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    It's definitely nit something I would get involved in. There is a couple in our circle of friends who got very into it and managed to alienate most people by constantly recruiting. In saying that, after I think 6 or 7 years the wife is using amway as her source of income. Definitely not worth the sacrifices that it's taken to get there IMO, the cost or even the fact that she still has to go to meetings several times a week. It's all very cult like to me. I could go on but I'll can it for now!


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    You don't just start an Amway business and there is no training or deadlines to meet targets. It is something you choose to do at your own pace.
    I was an IBO with Network 21 which featured Amway products.
    I used to do the pamper parties which was great fun.
    But it wasn't all about selling Amway products, it was about Networking.
    I went on some fantastic trips and to some great meetings, made heaps of friends. Some of those were very successful but remained honest down to earth people. My group included Matty Rogers (plays for Titans) and his wife Chloe Maxwell.
    Yes there can be some very OTT people, but usually they are the ones who aren't very well informed of what it is all about.
    The only reason I stopped was because of a relationship breakdown and I moved away and lost touch.

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    ^^ My step mum is definitely very informed as to what it's about. She intends to make a lot of money from Amway, she knows the ins and outs etc. Her desperation to be one of the people at the top has consumed her, and that's exactly why it's a pyramid scheme - the people at the top NEED people at the bottom to do that. She is very driven, and I actually think she *could* be one of the people who actually make it. But not before losing her friends and family, which she is sadly blind to in her money hungry frenzy.

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    I didn't know Amway still existed! Some useful cleaning products but overpriced and the pressure to join up and sell puts me off. I really hate pyramid direct selling businesses like this. They encourage you to use friends and see them as potential $$ instead of as friends. How to lose friends and alienate people...

    If the product was actually good and value for money it would be sold without the need to pressure your friends and family connections.

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    The History of Amway Australia - Start your own business with the global leader in multilevel marketing.
    ^ From the Amway website. Sounds like individuals starting their own business to me

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    run for your life!!!

    Amway still exists - they just have some twist where they are sold along side other products with that network 21 thing.

    So they have various products/brands now and also have grocery shopping.

    My friend did the sell on me - I was weak and paid the $65 to join up. Haven't brought a thing.

    It's still phyramid selling, but now they call it the pipeline.

    The products are pretty good, particulary the artistry makeup and the vitamins. The toothpaste and stuff is great too.

    BUT, ultimately the ppl high up in the pipeline and the owners make most of the money while you do most of the work. Its also an American company so profits are going offshore. And it is selling pass products like cools/woolies. It's a philosophy I really couldn't support.

    I tell you what if you are that good at selling that you can get ANYWAY to buy anything - put your skills into something more profitable and independent. I work for a financial adviser and he works half as hard as the women I know who does Amway and is making a HEAP more money then her.

    Waste of time in my opinion.

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    If you hate your friends and family go for it. It is a great way to alienate people and drive them away. Just mention Amway every time you see them and they will stop bothering you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Opinionated View Post
    If you hate your friends and family go for it. It is a great way to alienate people and drive them away. Just mention Amway every time you see them and they will stop bothering you.
    I almost spat my drink everywhere

    I can not believe they are still around!!!!


 

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