Snags Last Pixels

    January 12, 2006

On the lighter side.. I can’t decide if this is a brilliant business move, or if the company should be awarded the “dumb-ass” of the web award… read on…

The PR headline reads… SNAGS THE LAST 1000 PIXELS -Online weight loss marketer outbids the competition for the final ad space on – The final 1,000 pixels of the, a new Web site that serves as a conduit for advertisers to gain exposure by purchasing blocks of pixels that will link to their own home page, was purchased today by Elijah Kliger of Brooklyn, NY, director of business development at for the new Web site

The one million pixels on the page were originally sold off at a price of $1 per pixel. Demand for the remaining space on the site was in such high demand that Las Vegas odds makers were predicting that the final 1,000 pixels would be sold for $1million at auction. Kliger’s winning bid for the final 1,000 pixels of this historical eBay auction was $38,100, far less than the highest bid of $160,000. So… we have buying 1,000 pixels for $38K – LOL

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