The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Friday, Debtember 07, 2007

Talk about making money at niche markets

For some reason, I was struck by either the product, or the business plan—three very interesting online stores:

SmartFlix

For those of you who are into DIY, a website where you can rent thousands of How-To DVDs.

Heavy Ink

This is right up Jeff's alley—a place to buy comic books (all 20% off) with free shipping. As the owner of the site says:

Yeah, we lose big money on the person who orders one comic book.

… but the value proposition is so simple and compelling, that we get tons of customers, who soon start buying enough stuff that it's, on average, worthwhile.

an email to Instapundit

CatGenie

We already get flushable cat litter, but this … wow! We won't even have to do that anymore.

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