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Bosco in Orlando, Florida

55 months ago

dbnva in Chester, Maryland said: At this point what do you have to lose?

How about all your money?

www.ripoffreport.com/Search/melaleuca.aspx

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dbnva in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

55 months ago

Bosco in Orlando, Florida said: How about all your money?

www.ripoffreport.com/Search/melaleuca.aspx

I actually tried Melaleuca and they just take your money and you have to order so much product per month. That's just not right. You need to find another business. Been there, tried that. There are those companies where only the people who came in at the start are making the money and the rest suffer. Its not right.

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OpportunityAdvocate in Orlando, Florida

55 months ago

Bosco in Orlando, Florida said: How about all your money?

www.ripoffreport.com/Search/melaleuca.aspx

Keep in mind that the above referenced website is run by someone that is a scam artist himself, and is wanted by Federal Authorities. Are you going to take information from that site as credible information?

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OpportunityAdvocate in Orlando, Florida

55 months ago

If you look at the many threads that are posted throughout this forum by the home based and MLM business bashers you'll notice that most are quoting and referencing mainly three different websites:

www.mlm-thetruth.com/

www.pyramidschemealert.org/

ripoffreport.com/

The first two sites mentioned above have no concrete facts that are given, only skewed surveys that are used to meet an agenda. The sites are part of Dr. Jon Taylor's agenda to show how he is a "self proclaimed" expert on all MLMs and home based businesses. Yah, right. The statistics on the sites are laughable, and information that would be impossible to accurately obtain. Again, the information, and I'm sure it isn't all the obtained information, is there to meet an agenda. If you look at what is written and noted in anything that Jon Taylor says he constantly references links to websites and quotes. The funny thing is is that what he always references is his own skewed work, on his own websites.

The third site referenced above, as I previously noted, is run by someone on the run from the law, someone that is wanted for fraud, among other things.

Are these three sites feasible reference sites for home based and/or MLM businesses? NOT AT ALL!!!!!

If you want legitimate information on a business research it for yourself. Check out what they offer, ask questions, check out the company or group websites, call the company directly, request information from the company, etc. Do your own homework. The worst thing you can do is listen to people that have an opinion and an agenda regarding these businesses, but have no experience with them, no research of their own, and no facts of their own. Bashing these businesses is their agenda, regardless of what they know or don't know.

Best of luck to anyone looking for an opportunity. There are some great opportunities out there. Don't believe that they are scams just because someone without the knowledge says so.

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Bosco in Orlando, Florida

55 months ago

Here's an interesting article that appeared in the Business Section of USA Today regarding MLM's:

www.usatoday.com/money/smallbusiness/columnist/abrams/2009-05-08-multi-level-marketing-pitches_N.htm

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OpportunityAdvocate in Orlando, Florida

54 months ago

Bosco in Orlando, Florida said: Here's an interesting article that appeared in the Business Section of USA Today regarding MLM's:

www.usatoday.com/money/smallbusiness/columnist/abrams/2009-05-08-multi-level-marketing-pitches_N.htm

Another article that references www.pyramidschemealert.org See my previous post about this site.

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kinsko

54 months ago

Melaleuca, Inc. has also received numerous awards, including the Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau. They would not have received those awards is they were scamming people. They are about switching stores to purchase products people are already buying somewhere. Now they have an option of using better quality, environmentally safe products, and instead of paying the big corporations, they are rewarding individuals who referred them to this company.

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Bosco in Orlando, Florida

54 months ago

:-)

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Bosco in Orlando, Florida

54 months ago

Here's a link to an interesting article about the dangers of multi-level-marketing:

www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/mlm.html

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Bosco in Orlando, Florida

54 months ago

Here's a link to an article on the top 10 Home Based Business Scams and how to avoid them:

www.scambusters.org/work-at-home.html

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Mary inTampa in Tampa, Florida

54 months ago

The only home based business that I know of that is profitable is for women and non taxable. That and e-bay.

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Bosco in Orlando, Florida

54 months ago

OpportunityAdvocate in Orlando, Florida said: Great, another opinion.....

