Saturday, November 15, 2008

People Who Won't Take "Don't Do That!" For An Answer

Do you know anybody who simply won't listen to you when you tell them not to do something, even though they've asked your opinion? Boy, I sure do.

I've been advising people in setting up home based business for years. Everybody wants to make money from home, but nobody wants to take the time to do it right, which is why they fail so often.

Recently, a guy in a Forum I hang out in asked me where he could get a bunch of brand new video game consoles at wholesale, to resell online. I told him that he couldn't possibly do that, since those game consoles can't be bought at wholesale (at least, not legitimately) unless he was a big box store with about a gazillion dollars in his pocket. So, he came back and complained that a whole bunch of people on eBay were selling these things all the time, so why couldn't he?

I patiently explained to him that those people on eBay were either selling used games, refurbs, gray market games, or lying about the fact that they were new.

He didn't want to believe me, so he went on and started asking other people on the Forum the same question. They all patiently told him the same thing, but he wouldn't leave them alone. He started Private Messaging several people, asking the same thing over and over again in different ways.

Now, we all know each other on this Forum, so we started talking aboutthis amongst ourselves. That's how I knew he was PMing so many people.

Here's what's going to happen. He's going to get about 15 people telling him it's impossible, then he'll ask one person who doesn't know any better who will tell him he can do it, and point to some cheesy Chinese wholesale rip-off artist. He's going to believe that one schmuck over the other 15 people, because the schmuck told him what he wanted to hear.

Then he's going to go and get himself ripped off for thousands of dollars.

People who only listen to the opinions they want to hear have already made up their minds in the first place. All they want is affirmation from somebody, anybody, and then they justify themselves doing something that's going to hurt them.

People make money online every day, but they only do it when they use common sense.

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