One of the ways people get enticed into joining Amway is they get fed lines by upline and fall for it without actually validating the claims or without thinking it through. Sort of like an impulse buy for example. On the surface, many lines can make sense until you do the math. One very common pitch is join Amway to save and/or make money. Save 30% is what I heard. Afterall, who wouldn't want to save 30% on everyday products and maybe even make a few dollar in the process? You'd have to be crazy to refuse an offer like that right? Well yeah, until you look at it more critically and deeper.
As an IBO, you might save 30% off the full suggested retail price. The problem is that the IBO price is already highly inflated. And truthfully, Amway products have to carry inflated prices because Amway pays 30% of their intake in bonuses. SO basically, you are paying for Amway's profit, plus at least another 30+% when you purchase an Amway product. So for example, a one month supply of double x, Amway's flagship product, carries an IBO price of around $50. The suggested retail price is around $80. It's a very diffcult sale because you can buy multi viamins much cheaper and in much greater quantities at WalMart or any other retailer. That's when IBOs use the defense of high quality or that Amway vitamins have special qualites. The reality is you can get similar results for a fraction of the price.
Another piece of hype that IBOs get sucked into is residual or ongoing income. You might hear build it once and build it right and get paid forever. Well, if that were true, and you're getting money for nthing, then someone or alot of people are getting nothing for their money. But here's a great question for upline. Name 2 people who built it right, and built it once, who walked away and sit on the beaches sipping mojitos while Amway checks roll in. THey don't exist. In all my years of blogging, not a single person could name a single diamond who achieved the mahical lifelong residual income. It's why diamonds and crowns never retire and work until they die. You can debate as to how hard a diamond works, but there's no denying that they never seem to retire.
Another fancy trick is upline will tell you to join Amway, make extra money and get out of debt. Except that nobody seems to achieve this. How do you get out of debt while buying around $300 worth of overpriced products, a well as training materials such as book of the month, standing orders, and function tickets? Upline will teach get out of debt which seems good on the surface, but at the same time, will say it's ok to incur debt if it's for your Amway business. That's BS. If you're in debt and your Amway business is not generating a profit, you have no business getting deeper in debt to purchase business support materials.
These items I have discussed are the common thing that people are fooled by and they iften get caught up in hype and get sucked into the Amway vortex, thinking they are going to make money and possily get rich. Mean while you are being drained of your resources one cd or one function at a time.