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Started:March 26th, 2011 (08:32 PM) by Big Mike Views / Replies:846 / 2
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Old March 26th, 2011, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Profit from spam

A bit sickening.

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Old March 27th, 2011, 12:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1. They make a lot of assumptions that would need verification. How do they know what percentage of visitors would actually convert to customers. In the adult industry the percentage of conversions is miniscule.

2. The drug suppliers seldom do their own spam. They hire "professional" spammers with their own botnets to actually generate the spam. How much do the Pro Spammers charge them? I didn't see a calculation for advertising costs.

3. Even if the number was $7000, what is the cost of goods sold in the internet pharmacy business? Assuming that they aren't just taking the money and not shipping anything, which would probably be a short lived business if they did, what does it cost to buy, warehouse, and ship orders all over the world? What are the payroll expenses for running a shipping operation?

4. Things are not always as they appear. In their book, "Freakonomics", Levitt and Dubner discussed ,"If drug dealers make so much money, why do they live with their moms?"


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4. Things are not always as they appear. In their book, "Freakonomics", Levitt and Dubner discussed ,"If drug dealers make so much money, why do they live with their moms?"


I remember reading that part, that was a real eye opener

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