Category: bad business ideas

Hey Duracell! You Know April Fools Was Two Weeks Ago, Right!

I’ll admit that wireless charging is a bit mysterious, but if anybody ought to understand it, it would be one of the biggest battery makers in the world. Duracell has been something it calls wireless charging for awhile now, which

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Amex Takes A Punch To The Gut-Twice!

We’ve accepted the American Express card for online purchase payments for years.  It is something our customers asked for and we were willing to accommodate them, but we didn’t like it. Amex is a bully, is inconsiderate of their real

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Need A Gift Idea? Check The Bottom Of Your Mic Case

Everywhere you turn right now, regardless of the publication, you’re going to get a gift guide. The New York Times is no different, and in addition to featuring thousand dollar watches and handbags on every page, the Times also sells

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New Wireless Mics Rules Will Separate The “Haves” From The “Have Nots”

good idea jeff from goodbuyguys.com

If you went through the outlawing ( and subsequent wholesale replacement) of wireless mics that operated in the 700 mHz frequency range in 2010, you probably thought your new mics were good for awhile. Maybe not for as long as

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No Time To Scrutinize Your UPS Bill? This Might Change Your Mind

We ship lots of packages by UPS, sometimes as many as 100 in a single day. We think that they do a good job, and we’re always happy to see a brown truck backed up to our loading dock. What

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Microsoft Gets It Wrong- Again!

I, for one, was not thrilled when Microsoft promoted from within, naming Satya Nadella as Steve Ballmer’s replacement in the CEO chair. If ever a company needed new eyes, it is Microsoft. Nadella has been at Microsoft for the last

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When Is Your Business In Trouble? When There’s No Competition In Your Rear View Mirror

I recently read an interview in on of my favorite trade journals with someone who had started a very successful manufacturing business.  Most of the interview had good insights about starting and maintaining a business, but I was shocked at

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Are Your Ready To Pay For My Free Shipping?

Free shipping is all the rage in e-commerce these days, and it appears that major online retailers have actually convinced internet shoppers that shipping really is free. You don’t have to apply much thought to this before it becomes apparent

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Is Amazon Going Into The Sales Tax Business?

We love Amazon Prime.  Someone in our office gets something from Amazon every day, and Prime free shipping is a really strong incentive to just get it from Amazon and forget about shopping around for the best price. I noticed,

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Is This Any Way To Treat Your Best Customers?

I rarely go to the grocery store during the week, but I was out of the office this morning and stopped by to pick up something for lunch. I grabbed a couple of items and jumped in the express line. 

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