Monday, July 21, 2014

Typical 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". Or "We don' do that anymore" Or "Amway is new and different". 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. At a glance, it look like Amway simply declared more IBO's as inactive, thus bringing the average up. 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...

why did u get BANNED from I thought you were somebody there? Lying POS...

Joecool said...

Ohein56 AKA Kerry Hein. Who got banned from Not me. Sucker!

Loser! Idiot!

Joecool said...

Dang, Kerry Ohein has 195 return visits to this blog. I didn't realize you were such a big fan. Did you read and comment on the article I wrote about you? LOL

When are you coming to Hawaii? It might be fun meeting up with you on the old Pali Road. LOL

Maybe you can drink some "Hawaiian punch". LOL

Joecool said...

Since I'm not banned at, that makes you a lying POS!

Anonymous said...

Is this the Ohein that was the subject of a post not to long ago? If so, he is just a classic troll. Nothing more or less.

Joecool said...

Yeah, Ohein is a troll. What's funny is we had a flame war at one time. He lost his cool and demanded that I name a time and place to meet and settle our differences. Wouldn't you know it he no showed. Then last month he kept asking for a rematch so I told him Las Vegas again and he said he was busy and couldn't make it.

I think he's scared shitless chicken. Oh, and I has an open invitation for him to meet me in Honolulu where I live and he said no.