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  1. #1
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    Is it a full moon today ?..Are lobotomy's back in fashion.....

    OK...I know that prices have fallen over the years and all that....But I just got this Private Message and I must say, this person is proving to me Darwin is wrong...

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    Hi

    I need following configuration reseller hosting package, Please offer me your best price around my budget. Please also inform me from where you have your dedicated server .

    - Cpanel/WHM Reseller Account w/ Fantastico
    - Unlimited Domains or 250 domains
    - 10GB of Disk Space
    - 100 to 250GB of Bandwidth
    - All common features + jsp
    - Personal DNS1 and DNS2 (Nameservers)

    Budget: $ 10 US Dollars / month
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    Did he forget to mention the free vacation, perhaps a Lexus if he stays more than three months....Does he need overselling too..?

    AH...what the hell...root access for all...In fact, by the time I get done with support cost and CC fees...take it for free...

    Now that I am done mocking this here is the part that is NOT funny...

    Someone, somewhere WILL take this deal....and many more like it...grab all the $$ they can and BOLT to the door...leaving a bunch of 1/2 dazed refugees that will come to our site looking for something better and then tell me we are to high....and they will leave, smugly making the EXACT same mistake with another "provider" repeating the cycle in a valium-like stupor that never ceases to amaze me...

    Where is Dennis Miller when you need him...I feel a rant coming on..

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    i feel a "i dont really care" coming on

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    I had one about a month ago asking for a dedicated Xeon server with 10 Mbs unmetered for $100.00 a month.

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    Where is Dennis Miller when you need him...I feel a rant coming on..
    "But that's just my opinion"
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    This is sad, people need to be educated....
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    Originally posted by Hostkookster
    "But that's just my opinion"

    I could be wrong.....

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    Webhosting is dying....killed by oversellers.
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    Nope, defintly not wrong, thats crazy. Like a 100$ server with 10 of those accounts would make 0$
    and if they oversell still wont make decent $$...
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    Give him the straight "We can give you this package at $XX a month; this is the normal price charged by all respectable hosts and should you find an offer that deviates too far from my quote, please come back to WHT and search for reviews on that host first."

    Next thing you know, they want the CEO to sit at the phone 24/7 to answer THEIR questions

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Beachcomber
    Did he forget to mention the free vacation, perhaps a Lexus if he stays more than three months
    Any self-respecting host would give out a free Mercedes SL600 Roadster for three months pre-payment of a hosting plan like that. Perhaps that's why you lost the sale?


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    Free unlimited everything is the hosting plan of the future. (Those who will give that Mercedes will be the most succesful hosts.)

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    Self respecting >>> Host

    Host >> Self respecting

    Host >> Masochist

    Masochist >>> no self respect


    You know, maybe instead of either I should have given him a Hummer


    (You may take that in any one of multiple context) .

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    Greetings,

    We received the exact message via PM and an e-mail to sales department.

    Get along with it ....

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    do you want something better?
    OK, here comes
    I have a customer- via Ebay, that reported me to Square Trade for- guess what- because he thought that dedicated servers meant that I had them in my owm livingroom. Now he is convinced that I use a "reseller package".
    Needless to say...Square Trade laughed him out of their site

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    Throw in your wife also.. the mercedes isn't enough.
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    Umm....and that would be a GOOD thing ????

    Originally posted by jpabboud
    Throw in your wife also.. the mercedes isn't enough.

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    Originally posted by Beachcomber
    Umm....and that would be a GOOD thing ????
    I love that saying..

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    (I the undersigned do apologize to my loving wife and mother to my children, the empress of Beachcomber and all it encompasses)

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    Sounds like you're a simple servant Mark!

    Luckily for me, I'm not married... Yet!

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    22 years and counting...I know my place (at the emperesses foot)...LOL


    Originally posted by ldcdc
    Sounds like you're a simple servant Mark!

    Luckily for me, I'm not married... Yet!

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    And why not?

    Maybe I'll just give everyone who purchases an unlimited reseller plan a free mercedes voucher in Iraq...
    New site: www.talkutas.com

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    22 years and counting...
    So young... I'm 24. I'm oh so old! LOL

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    Originally posted by Beachcomber
    22 years and counting...I know my place (at the emperesses foot)...LOL
    Sounds like she trained you well
    I plan to do the same to my fiance...
    You men need to be trained anyway

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    Originally posted by Beachcomber
    22 years and counting...I know my place (at the emperesses foot)...LOL
    Sounds like she's a keeper Mark ... or she's just like mine and won't leave

    (j/k honey ... *smack*! Damnit, gotta make sure she ain't snooping behind me)

    I totally agree with you on the overselling/lowball aspect of this game right now, the leads system here is chock full of those looking to get 25% of the resources of a server for "$5-$10 month", most requests I just ignore since I have better things to do with my time that work for free for someone.

    Like the last time this thread arose here I'll offer the hair salon prices as an analogy, the cheapest haircut I can get in town is from this old barbers shop, they charge $9, it takes them 5-20 minutes to cut your hair. As a web host does it make sense to offer a full year worth of service for little more than the price of a haircut? Consider that barbers costs are quite similar to ours, why isn't he offering unlimited haircuts for $9/year?

    I know I've had clients come close to chewing up their entire monthly hosting fee just by their use of the toll-free support line, once they settle in they are fine, but if I only charged them enought to cover server costs I'd be broke a long time ago.
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    Why are stoping at the car, hummer, house and wife.....i am surprised he did not want your first born son while at it.....

    JUST FUNNY -- What people expect....

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    No, Married 22 years...I vaugely remember 22 anymore....

    Originally posted by ldcdc
    So young... I'm 24. I'm oh so old! LOL

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    LOL Mark. Just 3 more years to the big 25 then.

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    You know what's funny, in a couple years, with the dropping of bandwidth prices and more powerful servers at lower costs, this may actually be quite normal for a request.
    Former owner of A Small Orange
    New owner of <COMING SOON>

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    hosting is cheaper today than what it was yesterday

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    I am 15!!!!!!! as of yesterday and I got my learners license too (new zeland)

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    Re: Is it a full moon today ?..Are lobotomy's back in fashion.....

    Originally posted by Beachcomber
    OK...I know that prices have fallen over the years and all that....But I just got this Private Message and I must say, this person is proving to me Darwin is wrong...


    ::does a little dance:: you know what that is? thats the i dont care dance...

    J
    ***************************************************
    Hi

    I need following configuration reseller hosting package, Please offer me your best price around my budget. Please also inform me from where you have your dedicated server .

    - Cpanel/WHM Reseller Account w/ Fantastico
    - Unlimited Domains or 250 domains
    - 10GB of Disk Space
    - 100 to 250GB of Bandwidth
    - All common features + jsp
    - Personal DNS1 and DNS2 (Nameservers)

    Budget: $ 10 US Dollars / month
    **************************************************
    Did he forget to mention the free vacation, perhaps a Lexus if he stays more than three months....Does he need overselling too..?

    AH...what the hell...root access for all...In fact, by the time I get done with support cost and CC fees...take it for free...

    Now that I am done mocking this here is the part that is NOT funny...

    Someone, somewhere WILL take this deal....and many more like it...grab all the $$ they can and BOLT to the door...leaving a bunch of 1/2 dazed refugees that will come to our site looking for something better and then tell me we are to high....and they will leave, smugly making the EXACT same mistake with another "provider" repeating the cycle in a valium-like stupor that never ceases to amaze me...

    Where is Dennis Miller when you need him...I feel a rant coming on..

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    RE: post above...

    ????

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    Mark, well said. This post explains the frustration of many hosts here.

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