Is Amway a Pyramid scheme??

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  1. Cow_160483

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    Well this crap has been spreading like wild fire here in Botswana and so i decided to do some investigating of my own and some of the stuff i have come across on the net is mind blowing :wtf:, too bad the majority of people do not investigate but just take things at face value :bleh:

    Whereas the people at the top would have you think that its not in my personal opinion it is and always will be a Pyramid scheme :mad:

    What do you guys think ?

    here is an interesting article that i found on the :uhoh:

    PS: some of the numbers are dated 2005-2006 but still compelling

    Any way am just curious what you guys think:confused:
     
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    I don't think it is a pyramid scheme, but I don't like it anyway. It forces you to buy only from specific "retailers" and only specific products. That, I do not accept.
    Also, people that you know that work for them act like bad movie used car salesmen. They will always, no matter what you are talking about, try to change the conversation to Amway products, out of nowhere bring you a gift, that you can only buy from Amway, etc.
    I find the whole thing very unattractive.
     
  3. Cow_160483

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    thats is exactly it my boos who i thought was educated enough (questionable at this point) keeps trying to get me to go to their meetings or buy some cosmetic products for my mum or girlfriend ... or some other bull crap :sigh:
     
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    Yeah, they are like super market version of Scientology.
     
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    " Even though you might have thought that it is a multilevel marketing business, Quixtar problems come from the root cause of legal pyramid schemes." [Emphasis mine.]

    Quoted from here...

    Quixtar Problems - The Ugly Truth
     
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    This seams like a shady cult than a business, I mean the way they recruit here is totally freaky.
    When trying to recruit me they told me that I would be rich within the year and that even if I did not become rich that I would benefit from buying their products which are of high quality(questionable), problem is not the products as far as I can see its the way they keep insisting that you bring more people to the organization (group/cult) so you can make more money. They keep stressing that point over and over ... freaky

    One other thing they never fully explain to you how the business part of this works all they do is show you short films of how other people became wealthy and how easily you can emulate them.
     
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    I think it is a safer bet to get rich by become a pirate off the coast of Somalia than joining Amway.
     
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    @Cow: Here in the USA we've had AMWAY, SHAKLEE, and many others of this same kind of "multi-level marketing" schemes. The ONLY way anyone will make any kind of decent money is with very many people that they have signed up who turn around and SELL hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of the products.

    And, yes, the quality of these products is very questionable....and the cost is blown way above the actual market value.

    People can go into places like GNC, or almost any drugstore, and get as good ... and maybe BETTER ... products for much less money. The reason for the higher cost of these other products is so they can divvy out the profits to those who are above them in the level scheme of things.

    When I was very young, I was also exposed to these things and that's why I know something about them.

    I avoid them like the bubonic plague!!!
     
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    It is a shady cult.......

    It's all about the money..... and power/leverage over those below in the Pyramid.

    This they won't tell you until you are part of them


    Did they get as far as telling you "how you will dress", "what your wife will look like and how she will dress", "how you will talk to your wife and what she is allowed to say to you" :rolleyes: Those are in their rules as well... RUN AWAY DUDE!!!!



    Oh Yeah! Products are crap........ :wtf:
     
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    trust me am keeping my distance from these wacky nut jobs :), I feel sorry for the people who have been sucked into this :(
     
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    I feel sorry for those caught up in this too...... BUT they were shallow enough to "go for the money" without checking into it first...... It their own fault actually.
     
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    laziness or going for the quick buck can lead to so many complications in life :(
     
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    Gee i thought that virus (amway) had been delt with.I myself tried it back in the 90s and found myself becoming a user of my friends family etc... the choice was easy i stopped
     
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    Amway is one of five companies I can readily name that are indeed, cults.
    Amway
    Mary Kay
    Disney
    Apple
    British Airways

    All corporate cults.
     
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    life is a pyramid scheme amways is just 1 example, dont get too overworked
     
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    the largest pyramid scheme larger than any is the Federal Bank of the United States of America which ,lord beholds even the Amway money ends up in their hands at the end of the day.
     
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