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[Renés]Delta Points: The "funny" little things you should know [DP discussion merged]

[Renés]Delta Points: The "funny" little things you should know [DP discussion merged]

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Old Jul 2, 19, 1:34 am
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Originally Posted by gpapadop View Post
Guy named Chris now owns RenesPoints
He says he works for René:


Its seems William Shatner is not blocked from viewing their twitter feed


And it seems René calls Randy his boss and friend:

I am humbled that I can call him, not only boss, but a friend. Few on this big blue planet can say that.
https://renespoints.boardingarea.com...g-what-a-ride/
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Old Jul 2, 19, 2:11 am
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Meanwhile, here, he says he's the new owner, Rene started a new blog called PointsLounge. Keep an eye out for that to see if he tries pitching it here.

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Old Jul 2, 19, 3:15 am
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Hmmm. elitemileagerun and renespoints are now open to all. I wonder what 8 years of delta blogging can be sold for nowadays. That June 30 post by rene must have been the last bye bye post, the very very subtle hint was a link to the about us section in the last paragraph.

Pointslounge is also owned operated and looks like it was started by Chris Carley.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 6:52 am
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I can't bring myself to look. Any value to the posts written since Rene's depature?
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Old Jul 2, 19, 7:36 am
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Doubt it. How to meet you delta amex spend, last call for delta amex, one delta PR article, delta status match... but its been only two days....
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Old Jul 2, 19, 12:56 pm
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Why would one want to buy the image/name recognition associated with Rene? Is there literally anyone who still took him seriously?
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Old Jul 2, 19, 1:53 pm
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As with most points/miles blogs, their target audience is newcomers and the naive. Perhaps Chris saw this as an investment opportunity. Rene probably saw this as a quick way to make a buck, seeing how TPG did so well after being sold.
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Old Jul 3, 19, 2:24 pm
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Perhaps we could all pitch in and buy Rene an apostrophe as a retirement gift!!!!
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Old Jul 11, 19, 7:06 am
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Why would one want to buy the image/name recognition associated with Rene? Is there literally anyone who still took him seriously?
I guess this sale is more evidence there's a sucker born every minute!
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Old Jul 11, 19, 7:12 am
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Originally Posted by 84fiero View Post
I guess this sale is more evidence there's a sucker born every minute!
The entire points blog business model is evidence of that.
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Old Jul 11, 19, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by 84fiero View Post
I guess this sale is more evidence there's a sucker born every minute!
If you got your hands on a decent sized email list that would otherwise take a few years to build, there may be something in it. The site may rebrand overnight with a new look, and you get to start off with a decent ready made following. Saves you the painful first couple of years when you are effectively knocking out content for 'your friends and family'.
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Old Jul 11, 19, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
If you got your hands on a decent sized email list that would otherwise take a few years to build, there may be something in it. The site may rebrand overnight with a new look, and you get to start off with a decent ready made following. Saves you the painful first couple of years when you are effectively knocking out content for 'your friends and family'.
As a general premise, sure...but we're talking about Delta-RenesPoints...he has probably blocked more people than he has following him...and the kind of followers he does have can't be very high value. Plus the stigma of being associated with the blog - even with a name change - can't be good mojo (and Rene apparently will still be contributing).
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