What possess us as consumers to buy into get rich quick scheems?

United States
January 9, 2010 3:33pm CST
Why is that some us that have a little extra money and have to buy the first thing we see? What makes some of us tick? I run whole sale food distributor and my guys go door to door every day and work on commission only. We depend on impulse buyers like myself yes even though I am good at getting money I am just as good at spending it. There are a lot of places to make money and spend it on the internet. Why do always look for the easy way out and what is it?
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
9 Jan 10
i think that people seem to want to get the most possible money doing the least possible work so that is why they work so well, plus everyone likes to keep up with the jonese and how they live.
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• Philippines
11 Jan 10
Yes, I also believe that. They want to keep up with the Joneses. But I am also wondering, I think there is no bad in betting on get rich quick schemes as long as the scheme will really make you rich quick! Is there such kind of thing? Good "get rich quick scheme"?
• Philippines
11 Jan 10
I need something like that... good "get rich quick scheme". I want to get rich fast. Any suggestion?
• United States
14 Jan 10
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• United States
10 Jan 10
I think everyone who earns online knows that it is very easy to make a few bucks. Then they think its easy to make alot more over night or in a short week or month. It doesn't happen that way...It takes alot of hard work and dedication. I have been earning online for many years and I still haven't found my magical retirement program..lol. I do make enough to stay at home...no mansion,no money falling out of my pockets. But, enough to take care of business. My earnings grow monthly...slow but steady. I often tell people to stay the course and have patience. It won't happen over night, but it will happen. I wish you success with your business.
@benny128 (3622)
10 Jan 10
I think people are jealous and want the life style plus I think buying can become an addiction. I know a lot of people who see the way I live and want what I have he he he Last time I bought a new car next month my neighbour bought a new car lol, I think its just the addiction and keeping up with other people.
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@surfette (674)
• United States
9 Jan 10
There are people getting on the internet every day that have never had the need for money like they do now. People losing jobs or getting their hours cut are in a panic. That's what makes these get rich quick schemes so profitable and why more and more of them pop up every day. I don't really think that is as much greed as it is just "hanging on" to pay the bills. Unrealistic promises of working in your p.j.'s and raking in thousands of dollars sounds pretty silly when you look at it at face value or after you have been on the internet for awhile. However, if you just got on for the first time, have a stack of bills to pay and no money in your account, these sites give out a false sense of hope. Sure, I would like to live in a fancy house with a housekeeper, swimming pool in the back yard and a corvette in the driveway in my fantasy life, but I'm smart enough to know that it's not going to happen with my internet earnings!
@ramos7881 (345)
• United States
9 Jan 10
In my opinion, it is not the money most of us are after. It is the lifestyle that each of us is pursuing. Furthermore, we can thank the TV for telling us what that lifestyle is supposed to be. Yes, I have a television, and I have my own version of how I should be living and I need money to do that. And yes, I am terrible at holding on to any extra cash I have - for me and many people I know it is trying to attain the American dream that drives us to empty our pockets as soon as we have a little extra in them.
10 Jan 10
I would say it's because in general people have got lazy, they no longer to work for things rather than having it immediately. If you just look at luxury spending, in the days gone by people would spend months even years saving to buy something big, but not we are too impatient and want it now, putting it on credit if we can't afford it. It's just the same with get rich schemes, it's because the thought of working hard building up an income over years is no longer appealing because we are desperate for instant results, instant saitisfaction, instant pleasure. Maybe we've all been subtley brainwashed into the world of "instant" over the years.
• United States
10 Jan 10
LOl I think most of us are brain washed as far as the perceived perfect life. I happen to work around some really to do people and they have more problems but in a different spectrum. The paradigm we have all created for our self's is, to be rich or to be loved equals success? What about being rich and in love?=)
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
i think the best explanation to that is: we're all humans. human beings have their separate and distinct characteristics and personalities, but in terms of values, many an individual share certain idiosyncrasies, like impulsive buying. as you said, humans are better off at spending than at earning the money they spend. result: debts! this imbalance between earning and spending spelled the formula of success for a few and doom for many. in between are an army of get-rich quick searchers, ready to bet their last buck just to see if an offer works. the cycle never ends... it will stay, even persist...
@rosekiss (30277)
• Eugene, Oregon
10 Jan 10
I think it is just the thought of maybe that we can make a lot of money from them, not knowing that they won't live up to what they said and we won't earn anything and lose our money. I know, as I was there, and it sure didn't feel good either. I guess it was the thought that maybe I was finally going to make some money, as I had looked for a very long time and never found a thing. So, it would turn around and invest my money just hoping against hope that I had finally found something that was going to work. Well, was I surprised when lo and behold, it didn't work, and poof, the money was gone. I deciede right then and there after that now to ever invest again, as I don't want to be scammed again. That is why now, I only do free sites. That way, I won't lose any of my money. Goo luck to you and happy mylotting.