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Getting a little annoyed

April 8th, 2011 at 07:23 am

Is anyone annoyed at these new so called bloggers trying to convince you that a certain item is a good buy (gaming systems, headphones, etc)?

12 Responses to “Getting a little annoyed”

  1. laura Says:


    Yes! :P

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Um...yes. Why would frugal people like us fall for that anyway? I think they have their target audience wrong!!

  3. LittleMsMom Says:

    I hate to say it but it is a little aggrevating. I know I am missing out on some other "real" bloggers posts because now I tend to avoid any bloggers who name is random letters.

    I have started doing this because I figure they are either a post trying to sell me something or if I open the post it is going to be a huge run on sentence that makes no sense and has a ton of randomly placed puncuation.

  4. Petunia 100 Says:

    Annoyed yes, but also curious why they bother posting ads on a forum called Saving Advice? I think their time would be better spent on a forum called Buying a Bunch of Crap You Don't Need Advice.

    I do have an exception, though. I think BerthaForet's spammy blog is hysterical. It is random and full of run-on sentences. Her products seem to be designer purses and vibrators.

  5. jeffrey Says:

    It's spam -- we try our best to get it removed as soon as possible, but a lot of it comes in the wee hours of the morning when I am asleep.

    The problem is that they are real people creating them (there would be a lot more if we let all the computer generated ones through) it's a constant battle. We're working on some new ways to try and eliminate it.

  6. My English Castle Says:

    We appreciate your efforts, Jeffrey!

  7. retire@50 Says:

    absloutely - some people need to get a life and stop being a general pain in the you know what Smile

  8. NJDebbie Says:

    Thank you Jeffrey!

  9. Ima saver Says:

    Thanks,Jeffrey. I usually don't read them.

  10. LuckyRobin Says:

    Well, they've firmly convinced me that I will NEVER buy bose headphones, pandora jewelery or louis vuitton purses on principle. So they've done just the opposite of what they were hoping for by posting it here.

  11. Jerry Says:

    As a student, I have been seeing a lot of these kinds of posts on a medical student board, as well... which is almost as strange. In general, med students have very little money, and what we do have is going to rent, groceries, health insurance, tuition and books! A poorly-crafted blog post won't lead most people (frugal savers, medical students, or visitors) to buy their crap anyway, so what is the point?
    Jerry

  12. baselle Says:

    Appreciate your work Jeffrey! Any thoughts on constructing a "dislike" widget that we can use to mark and scrub out blogs that we think are hinky? And would it be something that you can monitor on the left hand side of our blogs? None of us feud and I don't think any of us would exclude a genuine blog, someone is always reading or posting, and it would give us a feeling that we are doing something.

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