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before Facebook actually become a PayPal, and you can buy something off eBayor you can buy a product online using your Facebook Credits as the payment
gateway in the same way that you do PayPal. That‟s my prediction.
That sounds like a huge leap. But, if anybody knows the history of the internet,
that‟s really where PayPal came from. It came from the fact that
eBay neededsome way of taking money off people, right?
I think eBay was already there. They
didn‟t really have a service to make
that easy.PayPal sort of sprouted out, then eBay bought PayPal.
that‟s the thing
. It grew from that focused need
, and now it‟s a way of paying for things all over the place. So the Facebook have started their own, it‟s not
so out there as a prediction, really.
No. I don‟t think so.
But the reason I bought a share in Facebook, and I bought it off
a service I‟
ve used quite a bit that allows you to buy one share of stock. And unlikenormal trading, if you use E*TRADE or any of those sort of online trading platforms
where you can buy and sell shares, you don‟t actually get the stock certificate
,which is historically the really pre-designed certificate telling you how many shares
of that particular company you own. I‟ve used this service and bought Disney stock,I‟ve bought a share in Trump‟s organization before he took it off market
, Playboy.Fleur got a Tiffany one for her birthday last year. S
o I thought I‟d buy another one,
just one share in Facebook. It ends up being about $120, or I think it is roughly withthe shipping to Australia anyway.
It‟s just a nice little bit of wall art. I‟m not a fan of
I‟m a fan of stock certificates. So I
've got a few of them hanging aroundmy office. I added another one to the collection, being a share in Facebook.
OK. That is about as business geeky as it gets, really.
It is. It‟s a great gift though. Seri
ously, for the entrepreneur, wantrepreneur,businessperson, or even someone who really loves a brand, if you have a friendwho drinks three cans of Coke a day. Maybe I should buy a one share of Pepsi on
behalf of the Market Samurai team, because they‟re hu
ge Pepsi Max drinkers and
that‟s kind of
a bit of a running joke around that community. Maybe I should buythem all a share in Pepsi for their office hanging on the wall.
It‟s a really cool kind of gift. Fleur‟s not businessy, as we‟ve spoken about before
but she loves her share in Tiffany‟s. It‟s one little share
. She thought it was the bestgift ever for her 30th from her girlfriends. So there you go.
One way of getting your money back a little bit at a time, I guess.
Unfortunately, the first question Fleur asked was,
“Does Tiffany‟s have a
s discount card?” But unfortunately
Cool. Alright, that is slightly out there and geeky, but I like it. It‟s different, it‟s
definitely different. S
o this week‟s topic, got one
for me? Since I really kind of wentcrazy last week.
It was your episode. I kind of mentioned at the end of theshow last week that I want totalk about low-hangingmarketing fruit.
acombination of a few questionsthat came back from the recentcommunity survey we had. Afew people asked that questiondifferent ways.
alsosomething that I think we spokeabout maybe three or four