Smart or in Bad Taste ???

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Metro Lawn, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    I want opinions on this just to see how everyone thinks.

    Here is the story. New phone book comes today, so I run through the listings to check mine. I find it and all is good. I now start to look at the other lcos ads. I check out a few then notice a big expensive display ad from another local company. There is alot of info and the thing that stands out is the phone number and website address. I pull up the website because I wanted to see how the site looks and it pulls up a dead page "could not find". For laughs I do a check and the web name isn't taken, so I bought it and redirected it to my existing site. Now for the next year, I will get free traffic from his big $ ad. Am I bad for doing this, or is he stupid for overlooking this? I would post the ad, but I don't want to mention who it was.
     
  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    wow thats kinda low. karma can be a .....
     
  3. BMurray

    BMurray LawnSite Member
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    I really don't think there's anything wrong with that. It's pretty funny though. Also, if he didnt double check to make sure it was correct before he sent it in to the phone book, he probably will have no idea.
     
  4. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey, I'm not that big of an a/h..lol I'll sell it back to him...rofl payup
     
  5. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The guy is an idiot. I'd have done the same thing. You lucky dog...
     
  6. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well considering it costs a whopping $5 to register a web adress...lol
     
  7. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    metro dont you have the red single axle with yellow letters on it??
     
  8. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I probably wouldn't have done that but it is funny
     
  9. EARTHWORKS LANDSCAPE GRP

    EARTHWORKS LANDSCAPE GRP LawnSite Member
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    I'd offer to sell it back to him. I wonder what it's worth to him?
     
  10. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    Most of our trucks are red with yellow lettering. By your comment I am guessing your asking about the Ford L9000 dump.
     

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