I am sure a lot of my writing friends would agree with me on the point in question.
Several weeks ago a lady in London said she would buy a copy of "Sexual Explosions," which turned out to be yet another lie to boost my hopes of sales. This practice has continued on from last October, when a man in Canada said he would buy my books, but never did.
I am sure I can speak for many writers-especially Indies-when I say "If you don't intend to buy, don't lie to us."
Lying not only cheapens your value but destroys our souls as the intended sale never turns up. If I read the line-I'll get a copy-my reaction has become "Oh, yer, I'll believe it when I see it."
Your lies, breed not only despair for poor writers desperate for sales but worse a sense of apathy, if you are lying about buying-why should I write?