General Discussion: Grumpy Young Men


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swiftus
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467 posts since 1/7/09

28 Mar 2018 11:10
illwill wrote: Within an hour of listing an item on eBay on a 7-day auction I'm receiving bids that are 2/3rds of the starting price.

Are people fucking retarded? Why would I consider a low ball offer at the beginning of the auction?

Pretty standard for eBay, people don't give a shit when you listed. Opportunism at its finest.
MrW
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2309 posts since 1/8/11

23 May 2018 19:48
GDPR email overload Evil
C-Stylez
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4776 posts since 4/7/12

23 May 2018 19:51
yep
YLAup
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4694 posts since 5/9/11

23 May 2018 23:03
I got a message from Kestin Hare giving me the option to opt out of their Comms. I thought the whole point was that you're only allowed to opt in. Otherwise if you miss that email, then your still subscribed, not necessarily having provided your consent, which seems to defeat the object.
cutandpaste
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566 posts since 11/6/10

24 May 2018 06:29
Different interpretations of ‘legitimate interest’ are being used.

Some businesses are taking the view that if you signed up to emails directly on their site there is no need to ask you to opt in again. - which does sound fair enough to me
themistake
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10330 posts since 20/2/06

24 May 2018 07:54
Some cunts rung me asking why I hadn’t replied to their email.
swede
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6792 posts since 21/3/09

24 May 2018 07:56
YLAup wrote: I got a message from Kestin Hare giving me the option to opt out of their Comms. I thought the whole point was that you're only allowed to opt in. Otherwise if you miss that email, then your still subscribed, not necessarily having provided your consent, which seems to defeat the object.

goodhood did this too. thought it was odd
Crackajack
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6692 posts since 21/4/05

24 May 2018 08:37
There is an implied opt-in for electronic marketing based on a preexisting relationship, e.g. you bought something. Still need to offer an opt-out though.

If you just enquired about an item, bought your email etc they can't rely on this and needed your consent.

Email to ask for consent when they don't have it but need it isn't lawful.
nothingelseworked
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2938 posts since 21/2/10

24 May 2018 10:49
As long as they can prove where they collected your email from and that you manually opted in / provided consent (i.e. not a pre-ticked box at checkout) they're probably fine with the opt-out / update preferences approach. It's kind of sneaky, but I believe operating within the regulations.

Plus I think brands would probably stand to lose 70%+ of their subscribers simply because people missed their GDPR email - this is probably why brands are sending out like 20 emails to people who haven't opened or confirmed yet, because they're trying to salvage as much as possible.
krisricey
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1695 posts since 24/3/12

24 May 2018 11:16
themistake wrote: Some cunts rung me asking why I hadn’t replied to their email.

Pisstake. Way too invasive
EssexBoyII
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6057 posts since 5/6/07

25 May 2018 16:29
Loving weeding out all the hotels I stayed with once or some loyalty scheme which I never used. It’s doing the unsubscribing work for me
Crackajack
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6692 posts since 21/4/05

25 May 2018 21:49
Companies have been advised by the lead-gen industry that they need consent, they won't get it because people are sick of it, and they will continue to email you anyway.

Handy to get emails from all sorts of things at once to 'unsubscribe' though