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Forum topic by DrDirt posted 01-09-2014 06:34 PM 756 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DrDirt

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01-09-2014 06:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question

Maybe this could go in the “sweating for bucks” forum – but I have been getting this pop-up (obviously based on christmas shopping ), and I am wondering if many other Jocks are getting this.

But more interstingly – has anyone bought the 37 Dollar package?

It screams scam to me – based on the marketing behind it… but I am curious?
Especially the book of 500 free plans – - are they different than all the websites offering 10,000 free plans?

I always got the Woodmaster ad – about making thousands using their moulding machines…. but is this Jim Morgan thing “New”?

-- “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.” ― H.L. Mencken, Minority Report


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KnickKnack

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#1 posted 01-09-2014 07:11 PM

am•a•tuer
adj.
One who doesn’t exist.

Maybe?

“Entrepreneur” magazine seems never to have heard of “him”, and some searching shows others who claimed (in 2012) this to be a new name for “Ted”.

It was reported on ScamBook here.

I’d forward the picture to both of the magazines mentioned and see if they care – they ought to.

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#2 posted 01-09-2014 07:21 PM

Looks like Tim’s brother

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#3 posted 01-09-2014 08:30 PM

It does have the natural hallmark of the scam.. namely – you cannot directly exit the page.

If you try to “x” out of the window – you get the ” Wait don’t leave” pop-up promising a special “friends and family discount” etc.
It is still a mystery exactly WHICH site gifted me this “cookie” getting me on to this list…I’ve been all over on the web looking at tools, schools and junk for many years.

This “offer” is a new one for me to start recieving… suppose it is just a special Christmas present i wasn’t expecting :-P

-- “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.” ― H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

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#4 posted 01-09-2014 08:38 PM

Look we see woodworkers here,who know there stuff leaving the industry almost every month .So it is not an easy game,especially when we have a turn down in the economy and facing a large deficit where people will try to make and do themselves instead of paying a proffessional to do their work. In the light of that why would anyone realistically offer such a lucrative deal when we know things are really not that simple. You fall for it if you like ! but I hate to see young people with families get stung like this when they are sometimes desperate to earn an honest crust.MY 2 cents sorry Bastards is what they are. Alistair

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#5 posted 01-09-2014 09:31 PM

I would be skeptical anyway but somehow with the webpage being for woodworkers and showing a pair of pliers(side cut electrical),a wrench and a screwdriver that also might be a tip off of a scam. (would to me anyway)
Good post

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#6 posted 01-09-2014 11:05 PM

Yellow hard hat is normal woodworker garb too….

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#7 posted 01-09-2014 11:12 PM

I’m skeptical. Not willing to spend $37 to find out if I’m wrong either.

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#8 posted 01-09-2014 11:21 PM

A good pop-up blocker will cure that.

Joe.

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#9 posted 01-10-2014 12:54 AM

Dan’um, he has that hardhat on to protect him from woodpeckers! Pesky critters…..

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#10 posted 01-10-2014 01:00 AM

$9500/month? Is it just a sad sign of the times that nobody even bothers to try to come up with plausible bullshit any more?

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#11 posted 01-10-2014 12:05 PM

This is my shop and I’m not taking a cut in pay for anyone….....................

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#12 posted 01-10-2014 04:09 PM

Maybe his tagline as woodworker and ‘enthusiast’.... is actually a bit more on the enthusiast side of things.

I would expect it is a plain vanilla “home business” deal with the usual Make a plan, find a good product then price it right….and don’t forget to do some marketing.

Accompanied by a book of rudimentary plans suitable for Junior High Wood shop

I suspect his “earnings” are from selling his package, and not for his carpentry skills.

Just think if you only sold to 0.001% of the North American Population (US+Canada)

400 Million people – X 0.001% = 4000

so only 4000 people X 37bucks=148 thousand dollars.

or more than 12,000 dollars a month from just getting 4000 people to check it out.

-- “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.” ― H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

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