25 hours til "it" comes out...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by rock6079, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. rock6079 macrumors 6502

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    no im not talking about powermacs or powerbooks.. im talking about "it"

    ok i dont know what it is... do you ? http://www.whatis-it.com

    my friend sent me this site.. asking if i know what "it" is.. im pretty sure this is something from ebay.. maybe launching a new services on the 20th ?

    i thought i would share it.. what do you think ?

    good marketing at the least.
     
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    Got me interested.

    Anybody driven through the desert near Tucson and seen all those signs for "THE THING"??? There are (i'm not joking) at least 2 billboards per mile for 50 miles. It's crazy. And you drive by the place that "THE THING" is being kept in and it's a crazily-painted double-wide trailer. I think i heard it was some fake mummified baby or something like that. ...anyways.
     
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    Considering that its ebay's colors.
    Considering that its hosted by their ad agency.

    Probably yes.
     
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    Considering this is the first I've heard of it and there's just over a day left I'd say this was very ineffective in creating buzz. just my two cents.
     
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    Haha, yeah, i've seen "The Thing" signs. When you get closer to it, there are multiple signs separated by no more than 100 feet. It's rather funny.

    daniel
     
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    Yeah, me neither, and I'm practically addicted to the net. If I haven't seen it, surely the ad wasn't effective at luring their target market....."computer nerds."
     
  11. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    :rolleyes: Honestly, how old are you?

    Doesn't seem like it was very effective, I never saw it anywhere on the net or anywhere on TV. I am kinda curious what it is, now though.
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    It's the Osbourne 3. But don't buy that one, the Osbourne 4 will be so much better.
     
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    never heard about 'it'.

    and since these 13 posts are probably the most attention the campaign got since its inception, I think rock6079 should get at least 10% of the profit.
     
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    Wow.. those are some horrible fake tv shows.
    I'll agree, this marketing campaign has about as much appeal as Ebay's front page.
     
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    Indeed...apparently all this is is that you can find anything on eBay, even something as amazing as It, whatever that may be. Lame.
     
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    Reminds of an old saturday night live skit.. kinda went..

    What the heck is that???

    Oh I know what that is..

    What the heck is that???
     
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    It was...

    what the hell is that?

    oh i know what that is..


    wait... what the hell is that!?

    something like that
     
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    Yeah thats it.. I didn't think the profanity filters would allow hell
     
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    whatever 'it' is its a bit like starwars, they will release the first episode "sh" later this year.

    'it' is the sequel to 'sh'
     
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    Hey! Gabbo had way more appeal than IT does. hehe I love gabbo
     
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    um.. isn't the whole thing just an ad for E-bay itself.. it being.. what ever you want to buy from ebay?
     

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