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Mayo News- 10th. April 2002
By Castlebar Observer
Apr 10, 2002, 11:35

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Shave Boss inundated with e-mail avalanche

Tom Murphy, the go-ahead boss of the Castlebar-based firm Pamex Limited got a shock lesson in the power of the World Wide Web early last week. Murphy, whose firm markets and distributes the hugely successful Total Shaving Solution worldwide for the past number of years, had for some time been advertising free samples of the product on his company website It was proving to be steadily successful, with a constant flow of requests for samples being dealt with each day and leading to a satisfactory level of return business.
All manageable, streamlined, and safely within Pamex’s Resources to handle.

Until last week that is, when it so happened that a wildly popular American Website which specializes in trawling the Internet for free offers, discovered the The Total Shaving Solution online giving it headline exposure, all the time unknown to the Pamex people in Castlebar.
As a result, Tom has received a tidal wave of requests for free samples with over 10,000 e-mails having been received to date from the US, Germany, UK and many other countries worldwide.
Murphy and his team have had to react by adding the proviso to the request form on the site restricting the offer to “UK and Ireland only”.

When contacted by Castlebar Server Project (where incidentally the site is hosted) for his comments on the recent deluge, Tom said:
“I am absolutely amazed at the power of the Internet, as Pamex have never promoted or marketed the Total Shaving Solution website online. We weren’t aware of the fact that someone could link to your site without first contacting you and while we think the fact that they thought enough of the product and our site to promote it is terrific, we would like to have been better prepared for the extra burden that this has brought and we would have preferred if our permission had been sought”.
Tom added “Yet it has brought nearly 15,000 new visitors to our Website and increased awareness of the product worldwide which is great!”

When last seen, Tom Murphy was desperately seeking to make contact with the North Pole where a certain bearded courier and his team of elves might just be interested in a little out-of-season nixer.

Site Announcement: Tom will be appearing to outline his recent online experiences at the Castlebar Chamber of Commerce e-business seminar tomorrow night, 11th. April at 6:30 pm in Breaffy House Hotel. Cost: €20 members/ €30 non- members. For bookings contact 094-24845. If you’re in business it is well worth a visit to Breaffy House tomorrow night where you will be surely be entertained as well as informed.

Chickens Run out of Road!

A truck carrying a consignment of live chickens overturned in an accident on the main Ballindine-Milltown road around three am last Monday morning resulted in the blocking of the artery for approximately two and a half hours. There was no other vehicle involved in the accident and the driver escaped from the crash uninjured. Unfortunately, many of the chickens were not so lucky and perished in the accident.

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