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groupbuyguy
San Diego, CA
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The 7th grade was a tough year for Group Buy Guy. Graduation from the 6th grade had set me back financially (http://tinyurl.com/42ltqtr). Unfortunately, saving money was not top of mind at the age of 12 (hindsight really is 20/20). Something had to be done, but what? I guess I can... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
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6th Grade was the beginning stages of Group Buy Guy. This was where I first extended a discount for a product. Although it was not entirely legal you could say I was developing a clientele even in these early years. Ms. Emory’s 6th grade class is where true entrepreneurship was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
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Calling yourself an expert, especially under a pseudonym, has consequences. For starters there’s always someone who knows better. To those people I say feel free to start your own blog. Send it to me. I’ll follow you. Then there are the people who require some sort of background detail. Those... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
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Group Buy Guy is a HUGE fan of Daily Deal sites for one reason and one reason only; “FREE MONEY.” Getting a nice discount on things you already need or want is awesome, but at the same time Group Buy Guy ain’t no sucka’. I just got off the phone... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
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Mar 31, 2011
Recently, I found my sister site www.groupbuygirl.com, and like any dysfunctional family I wanted to pull her hair out upon reading her diary of love and affection for www.Groupon.com. Her disclaimer clearly states she does not work for them. So she must be the captain of the Groupon cheerleading squad.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
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Mar 28, 2011
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Mar 28, 2011
It seems some people are catching on. Group Buy Guy posted articles on twitter over the past week. A few showcase how Daily Deal sites such as Groupon.com and LivingSocial.com are unstable and will have to adjust to make real merchant and consumer behaviors change. Most notable is the fact... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
Group Buy Guy likes to save money like everyone else. So if you tell me for the price of receiving a daily email I can get significant discounts on things I’m already doing, attending, buying or thinking about doing, attending, or buying--I’m in. Unlike those mortgage guy’s on the radio... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." -F. Scott Fitzgerald Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
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The big misconception consumers have about group buying is this: a discount is the goal. This is utter and complete BS! It is exactly what the BIG BOX companies wants you to think, and if they have their way, it will keep Group Buying in the "coupon and advertising" mold... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are." - James Mackintosh Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
Per Wikipedia: Tuángòu (pronounced "twangoo"), which loosely translates as team buying or group buying (also known as store mobbing), is a recently developed shopping strategy originating in the People's Republic of China. Several people - sometimes friends, but possibly strangers connected over the internet - agree to approach a vendor... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
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What is Group Buying?! One thing is for sure, little of what is being marketed as “group buying” on the web is actual group buying. Sites like Groupon.com (www.groupon.com) and Livingsocial.com (www.livingsocial.com) are NOT… I repeat NOT... group buying sites. They are, in fact, local advertising sites that have cleverly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
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The growth and potential for future growth in this industry is outstanding: http://www.flowtown.com/blog/the-social-buying-universe Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
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Mar 10, 2011
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Mar 10, 2011
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Mar 10, 2011
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GroupBuyGuy is dedicated to creating the volume needed to change the world and rock the foundation of our current “BIG BOX” market. It’s time to take some of that money out of the corporate coffers and put it back into our pockets. How will we do this? I haven’t a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Group Buy Guy
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Mar 9, 2011