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Overstock.com, Steal O’ the Day Humor

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Catch Clay Aiken on Walmart.com. I think it’s a good idea for online merchants to rekindle their love for Yahoo.

There has been an Overstock.com exodus. It’s larger than I blogged about.

It seems that Overstock has taken these employee departures to heart. Today’s Steal of the Day, at OSTK, is the book ” A Series of Unfortunate Events“.

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Overstock.com Speaks Alien, Hypocritical on Keyword Bidding Policy

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Overstock.com, Inc. (Public, NASDAQ:OSTK) is an online retailer based in the sacred community of Salt Lake City, Utah.
If I were CEO, the company slogan would be “Overstock.com, where bargains run amok & polygamy is rampant“. But I digress.

(I have always yearned to use the word “digress” in a blog post!)

Anyways, OSTK has a solid affiliate program. As opposed to a liquid affiliate program. Their Affiliate Terms & Conditions has a clear ban for bidding on the overstock.com trademarks: “2.6 Partner agrees not to bid on any keyword in Pay per Click Search Engines (PPCSEs) that is a Merchant divademark(?)….Some examples of these keywords include, but are not limited to: “Overstock.com”….
For your own sake, you will a need Webster’s Dictionary: Alien Edition to  translate some of the made-up words in the Overstock.com affiliate terms & conditions. For example these word “divademark” & “sdivings”. I am not making this up. Check for yourself. In fact, if you google these fake words, the overstock.com affiliate conditions is the only search result for both! (Click here & here.)

So, besides for creating a new language, Overstock.com is of the belief that keyword bidding on a trademark is not a good business practice. I was therefore shocked to see that overstock.com is bidding on the keyword “amazon.com“!

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Hey Britney! Mazal Tov!

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Britney Spears gave birth to another baby boy. Mazal Tov! Tom Cruise is NOT the father!

However, I am sure that Kevin Federline is dying to sell some pic and CD’s to Vanity Fair. And I am also certain that if he does sell the photos, then Katie Couric will be glad to broadcast the pics during the evening news!

FYI, I happen to notice that Overstock.com Inc., the Mormon retailer, is running “Britney Spears” ads. Holy Ghost!

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Overstock.com puts Faith in Captian O

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Overstock.com, Inc. (Public, NASDAQ:OSTK) is an online bargain basket. At Overstock.com they sell just about everything.

Then there is Overstock Auctions. At Overstock.com Auctions, they auction just about everything. All pretty simple so far, right?

Did you know that Overstock.com has a secret weapon? His name is Captain O. The rumor is that Captain O is a a first cousin with Superman and a brother-in-law with Bob the Builder.

Captain O was last seen wearing a skin-tight outfit in Las Vegas, @ the Overstock convention. Like every superhero, Captain O has an accomplice who goes by the name Bargain Boy. Just so you know, there is absolutely nothing going on between Captain O & Bargain Boy. Their relationship is strictly professional. During work hours.

Amazon.com Inc. Pricing Gets Chopped Down by Overstock.com

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Guess what arrived today in the male mail? Not a female. My Arrested Development Season Three! On DVD. Not VHS.

I purchased the box set at Amazon.com Inc. (Public, NASDAQ:AMZN). Don’t make the same mistake I did. My advice, buy it at Overstock.com Inc. (Public, NASDAQ:OSTK) You’ll save a few bucks. Amazon sells it for $19.99 + shipping. (Unless you spend over $25.) Overstock.com is selling it for $16.91 + $1.40 for shipping.
Perhaps this will explain why the DVD is currently the #2 best selling DVD on AMZN. But #1 on OSTK. Economics 101!

In case you need convincing to watch Arrested Development on DVD, here’s a clip.

Overstock.com Inc.: Naked Options Versus Crotchless Panties

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Last week we blogged about Overstock.com, Inc. (Public, NASDAQ:OSTK) being a boner-fied porn supplier. In fact, Marilyn Chambers - Fantasies Volume 1 (DVD $6) is currently a top seller on Overstock.com, an internet retailer with corporate head quarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Today, we give you more news you need. Overstock.com can help you get your freak on, with more than just entertainment products.

Overtstock.com Auctions (aka obay.com) has a terrific selection of crotchless panties. OSTK CEO, O’Patrick Byrne, is no doubt a big fan of the crOtchless garment. In fact, I think he is even wearing a pair today. Either that or a thOng. Maybe bOth.

And now we can finally understand the underlying rife between Patrick and the option sellers. Byrne is not disturbed by the stock market type of “naked shorts”. O’Patrick is only against the literally definition of the words. He despises those who forgo wearing underwear (the naked) and those who wear bOxers (the shorts).

Why? Because he sincerely believes that crOtchless panties are the way to gO!

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Elmo Blowout @ Overstock.com

Monday, August 21st, 2006

This is the perfect gift for the person who has everything. Or nothing. Or something. Or a little bit of something and a whole lot of nothing!

For $6 you can buy the best of Elmo on DVD! This is the unrated version. If my Sesame Street memories serve me right, on several occassions, Elmo lost his cool and unleased a string of expletives.

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Just a disclaimer: although Overstock.com uses the words “Steal O’ the Day“, this is not meant to be taken in its literal form. Really. It’s merely an expression, like this thing is so cheap…it’s a steal!
Once again, Overstock.com, Inc. (Public, NASDAQ:OSTK) does not promote or condone THEFT of any kind.

Watch Jon Stewart do a duet with Elmo!