Post Reply Spam advertisements. Have you ever bought anything?
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Posted 6/13/17
We've all seen spam bots selling some shitty product that we usually ignore but that got me thinking. Someone is getting paid money for every spam advertisements.meaning someone views the spam advertisements as being a profitable venture. So obviously it must increase sales in some way.

Has anyone here bought a product because they seen it in a spam post?
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Posted 6/14/17
On another forum I participate on, we get these annoying scam-ads for sunglasses. I haven't bought anything yet, and don't plan to (because sunglasses over normal glasses doesn't always work).

But on the topic of spam-ads, I love it when a scam telemarketer calls my phone. I rarely get phone calls, so when I do get a telemarketer call, I do my best to waste their time (i.e. act intrigued and ask nonsensical questions about the product until the horror sets in and they slowly begin to realize they've just wasted a bunch of time on a "customer" whose sole purpose was to waste their time.

I miss those scammers.. they've never called back since
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Posted 6/14/17

Rujikin wrote:

We've all seen spam bots selling some shitty product that we usually ignore but that got me thinking. Someone is getting paid money for every spam advertisements.meaning someone views the spam advertisements as being a profitable venture. So obviously it must increase sales in some way.

Has anyone here bought a product because they seen it in a spam post?


Never bought anything due to adverts. But I abhore advertisements in all shapes and forms.

Suppose you could watch an add so many times it induces some kind of temporal insanity that forces you to buy bucketloads of the stuff... O.o
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I have bought stuff from Facebook adverts. Um pizza, a Hellraiser/no lives matter t-shirt and a secret of mana hoodie.
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Posted 6/14/17
Its how I got Crunchyroll lol, 30 free days or something from some gaming website a few years back, was probably IGN or Gamespot.
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Posted 6/14/17
Yeah, I totally want to give someone selling knock-off sunglasses through a spambot my credit card info or see just how much they try to charge through paypal.
Posted 6/14/17
I've mostly ordered clothing from advertisements. Usually, those cheapish/not-so-cheapish nerdy shirts or politically incorrect shirts that I adore so much are advertised on social media (like T-Shirt Hell, TeeTurtle, and such). Mm.. I think it was Duluth Trading Company that got me to order a few pairs of fireproof pants when they were advertising on some gaming site I frequent.

Long story short, I wouldn't dare buy anything over $100 from a shady as fuck site. But a few t-shirts and pairs of pants aren't going to kill me. In those situations, I tend to use PayPal over anything else, seeing as how easy it is to get your money back through PayPal versus a debit/credit card.
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Posted 6/14/17

MrAnimeSK wrote:

I have bought stuff from Facebook adverts. Um pizza, a Hellraiser/no lives matter t-shirt and a secret of mana hoodie.


I'm mainly referring to spam advertisements. The whole "buy viagra" or "_________ sunglasses warehouse" posted on forums and in comment sections of websites.
Posted 6/14/17

Rujikin wrote:
I'm mainly referring to spam advertisements. The whole "buy viagra" or "_________ sunglasses warehouse" posted on forums and in comment sections of websites.


Well, if you're focused on specifically spam bots/e-mails... no. It's usually website advertisements that may lure me into purchasing something, not someone spamming shady shit on a forum or e-mail. lol
Posted 6/14/17
No, I immediately click the "X" before I even read what it's about.
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Posted 6/14/17

Rujikin wrote:
Someone is getting paid money for every spam advertisements.


Most spam is affiliate spam. You sign up on someone's website to sell their bullshit, and they say "every time you sell my bullshit you get $2," so you go off and post a bunch of spam thinking "if I can just get one person to buy from each of these posts, I will make enough money to pay my rent!" but then all the posts are deleted and all your accounts are banned and you don't make shit.

By the time you realise this, at least one other person has stumbled over that same website and said "hey, if I can just get one person to buy from each of these posts..."

So no, nobody is getting paid. The overwhelming majority of spam is just coming from stupid, desperate people.
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Posted 6/14/17
i bought a keychain once
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Posted 6/15/17
I haven't because I'm worried about getting a virus if I click the link on some of the sketchy looking ones
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Posted 6/15/17
no , because don't want to give them the satisfaction
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Posted 6/16/17

Rujikin wrote:


MrAnimeSK wrote:

I have bought stuff from Facebook adverts. Um pizza, a Hellraiser/no lives matter t-shirt and a secret of mana hoodie.


I'm mainly referring to spam advertisements. The whole "buy viagra" or "_________ sunglasses warehouse" posted on forums and in comment sections of websites.


Oh, well you're stupid if you even open those e-mails so my answer would be no. And i think you're stupid if you click on pop up adverts also
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