Joined: July 2004
||Posted: 10 July 2016,12:50
There is a particular company which manufactures/distributes a very effective crack filler and re-sealer for bitmac and, for three of four years, they had a small sponsored feature on the website, mainly because I was so impressed with the product and thought it deserved a wider audience.
But the bloke behind the company is a complete arsehole and every quarter he'd refuse to cough up what was agreed on the grounds that I couldn't tell him preceisely how many sales were a direct result of his featurette on the website. I have no way of knowing that: I could tell him how many clickthroughs he received, but once the user was on his site, I couldn't say whether it generated a sale or not.
This circus went on, quarter after quarter, for years but I eventually ran out of patience with him earlier this year when he owed for four quarters and started arguing the toss yet again, so I removed his feature.
I'm annoyed that I had to do that. It's a genuinely good product. There is a genuine need for it. It's phenomenally popular in the States and just needs to be better known over here, but because your man couldn't stop himself being an arse for 10 mins or so every three months, long enough to pay a small bill, there's no longer any mention of it other than some bland words about this type of product being available if you look hard enough.
Sad, innit, that good informastion is removed simply because one party won't keep up their end of an agreement, but why should that company get free promotion on the site when all the others chuck in towards the site's running costs?
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