Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Jon Devo, Sep 18, 2017.
Want to be in with a chance of winning up to £100 worth of Amazon vouchers? Take this survey.
Well, I took the survey and at the end I was asked to sign up to SurveyMonkey so that I could create my own surveys...not a word about a chance of winning any vouchers.
Ah well - I didn't expect to win anything anyway. The last time I won something it was a really large barbeque on wheels that I won in a raffle but had to leave at a bus stop because the driver wouldn't let me take it on the bus home!
Surely pets are allowed? What's wrong with a pet barbecue?
I filled in the survey and wish to claim my vouchers
I got stuck when it asked where I had sold something, as I sold it privately, person to person. The survey did not have this option.
So where is the entry form for the vouchers? It didn't ask when I last bought something from Jessops. If I remember correctly it was a good deal on a new Canon 50E with 2 lenses for definite or maybe a G10 - I can't remember where I bought that.
Same problem as others...
Well that was a waste of time...
Filled in the survey, answered the questions as honestly as possible, get to the end and what do I find? An opportunity to sign up to a load of spam delivered by e-mail and no mention of winning anything - not even a banana...
Come on AP, don't get suckered into this kind of scam...
I kinda think it is AP's survey - of its advertising targets.
All SurveyMonkey surveys end this way - I have come across several.
If it was that large, and on wheels, you could have gone home on the barbecue, rather than the bus...
Is it the same Webber/Weber that makes BBQs and used to make carburetors?
The barbeque was huge - it could easily have accommodated a reasonable-sized engine...and a petrol tank.
Given the ideal circumstances I could have installed an engine, filled it up with petrol and sat atop of the thing whilst proceeding at a fair rate of knots along the Queen's highway on the way home - although steering might have been a problem since both the front and rear wheels were fixed. As it was, it came to me for next to nothing and I'm sure that whoever found it - brand new, at a bus stop in Chadderton, with a full set of utensils and various other implements of destruction - enjoyed it and hopefully got some use out of it.
Signing up for SurveyMonkey is not a scam.
However, there's no mention of the promised voucher draw,
Same as Terrywoodenpic - I couldn't get beyond this page. I doubt if I missed anything. AP surveys are normally a waste of time - I shouldn't fall for them as often as I do.
When I carried out the survey yesterday it didn't do that.
To be honest, the point of my original post was that if there was a voucher prize available, then I expected to be asked my name and e-mail address - and wasn't!
In the end I weakened, and put in my details. Well, sort of. I gave my name as Squeamish Ossifrage and a spare/scrap email address. I shall be most interested to see if it starts picking up spam.
Actually, I thought it was a rubbish survey - all about buying kit. I had hoped it would be more oriented towards actually taking photographs, like what do you photograph and what's your favourite lens for that genre und so weiter. By the time I had finished I felt like going back to the start and in the 'Other' box writing that I didn't buy any kit, I nicked it all instead. Only fear of a visit from Inspector Knacker stopped me.
I suspect that the results of the survey will end up along the same lines as the comments that forum members make to people asking about buying second-hand kit:
If it's cheap and you're not bothered about a guarantee, then get it from Ebay if you want.
If it's expensive and you want some kind of warranty cover, a point of contact and a degree of peace of mind, then WEX/Jessops/Ffordes/MPB etc are the places to go.
The survey makes sense to me when I look at it from the viewpoint of the magazine, where advertising revenue is a major consideration.
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