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Thread: a pyramid company taking our town by a storm

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    Lightbulb a pyramid company taking our town by a storm

    I've always been told pyramids are a scheme and don't work, we have one circulating in our town that people are seeing amazing results - I won't name the product but it is a health drink , a friend has already returned back to work after suffering for 2 years with fibromyalgia ,and bought into the company 3 weeks ago. the problem I have ,is the only way to get the product is by getting 3 other people (and almost $200.00 start kit )to sign up too. I have a problem with that. We live only on Social Security. ,and don't have a lot of money to spend extravagantly. I have seen what's its doing for these people ,and its amazing.One friend's $200 .00 starter kit has already made her 800.00 , in 3 weeks. So I'm torn on this decision. Would you buy into a company that's a pyramid ,knowing this product can help your health.?

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    I still don't believe it. Take your time and wait a bit.

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    NO! Please do not jump into this. Do a whole lot of background checking on this one and others. I have never heard of a pyramid scheme that was legit. Soon there may be many people doing this pyramid and then who would need to buy from you. If the product was that good it would be sold to all. And there would be no charge to get it. After all selling retail would bring in more money for the company selling it.

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    buy a couple of bottles from your friend to satisfy your curiosity. Let the rest of the sheeple follow the herd.

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    Consult with your Doctor before taking this product. I do not go along with this type of scheme. Watch your money.

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    I wouldn't do it.

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    Have the ingredients for the health drink been approved by the FDA? You don't have any idea what is in it and I am always cautious about so called "herbal or natural" remedies. Foxglove is natural too but it can kill you because it is what they make digitalis from.
    As for getting other people to buy in so you get your money, how many people in town are there left to join? With all pyramid schemes, only the first few actually get money.

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    I agree with everyone else. Check out the ingredients and definitely check out this company. The BBB will/should have information on this. Your friend may be back to work for right now but for how long. What are the side effects down the road and can this drink be taken with any of your friend's other meds. If this has grapefruit in it and he/she's on meds for cholesterol, the drink will kill the effects of the cholesterol meds. There are many natural herbs that people are allergic to also. Do your research first. Usually, it's the first few at the bottom who make the money and that's where it stop's.

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    No I wouldn't. Almost got sucked into Amway once. The products may be decent, but the bottom line is that you need to keep recruiting more people to make any money. It's a racket, in my opinion.
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    Noni Juice? I personally tried it a decade ago, enjoyed the juice's taste, didn't particularly see *instant* health changes, and found the way/price/effort to buy it totally off-putting. Not for me.

    There's a reason we don't hear much about these products after the initial push and hullabaloo.

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    Google it!

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    I always wondered about Amway - 35 years ago a friend of mine sold it and tried like crazy to get me to sell it. I really liked several of the products and would buy them from her but I cannot sell a bleeding man a bandage. And it seemed crazy to me that if everyone becomes a salesman, who will be left to buy the product? So as the years went buy, she quit selling it and I was never able to get the products. The about 15 years ago I met another person and he was more interested in making me a salesperson than selling me the product. I could not convince him it was better to put me in touch with someone that wanted to sell the product, than ask me the sell it. I have not had any Amway products in my home for over 15 years.

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    I think you should name the product! Someone here may have had some experience with it or know more about it. I think it's a good suggestion for you to buy some of the product from a friend and try it or check it out to see what's in it? Maybe ephedrine?

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    Sounds like a scam. If it was a good product, they would sell it. Since all the hype is about recruiting more people, count on it running it's course in 6 months, running out of new people to recruit, and they will be gone.

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    If these so called "health" drinks are really so wonderful and can cure so many things, the drug companies would be all over them. The big drug companies would be buying these pyramid companies. Remember what they say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't true.

    I sold Shaklee products for years and loved them! Amway is still available in my area. Look in your phone book, quiltingcandy or google Amway to see who in your area is selling the products.

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    I attended a scam program once, no one could tell me what the product did only how to sell it! All the men fell for it, I left early.

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    Once years ago I had a slick salesman stop by the motel to sell me a product to remove water spots and scale from the stalls fast and easy. Well I asked him to demo the product and we would talk. 1 1/2 hours later he came back from the room I put him in and gave up. It was not quick or easy and he was tired and sweaty.

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    I would save your money - these things that "seem to good to be true" usually are - and I would question whether your friend really made $800.00 that quick - if it was that easy we all would do it. I think you will see soon that this isn't working and your friend will be out his money.

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    Do not get involved with this pyramid scheme. If you think you need a wonder tonic, consult a doctor or a nutritionist before spending any money. You worked too hard all your life to be giving your money to some snake oil salesmen. Remember what Barnimun Bailey used to say "There's a sucker born every minute".
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    Run away from his as fast as you can, laughing at all those who got sucked in!

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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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    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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    These schemes are designed for the initial investor to make the bulb of the money.

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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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    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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