Alan and Barry on Crafti Creations Bid.tv 14/03.13
Whilst I realise this is in danger of becoming the Crafti Creations blog I thought it only fair that I posted one more time (at least)) about the show.
I missed the beginning of the show but managed to start watching about half an hour in when Kim Sutton was demonstrating her craft items.
Kim Sutton: Paper Crafts
|Kim Sutton Crafts|
Although I get a bit board of endless paper crafts I did like the box cards although I'm not sure I'd actually have the patience to make one. I'm sure a lot of the site members at Free Craft Downloads could make a good job of them.
|Alan Gear Chocolate Demonstration|
On the whole I this todays show was a huge improvement on Tuesdays. The graphics seemed to be correct (apart from one which Barry caught) and the whole thing seemed a lot more relaxed and therefore the information came across better.
Surprisingly the worse bits, for me, were the times Alan and Barry were presenting together. You know how they say you shouldn't teach anyone who you know too well to drive because it will only end in an argument' well I'm beginning to think that TV presenting is the same. Whist they seemed to treat the guests with respect and listen to them, when they are both on screen together they talk over each other, don't bother to listen , contradict each other etc. etc.... Whilst a bit of "banter" could be good, this just makes it difficult for the viewer to get any proper information on the product and too much of it is very annoying.
|Stupid and pointless countdown clock|
Bid.tvI really need to say a few words about bid.tv. I've never used them personally so I have to rely on a bit of research I've done on the internet.
Firstly it is strongly suggested that you purchase off the website and not by phoning as phoning will cost you £1.53.
Secondly keep an eye on the P&P, at the moment the P&P on the Crafti Creations show is free but Bid.tv's normal P&P seems to be £7.99 PER ITEM so check that P&P is free or at least reasonable on any future shows.
Lastly, from what I have been able to find out, it seems like their customer service phone line is outsourced to India. Anyone who used Ideal World in the days when they did that will know what sort of hassles it can cause. On top of that the call isn't free. So if things go smoothly with your order then you will be OK but if you have issues with it bid.tv aren't known to be the best for sorting them out.