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28 Nov 15 16:19
Date Joined: 25 Feb 05
| Topic/replies: 718 | Blogger: pipedreamer's blog
Really peeved,wanted to buy Betfair shares at £8.thought that in time would get into other countries and expand from there.What is the point i thought of punters taking 33-1 Marcel when they could get 95 on Betfair?.A growing business i thought.Now at £36 i wonder why i hesitated.
I guess that human beings need the reassurance of crowds to agree with them.I rarely get the chance[except on here] of talking over points.
I said to people years ago that if we all sat down and thought things through logically,that we could all make money.All it needs is perception.
I remember 1n the early eighties watching a programme about Aids,and seeing it explained how vicious, cunning and deadly,the virus was.
The next day i was surprised how little reaction there was in the media.
If i had only sat down and thought things through,and came up with the thinking that condoms were going to be one big solution.I was annoyed years later when durex shares quadrupled.So you see i reckon its a question of perception,and if you are perceptive,money can be made on that alone.
Anybody out there got any ideas along this line?.If Doctor Crippen reads this,as for the horses,i'm still waiting for somebody to pick up the penny,re this Saturday.
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Report The Knight November 30, 2015 10:06 PM GMT
Good post and how right you are.

I realised back in 2002 just how big Internet Shopping would get and researched 'Google Words' with a view to setting up some kind of online advertising business. But I didn't do it.

However, all I needed to have done was buy shares in the companies making online shopping software. I certainly over complicated things there!

So, what is next?

Well, supplying dashboard cameras might be a good way to go. I am of the view that insurance companies, sooner rather than later, will issue for free dashboard cams to all their customers so as to avoid the ever increasing amount of bogus claims and put the ambulance chasing lawyers in their place.

It would only be business lasting for a while but there'd surely be money in it!

Here's another one - outsourcing the Lost Property departments of big public places (shops, leisure centres, transport, etc.) Centralise it, computerise it and charge a fee. I know for a fact how despised looking after Lost Property is at many places..
Report pipedreamer December 1, 2015 11:59 PM GMT
Yes, and good post Knight,i'm busy at the mo,will get back to you.
Report unitedbiscuits December 3, 2015 7:41 PM GMT
Good post, The Knight. Apparently there are one and a half million whiplash injury claims pending in the UK.
Report Gin December 3, 2015 10:25 PM GMT
There was another announcement last week of further cracking down on whiplash claims:
Report pipedreamer December 7, 2015 4:28 PM GMT
Thought of an idea.If they can use cameras the way that google earth has used them,then they can record going around the aisles in the shops, and shoppers only need to move forward and side to side on their laptop.When they spot something that they fancy they can zoom in.
Shops would only need to update it weekly.
It would give shoppers a virtual shop,not computer generated.I see this as the way forward.A lot better than just clicking off names on a list.It would retain the shopping experience as it is now.It would also be a nice alternative for the shoppers that like to browse.
Report geoff m November 4, 2019 2:59 PM GMT
It tends to be we can all be "perceptive" with hindsight Pipedreamer.
Report Richie_Burnett April 2, 2021 7:30 PM BST
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