You need to be in the ripoff report

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If you are not pissing people off , you are not pushing hard enough? If you are not in the Ripoff Report as a scam, you are being to timid in your marketing. True or False?
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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    I say a big FALSE!
    If I have a problem with a customer I resolve it asap.
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  • Profile picture of the author dou9las
    I think a lot of people will not buy a product if there is a mention of it in the Rip Off Report. Just my opinion, haven't ever thought much about a benefit of being mentioned there...
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave777
    They may be High up there on the pages in Google land But best staying far away from their directory of problems!

    There are much smarter marketing methods and tactics if you're just aiming for some Free publicity...

    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author dorim
    Is this a trick question?
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
      Originally Posted by dorim View Post

      Is this a trick question?
      What would be the trick?
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      • Profile picture of the author Lawrh
        Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

        What would be the trick?
        Here's a lengthy article about Magedson. He's accepted money to remove complaints and is regarded as an extortionist. The stuff that gets posted is unbelievable. Anyone can say anything about anyone, facts are optional.



        Phoenix News - The Real Rip-Off Report - page 1
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  • Profile picture of the author JWB
    Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

    If you are not pissing people off , you are not pushing hard enough? If you are not in the Ripoff Report as a scam, you are being to timid in your marketing. True or False?

    Definately FALSE......


    Pissing people off just generates bad karma that comes
    back to you..tenfold..
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Wahle
    False.

    If a product is listed in the Ripoff Report, I won't buy it. It's a credibility killer.

    There is one product in particular I wish I had Googled for problems before purchasing. I did get ripped off... whole sections missing, didn't deliver the content promised, recommended illegal or unethical tactics. Paid by Paypal so couldn't get my money back. If I had checked the Ripoff Report first, I would have been forewarned and not bought it. Man was I pissed!!

    MW
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael D
      Originally Posted by Matt Wahle View Post

      False.

      If a product is listed in the Ripoff Report, I won't buy it. It's a credibility killer.

      There is one product in particular I wish I had Googled for problems before purchasing. I did get ripped off... whole sections missing, didn't deliver the content promised, recommended illegal or unethical tactics. Paid by Paypal so couldn't get my money back. If I had checked the Ripoff Report first, I would have been forewarned and not bought it. Man was I pissed!!

      MW
      You do realize that anyone, and I mean anyone, can post whatever they want on that site about any product. If you had a product and were in competition with me I could put out a false report no problem. Or, if you have some crazy customer demanding the world and you obviously can't deliver.

      I can guarantee there are a lot of products on there that are legit and aren't scams.

      What the op is trying to say, and I agree with, is that if you get big enough eventually someone is going to try and bring you down. I think that is his point.
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
        FALSE
        Nuff Said

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      • Profile picture of the author Matt Wahle
        Originally Posted by Michael D View Post

        You do realize that anyone, and I mean anyone, can post whatever they want on that site about any product. If you had a product and were in competition with me I could put out a false report no problem. Or, if you have some crazy customer demanding the world and you obviously can't deliver.

        I can guarantee there are a lot of products on there that are legit and aren't scams.

        What the op is trying to say, and I agree with, is that if you get big enough eventually someone is going to try and bring you down. I think that is his point.
        Of course. I think you missed the overall point, that I wasn't speaking of just the Ripoff Report, but ripoff type reports in general ("I wish I had Googled for problems before purchasing"). The question in this thread is whether such complaints would be credible, and should the presence of such reports be an indication of success? My post (as with many others in this thread) was about credible reports, which my experience confirmed were justified, for the product I purchased.

        Don't miss the forest for the trees.

        MW
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael D
          Originally Posted by Matt Wahle View Post

          Of course. I think you missed the overall point, that I wasn't speaking of just the Ripoff Report, but ripoff type reports in general ("I wish I had Googled for problems before purchasing"). The question in this thread is whether such complaints would be credible, and should the presence of such reports be an indication of success? My post (as with many others in this thread) was about credible reports, which my experience confirmed were justified, for the product I purchased.

          Don't miss the forest for the trees.

          MW
          I didn't miss your point at all. If you Google any successful product with the word scam or ripoff you will find blog posts and forum posts claiming such. I am in no way saying people shouldn't use due diligence before purchasing a product. But, finding credible "reviews" of products is tough these days. Different customers will get different impressions of products. Just because Joe Blow writes a "review" about a certain product saying it was a scam because it didn't work for him doesn't mean the product is a scam.

          Add to the fact people are trying to rank for product+scam all the time hoping to get traffic for those searches. I am just saying don't completely write something off because of a few bad "reviews".

          The only time I will avoid a product, like you said, was if there are many complaints about it not working as advertised or customer service issues(not honoring refunds, etc).

          The OP was talking about a site that is known for allowing anyone to post anything they want about a product or service. If you use a product that is fairly popular and search on that site I can almost guarantee it will come up with some kind of listing.

          Does this mean you think the product is now a scam?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Just waiting for that site to get sued one of these fine days

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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Murdaugh
    My answer is NO, I don't want to be listed on RipOffReport.

    BUT... I do think they're a sham company, anyone can say anything, businesses have no recourse, and they hurt more businesses than customers they help.

    Google my name, I'm not on there. But I HATE that site. It's a complete scam.

    -Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Scott,

    I gave you a thanks on your question because it's one I've pondered myself.

    LOL

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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    In the year 3000

    "As seen on Rip Off Report"

    Replaces "As seen on TV"

    George Wright, P.S. There are very few Corporations, Well Known Restaurants, Entertainment companies, and Majorly successful Internet marketers who are not on there.

    Does this translates into actual losses for them or gains for them? Who Knows?.

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  • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
    Will you do this for my competition?


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  • Profile picture of the author InternetM39482
    In the year 3000

    "As seen on Rip Off Report"

    Replaces "As seen on TV"


    Personally, I won't want to be in the RipOff Report.

    However I agree on the point that when you get big enough, there are people who will try to get you down.
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  • Profile picture of the author SageSound
    There's a philosophy that says, "no PR is BAD PR". From that standpoint, getting in the RipOff Report is no different than being featured in a "Best Of..." column.

    Personally speaking, I'd rather get exposure in better neighborhoods.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    Even the absolutely worst PR can be overcome and re-engineered.

    Michael Vick

    Lance Armstrong

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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Jennings
    If you are not pissing people off , you are not pushing hard enough
    Didn't Gary Halbert say something like that?

    I also think I recall him saying if your refund rate is very small then you need to be more aggressive in your marketing -- same kind of thing.

    Jay Jennings
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
      Originally Posted by Jay Jennings View Post

      Didn't Gary Halbert say something like that?

      I also think I recall him saying if your refund rate is very small then you need to be more aggressive in your marketing -- same kind of thing.

      Jay Jennings
      Good question. I'm not who said it originally. I think you may be right.
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  • Profile picture of the author MeCanX
    gonna have to go false on that one...

    Why ruin your name and creditability?
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  • Profile picture of the author markshields
    I dont think you want to be in the rip off report to be honest if you can at all avoid it however what I will say is the sort of people who read such reports are not immediate action takers and action takers are those that we do want
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