$300.00 tradelines? No, not at all…
$300.00 tradelines don’t exist (legitimately). Follow me for one paragraph on an economics rant; it will help you understand the rest of this post. A big problem we have in the United States (in terms of economics) is the belief in fantasy ideas of “free,” “cheap,” or “deals.” Sure, there’s a possibility of products or services reducing in price or, in the case of unsold inventory of tradelines, a deal emerging. But, at the end of the day, prices are determined by undeniable market forces. So, before you get all excited in “$300.00 tradelines,” understand the following.
$300.00 tradelines don’t exist, because:
It all comes down to incentive.
Salespeople: As nice as they are, salespeople have an incentive to earn a living, therefore, they have an incentive to do a good job for you. Since a tradeline company’s income is 100% dependent on the sale of tradelines, a salesperson’s income is 100% dependent on what you pay.
Phone systems: You can’t talk to a tradeline company without phones. Phones cost money. Money must be generaed by sales revenue. Therefore, you pay for the phones through the price of the tradeline you agreed to.
Email systems: A majority of work is done through email, these days. Emails might be free for consumers, but a “business” system (which you can identify by @companydomain.com) cost money. The use of paid email is more secure, so if the person selling tradelines is using hotmail or gmail, there’s a problem. Email expenses are like all others… they’re paid for by you when you buy tradelines.
Marketing: What incentive would a marketing professional have to do his job if he or she was not being compensated for his or her work? Since the money can’t come out of the thin air, it must – like everything else here – come from the income generated by the sale of tradelines.
Training: Tradelines are complicated and require knowledge in order to successfully transact them. This knowledge must be harnessed and passed on through training. This requires two or more people to engage in labor. This must be paid, otherwise the people wouldn’t do it.
Cardholders: The primary account holders risk a lot. They could get their cards closed down. They could accidentily accept a credit profile number, or other fraudulent client. This risk must be rewarded with income… otherwise… they wouldn’t do it.
If you thought the above was whiny and a mere justification for costs, try this: Put yourself in the shoes of anything listed above. Would you work for free? Would you risk your credit cards for nothing? Would you establish a business and pay people without some of that money going into your pocket?
You should note that this is not a comprehensive list of expenses. More importantly, you should note that the sale of tradelines for $300.00 could in no way subsidies the expenses listed. Accordingly, if someone is selling tradelines for $300.00, they are not doing something above. If they are not doing that which is outlined above, they are likely unprepared to efficiently handle your credit.
Can I just cut out all the people above and get $300.00 tradelines?
Sure you can. However, that’s not the question. The question is “do you really want to do that?” A simple mind will say “Look, I don’t need all these hands in the cookie jar…that’s just greedy.” It requires a much more subtle (and accurate) understanding to realize without all those people involved, you’re likely not getting what you want (aside from price). What good is a deal if the tradeline doesn’t report? What good is the best deal in the world, if the person selling it to you walks away with your money?
You could get an ipad from china for $40.00. But, should you?
To stay in business, a company (and all the people above) must exercise their abilities to benefit you. A scammer on craigslist has no such incentive. It takes 30 seconds to put up a new craigslist add, but years to create a business with trained professionals. The scammer can excite you with a “$300.00 tradeline,” but understanding the invisible market forces is less appealing. If you are enticed by price alone, you are vulnerable to scams. If you understand the proposition of this blog post, you are in a much better position to buy tradelines.