About Sam Ovens
SamOvens.com is the online home and website for Sam Ovens, a digital marketing consultant from New Zealand who is offering his services to clients all over the world.
How Does It Work?
Sam Ovens started out as the CEO and founder of SnapInspect, which was a property inspection application created for property management companies which helps managers inspect rental properties using their smartphones or tablets. Their website says that this application is now the “global market leader in the property inspection software space.”
Since selling that application, Sam Ovens has become a digital marketing consultant who helps companies “profit wildly.” He says that his clients are some of the fastest growing companies in New Zealand and Australia, and that he has been responsible for helping them gain “choke holds” in their respective markets.
If you are a customer who is interested in their consulting services, you can either submit your email address to their website or contact them directly by email to see what they might be able to do for you and your company.
The website provides no information about the prices of their consulting services or any other products they may be selling, other than to offer people access to some free consulting information if they submit their email address to their website. Customers will need to contact them by email to get any information regarding pricing or costs of their services.
Unfortunately this website does not provide any information on their website about refunds, likely because they do not sell any products or contract any services through their website. In order to take advantage of their consulting services, you will need to contact them directly, and at this time you are welcome to ask them about whether or not they have any policies in place which might protect your investment if you choose to cancel your contract or are unhappy with the service you receive.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at Support@SamOvens.com. While their website does mention “listed phone numbers,” it doesn’t actually appear as though they publish any contact numbers for the public at this time.
There are actually very few reviews available for Sam Ovens or his consulting business at this time, but there are some evaluations of his business that customers can make directly from his website.
For example, this website makes a lot of criticisms of other digital marketers, referring to them as “design oriented hipsters on fancy Mac computers with their only objectives being advertising awards” and saying that they are only interested in making “cutesy designs” and not on actually getting customers for your company.
But the Sam Ovens website is actually poorly designed, offers little to no information to prospective customers, and the little information they do offer is repetitive, poorly worded, and riddled with grammar mistakes, as though this man who is trying to convince you to pay him to work on your website didn’t even take five minutes to review his own before making it live to the public.
Competitors and Alternatives?
Certainly there are many, many different people that act as self-help personalities and provide guidance through books, seminars, podcasts, and websites, as well as people who promote their life-coaching as an important opportunity for you to make money and be financially successfully.
If you have experience with this company or their products, please leave your Sam Ovens reviews below.
15 ‘Sam Ovens’ Reviews
Sorry Sam does not tell you the truth or the whole story. The program costs close to $2,000 to start, and the false promises are many. If you are a tech wiz, if you want to spend at least another $5,000 in initial costs, if you are a sales and video professional, and if you want to run afoul of the IRS, then join the fools that fall for the false promises. If you want the real truth contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did Not Buy...Here's Why
I sat in the Webinar today (1/23/16). I've sat in many Webinars like this and what you learn after awhile is there's a process that most of these 'too-good-to-be-true' people do.
1) They spend the first 30-40 minutes of the Webinar telling you how great they are and what a struggle it has been to get where they are.
2) The next 10 minutes is spent telling you what they're going to tell you.
By this time, if you haven't left already, you've invested 40-50 mins so you say to yourself, "Geez, I guess I'll stay just to see what he's got."
3) The next 15 minutes has somewhat helpful info but it's vague and leaves you craving more. That's part of the plan.
4) Now comes the sell. They tell you all the things you're going to get when you buy the "training" - all at inflated prices to make it look like you're really getting a deal.
5) Then comes the amazing price, available only today and hurry! because we only have 100 seats available. Ha! Like they would turn down anyone who wanted to pay.
I had many questions after the Webinar (because I wanted to give them ample room to sell me).
-He did a poor job of being transparent about the program.
-I don't know him at all (so he should have some iron-clad proof of his claims - but doesn't),
-The testimonials seem ok but I don't relate to the people in them so they had negligible effect.
I went to the landing page and used the chat feature. It was terrible. The person was probably not a person, but a bot. Horrible, horrible responses. Laughable, really. Here's a hint: when you're selling $2,000 products, you need real people with real answers!
They touted the support email so I sent my questions there. Now, remember, I was still in the "thinking about it" mode so they should reply immediately.
Their response was automated, saying they "received" my email and that it can take "up to 3 days to respond." WTF? If someone is making 4.5 million dollars a year and they can't provide decent customer service, one has to wonder if they really are making that kind of money.
My advice is don't do this. There may be a few nuggets of good stuff but not for the $2000 price tag. And the refund policy is ridiculous. If you stand behind your product, you should have no problem refunding people.
I would describe this as amateur. He probably learned this from someone else and is trying to make it work for him. Beware.
I'm an idiot for falling for this con artist
I kind of skeptical but I fell for it and bought his program. All the information was basically common sense and available online for free (it was just repackaged). The worst part of course is that I didn't make a single dime. I requested a refund and Sam said I have to complete a portion of the course, when I sent him screenshots he didn't reply until after the guarantee was over...so he literally scammed me.
refused refund only days after signing up
I signed up on a friday tried to cancel that week end after reading unhappy customer complaints. Never logged into the system and still refused a refund.
