A bit of a heartbreak has happened this morning when we were informed that Scoop will be withdrawing any form of rebate to CTWUG with effect end of July 2016. This is directly related to abuse of our account in the sense of buying stuff for other purposes than anything even vaguely WUG-related. We have tried to talk to Scoop as to the possibility of re-instating Rebate, but abuse causes a major admin nightmare for them which they cannot see their way clear of. What should be clearly noted is the fact that we have been advised that if abuse on the account continues, we will be switched to retail pricing, which will increase our costing at Scoop with another approx 30-odd percent. PLEASE DO NOT DO THAT.
* ALL projects we agreed to fund out of rebate will have to be put on ice until the committee come to some sort of conclusion as to how to handle the projects already approved.
* In effect we have lost spending power to the effect of around R80 000-00 per annum, which I am sure you will agree is a major blow to us.
* We have obtained some detail as to the latest incident of major abuse, and will give feedback on this once comms have concluded as to how the perpetrator will be dealt with.
* Funding of new projects will now be even more difficult than before due to this, as we generate around the same amount per annum, and this 50% blow in funding will hit us VERY hard.
Below an excerpt of the mail from Scoop (the portion below the *'s will be discussed and posted later):
We have unfortunately decided to discontinue any rebate on the CTWUG account as of July 2016. This is
due to abuse of the account as many users are purchasing products for personal and business use. Not
sure if this is to intentionally receive more rebate or just too lazy to register their own account with
We have had a long standing relationship with the CTWUG and would like to continue to support its
members with dealer pricing, however if we find unlawful use of the account we will need to switch it to retail.
Please pass this message on to the community, we would appreciate the cooperation.