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Re: Consumer Advocate Attacks Credit Card/Points Blogs
« Reply #90 on: February 05, 2015, 02:19:24 PM »
You chill!
Wandering aramean write about married segments a year ago.
Doctor of credit goes into great detail about everything under the sun.
And he has no referral links!
Thefreequentflyer is also great.
if you find a better bloggers to follow why do you bother following and attacking this blog we all know that there is other bloggers  if you dont like it dont follow it!   

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Re: Consumer Advocate Attacks Credit Card/Points Blogs
« Reply #91 on: February 05, 2015, 02:20:08 PM »
I'm nowhere near an expert to make a judgement on whether Dan is a tzaddik or a bum. I suspect he's just a guy like the rest of us, trying to make a living, support his family, and enjoy himself every now and then. But just from my own experience I can say that I will usually just skip any DDMS post that has amaZon or eBay or any other of these "deals". I will read things like credit card write ups, price mistake and I just got the WSJ for 40 weeks. Not saying he shouldn't wrote about the "deals" their just not very effective.
You don't need to suspect that, I say it openly.

As far as the other deals, tons of people buy them and they help pay the bills.
As you can see, that's mostly JJs department these days.
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Re: Consumer Advocate Attacks Credit Card/Points Blogs
« Reply #92 on: February 05, 2015, 02:20:17 PM »
I'm nowhere near an expert to make a judgement on whether Dan is a tzaddik or a bum. I suspect he's just a guy like the rest of us, trying to make a living, support his family, and enjoy himself every now and then. But just from my own experience I can say that I will usually just skip any DDMS post that has amaZon or eBay or any other of these "deals". I will read things like credit card write ups, price mistake and I just got the WSJ for 40 weeks. Not saying he shouldn't wrote about the "deals" their just not very effective.
I look at the amazon deals
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Re: Consumer Advocate Attacks Credit Card/Points Blogs
« Reply #93 on: February 05, 2015, 02:20:43 PM »
Everyone can read or do whatever they want.
My point was there's a lot if great deals that would help people out that aren't on DDMS cuz Dan is too selfish to put them up. I'm not saying he has to. I'm saying that bloggers that care about their readers are posting these. Bloggers that are after the money aren't.
And from all the eBay amazon living social and groupon garbage we see exactly what dan is after.
P.S. He's still the smartest and most knowledgable blogger IMO.

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Re: Consumer Advocate Attacks Credit Card/Points Blogs
« Reply #94 on: February 05, 2015, 02:26:26 PM »
I agree. What's with all the negativity?

Not what I'm saying. That's exactly why I started off saying I'm not an expert. I don't read any other blogs, I'm fairly new to this whole game. But if someone is qualified and feels like he's not getting a fair share of deals or what not, I would understand that.

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Re: Consumer Advocate Attacks Credit Card/Points Blogs
« Reply #95 on: February 05, 2015, 02:28:07 PM »
You don't need to suspect that, I say it openly.

As far as the other deals, tons of people buy them and they help pay the bills.
As you can see, that's mostly JJs department these days.

Then kol hakovod I'm just talking from my own experience.

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« Reply #96 on: February 05, 2015, 02:28:10 PM »
Everyone can read or do whatever they want.
My point was there's a lot if great deals that would help people out that aren't on DDMS cuz Dan is too selfish to put them up. I'm not saying he has to. I'm saying that bloggers that care about their readers are posting these. Bloggers that are after the money aren't.
And from all the eBay amazon living social and groupon garbage we see exactly what dan is after.
P.S. He's still the smartest and most knowledgable blogger IMO.
Tell me, what do you do for a living?

As far as IHG/Ritz. They're not cards that I have, for better or worse. So it's not just not blogging about them, I guess I hurt myself too...
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Re: Consumer Advocate Attacks Credit Card/Points Blogs
« Reply #97 on: February 05, 2015, 02:28:38 PM »
Everyone can read or do whatever they want.
My point was there's a lot if great deals that would help people out that aren't on DDMS cuz Dan is too selfish to put them up. I'm not saying he has to. I'm saying that bloggers that care about their readers are posting these. Bloggers that are after the money aren't.
And from all the eBay amazon living social and groupon garbage we see exactly what dan is after.
P.S. He's still the smartest and most knowledgable blogger IMO.

-1 this is extremely unfair, presumptuous, judgmental and a bunch of other things to assume he's selfish and doesn't care about his readers.

Most of us who have been saying Dan is (at least partially) motivated by revenue (because it's a real job with real expense) have been saying Dan is a regular guy and admit we all do the same in our businesses. I think you're going to be on an island with your opinion.

