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Amway/Quickstar

Postby SusanS2001 on Tue Jun 07, 2005 9:40 am

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I hope that anyone that is thinking of joining Amway/Quickstar will read or at least look over this book in the link I am supplying. It contains invaluable information to you or your family's future.

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Please feel free to inform me of any information you may have on this company.

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re: Amway/Quickstar

Postby Marc Meole on Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:36 am

I was wondering how lond it would take for Amway to make the Scam forum.
Amway was my first venture into owning my own business.

I found out a lot of things that just didn't add up and I agree it is not all on the level.

I'll have to download this book and then share some thoughts.
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Postby Chris Mihalis on Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:10 pm

Definitely one of the biggest scams out there. Its truly repugnant and disturbing that these shysters are ripping off desperate people. I remember seeing a Dateline episode that exposed Quixtar for the scam it is. I looked it up in Google, and i got this link: http://cpserverp4.com/bo/dateline_quixtar.wmv

I personally know a few people who fell for this scam. Nothing is worse however than when a family member becomes involved in it. My brother fell for this a while back. Luckily I got him out of it real quick.

I hope the company goes bankrupt and everyone in upper management gets what they deserve :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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re: Amway/Quickstar

Postby Marc Meole on Fri Jun 24, 2005 8:22 pm

I just finished reading that ebook. (boy it was long) But it got amway 100% dead on. I went through most of the same things Eric did (I was never even close to Dimond) and I was in a different part of the country with a different upline.
I sometimes wonder what happened to people in my upline. They were nice people at heart. It's amazing what the hunger for wealth will do to some people.
I'm sure when Amway was founded they never dreamed it would turn it to such a mind control bisiness. And maybe in therory at the root Amway was a good idea.
As with anything when greed takes over the kingdom will fall.

Anyway thanks for the post and lets spread the word so another generation doen't get wrapped up in this junk.
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Postby happyboy7 on Sat Jun 25, 2005 2:16 am

This is a very interesting subject. I was recruited heavily several years ago by others trying to get me into this business. I went to several meetings and really looked it over but decided not to join. I'm not sure why...but it just didn't feel right.

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Postby bayaba on Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:15 pm

Hehe I had the same expierence as some of you. The thing I do know about amway is you actually can make money. If you joined like 15 yrs ago :lol: Where i'm from in Minnesota there are millionaires from Amway but now there so saturated it would be hard to do well. But you can be successful it' s just alot harder with so much competition. I personally thought it wasn't for me.
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re: Amway/Quickstar

Postby kathyf on Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:16 am

My husband and I joined in 1980. We had just gotten married and were 23 years old. We got caught up in the "wholesome Americanism, God and family" type message that we were getting.

There were a lot of nice people to be sure. But we never made any money, just wasted a lot on tapes, books, going to rallies, and stuff we didn't really need.

We thought we were doing something good at the time, but looking back on it I can see we were really being led astray.
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Postby frankmaryr on Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:31 am

We joined in June 1981. We only use the products because they are the greatest for the price. We have never and will never try to ask anyone to join our team. But we will let anyone join if they have the same morals and beliefs as we have. This is a business that WE control. Not our upline or anybody else. I feel sorry for the Leaders of our upline. Their business will suffer if they don't keep the meetings and all the things going to succeed. We have already succeded by having that connection forever. Oh, Merry CHRISTMAS, not happy holidays.
And a Happy New Year.
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re: Amway/Quickstar

Postby scottnsarah2 on Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:41 pm

My parents used to be in this business. They have wonderful products that aren't off the wall expensive. It's not a scam or a pyramid it is a honest business my parents group had the biggest in arkansas. They were able to go to the most beautiful places, I have stayed in the Grand Opre Hotel in Nashville, TN and the Swan Hotel in Orlando, FL, the Fountain Blue Hotel in Miami, Fl twice. I will admit, they didn't make much money, but that is because the money is really in the tapes and books. It's a great business, my parent's made a lot of friends in this business that would bend over backwards for you. They are wonderful people and even though my parents are no longer in Amway, they still order the products.
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Postby scottnsarah2 on Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:45 pm

oh, and i do plan to start buying these products as soon as i can get back on my feet after christmas shopping.
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re: Amway/Quickstar

