Wednesday, February 15, 2012
From time to time I’ve brought up links to items that are useful to people searching for answers about Amway. Recently a few links have come up again in the comments section so for anyone that missed some of these or any new readers, these might be useful reading and listening.
Merchants of Deception was written by former Emerald Eric Scheibeler. He talks about the brainwashing and how he only earned about $35,000/year when he was at a level where he expected to be earning at least 100k based on Amway propaganda and what he’d heard from Diamond speakers. He uncovered the real money to be made in Amway was the sale of motivational materials - books, tapes/CDs, and speaking at functions. Its a really chilling read at times. Everything he said about Amway meetings I heard the same thing too. I could have been there. What he described was what I’d experienced. And most importantly he tells how 99% of IBOs will never make money in Amway.
it shows the lies that were told to us were the same lies he heard and the realization that no matter how hard we tried to make money at Amway, it just ain’t possible. Reading
A few years ago NBC Dateline exposed the Amway scam. They covered the brainwashing and showed scenes at arenas that show this cult in action. They catch IBO’s lying - not that that’s difficult! They all lie! The above author Eric Scheibeler is interviewed for this TV show.
Steve Hassan has helped deprogram former Amway cult members and members of other mind control cults as well. There is a 2 part interview on Youtube about the Amway cult.
Pyramid Scheme alert has resources and they deal with all pyramid schemes, not just Amway.
Here’s a link to some WWDB/Amway bullshit propaganda. All the circles and double back talk about how much money you “could” earn in Amway if you find a few people who can duplicate what you do and they find a few people and so on and so on and they include as part of your earnings a potential savings of a couple hundred bucks - difference between Amway retail and wholesale - if you buy around $600 worth of shitty overpriced Amway products. In small print you will see the actual percentage of people earning money - a fraction of 1% of IBO’s.
If some scheming lying ambot tells you that Amway has the best possible BBB rating, send them to Amway’s web page with the rules of conduct that state the BBB doesn’t allow its names used as an endorsement of products and services and that IBO’s are not allowed to represent to anyone either orally or in writing that Amway’s products and services are endorsed by the BBB. Gee how many times have I seen an ambot leave a comment on my blog bragging about Amway’s fabled BBB rating! Little bastards breaking their beloved companys rules! Oh well. What else is new. Its all about being a lying scamming Amway asshole and trying to impress others with phony claims. Like who gives a flying fuck! The BBB is there to help consumers who get ripped off by companies like Amway! They don’t endorse companies. And how does an Amway IBO respond when faced with the truth? “Oh but I’m a fucking Amway loser ambot. I can do and say whatever I want.” And then they go into hiding. At just about every Amway meeting I attended our cult leaders would break Amway’s rules and brag about how much the BBB loves Amway.