This company advertises that it can provide you with "Zero Cost" joint ventures for a product you want to promote.
After you reply to their ad you get a call back and are scheduled a time for "Micheal Hughes" to bombard you with his BS! After more scheduled calls Mike asks you to send him $500 to evaluate your product and to see if his company will take it on. Mike also stress's the urgency to get the Money is as he says he has a "Big Meeting" (BS)!. Mike even goes on to refer you to a web site that has a bunch of "junk" if you dont have a product to market. Basically they will take "anything"!!! Its all about getting the $500 to "Hook" you in!
Mike says that if they cant provide you with at least "ONE" zero cost joint venture your Money will be returned. I get a phone call and am "congradulated" for being accepted by the company and that I have "Three" zero costs joint ventures. The three zero cost joint ventures were this : 1) $1299 for quarter page ads in newpapers across america?? 2) $995 for radio advertisments? 3)They will produce me a commercial?? So I said to Mike, weres the zero cost?? Even with a make commerical it costs Money to buy advertising space?? Mike went on with his BS and talked me into continuing with his rip-off operation. Next he sends you a video with him on it saying Hello so and so its me Mike Hughes like it a big deal that he spent 10 minutes making you a personalized video to lure you in even more. Mike also sends you the dumb booklets with all kinds of type o's that look like they were make by kids. They even had stick figures on the front.
Next after a few more phone interviews Mike tells you his programs. For a price of $1000-$7500 he will work with you?? Of course Mike recommends what he thinks would be your best program. Guess which one it is?? Mike suggesed the $6500 program for me. I said, whats the difference between the $1000 package and the $6500 package?? Mike said this " Now your thinking like an engineer" which is my occupation. He couldnt give me a straight answer because there is no difference.
Mike then requires a $3000 first payment before he sends you another $5 worth of junk material. I sent him $3000 and didnt get anything for about 6 weeks and at this time I was starting to figure out what was going on. Mike and his side kick "Olivia" who is also a scammer called me up and basically double teamed me with a barrage of questions. When I asked Mike what exactly do you get for $6500 he really wouldnt say anything. So I said so basically its just a gamble to see if a persons product is even marketable. Mike said only "four" people have ever lost Money. Our last converstation before I sent Mike the final payment he got me on the phone and said "do you understand the contract"? I said " I guess". Mike also recorded the conversation.
After Mike turned off the recorder he went on to say that with the economy the way it was noting was guaranteed, etc... Which he never said before. As a matter of fact he said this " Do you know how many people are sitting on the couch that would buy your product".
Here was the topper. Mike finally let me in on that the radio advertising that was $995 was "Manditory"!!! Remeber that was presented to me as one of the "zero" cost joint ventures! I never signed the final agreement and took the info to an attorney. My attorney friend said it was a scam and to this date two letters have been send requesting my Money back.
To sum it up, Market-ability, Inc and Michael B. Hughes send you about $20 worth of books and a couple of tapes. They then send out a broad cast fax that costs YOU thousands of dollars. They have what is called a key letter which has a bunch of business names which YOU are to call and do all the legg work yourself. In Market-abilitys info they even say not to get upset if some of these people have never heard of Market-ability or Mike hughes.
Market-ability is supposed to represent you at these so-called trade shows. After these shows Mike sends out a generic email to all his clients saying that he understands their "frustration" since hardly anyone makes any Money. Its quite odvious that Market-ability and Mike hughes makes their Money from the recommended $6500 that Mike says is "chump change".
Yah, I guess $6500 is chump change to someone that gets hard working people across american to send them Money for a legitimate service that is nothing more than a scam.
As soon as I notified Market-ability that I wanted my Money back they send me all kinds of material in a matter of two weeks when I had been waiting two and a half months. Mike hughes along with the rest of his crew should be behind bars!!
Any legit company would have "No problem" returing your money.
E. Lansing, Michigan