Monday, May 25, 2015
One Million Visitors!
Wow! We had our 1,000,000 visitor last week! This calls for a celebration and today is Suzy’s story.
Hi everyone! Sue here, one of the Bananas! My husband and I live in Colorado and we were in Amway and WWDB a few years ago for about 5 months. The jerk who signed us up cost us a lot of money and grief. He worked with my husband and sucked him in with lines like don’t you want your wife to be home for your children, and don’t you want to be a business owner so you can choose your own hours and be home with your family. Sound familiar? Now that I know more about how Scamway is run and reading so many comments, this is a common Ambot line.
I’d never heard of Amway. When we joined it was Quixtar changing name back to Amway. Either name it sounded slimy to me. We were told we’d be making $10,000/month after 6 months. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Just goes to show what drawing circles and throwing numbers around does to confuse people. I tried to be supportive, I wanted make back the money we were losing. Talk about losing, that’s what Amway is all about. You lose your money, you lose your mind, you lose your friends, you lose your family, and you lose your job.
I didn’t mind a lot of the people we met in Amway. They were nice, but looking back I can see they were over the top nice. I liked a lot of the women and I thought they had pretty decent lifestyles thanks to Amway. They fooled me. I thought they liked me too, but they all dropped me after we left Amway.
I found out after the fact that my husband and the idiot who signed us up had been warned by their boss to shape up or ship out. They were spending too much company time on Amway stuff and were being obnoxious to their coworkers. The warning didn’t help. Every time they got a phone call or text from their upline they dropped what they were doing to discuss “important” Amway business, like who can bring chairs to tonight’s meeting. They both got fired. That put us in a bad spot financially and we had to reevaluate our life fast. I put together a spreadsheet of the money we’d wasted in Amway and the money we’d earned. And I’m not even talking about what we paid the babysitter while we attended endless Amway meetings. To save money I’d say, you go, I’ll stay at home. They always say the same thing at every meeting anyway so I’m not missing anything. I’d be wavering about going to a meeting, and he would counsel with upline, and then a woman in the upline would phone and tell me very important things would be discussed at tonight’s meeting and talk me into going. Lies. It would always be the same as the last Amway meeting we went to. Nothing new. We spent over $5,000 on Amway and made back less than $200, a combo of the little kickback we got for buying at least 100PV in Amway products each month which was around $9 to $15 each month depending on how much we bought, plus a few more dollars on commission on products we sold to people we knew who were nice enough to help us out but avoided us afterwards. We talked a couple of people into coming to board plan meetings but no one signed up. The only way to make money in Amway is to scam others into signing up and buying products and making a small commission off them. How can we live with ourselves knowing the only way we can make money is by lying to others and making them lose money too? I started to convince my husband to quit Amway, but he was also swayed by his upline, who said how perfect it was he’d lost his job because he can now devote all his time to Amway.
I searched online for information about Amway and found other women in the same boat as me and we formed a little support group. Thank you ladies for helping me keep my sanity! I read Merchants of Deception and encouraged my husband to read it too. He finally saw the light. What chance do people like us have to make money when we have no downline and can’t profit from the Amway tool scam?
We got really lucky and my husband found a job in 2 weeks. We decided to get our finances and our lives back on track and quit Amway.
The people in our upline were brutal. They phoned and texted us with never ending insults telling us we’re going to be broke losers for the rest of our lives and that we’ll never retire. And those were probably the nicest things they said to us. The heartless, cruel, ruthless attack we were subjected to was a 180 from the very nice people we’d met a few months earlier.
Many companies learn the hard way they don’t want a group of women pissed off at them. Companies like Amway, are arrogant enough to ignore pissed off customers. We got this blog underway and I wrote a lot of posts in the first year. Our first blog casualty was our blog master who kept the blog registered, up and running, uploaded new posts, and moderated comments. After a few months another person stepped in and is still keeping this blog up and running for us. Hip hip hooray! I’m sure I had nothing to do with our first casualty! I was pregnant at the time. Maybe all those hormones kicking in helped me write posts, but I took a maternity leave for about a year and then came back to moderate the comments. Yeah, you heard me! If your comment doesn’t get posted then you can bitch at me! See if that gets you anywhere. Delete! Just about every comment gets approved, except I’m not releasing any more comments from the Amway masturbator. The first few times it was funny, but how many times do we need to hear about a sex fetish involving Amway products? I’ve been going over old blog posts and revising them, but I don’t have the time or the hormone energy level that I had a few years ago to write posts!
What have I learned from looking at all the comments before publishing them? Most people are genuine and have been hurt by Amway. They’re looking for a place to help them heal and where they can help others by sharing their stories. Comments left by people in Amway – Ambots! – can be really nasty. Nothing Ambots say that I haven’t heard or read here before. People in Amway are ugly, nasty, vicious, scum of the earth bastards. That’s nothing new to me. People in Amway are bullies. Again, not news to me. I have firsthand real life experience before this blog was ever born. And like most bullies, people in Amway are cowards.
I try to check throughout the day for comments, but sometimes I forget or I’m out, or I’ve checked a few times and there’s nothing there, so I stop checking, so if you don’t see your comment published as soon as you like, what can I say? We’re like Amway, no complaint desk! They always told me at Amway meetings, I was in Amway to help others. This blog has been a remarkable experience and has helped a lot of people. Being part of this blog was probably not what the upline had in mind for me to help others! LOL!
If you want to leave a comment and say hi to me, I might even say hi back, but not if you’re an Amway jerk because I don’t like you. If an Ambot wants to bitch at me that the reason my husband failed at Amway is because I’m an unsupportive wife or anything else that ambots are experts at bitching about, and I can’t see your location because it’s a mobile device or you use hide my ass then your comment won’t be published. Delete! Fun times for me! You’d already know that if you read our disclaimers before leaving a comment. So don’t piss me off! Do you want to take your chances and find out if I’m as nice as Anna! If you don’t like the way I moderate comments, then that tells us you’re an Amway creep who tried to leave a creepy comment.
When I’m not being a Banana, I’m an eBay seller, mostly children’s and maternity clothes. There are a few other things I keep on the lookout for, but children’s clothes are mostly my niche. It’s not a living, but combined with my husband’s income, I can work at home and be here when the kids get home from school. And I make more money thanI did in Amway. Yes!
Thanks to our readers who’ve helped make this blog a success. Here’s to our next million visitors!