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Trying To Be Ethical Within the Weaving of the Web [Jan. 19th, 2011|09:23 am]
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fabricdragon posted in her journal that today's Living Social deal is a half priced $20 gift card from Amazon.com. If you want to buy one and you know her, you should go to her post by clicking here and buy it through her link so she gets credit.

If you don't know her and you want to buy one, I'd appreciate it if you would buy it through my link below so I get credit. Thanks.


[User Picture]From: curculio
2011-01-20 12:00 am (UTC)

No server available

Hey, I tried to buy a couple of times but I keep getting a No server available at this time message. I can continue but there seems to be an issue with the link, I think.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2011-01-20 05:46 am (UTC)

Re: No server available

Hey Rich,

Your purchase helped me get my gift card for free! Thanks for persevering. It turns out that the deal people's server got overwhelmed for a bit so it got really slow for a while.
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[User Picture]From: curculio
2011-01-20 03:53 pm (UTC)

Re: No server available

I had a question about the radiation of these types of internet coupon companies. I found this page concerning 'Living Social' that discusses some of its problems.


One problem discussed had to do with scaling, a problem I with which I am quite familiar (boy, is it hard to not end sentences with prepositions, almost as hard as ending dates without propositions).

One inconvenience related to the difficulties in business experienced by this company was that they finally sent me a reply notice this morning (1/2 day later and they will finally send instructions (not the card, itself) tomorrow. If the company is trying to become large enough to go public, they'll have to whittle their time-line.

It isn't as if the idea of business coupons is a new one. The point of doing something like this, in my mind, is to bring something new to the product. Their packaging seems pretty enough with font sizes that are large enough for a cataract eye to read clearly but at least for me, I'd rather just have the card, on hand. Or do I, perhaps I'm just driven impatient by the fact the deal was done on line and therefore should be quick. In fact, all they've done is slow down my expectations in a non-harmful way. At least they can have a future goal to meet, such as a quicker response time.

I'm glad I helped you get a free card! You deserve a good read after dealing with the land.

Edited at 2011-01-20 03:55 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2011-01-20 05:44 am (UTC)
I got my gift card for free because three of my friends bought a card through my link. Thanks guys!
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