Friday, April 11, 2008

Oh no ...I am suffering from the 'PTCer's Fallacy'

There is a theory in gambling psychology called the 'Gamblers Fallacy'. This is where a gambler thinks that because they have spent a lot of money, odds will soon be in their favour so they keep spending more and more, thinking that they will have to win eventually and obviously not all of them do. Casinos encourage this by making sure that some peole win some of the time, to ensure that everyone thinks they have a good chance of winning.

I have invested some money in pay to click sites, by upgrading my membership and buying referrals. Bux.to has done well for me and I have more than made back the money I paid for upgrading my membership and buying some referrals. However, it is with Adbux where the problems lie. I have spent a lot of money on upgrading membership and buying referrals, few of which are now active. The latest newsletter states that Adbux will not be paying members at least until June and it may be a profit sharing scheme rather than earning per click. This means that returns are likely to be even lower (and I wonder whether they will actually pay out at all). I have not yet earned back what I have spent with them and they owe me over $20 which I am not sure if I will ever see. However, I cannot bring myself to wave goodbye to this money. I continue to click on the links on the site to earn a few cents a day, grasping onto the hope that I may just make back my money eventually. You would think I would know better....

6 comments:

Melbel said...

If you paid for this membership with paypal you can lodge a complaint with paypal saying you didn't get the service promised.

Rachel said...

That is an interesting idea.

aribeiro said...

Hi Rachel,
How much time it takes to receive from Bux.to after a payment request ?

Rachel said...

It took about 40 days

Mizé said...

Hi Rachel. I read your posts about PTC sites you´re still using. I use some too and I was recently scammed by Moratraffic site. If you plan continue using GPT sites maybe you should check sites only about scams. I get some info from M.P. site, a down-line builder i use, and from another few sites like gptboycott.com. Please, check out my blog post about that for more links.
Sorry to disappoint you but I thought I should let you know that those two sites are known as scams. I hope you get your money. A Paypal complaint is the most extreme solution.
Best Regards.
Mizé

Rachel said...

Interesting that you say both sites are known as scams. Bux.to has paid me every time I have requested a payment. Adbux is rather more of a concern.