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Welding On The Dealer Plate

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I’m sure you’ve bought a car at some point or known someone who has (that ought to cover all the bases!). The last time I did so, I had a discussion with the salesperson about what value was assigned to the advertising for the dealership they were asking me to do. She was kind of taken aback and didn’t quite know what I was getting at. I asked her if the dealership routinely placed license plate frames with the dealer name and other information on every new car. She said “of course – it’s standard practice”. I told her my standard practice is to remove them in the parking lot before I drive off with the car unless I’m being paid to serve as media for her business. I know – selling me a car might not be worth it!
I raise the point because you might be thinking – oh, it’s just car dealers and no one likes them anyway. But it’s not. Continue reading

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Brickberries For Breakfast

Single blackberry

I know it’s Friday and, therefore, I’m supposed to be doing a food theme.  Something happened to me yesterday which is food-related in name only but I guess it will have to do because I want to write about it while it’s still fresh in my mind.

I use a Blackberry (that’s as foodie as we’re getting today) as my primary communications device when I leave the office.  Yesterday, as I went into NYC for meetings, I updated an app (Facebook) and rebooted the device as usual.  Done it many times and never an issue.  Except yesterday, when it became a Deadberry.  A Brickberry.  A Blackberry that powered up but wouldn’t boot.  What a day it became and in perspective, what a lesson. Continue reading

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Apple’s Jericho Moment

Apple Inc.

Did you play with an iPad this weekend? I didn’t – too busy enjoying the sunshine and warm weather to go stand in line to get it and hunker down to test it. Maybe later. But apparently a lot of people did – several hundred thousand if one is to believe all the reports out there.  The reviews are mostly positive although there’s one aspect to the device that I find a huge negative and I’m comfortable asking you guys about it even if neither of us has handled the thing ourselves. Continue reading

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Stupid Company Tricks

Frank Avruchas as Bozo the clown

Will the stupid things companies do ever cease?  Maybe when the companies themselves go out of business for being complete idiots, I guess.  But in the interim, they sure provide a good amount of material for this space.  I only found three examples over the weekend (I know – slacker) but since they’re all pretty egregious, I thought I’d share them.

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