Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Amway Excuses

I've been a blogger now for a number of years. I've debated with Amway apologists and they ultimately resort to excuses and/or personal attacks when they run out of defenses. Food for thought, when you have to make excuses about why your opportunity isn't a scam or a pyramid scheme, that should already make you stop and think for a minute. The easy excuse is to say that "my group isn't like that". Yet I see testimonies and statements that indicate to me that things have not changed, even in all the years since I left the Amway business myself.

Even the product's prices need to be justified. That there is concentration or other factors that really make Amway stuff a better value. Strange how that better value doesn't seem to translate further once an IBO realizes that there is no residual income at the end of the rainbow. Many IBOs don't seem to mind paying for Amway stuff when they believe that they will one day walk the beaches of the world while more money than they can count will keep rolling in. When the dream fades, so does the desire to purchase these awesome products. If not, with tens of millions of former IBOs, Amway sales should be through the roof after all these years. But it hasn't. Although Amway recently reported an increase in north american sales, that wasn't the case in the last 10 years. Amway apologists even have excuses about why that is the case.

Amway also reported recently, that they have updated their average IBO income. While it is still miserable, it has gone up, although a clear explanation as to how and why they calculated the "average income" was not apparently given. So the debate continues. Critics analyzing and predicting how and why, and Amway apologists making excuses and justifying their position. Why not just be transparent and end the debate once and for all? I think most people know the answer. The bottom line for most is whether or not they make a net profit. For the vast majority of IBOs, especially the ones on the system, the answer is a net loss. It is predictable and easy to conclude. The 6-4-2 or any other version of the compensation plan clearly shows that very few people can make any decent money. If a platinum IBO typically has 100 or more IBOs, that is your answer there. It should be noted that a platinum might not even be very profitable if they are sold out on buying system tools.

So IBOs and Amway defenders, are you making money (net profit)? Or are you just making excuses?


Anonymous said...

I knew Amway wwdb was a scam. When the ibo wouldn't tell me what he's doing or name of his company. Sounds very scummy when he's evading my questions. Only good thing I see is there's no major functions in my area. There use to be feds,dream nights etc in my neighborhood 20 yrs ago. Seeing mostly young naive people get involved or immigrants in Amway.

Joecool said...

What area are you from? I just wonder if WWBD is dying off in your area.

Anonymous said...

There was wwdb dream nights at the local hotels in Vancouver BC early 1990s-mid 90s and Feds at PNE. Now I can't even find a major listing for major functions on their site in Vancouver Canada.

Anonymous said...

Actually I noticed on their site Fed is moved to USA. But they still have a Dream night at smaller venue in BC Canada. But the dream night use to be at a bigger convention center in BC canada in early 1990s.