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Re: High Silliness on UFO UpDates - Connors

From: Wendy Connors <projectsign@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 05:52:43 -0600
Fwd Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 11:57:59 -0400
Subject: Re: High Silliness on UFO UpDates - Connors


 >From: Bobbie Felder <jilain@ebicom.net>
 >Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 22:12:47 -0500
 >Fwd Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 04:20:21 -0400
 >Subject: Re: High Silliness on UFO UpDates

<snip>

Hello Bobbie,

 >Because I have plopped out my hard earned cash, I feel that I
 >have every right to voice my opinion on these matters... I have
 >just as much right to voice my opinion on these matters as the
 >people who I have helped support over the years.

 >The customer is always right, ya know :)

 >It is the "average Joe's" out here like me who keep the UFO
 >industry going. It is called supply and demand. If you don't
 >have a market to sell to, you don't make sales. If your audience
 >loses faith in you, you lose your audience. Sales drop,
 >bookstores don't carry your books anymore, and you're lucky to
 >see your name in the bargain basement category on ebay.

 >Cold, hard reality bites, don't it?

Of course you have the right to your opinion on matters dealing
with anything, including ufology. I honestly don't know about
the financial rewards of research in the field of
cryptoaeronautics as it applies to other researchers, but I can
speak for myself. I've never made a cent of profit on anything
I've contributed to the heap. As a matter of fact, I'd probably
have a heart attack if I ever do see a return on my research
expenditures.

Let me see... of Mike and my articles in IUR we received a
courtesy copy. Nice to receive, but no financial cigar. Our book
on Alfred Loedding involved thousands of dollars worth of travel
expense, long distance phone calls, etc. Sold every book and
still over $5,000 in the hole just from the printing costs. Our
newest book on Ruppelt is even worse, but we may...just may, if
God is good to us, break even on the cost of printing, but
again, thousands of dollars spent on trips to Dayton, long
distance calls, thousands of hours at the computer composing,
shipping costs, etc., etc., etc.

Then there are the hundreds of items I personally send out to
people who request items from my archive each year at no charge
(they didn't even send a postage stamp to defray my costs). Just
as an example how about the books I sent free to a young fellow
in Brazil who was interested in the topic of UFOs. I have the
$36 postage receipt right here in front of me. Now there is a
real shrewed profit I made off of this young man! <G> Let's
see...cost me about $60 in books and $36 for postage to Brazil.
Not a bad return on a written request from a 16 year old kid
living in a charitable home in Brazil. Believe me or not...I've
spent a fortune giving and received no monetary rewards of any
kind. What I have received is worth more than money however.

Been on a few of those radio talk shows too. Yeah, same
thing... had a wonderful time and love doing it, but again, no
financial cigar. People will pay their doctor for advice but not
historians. <G> Let's see...thousands of dollars spent on the
website with monthly hosting fees, etc. No financial return
there, but boy, oh boy, have people gotten a ton of free
research over the last several years.

Never have I refused to help anyone in the field of
exoaeronautic studies in any way, shape or form. "Ah, but then
why is she expending so much of her time and money if there is
no profit to be made?" Good question...because I simply find the
field interesting and the search for answers a challenge worth
pursuing without thought to the "BIG BUCKS" that flow into my
coffers. <Huge Grin>

Cold, hard reality bites, don't it?

Then there is the hundred of dollars I contributed to a fellow
researcher who needed a computer, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseum
infinitum..... Hey! Maybe I'm a consumer too!!!!

How about John Rimmer of Magonia magazine in England who asked
for a review copy and it took three tries to get a book to him
(postal system in England sucks as much as it does here).
There's a shrewed investment of three books plus overseas
postage with a promise of a copy of the review...

Jeez, I could go on forever here.....


Wendy Connors





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