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So back about a year and a half ago, the furniture store my mom worked ...
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    So back about a year and a half ago, the furniture store my mom worked at had a competition where people could submit a video of them singing their jingle and whoever got the most views on their youtube video would get LOTS of store credit. First place was a $20,000 gift card and they gave large prizes to everyone up until 30th place or something.

    At this time I had experiece with making youtube videos, but none with boosting views. I quickly joined the contest thinking I could win by setting up a proxy and set the page to reset and quickly found out this didn't work. After this I found a few "view exchange" sites and joined them. This only was getting me around 500-1000 views per day and I had given up because there was a guy in the contest with a huge following that got up to 160,000 views. I SHOULD NOT have given up, I should have gone out and searched for someone I could have bought 200k views from or something. Now that I think about it, It would have probably costed me under $300 to buy those views and get the $20,000 store credit, but sadly I was quick to give up as I was new to Internet marketing.

    When the contest was over I still won a $1,000 store credit card, but I will always feel stupid for not going the extra mile to get 20 times that....




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    Something is better than nothing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPER CHAMP View Post
    Something is better than nothing?

    Something IS better than nothing, I am not trying to complain. Just sharing a fail.

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    That feeling that you know you could get the first place, hate that feeling.
    But we forget and cheer our selfs up with some 2pac music and go on.

    BTW you can cheer yourself up with the thought that it was fraud if you did it.
    Because they want real views to get known.


    And like super_champ said something is better than nothing

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    Yeah, you should have bought the views and would have easily won...

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    Nice.
    Next time you know what to do

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    Yes! learned a lesson

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    You should challenge the winner's winnings, based on the grounds that that bastard's views are all fake. Cheating bastard stole your $20,000.
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    $20,000 of furniture store credit.

    Seems like a lot of furniture! Too much for me..

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    $20,000 of furniture store credit.

    I have to agree, although I'm not entirely clued up on furniture prices, that seems like a lot of hat stands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MicronetVServers View Post
    $20,000 of furniture store credit.

    I have to agree, although I'm not entirely clued up on furniture prices, that seems like a lot of hat stands.
    hahaha the store sells more than just furniture. TVs, best beds you can find, anything that can furnish a house. I doubt they will be doing a contest like this again, I think they thought it would be a great promotion for them, but their sales didn't do any better from it, so basically they gave away around $50,000 in store credit for nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmill View Post
    hahaha the store sells more than just furniture. TVs, best beds you can find, anything that can furnish a house. I doubt they will be doing a contest like this again, I think they thought it would be a great promotion for them, but their sales didn't do any better from it, so basically they gave away around $50,000 in store credit for nothing
    Or it was rigged. I know of a story where the winner paid a percentage of the value of the prize to the guy that ran the contest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Friendly View Post
    You should challenge the winner's winnings, based on the grounds that that bastard's views are all fake. Cheating bastard stole your $20,000.

    OP used view exchange, not exactly legit :P

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    You learned for the next time!

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    20k in store credit?! Wow. I mean I know furniture has some high margins... but that is still a big give away. Especially when you include the other 29 winner with whatever they got.

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    You learned a valuable lesson. To me that's worth much more than 20.000

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidra View Post
    You learned a valuable lesson. To me that's worth much more than 20.000

    Nahhh, I don't think so... haha. I have learned many lessons, but still dont have 20k sitting around

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    While the numbers seem slightly embellished the message is still clear, go the extra mile for a sure thing.

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    By this i understand, the store owners are getting smart in marketing. I have been seeing these kind of marketing promotions in many stores now a days. I think this could be the next marketing strategy to sell physical products.

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    Next time u can imagine or take a bright decision

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