Same deal with the vitamins... they're good for you and you should definitely be buying them for good health.
In a one-on-one conversation with a "sponsor", he had the nerve to use scare tactics like if I need financial help, are my friends going to lift a finger? In all fairness, if I have problems paying bills, my rent, and other expenses, they likely will not be able to. However, I know any ONE my friends will do ALOT more then ALL the people Amway person ever will.
I lied and told him that I knew someone personally who did Amway for a year, and it didn't work out. It was a lie, but I'm confident in the stories and experiences I've read online about that. He then retorted "would you ask a friend about surgery if he wasn't a surgeon"? This is also awful, b/c it implies that someone doing Amway for a year couldn't make it, then having to be in it for at least a year to get significant returns is simply a bad proposition.
I think the most amusing line I've heard was an Amway goon telling the newcomers that there's that WWDB convention coming up... you're gonna spend the gas money anyways, so check it out. IT'S 115 MILES, ONE-WAY, TO THAT CONVENTION CENTER FROM WHERE THE CURRENT AMWAY MEETING WAS BEING HELD... No, my weekend plans did NOT involve driving 115 miles, x2 for a round trip, and if it did, it'd take alot more precedence than a week long brainwashing seminar that I'd have to shell out waaay too much gas money for, not to mention $100 ticket, and 2 to 3 nights of hotel lodgeing.
They tell you Amway is a $50B business like that alone is supposed to be reassuring... McDonald's makes multitudes more $$ than Amway, but I ain't gonna go there more than once month, if ever.
I was amused how when I went to a sponsor's home for another torturous meeting (I believe the only thing that kept me from gnawing off my own arm was playing games on my phone, and making a todo list of things I need to get done when I got home) was the refreshments and snacks she served were the supposedly "inferior" brands. She wouldn't provide any of the Amway beverages and stuff.
That's the most model about Amway and MLMs... It's one thing to do a job, but they want to drag other people in to do the same thing. Never mind how this won't work for me... It really would be embarassing for me.