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How to avoid Quixtar/Amway folks?

  1. countrywomen profile image28
    countrywomenposted 9 years ago

    Yesterday evening when we went to Walmart then an Indian guy greeted my husband. I was busy looking for a particular home appliance and meanwhile my husband gave him his cell phone number. Just now my husband received a call from that guy and my husband told me that he would stop by in the evening. He hasn't mentioned about QUIXTAR yet but he did say he had an online business like Amazon and looking for business partners and this business provides "life long" residual income.  I haven't heard good things about those folks but still since my husband has told him to stop by I can't do anything now. My husband feels that guy seemed to be friendly but I have my doubts about his "friendliness". I want to seek some suggestions of my friends here to discourage that person from ever contacting us again.

    1) In future how to recognize/avoid such folks?
    2) What are the facts that should be shown so that their examples(my office colleague told me about it) don't make effective impression today evening when he comes to our house?

    P.S: I have nothing against their business and yet haven't heard good things about them hence I am seeking these suggestions.

  2. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 9 years ago

    Hi CW,
    Hope you had a great holiday, and that you're settling into the realities of married life :-)

    Apparently there was a recent study of 33,000 amway distributors in the UK. Only 90 made enough money to cover their investment in the business.

    A former high level distributor has written a book on the deceptive practices of this amway and quixtar.
    Have a look at http://merchantsofdeception.com/
    It's compelling reading - and it's free.

    Theres also lots of info about these companies at http://www.mlmsurvivor.com/

    Regards, Eric G.

    P.S. Somehow, I can't picture YOU shopping at Walmart lol

    1. countrywomen profile image28
      countrywomenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Eric- Thanks for that document. Now I am armed with more info to counter that person if he drops by. Btw I do like to save money whenever it is possible and find Walmart to be a good place unless we run into such folks again lol

  3. sunstreeks profile image81
    sunstreeksposted 9 years ago

    A girlfriend of mine is a quixtar representative. She pays a monthly fee of $50 or $100 or something like that to maintain her website.

    The representative chooses what the website domain is. Then the Quixtar shopping site is put on it. She has very little way to promote the business online because the website is the same for everyone and you can not promote individual pages as individual product pages are like popups (I looked into it to see if I could help her) . She does not have booklets or anything to handout to potential clients. Just business cards that have her web address on it.

    What she said she is "supposed" to do to create business is convince her friends to buy through her site (even though the products are cheaper elsewhere). Also go to local businesses like coffee shops and small mom pop dealers and try to get them to carry her products by purchasing them in quantity through her website.

    I tried to convince her that she was spending way to much on a website and that the company was making more money of it's representatives then off selling the merchandise but she would'nt believe me.

    One family I knew growing up did this for years and years when it went under the AMWAY name. They were always going to meetings and trying to make a living at it. For years they were one of the couples that put A LOT of effort into it, yet neither one of them was ever able to quit their jobs and move out of the falling apart trailer they were living in.

    In the future tell your husband its probably not a good idea to give out phone numbers in the middle of Walmart. =P

    1. countrywomen profile image28
      countrywomenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I am very cautious but my husband trusts people way more than I do.  And especially if they happen to be fellow Indians. I just left him alone for a few minutes since he wasn't so interested in shopping but next time I won't do that (he already has received enough sound bytes from me on the above issue trust me) wink LOL

      Btw I hope the above family eventually did recover from those difficult times.

      1. Inspirepub profile image78
        Inspirepubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Much like most of the people who try to make money online by writing content for sites like HubPages ... wink