An online petition protesting against rightmove.co.uk’s subscription fees has failed to garner any real support from UK real estate agents.
The petition was started by “Ripoffmove” over a week ago, on 23 October, and so far only has a pitiful 7 signatures.
Supporters are being asked to put their name to the following statement:
“We, the undersigned intend to cancel our subscription to rightmove on 5th January 2009 unless the subscription price is, at least, halved.
We are all fed up of paying huge subscription fees in a market climate that we are currently experiencing, to a company that is making redundancies and cutbacks and not passing those savings on to their customers.”
The reason for the low number of signatures could lie in the fact that supporters are requested to “only sign if you genuinely intend to take part in this boycott.”
Despite the widespread rumblings of discontent about rightmove.co.uk’s fee structures, it seems many would rather try other negotiating techniques (read our article UK Agents Stage Assault on Portal Fees).