Boxing day sales? (17 Dec, 2019)

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Boxing day sales? (17 Dec, 2019)

Postby aardvark_admin » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:52 am

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Not many sleeps to Christmas now -- and one more of those sleeps until Boxing day and the sales!

What are you hoping to score in the sales this year -- or do you not set aside some of your festive budget for such frivolity?

And isn't it tragic when a full mailbox effectively thwarts a company's attempts to engage with "influencers" that are obviously a key part of their marketing plan.

My goodness, it's great to be back cutting code again -- although it's clear that my mind is not as agile as it once was when performing such tasks. Still, I'm hoping I'll get something (even just "proof of concept") cobbled together in time to make a noise about it in the New Year.

Note to self: Check mailbox capacity before launch :-)
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Re: Boxing day sales? (17 Dec, 2019)

Postby Muz » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:20 am

Man, I would've loved one of those Youcan units when I had my fishing charter business
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Re: Boxing day sales? (17 Dec, 2019)

Postby phill » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:41 am

nice unit
the 100 meter tether puts it more than 3x the reach of most on the market
the 100 meter depth is also > 4x the depth of most
( ,,,,,,,, ....... A E I O U use em sparingly theres probably not enough )

i might live and eat in a sewer .. but hey look how many of these shiny things i have got
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Re: Boxing day sales? (17 Dec, 2019)

Postby goldedge » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:51 am

Theyre a modern company (maybe) try their facething page, email is so last year :-)
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Re: Boxing day sales? (17 Dec, 2019)

Postby Perry » Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:15 pm

The list of 'epic fails' in the Internet world of commerce is endless.

Even simple stuff like the "from" part of a company's email set up.

Email from Bob Smith. Not Bob Smith at XYZ Coy. No. Just a from descriptor that most junk / spam filters will grab.

Bob Smith | XYZ Company <bob.smith@xyz.co.nz> would be just too easy!

Then there's the . . . .

"We tried phoning you several times, but got the number unobtainable tone."

Really? Where are you located? Auckland. Right. You didn't think there might be an area code involved.

What? We dialled the number you provided.

Yes, you asked for a phone number and I gave that. You did not ask for an area code / network address. Do you know what one of those is?


The most over-worked and totally sincere word on the closing part of most of this decade is the word "team."

Makes me want to throw up.

Grinch: over and out.
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