What's up with all the underwear ads?

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  1. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    It seems like no matter where I access MR, I always get ads for Men's Underwear!

    When using my computer, school computers, public library computers, everywhere I always see these men's underwear ads.

    What's up with them? It's not like they offend me, it's just so arbitrary to see them in the mix with tech product ads I normally see on here.
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Heh, I get those ads all the time too!

    Maybe they think tech savvy people are underwear savvy too. :p
     
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Probably website tracking that is following you around showing you targeted ads.

     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    I've never come across any underwear ads. Usually cameras, wallets and memory upgrades for me.
     
  5. Foggydog macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I get the underwear adds a lot. It's because I once clicked on the link and now they follow me everywhere on the net.
    I have also seen plenty of adds for the Harry razor with the blades. I am thinking of trying them out.
     
  6. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Isn't "underwear" standard dress code for work-from-home computer geeks? :eek:

    One step down from "business casual": "Business underwear"
     
  7. Cubytus macrumors 65816

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    Harry is not that bad considering the low price, but definitely lasts less than overpriced brand-name blades when you re-use them way past their supposed expiry date. Make sure to use top notch foam.
     
  8. Traverse, Nov 17, 2014
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    Traverse macrumors 603

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    I get the underwear ads a lot. Even when I access from another computer unrelated to my normal browsing habits, so it isn't targeted. I ignore them now.

    P.S. This thread made me laugh. :)

    I usually block ads, but I like to support this site and they do a good job of keeping ads unobtrusive so I usually allow them here.

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    So it's working! :eek:
     
  9. MacInTO macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, I sometimes get that also. Recently on Amazon, while shopping for a smoke/CO detector, I got the following,

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  10. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    I think it is brilliant to have the underwear ads here.

    Just look at the threads around items like when the Mac Pro and latest Mac Mini specs and prices were announced. - A change of underwear might have been in order for many.
     
  11. JeffyTheQuik, Jan 9, 2015
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    JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020

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    interesting correlation...
    Smoke detector is needed because there is too much friction.
    Too much friction causes failure.
    Failure causes you to need Pampers.
     
  12. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    So maybe those overpriced blades aren't so overpriced?:p

    I've been thinking of trying Harry's myself but have been somewhat skeptical. You can shave a sheep dog with Gillette razors and still use them for a month:D
     
  13. Melrose Suspended

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    I always see ads for stuff like fountain pens, sunglasses, and neckties.


    ...except once, I searched on Amazon or something for Calvin Klein boxer briefs, and then I saw undies for a few days...

    ....wait, GOOGLE TRACKS WHAT WE DO? :D

    Amazon is a terrific source of random affinities.
     

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