spammers. Quite often
    they do hang round looking for a response. See it so often over the decades.
     
  14. Mickel

    Mickel Guest

    I wish that was true.

    Quite often
    What, like 3 times in 10 years. You know it might actually be possible
    that I am telling the truth you know. I must say these sort of
    conversations are why I frequent newsgroups a lot less these days. I was
    posting a simple link, either respond with something useful or ignore
    it, it's not complicated.
     
  15. terryc

    terryc Guest

    Lol and they also desperately try to keep up the facade. I take it you
    are not selling much. In any case peeps mike look at the site, but
    unless there are some good deals there, it will stay dead. Have fun.
     
  16. Mickel

    Mickel Guest

    You are the only one becoming desperate here.
    I'm not selling anything. Can you get that through you thick skull?
    This is why I don't frequent newsgroups much anymore. There's always
    some dickhead who wants to take offense to the simplest of things. Can
    you imagine if you were at a bbq and someone mentioned a new website
    they've found that had some good deals. Instead of just saying thanks
    you start whining and crying about them spamming you. Seriously, take
    your behavior out of the context of a newsgroup and have a look it.
     
  17. Mickle

    Mickle Guest

    Yes. I was hoping I might gain some useful websites similar to
    dealextreme from this thread but they appear to have scared everyone off
    who might have posted.
     
  18. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest


    try:
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    I started off building up this site as an additional interest for myself, as well as a possible revenue raiser.

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    Cheers Don...

    ==========================


    --
    Don McKenzie

    Dontronics Blog: http://www.GodzillaSeaMonkey.com
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    E-Mail Contact Page: http://www.dontronics.com/email
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    Bare Proto PCB for PIC or AVR projects?
    "I'd buy that for a Dollar!".
    http://www.dontronics-shop.com/simmstick-fifteen-years-on.html
     
  19. I've had some good purchases off alibaba (aliexpress.com).
     
  20. Mickle

    Mickle Guest

    Thanks guys. I will have a good look through these in my spare time. :)
     
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