Author Topic: OSTK - Overstock.com  (Read 115750 times)

valuecfa

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Re: OSTK - Overstock.com
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2011, 09:19:43 AM »
Looks like Francis still has faith in Overstock: http://sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?action=getcompany&CIK=0001130713&type=&dateb=&owner=include&count=40

The O.co fiasco has been a rebranding nightmare for the company here in the U.S. I find the shortcut O.co useful, but i guess it confused many shoppers. Still holding my underwater shares.

I wonder why they never put any marketing dollars behind O.biz. The site seems to have the most potential of all the experiments that overstock has toyed around with.

And a few pet peeves:

It would seem logical for the overstock.biz domain to direct to O.biz and not overstock.com. They should also (in my opinion) add the O.biz tab to their overstock.com website. I would think that would be a very cheap way to get additional awareness of the business site. The "Cars" and "insurance" tabs have got to go, in my opinion.
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Re: OSTK - Overstock.com
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 05:43:02 AM »
I'd like to add my first hand experience with Overstock.com. I ordered from Overstock.com before, thus, it sends me ad emails almost everyday. I do not want to receive these emails and I click on unsubscribe. But, it continues to send  me emails almost everyday. I have to set up gmail filters to automatically delete emails from overstock.com. Obviously, I was annoyed by the practice.

Retailing is hard enough, online retailing is harder. Online shoppers can compare prices so easily, just by make several clicks. Although I admire Prem and Chou, I personally will not invest in Overstock.

Disclaimer: I have no position in overstock (long or short).



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Re: OSTK - Overstock.com
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2012, 07:49:35 AM »
Sam the Spam and his friends are getting really scared about something..........


http://seekingalpha.com/article/382951-overstock-com-was-ineligible-to-file-a-registration-statement-last-december

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Re: OSTK - Overstock.com
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2012, 10:36:09 AM »
My apologies to the board for posting a double link surrounding Sam The Spam Artist's SCAM tied to his yesterday diatribes in addition to today's newest release where he accelerates the attack. I just thought the comment section was moving along interestingly for those who read "comment" sections in conjunction with the author's article. In my opinion, of course, because I am not a CONVICTED FELON>:( 
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Re: OSTK - Overstock.com
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2012, 12:44:59 PM »
Sam the Spam and his friends are getting really scared about something..........


http://seekingalpha.com/article/382951-overstock-com-was-ineligible-to-file-a-registration-statement-last-december

Overstock's web traffic rebounded significantly in the 4th quarter, after the Google penalty in the 1st quarter hurt them and the O.co branding confused their customers in the 2nd Q.  In fact, see the enclosed chart on Overstock's traffic over the last two years, and you'll see that in the 4th Q 2012, the peak in the shopping season began earlier and lasted longer.  As long as they didn't undercut their pricing, chances are they did as well, if not better than 4th Q 2011.  I suspect Sam and his associates are hoping to squeeze some money out of their shorts before the results come out.  Cheers!
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Re: OSTK - Overstock.com
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2012, 05:52:19 PM »
Great data points, Sanjeev. I found this interesting, and am wondering what Dr. Byrne along with his team are doing to correct it? I have a recommendation, but I wouldn't dare mention it on this thread, for fear of the negative ramifications which might ensue afterwards possibly even making me disappear by turning into cyber dust like my good friend, Ben Graham recently!  :'(     

Average Load Time for
Overstock.com
Slow (1.955 Seconds), 68% of sites are faster.

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Re: OSTK - Overstock.com
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2012, 06:15:22 PM »
Average Load Time for
Overstock.com
Slow (1.955 Seconds), 68% of sites are faster.

What is Amazon.com's average load time using the tool that you are using?
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Re: OSTK - Overstock.com
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2012, 05:03:06 PM »
if amazon were to offer the same over stock feature as Overstock.. What's the moat for OSTK to compete?