Keep your Money is is a scam.
I'm in his course... What are all these negative comments?
I'm really shocked to read all these comments, especially a lot of them saying they want a refund after not even trying the course: "I have not opened or used any of the training - much like returning an item to a store."
How are you supposed to get value from something without even trying it? This isn't a t shirt from Nordstrom... this is a valuable education tool, offering a lot of KNOWLEDGE, based on experience. You have to actually go through the course and APPLY THE WORK. I invested $2k in this program and you bet your ass i'm spending my time going through the course and doing the work.
I was skeptical at first, but the private Facebook group really helped me accept that this is real and a lot of people in there have jumped into this program, also slightly hesitant, like me. But the support in the group is amazing and we all encourage each other to truly ramp up each other's consulting businesses and fulfill our dreams of running our own businesses while making a healthy amount of money on the way.
The only disclaimer I would have is that it does require a little bit of basic marketing knowledge and you do need to understand some fundamentals on digital marketing. Just the very very basics. Maybe purchase a "Digital marketing for Dummies" book beforehand.
But I honestly don't blame Sam for not making it easy to exit the course as soon as you get there. A) He actually wants you to take the time to sit down and try it before writing it off and B) There are people who sign up and pirate the course, then try to re-sell it and then ask for their money back. That is not fair to him and how does he know all these people asking for refunds won't do the same?
If you're skeptical, feel free to email me email@example.com and I will vouch for his course and can validate I am a part of it in whatever way will make you feel comfortable. He has done a ton for me and the other people in his course so I am happy to pay it forward. He honestly deserves it.
Cannot believe I fell for this ridiculous scam
I signed up and was disappointed with the course. I kindly requested a refund, and Sam refused to refund my money because apparently I did not show proof I completed 3 weeks...
Don't fall for it - scam
If I could give this training and the company zero stars, I would. I am embarrassed to admit that I fell for the scam after listening to the webinar. Sam ovens claims there is no risk - if you don't have clients within 30 days, you will get a full refund.
I knew early on this course would not help with the type of consulting I want to do. I asked for a refund but was told I needed to submit the assignments from the cirst 3 weeks. I did that and sent them in, with no response. When I emailed again, they claimed I was past the 30 days.
I am contacting the BBB. Sam ovens wants to make money and is willing to sacrifice customer service and integrity to get it.
Was promised refund but none received
I asked for refund within about a week of getting the course, but was told to complete three weeks and send in results, which we did, but to no avail. This has gone on for months. Company claims we did not ask for refund in time when it was their requests for more results that held us up all the time.
Watch out SCAMMER!!!
I watched the webinar on 18-11-2016. I live in the Netherlands and only have a regular bankcard and paypal. I asked the support for help and the support was pretty fast with replying and recieved great service about a possible other option for a payment.
I got the business details from Ovens Enterprises and paid $ 1000,- upfront on monday the 21st, like we agreed and would pay the second part a month later.
They (from: firstname.lastname@example.org a 'girl' called 'Katie') told me they couldn't see the payment yet and to contact them a few days later to get acces to the program.
I mailed on thursday, friday last week, monday this week and yesterday... But you already know the answer... No replies or any form of contact whatsover... AND no acces to 'the program'!!
sam ovens marketing course
I signed up for and paid $2000 dollars to take this course. Unfortunately I did not read the return policy. Three days after signing up, I decided to cancel. I just decided that I did not have the money or time to do this. I called and left a message and received no response. I called my credit card company and tried to put in a claim to get my money back. Unfortunately, I can not get my money back and I have received nothing for it. I am definitely calling the better business bureau and I agree with all the reviews above. THIS IS A SCAM AND THIS GUY IS MAKING A LOT OF MONEY THE EASY WAY BY DOING NOTHING BUT STARING IN AN INFOMERCIAL
If I could give him a 0 or negative rating. He is a lier and scam. He keeps repeating the same information 50 times makes his 2 min video an hour video. I am a victim and I got scammed for $2000 and I warning every person. DO NOT DO HIS COURSE AND GET FOOLED. WASTE OF MONEY.
Do not do business with this company
I attended a webinar Sam Ovens gave about building a successful consulting business. I will say he know his marketing. His pitch was a lot of hyperbole with promises of success. sadly I fell for it, not quite understanding that it's all based in digital marketing. I paid $1,997 for a program I am not interested in pursuing
He has a private Facebook page for consulting training members and I read and watched it for weeks. Finally decided it is not the program for me and asked for a refund. Apparently, not only was I past the 30 day mark but, he asks people to jump through hoops to get a refund. Go through three weeks of the training and THEN show proof that you did that before getting a refund. What???
Terrible customer service. Terrible. I have not opened or used any of the training - much like returning an item to a store. Sam Ovens should take a page out of Nordstrom's book and cheerfully refund money especially if someone hasn't even 'opened' the package. He claims to be a millionaire so refunding me my money would be less than a rounding error for him. I have found the whole experience incredibly distasteful and dishonest. DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS PROGRAM unless you are willing to lose $2,000