Random Emails

neil on 30/10/2012 at 9:31 am, filed under OzBargain

We receive over 2.5 million visits a month from search engines. It’s great to have people discover OzBargain when they are looking for a bargain or a discussion on a product. Unfortunately, this also leads to a number of people landing on OzBargain thinking that they have reached some retailer. Every day we get people emailing us via our contact form about all kinds of non-OzBargain related issues. This, despite having a warning saying you are contacting OzBargain, a community site. Some highlights from the past few months:

The confused:

Hi
I bought a tv last week and it is not working correctly I need to speak to
someone regarding this. Please give me a phone no or an e address where I
can send and receive messages thanks

The angry (caps lock included).

I CONSIDER YOUR ACTIVITIES TO BE PROMOTING PEOPLE WHO ARE CHEATING AND
RIPPING OFF UNSUSPECTING CONSUMERS AND STORING THEIR PERSONAL INFORMATION
WHICH EVENTUALLY YOU MAY USE FOR YOUR OWN GOOD.YOU HAVE NOT PROVIDED ANY
WHERE IF A PERSON WANTS TO BE DISASSICTED AND BREAK TIESA WHICH ALSO IS
HIGHLY OBJECTIONABLE AND SO THIS NOTICE THAT ALL MY INFORMATION STORED IN
YOUR SYSTEM BE IMMEDIATELY DESTROYED AS I AM INACTIVATING MY DEALINGS AND
CONFIRMATION BE SENT THAT ALL MY INFORMATION STORED IN YOUR SYSTEM HAS BEEN
DESTROYED.ANY BREACH NOTICED WILL BE SERIOUSLY VIEWED.

I am the Holder of two *redacted* Mobile ‘phones, but am at a loss to
understand what to do when a Voice Mail arrives at my ‘phones. Is their
anything special one has to do to access this facility, please??
I look forward to your response?

Never drink and bargain.

I wish to be taken off the regular home deliveries as I no longer drink.
Many thanks

I purchased a soup maker which has not arrived as yet. invoice id
R123456789. have you any idea when i can expect to receive it.
regards

I bought through ISelect 2 of your Bakers Roast Coffee makers. I have
tried one and find it most unsatisfactory. The brochure says you can share
a great coffee with a friend, but it makes only one proper cup, and the 2
suppled cups are tiny , suitable forTurkish or Greek coffees maybe. Also
the coffee was only a little more than lukewarm . I wish to return them
for refund by you, but need your reply, and address for return. Looking
forward to hearing from you shortly……..

Hello sir. I have some problem in my GPS.It’s unable to find most address in Brisbane Plz help me. What can I do now could you help me.tnx

Subject: Virus email.. WAS NOT FROM ME

Please don’t click link

Whoops. Too late.

4 Comments

  1. young_dazza:

    Its a worry that there are so many naive people out there purchasing stuff on the internet with no clue what theyre doing!

    30/10/2012 @ 9:56 am | Reply
  2. Jeremy:

    Just use a standard template to reply. Something like.

    “We are not a shop. We do no SELL anything. Please stop drinking and surfing the net.

    Regards,
    The Admin (Who happens to be a monkey)

    30/10/2012 @ 11:23 am | Reply
  3. fb:

    just come here to say “WOWWWW”

    30/10/2012 @ 3:02 pm | Reply
  4. Adam:

    These emails remind me why I never ever ever ever want to run a retail business. Imagine if you were the company these emails were meant to be sent to!

    30/10/2012 @ 5:23 pm | Reply

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