Why doesnt MSE do GOOD comps themselves?

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  • wdywukwdywuk Forumite
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    It still shouldn’t stop them from doing good comps themselves.

    Often his advise is based on other companies/ rules where you get the money back, but this site just seems to act as the middle men, get rich & gives little back. As the link suggested he sold the site for £80M which means a few good comps should be oftened.
  • wdywukwdywuk Forumite
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    They have given books away in the past.

    There where not good books either like first editions
  • wdywukwdywuk Forumite
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    Thinking about it further even lesser business than this site did advents comps but guess what MSE did little more than act as a middle man for others to post links.

    One could say it was like Facebook really
  • The_3rd_ZebuThe_3rd_Zebu Forumite
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    I think it has got to the stage where the 'Competitions Time' forum of MSE benefits very few of the tens of thousands of people who use it.

    A few years ago I estimated I was winning about 50 pence a hour for the time I spent comping on line. Yet now I think it is far less than that. I'd be better off getting a paper round or something.

    All of these online comping websites get hyped up far too much in the media.
  • mjm3346mjm3346 Forumite
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    wdywuk wrote: »
    It still shouldn’t stop them from doing good comps themselves.

    Often his advise is based on other companies/ rules where you get the money back, but this site just seems to act as the middle men, get rich & gives little back. As the link suggested he sold the site for £80M which means a few good comps should be oftened.


    A Quote from Martin from over 14 years ago
    Even at current rates these forums are costing a nearly 6 figure sum a year to run. No one is charged. There is no advertising.

    There is also a thread on here somewhere from years ago detailing the sale of the site, editorial independence, the £1,000,000s being donated to charity and other worthwhile initiatives.
  • MakeandsaveMakeandsave Forumite
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    I am just so grateful for this forum, Its nice and well laid out and the posters/mod do a fantastic job so THANK YOU. If there is a comp to win a book then thats a bonus :)
    Jan Wins: .
  • wdywukwdywuk Forumite
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    mjm3346 wrote: »
    A Quote from Martin from over 14 years ago



    There is also a thread on here somewhere from years ago detailing the sale of the site, editorial independence, the £1,000,000s being donated to charity and other worthwhile initiatives.


    From my link above he gave £10M or so in charity & pockets the huge chunk of change. Only read the first paragraph.
  • wdywukwdywuk Forumite
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    Back to the topic at hand, how can we get MSE Audrey to find out why the site doesn’t do it own good comps...I’m sure £50 voucher is in the budget for the site than just a platform
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    wdywuk wrote: »
    Back to the topic at hand, how can we get MSE Audrey to find out why the site doesn’t do it own good comps...I’m sure £50 voucher is in the budget for the site than just a platform


    The sale of the site was discussed at length on the Forum many years ago when it took place and has nothing to do with running or not running a competition.


    As to the topic at hand - there is no commercial reason/need for the Forum to run a competition (even though they have in the past and for more than just books) - if there was a spare £50 sloshing around it would be better used on projects Martin is involved in than given away in an unnecessary competition.
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    wdywukwdywuk Forumite
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    edited 23 February 2019 at 6:58PM
    mjm3346 wrote: »
    The sale of the site was discussed at length on the Forum many years ago when it took place and has nothing to do with running or not running a competition.


    As to the topic at hand - there is no commercial reason/need for the Forum to run a competition (even though they have in the past and for more than just books) - if there was a spare £50 sloshing around it would be better used on projects Martin is involved in than given away in an unnecessary competition.

    I didn’t take part in that discussion what was the conclusion!

    I take it your not a comper & only a non-comper would say such a thing. I don’t use the other parts of the site myself but as a comper I would say it’s giving back.

    From everything I see from Martin it’s a middle man who points the way but any money back is often from the bigger players like banks or the big 5 traffics.

    I had hoped their would have been more of a rallying cry from the comper’s who spend like hours either posting or doing the comps to get MSE to do more comps but I’m only hearing the opposite
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