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Title: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: MassMadness on December 22, 2008, 03:06:48 PM
I spent 3 months convincing my wife that home automation is a great idea.  She finally agreed and said she'd buy me some X10 products for Christmas and visited the new web site to make a purchase.  There is now no way that I will ever convince her that X10 is a legitimate company.  Way to go, X10 management.

The X10 web site has always been annoying and offensive.  I've visited before and was bothered by the flashing icons and misleading or missing information, but this has reached a new low.

Adding insult to injury, I called X10 and the rep could not have been more clear with his "kiss off, you're wasting my time" attitude.  I did learn from the rep that the president of X10 endorses the web site.  He's supposed to be a Brit in his mid 40s.  Unbelievable.

I don't need to give my money to this type of company, so I'll look at other alternatives.
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: jecstl on January 03, 2009, 10:37:42 AM
amen totally agree x10 need to wake up that there customers are what makes them another company going downhill
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: birdzeye on January 17, 2009, 10:27:12 AM
Here in Canada when we click on a webpage we usually have a choice of English or French versions of the webpage. Maybe x10 should have a somewhat similar choice but for either Porn or Non-Porn versions of the website  :D
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: originalevil on January 17, 2009, 12:57:05 PM
And, no matter how much you buy from them, these chicks never appear at your house (some of us are bachelors).
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: steven r on January 18, 2009, 12:15:41 AM
And, no matter how much you buy from them, these chicks never appear at your house (some of us are bachelors).
Yeah it might not be such a bad thing if they had a 2 for 1 deal on the models.  rofl
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: TheBigOldDog on January 18, 2009, 09:17:07 AM
I opened a recent email and was looking at the "deals" (honestly I was, I swear!). Anyway my wife saw the screen and I had to go to great lengths to prove to her it was X10 stuff. Honestly. That's no joke. Now I am careful about when I open the emails and go to the site.

That said, their choice of talent is exquisite!  :'
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: originalevil on January 18, 2009, 11:12:07 AM
And, no matter how much you buy from them, these chicks never appear at your house (some of us are bachelors).
Yeah it might not be such a bad thing if they had a 2 for 1 deal on the models.  rofl

 :)%
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: HIghwaystar on March 27, 2009, 04:28:32 PM
 8)  I never cease to be amazed how Intelligent and talented people can be completely distracted by Hot babes. I mean really so what if the girl is so nice she makes you sweat, big deal she's so choice that your knee's get weak when she smiles at you. I want pictures of transistors and wires. 8)
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: dave w on March 27, 2009, 06:19:17 PM
8) I want pictures of transistors and wires. 8)

O-o-o-h-h, are the transistors FETs? I think I'm beginning to vibrate! :D
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: steven r on March 27, 2009, 06:42:50 PM
The way 4 diodes can team up to build a bridge is such a show of team spirit. The way they can take the Alternating Charged group energy and make a Direct Connection is such a positive rush. It really gets my batteries charged.
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: hawk1 on March 27, 2009, 10:39:42 PM
therapy comes to mind!   :'
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: lactive2 on May 22, 2010, 09:42:25 PM
porn should be banned from the internet
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: Dan Lawrence on May 23, 2010, 10:06:19 AM
Pigs will fly first.   :'
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: Orac on May 23, 2010, 12:58:19 PM
When I first saw the web site I was a bit leery about ordering from them. It wasn't till I discovered that they have an active set of forums that I decided to make a purchase. However, being a British ex-pat myself and learning that the X10 president is a Brit I have no more worries. Just a culture difference thing..... :D

Andy
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: dave w on May 23, 2010, 01:55:58 PM
However, being a British ex-pat myself and learning that the X10 president is a Brit I have no more worries. Just a culture difference thing..... :D

Andy
Yeah, but does Bimbos, Floozies, and Trolups (aka:"boobies") sell security systems in England?

Nea-nea I say.  ;D
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: Orac on May 23, 2010, 03:07:41 PM
I was not being totally serious in my previous reply and I have to say that in the UK electronics would not normally be sold with a web site like the X10 site. It is true to say that in general young ladies are used more in England for advertising than in the USA. The classic example of this is the 'Sun' newspaper which is the biggest selling daily newspaper in England. Every day there is a different topless lady on page 3, I cannot imagine that happening in the USA!

The funny thing is that the owner of the Sun Newspaper also owns Fox News in the USA. I keep watching Fox News but they never seem to show any good crumpet (Brit slang for a nice looking young lady). :-[

Vive La Difference as the French would say.

Andy
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: dave w on May 23, 2010, 03:49:44 PM
The classic example of this is the 'Sun' newspaper which is the biggest selling daily newspaper in England. Every day there is a different topless lady on page 3, I cannot imagine that happening in the USA!

I am afraid my wife would fire the paper boy.  rofl
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: streetp on May 23, 2010, 04:29:37 PM
I'm an expat Brit living in Canada and I find the site offensive too, it's very hard explaining to "Her who must be obeyed" that seriously it's X-10 not just boobs & bits....
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: Dan Lawrence on May 23, 2010, 07:03:42 PM
There's no "boobs & bits", you don't see anything that you would see at the beach.
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: nybuck on May 23, 2010, 08:18:20 PM
There's no "boobs & bits", you don't see anything that you would see at the beach.

True, but not too many X10 Home Automation uses at the beach...

[Point being:  Babes in skimpy clothing are irrelevant to Home Automation.  I don't see them on the SmartHome site!]
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: originalevil on February 27, 2014, 07:43:14 AM
Am I the only one who misses the half naked models?
Title: Re: Horrible and Offensive Web Site
Post by: Knightrider on February 28, 2014, 06:33:08 AM
Am I the only one who misses the half naked models?
Yep.