Thursday, August 01, 2013

Multiple prices for Multiple income streams at Multiple avenues

The world is a strange place.

For Robert G. Allen's upcoming seminar on 19th August, which is supposed to talk about how you can be a millionaire by having multiple income streams, the price differs from place to place. I'm not sure whether it's done purposely by the organiser of the seminar to create price differential in the different platforms that they advertise. But look at all these different price for the same course on the same day:

1. From AK's blog - $64 original price

Upon entering promotional code, you can get a 10% discount for limited stocks only, thus it'll cost $57.6. This is especially worrying when I learnt about the email exchange between AK and the organizer. It would seem that the organizer had misrepresented the pricing and spirit of the 'special' offer for his loyal readers. It turned out that the price of the offer is not specially cheaper (in fact, it's the most expensive). But one cannot argue that it's not a special meant only for AK's readers. None of the other people get to purchase their tickets at so high a price! LOL!

**New updates**
Apparently the fishy business runs deeper. For a full account, please read AK's post on I will not attend multiple streams of income seminar.

2. From greatsage's blog - $57

There's no mention of any promotional code, nor limited time or limited stocks. Turns out AK's special deal is a non-event. Even without entering any codes, the price bought from greatsage's link is cheaper. Bummer.

3. From kiasuparents forum - $30 for 1 ticket (early bird) and $57 for 3 tickets (early bird)

This one beats all the rest. What is the qualifying period for the early bird discount? I've no idea at all. But $57 for 3 tickets definitely beats $57.60 for 1!

God knows how much cheaper it can get when you really run a more thorough search in other places where they advertised for the seminar. Wow, what's up with their techniques of marketing? I think the organizer is trying to do some guerilla marketing technique. Maybe by advertising at different places with different ticket price for the same seminar, they are really creating multiple streams of income, lol! Or maybe there's really no such thing as bad publicity, so the more controversial it gets, the hotter it'll be?

Maybe the organizer would like to leave a comment here to let people understand why there's such a huge price differentiation on different marketing avenues.

In the meatime, I'll continue to say that this is a strange world.