*FRAUD* UPDATE: AGB Global, and the people involved in it (including their CEO, Jon Goss, their Director of Technical Sales, Stewart True, AGB UK CEO Stella Wong, and Tek n' Toys CEO Todd Werbowski) defrauded me out of $28,500 CAD in 2005/2006. Do not invest your money with any of these individuals or you'll lose it.
I'm pleased to announce that Thoughts Media has joined with a new affiliate partner for hardware sales: AGB Global. Here's a bit about them: "AGB specialise in delivering market leading Microsoft Windows based Smartphones and Integrated PDA's. Expertise, knowledge and the unique positioning of AGB brings volume pricing and support into the reach of small to medium retailers and enterprise solution providers. AGB pride themselves on the highest level of service; working with each and every customer to deliver a complete solution to their communication needs, regardless of project size or order commitment."
If you think that design looks familiar, you're right: AGB Global acquired our previous partner, Tek 'n Toys, and our talented friend Fabrizio Fiandanese updated the site. Long-time readers of this site know of the struggles we've had with Tek 'n Toys, so I won't re-hash them, but suffice it to say that I've spent the past two months in discussions with AGB Global ensuring they are the right partner for us from both a product and customer service level. It's always a challenge finding the right partner: larger retailers such as Amazon.com won't deal closely with us because we're too small (and they lack all but the most mainstream of products), but smaller vendors don't always have the size to deliver customer service to match what the big vendors have to offer. I'd ask that everyone give AGB Global a chance to prove themselves, and I hope it will be a fruitful partnership that brings great products to all of you. In today's newsletter you'll see a great offer from AGB to kick off the partnership: a PDA2K with free shipping and free flat-panel speakers. Watch for it!