Sunday, October 31, 2010
Did I use Artistry products?
Unknown to me Ambot bought a very expensive $60 face cream. I cringed at the price tag but seeing as how he’d already bought it, I used it. It didn’t do anything out of the ordinary for me so I didn’t buy it again after it ran out.
I usually buy makeup from a friend who sells
Avon. I shop the Avon sales. Lipstick for $1.99? I’ll take a few colors. Same with eye shadow, foundation, and nail polish. If its on sale I’ll buy a few. Deodorant at .99 cents each? I’ll stock up for a year.
Luckily I was well stocked up on
Avon products prior to Ambot getting involved in Amway. I told him I still wanted to buy Avon from our friend. Better prices, larger selection, equal quality. Ambot was outraged. “You need to support our business and buy from our store.” Yep, that’s Amway speak.
“But if I’m the only customer then we’re a bunch of idiots for selling our products too high priced,” I pointed out.
Avon stash held out pretty good during the stint with Amway. I had to sneak into the drug store to buy face cream after the expensive Amway stuff ran out. The $15 product works way better than the $60 product. Yikes! I can’t believe Ambot was so brainwashed he’d spend that kind of money when there’s a better quality product out there at a quarter of the price. With the $45 in savings we can go out and have a fairly decent dinner somewhere. Sure beats the upline splitting a $45 commission!
What really bugs me are the lies the upline said about Artistry being one of the top 5 cosmetics in the world. According to my research, depending on whose list (usually magazines do these surveys), Artistry falls somewhere between number 15 and 30, which is not too shabby in the greater scheme of things, but not in the top 5 you bunch of liars. I guess not too many IBO’s think about checking to see if their upline is lying or not. I suppose the only list where Artistry is on the top 5 is a survey run by Amway that is distributed to IBO’s only.
Forbes magazine is a reliable resource. Here is their list of the world’s top 10 selling cosmetics:
That list sounds reasonable to me as the world’s top 10. So how come I’ve heard countless times at Amway meetings that Artistry is in the Top 5? More specifically number 1 or number 2. I’m looking at the top 5 names on the Forbes list and nowhere do I see Artistry.
I’m thinking a survey must be sent out to Amway IBO’s to choose their favorite cosmetic line and like a bunch of good Ambots they all choose Artistry so that’s where upline gets their statistics from. Skewed results you bunch of liars. If I went to a poodle dog show and asked all the owners what the most popular breed of dog in the world is, I bet I know what those survey results would reveal.
So where outside Amway circles or Amway influenced surveys can we find proof that “Artistry is in the Top 5 of the world’s cosmetics”?
I think that statement is just another case of “never question upline”.