I am so glad that I became a PhotoBlocker dealer for South Africa. I never thought I could turn a $1000.00 investment into $45,000.00. It all happened rather quickly and it was very exciting.
I was interviewed on our national radio stations last night - Cape Talk Radio and Radio 702 - and was meant to be on for only 15 minutes. After 2 hours they had to eventually shut us down as it was midnight and the next show needed to start - but people just wouldn't stop phoning in. You would have loved to hear the callers - they just didn't stop. And we even had someone phoning in all the way from Brazil - and he says they desperately need it there. The DJ was fantastic as he kept pumping my website (phantomplate.co.za) and has overloaded me with deliveries today. It was an overwhelming response from motorists. This whole talk show came from an article that appeared in the Weekend Argus and from several TV shows featuring PhotoBlocker.
Your suggestion to send press releases to the media was ingenious. I took and modified the press release you sent me and emailed it to all the media contacts in South Africa. Within days, I was contacted by reporters who wanted to do a story on PhotoBlocker. From print, to radio, to TV they all were very supportive. I could tell that the reporters were having fun with it. Every time PhotoBlocker was mentioned on TV, sales would explode for weeks. It’s been 3 months and demand is still strong.
I just want to say thank you for a great product and excellent support. All the DVDs, the posters, the display boxes and the flyers you have supplied were very helpful. Thanks again and let’s sell some more PhotoBlocker.
Can you send me an invoice for 5000 cans please? I will need the invoice before I do the bank transfer. Also, do I get any special discount as this would take my orders into the 11,000 level???
I Iove it when people walk up to me at the flea market and ask "Does that stuff really work, and if I buy it will you GUARANTEE I won't get a ticket". I just politely state "I'll GUARANTEE you'll get a ticket if you put NOTHING on your plate to protect it". They then laugh, and promptly buy a can. This is too easy. $4230.00 in one weekend, and I could've sold more if I hadn't run out.
I had a very successful weekend selling PhotoBlocker. I sold over $9630.00 in PhotoBlockers in one day. It was amazing. We had our booth plastered with huge posters and banners. We even had a mock up red light camera that was flashing visitors as they strolled past our booth. The flash could be seen from anywhere on the floor and it was getting us a lot of attention. We also had one of our salesgirl dressed up as a police officer issuing citations to the passersby. She would pull aside the people waking by and give them a “Speeding ticket” for walking too fast. People were so amused and impressed by our promotional technique they were curious to know what we were selling. They were glued to the TV monitors watching the DVD that had all the police and news test results. Ten or more would watch the videos and then when one guy says I will take one, six or seven would also yell “I will take 2”, “save me one” and they would be lined up with money in their hands. The more people lined up the more people were coming over to see what the commotion was all about. We were constantly busy until we run out. I can’t afford to run out next time.
Everyone including the owners and promoters of the show loved PhotoBlocker. They even have off duty Police Officers that work there and they too have purchased cans of PhotoBlocker. Now what does that say about the product?
Please send me an invoice for 2,500 cans. Will I get a better price at this quantity?
I am writing this e mail to you to tell you how well PhotoBlockerworks. I drive into Washington DC everyday from up north, and in my travels I had been tagged by the red light cameras on New York Ave several times. The yellow lights on the signals are awfully short. Well I got real tired of sending the DC government my hard earned money, so when I saw you at the Flea Market selling PhotoBlocker, I figured I give it a try. Since I put PhotoBlocker on my tags, I have not received one ticket, and I know I've been tagged a few times cause I saw the flash go off. I since have purchased 3 more cans and have shared them with my fellow officers at work. We don't advocate running red lights, but DC is ridiculous. Sometimes it just can't be helped. Thanks for such a wonderful product.
On February 14, 2004 my wife accidently went thru the light at Yellow Brick Rd in Baltimore County during the day. About 10 days later we received a ticket in the mail for $75. The ticket had pictures showing my wife’s car going thru the intersection. We felt, well, they got us, so we just paid the ticket. But there was this certain anger you feel about receiving one of those tickets. You know it's not right to go thru a red-light, but it isn't like we woke up in the morning and said “Gee, I think I'll just go thru some red lights today". We knew it was wrong, but we also didn't like the fact that these sneaky cameras were out there watching us in the name of public safety. We ourselves felt violated, but what were we gonna do, this was just another way for the Government to reach into your pockets and take your hard earned cash.
Then one day while getting a Pizza in the local parlor, I opened a newspaper (CityPaper) and saw an ad for PhotoBlocker. I took the paper home with me, went on the internet and bought a can. I did have some reservations about the product and its effectiveness, but I figured what the heck. So I decided to spray it on my cars tag and test it out myself. I then waited till 12 O'clock midnight and drove up to the intersection where my wife had got her ticket. I waited for the light to change red, waited till it was safe, and proceeded thru the light. The camera flashed behind me and took my photo. I had seen it clear as day in my rearview mirror. I waited, and waited and waited, and never got the ticket. At that point I knew I had a winner. I then became a dealer, and believe so much in this product. Being a former police officer, I know how important traffic safety is, but believe me, these cameras have NOTHING to do with safety. It's all about the mighty dollar. Good law abiding citizens obey the law for the most part while driving. All these cameras do are take pictures of the average Joe making a mistake, and once the Govt. knows they can fine people for making a mistake, they will capitalize on it, and they are. Thank God for photoblocker to protect us from the bureaucrats.
I just wanted to let you know how well the news stories on this product have really gotten the word out. People come up to me at the flea market and they say "Hey man it's that stuff I seen on TV, you know the spray that keeps you from getting a ticket from red-light cameras?”. People also mention the Washington Post article as well as the TV news clips on the product. Keep up the good work with the media exposure, it only helps us dealers make more sales.
"My neighbors father owns a concrete company, and his company is always getting those red-light tickets in the mail. You know its a lot harder trying to stop a concrete truck loaded with concrete than it is a car. For the longest time I have been telling him to use PhotoBlocker on those trucks, but he would blow it off. Finally, just recently he got fed up enough, that he came knocking at my door asking "Hey Bob, you got any more of that PhotoBlocker, I need some man, I'm getting tired of this" He promptly bought 5 cans!!! We'll wait to here further from him after a couple months without tickets, I'm sure he'll be ecstatic. I'll let you know."
"While working the area flea markets over the weekend and selling PhotoBlocker over the past months and part of last year. I have people shaking my hand thanking me for PhotoBlocker. Seems many of these people drive in Washington, DC everyday, and they were tired of paying half of what they earned to the government. Just wanted to let you know how appreciative people are of the product. Keep up the good work"
You know you have a good product when you have people coming up to you at a trade show who were dead set against your product one week, then the next week, they come in and buy a can. As I say, it only takes one ticket to change your mind. PhotoBlocker is an awesome product. We are selling over $1500 a week at these auto shows. Please send additional 2,500 cans and 50 posters. I will wire the funds shortly.