I wonder if anyone could offer any legal advice to me over a Internet Marketing package
that I signed up for in the UK.
Last year I paid £5,000 for a internet Marketing offer from a UK Internet Marketer of whom
I had followed previously for about 3 or 4 years who I had seen become very successful
promoting an offer from another well known UK marketer that I had also known for several years..
I had also attempted to promote the same product but I was not able to succeed with it
due to various reasons....one being lack of finance and knowledge at the time and maybe ability and foresight abilities may have been lacking on my behalf.. BUT I had to admire this person who had made a great success with it..
He had succeeded with the product and moved on to other offers and his own projects.
I didnt fully give up and I persisted to study the subject and I still followed the guru as he went succeeded further..
The last 2 years he began offering special limited programes that he claimed that he could
offer a system that if clients subscribed to it, that he would help them make £5000 a month within 6 months. Or your money back plus a £1000 for wasting ones time.
As I had thought that I had some belief in this person... I decided to sign up after asking him if I could do this without spending anymore money on his system. His reply was NO
I would not need to spend any more money on it to succeed.
The system involved him supplying clients with a list of 500 leads which he claimed were very hot leads from a CPA network that he was involved with... and he offered me the chance to use his website / product / salesletter to promote to this list . he also had a list of other products that he advsied us on to sell clickbank offers that he referred us to.
He also included teaching client various other methods to promote his offers...
He also ran this event with another well known UK Guru..
There was 8 people who attended the event..
we were told that if we was not satisfied after the 1st hour... that we could request a refund..
after attnding a 2 day seminar....of which 7 other people also attended..
we were given a contract agreement form to sign...
and this was misleading... as on the form it said the event was NON refundable.
This was questioned... but the answers were not really made clear..
but we all chanced staying with it.
Due to a domestic problem I was not able to proceed with the system for a few weeks.
BUT I kept in contact with the other attendees...
3 or 4 of them started straight away and set up the system as he advised... and they
then set about promoting it to their 500 leads that each of them were supplied with.
After 2 months.... I was starting to set the system up...BUT I had not been given the 500 leads .. I had asked him 5 times for them.
At this time, I got to see how the others had gone on... and to my dismay... their results
were very poor... and it was looking like there was little chance that any of us were going to make £100 a month let alone £5K a month.
After 6 months.... none had succeeded with it as he had suggested.. and I still had not been given my leads... so I never got to test it.
Since... I have managed to contact him and tell him...
Initially I did want to request a refund as non of the others had succeeded..
so I had little faith in his system working like he described..
I had paid him £5K for faster results... NOT to go on to use slow free traffic methods..
Most of that I was already aware of anyway..
At the same time, I would have liked to have tested his system myself..
He has now told me that he will send me my 500 leads...
I was considering this... BUT ONLY if he will offer me the Full Refund IF I cannot get the system to work for me..
I am not saying that IF I fail to make £5K a month that I will want a refund if I was say making £1500 to 2K a month....as that would still be well worth me staying with it.
BUT I refuse to pay out any more money to make it work if the leads should fail.
He says that he will NOT offer me any refund or time extension should I not be able to succeed.
I have sent numerous emails to him requesting that either that he offers me a full refund IF I request it.... OR IF I do continue with it.. that he honors a refund later IF I cannot make it work as LONG as I can show him evidence that I followed his system.
One other client did ask him for a refund after the 6 months and he refused to do so.
I have asked trading standards for their advice, and they initially said that they didnt think that I could get a refund if id signed the agreement, BUT when I fully explained that he hadnt sent me the 500 leads, they later said they belived that he should refund me.
and they advised me to write to him and request it.
As much as I am considering doing this...
I really would like the opportunity to try applying his system... BUT only if he will be willing to honor me the initial refund promise should I spend all the time and effort applying it, and then it not work for me..
So I have tried to get some legal advice, about where I stand with it.. BUT they told me that for them to look into it, that it will cost me about £500...and they say I should go through the small claims court..
I just wonderd if anyone else has had any similar experiences or if they can offer any Further advice.