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  • Paying to enter website launch competition?

    received a press release a couple of days ago from a beat sample website that is about to launch.

    to launch the site with a BOOM, they are putting on a comp... sounds good yeah? standard practice to gain eyes to the website... only thing is, WE HAVE TO PAY TO ENTER...

    would you pay for such a prize of headphones(generic), software(generic) or musical instruments(generic)

    the only thing i would say to this website is you are almost doing it right... just don't ask people to pay for the privilege.

    what do you think?
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  • #2
    Anytime I see something where I have to pay a fee upfront or buy a certain amount of product, I just pass on it. It might be different if I were in my teens and felt I had nothing to lose, but as an older musician that's been through a lot, I just don't see where it will benefit me at all.
    (This is my Non-Signature.)


    • #3
      I'm not one to buy a pig in a poke.

      Why would I pay money to some unknown web entity?

      Like any contest, if they failed to get adequate sponsorship to cover their costs, then why would I even consider entering?
      "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

      Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting ', what a ride!'
      "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley


      • Kreatorkind
        Kreatorkind commented
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        Running from anyone who asks for money upfront is a good rule of thumb!