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  1. iamrofe United Arab Emirates

    iamrofe Active Member

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    Just set up my first e-commerce site.

    Would be interested to know what you guys think.

    The site is WankSock.com :)
     
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    Just wet myself laughing!
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    It's the kind of thing that just might go viral... I'd love an update after the holiday season to learn how it went. Good luck!
     
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    I'd say it will go viral. I can think many people who will buy this as stocking fillers for friends workmates teammates etc. I'll be ordering a couple.

    Send some in to lads mags, you are sure to get mentioned in at least one !

    Sort of thing I could imagine Jonathan Woss or Graham Norton showing on TV

    Your mum will be so proud :) lol

    Keep us posted, Good luck !
     
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    ostentatious but brilliant.
     
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    Agree with the above suggestion - fire off samples left, right and centre. And perhaps see if you can pick up some cheap ad space on funny sites or forums. It's almost certainly going to be a one hit wonder given the nature of the product, so you want to make all your cash in the next 5 weeks.

    For reference - and I know it's a very different product, but it was also a stocking filler with very limited shelf life - I believe the guys selling replicas of the Iraq "Most Wanted" playing cards made about $4,000,000 in a few weeks - then the demand fell to zero. There's a bit more info here http://www.forbes.com/2003/04/25/cx_ah_0425cards.html
     
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    I love that they have a "returns policy" :D

    Erghhhh..

    Admin
     
  9. iamrofe United Arab Emirates

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    Thanks for all the kind comments guys.

    "almost certainly going to be a one hit wonder given the nature of the product"

    I completely agree Edwin, and am trying to get out on social media as much as possible at the moment :)

    It's been fun to create, now I hope it makes some money haha.
     
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    Did you do the product research personally ? ;)
     
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    don't ask me how I CAME up with idea ;)
     
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    @iamrofe

    'Inside the wanker ....' or 'inside, the wanker will also find .....'? I think you missed a comma.

    You could be a wankerlonnaire by xmas, if this goes viral!
     
  13. iamrofe United Arab Emirates

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    thanks, will update!

    I've only had the one sale so far haha.
     
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    I've sent this out to a load of people I think it's a great idea. I know of one lady who has just purchased one! :D Good luck with it! Anyway I can buy shares or even get 10% ownership I can do free programming? :)

    Edit: Gone down a treat with the people I sent to. I think you're going to do very well with this!
     
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    Nice idea.

    A good tool to use would be Cision for some quick PR results. Not sure how long they take to setup new accounts, but it might be worth looking into!
     
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    It's a good idea, although I wonder if PR might be a bit limited due to the crudeness and adult nature of the brand name. For example, The Gentleman's Sock might've been easier pitch. Then again maybe the name gives it a more viral appeal.
     
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    Love it! :D

    Get in touch with the guys at theladbible.com
     
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    I just laughed a cup of coffee down my nostrils!
     
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    I hope you have thought about how to deal with returns. I imagine you will get some interesting ones!

    Good idea though. The simple ones are always the best :D
     
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    I'd think twice about having what looks like a personal address for returns, maybe consider a PO Box.
     
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