Gotta love the ads targetting stupid people

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  1. shurcooL, Sep 3, 2012
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    shurcooL macrumors 6502a

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    I saw an ad like this on MacRumors and thought wtf has the world come to. :confused:

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    Seriously?

    This is no "unique device", it's a $12 Hobbymate HB2622 5000KV brushless motor that's used for Radio Controlled helicopters. :rolleyes:

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  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Omg I hate those ads. The ad agency that makes them is clueless. There are TONS like it:

    "Moms hate her"
    "Hair stylists hate her"
    "Sergeants hate him"
    "Trainers hate him"

    etc etc I can't tell you how many variations I've seen.
     
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    I had no idea.......
     
  6. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    Another common ad meme: "Weird/Old Trick".

    "Lose weight fast using this old trick"
    "57 yr old mom looks 27 with this weird facial care trick"
    etc. ad nauseum.
     
  7. R94N macrumors 68020

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    You'd think no one would be stupid enough to fall for them, but they must be otherwise they wouldn't keep paying for the ad space. I'm guessing often they are links to malware?
     
  8. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Retarded ad but thanx to adblock working together with the built in pop-up blocker i dont think i have seen an ad in the past 2+ years or so... Adblock you rock :D
     
  9. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Meh, personally ads don't bother me too much, sites gotta recoup some of the cost of staying online.
     
  10. Arran macrumors 68040

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    I imagine it's only unsupervised 4-year-olds that click through. Oooh look, fat wobbly belly... <Click>. Oooh look, shiny red thingy... <click>

    Yeah, but you're in the UK and probably get served creative local ads that entertain, amuse and inform. Here in the US, it's more like a schitzophrenic freak show.
     

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