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(Marketwatch)   Wall Street gives Groupon stock a 22% off coupon   (marketwatch.com) divider line 18
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2014-02-24 09:34:28 AM
That pig still has a market cap over $5 billion even though it doesn't make money.
 
2014-02-24 09:40:57 AM

PowerSlacker: That pig still has a market cap over $5 billion even though it doesn't make money.


They must get paid for every email that they spam me with.
 
2014-02-24 09:43:06 AM

PowerSlacker: That pig still has a market cap over $5 billion even though it doesn't make money. its founders took the money and ran.


FTFY
 
2014-02-24 10:48:43 AM
I can't believe these people are still in business.
 
2014-02-24 10:50:09 AM

Rapmaster2000: I can't believe these people are still in business.


They are a giant advertising list.  Why wouldn't they be?
 
2014-02-24 11:11:17 AM
TFA says Barnes & Noble stock is doing well. Who the fark is shopping at or investing in that turd?

/still sees B&N all over the city
//their prices and selection suck, but apparently the nearest location's coffee shop sells cheesecake
 
2014-02-24 11:32:10 AM

elysive: TFA says Barnes & Noble stock is doing well. Who the fark is shopping at or investing in that turd?

/still sees B&N all over the city
//their prices and selection suck, but apparently the nearest location's coffee shop sells cheesecake


You answered your own question.
 
2014-02-24 11:47:05 AM

elysive: TFA says Barnes & Noble stock is doing well. Who the fark is shopping at or investing in that turd?

/still sees B&N all over the city
//their prices and selection suck, but apparently the nearest location's coffee shop sells cheesecake


I love books and bookstores but I have to agree B&N's selection is lacking. My local used bookstore typically has more and better and cheaper. And if I can't find something there Amazon has it 99.9% of the time.
 
2014-02-24 11:54:15 AM

tzzhc4: elysive: TFA says Barnes & Noble stock is doing well. Who the fark is shopping at or investing in that turd?

/still sees B&N all over the city
//their prices and selection suck, but apparently the nearest location's coffee shop sells cheesecake

I love books and bookstores but I have to agree B&N's selection is lacking. My local used bookstore typically has more and better and cheaper. And if I can't find something there Amazon has it 99.9% of the time.


Does B&N price-match? The only time I hit the book store is to make my own Christmas list. I'm more of a borrower (library) than a buyer, but I'd think they'd have to match prices like Best Buy if they hope to stop Amazon from completely stomping them out.
 
2014-02-24 12:01:24 PM

skrame: tzzhc4: elysive: TFA says Barnes & Noble stock is doing well. Who the fark is shopping at or investing in that turd?

/still sees B&N all over the city
//their prices and selection suck, but apparently the nearest location's coffee shop sells cheesecake

I love books and bookstores but I have to agree B&N's selection is lacking. My local used bookstore typically has more and better and cheaper. And if I can't find something there Amazon has it 99.9% of the time.

Does B&N price-match? The only time I hit the book store is to make my own Christmas list. I'm more of a borrower (library) than a buyer, but I'd think they'd have to match prices like Best Buy if they hope to stop Amazon from completely stomping them out.


I never believed they would price match because they pressure customers to buy their $25 annual memberships to get even like 10% discounts on their in store prices. A quick google search suggests they wont even price match their OWN online prices:

http://consumerist.com/2013/11/13/barnes-nobles-online-price-match-p o l icy-still-confuses-customers-drives-them-away/

I know it's a consumerist link, but somehow I believe it. *shakes head*
 
2014-02-24 02:38:15 PM
They should have taken the $6bn that Google offered.  It would have been a stupid move on Google's part, but I predict that their stock price is going to continue to ooze down the wall to the floor.
 
2014-02-24 04:21:33 PM

SansNeural: They should have taken the $6bn that Google offered.  It would have been a stupid move on Google's part, but I predict that their stock price is going to continue to ooze down the wall to the floor.


And, it's almost like Google took their revenge on Groupon by implementing their new Promotions folder, where all my Groupon emails now reside.
 
2014-02-24 04:24:46 PM
I haven't seen a Groupon even remotely compelling in over a year. Just the worst...

A lot of the restaurants that use it now have special "Groupon Menus" or incredibly detailed restrictions, or they just treat you like crap if you try to use one there.
 
2014-02-24 05:29:36 PM
When I tried redeeming that coupon at my stockbroker, he spit in my order.
 
2014-02-24 06:21:33 PM

SansNeural: They should have taken the $6bn that Google offered.  It would have been a stupid move on Google's part, but I predict that their stock price is going to continue to ooze down the wall to the floor.


They didn't actually get a chance.  Google asked to see their books and then ran away screaming once they did.
 
2014-02-25 01:08:37 PM

stewbert: And, it's almost like Google took their revenge on Groupon by implementing their new Promotions folder, where all my Groupon emails now reside.


It's not just Google that did it, and not to just Groupon.  LivingSocial and all the other knockoffs are now being automatically dumped into a Promo, Shopping, etc. folder by other email services.  I'm pretty sure customers are growing weary of the "spam your email with deals, share a deal with your friends so we can spam them too" model.

Optimus Primate: A lot of the restaurants that use it now have special "Groupon Menus" or incredibly detailed restrictions, or they just treat you like crap if you try to use one there.


Right, because restaurants now know that these deals do little to grow repeat business and instead encourage deal seekers to try out the place out once, and probably stiff the service because they know they'll never come back.  I'm sure a waiter thinks "oh gawd, not another one..." when they get are presented with a Groupon.
 
2014-02-25 02:59:27 PM

valkore: Optimus Primate: A lot of the restaurants that use it now have special "Groupon Menus" or incredibly detailed restrictions, or they just treat you like crap if you try to use one there.

Right, because restaurants now know that these deals do little to grow repeat business and instead encourage deal seekers to try out the place out once, and probably stiff the service because they know they'll never come back.  I'm sure a waiter thinks "oh gawd, not another one..." when they get are presented with a Groupon.


It's a shame that restaurants are forced to participate in those deals.
 
2014-02-25 04:22:57 PM

valkore: stewbert: And, it's almost like Google took their revenge on Groupon by implementing their new Promotions folder, where all my Groupon emails now reside.

It's not just Google that did it, and not to just Groupon.  LivingSocial and all the other knockoffs are now being automatically dumped into a Promo, Shopping, etc. folder by other email services.  I'm pretty sure customers are growing weary of the "spam your email with deals, share a deal with your friends so we can spam them too" model.

Optimus Primate: A lot of the restaurants that use it now have special "Groupon Menus" or incredibly detailed restrictions, or they just treat you like crap if you try to use one there.

Right, because restaurants now know that these deals do little to grow repeat business and instead encourage deal seekers to try out the place out once, and probably stiff the service because they know they'll never come back.  I'm sure a waiter thinks "oh gawd, not another one..." when they get are presented with a Groupon.


I'm not complaining. I really like Google's new Gmail filtering.
 
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