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Dear Roku

2015-06-14 15:00:05.452691+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Dear Roku: you have my email address because I just bought your product. Why would I want to see a sale on more? #targetedmarketingfail

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#Comment Re: Dear Roku made: 2015-06-15 09:19:26.045942+00 by: DaveP

Amazon seems to be doing that lately, too. "Based on your browsing history" promotions (though not emails or ads), that are for things I just bought. Uh, no thanks. I already have one.

#Comment Re: Dear Roku made: 2015-06-15 17:14:20.274841+00 by: Dan Lyke

Ugh, yes: And even when I look at something and then buy from another vendor, make the cut-off on that about a week, no? Don't need to be looking at those same ads for months...

#Comment Re: Dear Roku made: 2015-06-16 10:03:36.667015+00 by: DaveP

Oh the other hand, putting something in your cart, and then NOT buying it seems to result in a price- drop often enough that I now try that trick with just about everything that costs more than a case of beer. Unfortunately, that also results in even more ads for the "abandoned" item, even after you eventually buy it.

#Comment Re: Dear Roku made: 2015-06-16 14:51:15.796692+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oooh! Good to know! I'll have to experiment with this. Just bought a WiFi extension + parabolic antenna for Charlene's parents' house to mooch off their neighbors (with consent), and could have waited a bit to see what happened with that...

#Comment Re: Dear Roku made: 2015-06-17 09:27:45.295418+00 by: DaveP

If you're going to experiment with that, also try putting it in your cart at a non-Amazon store. I've gotten discounts near 20% at Amazon after doing that. The all-seeing-eye never sleeps.