“Cake or Death?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Beach

#1 Sep 4, 2009
"What Notebook Should I Buy?"

Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion is known for reviewing laptops and gadgets and has a HUGE following of loyal people who post in the forums.

The section where a person would go to ask questions of other members or of the moderators about the purchase of a new computer is called "What Notebook Should I Buy?".

In this sub section of the forums is where I discovered what seems to me to be deceitful business practices.

Whoever the advertiser of the day, meaning whoever is paying NoteBook review for the ad space available would seem to have a vocal and fulltime following in this sub forum.

The links are provided directly to the manufacturer who is the sponsor of the day which sounds like a reasonable business practice in itself. The problem I had personally was when I would post Coupons for 30% off or have a differing opinion on the best deal (verse who the paid advertiser for the day was of course) I would be harassed by what would seem to be full time employees and the moderators. I want to be clear, a moderator is a flagged person they are known by their tag of Moderator. The persons posting in what I am describing as the full time position have posts numbering in the 1,000's and seem to have shifts.. call it an eastern daylight shift and a pacific daylight shift and post about the merits the paid advertiser of the day. Once again this seems reasonable in itself but considering a person just read a review about the machine and are looking for accurate information beyond the print ad or review offered from real people only to be then lead by professional herding specialists to a direct link (which is actually a re-direct from Notebook Reviews site) and lacking specifically the best pricing available. That is to say full price sales minus any savings. Now you will notice the Coupon section at Notebook Review which is never up to date and does specifically lack the large discounts available.

I think that Consumers should be aware of some of the more sophisticated sales techniques used by what would seem to be regular people trying to help.. that is not the case (in all cases).

“Cake or Death?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Beach

#2 Sep 4, 2009

Does have the larger discounts that NoteBook Review does its best to Not make known to the buyer.

The community at NoteBook Review is great, outside of the herding section created for the advertiser of the day section.

What Notebook Should I Buy?

Buyer Beware!

I hope this helps someone save some money and from becoming one of the herded into paying full price by professional sales people.
Sincerely, James Workman

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“Cake or Death?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Beach

#3 Sep 4, 2009

We have received your complaint.

Thank you for contacting the Federal Trade Commission. Your complaint has been entered into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to thousands of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies worldwide. Your reference number is: 23923276

“Cake or Death?”

Since: Dec 08

Palm Beach

#5 Sep 4, 2009

These all share the same IP... maybe similar business practices..


info supplied by..

Thanks Markos!

If you want a real 30% type of deal..

Dont over pay $500 dollars or more on a computer becuase a site seemed really cool and the regular people (who are pro salesmen / women) then said something was good and provided a link for you to click on.. easy, peasy is not always the best price.. a penny saved is a penny earned..

Be careful and be well, JW

Novi Sad, Serbia

#8 Dec 24, 2014
I would go with the probably the best notebook out there right now.

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