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Old 10-19-2006, 01:49 PM
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I lost count Dave.....Over 40 something...46 I think. I think about one every now and then....but I am not giving in.

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Old 10-19-2006, 01:53 PM
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Yep! Coker pretty much has the market cornered on the Resto Tires. He bought up all the old molds from the tire makers as well as permission to use them with the brand names etc. I guess you don't have to worry about anything hurting the business if there is no competition.
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homebrew -- correct. There are many, many factors that contribute to ranking well in the search engines.

ChevyThunder -- I considered it, but it's not the strategy I want to pursue. I do have a great idea though, which you'll be hearing more about soon.

Irelands child -- regarding the SEMA "award". Corky Coker won "Person of the Year" for 2005, from the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO), which is a division of SEMA. Of course, Corky is a co-founder of ARMO, so it's not surprising to see him as the ARMO "Person of the Year". More info: what is ARMO, Coker's award. I think we'll find that most of Corky's "awards" come from business connections.
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:02 PM
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Who woulda thought it? Sheeeeesh!
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I lost count Dave.....Over 40 something...46 I think. I think about one every now and then....but I am not giving in.
Congrats to you

Thinkin' about doing the same soon---after 25 yrs, changed brands, yuckko.

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Old 10-19-2006, 07:11 PM
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Bryan...If you give it a try........don't try to taper off or cut down...that never worked for me. Just try to quit cold turkey. The first 4 days were the hardest for me.....then after two full weeks everything got a lot better. Good Luck.
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Bryan...If you give it a try........don't try to taper off or cut down...that never worked for me. Just try to quit cold turkey. The first 4 days were the hardest for me.....then after two full weeks everything got a lot better. Good Luck.
The physical addition is pretty much over in about 3 days but it does take a bit of time to re-train your mind. The physiological addiction is pretty powerful. The wife and I both quit cold turkey 21 years ago last month. Haven't wanted one since. Keep up the good work.
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For those who are still unconvinced that huge companies would make fake websites, fake forums, fake articles, or fake blogs to boost their businesses, here's some breaking news.

Wal-Mart's public relations firm Edelman Worldwide, just got busted for making a fake blog about two people ("Jim" and "Laura") who drove their RV across America, and stayed in Wal-Mart parking lots. The blog was called "Wal-Marting Across America". In the blog, they posted lengthy and positive entries about Wal-Mart, whom, as we know, everyone loves dearly.

Anyway, they got totally busted, and were forced to apologize.

Here's the story:

Edelman Eats Humble Pie.
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Hahahaha.. The new super walmart down the street from my shop has signs at every parking lot entrance forbidding overnight parking.

Guess I gotta change some of my vacation plans, huh?
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Hahahaha.. The new super walmart down the street from my shop has signs at every parking lot entrance forbidding overnight parking.

Guess I gotta change some of my vacation plans, huh?
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I suspect the town fathers had something to do with the NO CAMPING signs. Every one of the Wally World stores in my area have nightly campers - especially the store in Saratoga Springs, NY. Usually they are the mega buck rigs (you know, owned by people that could buy a campground), not the common man's camper who has to scrape together enough to even go on vacation.

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Irelands child -- regarding the SEMA "award". Corky Coker won "Person of the Year" for 2005, from the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO), which is a division of SEMA. Of course, Corky is a co-founder of ARMO, so it's not surprising to see him as the ARMO "Person of the Year". More info: what is ARMO, Coker's award. I think we'll find that most of Corky's "awards" come from business connections.
Coker was the ARMO Person of the Year not only in 2005, but also 2001- Leapin' Lizards, don't they have anyone else. Any professional organization that I have ever belonged to had wait more than four years to recognize the same person again with the same award, if ever !! This whole ARMO thing looks like, on first appearances like a self-aggrandizement organization with the names that keep reappearing.

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IC, have you never looked at the Chamber of Commerse?

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IC, have you never looked at the Chamber of Commerse?

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Locally, they're almost a non-entity, but then I never had anything to do with them and never will. But then we're involved in local and state politics.....!!!!

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Old 10-25-2006, 02:56 PM
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For those who are still unconvinced that huge companies would make fake websites, fake forums, fake articles, or fake blogs to boost their businesses, here's some breaking news.

Wal-Mart's public relations firm Edelman Worldwide, just got busted for making a fake blog about two people ("Jim" and "Laura") who drove their RV across America, and stayed in Wal-Mart parking lots. The blog was called "Wal-Marting Across America". In the blog, they posted lengthy and positive entries about Wal-Mart, whom, as we know, everyone loves dearly.

Anyway, they got totally busted, and were forced to apologize.

Here's the story:

Edelman Eats Humble Pie.
Well, Jon, to be fair, this wasn't EXACTLY fake -- they were real people, on a trip -- they just didn't really disclose that they were being compensated by WAL-MART who was the chief beneficiary of the publicity.

Just like when all of us here say good things about Hotrodders.com and you pay us for it.... hey the rest of you guys get paid too, right?

LOL

A lot of the blogs I see do have some potential commericial publicity benefit (Bob Lutz for Chrysler, for instance). If you are honest (transparent is the word the marketers use) there really isn't anything wrong, it's the sockpuppetry and equivalent that causes the trouble, which I think is your point.

Just remember, time wounds all heels.
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WALLY MART resorting to deceptive business/advertising tactics!!!

Who would'a thunk it???

Remember back in the good ole' days when their big selling point was all the stuff they were selling was "Made in America" - except for those "few" items that were being made by slave wage and child labor in ASIA!!

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