Then I went on youtube and saw the quikstar scam covered by NBC and did my research and found out it changed its name to AMWAY.So after leaving the cult I was of course harassed and they tried persuading me to come back but I had seen through the bs and I advise anyone who runs across this scam to run while you can!But a surprisingly large number of people get taken in by it, and the last time someone tried to sell me on the idea, I told him I would take a good look at the business model to see if it made any sense. Small problem: you don’t want to poison your relationships with friends and family members by trying to sell them products at a profit.“But that’s no problem at all”, say the distributors (aka IBOs, or “Independent Business Operators”), because you don’t have to sell them every month, and you’ll have enough sales volumes to qualify for bonuses.all of which would cost if you bought them elsewhere. You don’t have to be a mathematics genius to see what this means: when you buy from Amway, 28% of the price is pure commission! You know the sales pitch: “it costs you nothing, and the potential is limitless!Worse yet, this is strictly the distributor’s markup, and it doesn’t yet include Amway’s markup! Compare Amway catalogue prices (including shipping and service fees) to the price tags down at Wal-Mart or Costco, and you’ll see that all the marketing in the world can’t change reality. ” However, both claims are fraudulent: Amway distributors will sell you on the idea of compounding.You buy 0 a month of Amway products for yourself, upon which you get a few dollars back.
But then I had a realization for weeks I couldnt sell anything to anybody and I realized, they didnt have many customers either!
But the only way to go through 0 a month of those kinds of products is to pay enormously inflated prices for them … When people try to sell you on the plan, they don’t show those crappy little bathroom products.
They show you brand-name electronics, and cars, and all the glamorous items in the catalogue … Quixtar reported year 2000 sales of 8 million, out of which they paid 3 million in commissions. When dreams crash head-on into reality, a lot of people let the dreams win.
But then I noticed wow these prices are way to high for an average college student"s means.
You could go to a grocery store for cheaper prices and more product!