Stupid Advertising (eBay)
Anyone seen the current eBay ad (musical "Do you know the way to use eBay...")? It seems like a dotcom Superbowl throwback - all glitz, nothing about the site, really; a quarter flash and three parts foolish, as it were.
I wonder if we'll see a google puppet before the ipo
Isn't most advertising stupid though?
Philo, I think you should have called the topic:
It would be $$tupid, and not stupid :)
I must be working if we are talking about it....
Philo: great transaction, would do business with again. A+++++++++++++++
Anyone know how to make money on Ebay? any links? any ideas for my leisure time?
Microsoft all time fan, yeah right!
If you want to learn how someone has successfully made a business with eBay, check out Don Lancaster's
I thought the ebay ad was funny and entertaining. I think that is the point. If the ad was some squidgy nerd type wearing dockers and a polo shirt describing what ebay actually was, people would just turn the channel. However, a weird-ass song and dance number keeps people watching it , just to figure out what on earth is going on.
There's a "For Dummies..." book on running eBay businesses too.
eBay is a for-profit, publically traded company. If they didn't do anything to foster growth (as opposed to sitting there, raking in the cash, and solidifying their position like a private company might do), their shareholders would revolt.
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