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Are people really this stupid?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kickapooh, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. kickapooh

    kickapooh Regular Member

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    Really? Wow!!! If they actually found 750 people to dish out $7500 for an email address, I really need to get into that database and swipe a copy of their buyers contact info. I'm sure I can find some dumb shit to sell them for a few thousand bucks.
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    http://elite750.com
     
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  2. hawke

    hawke Power Member

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    Anybody who gives them $7500 for their initial "Setup" fee , deserves to be ripped off :p.....
     
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    Cnotey Power Member

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    LMAO thats funny. I dunno though, sometimes people buy things just because they are expensive. There's $250,000 bottles of wine floating around that cost that much just because of the label, and so they can brag that they paid 250k for a bottle of wine. Rich people are silly sometimes.
     
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    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    I recently paid $1000 for the $$$ username on a certain program I've made
    back at least 3X as much.
    People associate spending with ability to make money and will therefore invest in you.
     
  5. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    The $7500 is just the setup fee. Once you're a member there is still a $750 monthly service fee.

    Pretty damned expensive for just an email address. LOL

    edit- it looks like their "Executive 5000 club" is a little more affordable.
    $250 setup fee and $75 monthly service fee. :cool2:
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    http://ex5000.com
     
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  6. IndianGrad

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    *Checking if the elite10.com is available...
     
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  7. Autumn

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    Sounds like a good way to get rich people's bank details, blackmail them etc.

    Their SSL cert is broken too. :D
     
  8. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    Mad props to them. 100% mad props. My bet is we see 500 websites like this pop up from members of this forum in the next few days. But the real money maker is however they push the website.

    I would assume a nice spin on it is to contact people selling high end items on craigslist or something and when they email you, be like "Ohhhh, you have a gmail address? Sorry, only scammers use Gmail these days. Anyone who wants to be taken seriously uses an elite750 email address. I wouldn't be caught dead using a free email address it just looks so shady especially when elite750 address are so affordable."

    You could do it all through an auto responder. Just mass mail people on craigslist or other mailing lists and wait for their reply and then they will be like wtf I don't wanna look like a scamming bum I need an elite email address to be taken seriously.

    I have even more spins on this which I am probably going to use but seriously, this is smart.
     
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  9. kickapooh

    kickapooh Regular Member

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    Not sure if its a load of BS or not but the quote on their home page is saying the first 750 emails are no longer available. LOL
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    We currently do not accept any new applications.
    However, if you fill out our application form, we will inform
    you when the next round of registrations will start.
     
  10. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    How do you know? I think it would sell. You don't know how they market it. They could be a Guru type presenter and telling people "If you want to be taken seriously, you need a professional email" etc.
     
  11. efwebs

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    The whole idea is to be in contact with other like minded individuals

    But how would you feel being the only dummy that paid to find out there's nobody else on the list to contact
     
  12. TheMatrix

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    I'm thinking of making the Rich50000 - email addresses to 50k rich people all around the world. $100 setup fees, and $50 monthly fees. Do the math. I'll be rich. :p :p
     
  13. SneakySnake

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    Agreed. In order for it to convey a true sense of exclusivity, there would need to be global awareness of it. We're talking about a PR campaign on a par with American Express - remember that "Membership Has Its Privileges" marketing campaign.

    Of course, the downside is that it would cost MILLIONS to create that level of branding. You'd need a worldwide offline PR campaign, TV adverts, full-page ads in in-flight magazines, celebrity endorsements etc.

    ...And even at $7500 per sign-up + $9000 annual fees X 750 members, you've got a maximum turnover of $12 million per annum, so even with optimum take-up, you're not going to come close to covering the marketing costs.

    I think it's a hoax, personally. Or some kind of investment scam, whereby the site designers are trying to sell the site to some mug as a turnkey biz opp.

    Plus, it's a shitty name. WHO is going to believe "@Elite750" is genuinely the first choice of the global elite???

