Monday, June 27, 2011

Trade Show at Puryear Family Reunion 2011

Seeing as how I have such “fond” memories of the trade show at Family Reunion I thought I’d check the WWDB web page and see if there’s any mention of the kind of trade show treats that await the poor bastards going to the Amway WWDB Family Reunion in Boise Idaho in July 2011.

This year’s fakey trade show seems slightly different than the one I attended. They’re calling the Friday night trade show workshops and seminars. It sounds like it might be more or less the same thing as the trade show I went to. Booths and demos. Stingy demos judging by the dixie cup of Perfect Water and packet of one use Artistry face cream that we received.

How’s this for a way to kill a Friday night?

1. Learning about standing orders and digital delivery. Yeah right. I’d rather be learning this bullshit than attending a Friday night Rolling Stones concert.

2. Introducing the new WWDB app. Yeah sucks if you don’t have an iPhone. Expect the cult leaders to be riding their downline’s asses to buy new phones so they can buy this new app. More money flushed down the old Amway tool scam toilet!

3. Demonstrating how Legacy of Clean works. Here’s a news flash for those pompous Amway bastards. Most women learned how to operate a washing machine and dishwasher by the time they were twelve years old. Sorry guys this might have been a skill that took you a little longer to learn! We all know how to use laundry soap and dishwasher soap. We figured it out a long time ago. Through trial and error over the years we figured out which detergents do a good job of getting our clothes/dishes clean. We know the approximate prices of just about every soap out there because we’re good comparison shoppers. We know a good deal and will buy an extra one if its on sale. We all know that Amway’s soap is overpriced and there are better, less expensive options in the market. You can be pretty certain whoever is demonstrating this bullshit had to go to a lot of trouble to find maybe the one soap out there in the world that doesn’t clean as well as Amway.

4. Nutrilite Weight Management. Uh huh. Judging by some of the speakers who hit the stage we all see how good this product works! There’s about a 95% failure rate for people who try diets like this. Almost the same odds as the failure rate of people who don’t earn money in Amway. This is one company that loves to stack the odds against you and design their systems for failure!

5. Fast Track! Make money! Yeah, yeah! I’ve heard it all before! They were calling it Fast Track when we were in too!

6. Artistry will be there again doling out stingy sized sample packets. Avon is more generous with their samples. Less expensive. More variety. Need I say more? Artistry sucks!

So that tells me about 6 exhibitors/snake oil pitchers will be at the trade show. In my previous post I didn’t remember how many though I thought less than 10. We zipped through the trade fair in less than 20 minutes. This time they’re forcing “serious business builders” to stay a little longer by enticing them with “very important” seminars spaced out over a couple of hours. The seminars and demos start at various times between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Don’t get your undies in a knot. Those seminars last about 5 minutes. There’s only so many ways you can bullshit about a lousy product.

There are more fun ways to spend a hot July weekend in Boise. Waterpark anyone?


  1. Amway is not a cult. It is not a scam.

    The idea is genious and the products are outstanding! Artistry is one of the leading skin cares in the world. It sponsors Miss America and is used by Sandra Bullock. Nutrilite is the world's leading brand of vitamins. These brands are top notch and are only distributed through Amway. Amway has been debt free for over 52 in over 80 countries...and sales growth is now up to $9.2 billion. EVERYTHING about it is fair and legal.

  2. Hello Anonymous from El Monte, California. Yet another brainwashed IBO who shows up here with some canned Amway tape speak response. Seeing as how you found your way here searching for Puryear's Family Reunion in Boise Idaho I have to wonder why you're being a very bad IBO and you're still at home instead of busting your ass getting to Boise.

    There is nothing about Amway that is fair to the people it has destroyed. Is it legal? I'm sure its army of lawyers is making sure the Amway business is on the right side of the law. Scamming the IBO's is another story and is the reason Amway ends up in the courts and the media.

  3. Of course Amway is debt free. It has its IBO's to take on the debt for them with maxed out credit cards and emptied bank accounts for all those important "tools" (i.e. tons of mindless motivational CDs, books and seminars to keep the masses from thinking for themselves and realizing they have been taken while their higher ups have enriched themselves on them) as well as grossly over-priced products which IBO's basically sell to themselves. Interesting "business".

    Write back in 5... 10... 15 years and tell us then how much of that "$9.2 billion" found its way into YOUR pocket. If you are still in Amway, I'm sure you'll insist you are "still on my path to riches. And they assure me it'll happen any day now... yep, any day now..."

  4. Anon, When ibos pay 80.00 for 12.00 vitamins. Then it is a scam and no diff than monavie.

  5. Anonymous - aren't most cults debt free?

    We'll never hear from El Monte again. My guess has been in "the business" for less than 2 months.

  6. Colin - you'll never get any cult follower to believe anything less than the Amway products are fairly priced due to their high quality.

    They don't realize until after they've gotten out of Amway that they were scammed.

    Same with most people who've been scammed. By the time they realize it their money is gone.

