Jump to content

No wonder ppl lose money!


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 threelittlegems

Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

"hi , my sister has heard about a buisness on the internet . something to do with e-bay . but they want us to pay 4000 buck for the buisness . have u heard about it and what do u think ? "

An old school friend messaged this on Facebook to me. Seriously - I do not even know where to start with this.  oomg.gif

After lots of writing and deleting comments around how to research a business and evaluate opportunities, I ended up just saying you'd be better off hanging around on Ebay, figuring what sells and buying $4000 worth of product to sell.

My husband wanted me to answer with, 'take your $4k to the TAB, you'll have better odds'.

Now I have another message that says

"its something do with other people items and getting a profit . i think it to make shore the package goes too the right area .  i'm not too shore . the man is coming over too talk to us on monday . but it sounds to go to be true . put we will look up more about e-bay . that good advise  thank u "

Does anyone have a clue what my friend is talking about?  





#2 (feral)epg

Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:08 PM

Sounds like a great business idea - for the guy selling it!

Your husband is probably right.

#3 Mrs Mc

Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:09 PM

ive have had a call about something like this recently.

I put for a proposal for prospective clients and didnt win the business, but one of the prospective clients rang me to say i impressed him a lot and he has a propostition for me.

He started telling me it was a website like Ebay but we all get profits from the sales, he continued to say it also had a socail aspect like facebook.  I asked what the website was, but he would not tell me, he said it would be better if i met him and he dicsussed it further (the entire time i was thinking scam).  I got out of meeting with him by telling him i was busy.  But since then he has invited me to 5 "meetings" with a group of people and thier main "leader" was speaking an accountant, i googled his name and nothing.

He said i could join them for a "small invesment"

I think i am going to keep fobbing them off

tell your friend to stay clear

#4 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

I would also recommend a dictionary

#5 protart roflcoptor

Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Do people really use such appalling spelling and grammar in writing about business opportunities?

They would be better off learning how to communicate effectively.



#6 FeralZombieMum

Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:16 PM

Think they have confused eBay with Amway. wink.gif

roll2.gif

#7 BearBait

Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

Is it really your friend writing this drivel or has some Nigerian scammer taken their account? The English is quite flawed for a presumably native speaker.

#8 ~~~

Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

Gosh - another flag for Amway too.... esp the harassment afterwards wink.gif Either way, sounds dodgy....

#9 threelittlegems

Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

Yes, I am quite startled at the grammar and spelling as well.

I grew up with her, born and bred in Australia,  and she went to school until at least Year 11.

She first messaged me a few months ago about her kids, and the spelling / grammar was the same.

Hmm...maybe it is a new approach from Amway.


#10 =R2=

Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

QUOTE (3Keiki @ 22/11/2012, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would also recommend a dictionary

laughing2.gif

That was painful to read.


#11 threelittlegems

Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

biggrin.gif

#12 Oriental lily

Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

Amway or some other pyramid like scheme.

None of these schemes would be around if there was not a steady train of suckers to exploit!

#13 Lauren Bell

Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

This might be easier to read if your old school friends message was written in English.Honestly with spelling and grammar like that, I'm not surprised she would actually believe these scams.






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How to tell if your child has a speech or language problem

 Left untreated, children who start school with speech and language difficulties face an increased risk of reading and writing difficulties, more bullying, poorer peer relationships and less enjoyment of school. So, what should parents expect of children at different ages?

Finding your tribe as a new mum

How was my renegade mother's group different from my first? They were my kind of people. My tribe.

Following your child's emotional roadmap

Psychologist Angharad Candlin will guide parents through their child's emotional development during her seminar at the Essential Baby and Toddler Show in Sydney this weekend.

Delivery room surprises: when gender predictions are wrong

Out of all the questions asked of mums-to-be, “Do you know what you're having?” would be right up there in popularity. Sometimes,

The fertility battle we don't talk about

“You’re nowhere near menopausal,” my doctor cheerily informed me, and my heart sank. I don’t want to live with worry about pregnancy anymore.

'My morning sickness was so bad I'm not having any more kids'

“All the horrible stuff was totally worth it to have my son. But there is absolutely no way I could go through it all again.”

The 'no children' wedding invite

It was the wedding of one of my oldest and dearest friends, and she had invited me to be her bridesmaid. It was quite an honour. But there was one problem.

Baby Dylan recovering well after spending five days alone

 For up to five days he lay alone after his mother died of a suspected drug overdose, but eight-month-old Dylan Micallef has made an incredible recovery.

Win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher

Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.

The mystery of William Tyrell, little boy lost

The question remains: How does a little boy simply vanish without a trace?

Woman fights off robber, then gives birth

A thief in the US got more than he bargained for when he try to rob a woman who was nine months pregnant because he figured she would be an easy target.

Video: Two-year-old tells mum off for laughing at her

This little girl is not happy that her mum started laughing during her performance - so she tells her exactly how she feels about it.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

Does this baby say 'I love you'?

She's only 10 weeks old, but this baby is already dividing people around the world.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

My Wellbeing

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.