I had my final phone discussion with the folks with “Incredible Discoveries“. It was a cordial discussion but my antenna was on and up high.
I did some Google research about “Incredible Discoveries” allegedly owned by Mark Alfieri since my first posting but I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. I had also done some independent research on Google regarding the infomercial business and possible scams.
I repeatedly said that I really couldn’t see my products being in an infomercial but the guy I spoke to persisted, although he was polite.
In any case, I’ve had the benefit of knowing a couple of people who have done infomercials in years past and they never paid any fee. They also had mixed results. If someone believes in your product enough, I believe they will generally front production costs.
When the $75,000 fee was brought up, I knew the phone call was going to end very soon. It was time to end the conversation. I did tell them the truth regarding how I don’t trust most infomercial companies and I don’t see my products being sold by them. It was pointless to talk anymore.
I am sure there are many uninformed entrepreneurs who so desperately want to sell their product by TV, they are willing to mortgage their house to do it. I believe I can put to use my $75,000 much better than they can.
I would say to anyone before you fork over any large amount of money to a faceless person working for a company with a pretty website, you should check things out very carefully. I am not accusing “Incredible Discoveries” of any wrong-doing because I do not know. But I know when to cool my heels because I believe there is an abundance of opportunity in the world. And I cannot see myself forking over $75,000 to anyone without my having a great deal of assurances and control.
Fair or not, I am staying far away from any company claiming to do infomercials. It may be extreme and I may be throwing out the baby with the bathwater. But it is the safe thing for me to do. I need to keep my credibility high and not go down this very “icky” road.
I have no intentions of spending any more time talking to “Incredible Discoveries“. They were polite and cordial and it was enlightening. But they simply tried to sell a guy who really doesn’t care to be part of the infomercial industry.
For me, there are lots of ways to get on TV without going down that road.
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