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Amway Global, Whats the story?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by 88_gurgel, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. 88_gurgel

    88_gurgel

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    I am sitting here in my mother in laws living room listening to a spiel about amway. I am pissed that my sister in law decided to have an amway party and I get to be included. I am not one to let unknown people into my home consuming my time. I sure as hell am not interested in buying anything on a guilt trip.

    So is it a scam? Do the beginners actually make any money? I know it used to be a pyramid scheme but I am not sure if it still is.

    Tell me the whole story.



    Edit:

    Of course my wife will probably get suckered in hook line and sinker.... Then she will end up angry with me for telling her to find a new husband.
     
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  2. 88_gurgel

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    great, he is talking about giving us all free customer numbers... yay:upeyes:
     

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    frank_drebin 1-man flash mob

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    Your friends will avoid you like the plague
     
  4. 88_gurgel

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    I am already interested in avoiding these folks. If I wanted to go buy something, I would go to the store and buy it. I don't want to sit here and watch and or listen to this crap.







    edit: I the sister in law to avoid getting in with these folks.





    edit 2: I think I am annoying the crap out of them by typing away on my computer and not listening.
     
  5. frank_drebin

    frank_drebin 1-man flash mob

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    I would stand up and yell something like

    "You can't handle the truth! Lady, we live in a world that has stores. And those stores are there to shop at whenever I see fit to purchase something. When my wife needs tampons, who's gonna do it? You? You, AMWAY LADY? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You want us to buy your schpeel and you curse Walmart. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Walmart has the best deal on Tampons this side of I85! And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives...You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me shopping at Dollar General.

    We use words like Blue Light Special, BOGO, loyalty...we use these words as the backbone to a life spent looking for true bargains. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a woman who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it! I'd rather you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a sale paper and shop with me. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you're entitled to!"

    ....or something like that...
     
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  6. 88_gurgel

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    anyone else have any insight?
     
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    they won't shut the hell up. talk talk talk.
     
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    2 words- pyramid scheme.
     
  9. roy hobbs

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    just excuse yourself and leave...

    tell them you have to go see a man about a horse...
     
  10. roy hobbs

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    ask to see a P&L (profit and loss) statement from last year...
     
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    Stick your fingers down your throat and excuse yourself.

    Let them use their "Amway" to clean it up.
     
  12. 88_gurgel

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    Great, my wife is signing up for something. :upeyes:

    I will be so pissed if she buys a bunch of this ****.
     
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    They are trying to re-brand themselves but it's the same old stuff sold the same old way...through you, your friends, their friends, etc. If you are into that, you might like scamway but unless you like to feel contant pressure to monetize your friend and family relationships (or else you are a failure) then I'd run.

    Look, you might be worried about offending your sister in law or whatever when you do as you should and run, but if she signs up she will be isolated and shunned by the family soon enough anyway.
     
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    is she spending her money or your money?
     
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    It's all HER money -- he's married! :whistling:
     
  17. roy hobbs

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    So order some ammo or a new gun online as long as you are sitting there, something in a nice gen 4 rtf...
     
  18. 88_gurgel

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    now I am supposed to be supportive of my sister in law and listen and not ignore the sales pitch

    sorry if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, its probably a duck.
     
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    might be part of why I am divorced...
     
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