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Woolworths – Friend or Foe

It seems to me like the only thing on Woolworths mind is selling more product and “Organic” is good marketing. If they understood “Organic” they would understand that it is more a “state of being” rather than something you can sell or buy for that matter. Have you been into Woolworths lately? When you get home, unpack everything into 2 piles, goods and packaging. Which is bigger when you are done? Which… Read More »Woolworths – Friend or Foe

Delusion, Deception

Marketing is the art of convincing you that something is true/real when the reality is often very very different. I recently received this mail from Woolworths making out as if they are the ones supplying the 66,000 meals. But in the real world it is actually you and I, the customers of Woolworths that paid. Ok, who cares you may say, or I’m just being pedantic. But the truth is… Read More »Delusion, Deception

Nedbank Instant Payment

Update 08.04.2021 Version: 0.13 Terms and conditions The instant payment service is a value-added service that enables Nedbank (we, us, our) to process your payments to beneficiaries who bank with participating banks in real time. Your beneficiaries will have access to the money within 30 minutes after you have made the payment, subject to the following processing times: With new Online Banking and the Nedbank Money app, you can make… Read More »Nedbank Instant Payment

Thou shalt not lie

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Considering most religions buy into this notion, you can see how loose the definition of lying has become when you look at all the bullshit sold as reality on a daily basis. Here is a great example, I was doing some searching to see if there where any Titanium framed mountain bikes on Gumtree and I was surprised to see the number of results particularly for Cars & Bakkies. Titanium… Read More »Thou shalt not lie

HP “Lighter than air”, that’s some heavy bullshit

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If you weren’t already aware the HP Elite Dragonfly apparently is “Lighter than air.”. Not sure if HP have invented their own air. or if they think that things that fly have to be “Lighter than air.”? By the way, see if you can find the “actual” weight in the ad and then see clause 15 Some Dense Shit Air has a weight of approximately 1.225kg’s/m3 (kilograms per metre cubed)… Read More »HP “Lighter than air”, that’s some heavy bullshit