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The ball wars

By johnboy 5 December 2011 48

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Start Up Smart have a story on a Canberra start-up company, “Gift A Ball“, entering into a partnership to expand their operations into the US.

(When one thinks of start-ups there’s a sense of innovation and creation, sadly in this case they just post people a ball with a dire pun based slogan printed on it.)

The move to the US is particularly brave for Dejan and Darko Andreski as at the moment their FAQ notes they’re currently too small to worry about GST, that is turning over under $75k.

An added worry is that googling “gift a ball” brings up rival ball distributors, “SHIP a BALL” who handwrite their messages from Florida.

Rule 57.

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GardeningGirl 9:31 pm 11 Dec 11

I’d love to support a little local company having a go and doing something fun, I really would, but having their cheer squad insult a sizable proportion of fellow locals for wasting time doing less important things won’t win any fans, and then there’s the product, just what the world needs, more largish awkwardly shaped PVC novelty items to store somewhere.

Mumbucks 12:28 pm 11 Dec 11

jsm2090 said :

Great. More people selling crap we don’t need. I’d prefer someone donate their $19.95 to charity instead of giving me a ball.

+1

Beserk Keyboard Warrior 4:33 pm 06 Dec 11

Looks like someone’s reinvented the ball.

If you’re gonna rip off an idea, at least choose a good one.

Erg0 4:27 pm 06 Dec 11

I thought the main purpose of this site was to critique the spelling and grammar of press releases?

Deref 4:18 pm 06 Dec 11

Tayla24 said :

Gift;
verb. give – endow – present – donate – grant – endue
noun. present – talent – donation – offering – endowment
..Gift in a particular context, can also be used as either.

Sorry. Didn’t know you were an American.

dpm 4:13 pm 06 Dec 11

Keijidosha said :

They have a counter on their website. Since this article was posted on Riotact the number of “balls gifted” has gone from 306 to 319.

…with a bullet! 😉

JB should ask for some sort of advertising commission to get a slice of that cash! Especially as his site: ” is designed to ‘critique’ products/ services [but] ends up promoting them”??

Thoroughly Smashed 2:38 pm 06 Dec 11

Tayla24 said :

Hahahahaha 7 comments to my one. And ironically a site designed to ‘critique’ products/ services ends up promoting them. Good work!

I don’t think you understand what this place is.

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