I just thought i'd relate over a little story I had in the WSO section. I am rarely in that section as I have little to no need to ever be there. However, I was looking for a specific offer which I wanted assistance for in an area of my business and bought something which seemed to fit the bill.
I then wrote my honest feedback of the product on the thread which to be honest wasn't meeting my expectations and certainly didn't fit in with the sales page description. I went to bed and woke up to a PM apologising for being rude and saying he had some worksheets and videos which could help me out.
Now obviously I had no idea what he was talking about and thought it was just a spam PM. However, when I went back to the thread to check any updates from others I saw a long post from him criticising my feedback on the product.
It was strange because i'm fine with people disagreeing or seeing things differently that's normal of course, but to me he really jumped to conclusions. Even the vendor went out of his way to say that I had problems with his product and they're working on it and what I was saying was fair comment.
I then rechecked the PM that guy sent me and he was offering some worksheets and videos in that kind of area to help me out, and if there was an email he could send it to. I gave it to him and he did in fact send it to me. It suddenly occured to me when I saw the double optin aweber form that I wonder if this whole thing was just another marketing attempt to get me on his list. I didn't subscribe and checked out what he sent me which was nothing too exciting to be honest.
Anyway, a couple of things now strike me in retrospect:
1. Should I have reported his post as although he was kind of addressing my feedback he clearly didn't know all the ins and outs and it really made me look a bit silly to other people checking out that thread?
2. What do you think of this apparant attempt to get me on his email list, a decent effort lol?