Trouble Ordering OptionMonster Pete & Jon Najarian’s FREE Phone-Only Book. [But They FIXED It!]
by Anura Guruge
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December 12, 2014 UPDATE.
I received the following e-mail, timestamped 4:33 pm, on Thursday, December 11. The original December 10 post, where I was livid (as only I can be), appeared around 12 am, Thursday morning (since I now tend to do my posts during my 3rd shift at night).
The book arrived, complimentary, Friday, December 12, via FedEx overnight around 12:30 pm. I am happy. Chris and I have exchanged a few e-mails and he plans to call me to see what went wrong. That would be good. I am glad and impressed that they put the matter right. Just for the record I never contacted them. I just did the post and I am too busy and lazy to bother with hashtags etc. So they somehow heard about the post. cf. ‘Hotel Impossible‘ or original post about this book.
I skimmed through the book. Looks interesting. At 148 pages it is concise and that is GOOD. I want to learn about options ‘broadband’ (or ‘firehose’). It appears to have all the correct graphs and the terms I was hoping to learn about. I am going to make time to read this book over the next week even if it detracts from the time I can devote to my latest book (which is slightly more interesting than options since it is about sex). Yes, I will do a post about the book.
So, as they say in Tintin, in this case, “all’s well that ends well”.
Original (but slightly toned down) December 10, 2014 post now that my blood pressure is back to 210/140.
I am not happy or amused.
I finally called the number, 1-800-961-1923, this afternoon.
Fully, totally automated voice-response system with a grating female voice called ‘Lisa’. It got me to punch in my credit card number asked me for my address (starting with ZIP code) and then hung-up mid-sentence.
Oh, they have a pretty nifty credit card database. As soon as they got my credit card information they confirmed that my home phone number was xxx … per THEIR data.
One minute I am listening to bloody Lisa laboriously intoning my address ‘2 … 6 … St….’. Next second I have DIAL frikking TONE! As they say on Fox News: Whiskey-Tango-Fox!
I am not amused. I am not happy. I have been checking my credit card hourly. No charge from them as yet. But trust me I will go to town if I see even a charge for 90 cents I do not recognize. [OK. There was NEVER a charge.]
They had my phone number in two ways: caller ID and from their credit card database. They, and by ‘they’ I mean the automated bloody system, confirmed that the number was correct. So why didn’t they just call me back to finish the transaction? Scam?
I am disappointed and …. I used to like them. [Well they have redeemed themselves.] IF not the pope, they are most likely richer than the poorest U.S. cardinal. Why would they resort to …
So WHY did I call. First and foremost I wanted the damn book. I have wanted it since January. I am an options junkie. I go through spells when I write options with the same speed and passion that other men pound down shots. I had an episode yesterday and day before. I was writing options, here, there and everywhere, to open and close positions like there was no tomorrow. Of course I made money. And sometimes I feel guilty about that. To me, there is always a stigma attached to making money from options, kind of like stealing candy from pups. My problem is that there is no method to my madness when it comes to options, just the sheer thrill of it. I have forced myself not to write out of the money options and I always had enough sense to stay away from naked calls. But I know I end up leaving too much money on the table. So I have for years promised myself that I will teach myself MORE about options. Hence trying to get this bloody book. Their option strategy and style gels with me. So I won’t have to ignore chunks of what is said in the book.
So that was the first reason. The NEED for the book to help me learn more about options.
The second reason was to see why it is still PHONE ONLY. I, as the graph below testifies, get quite a few hits a day with others that have the same concern. Why can’t you get this book online? I have had some 5,000 hits just on that. So I wanted to check. Well, I found out the hard way. I got slammed. Not good. IF I see a charge on my card … GIVEN that we never finished the call. It just ended, mid-sentence, after it got my credit card number and ascertained my address.
Shame on you Pete. I thought you were a nice guy. And I was such a fan. [Well they have redeemed themselves.]