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ThemeProvince says

Hi guys,

This message was sent to me earlier today it made me chuckle…

Hi,

I see you have R_dfact__y’s new business theme. Do you think you can share it with me as I love that theme and I need it urgently plus I could not afford for it =(

hope to hear from you soon and thank you in advance

Warmest Regards, Clement.C

Anyone else receive this?

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duotive says

My answer would be: “my months of work are free? no no my friend”

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Parallelus says

So they’re trying to get a copy of one author’s theme through another author? Are they mental? What makes them think this would be a good idea?

Send a copy of the email to support. Maybe they’ll ban the users or at least warn them.

I’ve got an email from someone begging for a free copy of a theme saying they can’t afford it. My thinking is, if you can’t afford a $35 theme, setting up a website probably shouldn’t be your top priority.

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JeffreyWay says

+1. What’s with people who want to start a business, but can’t afford a super cheap theme?

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christopherjon says
+1. What’s with people who want to start a business, but can’t afford a super cheap theme?
Like the (self-proclaimed) internet millionaires on a certain forum begging for free themes. :)

Throw in something to track your theme (like a 1px transparent png in the theme admin that loads off your own domain and you can track through your stats) and it’s shocking to see who, where and how your work is being used.

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Diabolique says

I had a “client” about a month ago who asked about 10 pre-sale questions and finally asked:

ok, i like it, where is download, download link please
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redfactory says

Haha lol! We received that email too! And no, we’re not giving away our theme for free (our love aint that cheap you know!). Somehow these kind of emails make my day :p

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starshade says
JeffreyWay said
+1. What’s with people who want to start a business, but can’t afford a super cheap theme?

There is a certain category of people that even though they have / earn a ton of money, they still wouldn’t pay $35 for a certain thing. They either imagine the thing is not worth $35 or(most likely) they think they should get it for free no matter what, so they pop up and try different methods(like begging others) to get it. The story with “can’t afford it” it’s obviously just an excuse.

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ZoomIt says

It’s so tragic that it’s funny :(

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navigator says
Diabolique said
I had a “client” about a month ago who asked about 10 pre-sale questions and finally asked:
ok, i like it, where is download, download link please

@Diabolique

Did you answer him something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBS0OWGUidc :P

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