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Re: Marketing Ploy
From Nicholas on 7 Nov '99
replying to Marketing Ploy posted by Steve Steinmann

>Good or Bad Idea?? With the internet being hyper competitive, I was considering offering a meet of beat price policy. I expect to achieve three things by doing so. 1. Encourage shoppers to search for better deals and in return point out competitors sites. 2. Drive more visitors by referrals. 3. Save me time monitoring competitors sites.
>Your feedback is appreciated. Thanks Steve

I concur with Andrew, up to a point (he sells high-ticket items, not
vitamins), that razor-thin margins are the path to profit when you
know EXACTLY what you are doing. Such as having a more profitable
backend. Computer stores make their money on cables and accessories,
not computers and printers. Ink cartridges? Now there's a profit margin!

But hey, that's marketing. I knew one company that got books from
publishers as a charity write-off, and sold them at 90% off through
storefronts with short-term leases. Profit? No way. The product was
tax write-offs, which they flipped to big businesses through the Mob.
Now, that's marketing!

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