Amway

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  1. paul1122

    paul1122 Member

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    Hi People,
    I have a family member that is interested in making extra cash. Are the products any good? Does anyone have any experience. Thanks
     
  2. edgewound

    edgewound Gold Supporting Member

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    Products are great. The business model is perfect for driving family/friends away if you push it on them. Let them probe for the business should they have any interest. The products you'll be required to order will last you for a looooong time.

    I wouldn't count on making any profit for quite a while.
     
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  3. Skeet skeet!

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    Be your own boss!

    And by that I mean curse yourself in the mirror every morning.
     
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    Had a couple years ago who wanted to become friends with my wife and I. We invited them over and you guessed it.... Amway. It was the last time we saw them.
     
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  7. MrGretsch

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    It is a glorified pyramid scheme. The only way to make money is to convince a bunch of schlubs to sell so you can supply them....and on and on and on.
    THey call it multi-level marketing these days.
     
  8. Killed_by_Death

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    They brainwash people into really believing the hype.
    A friend was into it & I kept my distance. I'd already seen it early as my parents got into it & afterwards they were quite bitter & rightly so IMHO.

    So, this "friend" said he had something to talk to me about & could we have lunch.
    I thought, "Great, old friends catching up!".

    Nope, be brought along his Amway mentor who went on & on & on about some sort of water filter that everyone desperately needs.
    I was late getting back to work & never spoke to him again.
     
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  9. Brad8008135

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    The products are good, but the prices and the high-pressure sales tactics used by relatives are not:

    https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Amway/AUS/prices.htm

    Average perc. of difference at suggested retail: 162.70%
    Average perc. of difference at distributor cost: 140.85%

    and don't fall for the "our product is so superior" b.s. Potato chips are potato chips.

    Source: My sister and brother-in-law sold it aggressively in the 70s, and I had someone try to recruit me..."Want to make a million dollars? Show up to this meeting tonight."

     
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  10. Lance

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    TD_Madden Gold Supporting Member

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    Daughter and son in law fell for the get rich quick/retire in two years deal with Quixtar (online arm of Amway). Took them a couple years to realize it would never work.
     
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    Their products are probably fine, in fact, I've heard good things about some of them from non-Amway people. But I have a deep-seated disdain for the network marketing/pyramid/cultish business model. My parents fell into one in the mid 90s, I quit visiting because it was so annoying and I felt like the "friends" that recruited were just taking advantage of their good nature and questionable decision making. I was also stalked by a Quickstar huckster, that was super weird and, again, very disingenuous.
     
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  13. Kyle B

    Kyle B Supporting Member

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    Run away

    Run far away
     
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    Next to Scientologists and Moonies I can't think of anyone more obnoxious then Amway/Quixtar sales people. No body is getting rich but the people at the top of the pyramid.
     
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  15. DYNA BILL

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    Been there.
    It almost always starts with a friend saying, "Hey, ya wanna go to a party with me tonight?"
     
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    i had just finished building a dining table out of solid koa wood. spent about 3 weeks hand rubbing coats of real tung oil. the thing was just stunning. an optometrist assosciate suggested we meet for a business proposition. so he shows up, and throws a huge fit over this amazing table top. then it’s down to the bus. prop. amway. his first act is to hold a styrofoam cup over the middle of the table, and then to pour drain cleaner into the cup, which instantly melted the bottom of the cup, spilling this viscous mass of highly caustic chemical all over the tabletop, destroying the finish. he left real quick, at my recommendation. ended up working with him about 20 years later. we never mentioned it. the table never recovered, but has been in daily use ever since. no amway for me.
     
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  17. Mad Wombat

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    The wife and I started on it years ago. When they turned on the cult-style tactics, we bailed.
     
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  18. joethepainter

    joethepainter It's Life, but not as we know it Silver Supporting Member

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    TD_Madden Gold Supporting Member

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    There was a night time tv news special around the same time daughter/Sil fell for it. I had them watch it...and they STILL fell for it. We thought we'd lost them to a cult. Scary stuff.
     
  20. Lef T

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    I had a friend become an Amway nut.
    Both him and his wife.
    I would have never have believed,they would of got caught up in the Amway cult,but they did.
    I had to tell him to stop calling my home.
    Other mutual friends also had to cut him off.
    He was relentless.
    I believe that is part of their cult.
    Do not take no for an answer.
     

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