If you are on any “guru’s” list you might have received some mail outs about The Arbitrage Conspiracy, which in a nutshell is a pretty well made story (a marketing story) about Aymen, a guy from Egypt who made it big in internet marketing particularly CPA offers; he wowed the gurus and the gurus backed him up in what looked like one of the biggest product launches backed by (and with video testimonials) some of the biggest gurus on the planet. I mean, they all came out said something on video about the product. If you have not seen the video, check it out here, www.arbitrageconspiracy.com.
But what happened… well, they conducted a live call, with the main point at driving these leads who opted for the call to a landing page / sales page and get a conversion.
The instruction was to go to refresh this page www.arbitrageconspiracy.com/quickstart, at 11:45 Pacific, Wednesday December 10. But at 2:35PM now, you see this image.
If the image is too small to read it basically says they are having technical difficulties and that these would be fixed shortly.
I didn’t think there were any real serious problems until an internet marketer who backed that product and who’s mailing list I am on, sent out an email saying he was infuriated by this launch gone bad.. check out the post, http://www.nothingheldback.com/18.html#comment-58… and I quote “..enough is enough. No communication, piss poor calls, delay after delay. I’ve had it.”
What made it a little annoying for a lot of people was, they were also collecting email addresses from people who wanted to get a 15 minute advantage over the rest of interested buyers, so you can image how many people signed up to this VIP list and get their hands on the product before the “masses” do, only to be sitting in front of their PCs for hours hitting the refresh button on the page. Check out the links at the end of this post. No they are not affiliate links but links to posts of people pissed about it.
So the launch went awry, but why did this happen? A few questions come to mind.
- Were they ready? Or were they rushing this because they wanted to come in early in December, since people are about to, or might already have, started to do Christmas shopping.
- Did they rush it because they wanted people to buy on impulse due to the big names behind it and the big promises made?
- This is a comment I read somewhere and went like… if this guys makes this much money (over $50k) a day, can’t he afford to get the right and decent technology to make sure that the back end works and well, keep all based covered so the launch does not fail.
Of course… there are always these unforeseeable situations, challenges that work against you when you launch a product, and hey, its not simply about launching a product, it’s life in general. In everything that you do, want, aspire for, desire, work for… there are always these things that get in your way and block you, serve as obstacles for you to either hurdle or fall over.
As for The Arbitrage Conspiracy, it looks like the “esoteric like” knowledge as they have presented it to be, will in interim remain within the circle of conspirators… that is, until the time comes when they can finally get that web page to work.