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Wanted: Freepers who have purchased Video Professor CDs
PackerBoy | 4/4/1010 | PackerBoy

Posted on 04/04/2010 8:25:10 PM PDT by PackerBoy

I am asking that any Freeper who has ordered a CD from Video Professor to please post a reply here or send me a Freeper email.

Chances are that many of you have seen the Video Professor's television commercials on cable TV over the past several years. The commercials tout "FREE" CDs to teach consumers how to use computers and various popular software.

I would like to hear from people who have ordered one or more CDs from Video Professor, including any "FREE" CDs, and hear whether you believe you received good value for your money, had any issues with your order or the billing, etc. Many thanks.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Education; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cd; professor; video; videoprofessor

1 posted on 04/04/2010 8:25:10 PM PDT by PackerBoy
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To: PackerBoy; moder_ator

I hope I posted this in the right forum. If not, Moderator please move this to where it belongs. Thanks.


2 posted on 04/04/2010 8:27:52 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: PackerBoy

I did but it was many years ago. I had to be very firm with them, I don’t recall exactly, but I did only pay for the first one. (if they are still sending additional ones with a bill, which I assume they are)


3 posted on 04/04/2010 8:32:05 PM PDT by TiredofItalltoo (tiredofitalltoo)
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To: PackerBoy
Video Professor has been the subject of numerous law suits. Seems “free” means something different to him than us meer mortals.
4 posted on 04/04/2010 8:32:18 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: PackerBoy

I have no experience with Video Professor, but I did a quick search (”Video Professor reviews” using Google, or whatever your favorite search engine is), and this was the first link in the results:

http://www.consumersearch.com/as-seen-on-tv/video-professor

Doesn’t look so good to me.


5 posted on 04/04/2010 8:32:32 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: PackerBoy
Video Professor Scam


Hi there, sucker

6 posted on 04/04/2010 8:34:10 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: PackerBoy

One of the biggest frauds ever, search “Video professor” with scam or ripoff.

One of the worst thieves out there.


7 posted on 04/04/2010 8:36:56 PM PDT by big tent
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To: PackerBoy

8 posted on 04/04/2010 8:37:48 PM PDT by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: martin_fierro

::cough:graphic:cough::


9 posted on 04/04/2010 8:37:51 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: PackerBoy

Check with your local community college or adult ed. Likely a better deal....


10 posted on 04/04/2010 8:42:11 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: cpa4you

I am aware of the many online complaints. I was hoping to find Freepers who have first hand experiences in dealing with VP. Thanks.


11 posted on 04/04/2010 8:43:15 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: PackerBoy

Just to be clear, I am not buying or thinking about buying this product. I am looking for people who have bought it.


12 posted on 04/04/2010 8:44:29 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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"The commercials tout "FREE" CDs to teach consumers how to use computers and various popular software."

Nothing is free and anyone touting a product as such is pulling a scam. I learned to use Exel and Access by using large manuals plus trial an error. The fact that I am somewhat of techno geek did help in the process.

13 posted on 04/04/2010 8:48:25 PM PDT by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: PackerBoy
I responded to their “Free” offer four or five years ago. I received a video and immediately received another with an invoice. I called and canceled my order. They told me it would be canceled and to keep the video's they sent free of charge. Which I did. Long and short of it, no problems.

bramps

14 posted on 04/04/2010 8:54:51 PM PDT by bramps
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To: PackerBoy

I sent them a check for postage. I got one video for Microsoft Word and that was that. Nobody gets my credit card numbers any more.


15 posted on 04/04/2010 9:01:36 PM PDT by Brucifer (Proud member of the Double Secret Reloading Underground.)
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To: Drango

Or your local 6th grade paperboy. He’d be better than this fraud.


16 posted on 04/04/2010 9:08:35 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: PackerBoy

This actually belongs in the Commercial Sales and Ads forum.
Your account will charged a small fee for moving it.


17 posted on 04/04/2010 9:30:43 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: PackerBoy

Watching videos as a very poor way to learn technical topics. Buy a $45 book covering your topic. Find a quiet place to carefully read it on a regular. Practice what you’ve learned. Repeat as necessary.


