George Tannous recently “sold” Bidway.com, and has seldom been seen around to take on opponents and competitors.
The new owner, or “CEO”, says that the auction site has to change its name again, but no explanation has been given yet…
CEO – Administrator – Posted on: July 22nd, 2004 08:18:10pm
Tomorrow morning I must change the name of the company again…this is not something I relish but it’s pretty important.
Please hang in trhere with us…we will survive just fine.
BY the way any suggestions will be considered until midnight pst.
Please check for domain availability prior to submission.
July 22nd, 2004 09:29:16pm
Having fun? It’s not easy eh….Some good ideas,
We are thinking seriously about going with “AuctionCities.com” what do you think? It has a certain commercial ring, and encompasses both theme criteria.
Please continue the process…let’s have some fun…and…who knows…you might just get a chance to leave your mark.
Scott Samuel, former owner of honesty.com and lackey at andale.com started his own new business, auctionethics.com and/or Ethical Technologies.
On his message board, Chrissie (an admistrator) appears as an AE kool aid drinker, and we come to find out that Chrissie (a male) is Scott’s son, and Chrissie (again, a male), claims that Alexander (3 years old) is Chrissie’s son.
So, Scott’s a grandfather at 37? And if you know of any history of Scott, women were seldom his type of companionship. Maybe its one of those common-law adoption type of things, or some type of Bruce Wayne syndrome.
Chrissie appears with a birthdate of 9/14/77, (born when Scott was 10 or 11?)
Somebody “knows” Scott is 37:
Here, Chrissie (yes, a male) claims his son Alexander is 3 years old, so he was sired or adopted when Chrissie was 14.
And I make a comment that the Ethical Technology logo looks too much like the MTV 10 Spot logo.
Promised everybody the world with “exciting new features” and “hi tech tools”, even the “growing community of sites”, decides to quit instead. The site had come under problems, slow loading, less visitors, and no activity.
She claims Fruit Loop Dave Kellog (CrazyChicken) will take over, although he claims that he is indeed NOT Dave Kellog.
Watch this space, because within a week, a “sale” of mootalk / mootropolis will happen.
And in related news, the trash and bash board owned by Patty Smith and Dave Kellog mad-cows.com is now open to the public!
Scott Samuel originally of honesty.com tries to revive the good ol’ days (without Carl) of auction management. Gets the word out about AuctionEthics with a CHARITY auction hocking his new site.
His vaporware, and secret members beta testers wears on users nerve, and they go so far as to compare him to Troy MacDonald of Gegy.com! The worst insult in the world!
Don’t believe the hype. Scott’s been talking about his tools (actually Carl’s), “merging” with Andale (a cash handout to Scott), and “free forever” tools for a long time. Go to page three of this discussion for the quotes below:
Substance? Message? Details? Lyrics? I have this awful Gegy flashback going on, can somebody kill it for me? Again I had to click-click-click my way to this page, and again I learned nothing along the way. Come on, guys, cut to the chase.
Aw c’mon! It ain’t Gegy.
You of all people should know that. I mean, you’ve been involved in this industry forever, as have most all of us.
I wish I could be totally up-front and just type out direct explanations. That’s my nature. And, anyone who has ever met me, well they know I never shut up.
However, I also wish gasoline was thirty-seven cents a gallon, and dogs lived forever.
Problem is, that’s not reality.
We’re in a hyper-competitive industry, and even though I’m in personal contact with virtually every company and CEO in the industry, there are folks out there who aren’t completely on the up-and-up.
Auction management companies come and go on a monthly basis, many of which couldn’t care less for the community or what people out here think.
Whereas we’re far from that specific spectrum, after much debate, we decided to err to the side of caution.
I can say this much…
There are 20+ people currently at Ethical working on various tools for our first release.
One tool should effectively enable folks to predict a NBP before an auction’s end. Another is designed to stimulate bidding activity. A third will enable buyers to get their merchandise faster.
As I initially said, and Mike mentions above, the reason for the tight-lip treatment is that Ethical’s first Toolset consists of technology that currently isn’t available elsewhere.
Trust me when I say that we’d love nothing more than to just be direct and spit it all out, but that wouldn’t be prudent.
In the meantime, if possible, sit back and enjoy the little shows, and if you’d like include yourself (we want user video to show to the mass of ‘Net traffic we have here now.)
Really, when you cut it to the bone, Ethical isn’t about us.
It’s about all of you.
I don’t know Scott, Mike, or anyone else on this staff. I can’t tell you a thing about them. I never did use anything offered by Honesty, so I have nothing to work from in order to “trust” these 8 guys. My opinion of eBay probably doesn’t align with the majority here, either, but I can say as far as AE is concerned I don’t have an opinion on them at all. You don’t have to defend your friends against my questions because it’s not about them.
I drew the Gegy analogy for two reasons, and both because I was in the middle of that mess. One being the carrot and stick approach. All this tease, forcing visitors through promotional pages, the “Will you use Ethics?” poll, and otherwise attempting to engender opinions and enthusiasm from a position of us knowing nothing while they know everything about what is coming. It’s more than vaguely familiar, ok? Stirring the buzz while the man operates behind the curtain.
The other reason I brought up Gegy is that character now named AEsop. Is he holding his own hands? Is he hiding egg on his tie? Is he trying to make me glad I’m here? He’s cuter than the ugly green guy, I’ll grant you that, but he’s not very logical and he’s altogether too remeniscent of a bad story in OAI. I can’t think of a company who uses a mascot these days, so I wonder why this one even exists.
NO, I don’t suspect that this will be a repeat of Gegy. No. Get that out of your head. But why act so mysterious when everything described is still under development? Roll it out, get some beta testers, and bring a product to the table. It might be so great that it will become contageous. If it’s not ready, why work the crowd as if it were imminent?
Maybe I asked because nobody besides Ray had any questions. Myself, I prefer to know what it is I am supposed to be enthused about. Continue reading »
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Who knows what it is…..he’s been browsing around sneakydave.com
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