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December 9, 2008
News - Free Day is January 7th, …
about 7 years ago
YEAH! This is a great idea! Some of those people coming to you for support we can help! You’ve fired up your customer base, let them work for some of the same goals!
‘greed. You might clean out carts and have them re-enter items at the “start” of free-day, just to kill off some of the scripters and greedie freebie lovers. Make 'em browse the site with a mouse like everyone else.
On woot the “bags of crap” usually go to those with the best scripts. It’d be nice if some protection was put in to prevent “cheaters”.
I wonder how long this will take to get slashdotted.
It’s already been hack-a-dayed.
I don’t think there’s any server cluster, save google, that can survive a full onslaught slashdotting crowd hungry for $100 bucks of free geek lootz. I’m guessing the 1000 orders will be completed in about an hour, because there will be so much lag and people trying to DoS their way through the ordering page that it’ll take that long for the first 1000 orders to actually complete.
But my original statement holds true, this is the best 100k you can spend on advertising on the internet. There are comments on hack-a-day of people who are already to buy stuff from sparkfun when before they’d have never given it a second look.
This is incredible, people in the hobby electronics world will talk about this for YEARS! You can’t pay for advertisement this good.
I think it’s ok to come out with the truth now… You’ve teamed up with the north pole and Santa has promised to buy 40% of your stock when you go public in exchange for a free day.
News - Official SparkFun IRC Cha…
about 7 years ago
I missed the free procurement class. :-(
News - The Production Artists Re…
about 8 years ago
You should sell these things. They really are that good, you could seriously open an art gallery. I know I’d buy some of them.
No public wish lists :(
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