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MSE News: Over 40% of cashback site users don't get paid
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KEEP AWAY FROM THIS CASHBACK SITE
oh the idiots are all biting and comming out of the woodwork now, do you think we could get a spam / abuse type button for 'awful MSE journalism' to nip these things in the bud earlier?
Also makes me wonder whether someone with a major gripe about a site has kept going back under a different IP & filling out numerous surveys & skewing the data.
Are you serious???
I've had 50 transactions on quidco. 1 of which was declined (£1 for a free o2 sim card which I didn't recieve anyway) and 1 that took over a year (£30ish from o2).
Yesterday I ordered photos from Asda using quidco. 200+ photos got me the 10p rate rather than 19p/20p per photo. Quidco offered 8% but this appears to have been applied at the 20p rate rather than 10p rate as it tracked a £56 transaction rather than a £28 transaction. So, I've effectively got 16% cashback tracked!
I've had big cashbacks recently from eOn and Alamo.
I've made £465 from quidco over about 4 years.
Just because you've been unlucky (the 37% of the 41% who fail to get cashback AND have an unsuccessful claim) certainly doesn't make it a scam...
In my case for example, I would count as one of the "40%" as I have complained (nicely) to TopCashBack, and one payment never did come through. But I have had dozens of successful payments totalling over £600, and would (and do) wholeheartedly recommend them.
So, Martin Lewis, please assert your principles with those you employ as writers, and make sure MSE does not end up in the "Daily Nail" journalistic mould.
I'm pretty new to this game and have to say that Quidco has always paid up. So far a total of about £125 over two years allowing for the £5 annual 'fee'. Only problem hasn't been their fault - the affiliate that Petplan were using went broke and I lost out on £26 ... but definitely not a scam.
HOWEVER, my experience with cashbacking.co.uk (NB NOT cashbackkings!) has been appalling. Searches have revealed other people too have had similar experience with this site and I wish there was a way that such sites (I guess there may be others) could be investigated for fraudulent activity, as alas that seems to be what it is. Had I used cashbacking as my first foray into cashback sites I would certainly have given up and probably tarred all with the same brush.
I have written to MSE and similar sites before in the hope that something could be done, but as yet to no avail. It is wrong if a site accepts payments from retailers, including Amazon in this case, as a result of customers' transactions made via the site, but then keeps all the money. If a full investigation cannot be done, then I urge others to join me in trying to let 'the world' know this is a site to avoid.
Maybe this thread is a chance to start this?