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    After a weekend of this, the scams are pretty...

    After a weekend of this, the scams are pretty obvious. One was trying to get me to accept a cashiers check, car unseen, and they pick up the car. The email from them was in pretty bad English which...
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    Craigslist Scam

    I just put a car up for sale on Craigslist for 800 dollars. I'm getting what appear to be automated texts from people wanting to buy the car site unseen. Two were identical and wanted me to email...
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    Just a comment on gas stations. I don't know the...

    Just a comment on gas stations. I don't know the business, but it seems that gas is a loss leader to get you to go into the associated store. Mercedes said recently that they would only be selling...
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    What Office Chair Do You Like

    I need to get a new office chair. Given the amount of time i spend in it, I want something comfortable. So what office chair do you folks like?
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    That's one of those 'depends' things. It's easy...

    That's one of those 'depends' things. It's easy to shop on price these days if it's a commodity product. If it is a commercial product or has a value added aspect, people may go for convince, good...
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    Seems pretty strange but I'm running into some...

    Seems pretty strange but I'm running into some things with Wells Fargo that are kind of strange on a personal account. What bank are you using? Seems like a cya thing...
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    @Harold - I've bought a number of things on...

    @Harold - I've bought a number of things on Craigslist. I bought a weight machine several years ago, a $2k machine for $600 in good shape. I bought my current car there. Unless you want to go to a...
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    Text and Sales

    I recently tried to sell a car on Craigslist. The ad had email, text, and phone as an option. I had some emails, but they were spam. I didn't get one phone call, everyone wanted to text. Almost like...
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    I remember the WS domain one. It was pretty...

    I remember the WS domain one. It was pretty blatant and bad. Friend of a friend fell into it and put a bunch of work into it believing in it. Flopped in the end for her.

    I think Amway had and...
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    MLM Curiosity Question

    There used to be a bunch of MLM's out there. Most were scam's IMO. I haven't seen any posts here about them recently. I'm not interested in one, just curious if they are still out there?
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    I think that has been done before :)

    I think that has been done before :)
  12. Thread: Logo Makers

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    I'm sure there will be an upsell. I just need a...

    I'm sure there will be an upsell. I just need a logo. For what I do, I don't have repeat customers so branding has never been a big deal. I'll give it a try and let you know.
  13. Thread: Logo Makers

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    Logo Makers

    I need to make a logo for a website. I don't need branding, just something that looks professional. There are logo makers out there such as wix. Does anybody recommend these in my situation?
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    ws was a MLM scam years ago. I hadn't thought...

    ws was a MLM scam years ago. I hadn't thought about that recently.
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    Domain Name??

    In the past it was highly recommended to use a .com for a domain. I am starting a new business with a three digit acronym for a name. acronym.com isn't available. Is it still highly recommended to...
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    What are the downsides to the Corp?

    What are the downsides to the Corp?
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    Thanks, Melanie! That's very helpful. I...

    Thanks, Melanie! That's very helpful.

    I certainly don't want to create extra bookkeeping for myself going into the future.

    Would the corp entity help me distance myself in being able to get a...
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    Incorporating

    Here is my situation. I had a successful online business selling capital equipment. I operated as a fictitious name entity i. e. dba. Had some health problems and I was a one man show. Ended up in...
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    I just use Godaddy for domain registration and...

    I just use Godaddy for domain registration and have for years. I'm a believer in registering domains at a different place than hosting because of scams years ago.

    Does anybody recommend going away...
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    Well, I did the updates. WP and all plugin's. I...

    Well, I did the updates. WP and all plugin's. I haven't found any issues so far... I was running 4.3.18.

    Thanks for your help Harold.
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    Well, I think today I'm going to do a WP update....

    Well, I think today I'm going to do a WP update. It makes me nervous because if I have a problem, I won't know where to look. I've been doing a lot of custom software stuff recently and I haven't...
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    Thanks, Harold. That's really helpful. It looks...

    Thanks, Harold. That's really helpful. It looks like my version of WP goes back to 2017. So far, I can't find anything to indicate I've been hacked... We'll see.

    Incidentally, I put the hit...
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    I am assuming there may be files that exist that...

    I am assuming there may be files that exist that shouldn't be there in my wp install. There also may be files that have been modified. These wouldn't be caught in a standard update depending on the...
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    Here is what one large industrial manufacturer in...

    Here is what one large industrial manufacturer in a niche industry does. See it this helps?

    - Puts MSRP on the manufacture web site
    - Gives most distributors 30% off list
    - Some distributors...
  25. I've sold to a lot of purchasing people. The...

    I've sold to a lot of purchasing people. The bottom line is every company has their own rules. My experience has been that in recent years, purchasing people are understaffed and overworked. I have...
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