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Lol. I hadn't really watched that one closely but I just watched it now and I agree.

I get they want you to support local restaurants but its not like we have a choice when it comes to ordering take-out, and it's kinda ironic coming from Uber Eats since a lot of smaller local restaurants aren't a fan of them. They are essentially a foreign entity eating up a lot of the profits from local restaurants. Commercial still made me chuckle a bit tho lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Q3HNp … =emb_title

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Esdiel wrote:

it's kinda ironic coming from Uber Eats since a lot of smaller local restaurants aren't a fan of them. They are essentially a foreign entity eating up a lot of the profits from local restaurants. Commercial still made me chuckle a bit tho lol:

I think I heard something about the gov't was going to pass some legislation to limit the percentage companies like that can take of a sale because they were doing so little and taking so much.

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rlm wrote:

I think I heard something about the gov't was going to pass some legislation to limit the percentage companies like that can take of a sale because they were doing so little and taking so much.

Looks like you're right. It must fall under provincial jurisdiction since it's being done at the provincial level.

Ontario and BC have already introduced their own legislation which places a 15% cap on commissions. Alberta and Quebec are also pushing for it too. I think it's a good thing but I question whether this would be an issue if it wasn't for the pandemic and lockdowns hurting the restaurant biz.

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Esdiel wrote:

I think it's a good thing but I question whether this would be an issue if it wasn't for the pandemic and lockdowns hurting the restaurant biz.

Yeah I hear ya. I see it kinda like the Groupon rise and fall all over again, the greedy bastards used the hot trend to squeeze businesses to the point of failure and desperate businesses did it because they thought it was some sort of salvation or they had no choice.  It also makes me think of the "a sucker is born every minute" analogy and that desperate people try desperate things, including letting another business rape your profits so you can just keep the lights on.  So personally I do think its a good thing too.

Speaking of companies taking advantage of others, I noticed that the Pattison behemoth launched an auction site, where businesses could offer up gift cards or products to be auctioned off and it was then advertised on Pattison radio stations.  Some were suckered into posting some pretty big items with no reserve.  I saw a custom cabin company had a $25000 cabin sell for under $5000.  Most businesses put up gift cards for say $50 to $500 and saw them get sold for 70% of face value - which didn't take into consideration what they paid Pattison on top of all that.  It was interesting to note that this model appears to already be dead - likely due to the "fool me once" mentality.

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Just saw a commercial for:  WeightLossOptions.ca.

When they showed the domain name, they changed the color of each word to help make it more readable.

They can afford TV commercials but not WeightLoss.ca ...  I wonder if they even bothered to make an offer to Rick or not?

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Good question. I imagine they did reach out given they're pretty big, but it's possible they didn't.

I saw this infomercial on Global yesterday where they were using the domain MaxxOven.ca. I wondered if they also owned MaxOven.ca, so I checked the whois for both and it turns out they only registered MaxxOven.ca on 2020-07-29 and didn't even bother registering MaxOven.ca even though it was available at the time. Someone then went and registered MaxOven.ca on 2020-11-30 (3 months later), and listed it for sale. Shouldn't have taken much brain power for them to think of registering MaxOven.ca too.

https://i.postimg.cc/DZJLfy81/IMG-8042.jpg

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And they also failed to register Kalorik, reg'd in 2018 and no parked with infringing ads, but they did apply for a TM in 2017 - still pending.   Its shocking how stupid companies are.

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rlm wrote:

Just saw a commercial for:  WeightLossOptions.ca.

Just saw the commercial. You’re right, it’s amazing that they can do TV advertising but not get a better name than this one. I probably have one better than the one they are using.

The Fab 5:


Do.ca, Of.ca, No.ca, He.ca, Be.ca

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Saw MiniFourgonnette.ca on Radio Canada (French CBC):


https://i.postimg.cc/76rwy3kG/IMG-8198.jpg



Saw NOOVO, a popular Quebec TV channel/network, promote their own website NOOVO.ca:


https://i.postimg.cc/KYHQKfzj/IMG-8181.jpg


ps: NOOVO = NOUVEAU = NEW

Noovo is a Canadian French-language terrestrial television network owned by the Bell Media subsidiary of BCE Inc. ... V was sold to Bell Media in May 2020, after which it was renamed Noovo on August 31, 2020. The name "Noovo" is a stylized alternate spelling of "nouveau", the French word for "new".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noovo#:~: … %22new%22.

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I saw Sportsnet promote their SNNOW.ca website on Twitter, where you can stream live sports:

https://i.postimg.cc/3JzKB5cF/IMG-8211.jpg

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I was a little confused for a sec when I first saw the domain, since it's essentially "snow" with an extra "n".

They only bought the domain in 2017 too:


https://i.postimg.cc/BZ5XR720/Screen-Shot-2021-03-13-at-9-24-22-PM.png

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Esdiel wrote:

I was a little confused for a sec when I first saw the domain, since it's essentially "snow" with an extra "n".

It’s interesting they would choose that name. I bet snow.ca is getting some free traffic because of that. Another reason I’m not a fan of names like this..... Unless of course you own the proper spelling as well.

The Fab 5:


Do.ca, Of.ca, No.ca, He.ca, Be.ca

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Nafti wrote:

It’s interesting they would choose that name. I bet snow.ca is getting some free traffic because of that. Another reason I’m not a fan of names like this..... Unless of course you own the proper spelling as well.

Yeah... the back to back Ns are problematic. This might even be a case where a hyphen might have made more sense than their current domain (SN-NOW vs. SNNOW).

Ideally they should have just gone for SNOW.ca if they wanted a great name that people could easily remember. Not only is it a nice dictionary word (that we're all very familiar with as Canadians), but it would also work well for them as either "Sportsnet NOW" or just "Sports NOW".


And while making these posts, I had to come back and edit one post after realizing I had typed SSNOW.ca instead of SNNOW.ca, which only further highlights why this domain is problematic.

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Netcoins.ca on Global Montreal.

I think this is the first crypto commercial I’ve seen on Canadian television.

https://i.postimg.cc/TPng0dtn/Screen-Shot-2021-03-14-at-2-16-22-PM.png

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I'm not sure if this is the exact same commercial I saw for Netcoins.ca, but close enough:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8htdvxAL2WY