Postby mox on Fri Dec 30, 2005 10:23 am

There is nothing at all wrong with this company, they will never go bankrupt, because people support them. They make excellent products, and with one of the very first companies to make over trillion dollars (Aus) I'm sure that I'm not the only one who buys from them. The thing about Amway is, it's like Spam, no one admits to liking it, but it's still around... I wonder why Spam is still around, everyone denies buying/ eating it, yet it's got it's own shelf at our supermarkets :P
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Well That's me just sticking up for a company with a bad name and reputation. it's changed allot from the 90's and the 80's. If you have an open mind, and would like to know how it's changed, you can feel free to contact me.

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re: Amway/Quickstar

Postby ezhobby on Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:07 pm

I am a failed Amway distributor.

Why?

1) over-saturation! Waaaay too many already members. And those who aren't members aren't comfortable with the Amway name - so they stay away like the plague.

2) compensation plan is simply too difficult to understand - the PV/BV stuff drove me nuts

3) books and tapes and books and tapes and meetings and conferences. Egad - people join because they want to make more money - not because they are looking for reasons to spend all they money they do have! I was told un no uncertain terms that I would fail if I didn't buy the books and tapes, attend every weekly meeting and attend every conference within driving distance. (geez - maybe that's why I failed!!) Too much jammed down our throats. Get a membership to your local library and read some goal setting and self esteem books.

4) phone nites! Oh please give me a break. I simply could NOT spend every Wednesday evening phoning every single person I knew on a first name basis.

Amway has good products. They were one of the first to develop environmentally safe household cleaners that were of good quality. But the way they recruit and what they expect from their members isn't reasonable.

Before you start ANY MLM business, ask yourself if you can do what your sponsor does in order to recruit. If you aren't the type of person who is confortable doing what your sponsor does, then run (don't walk) away. You will not succeed.

The problem with Amway (and almost every other MLM) is 95% of their members are unable (or unwilling) to do what is required to succeed. And we can't work a business that makes us uncomfortable.

There are about 5 people in 100 who can sell ice to Eskimos. Those are the ones who will succeed in MLM. The other 95 of us need to find other ways to make extra money! :D
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Postby faganfamily1 on Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:16 pm

My sister was really involved in it ( quick star) and it just seemed so cultish to me....

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re: Amway/Quickstar

Postby frankmaryr on Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:37 pm

Susan, I am not recruiting any new IBOs. I am only offering products that someone may want to buy. Some of their products are just too unique to keep their quality a secret. I already have enough to keep me and my wife busy enough until 2010. But the way you spell Quixtar is the way I spell it. I hope you are not put out by me correcting your spelling. We have been IBOs since 6 1 81.
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re: Amway/Quickstar

Postby jert72 on Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:58 pm

Wow, it’s amazing how many Idiots can gather at the same site. Half of the entries on this site can't even spell (its Quixtar not Quickstar). No wonder you couldn't get your business off the ground, YOU CAN'T EVEN SPELL!!!

Don't quote me, but I think it must be hard to do anything with poor spelling, not to mention even log onto the business web site.

This just proves how EDUCATED these Blog's and web sites are. That’s the great thing about the internet and this country. Everyone is entitled to your their OPINION about anything.

Many people say to go to college and get a education, well my three roommates never graduated, in fact they QUIT and still owed the college tons of money. Does that mean college is a scam? Also how could they graduate if they didn't keep working at it and succeed??? Compare quitting to anything you choose to do and if you quit, you automatically can’t succeed. Go drive 300 miles, then after 150 when your butt is sore, quit and see if you made it all the way? This didn’t come off any tape or CD, its just common sense!

Simply amazing the IQ level on this site!
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