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  Topic: OD/HA moving from subscription to commission
Tremewan

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   Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:28 pm   Subject: Re: Google email service
The "Google email service" is code for 'gmail' ie "joe.bloggs@gmail.com"

Not necessarily. It could be interpreted as the googlemail domain and not gmail.
  Topic: The truth, at last - OD is NOT an advertising platform!
Tremewan

Replies: 11
Views: 1586

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   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:21 pm   Subject: The truth, at last - OD is NOT an advertising platform!
I think you need to join the 21st century.

OK, Hells Bells, trading insults won't get us anywhere. Of course I use the internet - I wouldn't be on here if I didn't, but what I object to is the lik ...
  Topic: The truth, at last - OD is NOT an advertising platform!
Tremewan

Replies: 11
Views: 1586

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   Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:26 am   Subject: Re: The truth, at last - OD is NOT an advertising platform!
It was well covered here on LMH and various other forums, blogs and Facebook groups

The atrocious behaviour of OD over the past couple of years has indeed been well covered and discussed on forums, ...
  Topic: The truth, at last - OD is NOT an advertising platform!
Tremewan

Replies: 11
Views: 1586

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   Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:27 pm   Subject: The truth, at last - OD is NOT an advertising platform!
Having spent a considerable time on their online chat facility, I finally got an OD representative to admit the following :
"Please note, however, that Owners Direct has transitioned form (sic) an ad ...
  Topic: HomeAway's TrustPilot page
Tremewan

Replies: 22
Views: 3058

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   Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:23 pm   Subject: Re: HomeAway's TrustPilot page
Anyone seen HomeAway's Trust Pilot review page in the last few days? Dozens and dozens of five star reviews, all saying pretty much the same thing - extremely easy to use website - have been left ther ...
  Topic: SimplyOwners.Net a new rental listing site?
Tremewan

Replies: 153
Views: 31056

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   Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:02 pm   Subject: SimplyOwners.Net a new rental listing site?
I am not listed, and don't have any intentions of doing so. Their sharp practices at the launch of the site were enough to convince me that I did not want to list there.

Hi Hells Bells, that's enti ...
  Topic: Owners Direct ultimatum arrived today
Tremewan

Replies: 45
Views: 6158

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   Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:21 pm   Subject: Just what we all suspected
I've just come off the phone to some lackie at OD/HA, as I needed help to (reluctantly) sign up for Online Bookings before being allowed to renew one of our (three) subscriptions with them.

She con ...
  Topic: Life after Owners Direct.
Tremewan

Replies: 9
Views: 1563

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   Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:53 pm   Subject: One to try....
Just over a year ago we took up the offer of listing our 3 properties with three newbie listing websites (all who offered a complimentary listing for a year). These were "Owner Holidays" (which have ...
  Topic: Barriers to change
Tremewan

Replies: 21
Views: 2366

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   Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:38 pm   Subject: Re: Barriers to change
What is your biggest hindrance to change?

It may take two steps - keep existing advertisements but advertise for a year also on other sites, then pull the plug on HA/TA.

I have just voted on the ...
  Topic: Has Owner Holidays died?
Tremewan

Replies: 7
Views: 954

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   Posted: Sat May 06, 2017 6:38 pm   Subject: Has Owner Holidays died?
Has anyone got any information on Owner Holidays? I know the MD Nigel Goodwin is a member of this forum. I haven't been able to get on to the website lately and emails to their (previously working) ...
  Topic: This Video just about sums it up!
Tremewan

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Views: 1147

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   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:27 pm   Subject: This Video just about sums it up!

Every big site would have said the same when they started and in fact would still say the same now.

Paulo, that's all very depressing. Where would you recommend that owners advertise?
  Topic: The Latest OD Scam
Tremewan

Replies: 27
Views: 2870

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   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:39 am   Subject: The Latest OD Scam
And, I read that they're going to block the phone numbers of people enquiring until they have already booked online.

That really would be a dirty trick
  Topic: The Latest OD Scam
Tremewan

Replies: 27
Views: 2870

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   Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:14 pm   Subject: The Latest OD Scam
We've had two phone calls from OD in the past couple of days asking why (when we renewed) we didn't activate "Online Booking", so we gave them both barrels (in the nicest possible way, of course). We ...
  Topic: The Latest OD Scam
Tremewan

Replies: 27
Views: 2870

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   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:15 pm   Subject: The Latest OD Scam
Oh, and the guy had the rudeness to put me on hold without notice during the call - I haven't hung up yet (that awful spanish guitar music is still playing away on my landline phone - at their expense ...
  Topic: The Latest OD Scam
Tremewan

Replies: 27
Views: 2870

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   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:11 pm   Subject: The Latest OD Scam
And so it goes on..... we've just received a second phone call from OD/HA asking why we haven't enabled Online Bookings (they really are panicking now). I asked the guy to justify the penalty charge ...
 
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