Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Million Dirham Copycat

After the huge success creative genius Alex Tew's site the Million Dollar Homepage had, a Dubai company now wishes to follow in his footsteps and sell pixels for a dirham each. Knowing how things work in Dubai, I already have an idea how this will turn out.

The site will probably still be under construction, but early investors can put down 10% deposits to buy offplan pixels until the website is ready in two years. Less than twenty four hours after launch, all the pixels will be sold out, and early investors will resell their pixel plots at over double the original price.
Local banks will be alarmed at the huge price increases and refuse to provide loans to people wishing to buy pixels in the secondary market. However, this will largely be due to the fact that there is no federal Pixel Ownership Law in existence.

Eventually, when the site is finished after numerous delays, it will be error prone and problem ridden and there will be massive changes to it that investors weren't told about when they were buying. The site owners will stop answering phone calls, only coming out with a response when their name is tarnished in local papers.

Hang on, hasn't something like this happened before?!


Blogger samuraisam said...

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1:29 pm GTS  
Blogger nzm said...

clever post!

deja vu!


4:34 pm GTS  
Blogger Seabee said...

Gave me a laugh, thanks :-)

8:28 pm GTS  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Oh and don't forget - people buying prime pixels will be escorted to lower-grade fringe pixels when they take delivery of their pixels. Too late, because the prime pixels they bought in good faith have been sold to others, meaning they have to opt for inferior pixels they never bought or wanted in the first place. No compensation, no refunds.

11:57 pm GTS  
Blogger nzm said...

Or the prime pixels have been coveted by the Sheikh!

9:50 am GTS  
Blogger moryarti said...

and buyers discover that pixel specs they were delivered somehow turned out totally different (worse) than the ones were in the brochure

6:50 pm GTS  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And pixel owners find their pixel maintenance fees have doubled..

7:10 pm GTS  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a look at - just lauched but unlike other sites, there are no prime pixels etc. Pixel logos and site descriptions can be changed periodically and you also get a banner and text based listing (with company info) - the point is to only send targeted visitors from this UAE site to other sites.

12:57 am GTS  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm impressed with I might contact them to see if they can reveal site visits.

8:50 pm GTS  
Anonymous Anonymous said... - I have had a look, not bad.

9:01 pm GTS  
Blogger desertblog said...

To the last two people that left a comment, who most likely work for 'the UAE million dirham homepage' - how fking desperate must you be that you feel the need to start spamming on blogs?

12:00 am GTS  
Blogger samuraisam said...

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9:58 pm GTS  
Blogger samuraisam said...

what obvious fucking comment plants.

that's pretty low uaemilliondirhamhomepage,
milliondirhamwebpage is different from uaemillionhirhamhomepage.

9:59 pm GTS  
Blogger samuraisam said...

wow that is pretty crappy, on UAEMillionDirhamHomepage, you can't even pay with dirhams, it has to be payed in USD/pixel, so exactly what is the point in calling it the million dirham homepage?

10:04 pm GTS  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i reckon their going for non-UAE markets coz that's the individuality!

2:32 am GTS  
Blogger jk said...

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11:11 am GTS  
Blogger jk said...

Here's another one.
This one gets redirected to They also sell pixels, but the sites are categorized into useful search criteria within Dubai.

11:14 am GTS  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it really cracked me up, especially after my friend in canada asked me if the idea would work here and i told him, hell no.

5:32 am GTS  
Blogger marrious said...

ammazing this idea indeed check out the syrian million dollar website its really cool and getting fillin enough and it really could be a way of syrian advertising online it has resturants,factories, companies, car rental, hotels, summer clubs, pups, clubs.

10:51 pm GTS  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have checked the Syria advertising
on Google and its linking to
nice Work like
syria ads with a filter .........

11:15 am GTS  
Blogger toj said...

well apperantly only is working form the list of million syrian pages

1:28 pm GTS  
Anonymous Dubai company said...

well quite great post...
Dubai offshore

10:33 am GTS  

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