View Full Version : Do You Smell a Scam?

Turf Tracer
10-14-2011, 09:35 PM
Very Slick.

And 37 Customers!


10-14-2011, 09:41 PM
It's says you get a 1999 Dodge 3500 but a Ford is in the picture.

Father&Daughter Lawn care
10-14-2011, 09:42 PM
I think it is a great sales pitch. Well thought out and well written. The thing is the bussines is only truly worth what someone is willing to give for the equipment. 37 customers makes you think twice about the income potential being inflated. The other concern is that all the equipment shown is not included in the package.

10-14-2011, 10:17 PM
Wonder what hes doing with the rest of the equipment in the photos? selling it and the 37 customers to someone else as well?

10-15-2011, 12:07 AM
the SBA does not finance ANYONE. With current economic difficulties, they no longer hand out money. What they can do for small business is act as a co-signer on a loan through one of their SBA qualified banks. You have to apply for the loan through the bank and then apply separately to the SBA for backing. I know this because i went to 4 or 5 different SBA seminars held here in our city. So his whole thing at the end about 80% SBA financing throws a red for me.

cut level
10-15-2011, 12:11 AM
I swear I have seen those pics on here somewhere before!!
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10-15-2011, 12:52 AM
And 37 Customers!


In a row?

10-15-2011, 10:31 AM
Someone needs to call him and ask him whats up with the pics, etc. Ask for some financial sheets and sound real interested. I would but I'm....really....busy.....

Turf Tracer
10-15-2011, 12:02 PM
yea, i blew up the lettering on the enclosed trailer and it is this company.


10-15-2011, 01:23 PM
I think he might be selling the domain name, rather than the actual company. I don't really think he's trying to scam anyone. If you watch the video he says "I'd like to show you how valuable this site i have for sale is" and then proceeds to show the number of hits the site received over 2010 and 2011.

I could be totally wrong, though.

10-15-2011, 04:44 PM
He is selling the domain name. And for good reason. If you rank really high on Google for certain terms, that can be worth a fortune to the right people, who know how to turn that domain into something valuable.

What impresses me is the way he ranks #1 on Google for a broad term like that. That's valuable.

What doesn't impress me is the number of "unique visitors" he gets to the site each month. He seems to be impressed that he's getting 400-500 a month. I get more unique visitors to my site in a DAY. My site gets 10,000-15,000 per month. So his figures seem a little weak.


Turf Tracer
10-15-2011, 08:09 PM
I wonder if that company knows he's using their pics to help sell his domain.

He actually made me want to buy the lawn company and not the domain...LOL

10-16-2011, 10:07 AM
It is a old ad. Income list is for 2009, two years old.

Shows 3 Z-turns in pic, but you only get one.

Says 2 guys work 4 days, shows 4 guys in pic.

Old and a scam.

10-16-2011, 11:04 AM
Stinks like a scam. SW Florida is full of them. That being said, Venice FL is a little slice of heaven. I used to live there and I wish I still did.

10-19-2011, 06:52 AM
Ridiculous. he clears $109K with one helper, eh? I like the part about how cheap it is to live in Sarasota! That's priceless. He must mean a trailer in the swamp an hour from the beach.

And good luck getting 6 work days in in Florida in the summer, even if the humidity and 100 plus heat index didn't get you, the rain would.

Luckily those dumb enough to believe this likely don't happen to have $21K, much less the real $109K laying around to buy it. Because you ain't getting no 80% loan on this. Real companies with real audited books and long credit histories are having a hard time getting financing.

I get it. Two of those guys in the pics must be his accountants! LOL