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OMG - URO Parts just bought the 500E forum !!

The 500E forum has sold out 51% to the people who own URO Parts and they are one big billboard for those parts now.

It’s sad that people will sell their soul out for a few bucks.

Check it out for yourself: www.500eboard.co/forums
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Capitalism at work, and the (now former) owner of the forum has that right. But also remember that people still remain free to purchase whatever they want.

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It is April 1st, right?
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It's great we live in America where someone can still build a company and then make money from it.

Despite URO's early major issues, they have moved forward and are now an OEM supplier to Mercedes and are making many parts that MB no longer provides allowing us to keep our cars on the road.

This forum was too chicken shat to even allow them to be a supporting vendor despite a majority of users saying they had no problem with them being here.

As said above buy from or don't, it's your choice.
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Yeah it seemed more than a bit ironic because that dude who owns the 500e forum is all over the Internet hating on Uro Parts pretty big time.

But people do strange things when they see dollar signs so it wouldn’t surprise me LOL!
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I have strictly nothing against URO (which is not a very well know brand in France), nothing "for" either, but selling formu's stakes to a brand is the best way to have the volunteer contributors escape far away. A forum is not a marketplace!

So... it's a joke? If not, why only 51%? By the way, can finance experts help us understand on what drivers a forum value can be estimated?

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Yeah it seemed more than a bit ironic because that dude who owns the 500e forum is all over the Internet hating on Uro Parts pretty big time.

But people do strange things when they see dollar signs so it wouldn’t surprise me LOL!
Unbelievable! He was bashing URO at every platform and now selling out majority stake to him. I guess money solves all problems.
I saw some reference that others mods of that site including [email protected] were cashing in and starting videos on youtube like Uncle Ken with URO parts to make some extra $$$. Sad day indeed.
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I heard GSXR also started buying batteries at Walmart. End times, I tell ya... earthquakes, volcanoes, cats & dogs living together, mass hysteria!

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Looks like we've lost @gsxr too. What is this world coming to?
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As far as I'm concerned, there isn't any reason to be kicking dust up. Probably a real good idea to let this topic lay about now.

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