Thank You All So Much
Two weeks ago we began our Summer 2018 donation drive. Twice each year we run a donation drive campaign to help us through times when things are normally slower. Your response is more than we could have hoped for – you came through for us again. Without your support things would be much more difficult – it’s an amazing feeling to know we have friends like you.
We started our small business almost 2 decades ago. This year is Cloudeight’s 20th anniversary. It’s hard to believe that we’ve been on the Web such a long time. In technology, 20 years is a very, very long time.
When we started, we were one of many thousands of “mom & pop” sites that popped up all over the Web; in fact, in those days, the Web was mostly mom & pops sites like Cloudeight. Over the years, we have watched as one after another of those sites died unceremonious and unheralded deaths. The people behind them, once full of hope, abandoned their dreams and just walked away. The trail of tears those folks left behind circles the globe many times.
We know this because we watched it happen. We have seen the Web go to a place where people freely shared ideas and software and was used only by a few of us “nerdy types” to a web that is an economic dynamo and so important that world and its people would have a difficult time functioning without.
We watched as big money and big corporations smothered or gobbled up everything on the Web, until today, big money and big business control almost all of it. Small, mom & pops sites like Cloudeight are an endangered species.
But we will never go gently into that good night.
We have fought the good fight. We pull no punches and tell you the truth as we see it. We’ve butted heads with multi-million-dollar sites that made their fortunes by tricking unsuspecting users into buying their worthless products.
We have exposed a dozens of Tech Support and TV scams. We’ve tried to protect you from those that try to induce you into buying snake oil by using slick, professionally produced TV commercials designed to sell you all-in-one PC Fixer snake oil software. We tried to keep you safe from tech support scams that use counterfeit Microsoft warning popups and toll-free telephone numbers to try to steal your money.
We fight for the truth, we fight for you and we fight every day to provide you with the best computer care & repair service you’ll find anywhere.
We have turned down tens of thousands of dollars in commissions becasue we refuse to recommend or sell anything we don’t believe in and wouldn’t use on our own computers.
Just last year, we turned down and offer that would have paid us $70 per sale. This would have ensnared our subscribers and our friends into the world of scamware subscriptions. We never gave it a second thought. We would never sell out you – our friends for for $7 or $70 or $700 or $7000. We have seen many other tech sites that don’t mind recommending this kind of scamware though. They’re probably rolling in the money now, but at least we can sleep at night.
You’ll notice that the number of products we recommend and endorse is rather sparse. Emsisoft and Reg Organizer are both top notch products with superior support – we recommend them both and we use both on our personal and business computer.
It seems every week, some company or another writes and wants to make a deal with us to recommend their products. We could be recommending something new to you every week, but we refuse to sell you out. We refuse to sell something we would not use ourselves, no matter how much we need the money.
We offer Cloudeight Direct Computer Care – the best computer care & repair service anywhere. We offer personal support and excellent prices. Our Cloudeight Direct Computer Care services provide us with with some income. This year we introduced SeniorPass to make computer care very affordable for our senior citizen friends.
We will only provide you with the best. We will only recommend to you the best. We will never sell you out because because we need the money… we’d close up shop and go out of business before we’d betray your trust.
Every week we help dozens and dozens of people by email and we do it willingly and for free.
Our donation drives help us help you and keep us up and running during times when sales are slow. And we have been truly amazed by the response you’ve given us during our Summer Donation Drive 2018.
How can we thank those of you who dug into your own pockets to lend us a helping hand? There is no thank you big enough, nor any words heartfelt enough to tell you how much we appreciate you nd the help you give us.
I guess the best way to thank you then, isn’t with mere words, but to promise you that we will keep fighting for you and keep trying to keep you safe… not by scaring you, but by informing you. Not with sesationalism that is that is nothing more than clickbait… we’ll help you with the truth.
Our donation drive continues though the end of July… but we wanted to make sure all of you who’ve helped us with a donation during this donation drive or previous donation drives, know how much we appreciate it and how much we appreciate your kindness and your friendship.
Thank you all so very much!
Darcy & TC
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