From: Roger on
B&Q are currently running a customer service survey and they offer the
chance to win �1000.
All you do is type in the number on the receipt. Unfortunately the company
hosting the competition
in America called Emphatica (which doesn't fall under the UK Data Protection
Act) is hosting it
on a broken server. Attempts to contact the company have been ignored by
customers.

So if you have got something for a bargain price and wanted to enter the
competition - it doesn't
really exist! B&Q have done this as a marketting ploy to get people in the
stores. They can say
it was a computer fault and it is outside their control ! That's the best
con I have seen for a while.



From: Adrian C on
Roger wrote:
> B&Q are currently running a customer service survey

You on the other hand have a low IQ.

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Adrian C
From: DubDriver on
"Roger" <roger20nospam(a)ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:hebll9$g1q$1(a)news.albasani.net...
> B&Q are currently running a customer service survey and they offer the
> chance to win �1000.
> All you do is type in the number on the receipt. Unfortunately the
> company hosting the competition
> in America

Last time I looked Ontario was in Canada

> called Emphatica (which doesn't fall under the UK Data Protection Act) is
> hosting it

Who also have offices in Birmingham
http://www.itbinternet.com/pr/29025
"Empathica is a privately held organisation headquartered in Toronto,
Ontario, Canada with European operations managed out of its Birmingham,
England office."

> on a broken server. Attempts to contact the company have been ignored by
> customers.
>
> So if you have got something for a bargain price and wanted to enter the
> competition - it doesn't
> really exist!

Then it's strange that even Boots have used Empathica
http://www.itbinternet.com/pr/26135
and Asda
http://www.retailtechnologyreview.com/absolutenm/templates/retail_epos.aspx?articleid=785&zoneid=4

> B&Q have done this as a marketting ploy to get people in the stores. They
> can say
> it was a computer fault and it is outside their control !

Your proof of that is?

> That's the best con I have seen for a while.

No ... you are.