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Old 15-10-2009, 22:45
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My wife recently bought an item from price drop TV and while paying was asked if she would be willing to receive info from other companies. Somewhat reluctantly she agreed. About a week ago we recieved an information pack from a company called 'Rocket marketing group'. It was basically a load of useless shopping discounts of the type you win on free scratchcards al the time. Called the 'Big Savings Club' it offers a 30 day free trial with a annual payment of 99.99 due once the trial expires. I would normally just throw this sort of thing in the bin, but something felt a little off. After some googling I discovered that Price drop TV seem to have no qualms about handing over all your personal information including bank details to these charlatans. If I had just thrown it in the bin our account would have been debited with the 99.99 after the 30 day period. I was able to go online and cancel the subscripiton and thought that would be the end of it.

Today I recieved yet another trial period from the 'Rocket Marketing Group' for their entertainment savings club (more bollocks). This time I tried to yet again cancel the subscription via the website only to be told the trial period has expired. My wife must now cancel her current debit card to stop these charlatans basically stealing money from her account. I find it absolutely appalling that a high profile business such as Price drop considers this acceptable business practice. Bid up TV / Price drop buyers beware!
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Old 16-10-2009, 07:04
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tbh you should just buy stuff online, as it works out cheaper most of the time. As 7.99 postage for a little wooden box etc is a bit steep

Anyway its abit crappy what they doing, are they allowed to past on your bank details without asking? I guess if you were to phone them up, they will just say you agreed!

Will let the mother in law know about this, as she thinks price drop is the best thing ever!
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Old 16-10-2009, 08:33
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There is a thread about this going back a couple of years at MoneySavingExpert

It seems BidTV are aware of the problem, but that hasn't stopped them using Rocket Marketing Group.
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Old 16-10-2009, 16:37
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Thanks for the warning on that. I nearly signed myself up! I hope to God I haven't. I rang them back and they said I hadn't, but I don't trust the Company. I was hooked because the marketing was cleverly presented to me as a thank you after I had complained!

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Old 16-10-2009, 16:45
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Capitalism at its best ... set up Bid TV ... sell it ... set up Rocket Marketing Group and exploit Bid TV ...

http://www.rocketmarketinggroup.com/about-us/staff/

http://www.rocketmarketinggroup.com/partners/

It seems BidTV are aware of the problem, but that hasn't stopped them using Rocket Marketing Group.
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Old 16-10-2009, 16:55
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I'm sure I read somewhere that selling by default (ie you've bought this unless you tell us you haven't) is illegal in Britain. After all, you could be away for a month and be unable to take avoiding action.
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Old 16-10-2009, 16:58
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I'm sure I read somewhere that selling by default (ie you've bought this unless you tell us you haven't) is illegal in Britain. After all, you could be away for a month and be unable to take avoiding action.
They nearly tricked me because they said I'd be getting a voucher and free gift due to my complaint. When I realised I was signing up for something, I said I was not interested!
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Old 17-10-2009, 16:00
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My wife recently bought an item from price drop TV and while paying was asked if she would be willing to receive info from other companies. Somewhat reluctantly she agreed. About a week ago we recieved an information pack from a company called 'Rocket marketing group'. It was basically a load of useless shopping discounts of the type you win on free scratchcards al the time. Called the 'Big Savings Club' it offers a 30 day free trial with a annual payment of 99.99 due once the trial expires. I would normally just throw this sort of thing in the bin, but something felt a little off. After some googling I discovered that Price drop TV seem to have no qualms about handing over all your personal information including bank details to these charlatans. If I had just thrown it in the bin our account would have been debited with the 99.99 after the 30 day period. I was able to go online and cancel the subscripiton and thought that would be the end of it.

Today I recieved yet another trial period from the 'Rocket Marketing Group' for their entertainment savings club (more bollocks). This time I tried to yet again cancel the subscription via the website only to be told the trial period has expired. My wife must now cancel her current debit card to stop these charlatans basically stealing money from her account. I find it absolutely appalling that a high profile business such as Price drop considers this acceptable business practice. Bid up TV / Price drop buyers beware!
Just cancel the trial - we've done it and had no problems.
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