Dear @Nigel ,
Continuing further on my opposition to this “Freedom 251” being promoted on DD, lemme give you some reasons for taking down this deal from ‘DD’ as soon as possible.
I think you will also agree that being ethical is one of the critical pillar for sustainable success of any business venture. Same applies to DesiDime. So, if DesiDime fails in its duty of being ethical then its a sure-shot path to failure. When I say being ethical, it also includes preventing promotion of un-ethical (suspectedly unethical) posts from DesiDime’s forum. Such un-professional and seemingly childish action by DD-admins is going to put an irreparable dent in DesiDime’s reputation.
This all is happening when your competitors (like Cashkaro) with their professional attitude are making millions in profits and are getting funding as well, along with making News-headlines for all good reasons. Amid all this what DesiDime is doing is, fighting within Moderators/Admins to achieve the Targets of maximum number of FPDs rather than making Desidime a cleaner and beautiful to participate discussion forum. Time to hire some professional Admins and think futuristic.
Let’s consider a scenario 5 months down the line, when media will ask questions that how come this big scam by Freedom became possible… Then all fingers will be pointed at DesiDime with a followership of “5 lakh+” users… Users think that if something is being promoted at DesiDime (Lots of non-tech-savvy people believe everything on internet to be true), then it must be genuine, leading them to loose their hard-earned money (however little it may be), to fraudsters (like sabkadukaan). In months to come somebody might come-up with a Big newspaper article on Online frauds, with common link in promoting most of the Frauds being DesiDime (think SabKaDukaan, Shopiwo, Freedom, MMT wallet looting, Trading of Wallets acquired using illegal means, and Other Trading resulting in fraud by a user resulting in monetary loss of hundreds of other DD users). So, what is DesiDime trying to achieve?? Become a playground for e-commerce Mafia?? With your current actions/policies, it seems that this is where you are taking this community.
As a rule: Never and Never promote anything which you are not sure about being true. Also, if something appears TOO FISHY like Freedom 251, then don’t try to be first beneficiary, rather wait somebody else be the first beneficiary and your users can get the benefits of Freedom 251 after 1 year (which is never going to happen). Can’t you see it as a over-hyped bubble waiting to burst.
It’s high time that, rather than trying to justify all of your acts again and again, think deeply, take advice from experts, plan for future and then take a sensible decision. In short, start acting like a professional company.
May you start thinking rationally and sensibly.
PS: Intentions of this thread is to wake you up and get the corrective actions. Deleting it up will make me take up other Online-communities (Read Times-of-India, and PagalGuy) to highlight what is happening at DesiDime. And then the intentions will not be to see corrective actions being taken, rather will be to highlight it to the world that somebody doesn’t want to learn.
For reference of community members, I am quoting below @Spock message from another discussion thread.
Other Threads for Reference:
EDIT: A thought for all fellow dimers to ponder upon… If the Business Model of Freedom 251 is so good, then why to start in reverse manner?? i.e. taking money from Buyers and then approaching the Sellers? and then manufacturing the phones at Rs 251…
As Freedom 251 spokespersons have said multiple times that this will require an investment of Rs 200 crores plus… Even if we take it as Rs 100 crore, then also rather than accumulating Rs 10 crores from customers, they should start working on rest Rs 90 crore. All in all, so-much hype for just a business Plan?? Whom are they kidding.
@Spock wrote:@aldrin vaz wrote:
Wats great now….
it is almost a loot, that is what is great
◊◊ buy scone (scam phone)
◊◊ buy thinner or solvent
◊◊ rub off the sticker or whitener covering the branding
[Tip: if the scone guys replace the original fascia; then buy the local one to redo the Adcom or Letv or whatever Chinese name branding]
◊◊ sell it at 600-700% profit http://www.amazon.in/dp/B019...WS
errr; i mean here http://www.shopclues.com/adcom-ikon-4-gol...ml junk site for junk buyers
costs < 400
revenue > 3000
well now it is a FPD, and THAT is what matters http://www.desidime.com/searches/suggestion-for...
sab ka dukan chalna chaiye. Everyone’s business should run, isn’t it folks ?