View Full Version : OT(somewhat)-This Sunday's NY TIMES!
06-27-2000, 04:24 PM
After reading an article on Internet stores I just laughed my head off. The New York Times claims that companies such as buy.com, amazon.com, cdnow.com, and many others are now adapting a policey of not giving out dollar-off coupons. They claim they want repeat customers genuinely interested in purchasing goods from them, not just getting a good deal. (I guess that excludes us.) However, they tried to point out that the good deals on the net are coming to an end. I would just have to disagree. The day before I had just received three packaged from Staples, and today I got my Buy.com order. Maybe, we should write an editorial for the NY Times on how the bargains are still livin'!
06-27-2000, 04:28 PM
Well, they certainly are still living. I just hope it stays that way. Something tells me it will not however. After all, have you ever seen a B&M store stay in business that has 90% of its customers coming in with coupons that create purchases which are below cost? I mean, I know that internet sites have much lower overhead costs, but they still need to turn a profit..and a quite large one at that.
Shhh. let them think we don't exist, only the new customers are using Coups, Ha HA HA BwaaaaaHaaaa Haaaaaa
06-27-2000, 06:31 PM
I have to say, the deals have CERTAINLY been more sparse since I started. I think people have looked at the business model of grabbing market share through the use of coupons, and have decided it doesn't work. I mean, look at what happened to boo. The one coupon they tried to do put them outta business. Not that they were all that strong to begin with, but...
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