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Beri

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This is a perfect place to complain and get things done. used it a couple of times and it works but only if the company are responding to complaints
 

Slootvreter

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This is a perfect place to complain and get things done. used it a couple of times and it works but only if the company are responding to complaints

If I was a company, I would not bother paying for the ability to respond to complaints. Extortion.
 

acidrain

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If I was a company, I would not bother paying for the ability to respond to complaints. Extortion.

I'd view it more as paying for the ability to save face ( seeing as complaints can be turned around ). Unchallenged complaints are more damaging than those that are responded to.

Extortion? Would you prefer the complainant be charged?
 

Slootvreter

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I'd view it more as paying for the ability to save face ( seeing as complaints can be turned around ). Unchallenged complaints are more damaging than those that are responded to.

Extortion? Would you prefer the complainant be charged?

How dumb. No, I'd prefer the company not be charged to respond to a complaint about it.
 

Hamish McPanji

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I'd view it more as paying for the ability to save face ( seeing as complaints can be turned around ). Unchallenged complaints are more damaging than those that are responded to.

Extortion? Would you prefer the complainant be charged?
Because a company is listed as a 'company who doesnt respond' and no a 'company who refuses to pay to respond' . It is extortion when you are being misrepresented and have to pay to be represented correctly.

Money should be earned from ad revenue
 
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acidrain

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How dumb. No, I'd prefer the company not be charged to respond to a complaint about it.
So how would you suppose they make their money then... from ads possibly but adblockers are easy to install so not the most feasible route.
It is extortion when you are being misrepresented and have to pay to be represented correctly.

Money should be earned from as revenue

How often do you see those companies being misrepresented. A lot, if not the majority of complaints, are all legitimate. If their customer care was up to scratch then they would never be there.

An no, it is extortion when you are coerced into paying. No one is making them pay, it's a choice the company makes. Can call it something else but it is definitely not extortion.
 

BBotha

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I use twitter to complain and not HelloPeter as they respond quicker.
 

Ykv

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An no, it is extortion when you are coerced into paying. No one is making them pay, it's a choice the company makes. Can call it something else but it is definitely not extortion.

Allow people to post any old complaint they feel like for free, then charge you to respond to said complaint. How is that not coercing companies to pay?
 

acidrain

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Allow people to post any old complaint they feel like for free, then charge you to respond to said complaint. How is that not coercing companies to pay?

That would only hold true if the majority of complaints on there are bull, which I highly doubt. If it was the case then i would agree, but at the moment 1. that is all just assumption and 2. HP wouldn't be around for as long as it has been if that was the case.
 

Hamish McPanji

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So how would you suppose they make their money then... from ads possibly but adblockers are easy to install so not the most feasible route.


How often do you see those companies being misrepresented. A lot, if not the majority of complaints, are all legitimate. If their customer care was up to scratch then they would never be there.

An no, it is extortion when you are coerced into paying. No one is making them pay, it's a choice the company makes. Can call it something else but it is definitely not extortion.

They are clearly being misrepresented by Hellopeter as 'companies who do not respond' . That is not necessarily true. If they want to respond they are asked to pay for it. It is extortionate in nature. If however they said...."Companies who are not members' that would be a fair comment
 

Ykv

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They are clearly being misrepresented by Hellopeter as 'companies who do not respond' . That is not necessarily true. If they want to respond they are asked to pay for it. It is extortionate in nature. If however they said...."Companies who are not members' that would be a fair comment

This, there should be a distinction. But that would break their business model.

Also @acidrain we cannot dismiss the idea that most claims are bull but accept the alternative that most claims are legit. Proof of one would prove the other, without proof it can be either.
 

Slootvreter

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So how would you suppose they make their money then... from ads possibly but adblockers are easy to install so not the most feasible route.

HelloPeter uses a very devious business model to make money. It is nothing more than extortion when you get your company or product slandered, and you have to pay to respond. I do not at all support it, I will never complain on HelloPeter. Twitter seems to be even more effective. Peter Cheales can go suck my prick.
 

entrepr

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If a company was sussed enough they would allow similar posting on their website and then advertise that they don't need Hellopeter as a customer gets the same rights and exposure on their own site.

What these big customers are actually paying for is the ability to have people complain on a site which makes them feel good, and yet hardly exposes them at all, because of the high volume of complaints per hour.

Another thing: Telcos should learn from insurance companies and start to actively encourage customers to post compliments when they are happy with service
 
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