Reporting from Bet Chat HQ, north London…
Last night, Bet Chat Bec spent three hours building a set of drawers. It’s fair to say that they weren’t the best three hours of her life…
At this point I want to make it clear that the three hour ordeal was no fault of her own, but the fault of shoddy instructions and, on a Friday afternoon, that’s more than good enough a tale for me to turn into a vaguely betting related email.
Was it your fault?
When following a tipster or betting strategy it can be pretty easy to point the figure when things go wrong, but before walking off in a huff ask yourself: whose fault is it really?
A surprisingly large amount of the time the issues are caused by something entirely avoidable – not reading the instructions properly.
Did you fail to put the recommended betting bank in place?
Did you fail to follow the recommended stakes?
Did you fail to take best prices to such an extent that you were leaving big chunks of profit behind?
Did you simply read a tip/system step wrong and bet on the wrong things?
Did you not read the instructions at all and try to wing it?
Before having a go at the tipster/system creator and/or giving up on the strategy, make sure that the answer to those questions isn’t yes…
User guides and the like are there for a reason so, if you want to get the best from any service, read ‘em!
Was it their fault?
Of course, as with Bet Chat Bec, it may actually be that it was the tipster/system creator’s fault…
Are the instructions confusing or contradictory?
Is the tipster failing to stick to their own strategy?
Do the selections not make logical sense/is the tipster unable to justify them?
Do you suspect the past results (or display product when it comes to our DIY metaphor) were artificially and unrealistically tarted up?
If the answer to any of those questions is yes, and if the tipster/system creator can’t give you a good answer to your questions (and do always ask if you’re unsure – they can’t help you if you don’t ask), then yes, I imagine it is their fault and you should probably move on.
A live example
We’ll finish today with a live example…
Bet Chat Fantasy Football winners not contacting me to claim their prizes!
For the following duo, this is your last chance to collect your November rewards:
If one of those people is you, just email firstname.lastname@example.org to cash in.
As for everyone else, have a marvellous, hopefully flat-pack free, weekend!