03.03.07

keziefoods.co.uk are cheeky bastards

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:20 am by blog

I was trying to buy some exotic meat, and i came across a company called Kezie Foods that appeared to offer what i was looking for. I filled out their online shopping cart with what i wanted, and proceeded to the checkout. This checkout required me to register, which is fair enough, so i went to the registration page:
http://www.keziefoods.co.uk/registration/
I filled out the details, and noticed the subscribe to newsletters option at the bottom of the form. I intentionally left it unchecked, as i didn’t want to receive extra junk mail.
When i clicked submit, a piece of javascript kicked in and automatically checked the newsletters box! Seriously, go try it for yourself…
So, i immediately cancelled my order and sent them a mail demanding they remove my details from their system ASAP and explaining why. To this i received no response, until several weeks later, i received a copy of the newsletter!
Yes, the very same newsletter i explicitely did not want, and clearly demanded they remove me from the list. I have sent them another mail, which i suspect will also be ignored so i will be calling them on monday to complain.

6 Comments »

  1. EV4 » Keziefoods are cheeky bastards, followup said,

    July 4, 2007 at 10:06 am

    [...] followup to my earlier posting on http://www.ev4.org/wordpress/2007/03/03/keziefoodscouk-are-cheeky-bastards/ regarding the way their registration page uses javascript to fake you signing up for their [...]

  2. Mylena said,

    August 8, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    … just read your comments on Kezie foods and their subscription formulaire. I have been working in the catering industry for many years, travelled a fair bit and lived in Africa a number of years,, and now own a smal café, nothing major. But I always try to vary my diet as much as possible and try new alternative food. At my wholesaler I came across Kezie Food supplie…. tried camel steak very much like very tender beef steak and springbuck striploin fillet… tasting amazingly like duck’ s meat.

    Thought Kezie Food site would offer better price deals on meat I realised that my wholesaler (Booker) had far better prices.
    Example: Springbuck steaks 2 steaks 250g …. direct from Kezie £9.00
    … from wholesaler £6.30

    Go and figure!

  3. Wil Peters said,

    November 17, 2008 at 11:01 am

    But was the meat good ?
    Why moan about newsletters when you have to leave your email addy on this blog
    Some people just enjoy complaining Would prefer constructive comments
    please

  4. EV4 » In Reply To Wil PetersAu said,

    November 18, 2008 at 11:39 am

    [...] From keziefoods.co.uk are cheeky bastards, 2008/11/17 at 11:01 AM [...]

  5. Nell said,

    March 13, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I am not really sure what all your bitching and moaning is about??! I havebeen ordering, Wilodebeest, Oryx, Bison, Kangaroo, Horse and other meats from Kezie for a year now as my dog has a meat intoloerance to every normal meat in supermarkets, I am subscribed but RARELY get a newsletter from them not even one a month! For normal household use (not restaurant) they were generally the best price and best delivery fee and best choice on the market. They have NEVER shared my info wit other companies, quit bitching and moaning like a little girl! ITS JUST AN OCCASIONAL NEWS LETTER!

  6. blog said,

    September 13, 2013 at 9:09 am

    The content or frequency of the newsletter is not the point…
    It’s the underhanded way in which they trick you into signing up.
    You should _ALWAYS_ have the ability to opt out, and your opt out choice should _ALWAYS_ be respected. It may only be once a month or so, but multiply that by the many different sites someone may have signed up to and you end up with a deluge of unwanted email. I ALWAYS opt out of newsletters and found it highly offensive that this site uses javascript to recheck the newsletter option EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE EXPLICITLY UNSELECTED IT!

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