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Old 08-07-2007, 07:30 PM   #11
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I've had several friends go broke over that company. It'* not worth it. I joined, but I refuse to spend any money there anymore. Luckily I stopped before I got too far into it.

Have your friend watch this.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...arch&plindex=0
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I've had several friends go broke over that company. It'* not worth it. I joined, but I refuse to spend any money there anymore. Luckily I stopped before I got too far into it.

Have your friend watch this.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...arch&plindex=0
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:25 PM   #13
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I went to one of those types introductory meeting years and years ago. Didn't know nothing about it prior and right off I could see it was bogus. My first and only question was "Well if its going to make me, and subsequently you, alot of money; why are you charging $200? I'd think you'd be giving away the, what $20 worth of stuff in this kit, if that were really the case; just to get someone else selling!"

At that point I was escorted out. Thank god. A few of the smarter ones saw the light and left with me but the others... so sad, to be blinded that they couldn't see what was really was being sold was the dream of being rich. Just a dream, nothing more.
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I was invited to one at the tender age of 18.

5 mins into the presentation, I asked, "Is this Amway?"

I got icy stares from the guy and his wife, and the question "What do you know about Amway?"

Long story short, I didnt sign up. The evening ended peacefully, but I have seen a family destroyed over Amway, He got in head over heels with it, it was like a religion to him. Wife finally left him when they were getting evicted and had no utils for a month. He was conviced that the "big break" was just around the corner. Among other things, they will tell you to look the part, which includes new car, clothes, gadgets ETC, even if it means sacrificing your monthly expenses to afford the "look" Fake it till you make it, is one thing he was told.

Not for me. And at age 20, he would be better off saving his $$ up and snapping up all the eventual heavily discounted forclosures that will soon be happening, according to the talking heads on CNBC anyways
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:26 PM   #15
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Wow, I really wish this was posted up last week. The guy in the cube next to me had some zip-off style pants for the golf league the night before, and I asked him where he got them. He told me about his son being involved in this, and said to give it a try. I figured what the hey, and signed up. Now that I'm a "customer", how soon till I get approached about being a "distributor"?

Anyone know if I can cancel my account?
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Did it cost you anything to sign up as a customer?

Ditchboy went to a couple of meetings too...it was a phone MLM thing...they wanted 250 or so to sign up. He almost did...despite my cautions....in the end he decided he didn't have time for it.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:04 PM   #17
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I'm gonna start making motivational tapes and writing books chalk full of feel-good-you-can-do-it-too tripe.

Then I'll be rich....RICH I TELLS YA!

Screw it all, look, the only way to make any money is to work yer *** off or be really stupid lucky.
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Did it cost you anything to sign up as a customer?

Ditchboy went to a couple of meetings too...it was a phone MLM thing...they wanted 250 or so to sign up. He almost did...despite my cautions....in the end he decided he didn't have time for it.
No it didn't. If it did I would have respectfully declined.
I just don't want to deal with any offers for seminars and things of that nature.
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well i would have to say you have to let him make his own mistakes, sometimes when kids have had bad experiences in life. They dont want to take anyones advice but there own. I would say, just make sure to keep voicing your opinion and be there for him when it all goes down hill.
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Screw it all, look, the only way to make any money is to work yer A$$ off or be really stupid lucky.
One more way, invest 10 percent of your income into funds yielding 10-12 percent on average, repeat for 20-30 years. That helps too
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