My bet is you had researched this guitar in the past, or you looked it up when you got home after buying it and that's how they knew to target you
with this ad. Or you posted to Facebook that you bought the thing.
Your CC or Debit card doesn't report your name to add agencies. They report what people buy, sure, but not your specific info.
I played it the moment I got home, never posted on FB that I bought it. Can't say I never searched online before because that's the only possibility
however, I've been gone for a few weeks and it would have been as far back as last spring if I searched for it all. Not ruling that out but to see it
bang pow right there the day I bring it home? Something's up. That's too weird.
DId you google guitars by chance? You know, at any time in the recent passed present of future.
More specifically, did you google Gibson guitars?
Since that's a gibson since im guessing and is a pretty generic look for a gibson. it's likely for 450$ they have a lot of this model. Maybe your
search results got tagged?
My bad its an Epiophone. Meh, they both look the same. lol the small print tho at the top of the guitar made it hard for me to tell the difference
honestly. I looked at the text and its an epiphone les paul.
Gibson and epiphone have been contesting that particular design for a while now.
Just to prove how Generic a Les paul is. Both Gibson and Epiphone make Les pauls.
Id be more creeped out if you bought a less netorious and generic guitar say like a bc rich stealth chuck schuldiner, or to even get more specific.
Like Guild guitars which dosn't even exist anymore i would be more worried.
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There's your answer. A couple of years ago I started noticing too many of these "coincidences" were popping up to actual be coincidences. One
such issue is, if I buy food at Taco Bell and pay with a debit card, I receive Taco Bell coupon offers on my cell phone. (Don't judge me. I make
suicide runs to salmon fish during red season and often don't get off the river until 3AM, at which time I'm usually famished and Taco Bell is my
only food option.)
I've seen a lot more of those type of connections since and, honestly, they creep me out.
I wrote about this before... I'm almost certain I used a private message to tell a friend I was planning on buying a bike (don't have FB anymore so
can't remember exact details) next thing I know there's bike adds everywhere.
To be honest if I recall it may have even been a text message not an FB message but I can't be certain. Marketing is now on steroids.
I began learning 25 years ago. Don't know how to read music so I was stuck with tablature form in guitar magazines. Hit my wall. Then came YouTube
and zooom! Much better when you can hear where your supposed to be in time and actually see what you're doing. Go with that. I already mastered the
finger dexterity so the rest came easy. Takes tons of patience and determination though. Learn blues first is my advice
No, but it's on the bucket list. I'd love to tie into some gold medal steelheads in BC. We have very unimpressive runs of them here in south
central AK. (But hell, our kings, reds, and silvers make up for that.)
awesome to hear those fish are still around there, Being canadian i don't exactly know the state of the wildlife as it's always a changing process.
This wasn't to derail the thread anyway was just curious
I plan on going on a north american fishing trip/tour at some point in the near future.
As for the tagging, Looking up even one word on google will tag adds. if you have Ad-blocker on you won't always see them.
But even if you just finish googling something they know right away.
The debit card thing tho, I do think you can get tagged for what you by through debit.
Because companies pay the banks money for research material. Or rather marketing companies find niches by looking at sales.
This is also how some of the statistics made every year on certain sales are done.
Credit does this too i believe. The same system is used to catch debit and credit fraud. The police can track purchases, So it's likely other
companies can as well.
Not a coincidence at all. I've noticed this for every purchase I've made for some time now. The item appears on the ads on this site and others
that I visit, the moment I make the purchase. I agree with others though, it makes little sense to me to advertise the thing I just bought, but they
do it. I read a thread on here a while back that explained the strategy, but I don't remember it. It made sense at the time though.
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