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Selling out gives the perception of scarcity and creates more demand. Viral free marketing creating more free marketing…that is as good as it gets.
In many cases the quality of the idea does not matter as much as who said it. If a no name person launched Truemors would it have become popular enough to where I would have just linked to it as an example? If a no name site with no following, little traction, and no marketing budget does something great how will it spread?