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    OK, hereís some nonsenseÖ I think. At first, I thought I was just dreaming but when I pinched myself, it hurt. Anymore, whether or not I buy on-line, all of my research seems to be on-line. Most of my decisions on purchases are pretty much determined by what I find out about a product on the Internet. I seldom take the time to drive around looking at the actual thing anymore. Maybe itís the cost of gasoline. Maybe Iím just getting lazy. In any event, I take the easy way out. Thatís when I started noticing something strange.

    My daughter is an avid tent camper. She loves it. Her husband tolerates it. She has worn out a lot of tents and her current one has seen better days. A few months ago, I started browsing for a new tent for her birthday. Within a few days, almost every website that I went to had ads for tents out in the margins of the site. Not only were they ads for tents, but they were ads for the exact tent that I had been most interested it. Not just the same brand, but the same brand, model and size. Call me naive but that is a little more than coincidence.

    Several weeks later, I looked at the odometer of my all-time favorite vehicle, a Jeep Liberty and realized that not only were the brakes original for the 77,000 miles that it showed but that the Jeep had also been towed over 50,000 miles, with an active braking system, behind a motor home. Thatís over 125,000 miles on the original brakes. You guessed it. All the side, top and bottom ad banners everywhere on the Internet started showing advertisements for various brands of brakes with some even getting specific about the model of vehicle they are available for. It even happened last week on ASD. Advance Auto Parts wants to give me a special deal on brakes for my Jeep Liberty!

    Is that a little scary or am I just being paranoid? Yep, youíre right. The answer is, ďYes.Ē

    I think this week, I'll fool them and go look for Tulip bulbs.
    If Obama is the answer, the question must have been really stupid!
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    Way to keep them on their toes!!I am sure I am on a list somewhere because all the ads I see are for guns knifes and survival equipment. All except one. For some reason on ASD there is usually an ad at the bottom for mail order chinese brides. Not sure why. I have never searched for anything remotely close to that. No porn, no swimsuit sports magazines and no Russian mail order brides. Does everyone else get this ad or did I trigger it by looking at wave knives? It has been there for months, at least once a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decline View Post
    Does everyone else get this ad? It has been there for months, at least once a day.
    I'm going to go way out on a limb and guess that NO ONE else gets this advertisement on ASD!
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    Well I am hoping that SOMEONE else does!! I like my Texas wife! I don't need a Chinese wife...

    Although...

    My wife hates Chinese food so I never get to eat any....

    Hmmm

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    Now it's advertising forklift wheels!! I need forklift wheels less than I need a Chinese wife!!

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    Whew!... I thought was the only one ordering wives from china! Seriously though, I have seen it. Google ads are based our site content that the Google Ad spiders read... Sometimes I wonder if the off-topic discussions trigger stuff like that. Keywords like wife, women, ladies etc could do it I guess...
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    Dnola, you could be correct on the watching part. Some programs and even browsers store cookies of your browsing history to feed advertising systems. Some can ne detected as malware or spyware while others are embeded in larger programs. Most of the ones I have discovered have been in tool bar add ons like yahoo or google stuff. I added a NRA tool bar on Firefox one time and noticed it... Its all about revenue to those guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGA View Post
    Whew!... I thought was the only one ordering wives from china! Seriously though, I have seen it. Google ads are based our site content that the Google Ad spiders read... Sometimes I wonder if the off-topic discussions trigger stuff like that. Keywords like wife, women, ladies etc could do it I guess...
    So we should prepair for commodore and 8 track advertisements?Sheesh.And I thought the bacon ads were too much!

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    Hmm....nothing has been said about pink tu-tu's or fishnet stockings in a while. I haven't done anything which caused Bebo to want the UPS guy to open his packages before he would receive them in a long time. And here I thought it was getting rather dull lately..... Hmmmm.........

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    Bebo wears fishnet stockings................? Whoa, that's serious. Probably made in China by the same girl that wants to fix Decline the General Tso chicken, I'll bet.

    (Actually, the Chinese never heard of Gen. Tso chicken until they come to this country. Sort of like Italy and pizza)




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