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    Same Old Amway?

    http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/ha...amway.2987005/

    So I have a friend of mine from way back, who tells me she is starting a "business." She tells me how she was "recruited" by some people who had to wait awhile to see if she had the "right mind set." I ask her to describe the business, and she tells me how it creates passive income, and how the people who recruited her are "retired at 30" and how she can get out of the rat race...

    Anyhow, she is evasive about what she is actually getting involved in, and tells me she's going to a "leadership conference" in big city x., where she apparently was "surrounded by millionaires."

    At work the next week, I then talk to some guy I know (who is not the brightest) loosely through work, who also happened to be in the same city, same weekend, for what he says is a "leadership conference" for his "business" that he is building. I tell him that I know someone who was supposedly in the same city same days for a leadership conference. His eyes open wide, and he starts asking me we she was, then saying the conference was for "dream builders world wide", and how you move up by levels in the organization, based on recruiting certain numbers of people who are "positive" and want to "own their own business" who then recruit other people, and so forth, and you get a percentage of each person'so sales. Then he says "... Well it's actually run by Amway" ... The infamous multi-level marketing scam/pyramid scheme from the 80's/90's (for those too young to know, google it).

    I think this chick I know is brainwashed by them but at the same time I rarely ever talk to her, so it's not really my problem, just wondering if anyone else here has experience/knowledge of this?
    It really is quite hilarious what they do, and that people fall for it... As soon as someone talks about a guaranteed way of getting rich, or a "business" that is based on recruiting other people... You pretty much know they joined Amway or some similar scam. Or as they call themselves now... "dream builders international"... The name change is obviously to get away from the notoriety of the Amway brand.
    Originally Posted by nomaxim
    Sorry there ''ohein56', but it appears that 'Joecool44' does not have the position that you envision on this topic.

    'Joecool44' has, as a matter of routine, refuted most of your accusations
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    Some people have the ability to think critically, some do not. ohein obviously doesn't.

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    Re: Same Old Amway?

    Get rid of the spammers!
    Originally Posted by nomaxim
    Sorry there ''ohein56', but it appears that 'Joecool44' does not have the position that you envision on this topic.

    'Joecool44' has, as a matter of routine, refuted most of your accusations
    Quote Originally Posted by Jax74 View Post
    Some people have the ability to think critically, some do not. ohein obviously doesn't.

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    Re: Same Old Amway?

    Look ... Amway has been around for about 20 years now and less than 5% of their reps earn more than $50,000 a year. Considering that they have over 1.2 million reps world-wide, that is a pretty dismal performance in my opinion. It may be technically legal, but in IMHO, it is a glorified scam that exploits people and leaves them holding the bag.

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    Re: Same Old Amway?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Man Frank View Post
    Look ... Amway has been around for about 20 years now and less than 5% of their reps earn more than $50,000 a year. Considering that they have over 1.2 million reps world-wide, that is a pretty dismal performance in my opinion. It may be technically legal, but in IMHO, it is a glorified scam that exploits people and leaves them holding the bag.

    Much less than 5% of their reps earn that kind of money.





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    Originally Posted by nomaxim
    Sorry there ''ohein56', but it appears that 'Joecool44' does not have the position that you envision on this topic.

    'Joecool44' has, as a matter of routine, refuted most of your accusations
    Quote Originally Posted by Jax74 View Post
    Some people have the ability to think critically, some do not. ohein obviously doesn't.

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    Re: Same Old Amway?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Man Frank View Post
    Look ... Amway has been around for about 20 years now and less than 5% of their reps earn more than $50,000 a year. Considering that they have over 1.2 million reps world-wide, that is a pretty dismal performance in my opinion. It may be technically legal, but in IMHO, it is a glorified scam that exploits people and leaves them holding the bag.
    When you account for expenses, the # of IBO's that net $50k are far fewer
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm126 View Post
    When you account for expenses, the # of IBO's that net $50k are far fewer
    Probably close to non existent when factoring in expenses.
    Originally Posted by nomaxim
    Sorry there ''ohein56', but it appears that 'Joecool44' does not have the position that you envision on this topic.

    'Joecool44' has, as a matter of routine, refuted most of your accusations
    Quote Originally Posted by Jax74 View Post
    Some people have the ability to think critically, some do not. ohein obviously doesn't.

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