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TheHiddenFlask
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Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


So, I have hated pretty much every internet IPO in the past 12-18 months because, frankly, they have all been hot garbage in the rain.

However, even in my beariest dreams, never would I have imagined the fall from grace that GRPN has experienced. I mean, sweet mother of Zeus, that thing has gone off the cliff. At $2.90, it's looking at a 1 year return of -89%. That's just astounding.

No point to this thread other than to point and laugh at people not knowing when to sell their business.

Maybe I'll buy some in hopes that GOOG will come in and swoop them up in a takeover for a premium.







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schlow mo
Mississippi St. Fan
New Orleans
Member since Feb 2010
5173 posts

re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


You know someone will buy those idiots

Maybe TD money posters should pool their OT wealth and make a bid






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BigBoyTiger
LSU Fan
Chicago
Member since Aug 2005
8741 posts

re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


Wow..the market is essentially saying the Company is worthless.

They never reigned in their customer acquisition costs. Their accounting in their IPO was sketchy.

I am just shocked that LinkedIn is doing so well. I'm not sure where they make money. Advertising? Don't see many ads. Subscriptions? Yeah..but there can't be that many premium subscriptions..can there?






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Reeses PB Egg
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re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


god damn, GOOG was willing to buy for like $6B or some shite last year.





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Tigah in the ATL
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Member since Feb 2005
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re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


Buffet says never invest in technology.





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TheHiddenFlask
Clemson Fan
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Member since Jul 2008
16611 posts

re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


Buffet is a washed up goon.





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oldschoolgreats
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re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


really, he one of the world's richest men. good definition of washed up goon!!!! I hope to obtain that!!!!!!





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gatorsimz
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Member since Feb 2009
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re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


I remember when it went public a year ago. Was discussing the IPO in class and I said I wouldnt buy, I couldn't see the stock advancing. Never liked the business model.

I haven't looked at its fundamentals but I still wouldn't buy, not long term at least.






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TheHiddenFlask
Clemson Fan
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Member since Jul 2008
16611 posts

re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


Rome was once great too.





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Zilla
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Member since Jul 2005
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re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


Wasn't it Jersey trying to warn everyone about that crappy stock during IPO ?





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TheHiddenFlask
Clemson Fan
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Member since Jul 2008
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re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


It was me.

I don't think jersey was even still posting.






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foshizzle
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re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


quote:

Buffet is a washed up goon.


Don't hold back now. Say what you really think.






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donRANDOMnumbers
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re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


I've thought about jumping in now based on the buyout reasoning.

Groupon to me is a fad type of thing and I never expected it to last.






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jso0003
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Birmingham/Atlanta
Member since Jun 2009
4688 posts

re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


Groupon is an interesting business model.... But I look around and see no one ever using it.





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LSU0358
LSU Fan
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re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


Didn't these guys take it public having never shown an actual profit?





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FatDrunknStupid
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Member since May 2011
311 posts

re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


quote:

LinkedIn


Yeah, I get that they tried to create a facebook for grown ups. I guess they banked on user-created leads for salespeople. I guess they figured the advertisement money would come at some point? It still has potential, though, IMO.






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Catman88
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re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


quote:

Buffet says never invest in technology.


He was wrong as he was referring to the cotton gin.






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Blakely Bimbo
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


In recent SEC 13F filing, Soros took a 2.5 million share stake in Groupon.





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DriveByBBQ
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re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


quote:

Buffet says never invest in technology.









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econ85
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re: Groupon: The dumpster fire of tech stocks


quote:

I am just shocked that LinkedIn is doing so well. I'm not sure where they make money. Advertising? Don't see many ads. Subscriptions? Yeah..but there can't be that many premium subscriptions..can there?


LinkedIn is one of the top 3 options for recruiters (with Monster and CareerBuilder). They sell job postings and premium accounts (for recruiters). I think they will do pretty well and will eventually get bought out by someone.






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