DealDotCom has been live long enough now to start getting an idea of what it’ll be like.
Frankly, I’ve been disappointed.
The initial offering was EasyMemberPro, software for running a membership site. The pricing was at about half off the price on the sales website, around $150.
Half off sounds great, but that was half off the version of the script that allows you to run unlimited membership sites. The version that allows you to run one membership site cost around $150.
As a programmer, I know that the price difference between the two versions is purely a sales tactic. It’s a bit like one-time-offers. If you don’t know that the software will work for you and make you money, why buy the version that works for unlimited sites?
On the other hand, if you can make money with a single site, then financing the purchase of a second license is no big deal.
So I don’t consider the price on DealDotCom to be much of a deal.
Other products were similar. $1 for a membership to Nicheology.com sounds good, but then after that it’s full price ($30 a month, I think). So basically you’re getting a trial membership and paying for it. Another product included master resale rights at the same price that you would buy the regular product without resale rights for…well, you know my opinion of resale rights.
Lots of no deals.
There have been a few gems. WPAffiliatePro is a nice system for cloaking and tracking affiliate links in a WordPress blog. You can do the same cloaking and tracking for free, but not so nicely integrated with WordPress.
BayRSS integrates various affiliate programs such as Amazon and Ebay directly into WordPress blogs, making it trivial to link to suitable products to monetize your blog.
Overall, though, the basic strategy at DealDotCom seems to be to offer the higher, overpriced versions of products at a more reasonable price, and call it a “deal”.
The combination of time pressure and scarcity mentality that DealDotCom uses is inspired, and a great tactic for selling to Internet marketers.
Just do your homework, and make sure that you’re really getting a deal.