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Re: Market Failure!

Post by JasonL » 19 Apr 2017, 12:44

hahaha things that sounded dumb from the word "go".

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Post by Mo » 19 Apr 2017, 13:03

My brother's office has a Juicero and he fucking hates it. My response was, "That's the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard. Where did they get that idea from Silicon Valley outtakes?"
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by JD » 19 Apr 2017, 16:40

It is really hard to buy nail polish by the gallon, for some reason.
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Post by Highway » 19 Apr 2017, 16:44

Because you'd think that you'd get some sort of price break on it, and nobody wants to let you do that. Be happy that it's still somewhat less expensive by volume than printer ink.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Eric the .5b » 19 Apr 2017, 17:59

Mo wrote:My brother's office has a Juicero and he fucking hates it. My response was, "That's the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard. Where did they get that idea from Silicon Valley outtakes?"
And the hilarious thing is that it's exactly what I cynically suspected when I read about it, months ago.

"These are bags of chopped-up fruits and vegetables to be cold-squeezed in your Juicero..."

"They're just bags of juice, aren't they?"
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Post by nicole » 21 Apr 2017, 11:46

Eric the .5b wrote:Juicero packs, you know, the $5 packs that produce 8 oz of juice when you squeeze them in a $400 machine that has to have a constant Wi-Fi connection? "How do you measure chi?" and all of that?

Can totally be squeezed by hand.
Update:
Juice Daddy even offers a video rebuttal to Bloomberg’s video of their reporter squeezing the juice out without the aid of four tons of pressing power. In the video, posted by Juicero’s head of communications Chrissy Trampedach, the bag is snipped open in the middle. We’re then treated to the glorious image of someone (presumably Chrissy herself) reaching into the bag, fishing out a nice squishy handful of orange mulch and smushing it through her fingers. It sounds like someone performing intimate acts on a bowl of oatmeal.
http://gizmodo.com/juicero-ceo-begs-you ... 1794507811
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Post by Taktix® » 21 Apr 2017, 12:09

What's next, shitty coffee in expensive, little, proprietary disposable packets?
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Post by Warren » 23 Apr 2017, 16:02

Taktix® wrote:What's next, shitty coffee in expensive, little, proprietary disposable packets?
Ha ha ha. I bet someone actually tried to sell that.
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Post by Jennifer » 23 Apr 2017, 16:14

JD wrote:It is really hard to buy nail polish by the gallon, for some reason.
That stuff goes dry really fast once the bottle's been opened.

Semi-related: I have a vague memory of being very young, probably pre-kindergarten, when my grandmother was watching an afternoon-rerun showing of Green Acres: the joke was that the rich city-mouse woman visited the country store and asked for nail polish, and they only sold it in giant-sized gallon jugs.
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Post by Andrew » 30 Apr 2017, 13:28

I bought some Luna Sandals back in 2012. They were hyped as part of the natural running boom and the design was supposedly based upon Tarahumara footwear. I didn't really care about that since I didn't want them for running, but they were durable and very minimal and I really liked them for regular wear. Mine are finally starting to wear out so a new pair would be nice.

It appears that they've been captured by the upper middle class white people market segment, just like every other minimal/lightweight company eventually is. The model I have is long gone, and even the successors are gone. Now all models have an extra foot strap (they originally only had the front y-strap and the back heel strap; now they all have that middle arch strap) and they're bigger and clunkier. Sigh.
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Post by Aresen » 07 Jun 2017, 22:34

Westjet - a Canadian airline that I prefer to use when flying inside Canada - has sent me the following emailL
We noticed that you haven't checked in with our emails for a while. The last thing we want to do is leave you behind, so please think of this as your final boarding call. If we don't hear from you soon, we will no longer send you emails. And saying goodbye isn't as fun as being the first to know about:
Seat sales and vacation deals
Exclusive member-only offers
Insider tips on destinations
News from WestJet's world
…and so much more.

