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SusanMay



Joined: 29 Jan 2012
Posts: 73
Location: Dorset

PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:58 pm    Post subject: Handpicked Cottages Reply with quote

Hi,

I got an email from Handpicked Cottages today - a subscription based website for advertising self catering properties. I've never heard of them. The mail says its a new website. Their twitter account started in June 2017. Just wondering if anyone has any experience of this site, good or bad?

Thanks in advance!
Susan
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Stewart



Joined: 11 Jun 2011
Posts: 90
Location: Fife, Scotland

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hardly "handpicked" if they are pumping out cold call e-mails for subscribers. I'm supposing niche players like Sawdays make a living out of listing but surely the big players are too big to take on? BTW with ABnB going down a premium offering route maybe that days are numbered for niche players.
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zebedee



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
Posts: 924
Location: yorkshire dales

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They havenít filed any accounts at Companies House yet, although they are listed.
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Zingara



Joined: 09 Apr 2013
Posts: 611
Location: Antibes, PACA

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure Julia Hands would be too impressed (Handpicked Hotels)
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Sid T



Joined: 27 Oct 2018
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Location: England

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much do they charge?
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zebedee



Joined: 12 Sep 2014
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The charges are on their website. Itís quite a bit I think £150 &vat but may be a bit more.
Thatís a lot of investment (gamble??) for an untested website advert.
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SusanMay



Joined: 29 Jan 2012
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Location: Dorset

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The mail they sent me offered it at half that but I canít help thinking they are going to struggle to get many web visitors. I agree that Ďhandpickedí sounds a bit of a misnomer if anyone can advertise with them!
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Cymraes



Joined: 07 Jul 2015
Posts: 375
Location: North Wales

PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May be they are hand picking who they cold call! I haven't heard from them (yet).
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