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人傻钱多的经典案例 2018-02-22 04:11:06

人傻钱多的故事见多了,很多时候觉得“应该”还是自己吃不到葡萄,觉得葡萄酸的心里在作怪。也懒得浪费时间写评论。今天读到的这篇故事,怎么想都想不明白。

贴出来,让大家议论一下,帮帮忙。

很多人在乎教育的投资价值,因为经济能力有限,有限的资金得用在最有效率的地方,也没有错。不像钱实在是太多的人,他们也不在乎那几个小钱,只要孩子乐意,就花呗。

这里说的是个越南裔妈妈,花了一百五十万美元(是的,七位数的百万!),雇了一家公司,帮助孩子申请大学,常青藤名校什么的都行。而且不管结果如何,都答应支付一百五十万美元的咨询费。虽然是口头答应,同时还真金白银的支付了七十五万美元的首付款,答应在获得录取之后再支付余下的七十五万美元。

结果,做妈妈的似乎是醒悟了,没有按时支付这个余款,而认定口头协议也是必须执行的合同的美国佬,却将她告上法庭!奇葩,却不知道为什么?

能够支付如此巨款的人,除非获得的资金太容易,像种了六合彩之类的,否则,不会傻到如此地步:不管成功与否?这条件也太低了点。而且,从该公司的操作过程看, 就是广种薄收,如此,能够谈得上是专业吗?我所理解的专业,应该是针对孩子的特点,有的放矢?!还有,只是名校!这个概念也太过于广泛。

在这里,我倒是悟出了一点:这个世界上真的有容易赚的钱,那就是钱多人傻之人身上的票子!


人傻钱多,这应该成为经典例子之一!



Mom Agreed to Pay $1.5M to Elite College Consulting Firm




February 14, 2018 9:27 AM 

by Susan Dutca


A mom who agreed to pay $1.5 million to a college-admissions consultant to help her child get into a prestigious prep school and Ivy League College is now being sued for allegedly paying only half the fee. The Manhattan-based firm, The Ivy Coach, says the family is part of the "international aristocracy who have enlisted Ivy Coach's premium services."


For some families, paying $9,999 for a weekend "boot camp" on college admissions may be a drop in the bucket. The lawsuit against Vietnamese mother Buoi Thi Bui claims that she promised to pay the $1.5 million fee in two installments but allegedly did not pay the remaining $750,000. The lawsuit also alleges that, at some point, the Ivy coach "became concerned about whether pull payment would be made" after Bui decided she wanted to see early-decision results before making final payments; she had assured the firm that the family would honor its contract.


Bui's daughter, Vinh Ngoc Dao reportedly received "substantial guidance and effort" in applying to Amherst, Dartmouth and Williams Colleges; Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, New York, Northwestern, Princeton, Stanford and Tufts Universities; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Universities of California (Berkeley, Los Angeles and San Diego campuses); Chicago, Pennsylvania and Southern California. Additionally, Ivy Coach's Bev Taylor assisted Dao in applying to seven boarding schools and ultimately helped her get into the Solebury School in Pennsylvania - a private prep school that costs more than $55,000 a year. According to the lawsuit, the hefty fee was worth it. In December, Dao was granted early admission and accepted to an "unnamed Ivy League institution"; a social media post suggests she was accepted to Dartmouth.


In addition to losing out on the value of the contract, the firm also lost the opportunity to engage in equally lucrative business with clients, according to the suit. "Ivy Coach also chose to forgo helping other families and students seeking its expertise and guidance - including those who would pay for the full value of the services and benefits provided." Although the fee may seem exorbitant and above the industry norm - with independent consultants charging $85-$350 an hour and offering comprehensive packages ranging from $850-$10,000 - Ivy Coach defends its prices, claiming that "the parents of our students appreciate that it is worth investing to help their children earn admission to an outstanding school when they'd otherwise earn admission only to a pretty good school." Others believe that, although its practices are legal, the firm "borders on unethical because it's not clear what value they are adding." According to the contract, Bui agreed to pay the $1.5 million regardless of whether her daughter was accepted anywhere.



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