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Re: Consumer Advocate Attacks Credit Card/Points Blogs
« Reply #98 on: February 05, 2015, 02:32:26 PM »
Everyone can read or do whatever they want.
My point was there's a lot if great deals that would help people out that aren't on DDMS cuz Dan is too selfish to put them up. I'm not saying he has to. I'm saying that bloggers that care about their readers are posting these. Bloggers that are after the money aren't.
And from all the eBay amazon living social and groupon garbage we see exactly what dan is after.
P.S. He's still the smartest and most knowledgable blogger IMO.
What are you complaining about was it you who brought up the ritz carlton card and want a HT that's the only possibility i can think of why you are so upset that it didn't reach DDMS
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Consumer Advocate Attacks Credit Card/Points Blogs
« Reply #99 on: February 05, 2015, 02:34:21 PM »
Everyone can read or do whatever they want.
My point was there's a lot if great deals that would help people out that aren't on DDMS cuz Dan is too selfish to put them up. I'm not saying he has to. I'm saying that bloggers that care about their readers are posting these. Bloggers that are after the money aren't.
And from all the eBay amazon living social and groupon garbage we see exactly what dan is after.
P.S. He's still the smartest and most knowledgable blogger IMO.
I post deals based on analytics of what people click on the most and buy. If something isn't popular I rarely post it again.
eBay and Amazon offer the best prices for hundreds of thousands of items online. People love Amazon with prime and their customer service. I'm sorry if you don't want these deals, but thousand of people make purchases from the deals I post everyday.

Also there was a thread about hakaras hatov somewhere in reference to DD, this thread just repeated a lot of that.
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Re: Consumer Advocate Attacks Credit Card/Points Blogs
« Reply #100 on: February 05, 2015, 02:43:02 PM »
Like I said, I don't follow the Marriott program at all and I write about what I know.
Does 140K Marriott really become 70K UA?
To be honest, I haven't.
I call BS.
Everyone knows about it.
And if you spent 2,000$ for free fairmont suite nights
I'm sure $49 is worth ANY IhG property.
Everyone in the miles game knows how awesome that is.
we know you have to make a living.
But does every link on your site have to go to clicks.synergy?

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Re: Consumer Advocate Attacks Credit Card/Points Blogs
« Reply #101 on: February 05, 2015, 02:45:41 PM »
Link to where WA talked about finding additional award space with married segs?

It's great that there are blogs that do this in spare time and not as a job.    I'm sure it stays more fun that way.
I've read a few DoC posts that TBB has pointed out as amazing and most of them had mistakes that typical DDF'ers would know about.
I'd rather just write about programs and cards that I know proficiently and not a jack of all trades and master of none.

Can you point out some of Doc's mistakes I haven't seen anything that sticks out to me as false or wrong

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« Reply #102 on: February 05, 2015, 02:46:07 PM »
I call BS.
Everyone knows about it.
And if you spent 2,000$ for free fairmont suite nights
I'm sure $49 is worth ANY IhG property.
Everyone in the miles game knows how awesome that is.
we know you have to make a living.
But does every link on your site have to go to clicks.synergy?
Now we can add "liar" to the list of your accusations.

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Re: Consumer Advocate Attacks Credit Card/Points Blogs
« Reply #103 on: February 05, 2015, 02:46:30 PM »
I call BS.
Everyone knows about it.
And if you spent 2,000$ for free fairmont suite nights
I'm sure $49 is worth ANY IhG property.
Everyone in the miles game knows how awesome that is.
we know you have to make a living.
But does every link on your site have to go to clicks.synergy?

You are saying Dan has a card he said he doesn't?

$49 for rooms for life? Sign me up. Maybe that's a bad comparison.
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Re: Consumer Advocate Attacks Credit Card/Points Blogs
« Reply #104 on: February 05, 2015, 02:46:34 PM »
I call BS.
Everyone knows about it.
And if you spent 2,000$ for free fairmont suite nights
I'm sure $49 is worth ANY IhG property.
Everyone in the miles game knows how awesome that is.
we know you have to make a living.
But does every link on your site have to go to clicks.synergy?
I didn't spend anything for the Fairmont nights as I said here last week. So much for being a knowitall.

Yes, $49 is good for 1 night in IHG.  Though I can't tell you the last time I stayed in an IHG and capacity controls make the best hotels hard to get.
Like I said, I have gone through hundreds of Chase cards, but never IHG/Marriott/Ritz.
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