In a declaration filed in a suit by two former Quixtar distributors:

A statistical sample of distributors revealed that 99.4% of the IBOs [independent business owners] earned on average just $13.41 per week—before product purchases, all business expenses, and taxes. This average income is far less than the costs of the business, resulting in 99% of victims of Quixtar making no net profit.

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OpportunityAdvocate in Orlando, Florida

54 months ago

Bosco in Orlando, Florida said: In a declaration filed in a suit by two former Quixtar distributors:

A statistical sample of distributors revealed that 99.4% of the IBOs [independent business owners] earned on average just $13.41 per week—before product purchases, all business expenses, and taxes. This average income is far less than the costs of the business, resulting in 99% of victims of Quixtar making no net profit.

Reference??? Maybe you should make it a habit of disclosing where your information comes from?

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Bosco in Orlando, Florida

54 months ago

Amway Sister Company, Quixtar Inc.,
Sued by Distributor Group Represented by Shughart, Thomson & Kilroy
Group Claims Contract Terms Prevent Exit From Illegal “Pyramid Scheme”

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A group including eight of the largest distributors of Quixtar Inc., a sister company of Amway Corporation, today filed a class-action lawsuit against Quixtar seeking a declaration that all distributor contracts with Quixtar, and the non-competition and non-solicitation provisions in particular, are unenforceable due to illegality and/or frustration of purpose. The plaintiffs allege that Quixtar knowingly operates as a pyramid scheme and that it prevents distributors from leaving the organization through the non-competition and non-solicitation provisions.

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OpportunityAdvocate in Orlando, Florida

54 months ago

Bosco in Orlando, Florida said: Amway Sister Company, Quixtar Inc.,
Sued by Distributor Group Represented by Shughart, Thomson & Kilroy
Group Claims Contract Terms Prevent Exit From Illegal “Pyramid Scheme”

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A group including eight of the largest distributors of Quixtar Inc., a sister company of Amway Corporation, today filed a class-action lawsuit against Quixtar seeking a declaration that all distributor contracts with Quixtar, and the non-competition and non-solicitation provisions in particular, are unenforceable due to illegality and/or frustration of purpose. The plaintiffs allege that Quixtar knowingly operates as a pyramid scheme and that it prevents distributors from leaving the organization through the non-competition and non-solicitation provisions.

"The plaintiffs ALLEGE that Quixtar...." Companies are inaccurately alleged of doing things all the time. So what were the results? Were they ever found guilty of anything?

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Stephen009 in Delray Beach, Florida

54 months ago

Yes, you need to be aware before start the business but home based business provide you an opportunity to earn good money easily.

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Bosco in Orlando, Florida

53 months ago

Here are some great links to help you identify and avoid MLM scams:

www.vandruff.com/mlm.html

www.mlm-thetruth.com/

www.pyramidschemealert.org/

www.mlmwatch.org/

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Bosco in Orlando, Florida

53 months ago

:-)

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Len Clements in Las Vegas, Nevada

53 months ago

These are not reliable sources of valid information regarding MLM. The arguments made by each if these anti-MLM zealots has been thoroughly debunked here:

www.marketwaveinc.com/viewarticle.asp?id=7 (vandruff.com-Vandruff)
www.marketwaveinc.com/viewarticle.asp?id=54 (pyramidschemealert.org-FitzPatrick)
www.marketwaveinc.com/viewarticle.asp?id=55 (pyramidschemealert.org-FitzPatrick)
www.marketwaveinc.com/viewarticle.asp?id=64 (mlm-thetruth.com-Taylor)
www.marketwaveinc.com/viewarticle.asp?id=65 (mlm-thetruth.com-Taylor)
www.marketwaveinc.com/viewarticle.asp?id=66 (mlmwatch.org-Barrett, Others)
www.marketwaveinc.com/viewarticle.asp?id=68 (Overview)

Len Clements
Founder & CEO
MarketWave, Inc.

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Tony Anderson in Dublin, Ireland

41 months ago

Here is a good website that reviews legitimate business opportunities

www.mivas-products.com/blog

Regards

Tony

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