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They're marketing themselves as a company that has a very real spending problem right now. I'm not sure this is such a hot idea.

If you are worried about a few thousand dollars of marketing from a multi hundred million $ company, than you need an economics refresher. I'm sure the floor space alone cost 5x as much.
     
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post #12 of 16
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If you are worried about a few thousand dollars of marketing from a multi hundred million $ company, than you need an economics refresher. I'm sure the floor space alone cost 5x as much.

It's not the amount of money they're spending on this, it's the fact they're spending any money on anything that isn't guaranteed to be a sound investment when they're not in the best financial situation.
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Wacky marketing, that's all. It also sounds insignificant when it come to cost-they probably cancelled some 1-month ad banner contract with a semi obscure webpage to fund this biggrin.gif

Yeah this is pretty much worthless but hey,here we are discussing about this.
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They're marketing themselves as a company that has a very real spending problem right now. I'm not sure this is such a hot idea.

This hasn't costed more than 8k dollars at most, including Heck's salary.
   
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It's not the amount of money they're spending on this, it's the fact they're spending any money on anything that isn't guaranteed to be a sound investment when they're not in the best financial situation.

Okay, let's say they're spending $25,000 on this including renting the floor space. Assuming that their revenue for the quarter is the exact same as last year ($1.59B), it's the equivalent of the average person misplacing 50 cents. Also, this is one of those expenses that can be written off, although I don't know why they'd bother.

While I'm at it, their financial situation isn't that bad either. They're servicing the interest and principle on their debt, which is a lot better than many companies (and people) are doing these days. Are they entirely solvent? No, but they will be in fairly short order thanks to the Playstation 4 and Xbox 720 contracts.
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The builds are cool, the comments are pathetic…

I thought there was a lot of Apple hate until I read those whats so wrong with AMD?
 
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