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It is Scott against the world

Warning: This post contains explicit adult humor.

Do you ever feel like the water is starting to boil? Today was a day of reflection for me. Lately, I have been feeling like there is a mood or a feeling in the air, almost like consumers have become an easy target. Recently have been hearing lots of silly consumer related news stories going around lately.  This really got me thinking… you know when the best time to move in on somebody is? When I say move in on somebody, I am referring to a time that a person maybe extra vulnerable. In this economy I can’t really think of a better time for companies to take advantage of consumers and just fleece people of every last dollar.

One good example – Recently, I was looking to purchase a ticket on Allegiant Airlines. I mean the fares are cheap don’t get me wrong. But from the starting price, of $29.99, I had no less than 4 fees come time to pay. Four fees? Why?  I mean WTF! It just doesn’t feel right, I don’t get it? Why can’t you can’t just put the price? Works out well for the all the stores I go to. I look at the price, it’s 10 bucks, I pay 10 bucks. It is as simple as that. When I pay fees like this, I feel like another fee is coming any minute so I am afraid to do business with them. God forbid, they have my card! But i’ll tell you who got my business, Southwest!

Look at the banks – We are passing laws to keep banks from charging fees, isn’t that nice. A simple stop it…wasn’t good enough?  If that shit don’t make you think, it had better.

Car insurance – You got me started… See what you got going now? I just changed car insurance, I have never had a ticket or a car wreck but I get @ss F%&$ed everytime I get car insurance. I know lots of you use this Direct horse-shit, if you are not sure what “Direct horse-shit” is, this gives the companies direct access to your money, and as a reward for this, they give you a fucking discount. As for me, I wouldn’t give my mom my banking information. I pay with my Credit Card. So if they fuck me, as a reward to them, I charge back on their asses, and I love to write letters! Why can’t I get the same discount for just paying my bill on time?

Do you give your banking information out? Not me! When the banker dude gave me my little banker book and number, he told me never give this to anyone. You bet your ass I listened!

A buddy of mine calls me, he told me about what Dish Network did to him. He signs up for the bundle horse shit. They come out on Saturday to install it, he calls them on Sunday tells them it sucks. They refuse to cancel and try to stick it in his-ass. If it where me – I would get me a screw gun, take that dish down, I would paint the mother fucken dish pink, tie it to the top of my fucken car and paint Dish Network screwed me on the side. See what happens then. But that is just me…

Next time someone tries to charge you a fee, tell them – up your ass! I will take my money somewhere else, spend your hard earned money on your wife and kids!

Scott

Dear Guru Scott

Ok he didn’t email Guru Scott, I made that shit up. He just emailed me and asked my thoughts on this matter. What Greg wants is to receive donations for his golf products that seem like a very easy sell. At least in my mind, but like most people on the web, Greg is very unclear on how to go about doing this. Well Greg you came to the right place! Because when you get done reading this you will be healed of your issue<<<< I am going to hell for this, I am in a very funny mood right now.

Here is the email,

Scott,

I took a look at your site and portfolio. True, you are great at what you do, but I only want to pay on performance, meaning I am willing to pay you a commission on every $30 donation that is made to the golf promo. Basically the promo works like this. $30 donation gets the golfer 30 sleeves of golf balls, and a hybrid 3 wood driver, so $450 worth of golf stuff! No brainer for golfers. There are 40 million golfers in the US alone, so if I gave you $2.50 per donation, and you could only get 1% of golfers to bite, you would make $1,000,000! Heck, if you were only able to get 10% of 1%, it would be a $100,000 pay day! And this we can keep running until it is pulled of the table by the manufacturer. Think of the possibilities if we can run this for 1 year, and if more and more golfers see it and buy. Could make us millionaires pretty easily, wouldn’t you agree? So, do me a favor and rethink the $100 down. You say you take risks, so do I, and I am risking that you can actually make us money. But, if you are adamant on the $100 down, what is the total cost to do a campaign to make me a millionaire?
Let me know your thoughts.

Greg

My email reply:
You have a website for this? this is not that hard to do. I will explain for free if I can post it on my blog?

– Scott

Here is the email reply,

Scott,

I do not have a web site for this yet. The manufacturer has a web site, but not one that allows a way to pay, yet. We would probably have to make a capture page and then an autoresponder, that drives them to the buying info page, and then a secure page driving the money to the manufacturers bank. We would code the deal to make sure that we got credit for it. Of course, I would have to get approval for all of this, but I am sure the manufacturer will go for it, as they want to brand themselves as quick as possible. I have absolutely no problem with you posting this on your blog as when I read your bio, I see you also like to play golf, and I assume you have similar people who read your blog.What do you think?

Thanks Greg for your email and allowing me to reply to this on my blog.  I just want to say first, wow this seems like a really easy sell! How are you not making money hand over fist? First off, where can I get mine?  I need 30 sleeves of balls, I will go through all those balls in about 3 weeks LOL!Reefer Poker Initial Deposit Bonus 150% - $1420

But the major issue here is that $2.50 is too low. For example – at Refer Poker I get 30% of all their action for every person I bring to refer poker, for life! Just for bringing people to refer poker, and I don’t really have to do anything but collect money. People smoking pot and playing for money, need I say more? It’s like shooting fish in a barrel, so to speak.

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Ok, maybe the Refer Poker was a bad example, but it was the best I could do to show how simple it is to make money on the web. But even Motive interactive will give me anywhere from $2.50-$10.00 for everything from people filling out questionnaires, to take love test, taking payday-loans or just playing Deal or no Deal online.

But never-the-less the offer is great, you have half the battle out of the way! The way I would go about this, if I was going to do it is very simple!

I would set up a single page website, literally saying “Want some golf balls and a new driver for 30 bucks?” Explain the offer and add some creditability to it with what ever credentials you got.  Slap a paypal button of the link to where the money can change hands, bingo-bango, your done!

To make some money this is also simple, go out and add about 20 articles about the offer and get about 1000 or so back-links, the total cost with the single page website and the back links might cost you $300.00-$400.00 on the high side, I don’t know if your going to make a million, but I bet you sell a shit load of golf balls and drivers!

Thanks Greg for your email to Scott!