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What if there were NO prizes?

submitted on November 3, 2008 by MikeG in "Member's Lounge"
Would you guys still come to Buxr if there were NO prizes or contest? Smile
 

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  • 9565
    Solstice
    professor
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    Posted by Solstice on November 3, 2008 [reply] 1 1
    I was coming here to find deals before the prizes were offered, but I was not contributing to be perfectly honest. Heck, I was not even enrolled as a member. The incentive turned me into an active participant, as oppose to just a passive browser.

    The answer your question fully, I don't know. I think at this point I would still contribute now and again, although almost certainly not daily as I do now.

    Would anyone else care to comment, or am I going to be hanging out alone on this one?
  • 9566
    steve_05
    professor
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    Posted by steve_05 on November 3, 2008
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    I'm still one of those people who believe in helping others when possible. Whether it's holding the door for someone and 20 people come out w/o saying thank you, or posting as many deals as possible so that someone can save a few bucks. So, yeah I'd still post here w/o prizes. Even though this prize money will be very useful for my kids during Christmas. It's the act of helping one another. That's important.
  • 9569
    Bionicle
    beginner
    Posted by Bionicle on November 3, 2008
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    I don't really buy much so I probably wouldn't be on BuxR that much. That was the only thing that actually got me on here. I check my email one day and it said I won $10 so from then on I started to do the contest and vote but not much else...
  • 9573
    LadyZaxxon
    beginner
    Posted by LadyZaxxon on November 3, 2008
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    I AM HERE FOR THE CASH, BUT I HAVE NOT WON MUCH YET. THANKS EVERYONE!
  • 9581
    MikeG
    learner
    Posted by MikeG on November 3, 2008
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    Just in case you guys were worried, we have no plans to get rid of the contest, especially since it's been so helpful to the site.
  • 9587
    Solstice
    professor
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    Posted by Solstice on November 3, 2008 [reply] 1 1
    Good. I can sleep soundly tonight knowing that I will be able to pick your pockets more later. Wink
  • 9713
    phunkeey
    teacher
    Posted by phunkeey on November 5, 2008
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    I would come for the deals and the freebies, but I would rarely post. The strategic advantage of buxr vs. other deal sites is its simplicity and elegance. The deals are real, they are straightforward, and NO SPAM. This is something GOOGLE and DRUDGE figured out early on and users have rewarded them.

    If buxr becomes profitable its model could be sharing the revenue from ads with users and keeping the site simple, elegant, and free of clutter and spam. This will deliver the users who will deliver the deals which will create a positive feedback loop that is profitable for everyone.
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    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on November 5, 2008
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      Just comparing Buxr and Google sends shivers down my spine! Wink We do hope Buxr becomes success and if / when it does you (our members) will be a big part of it!
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    • MikeG
      learner
      Posted by MikeG on November 5, 2008 [reply] 0 0
      Hey I got an idea.. We can't create a drudgereport style front page.. That would be funny!
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    • phunkeey
      teacher
      Posted by phunkeey on November 20, 2008
      [reply] 1 0
      Here is a good blog post that explains why drudge is such a successful and enduring web presence:

      http://www.37signals.com/svn/p.....on-the-web

      I think there are important lessons for anyone interested in creating a successful website.
  • 9720
    MrCheap
    professor
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    Posted by MrCheap on November 5, 2008
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    At last I figured what I like about Buxr the most, and phunkeey helped me when he mentioned SPAM...

    The site has zero ads! Wink
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    • YanBz
      admin
      Posted by YanBz on November 5, 2008
      [reply] 1 0
      Both Mike and I hate ads. Smile
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    • shawndiaz
      beginner
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      Posted by shawndiaz on November 5, 2008
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      I hate them as well
  • 9757
    LadyZaxxon
    beginner
    Posted by LadyZaxxon on November 5, 2008
    [reply] 1 0
    NO PRIZES FOR ME YET AND I AM STILL HERE!!!

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