Well... the case finally went to court and I won! Not surprising really, I knew I would. You can't just put somebody's face in your ad without their permission and expect to get away with it. So... guess how much the courts awarded me?! My judgement was for over $16 million dollars! Can you believe that? My lawyer is framing my judgement and they are sending it to me. I will post a photo for you guys when I receive it. The problem is, the judgement is probably the only paper I will ever get my purty lil' hands on. :( And I definitely would prefer the green kind. Ya know?
The story is kind of long and involved, but the two guys that were responsible are now in jail for money laundering and fraud because of their involvement with SizeMax, along with another company before that, Longitude. I guess the State of Arizona got to them before I could. They seized all of their assets and came forward with a bunch of charges. They were charged and convicted of their crimes and as I'm sure that you probably can understand, it is hard to collect money from someone who is in jail. And it is especially hard to collect money from someone involved in the type of criminal activities that these guys were. However, had they not been in jail, we wouldn't have been able to serve them in the first place. We tried to track them down before they were sentenced and it was impossible. Anyway, I have my judgement and it is good for 10 years and is renewable for another 10 after that. I hope one of those jackasses wins the lottery, or creates a legitimate profitable business someday, or something so I can get my 16+ mill! Wouldn't that be nice?! :)
Attention everyone: I will be at the Internext convention in Vegas next week. I'm really looking forward to that trip! If you are planning on going, please look for me. :)
And the saga continues, iBill is still not paying anyone again. They won't even send out the promissory notes like they promised to. They did make a payment and I thought things would get back on track and now they've stopped again. WTF?! I have a feeling that I am going to get ripped off! They are sinking like the Titanic now because I'm sure everyone is pulling their links the fuck off of their sites. I thought that they might be able to pull it together but after the recent events, I'm not too sure. And it sucks, because if they tank, I will never see all of the money they owe me. If you are a member of my site and you haven't switched to CCBill yet, please do. I don't know how much longer I will be doing business with iBill.
Speaking of that, I did apply for my own merchant account as I have been talking about doing for quite a while now. I have completed the initial steps and then I will be working on the 80 page contract tomorrow. Once that gets done, I have an 8 to 12 week wait for the bank to approve the account. In the mean time, I am going to be setting up with Epoch. I think it is a good idea to have back up processors... at least 2 of them. Since iBill isn't paying me, they're out as soon as I get something else in place.
Lastly, I am very excited to get back to doing my camshows. I set up a show and sent a wire transfer to Emulive on the 23rd. It says on their site to allow 24-48 hours for them to process a wire transfer, however, it is now the 29th and I have yet to hear from them. I've sent them 2 emails now and still no word. I've had to postpone 2 shows now because of this. Anyway, I hope that I am able to do a show done before New Years. If not, I might have to wait until after the New Year and after Internext. Stay tuned. I'll keep you posted.
Other than that, the only new news is that I've been feeling sick but I'm finally starting to get a little better. I nearly lost my voice! Unfortunately, I was sick all thru Christmas.
Have a Happy New Year everyone and thanks for reading! :)