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Internet marketer seeks help with condo purchase

CondoFiasco.com plan to sell condo shares hits snag

Zack Preble, the Internet marketing specialist who created CondoFiasco.com, wants some help to pay for a condo unit in Miami that he says he never should have bought. An online marketing specialist for Foreclosure.com, a site that offers information about foreclosure properties, Preble has conjured up a marketing campaign to call attention to his plight. "I've got to do what I know how to do," he said. His CondoFiasco.com Web site proposes, "Own a piece of Miami for $35.50. Believe it or not I am going to try to sell my condo one link at a time." He is selling 8,029 "slices," which are essentially tiny square ads -- often called pixel ads -- on a grid that are linked to a Web site selected by the purchaser. Several blogs, including the Foreclosure.com blog, have made mention of Preble's personal condo fiasco. Preble owns 1,971 of the 10,000 pixel ad units at the site. The pixel ad grid overlays an image of the condo development. The pixel space he maintains represents his ...