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a pyramid company taking our town by a storm

Old 03-20-2014, 03:23 AM
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the only way to make money with those schemes is to recruit more people - RUN - don't walk to the nearest exit
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:35 AM
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If it's Spark or Plexus (sp?), everybody and their brother is selling it around here. I can't speak as to the effectiveness of either, but I can't use Spark anyway due to having a bad reaction to sucralose, one of its ingredients.

From what I've seen in other pyramid schemes (aka "multilevel marketing"), only the handful of people at the top actually make any real money. Unless you get lucky, you'd have to get in quick and do your thing before the competition floods the market. Bad thing is, you usually have to recruit your competition! Ugh!

I sometimes sell my quilts at local events, and you should see the MLM vendors trying to beat each other to get a spot in the event. Usually the event organizer only allows one vendor per company, and the competition can get downright ugly.

My vote is to stay away, especially if there is already competition in your area.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:53 AM
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These schemes are designed for the initial investor to make the bulb of the money.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:58 AM
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You are posting because you have serious doubts. SS money is precious and there aren't any get rich quick schemes. In our area the Acai Berry pyramid scheme was popular a few years ago - many people got suckered.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:09 AM
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Buy a package of Boost Plus. It is very good for you, tastes great, and you can usually find a coupon for it! The Plexis craze is going strong in my town. When I hear the spill about any miracle product I pop open a Boost and keep my money in my pocket.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:11 AM
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Not a good investment IMO . A drink pyramid company flew threw here, took friends money and then crashed. Check and see if they have been around and if they have changed names of the product!
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:15 AM
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From what I understand of these type of things, people make money in the beginning so that others will join. but the more, the merrier for the upper ones. Others will fall by the wayside and end up with nothing.
Good luck on your decision.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:22 AM
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One of the links above gives the information on ingredients of "Verve". Note the high caffeine. So many people on medications are told by their doctor to NOT use caffeine with medications. Beware!
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:35 AM
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Stay away from pyramid schemes, you will only end up losing money. Don't do it. If it sounds too good to be true, it is.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:34 AM
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Sounds like it is best to sit back and watch. It is a scam, greed usually causes old people to get suckered and lose all their money. Nothing worth anything falls from the sky.
Remember the saying "A fool and their money is soon parted"? You don't want to fall into that category.
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