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Camelcamelcamel Blocked?

Trunkmonkee 205 151 October 3, 2015 at 11:38 AM
Why is Camelcamelcamel now URL blocked on new deal posts? It wasn't before, and it is a great price comparison tool to see if a deal is indeed a real deal.

It's certainly not in competition with SD, so..??? Confused
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Why is Camelcamelcamel now URL blocked on new deal posts? It wasn't before, and it is a great price comparison tool to see if a deal is indeed a real deal.

It's certainly not in competition with SD, so..??? Confused
Probably because SD has its own price tracker that they're trying to funnel people to.
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Probably because SD has its own price tracker that they're trying to funnel people to.
It was blocked before sd's price tracker went live, there's something in the terms / rules of the site about not linking to competing deal websites. SD's price tracker doesn't work on amazon anymore which really reduces its usefulness.
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It was blocked before sd's price tracker went live, there's something in the terms / rules of the site about not linking to competing deal websites. SD's price tracker doesn't work on amazon anymore which really reduces its usefulness.
So, that goes back to my point, CCC is not in competition, it is just a tool (and a helpful one) for price compares.
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So, that goes back to my point, CCC is not in competition, it is just a tool (and a helpful one) for price compares.
If you want the attention of the people who run slick deals, modalert your OP and ask for the thread to by moved to the site issues & suggestions forum
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Camelx3 has always been blocked. You set up alerts at camelx3 and they send you email when the price hit the threshold you set up. You click to buy, camelx3 gets the finders fee from the merchants. How can that not compete with this site?
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Camelx3 has always been blocked. You set up alerts at camelx3 and they send you email when the price hit the threshold you set up. You click to buy, camelx3 gets the finders fee from the merchants. How can that not compete with this site?
I think that's the point - in their quest to monetize the daylights out of everything, SD are sliding on the user experience, which will ultimately lose them money.

SD was a major contributor to why I started using an ad-blocker.

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I think that's the point - in their quest to monetize the daylights out of everything, SD are sliding on the user experience, which will ultimately lose them money.

SD was a major contributor to why I started using an ad-blocker.

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But SD isn't denying your right to use Camelx3. Why would they include a competition in their site? Would Google search give you an option to search Bing in their site?
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But SD isn't denying your right to use Camelx3. Why would they include a competition in their site? Would Google search give you an option to search Bing in their site?
Sorry to grave dig but i came across this thread just now. That google comparison isnt valid because SD isn't adding camel features to the site. They're denying users from linking to camel. The fair comparison would be google removing any links to Bing or Microsoft related products.
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Facepalm

Other sites like this are competing for ad revenue and referral links. Somebody clicks an amazon link on SD, SD makes money. Somebody clicks an amazon link on camel cubed, they make money.
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This poor dead horse has had enough of a beating. The question was answered by some very helpful members already.
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