I wrote a letter to Easyriders Magazine, and voiced my opinion on some of the ads they were accepting in their Choppershopper section back then. I hadn't thought about this letter in a long time, but I was reading something the other day that reminded me of it. It's the letter entitled Down On Ads below.
What really struck me as funny, was that the people who placed the ads were clever enough to come up with a scam like that, pay a $.30 per word investment on the idea, and then wait 60 days for the ad to print and start paying off. In that time, they could have used the cost of the ad to buy a paper, go thru the want ads, put gas in their car, and find a place where they could use their smarts and clever wits to make a living at a real job, and pay their own way on a bike to ride - like everybody else did, and still does.
You'll notice that Easyriders responded in part that they didn't think anybody would actually send money to the people who were placing the ads, so they ran them. I bet those ads collected a good return on the initial investment. You know who's born every minute, right?