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When targeted advertising really gets on your nerves...

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When targeted advertising really gets on your nerves...

...is when you've already bought the bloody thing.
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TORPC
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Re: When targeted advertising really gets on your nerves...

They think we have disposable incomes
my daughter plays an online game that, requires her to watch ads to gain extra energy etc, to which I have to set Adblocker to only be allowed on that game,if not it would be very expensive for the in-game purchases, I see ads for Talktalk, my previous provider,
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Re: When targeted advertising really gets on your nerves...

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...is when you've already bought the bloody thing.

I was about to say that but you've beat me to it  Wink
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How many do they want me to buy, exactly Roll eyes

One more.. their CEO wants a payrise  Tongue
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TORPC
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Re: When targeted advertising really gets on your nerves...

Just been asked why are the advert prices are in Dollars
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Re: When targeted advertising really gets on your nerves...

TORPC usually as USA is the country used as a the location for her profile.  With some games it can be cheaper to cheat the system and get charged in US dollars as there is no tax, but most have that covered as the games identify your location anyway.
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Re: When targeted advertising really gets on your nerves...

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They think we have disposable incomes

What sort of incomes do we have Undecided
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Re: When targeted advertising really gets on your nerves...

This is the kind of thing that annoys me - you click a banner advert, go to the company website and get this:

Idiots.
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