Script Disappointment

There’s software, and there’s software.  There’s coders and there’s coders.

I’ve just had the misfortune to buy a complete piece of junk in the shape of a PHP script.

I’m so annoyed I’ve asked for a refund, which I think I’ve done maybe 4 times ever including this one.

The reason I’m so annoyed is because there’s a guy out there who I respect for what he does, and he’s had a brilliant idea – this is new.  The idea is so good I bought resale rights to the script and took out a domain to re-sell it through.

It’s that good an idea, and I wish I’d thought of it myself.

The script though, is pure junk.

After spending 5 or 6 hours trying to get it to work, I took a look at the site I’d bought it from which was supposed to be (or so I thought) an example of the script in action.

When I viewed the source of the page, I found that instead of the site using the script it was selling, it was actually using Sid Hale’s RAPS to accept PayPal payments and do the upsell.

I was both disappointed and angry.  Hence the refund request just to express my disapproval really.

(RAPS is great BTW.)

Now if I feel like that, what are other people going to think about it?  Not good news at all.

But every cloud has a silver lining, and I’ve been having a chat with David, one of my developers and his reaction was “I’ll do that” and I know he will.

So he’s going to write a usable version of the script some time in the next month or so.

No, I don’t think it’s fair or appropriate to say what it is, but you may realise at some point in the future when I announce it.

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business