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22-04-2011, 13:51   #1
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donedeal at it again

hi lads and ladies i put an add on the famous done deal for a lurcher for sale here is the add http://www.donedeal.ie/for-sale/dogs/2094208 and i got an email off them saying the following
Hi,

My name is <snip> and I work for the website DoneDeal.ie. We have received a number of complaints from our users about your ad “lurcher” with specific reference to "has been worked under the spot twice". The ad implies that the dog could be used for killing other animals.

Many of our users feel that this type of activity can be cruel to the prey, the dog, or both. Therefore we have decided to remove your ad in line with our terms & conditions:
http://help.donedeal.ie/info/dog-policy

Please let me know if you have any questions.

All the best,

<snip>.


i had trouble with done deal a few months ago because they would not let me sell a lightforce lamp now they would let me sell a dog i am raging mad over this also i emailed them looking for the €3 back for the add but i got no reply yet

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Dav here folks, I was asked to removed the DoneDeal employee's personal name from this post - this is something we do if requested.

Last edited by Dav; 26-04-2011 at 14:06. Reason: Removed the employees name as requested.
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22-04-2011, 13:55   #2
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I dont get why people who find ads & contents of ads for working dogs offensive actually look at the ads!! It maddens me.... Then they go to the bother of complaining to donedeal........


GET A LIFE!!!!
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22-04-2011, 14:04   #3
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Simple solution lads, don't give them your business and convince everyone you know to do the same.

It's quite a successful site so it probably wont hurt them financially but at least you'll have personal satisfaction about not supporting them directly
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22-04-2011, 14:06   #4
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there has to be an anti somewhere high up in donedeal, nothing illegal about that ad, whether they agree with it or not, what if you put an ad for say 3/4 greyhound 1/4 collie, would that be removed or is it just the term "lurcher", your ad for a lamp being removed just takes the biscuit.
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22-04-2011, 14:22   #5
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Was selling scope on donedeal, the add was removed next day, but email received with 3 euro voucher-next add free of charge. What's wrong with selling the scope any way???
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22-04-2011, 14:28   #6
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I put an add for my springer pups last year and I got a similar email back saying my add was removed because I used the term "hard working"
As in "both parents are hard working honest dogs" and so on.
I made no reference to hunting or shooting in the add and listed field trial champions more than once.

I was livid and when I replied to the email I got no response.
The did however allow me to put in a different add just not allowed to say they were hard working dogs.

Crazy. But I think there is some nutter working in done deal doing this and not the general public.
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22-04-2011, 14:33   #7
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they must have removed all the lurcher ads, I just did a search no results I searched a few weeks ago and there was loads of ads for pups etc.
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i dont think donedeal realise how hunting is a way of life for many people also it keeps a lot of the young lads around the country out of trouble there is 5 or 6 good young lads in my area that spending there day or night hunting and that keeps them young lads from drinking taking drugs and getting up to no good and thats only a good thing as there is nothing for young people to do i many parts for this country if they are hunting there are being frowned upon and told its not right if they are drinking they will be know as trouble makers if they are sitting around the house doing nothing they are called lazy lumps so i dont know where it will stop
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22-04-2011, 16:55   #9
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so if its a golden retriver that works as a guide dog, can it be a good worker?
this is bull s##t. your perfectly entitled to advertise a working lurcher as a working lurcher cos thats what it is. ass holes. can no1 get talking to som 1 in the know at done deal?
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no point complaining here about it,its wrong that they wont allow you sell the dog for what it was bred for,but last year there was a big thread here about it and someone from donedeal came on saying that its there position not to sell hunting related items,and then never replyed to anything else the guys asked her. Why doesnt everyone here go on donedeal send in complaints about any ad you find offensive and request it be removed?
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funny the way you look in the horse section theres numberous ads with good hunter,hunted all over roscommon,etc theres even a section in horses called hunting,whats the difference between these ads and the dog ads?!just saw one there says hunting machine over the picture of the horse
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funny the way you look in the horse section theres numberous ads with good hunter,hunted all over roscommon,etc theres even a section in horses called hunting,whats the difference between these ads and the dog ads?!just saw one there says hunting machine over the picture of the horse
maybe the horse crowd would cause more uproar than us? are we easy to pick on?
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22-04-2011, 17:46   #13
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what about the ads for parrots in small cages ads for fishing boats which advocate the killing of defenseless fish!seems like the only thing they have a problem with is hunting dogs and gear,its a rather selective moral highground they have
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what about the ads for parrots in small cages ads for fishing boats which advocate the killing of defenseless fish!seems like the only thing they have a problem with is hunting dogs and gear,its a rather selective moral highground they have
ya forgot cats, indecriminate killers, hundreds of thousands of them roaming free around the country doing what they like
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Does anyone know a hunting / shooting sympathetic solicitor? It might be an idea to see if what they are doing is discriminatory or anti-competitive or illegal in some way.
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