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Most Insulting Offers & Propositions You've Received?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Quality1, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. Quality1

    Quality1 Junior Member

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    Thought this might be a funny thread to start after my experience last night.

    I celebrated a birthday about 10 days ago, and an old acquaintance (played on a sports team together) reached out to me on FB. Said he was back in town after living abroad for a few years, wanted to take me out for a birthday dinner and catch up.

    So we meet at a restaurant last night, order drinks and he goes "Hey a really interesting opportunity came up, a business seminar that starts in about 40min. Why don't we skip dinner and head over?" -- huuuge red flag. After 10min of questions and his vague bullsh!t answers, he finally reveals that he's hocking some 'World Financial' MLM scheme.

    I paid for my drink, left and drove home in a fury. After talking to some people, it turns out he's pulled this on basically every one of our old teammates. Really dude? You're gonna trade in your dignity and get ostracized by old friends chasing some measly MLM commission? Jesus.


    Another one...


    Years ago, after negotiating a deal for weeks to sell my (now defunct) online business, the dude put 10% of the agreed-upon price in Escrow. He didn't say anything about a payment plan, so I ask him what's this all about? Maybe he made a mistake?

    He says 'after consulting with his business partner' that he'd revised his offer -- take it or leave it.

    I was going to use the money to purchase property and had seen a few listings with a real estate agent in the days leading up to the sale. So to get this pathetic last-minute lowball was especially infuriating, because now I'd just wasted this realtors time and probably looked like an douchebag myself.

    Looking forward to hearing some good stories here. :cool:
     
  2. BadGrammar

    BadGrammar Registered Member

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    Low ball, eh?

    I do b2b sales for a golfing franchise. Had a client send me a request for bill. In the notes. He wrote, "Don't put more than 4 zero's"

    Come to find out, he was going bankrupt and supposedly our deal was going to break him of the rut. He'd caught wind that my CEO did a lot of forgiveness to help the struggling businesses. Well, the guy was supposed to be the top tier.

    Long story short, instead of sending the xxx,xxxx he sent xx,xxx and told us good luck on getting the rest from him. He had the money. Last we had heard, he'd been doing the ch. 11 thing.

    The "presentations" I've been taken a few times on that. One of the good sales guys, every home business friend thinks I have it in my stars to push these "goldmines"
     
  3. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Ha ha, World Financial Group. Recently, there was some sockbat clown from there who was trying to convert one of my recent clients. He had "Executive marketing professional" or some rubbish on his profile to make it look like he knew what he was doing. He even sent my client a video of my client's site that's still under development telling him that he needs to "add more content" and that "Google likes this and that". Even funnier was his startup's page, which was full of fake likes (or piss-poor user engagement) and a post where he was showing how he boosted someone to the top of Google, but for a worthless keyword that received 0 searches a month. His website wasn't even ranking for its brand name!

    Anyway, here a couple of stories.

    #1
    Last year I received a call from a relative at night. He asks me if I have a minute to talk and I said "sure". He then says he knows of an easy way to make an extra $2,000 a month without doing much work. Immediately I knew something was wrong as this guy was broke and indolent, so I stayed quiet and let him talk. It turns out his dad got him into some MLM crap and he was trying to get me on board for a bonus. I guess his dad told him he makes an extra $8,000/month doing this, but I found out through a source that he makes closer to $200/month. Obviously, I declined the silly offer.

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    This CL offer:
     
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