Not surprisingly, I opined this was illegal, infringed copyright, not going to make anyone money, and would most likely only result in trouble and legal claims.
Basically - just stupid.
The WSO author went ape, said he was going to sue me, etc.
Fast forward a few months and a fellow Warrior was kind of enough to send me an update.
Apparently, someone was fool enough to buy the WSO and implemented it. They were banned by Youtube and lawyers for a major movie studio said they would sue if the person made any more video uploads.
Here's a few tips to watch out for so you don't get burned by a WSO:
- If the WSO is promising to make you a certain amount of money per day, week, or month - red flags should be waving. Frankly, I am hard-pressed to find WSOs making this type of claim that are not fraudulent or which do not violate FTC rules regarding income claims.
- Is there a refund policy?
- Does the author have a website, or is the author using the Warrior Forum as their website and throwing out one WSO after another? I recall one Warrior who claimed to be a millionaire turn out after investigation to be living in a ramshackle mobile home. In other words, can they even afford to buy a domain?
- Do you recognize any buyers. If you see a bunch of posters saying the WSO is great, but you don't recognize any of the usernames, you may want to wait until someone you trust has reviewed the product.
- Take a deep breath, count to 10, shut-down your browser, and come back tomorrow. Limited quantity offers are a marketing technique. A good one that has value. That is why this is mentally difficult to do.
But, I guarantee you: there has never been a WSO where if you missed it, or missed an early buyer price discount, you blew your chance to be an easy millionaire. If there was, you would have read about in the forum, and whatever it was would either be re-opened or re-engineered for sale by another enterprising Warrior.