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Re: Sorry, Pam (owner of Capital Crafts)..... "RUN, RUN, AS FAST AS YOU CAN" is still my best advice.

Posted By: E Marks
Date: Sunday, January 13, 2008, at 4:10 p.m.(pst)

In Response To: Sorry, Pam (owner of Capital Crafts)..... "RUN, RUN, AS FAST AS YOU CAN" is still my best advice. (MaaMaw)

Well MaaMaw...you sure do have a lot to say about Pamela Grant...did you know she also has "Wine Keepers" ?.....another wild idea. Yes I sent in about $55 for supplies but I did actually talk to a couple of different ladies that handled my order, so I wasn't completely thrown into thinking....SCAM...however when I received the supplies....omg!...$55 for plastic beading? ....no way! Those supplies were not worth $55, I've done enough crafting to know half way descent quality and that wasn't it.

Anywho.......those things are NOT easy to make and I can't see anyone doing very many of them and making money. My opinion like you said, maybe someone out there has successfully made them and got a check...who knows!

It's a cute idea, but I just can't see it working for the average person.

>> IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION ONLY.
>> I DO NOT CLAIM TO HAVE ANY FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE WITH
>> CAPITAL-CRAFTS BEADED EARRING ASSEMBLY... NONE AT ALL.

>> Dear Wannabe Work-at-Home Craft Assembler:

>> Pamela Grant's company -- Capital-Crafts.com, located( not ) at 7301
>> Burnet Rd., #102-924, Austin, TX 78757 -- should not be confused with one
>> Capital Crafts Warehouse located at 656 Maywood Ave., Raleigh, NC 27603.

>> Why do I say "located( not )"?? Because "#102" at
>> 7301 Burnet Rd. in Austin is nothing but a private mailbox service, as
>> evidenced by their "neighbors" turned up in this Google
>> search...

>> Google search #1

>> and this one...

>> Google search #2

>> I'm not trying to tell you there's anything inherently dishonest in
>> using a private mailbox. There definitely is not. I'm just letting you
>> know that you should not mistake the "street address" for a
>> place you can go to confront Pamela Grant if you have problems with
>> Capital Crafts, because, well... she ain't there.

>> >> I suggest calling any work at home company before
>> categorizing them
>> >> into one group.

>> Gee willikers, maybe I should have done that. I'll bet every one of
>> the companies I talk about in

>> my article explaining how the typical assembly scam works

>> would have been eager to share the truth with me. How could I have
>> been so stupid?? I surely should have called and asked if they wanted to
>> cheat me.

>> >> Many products have to be hand made,

>> Absolutely!

>> >> and companies simply
>> >> do not want to contract work out of the country for a profit.

>> I like that. Keep the work here. It's the patriotic thing to do.

>> So what about the GAZILLIONS of wannabe-stay-home moms in YOUR OWN
>> BACK YARD who would be absolutely THRILLED to have an opportunity to
>> assemble Capital Crafts Beaded Earrings in the comfort of their own homes?

>> You don't have to hire them as employees with all the hassles that
>> entails. You can contract with them to make your earrings JUST LIKE YOU
>> DO THE HAPLESS HOPEFULS WHO SEND YOU $45 OVER THE INTERNET.

>> The difference is, you don't have to send your "valuable
>> supplies" to "just anybody who asks." You can screen your
>> applicants first, and only provide supplies to those who seem reliable.

>> And you wouldn't have to provide phone support (an admirable thing
>> indeed) to dozens or hundreds or thousands of people who don't have a clue
>> (holy crapoly, that's gotta get expensive!).

>> Capital Crafts Beaded Earrings could be assembled LOCALLY by eager
>> INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS while allowing you, Pamela Grant, to maintain a
>> certain amount of CONTROL over the process (just like real manufacturing
>> companies do)...

>> I just don't have enough toes to count all the man-hours you would
>> save by doing it that way...

>> And think of the EFFICIENCY. Why, it boggles the mind! If a customer
>> wants 1,000 pairs of earrings by Friday, you know you're going to get
>> 1,000 pairs of QUALITY earrings by Friday... I mean, gee, the way you're
>> doing it now, you might get 1,000 pairs of earrings by Friday but only 3
>> pairs you can actually use, right?

>> But I certainly understand your dilemma. I mean, so many people are up
>> to no good -- looking for something for nothing -- waiting for that little
>> ol' Bluebird of Happiness to poop a wad of cash right onto their heads...

>> Obviously, if you don't charge your applicants $45, people are going
>> to take advantage of you.

>> WHOA! GET A LOAD OF THIS IDEA!

>> Instead of dealing with STRANGERS over the INTERNET... (gasp!) ...
>> you could provide your LOCAL applicants with materials and instructions
>> for *ONE* EARRING (which costs you pennies, am I right?) and see how they
>> do! That way (EEEEEEEK!) you don't have to spend hours and HOURS and
>> HOURS coaching, receiving, inspecting, and rejecting, bzillions and
>> quizzillions of earrings...

>> Oh, and don't forget all that SHIPPING you reimburse...

>> GADZOOKS, LADY, you sure must have some overhead!

>> I can't figure out how you actually make a profit after paying
>> "$6.00 for every completed pair of earrings" plus all that
>> shipping back and forth and all that phone support and all that inspecting
>> and all that coaching if their first "unit" just wasn't up to
>> snuff... but I digress.

>> You have an honest face...

>> You sound honest...

>> You're a patriot...

>> Sorry, Pamela Grant of Capital Crafts Beaded Earring Assembly
>> Opportunity -- that's Capital-Crafts.net --

>> I don't buy a word of it.

>> That's why I'm allowing your rebuttal (in fact, I appreciate it) --
>> but not your links (I don't want to provide any inbound links to help you
>> get traffic).

>> >> Unfortunately, we are not all artists. Any legitimate work
>> at home
>> >> assembly company....

>> WILL NEVER ASK FOR MONEY FOR SUPPLIES...

>> WILL NOT OFFER TO "BUY BACK" ITEMS WHICH MEET THEIR
>> STANDARDS...

>> ON THE CONTRARY... they will GIVE the supplies to their SCREENED
>> workers, who will return the completed products to the company... AND GET
>> PAID FOR THEIR LABOR (what a concept!).

>> I've said it before and I'll say it again:

>> IF THE "ASSEMBLY OPPORTUNITY" IS LEGITIMATE, THE MONEY
>> FLOWS ONE WAY.

>> Sorry, I got way off track. What were you saying?? Oh yes...

>> >> will offer a phone number with assistance

>> You can offer... y'just don't have to answer. But let's assume that
>> you do answer your phone every single time it rings. Geez, that's gotta
>> get expensive (did I say that before?).

>> >> or offer a
>> >> refund if the work does not meet quality control standards.

>> Here's a guy who claims he hasn't been able to get that refund. (He
>> could be lying; after all, he accidentally typed "mand" instead
>> of "hand" and it's usually stay-home moms who want to do this
>> stuff... yeah, that probably makes him a liar.)

>> but he says he can't get a refund .

>> LIKE I SAID -- THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE
>> WITH OTHER COMPANIES. I HAVE NO PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH
>> Capital Crafts Beaded Earring Assembly...

>> BUT I BELIEVE THEY'RE FULL OF CACA.

>> All I'm asking is that you THINK before you spend your money, and...

>> read my article for an inside look at how these things work .

>> As my daughter's-grandpappy-once-removed used to say, "It just
>> don't make no good sense, do it?"

>> Luv,

>> MaaMaw

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