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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Links of the Day

Post-Transaction Marketing Warning - With Black Friday a few days away and online shopping only expected to break new records, be sure to click the link to read about Post-Transaction Marketing and the companies you should refuse to do business with for participating in the scam. Essentially, what they were doing is after making a purchase, you would get a screen offering you a rebate or coupon if you provide your email address or simply click a confirm button. What often instead happened is the website would provide your just used credit card information to a marketing company would then charge you a monthly "loyalty". The result is the website gets paid for providing your information and the marketing company gets money off the fee they are charging. You get nothing out of the transaction except a headache as the fee is hard to remove, hard to stop, and usually banks refuse to refund. If these companies are willing to be so cavalier with your credit card information, who else have they provided it to for a quick buck?

Complete History of Tie-In Novels - A nice breakdown of the tie-in novel business that often builds on universes such as Star Trek, Star Wars and more. I continue to read the Star Trek and Star Wars novels that come out so found this peak to be very interesting.

Netbook Holiday Buying Guide - A nice simple breakdown of all the various netbooks currently available to help you decide how to get the most bang for your buck. I love my Dell netbook and look forward to upgrading sometime next year as the small size can be very convenient sometimes.

Atari 2600 Arcade - For once, official and legal versions of 2600 games that you can play online for free. These games for the Atari 2600 back in the early 80s helped created the foundation for the video game industry that we now all enjoy.

New Final Fantasy XIII Trailer - Another trailer for the game coming out in 3 week in Japan and about 4 months in the States.

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