How to value a turd!

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My best friend forever Matt “the Ballsack” Bacak knows how to value things.  He’s the world’s foremost expert in pulling shit from his ass >> calling it cookies >> and then ramming it down YOUR throat!!  A few CAN’T LOSE tips from The Salty Droid for valuing things the Matt Bacak way >> a $4 trillion dollar value >> FREE OF FUCKING CHARGE!!

<<  all screen caps from The BallSack’s Scam sites  >>

How to value your own time: Be Modest like Matt!

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If you think it’s strange that The BallSack’s billing rate is higher than top doctors, lawyers, rocket scientists, Popes, etc.  >> then you must be living in the REAL WORLD >> Matt asks you to please SOD OFF!

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RENEGADE MARKETING!  Fuck Yeah! That’s extreme-mach0-hardcore-extreme! >> In TWO Steps <<

  1. Don’t WASTE your money buying $500 e-books from dip shits!
  2. Just focus on step one until I tell you otherwise.

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Wow!  I’ll admit it >> bleep bleep << that’s an impressive fucking discount.  I’ll take eleventy-million-trillion of them!!

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Hard to decide which number is more unbelievably fucking ridiculous >> $91,294 or $5,500 >>  Both of them are the reason that God has sent The Salty Droid calling upon Matt “the BallSack” Bacak.

Take a quiet moment before you leave to admire that last one >> It’s a kind of art >>  The fine art of fucking people over!!

14 thoughts on “How to value a turd!”

  1. Salty Droid obviously doesn’t know anything about ‘marketing’. You simply make yourself look like the total idiot that you are Salty Droid by deciding to bash Matt Bacak without a valid reason to do so, get a f*cking life.

    1. John must have a dark past. He sounds like a pathetic loser. Must be on parole. Why else would he think it’s ok to be a crook.

    2. Dear John,

      I’m fucking someone else. I just don’t love you anymore.

      The Droid

      PS Thanks for making people come back and read this old post. I think it’s pretty funny. The Rothko thing was inspired … I’m sure you’ll agree.

  2. SD, I actually think that giving more then what is your value can be an effective and ethical way of marketing. The point of contention is how frivolous such ‘expanded value’ claims have been used (and abused).

    If I were to give away a free report that I genuinely believe it to be worth $27 as a gift to my subscribers for instance, there’s no reason for me to say. ‘Valued at $27 Now yours – FREE!’. If you’re genuine about your product, there’s no reason not to make statements like these and sleep well at night. The problem then lies (pun) in over-exaggerating and and over-abusing it.

    Peace.

    D

    1. It’s best that you not use the word, “peace” around here. Contact Salty’s help desk for an explanation, if needed. “Piece” is o.k. though.

      You combined two separate and distinct issues here. One is giving people value. No problem there. The other is hyped or inflated value. The problem with “you genuinely believe” is that it often really means “you genuinely convinced yourself” or “you genuinely rationalized.”

      “Valued at…” is, in fact, a promise to the buyer. A promise that something is WORTH $27 to them, comparatively, or in assured gain.

      $27 in assured gain – then they had absolutely better see $27 jump into their pocket because of it.

      $27 comparatively – What are you comparing it to? A specific, existing course, book, product? (You had better not compare it to something that is also playing the price inflation game, or you’ll be visiting the Matrix.)

      One of the biggest problems is that so many IM’ers are trying to SCORE BIG off of individual consumers. They try to “max out” individuals, and become a milking operation. If they reversed their thinking and really WERE providing value, they wouldn’t be milking consumers, consumers would be paying to milk them, and everyone would be happy.

  3. Hey Joe,

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    I feel that your definition of ‘value’ is too rigid so much so that the only way any (ethical) marketer, in your eyes, can attach a ‘value’ to their products is probably if they are selling it for $27 on a site but they are giving it away for free.

    I think there’s many ways to look at value, one salient aspect of ‘value’ is not in the actual intrinsic value itself but in the perceived value. Of course, like what I mentioned earlier, its one thing to attach a perceived value and be able to fulfill it and it is quite another to to exaggerate the value knowing full well one can’t deliver on the value attached.

