Price Drop TV and Bid Up TV being hounded by watchdog

18 April 2013

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Have you heard of Sit-Up TV? They're the people behind Bid TV and Price Drop TV and they're being closely watched by clearly irritated watchdogs and the ASA are unhappy about 17 plugs they've made.

It seems they've been generous with the truth, flogging a gold plated bracelet as solid gold, one of the presenters claiming that bedding came with "free P&P" when in actual fact there was a charge. There's also some fleeces that were being sold that 'normally 35 quid a go', when in actual fact that you could get 'em for £4.99. There's also a problem that, in a jewellery sale, there was only one pair of earrings and three opal rings, when dozens of viewers were calling a £1.53 phoneline after the items had been sold.

How about the auction for a perfume which was sold 'in Macy's', when it actually didn't stock it? How about the cleaning fluid that was unsafe to use without gloves?

A spokesman for the channel said: "In the three months since January we have conducted 25,375 live auctions, making the rulings represent approximately 0.05% of overall output."

What has really worked ASA up is that they had to stay up all night watching Peter Simon having a nervous breakdown.

TOPICS:   Advertising

12 comments

  • Aunt B.
    Peter Simon having a nervous breakdown http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=d_58eXzGf5I&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dd_58eXzGf5I
  • patty f.
    petersimon is an idoit why doeshe persist with the feeble larry grayson impression i always switch off when he arrives
  • Micheal D.
    l thought a parrot repeats its self but all the twit keeps saying is NOT ONLY. NOT ONLY. NOT O NLY NOT NOT need I say any more any more any more any more
  • Judyel
    Price Drop, Bid Up, Drop Dead TV! The whole kit and caboodle of them really annoy me! I have never bought anything from them as their P&P is horrendous charging the same for small items as medium sized ones and then having the nerve to charge EXTRA for larger items. I occasionally watch them as I am fascinated by their lying blurb and mainly raucous presenters. As for PETER SIMONS, he is an illiterate moron, repeating ad infinitum, not, only, not only......... and using inappropriate words and terms all the time. It is so obvious that they make most of their profits from the P&P, anyway. Last work Channel 37 ( Freeview) PriceDrop TV completely disappeared and yesterday (17.04.14) BidUp TV has only a screen with exteremely raucous music playiny saying that they have 'technical difficulties'. Think these difficulties aRE a euphemism for - GONE BUST! Having read reviews on many decent sites about them - the average score is ONE and a HALF stars - I would nnot touch them with several barge poles tied together.
  • Mrs S.
    I don't understand what the problem is about bid up and Peter Simon he does no harm and is entertaining. I hope that bid will return and I hope that Peter gets to return well and all the other producers. All my family feel the same. Good luck to you all.
  • jim
    Sit-up TV going bust was inevitable, over the last 18 months or so the quality of product has gone steadily down until they were selling trash. Over the years I've purchased quite a few items from them, some of them of exceptional quality and some quite mediocre, but that's the chance you take buying from a TV shopping channel. It's the presenters I feel sorry for, recently it was very obvious that they were well aware of the rubbish they were trying to sell, but they have to make a living just like everyone else. As for Peter Simon, well I always found him quite entertaining, yes even when he got everything wrong, which he frequently did!
  • jmrs t.
    Idont know what all the fuss is about bid pricedrop and all the presenters plus producers are all great good bargains good prices and alot of laughs its true what they say i feel like theres something missing and its them come back pricedrop and bid with all the same crew we miss you.
  • mrs t.
    Idont know what all the fuss is about bid pricedrop and all the presenters plus producers are all great good bargains good prices and alot of laughs its true what they say i feel like theres something missing and its them come back pricedrop and bid with all the same crew we miss you. anyone who dont like it then dont watch it and leave it to those who love it.
  • Harry D.
    Peter has got a disease that affects his personality. It is obvious he has something wrong with him,and he stops what he is doing and has a blank look on his face.He probably has Peter Viles disease,where he loses weight and his face changes. He looks like a horse and his features change like this,and his eyes go blank with a vacant look. He gets agitated and has the urge to feel women.The treatment is to lock him up in a dark room and feed him horse meal.
  • June B.
    I am sorry bid & price drop has stopped. I enjoyed watching these programmes, I have bought many items from both of them and been very pleased with them. I also enjoyed watching peter simon he was funny.I wonder if it will return?
  • Jojo
    Peter Simon can't finish sentences,he obviously as some thing wrong with him
  • paul
    i thought greggles was really funny and andy hodgson was ok to on bid tv

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