18 posted on 04/04/2010 9:31:46 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: PackerBoy

Hope you get more replies. I was interested in the Learn to sell on ebay CD.

I know I could learn for free at ebay by pouring through all of their instructions, but I just didn’t want to. If this CD can explain it easier, then I’m ready to order it.

The only thing I’ve heard is they get you on the shipping and handling charges. But that was hearsay, so maybe others will have first-hand experience.


19 posted on 04/04/2010 10:07:31 PM PDT by Cedar
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To: hole_n_one

Caveat Emptor


20 posted on 04/04/2010 11:20:51 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (Atchafalaya Basin; when you're there , thats the best)
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To: Minn
Watching videos as a very poor way to learn technical topics.

Videos are very nice for learning how to replace a broken garbage disposal or how to upgrade your laptop to 4 gig. Problem for the Video Professor – YouTube has plenty of free material on both those topics.

However, I agree, videos — or even books, although a decent book will get you started — are not the way to learn complex computer applications. You need to install the app, then use it to accomplish progressively more complex tasks. Each time you run up against something you don't understand, turn to Google (not the Video Professor, not Borders, B&N, nor Amazon). Before you know it, you will be an expert.

I used to be a big consumer of computer books (and vendor manuals, neatly housed in loose-leaf binders). No longer. Now it's just dual monitor — what I'm working on in one, and Google in the other. I work until I hit a snag, then turn to Google for the answer. Much easier than indexes, card catalogs, etc.

21 posted on 04/04/2010 11:49:21 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: hole_n_one
PT Barnum reincarnate:


22 posted on 04/05/2010 5:40:35 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Cedar

The best way to learn to sell on Ebay is to just do it.


23 posted on 04/05/2010 5:42:00 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: cynwoody
Now it's just dual monitor

I guess everybody has his owning "learning style" (hate that term, as abused by educrats), but it's hard to take you dual monitor on a city bus or to your kid's hockey practice. Also, a well written Apress or MS press book organizes the material in a logical and progressive fashion like any good text book. If you are diligent about doing the examples and exercises and progressing chapter to chapter until the end, I think the vast majority of people will emerge far better versed in whatever topic, than if they just sat down and decided to learn something like WPF. The same goes for stupid corporate training classes and Video Professor". It's amazing companies will spend $1,500 to send their employees to a two day thing that barely scratches the surface of a topic that's thoroughly covered in a $50 book.

Want to really learn a topic? Read a book. Methodically read every page and do every exercise.

24 posted on 04/05/2010 5:43:59 AM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: PackerBoy

I have. I ordered a free trial video from them and had the usual trouble stopping them from sending more and more and more. But that’s not my complaint. My complaint is that the information on each one is just so slight.
It’s really not worth the bucks, even small bucks.
They send you one with a tiny amt of info and charge you, then another with a tiny amt of info and charge you. It just goes on and on and on.
And you learn so little.


25 posted on 04/05/2010 6:08:40 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (To sin by silence when we should protest, makes cowards of men -Ella Wheeler Wilcox)
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To: PackerBoy; Constitution Day

Just when I think that there will never again be a use for this graphic...

26 posted on 04/05/2010 8:00:56 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: big tent
One of the worst thieves out there.

Russ Dalby and his Cash Flow Notes is one of the others.

27 posted on 04/05/2010 8:37:05 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: PackerBoy
A better option with effective training:

e-LearningCenter


28 posted on 04/05/2010 9:48:15 AM PDT by Texas2step (<><)
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To: Rebelbase

“The best way to learn to sell on Ebay is to just do it.”

You are probably right. I was interested in doing it as a part-time business/income, so wanted to “know the ropes” before I decided to get involved with it or not.


29 posted on 04/05/2010 10:30:07 AM PDT by Cedar
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To: hole_n_one

The “P.T. Barnum of Cable TV”. I love it.


30 posted on 04/05/2010 3:50:00 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: PackerBoy

BTTT - Need Freeper Feedback.


31 posted on 04/05/2010 6:19:52 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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