    I also don’t think the ‘promise’ that the potential lead or customer MUST see $27 in assured gains (which by your definition means $27 in the pocket) is a pre-requisite for making value claims. This places a lot of limitations of pretty much everything that can be sold don’t you think? Get a bed now for just $50 (valued at $100). So if the buyers can’t extracted an extra $50 worth of ‘sleep’, they should be unhappy about it? As one see, value derived in the minds of the prospects/customers are arbitrary, you won’t know what they are thinking, BUT you can only do what you think is best for them.

    I think at the end of the day, it has do with what the marketer’s intentions were. Did he/she use value claims just for the sake or using it, or was it a well thought out and earnest way in promoting the product.

    1. There’s nothing rigid in what I said. I never said something couldn’t be SOLD for $27 or whatever.

      If you simply stated, [Product Name], $27 – and nothing more – then there would be little room for comment. However, you are talking about going further than that and presenting PRICE JUSTIFICATION. If so, then of course you have to JUSTIFY that.

      I’m not talking about selling prices here. I’m talking about deceptive INDUCEMENTS to buy. (Using unsupportable comparisons and implying something has greater value and performance capacity than the typical buyer would actually feel they received.) Buyers are at a disadvantage: unless they are in a store they can’t physically examine or inspect the goods in advance. That’s why sellers should be held to the fire for such speculative promises.

      I’m also not trying to provide or establish any formula for “implied value” here. I’d say it should be avoided entirely unless you have a mountain of real justification for it to begin with.

      In the “assured gain” case, you wouldn’t apply it to an intangible such as your example of “$50 worth of sleep” in the situation of a discounted bed. In that case, you should be able to substantiate that beds of comparable quality and specifications DO normally and consistently sell for $50 more. Otherwise it’s really just b.s. and deceptive.

      I think pricing ebooks and informational products solely based on the seller’s own “value” perception is patently ridiculous. That’s purely the seller’s opinion (thus meaningless at best and deceptive at worst). Even if someone is comparing their ebook’s price to another ebook’s price, unless the words and content are identical, how can one really make such a “value” comparison anyway? That leaves only comparison based on the “value” of implied results – which can only vary and thus are also speculative.

      Better to not make such “value” implications (translation: use hype) – and let the buyer decide “value received” than to set advance expectations by tossing out meaningless, random numbers.

      1. I certainly wouldn’t classify adding implied value as a ‘deceptive practice’. It in itself is not inherently wrong it is, like I said early, in the intention of the person using it. No point bashing all people who use ‘implied value’ tactic just as there’s no point in bashing all the drivers in the world because there are some bad drivers that kill people in the road.

        Moreover, I don’t think there is anything ridiculous in pricing my own product based on my perceived value fairly. How can you call it ‘meaningless’? If I created the product myself and I spent a great deal of time on it, who else is better primed to price it implied or otherwise then the creator himself?

        1. YOU can personally value your work and efforts however you choose. It’s your work, and your opinion, and you’re certainly free to come up with your own internal valuation.

          However, when you then GO OUT INTO THE MARKET (and someone else’s space), you are now making a representation that must include the expectations of the other party. Your statements become, in effect, promises or assurances. That means those promises NOW have to relate to the other person’s reality.

          Quick test: Look at the top of this post and decide if Matt Bacak’s “product” is likely to be worth HIS $91,000.00+ valuation. Where do you think he got that figure? WHY is he using that particular figure? [Answer: it’s an off-the-cuff, calculated distraction with no basis in reality. It’s designed to make the already high price seem lower by comparison. There is no other logic to it.]

          If you are currently selling or have ever sold products, and have ever had to give a refund, then you KNOW that your promises failed to meet another person’s expectations.

          Furthermore, why is it even necessary to add implied value or “worth?” If a buyer can’t see it for himself/herself, is that (self-serving) pronouncement really going to sway them, and should it? If I pay $5,800 for a couch and don’t like it, knowing that the dealer said it was “worth $19,000” isn’t going to make me like it in the end. I might even be more upset that not only do I have a couch I hate, but I also believe the dealer grossly inflated its real value. Is that really a good business practice for the long haul?

          This topic has come up before here on the blog, and I don’t think there will ever be a consensus on it. One could leave it at, “let your conscience be the guide,” but if you look at many of the posts here, you’d find that doesn’t work, either.

  4. You can attempt to rationalize what value is till hell freezes over.

    Yet, I’m sure that when a marketer says “Valued at $65,000 but can be yours at $37” that he is bullshitting you really hard. It’s just a book dammit. Even if it was as large as War & Piece and Lord of the Rings combined, would it retain at $37.

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