Tuesday, September 6, 2011
I See Doom and Gloom!
The thing I’ve noticed about Amway ambots is that they are the most negative people around. At every Amway meeting I attended our Platinum would moan and bitch about all the bad things happening in the world.
Seeing as how I didn’t like him and wrote off everything he said as a lie, I saw it was all a ploy to brainwash ambots into thinking that their only salvation from all the doom and gloom in the world is Amway.
Our country hasn’t fully recovered from events that happened around 2008. Recession, house values sinking, job loss, and all the other lovely things the Platinum focused on at Amway meetings for the first hour or so. All the bad things going on. He’d talk about how people were at high levels of debt. He’d brag about being debt free but I knew he was lying. He’d recently bought his first home and there is no way in hell that he paid cash for it. Like everyone else he and his wife saved up for a down payment, applied for a mortgage, and moved in. I’m sure he’s the type of person who has a line of credit on his house. He’d need that credit line to pay off all the credit card bills that accumulate thanks to the Amway business and for faking it to everyone he knows about how good business is going and he drives a nice car, and blah, blah, blah. All of us who own houses and cars and have kids know all about unexpected expenses.
Do I know for sure that our former Platinum has a line of credit against the equity on his house? Nope. But I say its a good guess because our Emerald tried to convince Ambot to do that so he could pay off his credit card debt he ran up thanks to Amway and then when his credit card was down to zero balance there’d be more toom to keep buying Amway products and tools. Our Platinum told us he was debt free and had paid off his credit card debt and whatever other debts he had thanks to Amway. I don’t think it was thanks to Amway at all other than someone involved in Amway told him to take out the equity line of credit on his house and use it to pay off debt. If he had to sell his house right now he’d probably be able to sell it for around the same amount of money he paid for it maybe a bit more. House prices around here have stayed the same for the past 5 years not going up not going down. He’s not in the greatest part of town and he’s not too good at dealing with home maintenance not to mention that bathroom an army of downline IBO’s wanna be plumbers and electricians put in that’s not up to code. All it takes is the buyer’s home inspector to put the kibash on that sale! Who knows? Perhaps he’s planning to live there for awhile but as long as he’s in Amway and uses that line of credit to pay off his bills he’s never going to make much equity.
At least the Emerald didn’t give him some dumb ass advice to sell his house, use the equity to pay off his debt, and then find a place to rent while he saves up to buy a house again. So at least he’s got a house. He’s got real property. Probably no equity! Probably not going to lose money when he sells. And yes I know he wants to sell because Amway is going to fund his dreams of buying Puryear’s river house!
Still he bitches about the economy, the nation’s debt load, businesses closing down, house prices sinking, people losing jobs, bankruptcy, foreclosures, etc etc. Shit! Nothing like combining an already depressing Amway meeting with all the depressing stuff that’s going on in the world. Like Amway talk isn’t depressing all on its own without bringing in outside forces!
Then he tells everyone in the room that because they’re in Amway they won’t have to worry about any of the problems plaguing the rest of the world. They’ll be able to pay cash for their houses and everything else they want. And they’ll be able to do this how? Because they’re loading up their credit cards with more debt buying Amway products?
This is what happens when you take financial advise from an unqualified financial advisor. This is what happens when you “counsel” with upline who are only looking out for themselves and how they can make money off you. I didn’t believe any of that bullshit about how they’re helping us and helping others. Helping themselves get rich and causing misery in other people’s lives is more like it.
Go to an Amway meeting and hear about all the bad things happening in the world plus the cult leader’s exaggerated spin on world events.
Doom and gloom. That’s all I ever got out of Scamway!