Go on, stay subscribed.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 07 Jun 2017, 23:23

Aresen wrote:Westjet - a Canadian airline that I prefer to use when flying inside Canada - has sent me the following emailL
We noticed that you haven't checked in with our emails for a while. The last thing we want to do is leave you behind, so please think of this as your final boarding call. If we don't hear from you soon, we will no longer send you emails. And saying goodbye isn't as fun as being the first to know about:
Seat sales and vacation deals
Exclusive member-only offers
Insider tips on destinations
News from WestJet's world
…and so much more.

Go on, stay subscribed.
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I got one of those recently for an entirely different kind of business.

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by nicole » 08 Jun 2017, 07:21

If they don't clean the list it makes their marketing programs look less effective.
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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Dangerman » 08 Jun 2017, 09:00

I'd be very happy if a company noticed that I didn't care and offered to remove me.

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Post by dhex » 08 Jun 2017, 09:56

some orgs penalize (or at least bug out) over opt-out rates, so this is a good way of eliding that. (it's a dumb thing to bug out on presuming there's no massive shift in historical averages, tho)
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Post by Sandy » 08 Jun 2017, 12:15

dhex wrote:some orgs penalize (or at least bug out) over opt-out rates, so this is a good way of eliding that. (it's a dumb thing to bug out on presuming there's no massive shift in historical averages, tho)
The email providers also judge you via open rates and opt-outs. The longer you leave someone on there who isn't interested, the more likely they are to simply hit the "spam" button, which can endanger the email provider's agreements with major services like Gmail and Yahoo.
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Post by thoreau » 24 Jun 2017, 12:37

I volunteered to exit a flight for the $800 travel voucher. But flights purchased directly from American Airlines cost an arm and a leg compared to Expedia, and it looks like I can't use the voucher with Expedia.

Much like the cake, the voucher is a lie.

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Post by Hugh Akston » 24 Jun 2017, 14:04

I hope they at least dragged you off the plane on your face. That kind of personal service is what you expect from American.
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Post by JasonL » 24 Jun 2017, 15:02

thoreau wrote:I volunteered to exit a flight for the $800 travel voucher. But flights purchased directly from American Airlines cost an arm and a leg compared to Expedia, and it looks like I can't use the voucher with Expedia.

Much like the cake, the voucher is a lie.

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How far in advance are you trying to book? We've never found Expedia worth using for delta booked months in advance.

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Post by thoreau » 24 Jun 2017, 17:26

Christmas. I heard an offer of $800 and figured this would cover a good chunk of my Christmas trip back home. So I took my voucher and then went on the internet and saw sky-high prices at aa.com. So I compared with Expedia and the price difference for a party of two is... substantial.

I think I will call AA customer service and request the specific routes and times that Expedia is showing dirt cheap. They aren't showing up when I search aa.com. Maybe customer service can help. (I know. A man can dream, can't he?)

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Post by Mo » 24 Jun 2017, 19:01

That will likely work as the airlines have been at war with the OTAs in recent years.
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Post by thoreau » 24 Jun 2017, 23:46

The flight that they moved me to was delayed an hour. It too was overbooked. But this time I did not take the voucher and now I have landed at LAX.

We are stuck on the tarmac waiting for a gate. This has been going on for 20+ minutes.

Even better, it is a remote terminal. We will need a shuttle bus to the main terminal. I can only assume that somebody from the airline's Quality Assurance department is currently puncturing the tires on the shuttle bus.

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Post by thoreau » 25 Jun 2017, 00:04

I shit you not, they can't open the door to the plane and their IQs are too low to let us out the emergency exit.

However dumb my Dean might be, airline managers are dumber.

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Mo » 28 Jun 2017, 11:01

Instead of making your Voice Assistant works for things that actually matters and instead make sure it's up to date on Talk Like a Pirate Day and make Covfefe jokes 2 weeks too late. Bang up priorities there.

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Re: Market Failure!

Post by Ellie » 08 Jul 2017, 00:25

Why does the MeUndies sizing chart ask me to measure around my "natural waist" (above my navel)? Literally no product you sell will ever touch that part of my body. Why aren't you asking for my ass circumference?
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