    You'd need photographic evidence of Donald Trump cybersexing Paris Hilton via their "Elite750" inboxes to make that fly!
     
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    LOL these things really sell out yet?, Kickapooh you are right .. they deserve!
     
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    No, it would not.

    All you need is a few rich people or celebritys that you know or that you don't know. Give them one for free and pay the newspapers some PR and voila, you have an elite mail.

    Let's do the math:

    750 x 750 = 562 500 $$

    I personally think that for this kinda project there is no need for more then 50 000 $ investment.
     
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    This is pretty amazing. Maybe I should kick life into my "exclusive CPA-offers and sites they are displayed on again" idea again.
     
  17. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    I don't know if you understand how selling to rich people really works. Rich people do not want something that everyone knows about, they want something that nobody knows about. They want a story. They want to explain what their email address is all about.

    A lot of rich people need stories like this to talk about when they compare dick size with their neighbor or co-worker etc. "Oh you have a new Bentley? Thats cool. I could order one too. Do you have an exclusive email address? No, because they are sold out, you can't have one. Only the truly elite have them, sorry."

    Rich people LOVE things that their friends can't have. Having an @walmart email address just doesn't cut it when you are trying to brag to your super rich friends. I think its funny that people believe you have to mass market some brand out there that EVERYONE knows about in order for someone to sell something expensive.

    How many of these brands do you think the average person has ever heard of:
    A. Lange & Söhne
    de Grisogono
    Girard-Perregaux
    Greubel Forsey
    Vacheron Constantin
    Audemars Piguet
    Ulysse Nardin
    Patek Philippe
    Parmigiani Fleurier

    Guaranteed less than 1 out of 10,000 people will have ever heard of any of those companies. Those companies all manufacturer super exclusive watches which can range in price from $500,000 to $2,000,000. Those companies don't waste their time advertising their product during re-runs of desperate housewives. They market in different ways. Smarter ways.

    Why advertise your product to people who cant afford it?

    Want to know how I would market it? Find someone who has a mailing list of multi-millionaires and blast them. Maybe they offer some exclusive gift when you join that they don't publicly advertise. Offer anyone who signs up a trip to the superbowl. Or a nice watch.

    We have no idea what their angle is, but If you aren't thinking outside the box, then I can see how you would think the way you do. You just aren't thinking how to properly market to the super rich.
     
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    consciousnesscreates Power Member

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    I am doing it the other way round

    Unfortunately is not working and the people I try to get must be opposite to dumb being super intelligent.

    As according to GOOGLE KEYWORD TOOL there are 550,000 searches for the phrase "Find me a rich man"

    However, with my domain findmearichman.info redirect to my Amazon ebook How to hypnotize a rich man to love you or for marriage in six seconds

    Also video in Google page 1 for UK anyways

    Nobody has bought it in the few weeks its been live in Kindle store.

    What the hell is wrong when it comes to me trying to make money?

    OR is it that Google stats are really total crap feeding us crap?

    I'm really stressed out again today
     
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  19. Godspeed

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    Is stupid750.com available?
     
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  20. SneakySnake

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    This is absolutely correct. The "super-rich", the true 'elite', would never be remotely tempted by something as crass as 'Elite750'.

    It sounds like a razor. "Get the Elite750 for the world's closest shave. Only $750 a blade!"

    Marketing this kind of 'service' to the super-rich is a non-starter. But I believe that if you really wanted to do something like this, the target market would obviously not be the global elite, but rather the dumb and gullible. The wannabees.

    In short, the only people who might be taken in by this sort of nonsense would be totally unable to come up with $7500. Anyone who COULD would presumably have more sense, and would most likely already have their own personally branded domain name.



    I'd be willing to bet these guys haven't made a SINGLE sale, which leads me to believe it is either a hoax, a demo, a "made for resale" site, or a front for some other operation.

    If anyone wishes to take me up on my bet, drop me an email at
    SneakySnake@I'mAF**kingZillionaire-Honestly-JustAskMyMum.com