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March 22, 2013, 05:28:32 AM
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Hi boy's and girls,

 normally I use an ad blocker - just now I am on a shared computer without and I am shocked of how much BFL advertising I get presented on how many places. Freaky!
i guess that doesn't come cheap? Has it always been that way or are they sucking the last straw to get more customers?
Can somebody estimate how much such a campain costs?
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March 22, 2013, 04:56:50 PM
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Interesting question. Also its hard for me to understand why they have a need for even more pre-orders when they've already 30.000 on queue and haven't shipped a single unit.

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March 22, 2013, 05:02:16 PM
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It's not expensive to advertise almost everywhere within the Bitcoin world.

The only thing that really gets expensive are those forum ads, belowr the first post.
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March 22, 2013, 05:40:08 PM
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Hi boy's and girls,

 normally I use an ad blocker - just now I am on a shared computer without and I am shocked of how much BFL advertising I get presented on how many places. Freaky!
i guess that doesn't come cheap? Has it always been that way or are they sucking the last straw to get more customers?
Can somebody estimate how much such a campain costs?

It get worse if you visit bitcointalk or butterflylabs website. They are targeted to those who visit those sites.
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March 22, 2013, 11:51:51 PM
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I see BFL's adds at zerohedge.com and other sites too.  BFL must be paying a significant amount of money for all this advertising.

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March 23, 2013, 01:14:57 AM
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I see them at normal German newspapers and so on... Would be interesting to know what you have to pay per click to be #1 in the Bitcoin interest group.
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March 24, 2013, 01:18:07 AM
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Well if you're raking in the millions without having a product..
The question should be how much money of 'yours' are they spending to advertise?

Targeted ads, $0.20 a click probably.

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March 24, 2013, 09:39:29 AM
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Well if you're raking in the millions without having a product..
The question should be how much money of 'yours' are they spending to advertise?

Targeted ads, $0.20 a click probably.

So let's write bots that click their ads Smiley

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March 24, 2013, 10:09:56 AM
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Well if you're raking in the millions without having a product..
The question should be how much money of 'yours' are they spending to advertise?

Targeted ads, $0.20 a click probably.

So let's write bots that click their ads Smiley


make one click from your ip? and then?
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March 25, 2013, 08:19:40 AM
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Do you guys still get those annoying "Order now" BFL Google Ads?

By the look of it it has stopped. No BFL on bitcoincharts.com, ...

Only the hard coded stuff, like on www.bitcoinx.com/profit, remains.

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March 25, 2013, 11:42:25 AM
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We see their ads all over the place because they use google and other ad networks to target those of us who have visited this site and butterflylabs.com. As long as they are charging for a product that they aren't shipping, it shouldn't be a surprise that they have a massive advertising budget.
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March 25, 2013, 05:37:55 PM
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I see BFL advertising all over the net...
Even in my gmail account

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March 25, 2013, 06:04:03 PM
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I'm BTC noob, just learnt about ASIC hehe
But maybe it good as i have fresh look at this theme...

BFL looks like a total scam to me.
The look of this device (beautiful cube)!
Also it's price, power consumption,
Life time warranty (such eden promises are typical for scams).
Company website, with no info about the company on it.
Now i hear they keep collecting preorders and advertising boldly while not shipping a single device - its typical for scams too.

Did they ever sold anything working before?
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March 25, 2013, 06:07:36 PM
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I'm BTC noob, just learnt about ASIC hehe
But maybe it good as i have fresh look at this theme...

BFL looks like a total scam to me.
The look of this device (beautiful cube)!
Also it's price, power consumption,
Life time warranty (such eden promises are typical for scams).
Company website, with no info about the company on it.
Now i hear they keep collecting preorders and advertising boldly while not shipping a single device - its typical for scams too.

Did they ever sold anything working before?

The look is very similar to the FPGA miner they sold.  Price is reasonable, power consumption is on par with process size (65nm). Life time warranty only means product lifetime (+ 1 year). The company's location is well known (though I couldn't tell you where).  A couple of forum members have visited the company - Kano and Luke Jr, I believe.
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March 25, 2013, 06:17:15 PM
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OK. That make things look much better.

But im still in doubt -  why they add today new design if they didn't finish previous ones? They have free time engeneers to make some work? Certainly no. Or maybe they want to catch those who are to careful to spend 1300 dollars, but will think - damn it, 150 dollars is not much i can risk that.
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March 25, 2013, 06:32:06 PM
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OK. That make things look much better.

But im still in doubt -  why they add today new design if they didn't finish previous ones? They have free time engeneers to make some work? Certainly no. Or maybe they want to catch those who are to careful to spend 1300 dollars, but will think - damn it, 150 dollars is not much i can risk that.
There are plenty of people who have similar doubts, and are waiting until BFL starts shipping the ASICs before they commit any money to it.  It is a reasonable move.
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March 25, 2013, 07:08:34 PM
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I'm mistaken, there's no new product but "old" jalapeno. It wasn't on BFL site yesterday when i discovered it  Embarrassed Noobs mistake.
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March 26, 2013, 03:57:44 AM
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The reason you guys see their ads "all over the internet" is because of retargeting. If you clear your cookies and other temp files, you will stop seeing them (unless google uses IP tracking which is likely).

After deleting cookies you should stop seeing them everywhere, and only see them on a couple of sites where they do advertise. As soon as you visit their site again, you get their retargeting cookie and will then start seeing their ads everywhere again.
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March 26, 2013, 04:05:14 AM
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Is there seriously anybody who uses bitcointalk who doesn't know what BFL is, and what they are about by now? Why the hell are they spending $1800(so far) to buy up all the ads here.
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March 26, 2013, 04:16:00 AM
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Is there seriously anybody who uses bitcointalk who doesn't know what BFL is, and what they are about by now? Why the hell are they spending $1800(so far) to buy up all the ads here.

$1,800 isn't really all that much money when you consider 2 Mini Rigs probably pay for it.
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