Saturday, August 07, 2010

Doba Review - Is Doba worth joining?

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Doba Review - Is Doba worth joining?
by salehoo_group

Doba has gained a good reputation and has some great reviews on the web for providing a sourcing directory specializing in drop shippers. But would the reality live up to the hype? I decided to find out and give it a review …
For first impressions, Doba gets full marks. It’s an attractive, well-laid out website and easily draws you in with the comforting promise of fraud protection and reimbursement of fraudulent orders for qualifying sellers - very reassuring for new sellers wary of being ripped off!
Doba claims an impressive 33%-75% profit margins on their stock – another reason why this directory appeals! However, I’d treat this figure with caution. While Doba undoubtedly has some good sources that will give you a high profit margin in this range, a more realistic figure for the majority would likely be around 10%-30%.
Unless you are a reseller who is lucky enough to be selling vast quantities of stock, you are unlikely to get cheaper wholesale prices than these. Doba compares well with other wholesale offers, but it won’t provide anything extra. Those extra-sweet deals will only be found one way: and that’s by you!
Remember that directories are a great booster to begin your selling career. They make it so much easier and faster to get started…and to get some cash in your pocket. But you shouldn’t solely rely on them to make your millions in the long term.
The secret to using Doba well is to use it as a way of getting started, rather than pinning all your hopes on it for the long term. Then, either work on developing good relationships with several of the suppliers you have found – until you get to the point where you can bargain for better prices – or, use the knowledge and confidence you have gained from dealing with these suppliers to branch off on your own research.
Despite Doba’s very tempting offer of allowing you to pay for goods only after you sell them, I recommend purchasing your items in bulk before you list them. Although Doba generally provides a good service, occasionally there are unavoidable hiccups with drop shipping, and it can be very embarrassing when a customer has purchased an item, but the drop-shipper is out of stock. Let me be very clear that this is not a problem isolated to Doba – all dropshippers can suddenly run out of stock without warning leaving you in the lurch unless you take precautions.
I was very impressed by Doba’s great selection of free articles written by eBay powerseller, consultant, and former eBay employee Stuart Lisonbee. They were interesting, informative, and very focused on Doba’s target audience - anyone interested in taking advantage of drop shipping. These are well worth a read!
Doba also provides a newsletter and regular press releases keeping you informed and up to date.
All in all, Doba is a good product. Although the price is steeper than other directories, members with reasonable expectations feel that it is good value.
Doba compliments SaleHoo fantastically by focusing almost solely on drop shipping, while SaleHoo provides a broad range of wholesale suppliers, drop shippers and bulk wholesalers. Sign up for Doba’s free trial (only valid in USA and Canada) and check out their sources.

Friday, August 06, 2010

ASUS cooperates with the World’s no1 World of Warcraft Guild Paragon

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ASUS cooperates with the World’s no1 World of Warcraft Guild Paragon

2010/08/03

Live stream from Assembly - ASUS cooperates with the World’s no1 World of Warcraft Guild Paragon


Paragon to Show the Latest Publicly Available Content and the Latest Cataclysm Beta Content Live in ASUS booth – August 5 to 8th



There is no doubt that the most popular feature among today’s games is the everlasting massively multiplayer online role playing game dubbed World of Warcraft. ASUS has invited the full guild of Paragon to be able to bring the attendees of Assembly the best possible World of Warcraft experience, live at Assembly Summer 2010.


4 guild members will be raiding directly from ASUS booth. There you will be able to follow the raids perfectly on secondary screens and a big screen. The other part of the Guild will be located at G1+G2 in the normal LAN area.


The main publicly available content consists of 10 and 25-man raids in Ice Crown Citadel and Ruby Sanctum. But maybe the most intriguing content is the not yet available content from the upcoming Cataclysm expansion. If you are a World of Warcraft fan and player, then this is something you do not want to miss. There will also be opportunities to interact with the Paragon members and ask them for tips and hints. Why not find out first hand from the world’s best the perfect rotation for the ultimate warlock dps or the best gold farming method.

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Download 7-Zip 9.15 beta released

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Download 7-Zip 9.15 beta (2010-06-20) for Windows:
Link Type Windows Size
Download .exe 32-bit 1 MB
Download .msi x64 1 MB
The download links above redirect you to download pages on SourceForge.net

Thursday, August 05, 2010

News Alert: No serious injuries in Canadian military helicopter incident

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No serious injuries in Canadian military helicopter incident
Five people suffered minor injuries when a Canadian Chinook helicopter made what military officials describe as a hard landing and caught on fire in Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Thursday.

Google drops Google Wave

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Service will continue through year's end; technology to be rolled into other Google products;
A little more than a year after the service was launched, Google is pulling the plug on its Google Wave social-networking service, the company said Wednesday."Wave has not seen the user adoption we would have liked," wrote Urs Hölzle, Google senior vice president for operations, in a blog post. As a result of the public indifference, "We don't plan to continue developing Wave as a stand-alone product," he said.
The company will maintain the service through the end of the year, and the technology will be rolled into other Google projects, Hölzle said. Some features are already available as open-source components, and Google will offer tools to let users "easily 'liberate' their content from Wave," he said.
Hölzle implied that Wave might have been too radical of a concept for mass adoption, despite the company's many attempts to explain it to the public.
A "Web app for real time communication and collaboration, it set a high bar for what was possible in a Web browser," he said. "We weren't quite sure how users would respond to this radically different kind of communication."
The decision seems to have been made rather speedily. As recently as Monday, the company posted information about upcoming Wave developer talks in Washington D.C. and Michigan.
At the O'Reilly Open Source Conference last month in Portland, Oregon, Google Wave developer Dan Peterson admitted, in a Wave tutorial, that early versions of the service were slow and tended to crash. Subsequent work improved performance and made the product more stable, he noted.

 

Freed Abdullah Khadr welcomes 'new beginning' Abdullah Khadr has been released from a Toronto detention centre after a judge stayed an extradition hearing against the accused al-Qaeda sympathizer Wednesday, telling reporters: "I think this is going to be a new beginning for me in life." The 28-year-old is the brother of Omar Khadr, who is being held by American authorities in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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News Alert
Freed Abdullah Khadr welcomes 'new beginning'
Abdullah Khadr has been released from a Toronto detention centre after a judge stayed an extradition hearing against the accused al-Qaeda sympathizer Wednesday, telling reporters: "I think this is going to be a new beginning for me in life." The 28-year-old is the brother of Omar Khadr, who is being held by American authorities in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

News Alert: Windsor surgeon should have full privileges: report

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News Alert
Windsor surgeon should have full privileges: report
A report recommends that Dr. Barbara Heartwell, a surgeon who performed mistaken mastectomies in Windsor, Ont., should have full privileges restored.

OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 RC 2 released

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no English version yet, so download the stable one for now! You can actually give up Microsoft Office with this nice free tool~!

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