Amway

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  1. ELmiguel

    ELmiguel Member

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    They make a decent Klon clone (but there's nothing like the original)
     
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    With practicing, gigging, and TGP’ing, who has time to clean anything?

    And I just can’t get excited about cleaning products and/or one product’s efficacy over another.
     
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  3. Matt Jones

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    I'm told you can make as little, or as much money as you want.
     
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    I remember when i was a kid and my dad had a go at it. There seemed to be lots of meetings and he sincerely thought the Good Life was coming. He didn't quit his day job and as our family seemed to be using more and more Amway products, his enthusiasm waned until somehow, he was completely out of it.
    As i got older i heard more and more stories of old friends who were to be avoided due to their involvement with amway. There must have been something in the amway "doctrine" that convinced everyday people that their friends and family members would be more than happy to support them financially by eagerly buying up their products.
     
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    That's the same thing that happened with my parents.
     
  6. 84superchamp

    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    :spit I was a 9 year-old Grit representative. My potential customers were not nearly as eager as my "boss" promised.
     
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    ^This. The only way to make money in MLM schemes is to have a downline, i.e., people that buy their stuff from you to resell.

    And with all MLM schemes, eventually you wind up in the NFL zone. (No Friends Left)
     
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    Truly amazing.
     
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  11. ShredSquatch

    ShredSquatch Conspiracy Experience Director & Stunt Guitarist Supporting Member

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    I got sucked in at a Town Craft once.. Sister In Law was having "a party". Killer stuff but we've only used it a few times. Amway I imagine is the same.

    ~ss
     
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  12. Ichthyophile

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    The problem I see is that the business model focuses on leveraging all of your personal relationships. Who wants to be put in a position where you feel obligated to join your friend/family's business in order to support them? It's a recipe for alienation. I don't want to put my social structure under that kind of pressure.
     
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    Your "upline people" may never make more from your business than you do, but they probably have ten or twenty or whatever other "yous" that they also get money from. This is exactly how pyramid schemes work, thus disproving your assertion to the contrary. Businesses with CFOs, CEOs and Presidents also actually pay their employees salaries or hourly wages, and generally don't make them pay for the equipment they need to perform their jobs.
     
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    Similar thing happened to me - lawyer friend and I one day idly talked about how it would be nice to have some kinda side business - three months later ha calls me up says hey I got an idea let’s go to lunch - I said sure why not -

    Next day he says he’s going to bring a guy for me to meet - I say cool - but smelled it and said: Amway? He said - sheepishly - : Yes.

    I went anyway - I wish I had a video - the other guy making the pitch sweating and mopping his brow - what a cheesy racket in my view.
     
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    That reminds me: i found a complete set of 1976 Encyclopedia Brittanica we have been storing. If a guy cannot bring himself to destroy a book, whadayagonnado?
     
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    I was a paperboy at 12 and always figured the Grit guys for suckers ... not that I ever knew any - always figured that must be some kind of hick country thing and I was a big city paper boy!
     
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    Desperate people take desperate measures, like leaning on friendships. I don't know who started Amway (no doubt financially secure now) but i wonder if he foresaw (or cared) what it did to relationships.
     
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  18. 84superchamp

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    :oops: I think yore right.
     
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