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Chinese Worker

How to compete against Chinese sellers

You cannot compete on price against a competitor who has deeper pockets. You also cannot compete against a person/company who also happens to be your supplier or the manufacturer. His cost will always be less than yours.

Supply and Demand

The fallacy of supply & demand

Here is another topic that I want to share with you from the book ‘Predictably Irrational‘ by Dan Ariely. Some of the examples are mine and the errors if any are all mine. The fallacy of supply & demand: Conventional economics would like us to believe that human beings are rational and where supply and […]

Relativity of Price

Relativity of price as explained in Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely

I thoroughly enjoyed Dan Ariely’s behavioral economics book ‘Predictably Irrational‘ and would like to share some points with you. What I liked was the experiments he conducted in collaboration with other researchers to arrive at empirical results, rather than just hunch and intuition. At times, all an experiment proves is what you already know but […]

Web hosting

Never Host with WebHostingPad.com

Never host a website with Webhostingpad.com . They offer an incredibly low price with unlimited hosting space, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited domains etc. What they don’t tell you is if your website becomes popular and you start getting traffic, they shut you down for taking too many resources. How disingenuous – What good is unlimited storage and […]

Adaptable human beings

The adaptable human beings

When the airlines started charging for checked-in baggage, there was a lot of hue and cry. Their (the airlines) excuse was and remains, that fuel has become very expensive. Because the economy is down, people want cheap tickets, so lugging your heavy bags is costing us fuel/money. You want to carry bags – you pay. […]

Try Try Again till you succeed

If at first you fail, try try again

The Dallas Mavericks are a great example of perseverance and hard work. From the depths of despair of loosing to the Miami Heat in 2006, to being knocked out in the first round by the 8th seed the following season to being called soft and one and done boys, they finally climbed the mountain and […]

How goofy can you be

How goofy can article spinners be

In case you don’t know, Article Spinners are software services that take an original article and rewrite it or at least pretend to and create a second article. What they do is use synonyms wherever possible so to a computer / search engine, the article looks unique and thus avoid getting penalized as duplicate content. […]

Testing golf clubs

Oh the joys of testing golf clubs

Around this time of year, we test golf clubs and then post the reviews on our website. Being an e-commerce company, our customers don’t get to physically hold and feel the clubs so we try to do a good job of explaining the clubs. Doing a comparative analysis also helps customers understand which club performs […]

The reach of the internet

The amazing reach of the internet

We have been strictly an e-commerce company since 1996 but it never ceases to amaze me how far and wide the reach of the internet is. Look at the graph below. It only lists the top 10 traffic originating countries but they are spread over four continents. Think about all the opportunities we have today. […]

Izea doesn't get it

Izea just doesn’t get it

It baffles me that Izea, a brokerage in the world of social media advertising would treat it’s Sponsored Tweets unit like a step child. First, it has done a pathetic job of generating enough interest amongst advertisers to place Ads with their publishers. We have several accounts with them and at best Sponsored Tweets has […]

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