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# GMAT Pill Guarantee ?? Are you sure ...

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10 Dec 2011, 21:23
Hi ,

I have been researching about GMATPill from quite some time and i was planning to buy its verbal section only as i have already scored 50 in Quant on GMAT. Zeke says that 50-pt guarantee does NOT apply to any course of gmatpill other than full course. Fair enough.... because he can provide guarantee only if one learns all concepts from him. BUT he himself has mentioned on gmat club forums that if you do NOT benefit from his course then he will refund your money under HAPPINESS POLICY. See
gmat-pill-study-method-recommended-93417.html

Now in another forum when a person asked for a refund under HAPPINESS POLICY, see the reply below
gmat-pill-discount-save-110700-20.html?kudos=1

My only concern:
1. We all know no one actually reads those long terms and conditions and one should present clean and clear to gain rapport
2. If you plan to DIS-CONTINUE your Happiness policy then you should also tell your customers before you do it

I was planning to buy your verbal course but now i am thinking again because $200 means a lot to me and if i do not benefit then money spent will be in vain. GMAT Pill Representative Joined: 14 Apr 2009 Posts: 1981 Location: New York, NY Followers: 370 Kudos [?]: 1155 [0], given: 8 Re: GMAT Pill Guarantee ?? Are you sure ... [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Dec 2011, 23:17 Expert's post Hi Vikram, Thanks for your inquiry. The posts regarding the happiness guarantee were posted back in 2010 before GMATClub started charging fees for partners like GMATPill to be listed. We are proud of these posts as they show our confidence in what we do. No one else was as generous as we were with this happiness guarantee, and we wanted to stay that way for as long as we could. But things changed when we learned about a new development within GMATClub: large monthly fees for GMAT companies in order to get listed. We wanted to get listed and we wanted to keep our happiness guarantee - but we couldn't do both. As such, in order to remain competitive, we updated our guarantee policy to be a little bit more competitive, but still better than everyone else's. So that's when we implemented the 50 point guarantee. We believe sacrificing the happiness guarantee in order to be 1 of only 5 partners (at the time) with GMATClub would be worth it. Still the 50 point guarantee we offer is pretty solid and one of the best in the industry. It would not make sense to offer a guarantee just for taking half the program. With other programs, you're not even allowed to buy individual sections of their courses. But we do offer that extra flexibility - just without the guarantee as reasonably expected. And yes, when we updated the guarantee policy, it was clear at the top of our homepage and still is: a 50 point guarantee. Additionally, the GMATPill logo used throughout the GMATClub forum includes the phrase "+50 points." Having said all the above, you really shouldn't be focused on ANY guarantee as a magic key to your future success. We believe we have an extraordinary product that can help you perform to the best of your ability on exam day - both in terms of timing and accuracy--and we have plenty of stories to back that up. We want to help you present the most competitive side of you for your application. That's why we show so many free videos on our site - to help you make that decision of whether GMATPill is right for you. But in the end, it is you who must carry yourself over that MBA finish line - not anybody else. Get the best help you can get within a reasonable budget, but don't rely on anybody or any company guarantee you results without you pushing yourself over that finish line. Let others help you, but hold yourself accountable for your own future success. _________________ Senior Manager Joined: 30 Jun 2011 Posts: 274 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 44 [0], given: 20 Re: GMAT Pill Guarantee ?? Are you sure ... [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Dec 2011, 23:34 Hi Gmat Pill, I agree with you on some of the points and i am not focused on ANY guarantee as a magic key to my future success and i am not even asking for 50-pt guarantee on half course because that is UNFAIR to ask(as evident from my earlier post). But there should be some thing on the side of consumer as well. What if someone doesn't understand the way of gmatpill. Should he be penalized(for$200) because he once thought that he will benefit from course. Also one cannot decide from free videos because there the videos solve question (say in sc) and does not explain CONCEPTS.

Cutting it short, I just want to know what should test takers like me (failing in verbal only) expect from gmatpill.

