Thursday, December 11, 2014

Amway Will Have One Less Victim

Thanks to a reader for sharing they’re not getting scammed into the Amway cult. And before any fucking Amway assholes show up here and bitch that FED Free Enterprise Days ain’t going on right now, it was at the time this was written. So any Amway assholes want to show up here and bitch that FED ain’t happening right now can take their fucked up holier than thou Amway attitudes and shove it up their asses. This reader gives a very accurate description of what happens at every Amway function. No actual business advice is ever given. Why bother? Amway is a pretend business. Every Amway cult leader that speaks to the audience says exactly the same thing.


What an entertaining blog. It's a bit rough around the edges, but more informative than the FED I'm skipping right now. Yes, the FED is live right now and I'm outside listening to podcasts and reading some blogs. Maybe the readers would be interested in the opinion of a first-time attendee (and guest) at the "Function."

1. Disclaimer: I am not an IBO. And after coming to the FED I have no intention of ever spending a penny on any products or meetings or materials or conferences that this organization sells or endorses.

2. Nothing in the 3 days -not a single presentation- has been genuinely informative. There have been no business plans or spread sheets or money-management tips. No one has given the almost 4500 people any useful tips re. networking or brand management. The sum total of the entire conference is: To get this BLING you've got to keep trying and never give up. This would be acceptable from one or two speakers but it's the same message from ALL of them.

3. At the beginning of the "Function" there was a lot of patriotism - anthems and flags and salutes. This is called priming. It's bringing the audience to a state of mind that is enjoyable so that the other messages go through easily, without resistance. And this is all over the place: live pop music (with a truly talentless group) in stage; appeals to the sanctity of marriages and relationships ALL the time (a good tactic since many attendees are couples) before putting forward the exact message again.

4. The presentations by couples all follow the same routine. First the (usually pretty, usually blonde) wife speaks about how the business was challenging at the beginning and how it brought the couple together through adversity. Then the husband speaks about the adversities and tough times etc. It's a lot like bad reality TV. And, again, it's all the same as the other pretty couple. It's all the same and all of it is bad.
One pretty wife said that she climbed 9 steps to the stage, to make a point of the 9 steps of the principle (or something) but this attendee went to the other side of the auditorium and counted the steps - 7! :(

5. (Final point, though I could go on) The best thing about the "Function" is those who have come to watch. And to learn. There are scores of attendees who are clearly honest, ambitious, committed, and kind. There are many who scribble away into notepads and others who could definitely do great things - it's clear that they want to make something of themselves. And this is the worst part of it all. That so many people are bound for failure - in any pyramid there's only room for one person at the top. To anyone reading this who has had enough of "the business" I applaud you. You tried to make something of yourself. Next time, do your due diligence. I wish you way more than luck.


  1. "The sum total of the entire conference is: To get this BLING you've got to keep trying and never give up."

    Bingo. This is the entire "strategy". Meetings and seminars are all the same thing as said above. Though uplines will say "You CAN'T miss this one! You'll be behind everyone else if you do. This is THE meeting of a lifetime!" etc etc. And then the ambot dutifully goes and... same thing, different day. It's not about teaching business, it's about brainwashing the ambots to keep doing the same thing. Emptying their wallets into the Amway scam.

    1. There are tons of nearly free dvd of feds or any past functions. From ex ibos or download online free. That gives people a idea of what goes on. No need to pay 125.00 for tickets.

    2. First Anonymous - yup we all got it. This attendee NAILED IT! Nailed what goes on at every Amway function, not just FED, this is exactly how it is at every Amway function, minus the patriotic stuff on Friday night. That portion is only done at FED and for the reasons mentioned.

    3. 2nd Anonymous - I guess people could search around for those freebies if they're actually thinking about getting in Amway, do their research before rather than after. The problem is the ambot who brings the prospect gets him in front of the sack of shit Platinum who's excellent at closing sales, and convinces the prospect to sign up right then and there and put their money down. Before they can get home and do their research about Scamway.

      There's no need to be paying money to any employer for the privilege of working there or for listening to your boss speak or for any training. That's should all be covered by the employer.

      Just goes to show what brainwashing inside the Amway cult does to a person. Keeps throwing their money at the Great Amway God.

    4. Yes they are good with the peer pressure shit. Especially if you're sitting near the front front of a meeting. Then you're up against both platinum and sack of shit diamond. Everyones looking at you and they are asking why don't you sign up? I had a ex friend who I said no to at after a function. He chased me down the parkade wanting to know why not?

    5. Anonymous - I'd call it more peer ganging up rather than pressure! Then then throw in "Now's the time to get in, the business is about to explode." or "If you don't get in now everyone else will be walking the beaches of the world 6 months ahead of you." Or similar Amspeak bullshit.


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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