  7. After reading all the eloquent opinions, I must say that most of you sound like real winners in life. Folk’s success requires effort, whether it’s the Amway business or any other worthwhile endeavor. From what I read throughout this blog I'm sure you are all succeeding amazingly well at BBQ, tailgating, beer drinking, and watching TV. Good luck with that, hope you find great comfort in those activities in years to come. I suppose that fumbling though life in a dazed condition eases the disappointment of being an underachiever and never accomplishing anything of substance. I’ll offer my advise, do as you wish with it; in order to succeed at anything worth while you will require 4 critical elements; 1. A solid plan, 2. A realistic time line, 3. Measurable results, 4. Willingness to put forth honest effort. Hope some of you take that to heart! If not, well its America, you also have the right to do nothing and succed at that.

    1. At least going to BBQ's, tailgating, beer drinking, and watching TV is more productive than getting brainwashed by a bunch of assholes in the Amway cult!

      I'm an underachiever? We own a business, own a house, own nice cars, take nice vacations, and earn more than Amway's literature says their Diamonds earn. You must have a pretty low opinion of those asshole Amway Diamonds!

    2. All a bunch of the usual Amway psychobabble. Of the Ambot's 4 critical elements, I doubt he (she) follows 2 and 3. The "realistic time line" they are given at the time they are hooked into the scam is 2 to 5 years. That timeline magically starts to stretch further and further out as they are in longer and longer, always being told "success is just around the corner". And Ambots are discouraged to look at "measurable results". That would be "negative" and "stinkin' thinkin' ". Keeping track of all the money being lost buying useless products to keep the ol' PV going, the money spent on endless brainwashing meetings and CD's, etc is considered negative, and instead they are told to just stare at the pictures of mansions and yachts and lifestyles of the rich and famous pinned on their refrigerator and just "dream, dream, dream" and pay no attention to the upline hand in their pocket. Never mind that nasty ol' reality. As for putting forth an honest effort, the sad game of the upline is no matter how many hours the IBO puts in, no matter how much money they spend on useless tools, no matter how they follow to the letter exactly what their upline is telling them to do, when they don't make money the upline will say "you haven't done enough". Blame the victim. Works great in Amway. Since there is no set standard of what exactly is "doing enough", the upline will ALWAYS say the downline hasn't done enough and it is their own fault they are losing money left and right. Couldn't be the flawed Amway pyramid scheme that has a less than 1% chance of success (by Amway's own literature). Ohhhh nooooo! lol

      Can't take an Ambot seriously when they play the black and white world of Amway. i.e. anyone not in Amway is automatically a tailgating, beer drinking lazy loser. Part of the brainwashing is thinking in absolutes, Anonymous. And, boy, are you brainwashed. Sorry about that. If you are in Amway I know for a FACT I make more in a year than you, plus I have paid healthcare, dental, good-sized bank account and very generous pension plan through my J.O.B. And I like my work, my co-workers and have a fantastic boss who doesn't call me at all hours wanting to know what I am doing and telling me how to live my life.... you know, like an Amway upline does.


    3. Anonymous - you sound like a Sarah Palin supporter (I betcha she has goddess-like status in Scamway - just a hunch). Let me explain. People who don't like Sarah Palin and think she's a fraud spew all kinds of invective and nastiness over message boards, etc., and Palin supporters (like you with the Amway criticisms) mistake these as some kind of jealousy. Actually, people get pissed about Sarah Palin because it is human nature to lash out at shysters and frauds. Do not mistake our anger here, Mr. Anonymous, as being some sort of jealousy or envy or your faulty and corrupt organization. I, like Anna, make more (net) income in one year than a typical diamond, have a nice car and am not a slave to the j.o.b. So, we're just mad because you guys perpetrate a scam, and no other reason. Got it? M-

    4. S/he was just the typical drive by ambot I get showing up here to spout off some bullshit amspeak they heard some Amway cult leader tell them. They all think they're so original. Not! Ambots! Can't think for themselves!

  8. I suppose with anything there comes negative bloggers and I am sorry you have such a rotten opinion of amway and wwdb, I know within the Canadian orginization I am apart of there have now been about 60 individuals who have retired from their 9-5 jobs, this is not speculation, this is fact, and you can say it is because people are getting scammed if you choose, but I simply do not see it as so.

    Again I find it unfortunate that you perhaps had an unqualified upline, and respect the fact that you are trying to in your own opinion "help" people, but people are free to make their own choices whether you think they should or not, perhaps if you spent as much time building an amway business as you do negatively blogging, you too could have been financially independent.

    Wishing you all the best,



Comments are moderated but we publish just about everything. Even brainwashed ambots who show up here to accuse us of not trying hard enough and that we are lazy, quitters, negative, unchristian dreamstealers. Like we haven’t heard that Amspeak abuse from the assholes in our upline!

If your comment didn’t get published it could be one of these reasons:
1. Is it the weekend? We don’t moderate comments on weekends. Maybe not every day during the week either. Patience.
2. Racist/bigoted comments? Take that shit somewhere else.
3. Naming names? Public figures like politicians and actors and people known in Amway are probably OK – the owners, Diamonds with CDs or who speak at functions, people in Amway’s publicity department who write press releases and blogs. Its humiliating for people to admit their association with Amway so respect their privacy if they’re not out there telling everyone about the love of their life.
4. Gossip that serves no purpose. There are other places to dish about what Diamonds are having affairs or guessing why they’re getting divorced. If you absolutely must share that here – don’t name names. I get too many nosy ambots searching for this. Lets not help them find this shit.
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