I am tired of all the lies

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by whocares, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. whocares

    whocares New Member

    Why do so many people lie in an attempt to sell a product online? Why not tell the whole truth from the start? Why do I have to pay to learn the truth than ask for a refund?

    Just wondering...
  2. Phil Stones

    Phil Stones New Member

    Yes I know what you mean - but it is worth it once you get going.
  3. seeyalater72

    seeyalater72 New Member

    Unfortunately, it's all part of the learning process when building an online business. I know I've learned my share of lessons since starting.
  4. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    It stinks when people lie, but there are honest people out there...
  5. Vinnyo

    Vinnyo New Member

    I think the key is if you have been scammed (which many of us have) you will feel a need to be honest to the comsumer. After all it is good for busniess if you sell something and the customer likes it and tells a friend, who tells a friend, ect. I work for a great company during the day that runs on the value of service and quality...and they do well versus others in the same field who cheat their customers.
  6. Jeremy_Sandy

    Jeremy_Sandy New Member

    Sometimes people use sleezey sales tactics to make a quick buck. They may end up with some cash today, but ultimately they have no long term income, and high attrition.

    I personally despise this type of marketing and selling, and wonder how long those people will be around. But sometimes it seems like one leaves and another one starts. If they could only see the benefits in having a solid team and providing value...
  7. pcwork

    pcwork New Member

    People who lie only make a profit in the short term, they lose trust
  8. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    Research...research...research...what did you get ripped off on?
  9. Newbie Shield

    Newbie Shield Gold Member

    Hi whocares,

    As Mountain pointed out, the best defense is to research well before you spend your hard-earned cash.

    It's best to ignore the dishonest and instead put your attention on building your future.

    ~Newbie Shield~
  10. whocares

    whocares New Member

    I didn't really get ripped off... I just learned the real truth about online surveys the hard way [​IMG]
  11. ColoradoMom

    ColoradoMom New Member


    DITTO! I learned the truth about online surveys the hard way too. Don't trust or believe any of THEM!!
  12. larslarson123

    larslarson123 New Member

    I'm right in there with ya. Luckily, thanks to places on the web like this very website, you can find real people with honest answers. Forums are great because you get a broad span of opinion from people that actually want to help jump-start your business endeavors, without shoving sales down your throat. Tread cautiously, but don't give up hope! Remember, most of us are in the same boat.
  13. monkeydad89

    monkeydad89 New Member

    Yeah I know that some Work at home are scams but not all, If you put time and dedication to a legit program, you can make very good money. Most people are too lazy to do the programs. They think that if you buy the program info you don't have to spend more money. Its more to that, but in the end everything pays for itself.

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  14. happywife

    happywife Gold Member

    whocares: Why do so many people lie in an attempt to sell a product online? Why not tell the whole truth from the start? Why do I have to pay to learn the truth than ask for a refund?

    The same reason they lie to sell a product offline. Greed and lack of conscience. [​IMG]

    How many times have you seen claims of pills or potions giving marvelous results? You buy into the hype expecting to drop excess weight with little or no effort, etc., only to be hugely disappointed in the product results.

    It's not a new practice, just a new way of presenting it.

    The old adage of 'if it seems too good to be true...' should never be forgotten. [​IMG]

    As others have said before me, be sure to check out anything as thoroughly as you can before you take the plunge. Find people who have actually used the product or service for some length of time and have had positive results.

    That won't eliminate all disappointments, but it's quite likely to reduce them.

  15. aplina

    aplina New Member

    l think the ling is what sell. look at the tv commercials with the celebrity. all promising miracles of this products working and when you buy it what happens. try programs like ripoff .com12, research any programs before joining. ask in the forum some one some how might know something about them.
    good luck
  16. karma

    karma New Member

    whocares: Why do so many people lie in an attempt to sell a product online? Why not tell the whole truth from the start? Why do I have to pay to learn the truth than ask for a refund?

    Just wondering...

    I often wonder the same thing. I reckon that many companies/individuals spend more money on advertising shotty products than they do on product development.

    One of the best ways to research a product before buying is asking about it in forums like work-at-home-forum.com. You get honest opinions from peope who have tried the product.

    More people should start getting refunds on products that don't remotely deliver on the sales pitch. maybe the people providing the sub standard service/product will re-consider selling products that dont deliver once their sales start dropping.
  17. A8ch

    A8ch Gold Member

    whocares: Why do so many people lie in an attempt to sell a product online? Why not tell the whole truth from the start? Why do I have to pay to learn the truth than ask for a refund?
    Some people lie because they are too lazy, greedy, sleezy or indifferent to make the effort to truly understand the benefits of the product they are offering.

    Consequently they make up stuff that they think will sound impressive and appeal to others who think just like them. These peddlers are uncomfortable with competition; they refuse to accept that it's a natural function of the marketplace and that the winners will be those who do the best job of marketing.

    Since these misguided wannabes usually don't have any solid marketing skills to speak of, they try to shortcut the process and lie. It never gets them very far for very long. Word soon gets around and they are exposed for the liars and cheats that they are.

    If you've been a victim of one of these con artists, chalk it up to experience and view it as an investment that will strengthen your judgment and benefit you in the future.

    And if it's any consolation to you, most successful online marketers have been scammed at least once in their experience, so you're in pretty good company.

  18. whocares

    whocares New Member

    Just the plain truth can go a long way in the long run. I wish people would understand that. As Abraham Lincoln once said: "You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time but you cannot fool all the people all the time".
  19. just4funoutlet

    just4funoutlet New Member

    Forget all the scams and start a real home or internet business for a few hundred bucks. And no, I'm not saying pay me to show you how. I'm sharing all of the info I've found for free. Good luck, I hope you find what you are looking for.
  20. Arlenie

    Arlenie New Member

    I know what you mean that is why I hate lead capture pages and dont use them in my Marketing. You can find out all you need to know right from the start.

    I dont know why people would much rather waste time not telling you what it is to then later lose a contact plus business. I was sucked into one called the MomTeam, I think they have a new name now but they were selling good products just never would tell me what it was until I would pay the 300.00 to join so I never joined ended up finding out from someone who did.

    This goes back to the old Amway days when they had to hide the business they represented from their prospects because everyone hated Amway. Quixtar still uses this same marketing tactic today.

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