I recently went for a 9.95 spindle at Outpost with my americangreetings flooz. Later I found out that Outpost has killed its partnership with Outpost, and was cancelling flooz orders left and right. Lo and behold, my order has been put on hold, and my Flooz account has no record of any transaction. I called customer service and was told that Outpost had shed its "bad business partner," Flooz. Other members of other boards have also been saying that Outpost Customer Service Reps are saying that Flooz has failed to pay Outpost frequently of late. Outpost CSRs have even said that it would be a good idea to quickly spend the Flooz elsewhere.
With all the fanfare from AG.com, ACER and Amex all doing (arguably ridiculous) promotions, this may be a last gasp effort on the part of Flooz (Whoopi's Phony Money Company) and its partners to pump some dollars through their dubious business model. This speculated downfall wouldn't quite be a CyberRebate-esque incident, but why risk it? There is no solid evidence that Flooz is near collapse, but these observations don't paint a bright picture either.
Again, this is all speculation, and a lot of buzzing from "other boards." Flooz may be a wonderful company that will last decades to come. (I'd like to thank the Academy) I have not linked or pimped these other forums out of respect for Apex and the gang. If you want a more solid source than my forum-gossip, just ask.
Ending on a positive note, I'd like to see our gotApex minds come together, to come up with sweet ways to spend our Flooz (sans Outpost).
I just bought the following for $51.23 on BN.com: "The Matrix" DVD, "It's a Wonderful Life" DVD, The Beatles' "Revolver" CD and the "Dave Barry's Guide to Guys" book. Barnes and Noble DOES let you combine other forms of payment, and there's a 10 off 40 coupon floating out there. FREE shipping on orders of 2 or more items. NO TAX in California! After my AG.com flooz, I'm gonna see $1.23 on my Mastercard. Not bad!
[Edited by k7lim on 07-30-2001 at 11:18 PM]