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Subject: RE: UKNM: Bluecycle.com - what's the rumpus?
From: Bunder, Leslie
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 12:33:14 GMT

No just of question of "reading it in the press" but over the last few days,
they have actually placed advertisments in newspapers.

So the question is???? What is the point of advertising saying you can do
all sorts of wonderful things on the site and then there is nothing to do
apart from give your e-mail address?

Do the ad booking agencies speak to the client and vice-versa. Now what
happens is that the person who goes to the site, thinks, what is going on?

If it is ready to do business, then advertise the site, but if it is not
ready to do business, then be careful with your advertising, otherwise you
raise peoples expectations and then you shatter them, leaving you wish
people who remember that and may not come back.

talking of which.... has anyone ordered anything from Boo.com?????

Leslie

> ----------
> From: Paul Douglas[SMTP:paul [dot] douglasatfuturenet [dot] co [dot] uk]
> Sent: 25 January 2000 10:05
> To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
> Subject: Re: UKNM: Bluecycle.com - what's the rumpus?
>
> Richard Longhurst wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone know when BlueCycle.com intends to launch? They're running
> press ads
> > (Times today for example) saying "check bluecycle.com now and start the
> bidding
> > with 1" but as far as I can tell all you can do at the moment is sign
> up for the
> > mailing list.
> >
> > According to the press release, they were intending to have auctions
> between 18
> > January and 7 February for the first 25,000 users to sign up. Has
> anyone been able
> > to bid? Or is this another case of the developers not being able to
> keep up with
> > the marketing schedule? Or maybe the marketing people not believing the
> developers
> > when they say the site won't be ready...
>
> They sent me this:
>
> Dear Customer
>
> You may have read in the press recently that bluecycle.com is now open
> for
> trading and wondered why we haven't contacted you to invite you to join.
>
> We know it's important to our customers that our site is as quick and
> efficient as posible. To ensure we give you the best possible service we
> are inviting a few customers at a time to join in our auctions. We are
> doing this as quickly as possible and we will be contacting you very
> shortly.
>
> We will ensure that any special bargains, such as the items starting at
> 1,
> will be available for all customers. Please bear with us and we look
> forward to welcoming you to bluecycle.com.
>
> The bluecycle.com team
>
> --
> Paul Douglas
> http://www.internetinvestor.co.uk


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