Super Web Solutions — Not Being Honest Upfront
Adam Butt from Super Web Solutions contacted me from oDesk.com where I posted a job. Adam told me his company could design a website for me and convinced me his company knew everything about websites. Adam Butt convinced me they could do the job and told me not use a oDesk.com. He explained that if I used oDesk.com or Guru.com they will charged me the 10 percent the oDesk.com or Guru.com charges them. So Adam said you can save $600 if I don't use them and sign a contract through his company. So I listened to him because I was already way pass my budget for this website through his company.
Adam wanted half the money up front and it had to be a check or certified funds. I ask if I could use PayPal and he said he wouldn't expect it because in past clients were able to cancel funds on him.
Adam called me up one day and ask me to do something else beside my website. He said he felt that my website was a good idea but the business will fail. So he purposed a different option for me to go into business with him. He wanted me to pay the entire amount of website up front for 50 percent of e-commerce website business. His company would design the website and he would do the marketing. I would put up all the money for the website and run the website daily by taking orders from customers. So here he was trying to talk me out of my own website and put up money for another website deal he wanted to do.
Adam later came back to me and found out that on my website it will require extra funds to another hosting company. When he explain this to me, I felt like it was his job to educate me about this in the beginning before I started this project with his company. So I decided to go a different route by using recored videos. He wanted to charge me another $4000 on top of everything else. I've talk to other web developer experts and said it shouldn't even cost that much to do youtube recordings. After all this, I was fed up with everything and ask Adam to let me out of the contract because I could not afford using his company any more. Adam told me that they haven't even started on my website and it had been over a month and half. I said I would pay for his time which was only 3 hours of talking to me and it was mostly about trying to get me to pay for his other website. So he decided to keep $1500 dollars of my money and refund the rest. I should not have to pay for his education because that is his job to educate customers about everything before getting them on contract. If he had told about these other fees relating to my website I would of have a different opinion of doing this website in the beginning because of my budget.