Same as all the rest… - Posted by Bronchick
Posted by Bronchick on August 12, 2003 at 16:01:35:
With all due respect to John Beck (I think he personally is a respectable guy) and Ron Star (who is obviously a friend of John Beck, and also an honorable guy), I see Beck’s infomercial, coaching and entire program the no differently than ANY other hyped-up, over-priced informercial/training scheme.
The informercial sells a cheap course, which, like many late-night TV courses, is a fishing net for upselling customers with over-priced boot camps and mentoring programs. I’m not saying the information is bad… I’m saying is very over-priced, which it has to be to cover the huge markup for reselling it by the boiler room operations. I personally know several people who bought the course on TV, only to be told by a high-pressure salesman, “now, if you’re really serious about this program, you’ll drop eight grand on some personal training…” That training, in my opinion, is worth about $2,500 MAXIMUM. It is marked up to $7500 by some marketing company out of Utah, who gets $5,000 commission. I know, because several of these companies have contacted me, trying to set up a similar operation. I told them all, “no thanks.”
What Beck does isn’t any different than what RW, Carleton Sheets, Robert Allen, etc are doing, but somehow Ron Starr and John Reed justify it all by saying “it’s the company’s fault.” Sorry, but that’s no excuse - if the company has a bad BBB rating, and/or customer complaints, it’s the guy whose name is on the letterhead who has to make things right. And, everything Beck’s “Free and Clear” does and advertises triggers a dozen things on John Reed’s “BS Detection” list; yet Reed justifies it by bad mouthing the company that markets his product. That’s horsesh*t and a big cop out. John Beck is a big boy and a sophisticated attorney - he made his own deal with the company that sells his product and he should be held accountable if customers are unsatisfied.