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Photographer's survey

Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Jon Devo, Sep 18, 2017.

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  1. Jon Devo

    Jon Devo Administrator Staff Member Forum Admin

    Want to be in with a chance of winning up to £100 worth of Amazon vouchers? Take this survey.
     
  2. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    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!

    Cheers, Jeff
     
  3. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Jeff,

    Surely pets are allowed? What's wrong with a pet barbecue?

    Cheers,

    R.
     
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  4. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I filled in the survey and wish to claim my vouchers
     
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  5. Terrywoodenpic

    Terrywoodenpic Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  6. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  7. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Same problem as others...
     
  8. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Well that was a waste of time...:rolleyes:

    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...:mad:

    Come on AP, don't get suckered into this kind of scam...
     
  9. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I kinda think it is AP's survey - of its advertising targets.

    All SurveyMonkey surveys end this way - I have come across several.
     
  10. peterba

    peterba Well-Known Member

    If it was that large, and on wheels, you could have gone home on the barbecue, rather than the bus... o_O
     
  11. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Is it the same Webber/Weber that makes BBQs and used to make carburetors?
     
  12. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    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.

    Cheers, Jeff
     
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  13. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Signing up for SurveyMonkey is not a scam.

    However, there's no mention of the promised voucher draw,
     
  14. pilliwinks

    pilliwinks Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  15. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    And me.

    Ho hum.

    S
     
  16. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Me too
     
  17. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    I thought I might as well take a look at the survey out of curiosity to see what kind of information it was seeking. When the first thing I saw was a request for name and email address 'in case you are a winner' I dumped the web page instantly. To provide anonymous information is one thing, but to do so for the privilege of getting yet more spam - no thank you, particularly on a page with no privacy policy link. All the surveys I have completed in the past at least had the good grace to ask for this information at the end, which request I would always decline.
     
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  18. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    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!

    Cheers, Jeff
     
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  19. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    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. :D
     
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  20. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    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.

    Cheers, Jeff
     

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