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07 September 2007 @ 01:46 am
I just wrote a long post on this topic, then hit the wrong button. So now I'm even more p**sed off. Come back in 24 hrs or so and you'll have my full thoughts about the constant stream of myths, hypocrisy, and outright lies being posted by some TEAM supporters - including their lawyers.

In the meantime here's part of a post I did on the Alticor blog that's still in the moderation queue -

I happened to get a report of what happened on the 9th of August shortly after it happened. I broke the story on my website. And what I heard - and I believe this was not from the corp - was exactly what Quixtar says in their response to the lawsuit - Woodward and Brady threatened a PR war unless they and their downline were released, and they had a lawsuit ready to back up that threat. Some people would call that attempted blackmail. The last few weeks have been 100% consistent with that account. Accusing Quixtar of being an illegal pyramid, multiple TROs in multiple states, websites run by a PR firm, press releases, etc etc. All are consistent with making good on the threat - a PR war.

Why didn’t Woodward and Brady simply claim that Quixtar had substantially changed the terms of the contract with the name change to Amway and have it judged null and void? If they’d been successful they’d be free to start their competitor MLM immediately. Anyone else who wanted to join the suit could go too.

Instead we have a PR war that is slandering millions of IBOs around the world with baseless accusations that we are doing what TEAM IBOs apparently did. TEAM is claiming in it’s lawsuit that IBOs like myself are buying products because we are “forced” to. TEAM is claiming in it’s lawsuit that IBOs like myself are not retailing products to non-IBO customers. TEAM is claiming that IBOs like myself are enticing people to join an illegal business. And what’s more, TEAM is claiming I’m too stupid to be aware of it.

TEAM is wrong on all counts.

*I* buy the products cause I like them and want them. *I* sell the products to customers at a profit. *I* run my business like a business and *I* know exactly what I’m doing and why I’m doing it.

If you want to go to a court and say “I was breaking Quixtar rules and running an illegal pyramid - arrest me”, well go for it, you have my support. But stop accusing me and tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, of IBOs like me of doing what you did. It’s the antithesis of ethical.

Current Mood: infuriatedinfuriated
05 May 2007 @ 01:35 pm
Just found another new Amway site to blog about - http://www.amway-experience.com
Current Mood: crankycranky
04 May 2007 @ 07:24 pm
We've heard that Artistry is a top 5 prestige brand, and also that Nutrilite is the #1 nutritional brand, but unfortunately the euromonitor reports cost a small fortune (or a diamond bonus :-) )

Just found something interesting though, a sample from Euromonitor's "Executive Summary of the Global Cosmetics & Toiletries Market"

Nothing global on Artistry, but it does report on Amway India and say Artistry was #9 in all cosmetics and toiletries in India in 2003 (not just prestige cosmetics) and it also says in the footnotes "Nutrilite is the world's largest dietary supplement brand"

So there we go, third party source.

If I can find more I'll blog it on Get the Facts - The Truth About Amway and Quixtar
Current Mood: calmcalm
26 April 2007 @ 02:32 am
Over on another livejournal blog the author has believed the Amway/Quixtar Myth Internet Echo Chamber and titled a post "MLM or Pyramid Schemes" - basically stating that MLMs *are* illegal Pyramid Schemes.

No dude, they're not. In legitimate MLMs you only make money by getting products through to consumers. In MLMs like Amway and Quixtar you only make money by moving legitimate products through to legitimate consumers - just like any other business.

I'm trying in the comments to explain the difference, but as commonly happens when facts are presented, they resort to name calling. I'm apparently suffering from "true believer syndrome". They of course ignored the fact that evidence I provided came from authorities such as the UN, Reader's Digest, NSF, Euromonitor, ConsumerLabs, Consumer Reports, US Chamber of Commerce etc etc

But no, I simply don't understand because I'm brainwashed or something.

I have to say, these idiots really p*** me off.
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