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Subject: Did eBookFling bite the dust?
Date Posted: 9/11/2013 6:51 AM ET
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Getting the 404 page this morning.

Date Posted: 9/11/2013 10:23 AM ET
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Down for me. "Is it Just Me" website checks web pages, and it says it's down as well. No clue why.

Date Posted: 9/11/2013 12:59 PM ET
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It works for me.

Date Posted: 9/11/2013 2:11 PM ET
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Ah, now they seem to be up. Maybe some maintenance?



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Date Posted: 9/12/2013 1:01 PM ET
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I BROKE IT!!!!  Well I reach the goal last nite of the 1000 points get $20 gift card!  Too much for the system  lol

Date Posted: 9/12/2013 4:53 PM ET
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I assume when you talk about the gift card you mean eBookDaily, which are owned by eBookFling.  However, don't get too excited.  I got the 1,000 points months ago and have not received the card or any response to my multiple communications, both with ebookdaily and ebookfling.  I think the gift card offer is a lie or a scam.

Date Posted: 9/12/2013 5:51 PM ET
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Public service reminder: if someone on the internet is giving you something for free, then you are the product they are selling.

Date Posted: 9/13/2013 11:21 AM ET
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Nancy lots of people win things over the internet ... just recently a member here won a tablet! 

Nayda...  Did you try contacting Amazon?  I have sent 2 messages tp efling 24 hrs apart.  IF nothing from them by Monday I contacting Amazon.  Dont expect money from them BUT CS is great so I figure they would love to know when a co renenge on something involving them..       

Date Posted: 9/14/2013 2:50 PM ET
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UPDATE on the gift card....

Well I couldnt figure out how to get CS email on amazon LOL  So I signed into my efling accout & reported it thru the Suport tab there.  After a few hrs I got a Ticket number So I now awating their response!

Date Posted: 10/19/2013 9:31 PM ET
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DANG DANG DANG!!   Well After ALL this time & many emails to them by me I FINALLY got an Answer!

 

Dear Barbara,
 
This program was discontinued earlier this year by the previous owner. Unfortunately, he did not communicate this with site users.
 
You can read a bit about what happened here:
 
 
I recently purchased the website and still working on the transfer.
 
I do appreciate that you are likely disappointed, as would I. However, I hope that you still find the newsletter
and site useful and continue your subscription. I have a variety of improvements to the site I am planning.
 
Sincerely,
 
Ofer Matan
 
To Say I Dissapointed is Low I AM Royally Pi$$ed!  To top it off they blaming Amazon!  The $20 gift card was to Paid for by eFling!  grrrr   


Last Edited on: 10/19/13 9:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/19/2013 10:10 PM ET
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If something is free, then you are the product they are selling. You clicked and clicked and clicked 2000 or so times and every time you clicked for the equivalent of a penny, you let them know that you were willing to sell your privacy and sell your data and sell your consumer habits and your reading tastes and how often you click through and what interests you and what other ads you click through once you go through the main one... for a penny a turn. It's no different than MyPoints or SwagBucks.

Perhaps lesson learned for the next time.

Date Posted: 10/20/2013 11:55 AM ET
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Perhaps lesson learned for the next time.

I don't think that's what she's complaining about at all.

I think what she's upset about is that she did the work required of her to earn the $20 gift card. Then it never arrived because the site was abandoned by the owner with no word to the customers.

That'd be like this site suddenly disappearing with every ones credit stash with no explanation.

And the odds are the new people will not end up honoring any of the gift cards owed by the other site owners. They don't usually take on that responsibility.

It has nothing to do with Barbara being a product. We're products here. We're products on every list we're on. It goes with then use of the internet.



Last Edited on: 10/20/13 11:56 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/20/2013 12:23 PM ET
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Lucky I didnt have my hopes up after Nayda... said she didnt get hers either.  More Pi$$ed they took so long to answer I was persestant sending a Daily email.  Then Pi$$ed cause they blamed Amazon when they didnt make the rules.  Efling offered the gift card so to me it was on them to come thru with it.  Then this New Owner of eFling finally sends me the email telling me site was Sold.  Also NOW they are sending emails on Free Music & points!  I just Unsubribed to all the junk..as it turned out to be. 

As for me being a Product...they sure not very good at it Or trying to sell me anything I Didnt even Get 1 of their Free ebooks!  None were my tastes LOL