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First Buy.com, now Ebates... Why...
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 10, 2019 02:22PM
is Rakuten trying to rebrand e-commerce?
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Re: First Buy.com, now Ebates... Why...
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 10, 2019 04:41PM
I will never in a million years understand why "Rakuten" would be a better root url for a shopping site than "Buy."
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Re: First Buy.com, now Ebates... Why...
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 10, 2019 07:03PM
"rakuten" is Japanese for optimism.

Perhaps optimism they can survive against the Bezos Machine?



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Re: First Buy.com, now Ebates... Why...
Posted by: testcase
Date: February 10, 2019 07:37PM
Because............



Just because. damn you smiley
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Re: First Buy.com, now Ebates... Why...
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: February 10, 2019 08:20PM
Blott Scum!



Make me an angel that flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

- John Prine
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Re: First Buy.com, now Ebates... Why...
Posted by: hal
Date: February 11, 2019 12:50PM
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Will Collier
I will never in a million years understand why "Rakuten" would be a better root url for a shopping site than "Buy."

They get to rebrand themselves and all the while, buy.com will still takes you to rakuten. It's like opening a whole new retail establishment. People that don't like buy.com NOW HAVE A NEW OPTION.
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