Re: Marketing ploys that give you fits...
A few years ago, I got a package in the mail. It was a memory course, tapes and book, with an invoice for about $75.
Problem was, I couldn't remember ordering it. I asked around the office, and nobody else knew anything about it either.
So, I figured that either I REALLY needed this course, or it was the greatest marketing scam in history.
Either I ordered it and forgot that I did, or they sent it out randomly, knowing that a certain percentage of people would go ahead and pay for it, thinking they really, really needed it.
I sent it back, I think.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain