Write Queen Gets On Her Soap Box
Freda Douglas is an accomplished author. Not only did she write a personal essay for a newspaper 17 years, she had her first book released in 2002 “Cherish the Past” which is still available on http://Amazon.com. Freda says her second book “Winds of Change” will be released this Fall. Freda lives in Alabama with her cat Jewely and loves to hear from her readers and visitors. I spend a lot of time on the computer.
Although I am an illiterate techie I am very literate on the keyboard. There are some things that grossly irritate me about cyberspace that really annoy me. First of all, let’s take the websites which tell you ‘all you have to do is sign up, we’ll do all the work and you’ll get rich’ If you believe that I’ve got a gold mine in Alaska I’ll sell you cheap. You would like to believe all people are as honest as you are, but it is difficult sometimes. I made a purchase on April 24, 2007 that cost me $127 which I paid for with a debit card.
I no more had bought it when I realized that with my computer illiteracy I wouldn’t be able to use it. I immediately called the man who sold it and explained the situation. He assured me I would have the refund by the end of the week. I am writing this July 8 and I still don’t have the refund, Take the people who try to sell you something that is grossly over priced, not because it is worth it, but because he/she has a name that everybody knows and they think that people will buy because of who they are. Who is even worse, in my estimation, is the person who jumps on the bandwagon and offers the buyer a ‘HUGE’ bonus if you’ll buy the same over priced article from him instead. Who’s he trying to kid? That bonus has to be downloaded (by you), you will probably never use it, it costs you paper, ink, wear on your printer and might have cost the benevolent soul that ‘gave’ it to you a whole dollar to create. I am a push over for books. I hate to think of the money I spent on them. Several months ago I was offered an ebook by somebody who I never heard of but the title was something that interested me so ordered it for $97. I read the whole book and not one word was ever written about the subject I was interested in and needless to say he wouldn’t give me a refund and also needless to say I have not read any of his emails since.
Once burned… I am not disillusioned by my experiences, but I have been on the Internet to see the seamy side of it. Most of my readers are common people like I am and I beg of you – do be careful when you are on the Internet.