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Started by throstledoffer on Mar 16, 2011 2:53:13 PM
Adverts Thread

Love 'em (Specsavers, Cravendale) and hate 'em (MacD's, Cash4Gold etc) here.

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throstledoffer - 16 Mar 2011 14:54:03 (#1 of 2268)

Just seen one for a bunch of ambulance chasers giving away free iPads with each claim!

hailesaladdie - 16 Mar 2011 14:57:28 (#2 of 2268)

♫ It's not my fault

It was somebody else

I was standing at work

When it fell off the shelf



A great big box

Knocked me straight on the floor

And I couldn't get up

Any more, any more! ♬

Elsie69 - 17 Mar 2011 09:13:59 (#3 of 2268)

why do things I've already looked at keep appearing as adverts in other websites? so far I've had it from Expedia, John Lewis & Clarks... I know what you sell & I've either decided to buy them or not already!!!

it feels really intrusive (as well as pointless)

schrodingerscat - 17 Mar 2011 09:20:10 (#4 of 2268)

I have noticed wonga.com's interest rates have now passed the 4000% mark.

And I still want a Harvey for my home.

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Elsie69 - 17 Mar 2011 09:30:20 (#6 of 2268)

Thanks Sideways I'll have a look into that, I've not been too worried about privacy but it feels really stalkerish when adverts pop up which are clearly based on pages I've been looking at

schrodingerscat - 17 Mar 2011 09:30:41 (#7 of 2268)

Is it OK to hate the Cravendale ads?

Because I find them to be really shit and annoying.

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schrodingerscat - 18 Mar 2011 12:21:08 (#9 of 2268)

You know what I hate? That stupid car insurance advert that say 'you wouldn't behave like this as a pedestrian so why do it in a car?'.

Actually, I'd be far more likely to behave like that as a pedestrian than in a car. Cars make me all calm and relaxed. Crowded pedestrian areas get my blood boiling. Stop telling me what to feel!

pampas - 18 Mar 2011 17:31:01 (#10 of 2268)

I don't understand the update of the "JR Hartley" Yellow Pages update. We know the denoument now, so is there some other significance to the bloke labouring"DAY V CROCKET" or what ever his name is. I keep thinking there must be more to it than that.

throstledoffer - 21 Mar 2011 16:07:45 (#11 of 2268)

The GoCompare man has a CD out. A perfect gift for Mothers' Day. Evidently.

culder - 22 Mar 2011 07:56:35 (#12 of 2268)

I think the Day V Lately ad is for people who are too young to remember J R Hartley.

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culder - 23 Mar 2011 10:30:49 (#14 of 2268)

With you there, on the Virgin ads.

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Cordelia - 23 Mar 2011 13:24:46 (#16 of 2268)

Oi! I'm 44!

Pentecost - 23 Mar 2011 13:26:07 (#17 of 2268)

You look older.

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schrodingerscat - 24 Mar 2011 10:45:52 (#19 of 2268)

Yes Reverend you are the only one wishing Victorian-stylee orphanages upon them. My wishes for them are far worse and more inclined to physical violence.

PomDeChair - 24 Mar 2011 10:50:18 (#20 of 2268)

You know what I think would be a good idea for a TV channel/advertisers, is to run only old adverts , ones we oldies can relate to, anda novelty for the younger ones, maybe someone already does this (I know occassionaly you get the odd classic being rerun)

>not a good idea if the products do not exist anymore though.

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