P.S. My intentions are not to sabotage anyone's identity but think from perspective of a re-taker who has already wasted so much money in prep and another \$200 means alot. I would have bought gmatpill verbal last night but the thought "if it does not work me" puts me on backfoot. If something positive comes from your side i will buy course TODAY ONLY.

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11 Dec 2011, 09:39
Sorry to be the devil's advocate here. But Vikram seriously there are pretty much awesome books available in the market - much more exhaustive and much inexpensive - some of which you may be unaware of and if you can motivate yourself to study from these then you can become a expert.

IMO the online prep courses should be used to round off your knowledge and for some extra tips but only after you have a solid foundation.
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11 Dec 2011, 09:48
Yeah but i do not have time to read books, videos will be more interactive and concepts could be understood in much less time
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16 Dec 2011, 11:32
So finally I have purchased gmat pill verbal and I am loving it..hehe borrowed Mcdonald’s tagline. Seriously I am enjoying the way Zeke explains concepts in his videos. It's so much better than the prep program I paid so much for before.

I am following his 1 month strategy and began with RC, my weakest area, and good part is that I am improving upon it. He really shows you how to do it rather than just telling you that "focus on main point of passage and do not get bogged down into details". I have started seeing his RC videos and have already started internalizing the process. This really pushes me to do the same when I do a RC passage. I find RC pill awesome and will update as and when I begin with SC and CR, I hope they are equally good as I have heard a lot about his SC pill.

All my apprehension about buying gmat pill were turned down by his RC videos. Thanks Zeke. Well if you are reading this Zeke, can you tell me how you keep yourself concentrated during RC because i tend to loose concentration and start day-dreaming. This may be a very peculiar problem but i will highly appreciate if you can help me on this too. I have even tried personal coaching from a coaching center in my city (popular in my city only) but i could not benefit from them. I would definitely recommend anyone struggling in verbal to go for gmatpill rather than costly prep programs.Why pay more when you can get it for less…
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16 Dec 2011, 13:10
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vikram4689 wrote:
So finally I have purchased gmat pill verbal and I am loving it..hehe borrowed Mcdonald’s tagline. Seriously I am enjoying the way Zeke explains concepts in his videos. It's so much better than the prep program I paid so much for before.

I am following his 1 month strategy and began with RC, my weakest area, and good part is that I am improving upon it. He really shows you how to do it rather than just telling you that "focus on main point of passage and do not get bogged down into details". I have started seeing his RC videos and have already started internalizing the process. This really pushes me to do the same when I do a RC passage. I find RC pill awesome and will update as and when I begin with SC and CR, I hope they are equally good as I have heard a lot about his SC pill.

All my apprehension about buying gmat pill were turned down by his RC videos. Thanks Zeke. Well if you are reading this Zeke, can you tell me how you keep yourself concentrated during RC because i tend to loose concentration and start day-dreaming. This may be a very peculiar problem but i will highly appreciate if you can help me on this too. I have even tried personal coaching from a coaching center in my city (popular in my city only) but i could not benefit from them. I would definitely recommend anyone struggling in verbal to go for gmatpill rather than costly prep programs.Why pay more when you can get it for less…

Wow, great to hear that! Glad to know you are learning and improving. And thanks for posting.

Regarding how to maintain your level of concentration on RC - this, I believe, is the most difficult. It's all psychological.
You really need to pump yourself up and FORCE yourself to get excited.

A trick I sometimes advise: Get up and do jumping jacks and get your heart pumping!

Seriously.

I did this the morning of my exam and also regularly did this during my intense study period. You really need to force yourself to be excited about the passage - no matter how BORING it is. Because only when you are actively asking yourself: "Why is the author even writing this?" "What's his point?" "Is he agreeing with something or disagreeing with something?" "Is this paragraph supporting or refuting his previous point?"

--only when you actively ask those questions will you be able to retain enough information in a short amount of time to answer the question quickly.

So force yourself to get excited. Do jumping jacks if you need to.

Also, here's a great little video to get yourself pumped up:

When you watch it, think: "Who am I?"

"I AM A GMAT CHAMPION!!!"
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