A few days ago, I purchased a product in the IM field for $19.95, I read the info, watched the videos they were less then stellar. In fact, they offer very little value if not zero value, I really didn't learn anything from them that I didn't already know.
Along with this product came a special bonus..... a 1/2 free consultation that he usual charges $2,000 for. So I set up the phone consultation, and got prepared for the chat (pen and paper, wrote down a few question, etc).
During the phone conversation, I tied to ask a few question but quickly learned answering my questions would give away his secrets and defeat the purpose of his final sales pitch. So I became quite and listened to the rest of his script as he continued to build up to the big sales pitch.
So what was I offered?
It was actually 3 things
1. The complete video set, showing the exact blue print of how everything is done.
2. Email support
3. A group phone conversation that happens once a week.
Now usually this cost $13,000 but because I am low on cash, he is going to offer it to me for $2,900. This would be for 3 months of email support and the once a week group phone conversation.
Some weird stuff, first, I asked if I could pay backend, meaning, hey, if this stuff really works, I will have no problem paying you once I am making this great income you claim. He told me it wouldn't be fair to a "couple" he has on his testimonial video, as they paid $13,000. Well than it wouldn't be fair of me to be paying $2,900 up front then would it?
Anyway, I told him I would think it over for a day.
So, after doing a little research, this is what I found out:
He sells the video course for around $67 (he forgot to mention this little tidbit)
The "couples" testimonial is also on the video course sales page. So did they pay the $67 for the video course or did they spend $13,000? Which is it? I am confused???
So just after a few minutes of research this is what I am thinking for the 3 piece $2900 offer:
1. The video course is only $67
2. Email support (lets say it takes him 1/2 per week, to answer my emails) I rarely ask questions, unless I am really really truly stuck, and can't find the answers anywhere (school taught me that little trick )
3. Group phone calls that happen weekly whether I sign up or not.
So $2900 - video course $67 = $2833
What the heck was I paying $2833 for? The email support?