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Jim McCarron: “It Has Begun” & Sports Car Auction Notes

November 25, 2009

Great msg below from my sponsor.  Jim has a sharp eye for the big picture.

Beneath Jim’s msg, I included a few notes about the unprecedented sports car auction that concluded last Saturday.
JC

——– Original Message ——–

Subject: It Has Begun
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2009 21:21:23 -0500
From: Jim McCarron <mccarronins@gmail.com>
To: jim@jlmglobalmarketing.com

Team,
It is starting already!  This is only going to get more competitive.  But no one will be able to compete with DubLi.com.  We are really in front of something very big here.  I thought you would enjoy this article.

http://finance.yahoo.com/family-home/article/108237/price-war-brews-between-amazon-and-wal-mart.html?mod=family-love_money

Also,
FYI,  The CONVERTIBLE JUST SOLD FOR $1,100.  WOW, WHERE ELSE CAN YOU BUY A BRAND NEW GERMAN SPORTS CAR FOR JUST $1,100?  ONLY FROM US!

JUST GET THE WORD OUT IT WILL HAPPEN – IT HAS TO!

HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING EVERYONE.
MY BEST TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES

Jim McCarron
(301)631-6700 Office
(301) 471-8894 Cell

Sports Car Auction Notes:
You can see the details of the completed auction at http://us.dubli.com/Luxury-Sports-Car__3e_4176 (I don’t know how long that link will be active).

When I saw the winning unique bid of $1106.75, I thought, “That’s unusually low – why is that?”  I was told by someone with inside info that there were a huge number of bids placed higher than $5000, as everyone assumed the lower bids were all matched.  You can see from the bidding range at the bottom of the link above, that 22 people were in the hunt around the $1111 mark.  No telling how many people took a shot in the $5000 to $10,000 range …

What we do know is that so many people were bidding that DubLi’s servers crashed at the end of the auction. DubLi.com Support said in an email:

“Shortly before the conclusion of the car auction our servers went down, as the result of an extreme overload of visitors to the auto auction. A situation like this was unprecedented, and we immediately made the necessary precautions to ensure that this would not occur again.

Please note that we have researched and confirmed that there were no unregistered bids placed in the auction, and there were no bids placed following the conclusion of the auction.

Section 10 of our Terms and Conditions states the following:
“In case of a system failure, which cannot be excluded according to the current state of technology, active auctions will be halted, as far as the system allows it and that it is technically possible. After the removal of the error, the auction will be continued. If an auction is completed during a system failure or limited system availability, this shall not have any effect on the auction results.”

Please follow the link provided below for a complete overview of our terms and conditions: http://us.dubli.com/info/13-Terms-Conditions.

We are happy to announce that we have found with 100% certainty the winner of this auction, and we will be posting this information in the completed auctions shortly.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience the server outage may have caused you, and appreciate your understanding.”

I don’t think there’s any question that if the servers hadn’t crashed, the low bid would have been matched and the winning bid would have been much higher.  C’est la vie.

I personally had a couple reps who were unhappy with the server crash, but think about it from DubLi’s perspective:  how much revenue did DubLi lose because of the crash? They certainly didn’t want that to happen.  This is the fourth significant server crash we experienced this year:  the one at the end of March, when we had so many people enrolling as reps, personally cost me thousands of dollars.  Did that knock me out of the business?  No.  Why?  Because I don’t sacrifice 6- or 7-figures of income because of losing a few thousand dollars.  As we’ve said several times, welcome to pioneering!  Keep in mind that Google has had several memorable server meltdowns, so this isn’t a situation unique to DubLi.

I also think this was a good learning experience for DubLi prior to their big Christmas blitz.

This is fun to watch develop!  Enjoy the ride.

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