Friday, 17 March 2017

The Lost Art Of Letter-Writing Vol. XXLI (Dear Virgin Media Pt. II)


From: Currys <reviewsupport+currys@reevoo.com>
Sent: 09 January 2017 21:10
To:
blizxxxx@xmail.com

Subject: About your SEIKI SE32HD07UK 32" LED TV purchase
 
 
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From: Blizzard 1 <blizxxxx@xmail.com>
Sent: 10 January 2017 13:18
To: Currys
Subject: Re: About your SEIKI SE32HD07UK 32" LED TV purchase
Dear Reevoo/Currys,
Thank you for the offer of work.  I am interested. 
The time has come to discuss the ugly matter of money; alas, like everyone else, I cannot work for free.  This is the world in which we live.
As a self-employed musician and performer, I usually ask for around £200 per hour, with 1 hour being the minimum charge.  However, for a writing/research assignment such as this, I would consider a flat fee, if that is more appropriate.  I have undertaken many writing assignments, but as you will appreciate, charges vary greatly based on time and other particulars.
Taking into account the thorough research and writing time required for this brief, I suggest £500, based on the above pricing structure. 
So, let’s negotiate.  I look forward to working with you.
Yours in anticipation,
Clayton Blizzard
From: Review Support <reviewsupport@reevoo.com>
Sent: 10 January 2017 13:18
To: bli
blizxxxx@xmail.com

Subject: Automatic reply: Re: About your SEIKI SE32HD07UK 32" LED TV purchase
 
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From: Blizzard 1 < blizxxxx@xmail.com >
Sent: 10 January 2017 13:30
To: Review Support; feedback@reevoo.com
Subject: Re: Automatic reply: Re: About your SEIKI SE32HD07UK 32" LED TV purchase
Dear Reevoo Support team,
 
Thank you for your e-mail.  As this appears to be an automatic reply, I am copying my original e-mail below. 
 
However, having followed the link to Terms & Conditions in your e-mail below, there appears to be no information on invoicing.  Naturally, I cannot recommend a product without conducting all the necessary research; therefore, I am reluctant to click Yes or No.
Also, as you will appreciate, there is no question of undertaking work without first establishing the necessary contractual arrangements.  As professional people representing a reputable company, I feel sure you will understand.
 
I am sure this is a mere oversight on your part.  We are all busy people these days, aren’t we?  It happens to the best of us!
 
Below is the e-mail I sent earlier today.
 
Warm Regards,
 
Clayton Blizzard
 
 
Dear Reevoo/Currys,
Thank you for the offer of work.  I am interested. 
The time has come to discuss the ugly matter of money; alas, like everyone else, I cannot work for free.  This is the world in which we live.
As a self-employed musician and performer, I usually ask for around £200 per hour, with 1 hour being the minimum charge.  However, for a writing/research assignment such as this, I would consider a flat fee, if that is more appropriate.  I have undertaken many writing assignments, but as you will appreciate, charges vary greatly based on time and other particulars.
Taking into account the thorough research and writing time required for this brief, I suggest £500, based on the above pricing structure. 
So, let’s negotiate.  I look forward to working with you.
Yours in anticipation,
Clayton Blizzard
 
 


From: Currys <reviewsupport+currys@reevoo.com>
Sent: 13 January 2017 11:03
To:
blizxxxx@xmail.com

Subject: About your SEIKI SE32HD07UK 32" LED TV purchase
 
Currys
 
 
 
 
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Reevoo
 
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Would you recommend this product?
 
 
 
We invite you to write a review on the SEIKI SE32HD07UK 32" LED TV you purchased from Currys on 19 November 2016, because other shoppers can benefit from your experience. If you have ever used customer reviews yourself, you know how valuable they can be. Currently the average score is 8.7 out of 10, based on 73 reviews.
 
 
 
SEIKI  SE32HD07UK 32
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Would you recommend this product?
 
 
 
 
 
 

By completing our quick and easy questionnaire, you'll be helping other shoppers make better buying decisions.

Your feedback will be displayed on Currys's website and on other websites that value 100% real customer reviews like yours.

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Reevoo
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PS. We won't ever ask you to review this purchase again.
 
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From: Blizzard 1 < blizxxxx@xmail.com >
Sent: 18 January 2017 13:59
To: Currys
Subject: Re: About your SEIKI SE32HD07UK 32" LED TV purchase
 
Dear Reevoo/Currys,
Thank you for your latest e-mail.
I am happy to discuss working with you, but it seems that we’re going in circles on this.
To clarify:  I have replied to your kind offer of a contract for my services to affirm my interest and begin negotiations on rates and terms.  I await your response. 
I confess that your PS confuses me, as it sounds like an ultimatum.  However, you are yet to issue a contract or any offer of remuneration; at the risk of being repetitive, we must first establish at least the general terms of a contract before I can undertake the work you require. 
I had assumed good faith on your part, since you took the time to contact me directly; I hope I am not labouring under a misapprehension.
If, however, I have misunderstood your intentions, I apologise for the confusion and wish you well with your project/s.  If I may make so bold as to offer some unsolicited, unpaid feedback, you may wish to consider amending such communications in the future.  Perhaps you could include somewhere in the body text of your e-mail a note that while you do value the opinions or writing of “customers” like me (which, please let me assure you, is beyond doubt), you do not value their time or thoughts enough to pay for them, and that you are recruiting voluntary labour, despite being a major retailer with pre-tax profits of over £400,000,000, according to some media reports.  (Or a “user-generated content platform” worth around £1,500,000, with assets of over £5,000,000 – I realise, as I write, that I am no longer sure whom I am addressing, since your latest e-mail is signed by you both.  Perhaps you have the kind of friendly arrangement between yourselves that transcends the necessity for any vulgar discussion of money.  Perhaps you even find such considerations gauche, given that your relationship is so close you can sign off on emails using your names interchangeably.  If so, I can only admire your close friendship and the trust it has engendered – and envy your disregard for monetary gain.  I myself have a philosophical approach to financial matters:  like all real artists, I simply don’t care about money; sadly, however, my landlord, the council, HMRC, utility companies, phone and broadband providers, supermarkets, rail and bus companies, clothes retailers, insurance providers, my local food shops and publicans take a markedly different view.  The bastards.  If only everyone was as progressive as Currys [sic] PC World.  What a wonderful world that would be.)
With the hope of building a world based on the values you have modelled, I remain:
Yours,
​Clayton Blizzard
 
From: Review Support <reviewsupport@reevoo.com>
Sent: 18 January 2017 13:59
To:
blizxxxx@xmail.com

Subject: Automatic reply: Re: About your SEIKI SE32HD07UK 32" LED TV purchase
 
Dear Customer,
Thank you for your email.
You have reached Reevoo, we collect reviews on behalf of retailers.
 
Questions about your order or booking
If you would like discuss your purchase or booking, or update your details,you will need to speak to the retailer directly. You may have their contact details on your delivery or order confirmation.
 
Writing or changing your review
If you would like to write a review, please follow the link in the first email you received in order to complete  and submit the questionnaire. The link in the first email will take you to your questionnaire page where you can add and submit your comments . If, and only if, you follow that link and choose to submit your review, it will be published.
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